GBK, the luxury lifestyle gift lounge and special events company, honored the 2015 Emmy Awards’ nominees and presenters with its annual GBK Gift Lounge on September 18 and 19 at the glamorous L’Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills. Guests enjoyed gifts, refreshments and an exclusive tented rooftop event with music by GoodBoy.
Celebrity attendees included nominees Alan Cumming (“The Good Wife”), Beau Bridges (“Masters of Sex”), Edy Ganem (“Devious Maids”), Khandi Alexander (“Scandal”), Richard Cabral (“American Crime”), Tony Hale (Winner, “Veep”), as well as stars from “The Goldbergs,” “Orange is the New Black,” “American Horror Story,” and others.
Among the luxury and must-have lifestyle brands included gifts from presenting sponsor LifeCell, an all-in-one anti-aging treatment. Other great gifts included some unique luxury items like elemoon (www.elemoon.com), an elegant bracelet that doesn’t just track your steps or display time, it enables you to change its light design to match any outfit or occasion, to notify you with important calls and texts, and to help you find your phone; Belmond La Samanna that gifted three night certificates to their resort on Baie Longue Beach in St. Martin; The Artisan Group® gifted celebrities and members of the press a lovely collection jewelry, spa and bath products and other handcrafted gifts; Caribbean Living that offered an all-inclusive trip to the Caribbean at the celebrity’s choice of three resorts; LaloFitness that gifted personal training sessions and gift certificates for any of Lalo’s Lifestyle Fitness Vacation; and Life Portraits Aura Imaging that gifted naturally organic Canadian glacier mineral salt, crystals massage oil, chakra candles and performance beverage RE7.
Beauty and health sponsors included Burke Williams Spa, Aluminé hair care products, Aesthetica Cosmetics, LLC that gifted The Aesthetica Cosmetics Contour Kit, Grande Naturals, gifting its signature GrandeLASH-MD, PlaqueHD, the first professional plaque-identifying toothpaste loved by dentists, patients and parents nationwide, Beauty Kitchen by Heather Marianna, providing skin polish and hand sliced soap bar option, organic and natural spa products, and Violent Iodine, a non-prescription pill promoting breast health.
The lounge featured diverse fashion and accessory products including luxurious and sporty watches by Oceanaut, Seapro, Christian Van Sant and Jivago, JH Design Group, a top manufacturer of licensed apparel, and trendy socks with ears by MooshWalks.
Gourmet sweets and treats were sampled and gifted at the event by Green Sheep Water, Ike’s Place’s award-winning sandwiches and Venetia Vodka, described as “the world’s most desired vodka” presented in a stunning diamond shaped bottle. (www.venetiavodka.com)
Charity beneficiaries included Muscular Dystrophy Association http://www.mda.org, Stray Cat Alliance http://www.straycatalliance.org, American Friends of Magen David Adom http://www.afmda.org and Alfalit International http://www.alfalit.org.