On, Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11, GBK Brand Bar held its 15th annual Pre-Oscars Celebrity Luxury Lounge at the Kimpton La Peer Hotel in West Hollywood. The heavy rain didn’t stop Oscar nominees, past winners, presenters and many other celebs from celebrating the 95th Academy Awards with over $70k in luxury gifts and vacations.
Celebrity guests included Oscar winner Viola Davis, Kevin Pollack, Adina Porter, Shea Whigham, Stephen Root, Anna Sophia Robb, Harry Shum, Jr., Nika King, Matthew Von Der Ahe, Emily Swallow, Meta World Peace, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Tom Hollander, Violet and Madeleine McGraw, Jesse Metcalf, Drag Race stars Bob the Drag Queen and Monet Exchange, Keith David, Hailie Sahar, Tony winner Anika Noni Rose, current Oscar nominees SON LUX, Anne Alvergue, Sara Dosa, Ruben Östlund, Christian Minkler, and many more Oscar nominees, who preferred not to be mentioned.
As always, guests were excited to receive a variety of luxury gifts, including:
Elevated Entertainment and Gaming Lighting by GE
Lighting, a Savant Company
Netvue Bird Feeder Cam
El Cristiano Delicious, Additive-Free Tequila
Handcrafted Gifts by The Artisan Group
- MY AVANA Hair Strand Analysis Kit
- Custom Higher Calling Bracelets
Some of the other amazing gifts offered to the celebrities in attendance included food and beverage items by Albanese World’s Best Gummies, CORE® Foods, California Caviar Company, Don’t Be Salty, Ike’s Love & Sandwiches, Hibachi House LA, Lorenzi Estate Vineyards & Winery, Debate Wine, AXR Napa Valley, SOULTOX and Cardinal de Four Armagnac, 21 Rebellion; amazing apparel, accessories & jewelry, such as BADAZZ GLAZZ sunglasses by Joe Pesci, The Almighty Pineapple gold & agate pendants, Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry, and Rear Ended “Frame the Booty”; homegood and personal care gifts were a hit and included Schwank Grills, Remington® personal care items, RENPHO USA massage and care items, POWER XL air fryer, Emeril Lagasse’s cookware set and Kahuna massage chair. Other highlights included Jeff Nishinaka Paper Sculptures, Kalmado aromasound therapy candles, Krame Bodywork sessions, V1CE personalized smart business cards and ADM Entertainment DJ/MC services. World-class international vacations by Lush Africa Safaris, Rosewood Baha Mar and Sailrock Resort were also featured.
Philanthropy is important to GBK Brand Bar and at each event they partner with a variety of charities to help raise awareness, create celebrity partnerships, and give back to the community. This year was no exception with the inclusion of Childhelp, Educating Young Minds, and Rastegar Family Foundation onsite. GBK was also able to raise over $60,000 for these causes.