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LOVE BREWS Wedding Event November 17, 2009

Save the Date for the LOVE BREWS WEDDING EVENT!

Kio Kreations is going to be featured as part of the LOVE BREWS Wedding Event on Sunday, February 21, 2010 in Palatine, Illinois. Please mark your calendars for this Talent Showcase with Live Demonstrations!

After years of avoiding bridal expos and shows because of their “sell-sell-sell” nature and their impersonal, convention-like feel, I have finally decided to do a Wedding Event–MY WAY!

Love Brews” is the anti-wedding expo. It is a smaller, more intimate showcase of 6 wedding vendors which will include beautiful sights and sounds along with live demonstrations given by the vendors themselves. There will be no need to feel pressured to sign or buy anything – this is more of an opportunity to see your vendor/s working their magic in person.

Vendors featured at the event include:

Kio Kreations (Florist, Decor & More)
XL-Entertainment (DJ)
The Chair Couture (Linens)
Cynthia Sally (Makeup Artist)
AC Design & Photography (Photographer)
Big Day Boutique (Invitations, Decor & More)

The venue itself, Emmett’s Tavern and Brewing Co., has 2 stunning rooms available to rent for your small reception, rehearsal dinner, engagement party or wedding shower. I loved this venue so much after my first visit there for dinner with my Mother-in-law that I knew I wanted to do our event there. It is located in the western suburbs just north of Schaumburg off of Palatine Road. It is also within steps of the Palatine Train Station making it an easy destination for city brides.

Why call this event “Love Brews“?!  Well, I wanted to play up the venue which is this stunning building below that is both a restaurant and microbrewery. The whole idea that they brew their own beer only adds to the uniqueness of the event! Plus, all of wedding professionals featured in this event are independently-owned and budget-friendly allowing you to get your “champagne tastes on your beer budget”….so it just makes sense that we all be a part of an event called “Love Brews”!!!


I am so very excited about our event and hope you can attend! Please save-the-date and tell others about it! This event is open to our existing & future clients as well as newly-engaged couples still looking for great vendors. We hope to see you there!

Visit the LOVE BREWS WEBSITE for more info!




The Windy City Painted Red February 9, 2009

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red windy city, originally uploaded by kristenhenschen.

I just finished two Chicago Skyline paintings. They turned out better than I imagined. The red one is for behind my desk, and the blue one is something I am going to offer on my Etsy site. I have plans to make more and more of these fun windy city skylines to sell on ETSY!


Blue Chicago by Kristen Janes

Blue Chicago by Kristen Janes


More Art that’s All About Chicago! January 26, 2009

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"The City Speaks" by Jennifer Lockwood

"The City Speaks" by Jennifer Lockwood

This poster hangs over my couch and I am constantly asked “where’d you get that?!” so I figured I would share my source! This is a print of a piece by a Wisconsin artist, Jennifer Lockwood it is called “The City Speaks”. It is the Chicago Skyline made up of little clips of paper that she maticulously clipped out of newspapers, advertisements, posters, postcards and anything she could find that had anything Chicago-ish mentioned.  I can look at this for hours trying to see all of the places (some now gone i.e. Marshall Field’s) that are listed among the tiny clippings.  I love these piece.  It is literally all about Chicago and it was done in such an innovative way.  She also offers prints of a Milwaukee street scene and Sailboats on Lake Geneva made in a similar style.


Close up of "The City Speaks"

Close up of "The City Speaks"