A Broadway Celebration! | Giveaway Alert

To celebrate the 2017 Broadway debut of our talented cousin Elliott Mattox in Roald Dahl’s Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, we have partnered with Anna Shea Chocolates [and many other sweet and treasured preferred partners], to give away five (5) “Golden Ticket” Custom Gift Boxes, custom designed and exquisitely-curated by The Huestudio + Company, to only five (5) lucky individuals! *Value: $500.


With a wink and nod to beloved songs and whimsical characters from the original film, featured gift box items include:

  • Custom artisan Anna Shea Chocolates in playful titles of White-coated Oompa-Loompas [delicious marshmallow, wrapped in a white chocolate shell] and Ms. Veruca Salt [ bittersweet chocolate ganache garnished with handpicked sea salt], among other delicious treats;
  • A creative “Everlasting Gobstopper Book + Journal”, handmade exclusively by mirabelle studio featuring custom artwork, quotes + blank pages.
  • Plus, additional colorful + uniquely custom offerings that are most certain to delight the “Pure Imagination” found within us all!


Enter To Win! Sweet Dreams Can Come True!

To Enter:

1). Follow The Huestudio + Company + Anna Shea Chocolates on Instagram and Facebook.

2). Post a photo of you with your favorite candy or candies using hashtag #HuestudioGoldenTicket

3). Tag a friend.

The five (5) lucky winners of the “Golden Ticket” Custom Gift Boxes will be announced on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 – and – to celebrate opening night on March 28, 2017, a custom 4-piece “Golden Ticket” artisan chocolate box will be sent to the entire cast and crew, compliments of The Huestudio + Company.


Step inside a world of pure imagination! Get your tickets now starring two-time Tony Award® winner Christian Borle as the magical maestro Willy Wonka + view the talented cast and creative.

Congratulations Elliott!


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

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Glamp It Up!

“In a well-ordered universe…camping would take place indoors.”

– Morgan Matson



Providing the positive aspects of recreational camping without the uncomfortable negatives, Glamping – a fusion of camping and glamour – partners the authentic experience of communing with nature, along with adult desires for elegant amenities, plush comfort, fine dining experiences…and camping butlers offering exceptional service!


To celebrate the purchase of a new RV motor home in retirement, Libby + John recently hosted a gathering and dinner party for close friends in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

The creative team of The Huestudio + Company was honored to have planned and designed this unique Glamping event experience, in collaboration with select preferred partners.


Preferred partners created exclusive, bespoke offerings and unique elements; items that elevated the regular camping experience to an elegant, distinctive Glamping soirée.

Invited friends were surprised and delighted with the elaborate tablescapes, exquisite florals, luxurious linens and hand-crafted culinary delights, among other special items. Each offering was thoughtfully designed with an elegant flair and in grand Glamping style!


Why not experience the Art of Glamping for yourself!

Head off beyond the beaten tourist path and immerse yourself in authentic local culture, all in style, comfort and elegance. Contact our creative team today to create your exclusive enclave of camping elegance!

Upgrade travel recreation, luxurious rejuvenation and complete comfort to a refined experience and environment while enriching your life. 


With no tent to pitch, no sleeping bag to unroll and no fire to build, to fully experience unspoiled wilderness in incomparable luxury, The Huestudio + Company recommends The Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, an exclusive eco-safari destination and The Resort at Paws Up.

Both offer memorable and unforgettable Glamping experiences! 


“My camping days are over, but I might consider glamping.”

– Christine Feehan


Photographer: PhotoGabi | Artisan Chocolates: Anna Shea Chocolates | Chair + Table Rentals: Halls Rentals Event Stationery: EIGHT21 Studios | Event Planner: The Huestudio + Company | Floral Designer: The Flower Studio | Heirlooms + Extras: Posh Chicago | Letterpress Coasters, Letterpress Notecards + Custom Printed Linens: Lucky Invitations | Linens and Coverings: Over The Top Rental Linens | Venue: Private Home in Arlington Heights, Illinois

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May Flowers. Too Pretty To Eat!

[Preferred Partner Spotlight: Anna Shea Chocolates]

Addictive. Adorable. Amazing. Artistic. Astonishing. Admired!

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“I must have flowers, always, and always.”

– Claude Monet


May Flowers have bloomed from April Showers!

The above words are delectable descriptors that represent the impeccable artistry and talents of Anna Shea Chocolates, a longtime preferred partner. Simply the perfect ending for May 2016, these delicious works of art are exquisitely editable and oh, so delicious!



“The earth laughs in flowers.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson


Each jewel-like piece of chocolate is meticulously handcrafted and designed to represent the inspiration behind each flavor. Utilizing only the freshest and finest ingredients [never artificial flavorings or preservatives], Anna Shea Chocolates are simply an indulgence not to be forgotten.


Founded in 2004 with the aspiration to bring never before seen quality and beauty to the world of artisanal chocolate, Anna Shea Chocolates combines an innovative combination of excellence, in both knowledge and technique, to the passion of an artist.


To celebrate [and deliciously reward!] you for reading our blog post/s, using Instagram please…

  1. “+ Follow Us” on Instagram
  2. “Like” our post
  3. “Comment” with your favorite color + favorite chocolate


With all three (3) of the above accomplished by 1200 CST on Friday, June 3 2016, the first fifteen (15) friends will receive a 6-piece Signature Box of Anna Shea Chocolates, with our compliments! **

Thanks for getting social with us + for reading our blog/s. We love having new friends!


“Nobody sees a flower – really – it is so small it takes time – we haven’t time – and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.”

– Georgia O’Keeffe

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Visit Anna Shea Chocolates to learn more about their unique designs and flavor combinations which are certain to transport you to places no ordinary chocolate has ever taken you before.

** The first fifteen (15) friends who complete all three (3) steps on Instagram by the deadline above will be notified privately.

Photo Credits: © PhotoGabi exclusively for The Huestudio + Company, 2016. 

Celebrate Women!

Celebrate and honor the special women in your life who make a difference in the lives of those they touch!


In honor of A Silver Lining Foundation, a 2015 preferred charitable partner of The Huestudio + Company, and their Buy A Mom A Mammogram® program, we “Celebrate Women” with exclusive gift offerings from seven (7) exceptional women-owned preferred partners. Shop Now + Make A Difference from April 15, 2015 through May 15, 2015!

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A Sweet Delivery

Delicious. Decadent. Delectable. A Sweet Silver Lining (ASLF) is an exclusive, chic candy collection arriving in a one-piece, white, 8×8 inch gift box, with a silver lining of course! Designed by owner Amy DiTomasso, this deluxe gift includes a trio of 2.5 x 7 inch, 1 lb. round containers, effortlessly complimented with gourmet candies, creating a fashionably chic confection collection.

IMG_3685Visit A Sweet Delivery to purchase A Sweet Silver Lining (ASLF) directly. *30% of proceeds Give Back!

Anna Shea ChocolatesIMG_3688Indulge and honor all special women in your life with elegant, handcrafted delights from Anna Shea Chocolates! In celebration, owner Debra Jenrette designed the exclusive “Turn Up the Pink” 6-piece box and the “Turn Up the Pink” 12-piece box to honor A Silver Lining Foundation. These jewel-like creations are “works of art in chocolate” and are certain to impress everyone, especially Mothers and all precious women!

IMG_3687Visit Anna Shea Chocolates to purchase the “Turn Up the Pink” 6-piece box and the “Turn Up the Pink” 12-piece box directly. You may also select “Customize It” to choose your own flavors, too! *30% of proceeds Give Back!

Are You Kidding?

IMG_3670Stand Out! Be Noticed! These adorable Breast Cancer Research socks from Are You Kidding? are designed by kids for kids to allow other kids to “look cool”. Owned by mother Rachel Martinez, son Sebastian is the 7-year old CEO and his older brother Brandon is the D.O.S. [Director of Sales].

IMG_3690Visit Are You Kidding? to purchase Breast Cancer Black + Breast Cancer Pink socks directly. NOTE: Enter coupon code ASLF to ensure % of give back. Shipping is only $.99. *25% of proceeds Give Back

Jan Lewis Designs

These Circle of Colors bangles from Jan Lewis Designs, charmingly named Licorice and Marshmallow, were designed by Jan Lewis, wife of jazz legend, Ramsey Lewis. The colorful, lightweight bangle bracelets, in signature dot circular patterns, are hand-painted in slight relief adding texture as an important element to each design. The multi-colored artisanal Fair Trade bangles can be worn singly or paired and stacked with other complimentary styles in the collection.

BenefitTrioVisit Jan Lewis Designs to purchase Circle of Colors directly. Free Shipping is included for all orders!  *30% of proceeds Give Back!

Kiku Handmade

These stunning modern fused glass art pieces are hand-designed in the Oak Park, Illinois glass studio of Kiku Handmade by owner Laurie Freivogel, exclusively for A Silver Lining Foundation’s Buy A Mom A Mammogram® Program. The custom pale pink lace circular design is printed onto clear glass, layered over transparent silver gray and opaque wispy pink-white glasses, then fused in a kiln. Glass is cold worked, then returned to the kiln to slump into final bowl, dish and coaster shapes.

hue_ASLF_allVisit Kiku Handmade to purchase directly + use promo code ASLF15 for an additional 15% customer discount. Shop A Silver Lining Foundation Catch-all Dish, A Silver Lining Foundation Coaster 2-pack and A Silver Lining Foundation Large Bowl. *25% of proceeds Give Back!

mirabelle studio

Seeking out the finest papers from around the globe, owner Judy Lynn creates limited edition works of art, exquisite handmade boxes and blank books by hand. Influenced by nature, her bird-inspired monoprints are produced on smooth, bright white acid-free rag paper and are unframed for easy shipping.


IMG_4445“Nuthatches” monoprint, 5 x 8 inches. $50.00; “In the Tall Grass” monoprint, 8 x 8 inches. $50.00; “Flock” monoprint, 8 x 8 inches. $50.00.

To order, email judy@mirabellestudio.com directly. Use promo code SILVER LINING in the subject line to receive a 20% customer discount. *50% of proceeds Give Back!

Photography by Revealed Studios

The photography duo of Laurie Peacock and Maggie Rife Ponce have created a “Mom’s Ultimate Day Out”, an ultra-glamorous photoshoot designed to not only make you feel like a superstar for a day, including custom hair and make-up styling, but leave you with the pictures to prove it!  *25% of proceeds give back!

IMG_3680* Giving Back! A percentage of proceeds from select sales will be directly donated to A Silver Lining Foundation and the Buy A Mom A Mammogram® program by each preferred partner. Shop Now!

An Exclusive Offering! 

Orchid, raspberry, coral and rose colored circles intermingle with silver-grey circular rings on this custom, handmade box by Judy Lynn of mirabelle studio. The twin lids open in opposite, ying-yang directions to reveal two interior compartments lined in textured metallic silver paper and features rose quartz beads, known for their calming and healing properties. Each custom box is stamped, signed, dated and numbered.

IMG_2538 IMG_2549Offered at $135.00 through Gifts that Give, this exclusive gift offering provides one (1) free mammogram to A Silver Lining Foundation and the Buy A Mom A Mammogram® program for someone in need.

Our seven (7) women-owned preferred partners have created exceptional gift offerings exclusive to A Silver Lining Foundation. View all productsShop Now!

Based on the philosophy of Dr. Sandy Goldberg’s mother, Evelyn Goldberg, ”We are all family and we have to help each other through the tough times.”

We are passionate, committed and dedicated to our communities and about giving back.

Visit The Huestudio + Company for additional information about our Community Commitment and Circle of Colors.