by Michele Black and Linita Masters
The Hollywood 360 was one of the fortunate media outlets to be granted credentials to cover one of Hollywood’s most desirable gifting lounges. Ensconced in the heart of Los Angeles and surrounded by Beverly Hills, is the city of West Hollywood. A city that is less than 4 square miles jam packed to the brim with non-stop entertainment options.
Here in the run up to the Golden Globes 2020 is where, on Friday, Jan 3rd and Saturday, Jan 4th, the Kimpton La Peer Hotel transformed its rooftop and penthouse into one of the hottest places to be!
GBK Productions 2020 Pre-Golden Globe Celebrity Gift Lounge included over $45,000 worth of swag gifted during its two day star studded extravaganza!
The excitement was palpable as we made our way up to the rooftop where Jes Danz & Roxcizzle had the place jumping with an eclectic array of music.
Talent from Golden Globe nominated films and series could be seen crossing the GBK step and repeat where they were met by GBK’s photographers for a quick photo opportunity then on into the lounge.
Among the glitterati to make an appearance was Bruce Dern, Michael Madsen & Mike Moh (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), Ashley Greene (Bombshell), M. Emmett Walsh & K Callan (Knives Out), Trace Lysette (Hustlers), Tzi Ma (The Farewell), and Katherine Narducci (The Irishman) among others. Also in attendance were the stars of Golden Globe nominated series such as Adina Porter & Victoria Tate (The Morning Show), James Tupper (Big Little Lies), Joel Johnstone & Matilda Szydagis (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Josh Stamberg (The Loudest Voice), Darrell Britt-Gibson (Barry), Blake Ellis (Unbelievable) and more. Other stars there included Storm Reid, Doc Rivers, Ava Michelle, Bethany Joy Lenz, Esai Morales, Viola Davis, Lindsey Kraft, Jason Lewis, Our Lady J, Nicholas Guest, Alicia Coppola, Scott Michael Campbell, Carly Hughes, Christina Anthony, Emily Tosta, Lyric Ross, Timon K. Durrett, Anthony Anderson, Victoria Park, Jimmy Wong, Brian Jordan Alvarez, Dara Renee, Eddie Martinez, Felix Solis, Jeremy Maguire, Nika King and many more.
This year’s vendors included:
The Super Dentist (Dr. Kami Hoss) who was gifting over $2K of products and dental services. TheSuperDentists.com
Dermafirm USA skincare with BIOTOC anti-aging skincare and M&O hair products. Dermafirm.com
Glen Ivy Hot Springs (Southern CA’s leading wellness destination) offering guests a spa retreat for two as well onsite treatments and spa gifts. GlenIvy.com
AKA Cosmetic (Another Name for Beauty) gifted My Lips Plump Serum & My Lashes Length & Fill Serum. Akacosmetic.com
Presenting for the first time at GBK’s gifting lounge was New England Hemp Farm’s family owned Connecticut company offered a variety of high quality CBD products including Tinctures, Topicals, Edibles, Pet Relief and more. Newenglandhempfarm.com
Harmony Proteins offered their Beauty Collagen Water with benefits of collagen peptides in a convenient on-the-go package. http://Harmonyproteins.com
5 star fabulous trips to the white sand beaches of Turks & Caicos with a Premiere Luxury-View Suite or Villa by Sailrock Resorts and a stay at S Hotel, Montego Bay in Jamaica presented by Swanky Resorts were also presented to the stars in attendance
Clothing & jewelry was gifted by Trico Field which offers Japanese Children’s wear.
Fur babies and their humans were also accommodated with ZuZu Kim creating her adorable handmade in NYC matching The Couture Bow Tie. Zuzukim.com
Tech and gadget gifts from Silent Mode gifted their on-the-go stress relief Powermask,
Nature Bright Company-” We’re committed to enhancing your mood with light therapy, not medicine” live better with light therapy. NatureBright.com
Go Easel (enhanced painting experience) gifted their easel which is a combination water basin and brush holder all in one. http://Goeasel.com
iiRcade gaming platform –That brings the ‘entire arcade’ and its immersive arcade gaming experiences to your home. Iircade.com
Genius pipe – The ultimate smoking accessory for the modern cannabis user.Gifted the celebs with their top of the line pipe. Geniuspipe.com
Additional gifts were provided by Hestan Vineyards which gifted their limited-release wines from Napa Valley. Hestanvineyards.com
Gelato Festival – This artisanal gelateria was scooping up it’s delicious handcrafted gelato for all in attendance. Located in West Hollywood, CA, this gelateria boasts rotating flavors by guest chefs tied to the festival of the same name. “Where The Festival Never Ends! Featuring Award-Winning Gelato Flavors, Vegan Gelato, Sorbet, Gelato Cakes, Classes, Events, Museum & more.” www.gelatofestival.store/
La Boulisterie Los Angeles gifting a unique and social ball-based gaming experience direct from the French Riviera. Laboulisterie.com
Miyoko’s Creamery gifted their revolutionary cheese and butter from nuts, legumes and plants and a gift certificate worth $100.00 in Miyoko’s products. Miyokos.com
Basic Vodka made right here in American, 6x distilled, gluten free and tastes great. Basicvodka.com
Yowie Surprise Inside Chocolates (from Australia) gifted the talent with a bag filled with it’s yummy candies chocolates , gummie bears with an eco-conservation message! YowieWorld.com
Secret Knock Elite VIP gifted access to their top-rated events for business icons and thought leaders.
West Coast Firepits premiere spherical fire pits and fire bowls.
At every GBK productions gifting lounges there is an on-site charity represented. This year it was:
Educating Young Minds “EYM’s mission is to holistically change, impact or enhance the academic, emotional, social and professional trajectories of today’s at-risk, underserved and/or special needs students (i.e. IEP’s, labelled ADD/ADHD) and those who desire to excel with AP honors subjects. EYMs’ culture, methodology and multi-faceted programs introduces students to a world of opportunity in technology, sciences, math and entrepreneurship. Students are taught to be responsible for their own learning and achievement and parents/teachers are held accountable.” www.educatingyoungminds.org
Wish Man Arizona motorcycle cop Frank Shankwitz met a terminally ill boy named Michael and this inspired him to change his life and create the Make-A-Wish foundation
That’s a wrap on an action-packed weekend in “Hollywood”! Awards season is in full swing!
Be sure to check back with The Hollywood 360 at Thehollywood360.com where we will be bringing you all the latest happenings not only in Hollywood , but all around the entertainment industry!
Thank you Gavin and your amazing staff!!
GBK Productions, is a luxury lifestyle gifting and special events company, specializing in entertainment marketing integration. For more information on Gavin B. Keilly (CEO) or GBK please go to gbkproductions.com.