GBK’s ‘Vintage Cinema' Themed Gift Lounge in Honor of the 2011 MTV Movie Awards Created Quite the Buzz

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Chaka Khan, Niecy Nash, AnnaLynne McCord & many others Stopped by the Lounge, Filled with Luxury Gifts and Services, Live Entertainment and Charity Fundraising

GBK, the luxury lifestyle gift lounge and special events company honored the 2011 MTV Movie Awards this past weekend (June 3rd and June 4th) with a vintage cinema inspired gift lounge at the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills. GBK, the recipient of multiple BizBash’s Award for “Best Gift Bag,” offered its exclusive list of invited celebrities, VIPs and media the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Los Angeles weather while experiencing an electrifying environment full of lavish gifts, sweet treats, musical and dance performances and a charitable focus.

Celebrities and guests swarmed the lounge enjoying the colorful, innovative, unique and trendy gifts that it was filled with. Presenting sponsor, Hard Candy, provided makeup applications by their celebrity makeup artist and gift bags utilizing the most buzzed about collection of the year. Other sponsors included: Caribbean Living Magazine, providing guests with a gift certificate for a one-week stay in the Caribbean; Donna Scott, award winning medical skin care expert with Bellezza DermaCenter was on hand performing amazing signature Medical Grade Facials and gift bags; SOHO Beauty Cases – a trendsetter’s tackle box were provided by SOHO; Pinup Girl Clothing, a vintage clothing line for the modern woman gifted vintage inspired swimwear, clothing and accessories; Salerm Cosmetics gifted a full range of hair products and tools; ‘Second Life’ a jewelry collection from Fabrega Jewelry SA, which collects elements from nature and incorporates with metals, creating a new environment for them within jewelry gifted select pieces from their line; Ed Hardy Shoes styled guests with their signature canvas boat shoes, flip flops and lowrise sneakers; Colgate-Palmolive, provided their new Colgate® Wisp® Icy Bubble™; Priceco Australia, tattoo sleeve’s that give you a realistic looking tattoo in an instant; Glimmer Body Art had artists on hand, decorating guests with the hottest trend in body art and gifting their own personal G. kit; Chelsea Taylor provided sterling silver and Swarvoski™ crystal jewelry – rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings; Spin Master, a multi-category children’s entertainment company launched their newest product, “Redakai,” a new card game featuring a new style of game play and BLAST3d™ technology, and “Bizu,” twist on beads - the exclusive bead activity that allows girls to create magically transforming accessories and characters at the GBK lounge over the weekend; MaximumLash, a high-performance lash conditioner that strengthen and fortifies your lashes, making them appear longer, thicker and more dramatic than ever; The Broccoli Wad, the real man’s money band; The Clicker Company, provided their unique remote with bottle cap opener; Sanuk, the innovative action sports and adventure footwear company known for it’s original “Not-A-Shoe” sandals gifted sandals and sidewalk surfers for men and women; Rullingnet Corporation provided “VINCI Tab,” touch screen mobile learning for babies, toddlers and young children; Designer Skin, professional indoor and sunless tanning products featuring superior ingredients from around the globe for exceptional results; Nano Magnetics develops innovative products that reignite one’s passion for play, gifted their Nanodots™ Magnetic Constructors; Fine Featherheads, feather hair extensions from the original feather hair extension distributor; The indiExhibit provided an assortment of indie designed clothing, jewelry and other accessories; Los Angeles premiere 24 hour dog care service, Bark After Dark provided guests with $150 worth of dog care services – redeemed for daily dog walks, hikes, dog park adventure, house-sitting, boarding and more; YOU gNeek, handmade, personally designed and unique items for the geek and gadget enthusiast in you, gifted “YOU Light My Fire,” working lighter cufflinks; ADMIT TO BITTER, an online platform for the “creators” of NYC gifted their hoodie “T” specifically designed to hold a CD of NYC music, a hand designed crafted necklace and a postcard designed for event. Each “T” is hand-painted, printed and manipulated to be unique; dressy men and women’s shoes were gifted by Demand Shoes; SHUT IT DOWN gifted a stainless steel dog tag custom engraved with “SHUT IT DOWN LA 2011” and the back engraved with “SUPPORT ANTI-BULLYING SUPPORT RESPECT”; and Piranha X provided their salon proven Top + Bottom Wash, a product for guys on the go. Winners from last year’s Miss Malibu pageant, including the reigning Miss Malibu, provided guests with a VIP invite to the 7th Annual Miss Malibu Pageant on August 28, 2011, and PhotoBoothless, the original open booth system, was there to capture the fun.

As always, charity is a major focus with GBK Gift Lounge’s. The GBK MTV Movie Awards Gift Lounge was no exception. Featured charities included; St. Bernard Project, a national award-winning New Orleans rebuilding agency that continues to return Katrina victims back to their homes and communities, while also providing free mental health services for those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and the other stress-related ailments after Katrina or the oil spill catastrophe; MyLife MyPower’s national campaign is intended to reach out to bullies, their victims, schools, teachers, parents, etc. and ask that others will help join them in there fight to end bullying. They will provide guests with a book and a wrist band; Educating Young Minds aims at creating a rich and diverse supplemental learning environment where students are encouraged to grow academically, emotionally, spiritually and socially and SoHo Project (Sisters Offering Hope to Others), is an organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness for nonprofits by offering new and creative platforms that integrate artists.

For more information about St. Bernard Project visit - http://www.stbernardproject.org.
For more information about MyLife MyPower visit - http://www.mylifemypower.org.
For more information about Educating Young Minds visit - http://www.educatingyoungminds.org.
For more information about SoHo Project visit - http://www.sohoproject.com.

New to GBK Gifting Lounges was musical and dance performances. Pop music singer and songwriter, Jared Lee serenaded the audience with his singing and beautiful piano skills. QUINCY-G, a popular R&B/POP Artist from Buffalo New York, Mike Burke, YouTube sensation, Joseph Vincent and Pullman Standard a cabaret and indie rock band performed throughout the two-day gifting suite. DJ eTunes got everyone to their feet as he spun on the turntables, rocking the crowd.

In addition to the luxury gifts, gadgets, fashions, music and charity fun, there were many sweets and treats filling every inch of the suite. Sweet Rose Creamery offered small batch organic ice cream treats from bon bons to ice cream sandwiches to scoops; Dotpops! Bakery provided scrumptious balls of cake coated in a decorated candy shell; build your own ice cream bars of all natural ingredients used to make the creamiest, premium ice cream on a stick then hand-dipped into real chocolate and finally rolled into your choice of candy and nut toppings were provided by Boardwalk Ice Cream Co.; designer caramel apples were provided by Apple Revolution and Waialua Soda Works, a natural, old fashioned soda company based on the North Shore of Hawaii quenched everyone’s thirst.

GBK’s lounge swarming with celebrities, created quite the buzz around LA as it was visited by several top media outlets and was featured on E! News Weekend. Celebrity attendees included; Chaka Khan, Niecy Nash, AnnaLynne McCord accompanied by new beau, Dominic Purcell, Alexys Nycole Sanchez, Chuy Bravo, Alexis Bellino, Brandi Glanville, Flavor Flav, The Electric Barbarellas, Reid Ewing, nominee Steve-O, Ernie Hudson, Candace Cameron Bure, Frankie Muniz, Tessa Thompson, Bella Thorne, Aubrey O’Day, Matthew Rys, Kimberly Elise, Chris Massey, Kyle Massey, Tasha Smith and Spencer Grammer, just to name a few.

ABOUT GBK:
GBK, formerly GBK Productions, is a luxury lifestyle gifting and special events company, specializing in entertainment marketing integration. Formed in 2000 by Gavin Keilly, the company’s Founder and CEO, GBK consists of five divisions: GBK Celebrity Gifting, GBK Special Events, GBK Weddings, GBK Charitable Consulting and GBK Marketing/Public Relations. Widely known in the entertainment industry for bringing that little extra something into the Gifting Lounge environment, GBK offers its clients a full range of marketing services. For more information on Gavin B. Keilly (CEO), Carla Domen (VP) or GBK, please go to gbkproductions.com.

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