“ECO HIDEAWAY” Music Saves Lives® Lounge at the Stein Eriksen Lodge celebrating the 2012 Sundance Film Festival proved once again that producer Debbie Durkin has another “Hit” to place under her belt.
With a passion for people, the planet and sustainability Durkin continually shows her commitment to giving back to the planet and people through her Eco Suites. She also knows how to throw a great party. One of her many talents is bringing together the most fascinating and fun people, in beautiful locations; full of trendy, classic, exciting and sustainable products.
In addition to live acoustic music performances, the invitation only hospitality respite showcased eco-luxury lifestyle brands, celebrity gifting, complimentary mini-spa services, a chef’s station serving breakfast all day and Stein Eriksen Lodge signature cocktails. KBER 101FM, Utah’s biggest rock radio station, also broadcast live from the lounge.
Guests included: Danny Glover (Sundance’s “Luv”), Dennis Haysbert (Sundance’s “Luv”), Ariel Winter (Sundance’s “Excision” and ABC’s “Modern Family”), Eric Roberts, Kevin Sorbo, Edward James Olmos (Sundance’s “Filly Brown”), Michael Olmos (Sundance’s “Filly Brown”), Ross Mathews (“Chelsea Lately”), William Fichtner (Sundance’s “Wrong”), Sharon Lawrence (“Middle to Nowhere”), Lorraine Toussaint (“Middle to Nowhere”), Allison Baver (Olympian medalist), Thomas Howard (Cincinnati Bengals), Adam Gaynor (Matchbox 20), Amy Berg (Sundance’s “West of Memphis”), Doug Clark (“Flip Men”), Izabella Miko, Jillian Murray (“Fear Factor”), Julie Berman (“General Hospital”), plus cast and crews from Sundance films including “My Best Day,” “V/H/S,” “California Solo,” “Can,” “The Return,” “Oversimplification of Her Beauty,” and “Rolling on the Floor Laughing” among others.
Guests of this exclusive event were treated to:
Music Saves Lives: A Charity which is the bridge between music, entertainment and important life-saving causes. They bring a simple concept; connect the music and entertainment, we all love, to a life saving community action. www.musicsaveslives.org
Music Saves Lives® Charity at the “Eco Hideaway” featured the nationwide launch of their Music Artists Stage. Which featured live acoustic performances by artists: Andy Frasco, Brett Turner, Bronwynne Brent, Charlotte & Sarah Command, Cody Beebe & The Crooks, Courtney Yovich, Crystal Yates, Jenni Alpert, Megan Burtt, Natalie Gelman, Oh Be Clever, Pablo Blaqk, Parker Ainsworth, Poor Man’s Poison, Ryan Boone, Samuel Smith Band, Saul Kurtz, Shawn Hook, Ski Johnson, Terence, Tyrone Wells, and The Motherlode Canyon B and featuring Park City Mayor Dana Williams who kept the lounge rocking at all times.
Bling Is The New Black: brings affordable custom bling merchandise to businesses, groups and individuals without expensive art set up fees and minimum orders. www.blingisthenewblack.com
Yes! Beat Liver Tumors: a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the support of patients diagnosed with primary or metastatic liver tumors. www.beatlivertumors.org
Joe Perry’s RYW Hot Sauce: Joe Perry isn’t all about rocking your work. He also proves he can rock your tastebuds with his declicious RYW Hot Sauces. Full of fresh habanero peppers, onions and garlic, tangy squeezed lime juice, red bell peppers, chipotle peppers, and aged red wine vinegar. In two delicious flavors Boneyard Brew and Mango Peach. It’s hard to decide which we liked best. With a decision like this I think the best ideas is getting a couple bottles of each and trying again over and over. www.JoePerry.com
Hai Elite Mp3 Flat Irons: An MP3 Player and Flat Iron all in one. It has 256 MB Storage capability. 2 hours of music. Iron goes to 400º with nano ceramic and tourmaline. www.haitools.com
Sonas Denim: Sonas: (Gaelic) happiness, good times, good fortune, prosperity, luck, success, felicity, bliss. Believing in the philosophy of reduce, reuse and recycle, Sona uses reclaimed denim. Making their unique patchwork style jeans from denim that otherwise may have ended up in a landfill. http://www.sonasdenim.com
Discrete Headwear: A sportswear company that specializes in headwear for the individual. They pride themselves on being unique and ahead of the pack. Their concept and style create the trend instead of following it. http://www.discreteheadwear.com
House of Minerva: Fun Fact: They allow their customers to give back to the charity of their choice. Using Kudyou.com, when you make a purchase online you are able to give 10% of that purchase to the charity of YOUR choice.
Inspired by art deco and retro fabrics, House of Minerva creates trendy and versatile products for every lifestyle. Skillfully crafted, House of Minerva’s products use an eclectic line of colorful prints from the fun and trendy to classic Asian motifs. Collections include handbags, aprons and girls dresses. http://www.houseofminerva.com
Leisure Society: Eyewear esigned to endure. Hand crafted to be of exceptional taste, timeless style, quality and durability. Fun fact: They brought with them stylists who helped you find the perfect frame taking into account which designs worked best with your unique coloring, face and eye shape. http://leisure-society.com
LIME Marketing: A full service agency which offers clients all the services they nee to promote and grow their businesses. This includes a wide range of services which include branding, advertising, marketing, consulting, web development and much more. http://getlimed.com
Gift bag sponsors included: HAI Hot Tunes mp3 Flat Irons, “Real Moms Love to Eat” by author Beth Aldrich, Revolver Electronic Cigs, Deckster iPOD Watch Wristbands, Rikka Floral Designs, Skweez Couture and zReturn. Photography was provided by Studio 1002.
Other Vendors included: Minky Couture, Sandast, Power and Industry, [email protected] Eriksen Lodge (SpaRitual, Amala Skincare, and Organic Spa Magazine), Wasatch Brewery, Whole Foods.