The Hollywood 360 was invited to make the rounds of some pretty spectacular pre-Emmy, celebrity packed, gifting suites this weekend.
By: Linita Masters and Michele Black
GBK, the luxury lifestyle gift lounge and special events company, honored the 2015 Emmy Awards Nominees and Presenters with gifts and refreshments at this luxuriously tented event. The celebrity gifting ran the gamut, from beauty care, to fine wines, watches, jewelry, massages and trips with a variety of luxury and must-have lifestyle brands.
Walking into the GBK Lounge we were met by the cool sounds of Good Boy alongside Presenting Sponsor Life Cell– an all-in-one antiaging treatment formulated to target aging skin. www.lifecellcream.com Life Cell gifted the celebrities with a bag filled with their anti-aging skin care treatment that is taking Hollywood by storm!
We ran into the handsome star of the new hit CBS show (Zoo), James Wolk on our way to The Artisan Group (www.theartisangroup.org ) who gifted the celebrities and press with an awesome gift bag overflowing with wonderfully handcrafted items including trendy jewelry, spa and bath products, perfumes, clutches, candles, stationery and fine art photographs.
The Goldberg’s, Sean Giambrone, got his uWheels on, the world’s first self-balancing scooter with dual gyros and equipped with Bluetooth 4.0 and built-in speakers. www.uwheels.com. We decided for us, spectating was safer for everyone.
We seemed to bump into Michael Grant Terry of Bones and his lovely wife at almost every table and did our best to assure him, we weren’t stalking. Well, maybe just a little.
Other celebrity sightings included Jordon Hinson, (Kevin at Work, Eureka), Punam Patek (Kevin at Work), Jim O’Heir (Parks and Recreation), Daniel Franzese (Looking), Jonathan Sadowski (Young and Hungry), Keisha Castle Hughes (Game of Thrones), Max Ehrich (Under the Dome), Yara Shahidi (Black-ish) and Abigail Savage (Orange is the New Black).
The celebrities weren’t the only stars at this event. There were a multitude of Sponsors and Charity beneficiaries gifting celebrities and press.
LifeCell, gifted a bag filled with their anti-aging skin care. www.lifecellcream.com
Aesthetica Cosmetics gifted fantastic face contouring with step by step instructions Making it easy enough to use every day but sophisticated enough for everyday or flawless looks. Thank you to the gorgeous Paloma Roma and Karen for treating us right. www.aesthetica.com
PlaqueHD gifted plaque-identifying toothpaste. The first professional plaque-identifying toothpaste loved by dentists, patients and parents nationwide. www.plaquehd.com
Heather Marianna’s collection of Beauty Kitchen skin products gifted bags with providing skin polish and hand sliced soap bar option, organic and natural spa products. www.HeatherMarianna.TV @HeatherMarianna
Ike’s Place – Ike Shehaden Gifted Celebs with his Award Winning Sandwiches for Meat Eaters, Vegetarians, Vegans, and Gluten Free Diets as well as showing off some smooth dance moves. @ikeshehadeh
Olga Kay, Russian-American YouTube celebrity, comedian, writer, director and former circus juggler was as adorable as the Moosh Walks socks that she gifted celebs. The knee high “character” socks with ears give your feet some personality. Olga let us know that we should look out for the upcoming adult and baby sizes and characters. www.MooshWalks.com @OlgaKay, Youtube.com/OlgaKay
The Artisan Group gifted handcrafted items from its collective of artisans including jewelry by Boy Cherie, knitted hats by Surprise Designs, men’s pocket squares from Girl by Aileen and Lit & Co. Candles. www.TheArtisanGroup.org
Foto Spark provided a party atmosphere with a green screen photo booth with photos and animated GIFs. Yara Shahidi (Black-ish) stopped by to pose for her Foto Spark. www.fotospark.net
Belmond La Samanna, gifting 3 Night Gift Certificates to their Resort on Baie Longue Beach in St. Martin with daily breakfast for 2. www.BELMOND.com
Burke Williams Spa – gifting their H2V Exclusive Skincare Line Art+Science=Beauty. www.burkewilliamsspa.com
Aluminé – haircare products formulated using the best of nature and science without abrasive chemicals, parabens or sulfates.
Grande Naturals, gifting their Outrageous Designer Gift Box which includes 1 GrandeLASH-MD (3 month supply) and 1Grande MASCARA. www.grandelashmd.com
Violent Iodine – the once-daily, non-prescription pill to alleviate premenstrual breast discomfort and promote breast health. All us girls can relate. www.VioletDaily.com/VIP
Venetia Vodka the World’s Most Desired Vodka. – Flawlessly Crafted. Brilliantly Bottled. www.venetiavodka.com
Jonata / The Hilt Wine- gifted celebs with a bottle wine , choosing from one of their Cabernet’s, Merlot’s and Sauvignon Blanc’s from their estate in the central coast of California’s Ballard Canyon (Santa Ynez Appellation)-www.jonata.com , www.thehiltwines.com. Thank you Michael for a spectacular glass of wine!!!!!
Elemoon, luxury wearable technology powered by imagination. The elemoon bracelet is the world’s first smart accessory that lets you change its light designs to match every outfit or occasion. www.elemoon.com
UWHeels, #1 Best Selling Self-balancing Scooter! www.uwheels.com
Muscular Dystrophy Association – The mission of MDA is to serve those who are fighting muscle disease as we find treatments and cures, support families and rally communities. For more information, please visit: http://www.mda.org
Stray Cat Alliance – Stray Cat Alliance educates and empowers the community to advocate for every cat’s right to be safe, healthy and valued. We are building a no kill nation, one stray at a time. For more information, please visit: http://www.straycatalliance.org
American Friends of Magen David Adom (AFMDA) – MDA is a pillar of Israeli society whose mission is to save lives. As the country’s “911,” it serves as Israel’s national emergency medical response, ambulance, and disaster relief agency. MDA also operates Israel’s national blood supply, providing 97 percent of civilian blood and 100 percent of the blood for the Israel Defense Forces. While government-mandated to provide these essential services, MDA is not government-funded, relying heavily on American donors to support its operations. For more information, please visit http://www.afmda.org
Alfalit International – A non-profit organization that provides literacy programs for the underserved in the US and internationally. For more information, please visit: http://www.alfalit.org
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.
All photo’s and video by the Hollywood 360 unless otherwise noted.