Celebrity gift lounge and special events company GBK (gbkproductions.com) hosted its annual signature gifting lounge on Feb. 7 at SPiN STANDARD, LA’s first professional ping-pong club, located at The Standard, Downtown L.A. Guests enjoyed food and fundraising with a twist as professional table tennis champion Soo Yeon Lee played against celebrities in a charity match.
Each celebrity that scored a point against Soo Yeon Lee earned $1,000 for The GRAMMY Museum, donated by presenting sponsor STOP-ATTACK.com, an assault-response application and service for IOS and Android mobile devices. Designed to be easy to use, quick to activate and reliable, the app is an invaluable personal protection resource. Thirteen thousand dollars were raised for The GRAMMY Museum, to support the venue’s unique hands-on music education programs that serve 25,000 students and teachers every year (grammymuseum.org). Alfalit International, a non-profit that provides literacy programs for the underserved in the US and internationally, was also featured as a charity beneficiary for the event (alfalitInternational.org).
To get everyone red carpet ready, presenting sponsor Contesta Rock Hair, a global salon founded in Italy, gifted 100 percent Italian made Contesta Rock Hair products and professional styling by their rock star stylists and founders (contestarockhair.com). Hard Candy also was a presenting sponsor of the event.
On the health and beauty front, guests enjoyed gifts from cosmetic dentist Dr. Jamie Sands; Tweezerman, which unveiled its new men’s grooming kit and makeup brush sets; Beauty Kitchen by Heather Marianna, providing skin polish, hand cut soap bars and natural spa products; and personal training sessions with celebrity trainer Lalo Fuentes.
Fashion highlights included eco-friendly handmade accessories from Lula Mena; gift certificates and apparel from exclusive online boutique Le Jolie; and eco-chic silicone handbag and accessories from Pisidia USA.
Other unique gifts included ActiveOn Camera, a versatile personal high performance video camera; the Clio™ wireless Bluetooth speaker from ClearView™ Audio; 1,000 puff Cuban, vanilla, chocolate and peach eCigars from Citizen eCig; and The 808 Performer BT, a studio quality wireless Bluetooth headphone from 808 Audio. The lounge also featured the get-a-way “China in Depth,” with an all-inclusive cruise from Hong Kong to Beijing, compliments of Crystal Cruises.
Refreshments and snacks were served up by Le Medaillon Champagne, the classic French champagne aged for 30 months rather than the standard 17 months; a variety of gourmet, premium hand-crafted brown butter cookies from celebrity chef Scott Fischer of Fisch and Chips (delicious!); Bare Organic Mixers, an organic, low calorie mixer perfect for cocktails; and Nuvino Wine, award-winning and innovative single serve wine.