A-List Celebs Attend Style 2005: Escape Pre-Emmy Retreat Presented By Nathalie Dubois

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Sharon Stone, Paula Abdul, and Pairs Hilton All Stopped By This Exclusive Retreat

How sweet it was to be one of the celebrity guests at the "Style 2005: Escape" Pre-Emmy retreat, where stars like Sharon Stone, Paula Abdul, Daryl Hannah, Michael Madsen, Pairs and Kathy Hilton, Holly Robinson Peete, Julie Delpy, and Nia Vardalos walked away with over $40,000 in gifts. From a $20 Jake Coco CD to a $5,100 trip to the exclusive Bora Bora Nui Resort in Tahiti, "Escape" sent guest on the ultimate gift bag adventure through themed destinations such as; "Fashion Studio," "Ali Baba Cavern of Jewelry," "Tropical Gardens," "Serenity Spa Lounge," "Sail Away," and "Destination Gadgets."

At Fashion Studio ABC’s "Lost" star Maggie Grace snag up a pair of jeans from U2's front man Bono’s new clothing line "Edun," while "Grey's Anatomy" star Katherine Heigl, selected a few designer tops from Karen Brost line "Fray." Emmy presenter Kathryn Joosten, and Disney’s Brenda Song both picked up purses from Misa B.G. (Kathryn Joosten was carrying her clutch purse on the red carpet of the Emmy award show). "Reno 911!" star Niecy Nash made off with a satin wrapped kimono dress from LA designer Tasha Carter, but the big get at Fashion Studio was the $6,000 exclusive couture one-of-a-kind hand bag by "Bea Valdes" that Sharon Stone, Julie Delpy, and Paula Abdul each received from event producer Nathalie Dubois.

The big hit at "Ali Baba Cavern of Jewelry" where the expensive "AQUANAUTIC" watches that Michael Madsen, July Delpy, and Holly Robinson Peete received, along with Sharon Stone, Daryl Hannah, and Pairs Hilton, while "Niessing" treated all the celebrity guests to elegant steel and precious stone rings. Annie Carradine, Laura Harring, and Bai Ling received hand made jewelry from Isis Jewelry. Former "Baywatch" beauty Traci Bingham selected $200,000 in white and cannery yellow diamond jewelry to borrow from "ANF Rare Jewels," and received $1,000 gift certificates (along with other celebrity guests) from ANF.

"Tropical Gardens" destination was one of the favorite locations for the guest of "Escape," here guests like "Desperate Housewives" Brenda Strong, and Mark Moses picked up tanning essentials products and boogie boards for their kids from "Jimmy Jimmy Coco." Kelly Carlson from FX's "Nip/Tuck." and Ion Overman from the new UPN show "Love Inc." picked up athletic active ware from "St. Martin" swimwear.

The "Serenity Spa Lounge" is where Daryl Hannah a got a hair consultation and examination by Rene Furterer and picked up their hair care products and KLORANE skin care products. The "INspaLA.com Mobile Wellness Spa," is where the celebrity guest spent most of their time, Paula Abdul, Keira Chaplin, Arlen Escarpeta and, Tanya Memme all got tarot card readings, Lyndsy Fonseca, Robi Reed, and Sam Sarpong received massages, while musician Jake Coco, and Tatyana Ali both tried the sound flute therapy. Celebrities also received silk bedding, eye masks, and slippers from Kookoon.

The gifts just got bigger and better at destination "Sail Away," where Kim Raver of the hit Fox TV show "24" was invited to enjoy two days of crystal blue Hawaiian waters to swim with the joyous Spinner dolphins, from "Dolphin Sprite of Hawaii." "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" star Nia Vardalos scored a four day three night vacation at the exclusive Bora Bora Nui Resort Spa in Tahiti.

Distention Gadgets provided guests like rapper Silkk Da Shocker, with the new "LifeDrive" personal mobile manger, and a "Treo" cell phone. All the celebrity guests received a designer laptop or tote bag from Moonsus.

The most popular stop on this celebrity gift bag adventure was the open bar provided by "IZZE" natural sparkling juice, "Volvic" volcanic spring water, and margaritas from "The Margarita King."


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