St Supery tasting room on Rodeo Drive was the place to be this weekend March 2 and 3rd where #GBK was hosting it’s 10th annual pre-Oscar Celebrity gifting Lounge! The Hollywood 360 caught up with all the action on Saturday March 3! Coming just past the step and repeat celebs were presented with a choice of Cabernet Sauvignon or Sauvignon Blanc by St. Supery’s Vice President of Winemaking and Vineyards, Michael Scholz. International dining club ILpilato presenting sponsor generously gifted the lucky celebs with some pretty fabulous gifts! A delicious panettone created by Mauro Scaglia flown in from Italy! 2. A gift certificate for an Italian dinner experience prepared at home for up to 15 people!! 3.A deluxe gift box filled with organic pasta, extra virgin olive oil, tomato sauce and a beautiful stainless steel pasta cooking fork! Grand total for all three gifts $19,000!!!
Michelin star Chef Filippo Sinisgalli of Il Palato (www.ilpalato.it) was on hand serving up a tasty bill of italian faire! Between the wine and the sumptuous food the fun was just beginning for the glitterati who had three floors of swag waiting for them!
I spotted Viola Davis picking up her artisan bag from Valerie Guerrero founder of The Artisan Group (www.theartisangroup.org) this year’s bag as in years past was jammed packed full of gorgeous handmade jewelry! Valerie always generously gifts both celebs and the media. Thank you Valerie for my lovely gift bag filled with a wonderful, eclectic array of handmade jewelry from creative artists. ! Just a few of my favorites were a pink druzy gold pendant by Starletta www.starlettadesigns.com I love Starletta’s collection! Her prices are reasonable and her jewelry fashionable! Mahendi (www.Mahendiprojects.com) gives a portion of its proceeds from the sell of their unique jewelry to www.everymothercounts.org) to.help fund maternal health. “ For that reason, our mission is to create meaningful jewelry that raises funds and deeper awareness regarding the state of global maternal health.” Fell in love with the beautiful crystal and sterling silver necklace by Designs By Stacey (www.designedbystaceyjewelry.
John Kelly seduced the senses and tempted the taste buds with a deliciously decadent 8 piece box of fine chocolate! You can get your own just go here #johnkellychocolates the salted caramel is to die for! And talk about decadent!!!
Bouvery LLC presented the talent with it’s 375 ml bottle of it’s Bouvery CV (chocolate vodka) gluten free and made with fair trade cocoa. It was DELISH! There was no shortage of travel and airfare vouchers with Surfair a first of it’s kind membership airline (www.surfair.com) gifting a $1600 travel voucher. More travel fun was made possible by NICA Travel (www.nicatravel.com) gifting the celebs with a $5,000 travel package to Granada or Nicaragua. Swanky Retreats magazine (www.3.hilton.com/en/hotel) offered the gift of travel and relaxation for two nights to their all inclusive, 5 star resort to either Mexico, or Portugal #ADM #asiandesignmanagement new to the GBK gifting lounge will gift a 4 day stay at a 5 star hotel plus a VIP experience during the #ADMconference in Los Angeles in November. barnone gave a variety of their organic yummy energy bars. I ran into Black-ish star Anthony Anderson looking trim and stylish at the Gallery Cambria (www.cambriausa.com) the representatives were gifting $5,000 toward a kitchen renovation! Thank you for the gorgeous necklace Safi Kilima (www.safikilima.com) Floor after floor of incredible gifts too numerous to name them all, but I will provide the links below so you can take a look for yourself. Just want to take a moment to thank all those that took the time to speak with me and to explain their products! www.gainhealth.org , www.route91strong.org ,www.radiant-life-
On my way out of the gifting lounge I had the great fortune of interviewing #sopealuco who played #shaman in #Blackpanther she was gracious, radiant and shared that working on the film was one of the greatest experiences of her life! Do yourself a favor and be sure to see Black Panther the film it’s truly an incredible piece of cinematic beauty.http://www.
Ser’ Darius Blain of Jumanji -Welcome to the Jungle at the Healing Salt Caves display. The Canadian Wellness Centre with spas primarily on the east coast were handing out gift certificates for any of it’s spas along with shot glasses that are made out of pure salt.
Thank you Ser’ Darius for taking a moment to chat with the 360 ! If you haven’t seen Jumanji Welcome To The Jungle get yourself down to your local theater and check it out!
Met up with Anthony Anderson star of Black-ish just before he headed over to sample iLpalato amazing savory and sweets !. Anthony is always generous with his time !
What a fabulous day filled with fun, celebrities and great gifts. GBK as always hosts an incredible event, at the most unique venues with the most amazing themes! Thank you GBK for inviting the 360 along to cover the 2018 pre Oscar gifting lounge. See you next year!
Photo Credit: The Hollywood 360/ Michele Black