The fall awards season is in full swing. Swag hags, scenesters and celebs left Vegas and the vision of Britney (the train wreck that keeps crashing) behind, and hit the Emmy swag suites in LA with reckless abandon.
The IRS claimed that swag and the supposed celebrity gifts had gotten out of hand, which is why they dropped in to town and made the scene a wee bit taxing for those with a grab bag in hand.
Reps from the Lippin Group in LA, the official PR company behind the Emmy
Awards claims that celebs are taking a different approach to gifting in general
and are opting for services, be it a hair cut or a massage and are choosing to
leave suites empty handed or with a hand lotion or shampoo bottle. Clearly they
were not in the suites that I was in.
The swag was on and from the looks of it; no one appeared to be taxed by
it. It was
The A Listers made many suite appearances. Here’s a sneak peak of what went down and where and who got what.
Ready For My Close Up
Sonya Dakar, the facialist to the stars hosted another pre awards fete for
her A lister fans. McSteamy’s wife Rebecca Gayheart,
Vegas’s own Molly
Sims and E! TV’s dancing diva Samantha Harris popped in for some swag action.
William Shatner enjoyed a mani, pedi with his wife at Spa Ritual. Reality divas
Paula Abdul and Kathy Griffin could not get enough of the Cecelia python
clutches and belts and Mekhi Phifer scooped up a Caribbean Escapes 5 star
The Silver Spooning
Silver Spoons, the reigning queens of swag have been serving up swag to the
Hollywood Elite for years.
was held at the posh Regent Beverly Wilshire, home of Julia Roberts happy
Pretty Woman. Single, a clothing line, not a status statement,
were slipping silky vintage inspired shift dresses on to pretty and preggers
Constantine Zimmer and the no longer preggers Tori Spelling, a longtime
Spooner. All the ladies stepped out in Dearfoams darling ballet inspired
slippers, perfect for the suite
Our Hero Greg Grunberg was all over K Pak’s hair care and every wino in the room was happy to score Vinturi, which aerates your wine. That means you pour and go in for a quick sip. Makeup Forever, NiteWhite whitening and Thomas Fleming Body Scrubs are sure to keep Hollywood Silver Spoons a shining.
The Green Theme
Three big themes in
The Clark Gable Carol Lombard suite at the famed Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
Over The Hills and Far Far Away
Kari Feinstein’s suites get sweeter each time. Celebs were driven up in
plush cars to the tiptop of the hills to a sprawling
Fraxel was in the house redecorating and resurfacing famous
A Flock of Segals
Melanie Segal’s Suite was perfect, held on the terrace of the Luxe Hotel on
Bada Bling, Bada Bling
HBO had plenty to celebrate this year with their slew of nominations. The Italians, both local and imported with Rome & Sopranos will kiss their shows goodbye. Curb continues to get enthusiastic reviews and The Conchords, the wee Kiwi’s that could, continue to charm social commentary and song. Media Placement produces the HBO Lounge at The Four Seasons. A-listers only were privy to the PF Flyers, AG jeans and Freeze 24/7 skinc are. Unite hair care, one of my faves for follicles and tresses, was doling out the goods, their leave in conditioner & detangler, shine spray, serum & the hairspray which I am officially addicted to. Sephora’s very own make up line and brushes were fashionably present, with their own artists on deck painting famous faces. FRS energy drink (Lance Armstrong’s secret) and Dove Chocolates (official chocolatier for the Emmy’s serving10,000 pounds of chocolate this week) showed their love sharing their goodies with all. Belvedere cocktails served celebrity inspired spirits with their Soprano’s Bada Bing Crush or The Ari Gold Standard Martini. I’ll drink to that!
Other Green themed Events: Debbie Durkin’s Main Event,
promoted by It Girl PR had Patron and
Mix Media’s Suites Event at Sofitel Hotel’s PH had an Alive EXPO filled with earth friendly finds for health & wellness for inside & out. Oreganol is a cure all for travel & winter colds. Chi Tea had green tea drops equivalent to 15 cups of green goodness & Radiancy had hand held home devices to fight anti aging and acne. If you want to go full on in to a state of wellness Dr. Gez Agolli of Progressive Medical had Oxygen tanks perfect for the Hollywood Home for a mere $25 K (USD), sure to keep celebs clear, healthy, radiant and ready for 18 hour shoots. If you don’t have a butler, you can carry a Butler Bag, made by & for a woman in mind. It’s so organized & fashion forward in fire engine red or deep burgundy browns. KVille’s Anthony Anderson was in the house as was Bones Boreancz who found fame, but clearly lost his friendly Philly roots. Hal Sparks found his inner feminine side proving real men wear and knit in pink with Jimmy Beans Wools (not to be confused with Jim Beam whiskey, both made for men, but gentle enough for a woman) as did Scott Baio, Kevin Sorbo & hunky, dunky Tim Daly. Not limited to gender nor age, Jumpin Jammerz PJ’s made all the big kids happy including Napoleon’s Effren Ramirez who wanted to sleep with skulls. Who doesn’t?
For those unable to make the suites, there’s plenty of gifting going on all over town The Entertainment Tonight, People Magazine Party has one of the most coveted gift bags in town. HBO is said to rival that bag this year.
Thanks for The Good Times
Just for showing up, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will give all presenters (including the cast of Desperate Housewives, Everybody Loves Raymond, and stars like Rachel Bilson, Jon Stewart, and Zach Braff) a Dooney & Bourke leather satchel filled with an Elini Swiss watch, a one-year membership card to The Sports Club/LA, two round-trip first-class tickets on United's ''P.S.'' premium flights (with service between NY & San Fran or LA), services from Ona Spa, Prive Salon, and much, much more.
Non-Winning Nominees in the 8 major acting categories at the 59th Annual Emmy Awards (Outstanding Lead Actor/Actress in a Drama, Comedy & Miniseries/Movie; Outstanding Supporting Actor/Actress in a Drama, Comedy & Miniseries/Movie) will receive a consolation Gift Basket from the LA based company Distinctive Assets.
They can drown their sorrows in a series of spirits be it Chambord, Tommy Bahama Rum, Milagro Tequila or mix their own spirit in their new Hour Glass Studio, Ltd Marilyn Monroe 'Classic Series' Martini and Wine Glasses. It's old
For those that want to take a healthier approach to their loss, there's Huntley Drive Fitness with their 10 Personal Training Sessions, NutriFit Personalized Healthy Meal Delivery and breathe by Heather Lounsbury, a Gift Certificate for Acupuncture Services at Home. It’s pure health and wellness at home.
For the Hollywood close up there's Georgette Klinger skincare, Dr. George Boris Gift certificate for Botox perfect for the celeb set boys and girls alike. Finally, the Deva Sun Dryer; Deva Fuser and the "Try Me" Deva Curl Pac for all Da Divas!
If escapism is your thing, The Athenaeum Hotel offers a 2 night gift Certificate. Sweet Dreams & Better Luck Next Year!
I have the suite-est hangover…I don’t want to get over.
That’s a Wrap!!!