Laurie O’Connell’s Favorite Things

The owner/buyer of Perch shares her 10 must-haves

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Laurie O’Connell (a.k.a. LOC)— owner/buyer of Perch, a women’s contemporary retail clothing store with locations in Vail, Cherry Creek and Nantucket—shares her favorite things.

1. COLORADO MUESEM  The Colorado Snowsports Museum Hall of Fame. I have friends who get inducted each year, and it’s great to have a museum within walking distance and to be able to celebrate the sport that made Colorado famous around the world.

2. COLORADO ACTIVITY  I have to state the obvious for a Vail girl: the Berry Picker Trail. You’ve literally climbed a mountain. Then, I head to Matsuhisa in the Vail Village and get the Gardener cocktail and the king crab tempura—the ideal combo while sitting at the bar.,

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3. HOUSEWARMING GIFT  A bottle of Casamigos Blanco with Matsuhisa’s Gardener recipe attached. I mean, because isn’t it just way better than a candle? Casamigos Blanco 750ML, $35; Avon Liquor,

4. CLOTHING DESIGNER  Veronica Beard for everything! Specifically, her Scuba Hadley jacket is the perfect modern blazer. Zip in one of their dickeys, and it’s your go-to piece for when you need to step up your style game. For formal dress, I like Galvan London. They make the most stunning gowns, and the fabric and fit are perfection. Scuba Hadley Jacket, $650; Perch, Vail and Denver,

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5. COLORADO ARTIST  Maryanne Quinn from Boulder. I just commissioned a piece for my house. Her work is so happy and colorful! White Flowered Bikini on Vivid Sunset, $1,500;

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6. JEWELRY  Mark Davis bangles, because they are interesting, colorful and unique. Yellow & Green Marbled Bakelite with Yellow Sapphire, $1,800; Betteridge Jewelers, Vail,

7. SHEETS/BEDDING  I am a new-sheets addict. I love the color and creativity they can bring to my bedroom to change up the look. I really like John Robshaw for their original prints.

8. HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE  An ice-maker at the bar is the ultimate luxury! The Scotsman Brilliance Cuber, $2,180; BAC Glenwood,

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9. SHOES  My Salomon hiking shoes. I live in the mountains, so they get used a lot! Salomon Women’s XA Pro 3D V8, $129; Ptarmigan Sports, Edwards,

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10. FURNITURE  I recently bought two honeycomb chairs from West Elm for my back patio. I have already spent many summer evenings lounging in them. Montauk Outdoor Nest Chair, Antique Palm, $999; West Elm, Denver,

Categories: High Points