What’s In My Bag June 2021

Laura Synder.

Featuring The Voice COO & Powerhouse Laura Snyder


By Janice Carter Levitch Humphrey
Photos by Kathryn Harrington and Andrea hutchinson


The Voice Chief Operations Officer Laura Snyder might work discreetly out of the public eye, but behind the scenes she keeps a sharp eye on trends and newsworthy tidbits about what’s going on around town. While overseeing The Voice of Louisville’s monthly publication, juggling many day-to-day business operations in the media world, we wondered what she has in her daily bag to help her tackle the workweek. We took a peek inside her special bag of essentials to see what those most important items are and where we can find them for ourselves! 

First, let’s start with the Clayton & Crume brown leather bag. There is a special story behind this and Laura shared it with me recently: 

“I eyed this bag in the window at Clayton & Crume for months whenever my daughter and I were in NuLu shopping and having coffee. When my husband gave it to me this year for Christmas, I had to thank Sydney for taking note and seeing that purchase through!” Snyder said with a big smile. “I am always on the go and I love this bag because it is functional for personal and work needs and complements either casual or professional looks. I don’t have time or patience for multiple bags.”

When I asked Laura about what’s in her bag, she shared, “My Burberry wallet is very worn, but it was a Christmas gift years ago from a dear friend, so I’m attached to it as long as it’ll hold together. I try to do as much local shopping as possible, even for my makeup and toiletries, which are from SKYN Lounge and A Method. I don’t wear a lot, but powder and sunscreen are essentials throughout the day. Similarly, I don’t wear a lot of jewelry or accessories, but I love a statement piece like my Chanel Camellia Flowers Sunglasses, which I bought at Belle Monde Boutique in St. Matthews. I always have a snack and some reading material in my bag. My house is a block from Carmichael’s bookstore in Crescent Hill, so I’m never without quality reading material. Having a good book or magazine on hand helps me curb the temptation of aimless scrolling on my phone, which is, of course, always in my bag, but it’s probably the one thing in there that I wish I could leave behind.”

Where to find what’s in Laura’s bag: 

1. Clayton & Crume Chestnut Medium Tote, available at claytonandcrume.com.

2. Belle Monde Boutique Chanel Camellia Flowers Sunglasses, purchased at bellemondeboutique.com.

3. A Method Protection Powder, available at theAmethod.com.

4. A Method Brighten Eyes, available at theAmethod.com.

5. SKYN Lounge Zen SKYN Tinted SPF Primer color collection, available at skynlounge.com.