All Treats | No Tricks

Happy Halloween!

Surprise!

We love Halloween and this special time of the year! The colors. The shapes. The textures. All treats to begin the holiday season.

Delight in photographs by the talented PhotoGabi from some of favorite event experiences!

Costumes and dressing up are fun and this special memory from 2015 spotlighted a one-of-a-kind costume to honor Discovery Arts! Handmade lions from Woof & Poof were provided to our special preferred charitable partner throughout 2016.

Read more about Discovery Arts amazing work!

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Halloween is fun and can reveal a lot!

A black garbage bag was designed to be unwrapped to reveal a crate filled with artisan chocolates! Special guest favors that serve as a sweet treats; No tricks!

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Individually wrapped treat bags + boxes, filled with scary eye gumballs and local pumpkin artisan candies, were suspended and hung from a gold manzanita tree allowing children of all ages to pick their desired sweet treats. #Yummy

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Artisan chocolate vampire fang lollipops + custom “Sweet Tooth” serviettes delighted guests!

We love our preferred partners and all that they do for our team +  our many special events!

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On behalf of the entire creative team of The Huestudio + Company, we extend our very best Halloween wishes, with thanks and gratitude, for allowing us to be a small part of your special celebrations!

The Huestudio + Company | artisans of exquisitely-curated event experiences™

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Photo Credits: © PhotoGabi, 2016.

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Discover the Magic!

As we continue to Celebrate a Decade at The Huestudio + Company, we honor our many years of creative collaboration with select Preferred Charitable Partners; organizations that are uniquely special, personally-curated and extensively vetted by our team.

August 2018 spotlights the extraordinary and amazing work of Discovery Arts!

Discovery Arts is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that brings the healing power of the arts to children with cancer, serious blood disorders, and life threatening illness while they are in the hospital receiving treatment.

As one of our precious and select Preferred Charitable Partners, enjoy reading about their exemplary work with children for the past 25 years! 

Ten Things to Know and Love about Discovery Arts!

  1. Discovery Arts is Celebrating 25 Years of serving children who are in the hospital undergoing treatment for cancer or life threatening disease.
  2. Every time the Discovery Arts Team arrives at one of their hospitals, they bring an afternoon of fun, discovery and artistic adventure with their Arts Adventure Programs.
  3. During every Arts Adventure Program, each child chooses a brand new costume that they will keep. They may select from many activities like having their faces painted, making special art projects, singing, dancing, playing musical instruments, enjoying guest artists, receiving trophies, receiving a special photo keepsake of themselves, getting a Bedside Adventure Kit full of art supplies and activities, and much, much more!
  4. If a child is too ill to join in the Playroom, a Cast Member delivers a Bedside Adventure Kit directly to their bed. Bedside Adventure Kits are customized kits full of Arts Activities that are age and gender appropriate. *Please consider partnering with Discovery Arts to support their special Bedside Adventure Kits!
  5. Discovery Arts helps hospitalized children step outside the confines of their illness and into a world of creativity and imagination! Arts Adventures bring smiles, laughter, comfort and hope to these often forgotten children.
  6. All of Discovery Arts’ programs are offered free of charge to hospitals, patients and their families – all with support – from corporations and private foundations, generous individuals who are friends and partners, a committed circle of private donors, community groups who gather art supplies and an enthusiastic corps of volunteers!
  7. Discovery Arts currently provides programs to more than 3,500 critically ill children each year. 
  8. Want to make wishes come true? Donate to Discovery Arts’ Wish List with new art supplies that are washable and non-toxic.
  9. Discovery Arts’ mission is to ensure that each child has the opportunity to forget about the obvious horrors and circumstance of cancer or life threatening illness. Arts Adventures give children the opportunity to use their imagination in an environment that is full of creativity, support, love and laughter. They are a popular powerhouses of fun!
  10. Get to know the amazing Cast & Crew of Discovery Arts + become a Friend & Partner, just like our colorful friends at The Huestudio + Company! They also created a special Circle of Colors Hat to support #PassTheHat to bring A Day in the Playroom for children in the hospital.

Arts Adventures by Discovery Arts are fun, creative interactive explorations of music, art, dance and drama, all which strengthen the emotional health of critically ill children to help them better cope with the tremendous difficulties of critical illness. 

Join Discovery Arts Circle of Friends and become a monthly giving partner!

In celebration of their 25-years, a generous donation of $25 each month will aid a child with cancer or life threatening illnesses to step outside of their illness and into a world of full imagination! Give today! #HuestudioPreferredCharitablePartner

View Discovery Arts in action!

Luscious Lavender

Inspiration is everywhere! Spectacularly blooming from June to August, we are inspired and in love with fragrant lavender fields in the Luberon, around the Mont-Ventoux and in the region of Sault.

Bright and bold hues of orchid, lilac, amethyst, purple [and The Flower Studio’s elegant lavender wands from Provence] came together to create a breathtaking showcase for a bridal shower styled photo shoot!

Designed and styled at The Flower Studio, a preferred floral partner of Huestudio + Company, elegant Tile Lilac linens from Over The Top, Inc. anchored exquisitely-curated tablescapes and were abundantly adorned with luscious floral creations by Karen Meeske-Cook and Jerry Lyons from The Flower Studio.

Pam Rose and her team of cake artisans at Swirlz Cupcakes created a spectacular bridal shower cake iced asymmetrically in lavender and ivory buttercream with 18K gold accents.

Pastel rose petals were placed lightly around the base to create an ethereal, elegant effect.

“Lavender is the soul of Provence”

– Jean Giono

Elegant lavender custom calligraphy menus by Paige Targosz of The Blank Paige perfectly accompanied fragrant lavender wands from Provence.

Miniature orchid, rose and hydrangea floral posies were created by The Flower Studio to complement watercolor and modern calligraphy menus by Audrey Ko of Things Unseen Designs.

“I love lavender – both the color and the smell. And the sound (be quiet so you can hear it).” 
– Jarod Kintz, Whenever You’re Gone, I’m Here For You
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Be Inspired!

While June through August are popular months to marry, our team was inspired + created an enchanting bridal shower showcase at The Flower Studio, in collaboration with select preferred partners.

With fragrant fields of lavender inspiring us with their spectacular colors, allow our creative team to craft and design the perfect engagement or wedding event experience using your favorite inspiration!

Continue to be inspired with additional photos by PhotoGabi in our Gallery!

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Saturday Spectacular at The Studio!

Join The Huestudio + Company and our network of personally-curated Preferred Partners as we Celebrate A Decade! throughout 2018.

You are invited to visit our friends and preferred floral partner, The Flower Studio, on Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm to view –

Fragrant Lavender Wands from Provence, France at The Flower Studio.

Saturday Spectacular discounts for Saturday, June 23, 2018 at The Flower Studio, include:

  • “Captain Romance” Fresh Cut Calla Lilies from Holland offered at $1.50 per stem [cash + carry]
  • 50% off Hand-crafted Fragrant Lavender Wands from Provence, France
  • 20% off Magnolia Home Candles

Saturday, June 23, 2018 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Flower Studio

1701 Golf Road

Continental Towers Commercium

Rolling Meadows, Illinois 60008

847.364.9070

The Huestudio + Company | artisans of exquisitely-curated event experiences™ | 888.730.4837 [HUES]

The Flower Studio | 1701 Golf Rd, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 | 847.364.9070

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Photo Credit: © PhotoGabi exclusively for The Huestudio + Company.

Showers of Blessings

We are honored to salute and support our cherished friends and preferred charitable partner, Operation Shower! 

The Huestudio + Company celebrates their amazing 10-year success to ease the stress of deployment by hosting joyful baby showers for military families across the country.

Operation Shower’s baby shower events provide expectant military families with high quality products for their babies while recognizing their extraordinary sacrifices and personal efforts for all that they do for our country.

These delightful events are a unique and special opportunity for military families to come together and celebrate! 

After all, the military moms who hold it all together at home deserve a party and special recognition.

In celebration of their 10th Anniversary, delight in learning more about Operation Shower!

  1. Operation Shower is in the business of JOY! 
  2. We are based in St. Louis, Missouri.
  3. We started as a passion project in the basement of LeAnn Morrissey’s home in 2007 and have now hosted over 100 military showers + honored over 5,000 military moms!
  4. We are a proud Homefront Group of The PGA TOUR’s Birdies for the Brave® + supported by PGA TOUR professionals Jim Furyk and Hunter Mahan.
  5. We believe that love really is in the details. 
  6. We know that there isn’t a day that can’t be made better by giving back to others.
  7. We were incredibly honored to have former First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden reach out to host an event as a part of their Joining Forces initiative. *Bonus: We were invited again by Mrs. Obama’s office to host a shower in Italy with the First Lady while she was visiting a base in Vincenza! 
  8. Our signature item is our “Shower in a Box” which Operation Shower provides to every military mom-to-be so that they receive a full baby shower’s worth of gifts at their shower – packaged especially for them! 
  9. Our goal is to let every one of our military moms know that we see them, we appreciate them and we celebrate them!
  10. We may be biased, but we think we have the most talented and loving volunteers and supporters on the planet + feel so honored to work with many great designers…like the team at The Huestudio + Company!

To show your support of military families all over the country, please consider a sponsorship in the form of cash, products, service donations and corporate sponsorships.

Celebrate with some happy moms in this special video + learn more about Operation Shower and all the good it does!

Happy 10th Anniversary to our precious friends at Operation Shower! Congratulations!

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Photo Credits: © Images by Berit exclusively for Operation Shower.

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