Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 26, 2014
GBK, the luxury lifestyle gift lounge and special events company, hosted their annual Gift Lounge in honor of the 2014 Emmy Award nominees and presenters on August 22nd and 23rd at the elegant L’Ermitage Beverly Hills. Over a dozen Emmy nominees as well as many other celebrity guests made sure to find time to visit this luxury gifting event, including: Edie Falco (Nominee – Nurse Jackie), Angela Bassett (Nominee – American Horror Story), Beau Bridges (Nominee - Masters of Sex), Mariel Hemingway (Nominee – Running from Crazy), Viola Davis (The Help), Gary Cole (Nominee - Veep), Sam Trammell and Kristin Bauer van Straten (True Blood) and more.
The event featured a variety of luxury and lifestyle brands, gourmet food, and music by GoodBoy. Presenting Sponsor, Michael Todd True Organics, was a true highlight of lounge – indulging guests with a variety of gifts, including SONICLEAR, the World’s First Antimicrobial Sonic Skin Cleansing System—because cleaner skin begins with a brush. Other popular beauty and fashion products featured at the lounge include: KIND soap company, gifting all natural bath & body care products; Brow Art 23, providing guests with bags filled with a variety of makeup; Beauty Kitchen by Heather Marianna, gifting whimsical natural bath and body products; Skinny & Co. Coconut Oil – 100% RAW and hand-pressed coconut oil; 6-month memberships to David Barton Gym; jewelry from Di Modolo Milano; stylish and 100% UVA/UVB lens protected sunglasses from Foster Grant; jewelry from Couture Rocks Fine Jewelry; and a collection of hand crafted gifts from The Artisan Group®.
Destinations are always a popular find at any GBK Lounge, and this event’s lineup was nothing short of spectacular. Participating sponsors included: The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas – Nusa Dua, Bali, gifting a 5-night stay, spa treatment, and dinner; Palace Resorts and Caribbean Living providing a three-night stay for two at Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort; one night gift certificate from Crescent Hotel Beverly Hills; and a gift certificate for The Little Nell, Aspen’s only five-star, five-diamond property.
While guests explored the various products on site and enjoyed the lush setting at L’Ermitage Beverly Hills, a variety of gourmet and unique refreshments were available for sampling, including Sequin Wines; Barry’s Gourmet Brownies; JeJu Sixteen Water; Corazon’s Custom Catering; LIQRpop; and kkAda Caramel Liqueur, a one-of-a-kind, all-caramel, non-creamy liqueur, made from exotic Indian spices and four curries—the result, the best caramel experience in the world! Additional snacks and beverages provided by: MARATHON® Bar, COMBOS®, popchips, The Better Chip, PROBAR, Vita Coco Coconut Water, Vita Coco Cafe, and Monster Energy.
Other great gifts and sponsors at the event include: Maxim Mattress; The Original Pet-Pal ~ Pet Bedding with a Heart; Bluetooth headphones from LG Electronics; and an Intuition Blueprint Reading and book from Joanna Garzilli.
In addition to the luxurious spread of gifts and services, several charities participated in the event as part of GBK’s commitment to giving back and inspiring others to do the same. Each GBK Celebrity Gift Lounge aims to bring the entertainment and non profit industries together to raise awareness and funds through partnerships with event sponsors. One such fundraising partner is StarPower, the innovative celebrity social media company that gives fans backstage access to new kinds of exclusive social media content and one-on-one engagement straight from their favorite celebrities-while supporting the causes they care about. At the event, over $30,000 was raised for a variety of charities chosen by celebrity guests via the StarPower money booth.
Non-profit organizations that participated in the event include: GO Campaign – a grant-making organization that improves the lives of orphans and vulnerable children around the world by partnering with local heroes to deliver local solutions (gocampaign.org); Cops 4 Causes – the 1st Law Enforcement non-profit organization to be created to collectively highlight the philanthropic efforts of Law Enforcement (cops4causes.org); Environmental Media Association – a non-profit organization dedicated to harnessing the power of the entertainment industry and the media to educate the global public on environmental issues and motivate sustainable lifestyles (ema-online.org); Mutt Match LA K-9 Rescue Ranch & Sanctuary – Mutt Match La is a 501(c) (3) ALL breed rescue that rescues neglected and discarded dogs from LA's high kill shelters to rehabilitate and place in loving homes.
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.
GBK is not associated with the Television Academy, the Primetime Emmy® Awards, CBS, or any of its official partners or vendors