Beau Bridges

Celebrity Connected ( hosted its annual luxury gifting suite in honor of the Academy Awards, held appropriately at one of Hollywood’s most iconic venues, and once host to the Oscars, The Millennium Biltmore Hotel, in downtown LA.

The star-studded day-long event featured some of the latest products in food and beverages, beauty and skincare, fashion and jewelry, as well as unique items for kids and pets.  

Celebrities and social influences in the bustling ballroom enjoyed the day’s festivities with guests, including power couple Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O’Connell, Beau Bridges, Ray J and Princess Love, and Peyton Meyer, all who had the chance to sample products from some 58 vendors from around the globe.

Peyton Meyer

Guests enjoyed Ricos, the original movie theater nachos, beautifully packaged vegan and gluten free sweets and savory bites from Sorelle and Co., organic energy bars by The Great Gorp Project, Gourmet Inspirations Salted Caramel Whisky Sauce (to die for!), Collettey’s Cookies, Ohana Cupcakes and sizzling, fermented Burn Hot Sauce.

Beauty highlights included Top Knot Hair Extensions, beauty creams and lotions by Meliorra Brands Booty Perfect, Kiss My Butter and My Real Earth, In The Weeds Natural Skin Care, Vision Haircare from Sweden, eye makeup by Dome cosmetics, and Ameri beast enhancement products.

Rebecca Romijn & Jerry O’Connell

Stunning nature-inspired jewelry from Sorgenfrei Villa Berlin, bespoke bracelet sets by Sand + Stone,  Leather Craft buttons featuring our favorite stars and the new Quick Shoe Lace from Slovenia were presented.

Kukkia wooden children’s toys from Japan and The Fairy Door Store provided unique items for kids, while Treblab wireless headphones and the fun game ‘Watch Ya’ Mouth’ were also of note.

Hello Gorgeous!, Barbells for Boobs, and Feed a Billion were charitable partners for the day.

Next stop, GBK Productions ( that held its annual celebration of the Oscars over two days at a private home in Beverly Hills. Celebrity guests included winner for Best Picture and Director for “Moonlight” Barry Jenkins, Best Supporting Actress winner Viola Davis, “LA LA Land” composer Justin Hurwitz and representatives from nominated films “Hidden Figures,” “Arrival,” “Hell or High Water,” “Fences,” “Zootopia,” “Lion,” and “Kubo & The Two Strings.”

Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for GBK Productions)

Celebrities were gifted with handmade hats by American Hat Makers, beautiful weekender totes from Pixels, hair products from Luseta, accommodations at The Retreat – Costa Rica, dental services from Mesa Dental, functional bracelets by Maria Shireen, vintage inspired designs by Demure31 and Pure Seduction premium underwear for men.  A highlight was sponsor Il Palato and Michelin Chef Fillippo Sinisgalli, showcasing their top products but also offered guests the opportunity to bring Italy to their homes with a certificate valued at over $10,000.  The best of the best of awards season!

Karina Smirnoff at American Hat Makers (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for GBK Productions)

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