Gift lounge and special events company GBK (www.gbkproductions.com) and all-in-one anti-aging skincare brand LifeCell recently honored the 2016 Academy Award nominees and presenters with a luxury gift and style lounge at The London Hotel in West Hollywood. Celebrity guests included Jamie Foxx, Anthony Anderson, Felicity Huffman, Brian James d’Arcy (Winner: Best Film ‘Spotlight’), Tom Yellin (Nominated for Best Documentary “Cartel Land”), Jamie Brewer (American Horror Story), Annet Mahendru (‘The Americans, X Files’), Tom McCarthy (Winner – Best Original Screenplay “Spotlight”), and many others.
Presenting Sponsor Alessi Institute was also on site offering guests the opportunity to experience SculpSure, the world’s first FDA-approved laser treatment for non-invasive lipolysis.
Health and beauty sponsors included Cocoa Brown Tan, Toronto’s Dr. Liza of the[fix] chiropractic + massage; José Eber professional hair tools, The Love Institute that gifted massage candles and gift certificates for couples massage classes, Boxer Wachler Vision Institute, Brow Art 23 and Ooh La La Beauty.
Fashion sponsors represented were American Hat Makers, gifting handmade leather hats made in California; elemoon, showcasing their smart bracelet that changes color to match any outfit; Jewelinx, a unique jewelry organizer; DEIFIC handcrafted silver jewelry and accessories; Egard Watch Company’s luxury timepieces; Loulou LOLLIPOP’s couture handmade silicone necklace and bracelet set; and Lula Mena’s ethical fashion jewelry and textiles.
Some of the trend-setting gift items included SWAGWAY, the original manufacturer of the “hands-free smart board”; The Trtl Pillow, the next generation of travel pillow; CreoPop, the world’s first 3D printing pen with cool ink; GuruNanda, an ultrasonic aromatherapy diffuser kit with essential oils; and San Diego Zoo Global, celebrating its 100th anniversary this summer.
The lounge featured Confetti Sweets, Baron Chocolatier, Be Tini Spirits, Linked Vineyards, Beekeeper Cellars, Simply Gum, high alkaline, mineral infused water by FulHum and award-winning sandwiches by Ike’s Place.
Finally, guests were treated to gift certificates for world-class mobile detailing by NoStreaks Detail, and vacations from Belmond La Samanna, St. Martin.
Participating charities were Face Forward , a non-profit organization in Beverly Hills that provides pro bono reconstructive surgery and emotional support for victims of domestic violence and human trafficking, and Lambda Legal, a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.