GBK to Host a Gift Lounge in Honor of the 2013 Academy Awards Nominees and Presenters

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GBK’s Annual Luxury Gift Lounge Will Feature the Latest Beauty Products, Fashion Accessories, Destinations and More

GBK ( - the luxury lifestyle gift lounge and special events company, will honor the 2013 Academy Awards Nominees and Presenters with its Annual Gift Lounge on February 22nd and 23rd from 11:00 am – 6:00pm. GBK, the recipient of multiple BizBash’s Award for “Best Gift Bag,” will offer its exclusive list of invited celebrities, VIPs, and Media an opportunity to enjoy a luxurious environment with gifts, refreshments, and charity fundraising.

The 2013 Academy Award Nominees and Presenters will receive goods and services ranging from exotic travel destinations to luxury goods and products. In association with GBK, the lounge will be designed by Danielle Rios – Interior Design From The Runway (a luxury designer that specializes in creative innovations for high-end residential, hospitality and commercial designs), and will be styled with an elegant, edgy display of furniture and decorative touches inspired by Alexander McQueen and Valentino Oscar gowns of years past. Also contributing to the luxury style of the lounge, Monika Jensen Productions will display stunning art throughout the lounge, as well as gift “Stereographic Dimension”, the book and brand of internationally known artist/model and actress – Monika Jensen. Fresh floral arrangements will top off the look and will be provided by Hermine Flowers and Gifts – a Los Angeles florist known for a wide array of exquisite and unique floral arrangements, special events décor and a large selection of luxury gifts.

An array of luxury and brand name gifts are expected to fill the gift lounge, as well as the true highlight of all GBK Luxury Gift Lounges – the participating charitable organizations. This year’s lounge will benefit a variety of charities including: Global Green USA, the American affiliate of Green Cross International, founded by President Gorbachev to foster a global value shift toward a sustainable and secure future. The Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation - The mission is to raise funds for research and awareness towards a cure for Juvenile diabetes. YES! Beat Liver Tumors, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing information, resources, support and HOPE to those who are affected by cancer of the liver and other forms of advanced cancer. The GRAMMY Museum at L.A. Live - Paying tribute to music's rich cultural history, this one-of-a-kind, 21st-century Museum explores and celebrates the enduring legacies of all forms of music, the creative process, the art and technology of the recording process, and the history of the premier recognition of excellence in recorded music — the GRAMMY Award. Through thought-provoking and dynamic public and educational programs and exhibits, guests can experience music from a never-before-seen insider perspective that only The GRAMMY Museum can deliver.

Health-conscious products and services are a popular trend in GBK Lounges, and have become some of the top celebrity-favorite gifts received. Presenting Sponsor, Nicorette and NicoDerm, will be on site encouraging attendees to make a “Pledge to Quit” smoking and will be providing them with resources to help them get started, such as nicotine gum or nicotine patches, which are proven to double a smoker’s chance of quitting versus cold turkey. The lounge will also feature Vita Organic Foods, gifting raw, organic, chocolate bars and performance style Warrior Bars – made simple, clean and whole so you live simple, clean and whole; and Ajinomoto North America, Inc., gifting Capsiate Natura® the first and only dietary supplement with rare, non-pungent capsinoids extracted from the natural CH-19 Sweet pepper.

On the beauty front, guests will receive Viavo, avocado oil enriched bath & body products; NVEY ECO, gifting a selection of their 100% certified organic make-up line, found in selected ULTA retail stores; RevitaLash, DramatEYE’s and beautify with the RevitaLash® family of conditioning and color cosmetics; José Eber Hair gifting the revolutionary José Eber Infrared Blow Dryer; EcoGenics Active Botanical Skincare, a unique combination of nature and science - paraben free and ideal for all skin types, ages and ethnicities; and G the Body Art Professional, a line of couture, temporary body art that offers a luxurious spin on accessorizing, is providing custom, luxury body art applications plus gift sets to try at home.

Jewelry and accessories for men and women will make their mark on this luxury event, including gifts from: The Artisan Group, gifting a lovely collection of jewelry, stationery, fine art photography, spa and bath products, and other handcrafted gifts; Juniper Blu, a vintage chic gifts boutique specializing in unique fashion/costume jewelry and gifting their rhodium colored “Labyrinth” cuff; luxury timepieces from Égard - with a sleek aesthetic that marries haute with sport, Égard timepieces are crafted from the finest Swiss and Japanese movements, sapphire crystal, aerospace-grade metals and rich leather; Tiro Jewelry Design, exquisite, bold and dramatic, fine jewelry exclusively designed and handcrafted by the designer Orit Harel; Gemesis Diamond Company, gifting the Gemesis Simple Round Pendant – a stunning round, colorless, eco-friendly and socially responsible 1/3 carat man-made diamond in a sophisticated setting; MINIM, the first line of light travel bags to be launched by CGC of NYC Accessories, LLC, featuring their GLORIA BAG, a reversible and separating 5-in-1-tote for busy women on-the-go.

Other fantastic sponsors include: Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board, providing first class stays in Mexico’s premiere destination for 4 nights / 3 days at one of their luxurious properties; Milena’s Boutique, gifting their exclusive organic and kosher soy wax candles and body butters; Toy State, gifting their Road Rippers Hatchbacks – free-wheeling rides with a unique rotating speaker bed feature!; Magellan Jets, gifting a $3,000 Bon Voyage gift card; Caribbean Living, providing all-inclusive trips for 2 to the newest Hard Rock resorts in the Caribbean – Punta Cana & Cancun; Smartsilk, a luxury silk-filled bedding company, is gifting certificates towards their new Paws n’ Silk pet bedding and apparel line; Dr. Ted Eisenberg, providing The Scoop on Breasts: A Plastic Surgeon Busts of Myths by Dr. Ted Eisenberg & Joyce K. Eisenberg and gift certificate for free consultation and discount on services; and Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast, gifting two SAVOR VIP Access Passes to their four-day food and wine experience.

During their visit, guests will enjoy refreshments, sweets and treats from Skinnygirl® Cocktails - providing a sampling of the groundbreaking, low-calorie Skinnygirl® Cocktails portfolio, including the Skinnygirl™ Margarita and Skinnygirl™ Bare Naked Vodka, as well as an offer from Skinnygirl® Cocktails to stock the bar for a gathering of up to 20 friends; Viva Diva Wines, one of the fastest growing Moscato brands in the U.S., gifting a bottle of their Pinot Grigio or Moscato; Zoe’s Chocolate Co., gifting a beautiful assortment of their Mediterranean inspired chocolates, caramel collection, and a special chocolate bar created specifically in honor of the Oscars; Stonefire Authentic Flatbreads, makers of the number one naan in America, will be gifting Stonefire naan which is an extremely versatile flatbread, great for making sandwiches, Panini wraps, pizza, as an appetizer or enjoying on its own!; Breadbasket Cake Co., gifting chocolate truffles and a gift certificate for a 8” custom designed cake; and Cookie Daddy, a family owned, gourmet cookie company, gifting a monthly gift of Cookie Daddy Artisan Cookies for 12 months.

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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

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