Meet Vanessa Barrett, our Omaha editor!
1. What were you up to before you found The Scout Guide?
I have been in visual and retail pursuits all my working life: window dresser, boutique owner, interior designer. I am currently a jewelry designer as well as Scout Guide Editor. I’m in love with the visual aspect of the guides.
2. What do you love about your current city?
Omaha has so much to offer culturally: great dining, unique shopping, and a very strong support for the arts. There is always some great event going on, large or small. It’s about the people and places that make this a great place to live.
3. What book have you been reading recently?
I love to read and always have a book going, not to mention every fashion and design magazine on the planet. I just read a biography on the duchess of windsor (fascinating). I love historical fiction and am currently reading the new series from Ken Follett.
4. Have you seen any good movies lately?
I am anxiously awaiting Anna Karenina with Kiera Knightly. Costume dramas, love them! One of my favorite films is Midnight in Paris, again so visually beautiful.
5. What is your favorite product for fall/winter?
I’m addicted to L’Occitane hand creme with shea butter. I use it all year round actually.
6. What is the local event you won’t be missing this fall/winter?
Here are some great programs at the symphony and a special series of window displays at Midtown Crossing. Love my window dresser roots!
7. What is your dream vacation?
I love to travel almost anywhere, but since this is a dream destination, I would revisit Italy. Just the beauty alone is breathtaking, not to mention the shopping and the food!