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Chocolate, Champagne and Shopping


A “Ladies Night Out” Fundraising Event

Preview the future home of the Lake County Discovery Museum as you sip champagne, enjoy delicious chocolates and shop for unique gift items at Chocolate, Champagne and Shopping on Wednesday, November 14 from 4:30 to 9 pm. 

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the event. 

This year's “ladies night out” event will be held in Libertyville at the Lake County Forest Preserves General Offices, and soon-to-be future home of the museum, at 1899 West Winchester Road between Butterfield Road and Route 45 in Libertyville. Enter on Technology Way, take first left onto boulevard, then first left into parking lot. Map it.

This year's vendors: 

  • 2-B Knit – Handmade scarves, head wraps, scarves with sequins and rhinestones, purses, bangle bags
  • Arbonne, Int'l – Health and Wellness, Ultra-Premium Swiss Products such as skincare and weight loss products 
  • Artisans of Ghana – Fair Trade products such as bags, purses, neckties handcrafted in Ghana
  • Audrey Penny Designs -Glass art: jewelry, bowls, plates, mosaic
  • BeautiControl – makeup, skin care, spa products
  • Bella Bear Co. – Vintage fun teddy bears, personalized vintage stockings, holiday table runners, Austrian crystal jewelry
  • Bright Idea's – Personalized napkins/notecards
  • Cacao Sweets and Treats Gourmet sweets: champagne cupcakes, brownies, toppings sauces, cake truffles-all prepackaged.
  • Carry on with Style Handmade jewelry and fair trade fashion products
  • Cookie Lee – Jewelry
  • Decorative Painting by Cindy Trupp - Hand painted glass, cards, and ornaments
  • Double D Ceramics – Melted glass bottles to be used as serving dishes, cutting boards, spoon rests, or decorations
  • Dragonfly Soap Works - Hand-crafted artisan soap, lotion, spa products, and fragrance diffusers
  • Essential Bodywear – Measuring women for the right size/style bra. Bras, panties, shapewear, loungewear, camis, etc.
  • Felde Chiropractic – Offering free 10-minute chair massages onsite and discounted massage certificates.
  • Flores Designs – Handmade jewelry
  • Felt This – Hand knitted bags, scarves, key chains, hats, mittens, fabric bags
  • Gigi Hill Bags Bags, luggage, purses and accessories
  • Global Handmade Hope – Fair Trade jewelry, handbags, Christmas decorations and scarves
  • Grace Adele – Purses, clutches, scarves and accessories
  • It's Your Season!! LLC – Handcrafted cards and gifts, inspire hope and happiness with our jewelry, art plaques, cards, and accent pillows
  • It Works! Global - Health and wellness products: "the Ultimate Body Applicator", plant-based supplements
  • Jan lee Design – Handmade pearl and semi-precious stone jewelry
  • Lauretta's Italian Café and Bake Shop – Italian cookies and holiday catering
  • Lia Sophia Jewelry – Fashion jewelry
  • Little Thumbkin, Inc. – 100% Handmade childrens' hats and scarves
  • LMN Jewelry Designs – Handcrafted sterling silver and gemstone jewelry, made in home studios in Lake Zurich
  • Longaberger – Baskets,Wrought Iron, comfort foods, and Pottery accessories
  • Literary Alterations/Wishes in a Bottle, LLC  – Unique gifts based on literary works of art, such as jewelry, ornaments, bottles, wooden signs and book purses
  • Magical Moments Jewelry  – Handemade sterling silver jewelry such as pendants, rings, necklaces, earrings, and also some other jewelry
  • Mary Kay – Make-up products
  • Melissa Blue Fine Art – Paintings dedicated to the biodiversity represented in the Forest Preserves
  • Names Plus – Personalization and decoration of porcelain frames, piggy banks, ornaments, mugs, heart shaped boxes
  • Oh, Olive!  – Extra virgin olive oil, flavored olive oil, infused olive oil, balsamic vinegars, teas, pasta sauces, and spices
  • Paper Goddess Studios – individually handmade, inspirational, photo greeting cards and prayer feathers
  • Phaedra's Philtres and Esthetics – Handmade, natural, holistic products for face and body
  • Phoenix Trading – Trendy yet elegant greeting cards, stationery and other fine paper products
  • Prabhakar Kane Art – Fauna and flora paintings and other art work, custom paintings of your home 
  • Quintessence Creations – Angel, fairy home décor accessories, prints, figurines, trinkets etc.
  • Scentsy – wickless candle system, warmers, wax, room sprays and perfume
  • Sew Elegant Creations – Handmade table runners, placemats, napkins, aprons, pot holders, eyeglass case covers, wine bags, coasters, clothing
  • Simply Charmed – Handmade magnetic wine charms that attach directly to the glass
  • The FaceWorks  – Unique boutique gifts, cosmetic accessories and unique tops
  • The Great Grape – Belgian chocolate-covered fresh red seedless grapes
  • The Pampered Chef – Cooking and entertaining tools
  • Wild Tree – Delicious all natural food products
  • WillowHouse – Home décor, kitchen/bakeware items, seasonal items


When: November 14, 2012
  4:30pm - 9:00pm
Where: General Offices (Libertyville)
Who: 18 and older
Cost: $15

Tickets can be purchased at the event.