It was that time again when the 2011 Primetime Emmy nominees, former Emmy winners/nominees, and industry VIPS arrived on the Red Carpet smiling with their newly whitened teeth and their hands and arms wide open to accept a variety of products worth thousands of dollars.
The highly anticipated, invitation-only, “Second Annual Endless Summer Primetime Emmy Suite & Party” at Gonpachi of Beverly Hills was co-hosted by Oliver Sweeney, presented by Vitabath® and produced by Doris Bergman, of Bergman PR, and Kathy Duliakas. The group catered to every desire on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Gonpachi of Beverly Hills where Executive Chef Yasu Kusano created a five-star cuisine for all guest while they walked around and given an incredible array of fashion for him and her, the finest in body and skin care, electronics, lingerie, fabulous footwear, stunning jewelry, sexy swimwear, delectable goodies, exotic cocktails and more!
The event wasn’t just about taking, drinking, and running home, it was about giving to the selected charity where many celebrities donated school supplies, backpacks and money to the "I Have a Dream" Foundation® - Los Angeles (IHAD-LA; www.ihaveadreamfoundation.org/html/) which provides academic, social and cultural enrichment services to under-served youth and their families. Adorable Cheryl Hines (‘Suburgatory’ & ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’) dashed into the party, headed right for the charity and exclaimed, “I just came for the kids -- I don’t want anything -- I just want to help the kids,” as she donated multiple backpacks and was gone in a flash!
Over a 100 celebrities came out to give and receive: 'Bachelor Pad' trio Michael Stagliano, Vienna Girardi & Kasey Kahl; Amy Rider ('Secret Life of the American Teenager'), Andrea Gabriel (Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn), Cheryl Hines, Chris McDonald, Christine Devine, Dee Wallace, Primetime Emmy Nominee Dot-Marie Jones, Eric Roberts, Fiona Gubelmann ('Wilfred'), Jackee Harry, James Kyson Lee('Hawaii: Five-O'), 'Body of Proof's' Jeri Ryan, Nicholas Bishop & Windell Middlebrooks, Jillian Rose Reed ('Awkward'), Joe Mantegna ('Criminal Minds'), Judd Nelson, Kevin Farley, Lenny Jacobson ('Nurse Jackie'), Madison Michelle, Malese Jow ('Vampire Diaries'), Marisa Ramirez, 'Dancing With The Stars' Damian Whitewood, Peta Mergatroyd, Chelsie Hightower and Kyle Massey, Primetime Emmy Nominee Randee Heller, Rex Lee from 'Entourage,' half-pint darling Rowan Blanchard ('SPY KIDS'), Sofia Milos, Tamala Jones ('Castle'), Tommy 'Tiny' Lister, Tyrone Davis, Vanessa Lengies ('Glee' new series regular), Wes Ramsey ('CSI: Miami'), William Shatner, to name a few, were among the bevy of celebrities and industry VIPs who were treated to the best of the best!
“What a wonderful time with wonderful people!! Thank you Doris and Kathy for letting me be a part of your Suite!” said Primetime Emmy Nominee Dot-Marie Jones (‘Glee’).‘Bachelor Pad’ hotties Vienna Girardi and Kasey Kahl said, “This event is amazing -- it’s a party with great gifts -- we’re being spoiled!” The always graciousWilliam Shatner said, “Elizabeth and I are always treated so well and I thank you!”
Many items given are newly launched and some have been around for awhile. Many times there are products that really catch my eye, but the people and the story behind the creation or design of the product are just as intriguing. Divine Protection Jewelry by Cynthia Mace created a jewelry line inspired by the Rosary. She had the vision of a necklace that included adding semi-precious stones from around the world with a cross and embellishing them with charms. Cynthia named her company after her son Royce and both design different styles together. Royce was at the event helping mom showcase her jewelry. This jewelry line is something to watch out for. They’re cool, classy and chic--and some are beautifully spiritual.
Another great product is Cool Off™ herbal towelettes created by CEO Deb Bolner Prost who thought of the idea while standing in 100+ degree weather during her daughter's soccer game. The idea meant more while her partner endured the horrible affects of cancer.
Here are other gifts that were provided:
ROYCEWARE elegant jewelry for him and her – www.royceware.com
With three sons serving in the United States Air Force, designer Cynthia Mace was inspired to craft the traditional military ID or “Dog” Tag into an edgy line of jewelry “I used my craft to design a jewelry line that expresses my great pride in my three sons, Royce, Landon and Preston. I just wanted to say thank you to all the past and present veterans who have or are now currently serving in our armed services.” The designer notes that the ID/Dog Tag has been a symbol of protection that translates to a timeless fashion-jewelry statement. Mace is talented designer with a lovely heart.
Prana SpaCeuticals™- www.spaskincareproducts.org
Acne, Rosacea, hyper-pigmentation and anti-aging treatments are all available through Prana’s product line. Additionally, Prana SpaCeuticals™ offers a retail line of natural products designed to improve the skin’s moisture, protect the body from damages caused by the sun, and firm the body’s contour.
The B Bag™ by LisaBerck™-
Designs for all ages, styles and moods!! Available in more than 150 different leather textures/colors/designs...the B Bag™ measures 6 1/2" tall by 4 5/8" wide with a magnetic closure.
BECCA® by Rebecca Virtue - www.beccaswim.com
Create your look with stunning swimwear for all body types. BECCA uses exclusive fabric to create the right fit for your body. They’re sexy, classy and stylish, and have been worn by the sexiest women in the world in SportsIllustrated.com
Bootights® by Leg Up™ - www.boottights.com
Another ordinary products that’s extraordinary. Introducing Bootights® – the first tight designed specifically for boots. Bootights® are a premium tight with a performance sock attached so you look and feel great all day long. No need to suffer ever again or be uncomfortable in your boots. I can’t wait to wear these when it gets chilly.
Model in a Bottle® - www.modelinabottle.com
Makeup Setting Formula Locks Your Makeup All Day! The setting spray is a one-of-a-kind matte finish setting spray and holds foundation and eye makeup in place throughout the day and night.
Cool Off™ Towelletes – www.thequickchill.com
Sometimes an ordinary item can be extraordinary. I cooled down on a sweltering day with the quick chill towelettes that are infused with extracts of witch hazel, aloe vera, arnica, sea weed, chamomile flower, lemon peel, red clover, St. John’s Wort, oat kernel, flaxseed, fennel, evening primrose, wild yam, tea tree, black cohosh root, white tea leaf, and natural or organic fixatives. I also found them to be helpful when my carpal tunnel acts-up, it relieves the inflammation and also their wonderful for sore feet when you can’t soak them in water. These towelletes should be carried by everyone.
Whirl-A-Style consists of three different, yet related hairstyling products: Whirl-a-Style, Klicinz and Poppi. Whirl-a-Style hair accessories are internationally recognized as the leading up style and hair styling design accessories in the world, with successful sales across many professional and fashion retail categories, including the salon, spa, dance, cheerleader, bridal, military, and general retail markets.
Author Lonnie Ross and her new ‘tongue & cheek’ book entitled “Blow Me!” –www.lennieross.com
Other gifts were provided by Oliver Sweeney - couture designer of men’s footwear; Joya footwear - the world’s softest shoe for men and women; Experia® athletic socks, powered by Thorlo® Pads; Single® dresses by Galina Sobolev; men's T’s & hoodies by Guerilla Lifestyle; Vitabath® Fragrance Collection.
Spongeables® LLC shower treats; Dulcenea lingerie; Stemulation™; Whirl-a-Style®; Hotty Hoody® Cool Sleeve; UhHuhh™ by Intenuum Innovation™; iStick™ Hands Free Cellular;Zestra® Essential Arousal Oils™; Antonia's Nuts™; Hawaii’s Waialua Soda Works and Hawaiian Springs® Water; Blue Angel Ultra Premium Vodka; Vermeer Dutch Chocolate Cream Liqueurs.
Everywhere I looked there were smiles and laughs and people enjoying the afternoon with their goodies. The Second Annual 'Endless Summer' Primetime Emmy Suite & Party was a classy gig with food, drinks, products, intriguing creators, designers, and entrepreneurs to make a guest thoroughly entertained.