By Michele Black and Linita Sotelo-Masters
Beverly Hills, Ca (TheHollywood360.com) 01/05/19- The Viceroy L’Ermitage hotel in Beverly Hills was the place to be this past weekend, Friday January 4th and Saturday January 5th. Where Gavin B. Keilly, C.E.O of GBK Productions, the luxury lifestyle gifting and special events company, held its 2019 pre-Golden Globe luxury gift lounge!
Once again GBK did not disappoint! Collaborating with a variety of vendors that brought smiles to the celebrity faces, as well as bringing much needed exposure to the the non profits Keilly chose to partner with for this event: Peace 4 Animals (www.peace4animals.net), and The Stan Lee Foundation- (the foundation was organized with the intent of promoting literacy and education through innovative programs.) (www.thestanleefoundation.net) proved to be a perfect combination for a memorable weekend!
Setting the floral tone of the day was Succulent Studios (www.sucstu.com) a team of succulent growers and expert providing beginner friendly succulent subscription boxes from it’s second generation nursery in Fallbrook, Ca provided the beautiful floral decor throughout the gifting suite. Gift – Various succulent subscriptions $200 value
Love was in the air and on GBK’s step and repeat in the form of mixed media pop heartist. Jennifer Contini of Jennifer Contini studios (www.jennifercontini.com) beautiful painted hearts! Gift- $275 Pop Heart!
Stopping at the GBK step and repeat, the glitterati took time for a quick photo then on into the gifting lounge! Five suites filled with an eclectic array of swag! Kahuna Chair (www.kahunachair.com) unveiled its new Kahuna LED anti aging mask and gifting celebs with either a $1,000 gift certificate toward a Kahuna LED mask or a $3,000 gift certificate toward the purchase of an $8,000 Kahuna chair.Kahuna offers the best 4D massage chair on the market!
Wen Hair and Body care by Chaz Dean, Chaz was on hand to give expert hair care advice and gifted hair and body care products with a value of $900.00! (www.chazdean.com.)
Spirits were up and remained that way with libations provided by JCB Spirits (www.jcbspirits.com) who generously gifted the talent with a small bite paired tasting party for 12 and their choice of a bottle of JCB spirits with a total value of $1500.00!
Adam Gomez founder of ADM Entertainment (@adm_entertainment) is an acoustic singer,songwriter, DJ and MC was on hand and kept the music flowing!
Making a first time appearance at the GBK gifting suites was Seraph Designs (www.seraphdesigns.com) Casey Wright founder took a moment to chat with the Hollywood 360 about his designs and how it’s all about loving God, loving people, luxury, fashion and giving back to the world in need. One of four charities listed below benefit from Wright’s generosity with 20% of the net profits from the sale of his clothing brand going to www.water.org ,www.losangelesmission,org ,www.destinyrescue.org and www.woundedwarriorproject.org A big thank you to Casey for gifting the 360 with two of Seraph’s awesome triple black hoodies! Gift -Wright treated the stars to their choice of a variety of hats ($100), swarovski crystal embellished crop tops($150) or a triple black hoodie ($500) for a total value of $750.
“I like the Seraph triple black hooded jacket
I like the Seraph triple Black hat”
Benjamin Hollingsworth @holdingsworthhb
“The sweatband is really soft”
Arturo Del Puerto ” Camping” @arturodelpuerto
“I really love the Serpah Jacket and hat, this is real quality here!”
The Artisan Group (www.theartisangroup.org)
Is a a collection of handcrafted jewelry and accessories ranging from spa and bath products to candles, cosmetics,clutches, pet accessories and stationary. Gift – Artisan bag filled with an assortment of handmade gifts. Total value $700 !
David S Lee of “Black Panther” was seen all wrapped up in a Comfitude (www.comfitude.com) weighted blanket! Gift valued at $150.00
PROSPEK Glasses by SPEKTRUM (www.spektrumglasses.com) computer glasses that alleviate eye strain and protect eyes from long term screen use. Gift value $150.00
Fit Farm (https:/fit.farm) one of the nations premier fitness retreats nestled in hills of Nashville. Gift – Complimentary stay valued at $5500.00
Go Donut (www.godonut.com) universal stand perfect for tablets and smartphones. Gift value – $60.00
Knot Standard (www.knotsstandard.com) custom luxury menswear. Gift – custom dinner or field jacket valued at $995.00
Peace4Animals ( www.peace4animals.net) non-profit animal welfare organization was founded by model/actress, philanthropist and filmmaker Katie Cleary in 2012. Peace 4 Animals has raised tens of thousands of dollars for many animal organizations around the globe in support of the protection of endangered species.
Nicole Frank TWE (www.nicolefrankTWE.com) high fashion, low maintenance dressing that empowers women to look and feel confident in performance fabrics! Gift- pieces ranging from $200.00- $400.00
The star power winding through the suites was electrifying! It was as if the universe decided to drop a bit of it’s contents in Beverly Hills!
Anthony Anderson of “Blackish” and Toni Trucks of “Seal Team” were just two of the celebrities receiving the all in one home Snow Teeth Whitening System (www.trysnow.com )Snow Teeth Whitening System has generously provided free dental care to over 25,000 children in 2018, and are on track to serve 80,000 children in 2019! Celebrity gift value $700
Was that Viola Davis of “Widows” and Spike Lee “BlacKkKlansman” spotted at the Story Electric Bikes booth? It sure was! Story Electric Bikes gets you to where you want to go quicker and with less effort! For every bike sold Story Bikes donates a traditional Buffalo Bike to students in Zimbabwe! Celebrity Gift- A Story Bike valued at $1695 ! (www.storybicycles.com)
Warther Cutlery (www.warthercutlery.com) Gift -French Chef Knife
a fourth generation family owned and operated business, is a handcrafted American manufacturer of high-quality kitchen knives, knife storage products, cutting boards, décor and more!
Wonderlash (www.wonderlash.com) specialize in eyelash extensions that enhance your natural beauty and create a glamorous, natural and sultry look.
Gift – Gift bag with a full set of lashes valued at $250
Yomo Studio (www.yomostudio.com) Beautiful jewelry handcrafted of raw material, made with special care. Gift – Pieces of choice ranging from $150- $220
Sailrock Resort (www.sailrockresort.com) Nestled privately along the pristine beaches of South Caicos. Gift – 4 nights in a two bedroom beachfront villa for four. Valued at $24,000
STK (www.stksteakhouse.com ) is unique concept that artfully blends the modern steakhouse and chic lounge into one – offering a dynamic, vibe dining experience with the superior quality of a traditional steakhouse. Gift- $250 gift card
Heitz Cellar (www.heitzcellar.com ) offered wine tastings of it’s Cabernet Sauvignon and a variety of Chardonnay.
Total Life Changes – providing healthy infused coffee, detox and cleansing tea, multivitamins and energy packet supplements.
The Stan Lee Foundation– (www.thestanleefoundation.net) the foundation was organized with the intent of promoting literacy and education through innovative programs.
That’s a wrap! Another phenomenal GBK Gift Gifting Lounge. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners at the 2019 Golden Globes!!
Photo Credit: Aaron Simoni (unless otherwise indicated)