The recipe for classic Hollywood glamour is as follows:
Mix one part exclusive W Hotel with an extensive list of A-list celebrities. Add in a gracious host, an attentive team, a plush red carpet, photographers, exceptional style and an array of international, new and classic brands. Season it with non-profit outreach to taste. Warm it in the golden Southern California sun and present it with delicious food and creative mixology. What do you get?
The award-winning GBK Luxury Emmy Gift Lounge in honor of the 2012 Emmy Nominees and Presenters.
And the A-list stars attending the GBK Lounge looks much like the line-up for the Emmys itself: Nominee Mayim Bialik, "The Big Bang Theory;” Nominee Dot-Marie Jones, “Glee;” Nominee Mare Winningham, star of History Channel’s Best Miniseries or Movie Nominee “Hatfields & McCoys;” Nominee Joanne Froggatt, "Downton Abbey;” Nominee Gustavo 'Gus' Fring, “Breaking Bad;” Nominee Brenda Strong, "Desperate Housewives" "Dallas;” Nominee Christopher Scott, "So You Think You Can Dance;” Jim Carter, star of PBS’ Emmy-Nominated "Downton Abbey;” Lisa Edelstein, “The Good Wife,” “House M.D.’” Kelly Siegler of “Blue-eyed Butcher,” who attended on behalf of Best Friends Animal Society; Michael Arden, "Anger Management;” Hugh Bonneville, "Downton Abbey;” Krista Allen of “L.A. Complex;” Aldis Hodge, "Leverage;” Tony Denison of “Major Crimes,” “The Closer;” Amy Smart, “Shameless;” Nominee Stacey Tookey, star of the Best Reality Competition Nominee “So You Think You Can Dance”; Camille Grammer, “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills;" Fiona Gubelmann, "Wilfred,” Giancarlo Esposito, “Revolution,” Zach McGowan, "Shameless;” Mitte, “Breaking Bad;” Joshua Malina, “Scandal;” Aaron Staton, "Mad Men;” Lindsay Pulsipher, “Hatfields & McCoys,” “True Blood;” Jessica Parker Kennedy, “50/50,” “Secret Circle;” Tony Dovolani, “Dancing With the Stars;” Jackson Pace, “Homeland;” Chelsie Hightower, “Dancing With the Stars;” Margaret Judson, “The Newsroom;” Dorian Brown, "Wilfred;,” Joyful Drake, “Let’s Stay Together;” Gregg Binkley, “Raising Hope;” Madeline Zima, “Royal Pains;” Joelle Carter, “Justfied;” Tamala Jones, “Castle;” Lisa Vanderpump, “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills;” Kearran Giovanni, “Major Crimes;” Georgia King, “The New Normal;” Bruno Tonioli, "Dancing With the Stars;” Mike White, “Enlightened;” Reid Scott, “Veep;” Kate Flannery, “The Office;” Mackenzie Aladjem, "Nurse Jackie;” Chase Masterson, “Star Trek,” and many others.
Best Friends Animal Society - www.nkla.org and www.bestfriends.org
NKLA is a coalition, led by Best Friends Animal Society, of animal resuce organizations, shelters, and passionate individuals dedicated to making LA a no-kill city.
The Dream Center - www.DreamCenter.org
Serving over 50,000 people every month, The Dream Center has been combating the issues that afflict Los Angeles communities, rescuing people out of poverty, homelessness, hunger and substance abuse, and it is now leading the fight against human trafficking by opening the nation's largest shelter for victims of human trafficking.
Somaly Mam Foundation - www.Somaly.org
The Somaly Mam Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the eradication of sex slavery and the empowerment of its survivors, based on the vision and life's work of survivor and activist Somaly Mam.
The Artisan Group - www.theartisangroup.org
The Artisan Group is an elite collective of world-wide artists who gift their quality handcrafted products. Guests received a lovely collection of jewelry, stationery, fine art photography, spa and bath products, and other handcrafted gifts.
One World Foundation partners with the Baan Unrak to create Baan Unrak Conscious Collection - www.buconscious.com; www.oneworld-foundation.org
One World Foundation (www.oneworld-foundation.org) a charitable organization, partners with Baan Unrak children’s village, to create hand-woven apparel in support of child sanctuary and education in rural Thailand.
Bavaro’s - www.BavaroFoods.com
Bavaro’s features gourmet pasta sauce, which is an all natural sauce cooked the old fashion way, homemade.
Beanpatch and Co. - www.BeanpatchandCo.com
Beanpatch & Co. imports beautifully designed, high-quality infant and children's toys from Scandinavia and France, featuring the beautiful Baghera French pedal cars and ride-ons, as well as Franck & Fischer plush toys and rattles.
Brazilian Heat - www.BelsonProducts.com
A recognized name in the hair appliance business for more than 47 years, Belson has developed many new and innovative appliances with the support of its parent company, Helen of Troy. Guests will receive Brazilian Heat Variable Speed Ion Dryer, 1” Tourmaline Ceramic Straightening Iron, 1” and 1.5” Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Irons.
Bread Basket Cake Co. - www.BreadBasketCakeCo.com
Bread Basket Cake Co. is a bakery that makes specialty cakes and carries some gourmet items. Guests will received a gift certificate for an 8" custom designed cake.
An exciting destination gift for guests was an all-inclusive trip for two to the newest Hard Rock resorts in the Caribbean.
D-Rich Art - http://db.tt/CXEZTSA0
“Coco Chanel Retrospective” a 48” x 60”, richly embellished amethyst crystal acrylic, with three dimensional accessories and tuxedo finish, was on display.
Eye Saw You - www.eyesawyou.com
The premiere social media application used worldwide to celebrate "missed connections". Eye Saw You gifted the eyesawyou.com mobile app loaded on to the X Tablet, the newest and most cutting edge tablet hitting the market this year.
Foster Grant - www.FosterGrant.com
Stylish, on-trend sunglasses and reading glasses by Foster Grant, the purveyor of “celebrity-look-for-less” frames. This iconic brand, known for its famous tagline, “Who’s That Behind Those Foster Grants?”, has graced the faces of countless Hollywood stars including, most recently, Brooke Shields. For each pair of Foster Grants gifted at the GBK Lounge, one pair was donated to charity.
Freedom Quit Smoking System - www.FreedomQuitSmoking.com
Freedom Quit Smoking is an at home cessation program to break free of nicotine addiction forever.
Hot Rock Jewelry - www.HotRockJewelry.com
Trendy, celebrity-lifestyle jewelry, fine and fashion, one-of-a-kind jewelry designs. Emmy Nominees and Presenters received a custom pendant, individually numbered, so they can auction them off to their favorite charity fund raiser.
Integrated Transportation Services - www.itslimo.com
Full-Service Chauffeured Limousine Company servicing the Greater LA area with a Diversified Fleet of Luxury Sedans, SUVs, Executive Vans, Stretch Limousines, Mini- Coaches and Full-Size Motor Coaches.
Joe Nunziata Enterprises - www.JoeNunz.com
Four enlightening books were gifted to celebrities: Karma Buster by Joe Nunziata, F.E.E.L. by Michelle Bersell, The Book of Lessons by Marc Mazis, and The Renegade Leader by Debora J. McLauglin
John Allan’s - www.JohnAllans.com
John Allan's Signature Full Service includes a scalp massaging shampoo, conditioning treatment, steaming hot face towel, the perfect haircut, manicure and shoe shine.
Jorg Gray - www.JorgGray.com
Jorg Gray features American designed timepieces suited to fit any occasion. JG offers Classic, Luxury, and Sport watches that allow you to Define Your Time. Guests received a choice of a variety of beautiful timepieces ranging in style and look.
Mansion Fitness - www.MansionFitness.com
Mansion Fitness is a strictly one-on-one luxury personal training facility which offers some of LA's most experienced trainers in the industry. Guests received one month of personal training including a diet and nutrition planning program.
Mason Jar Cookie Company - www.MasonJarCookieCompany.com
Mason Jar’s products are classic mason jars filled with carefully layered ingredients, which are chosen by their customers, featuring four bases and over thirty add-ins to choose from. Just add butter and eggs, bake and enjoy!
Miracle Hydrate - www.MiracleHydrate.com
Miracle Hydrate creates and markets superior skin care products, which are designed to enhance the natural beauty of skin. Guest received the MH3 line. Their anti-aging miracles duo employs “innovenom,” the brand’s proprietary triple layer penetrating viper synthetic peptide, to help diminish facial expressions and leave skin looking ageless.
Misahara Jewelry - www.Misahara.com
Inspired by world travel comes a new line of jewelry, meeting standards of quality workmanship and quality of gem stones in the ultra luxury market that is timeless and will last forever. Guests received the unity charm representing the first collection of their ultra-luxury jewelry collection.
Nulo Pet Products - www.nulo.com
Nulo features premium, all natural dog and cat food -- a hit with stars and press alike.
Revitalash - www.Revitalash.com
DramatEYE's and beautify with the RevitaLash® family of conditioning and color cosmetics, featuring Hair ADVANCED, RevitaBrow ADVANCED, FineLine Primer, Volumizing Mascara, Volumizing Primer, Spotlight Highlighting Pencil, and 12 Hour Raven Eyeliner.
Ron Donovan Designs - www.RonDonovanDesigns.com
A New York based builder of Italian-made luxury footwear and accessories. Ultimate glamour and style!
Sabra Hummus - www.Sabra.com
Sabra, producer of America's top-selling hummus, gifted each guest with a custom cooler bag filled with Sabra hummus and a Sabra Grab N' Go Snack with hummus and pretzels.
Savee Laguna Beach - www.SaveeLagunaBeach.com
Savee Laguna Beach designs and creates sexy, tasteful womens dresses and eveningwear all made in the U.S. Guests received women's animal print leggings and pants.
Secret Agent Beauty - www.SAB.US.com
Secret Agent Beauty aims to provide worldwide beautification. Dual purpose products with unique packaging are perfect for agents on-the-go!
SKN Spin Roller System - www.SKNSpin.com
SKNSpin is a revolutionary skin rejuvenation tool that exfoliates and reduces the signs of aging while maximizing skincare product penetration, providing clinical results in the comfort of your home.
STEMTECH - www.stemtech.com
Anti-aging Adult Stem Cell Nutrition and Anti-aging Adult Cell Serum was a hit with both press and celebs
Toy State - www.ToyState.com and www.MyMotorIsland.com
New for 2012, assume the role of the world’s most famous secret agent with motorized drive, hidden weapons and other lights and sound built into 007TM Secret Agent vehicles!
WOLFHARDT - www.WOLFHARDT.com
WOLFHARDT Mens and Womens Hand Crafted Leather accessories are exclusively German designed unique belts, bands, and bags for men and women.
Yazi Ginger Vodka - www.DrinkYazi.com
Yazi is for those who own the night. It’s sweet and spicy. It’s the taste of mischief, an elixir made from ancient aphrodisiacs – four different species of ginger – along with lemon, orange, cayenne and red pepper.
Yoplait Greek 100 - www.YoplaitGreek.com
New Yoplait® Greek 100 is a 100-calorie strained Greek yogurt that delivers 100 percent of the rich, creamy taste of Greek yogurt in six enjoyable flavors.
The Shave of Beverly Hills - www.TheShaveBeverlyHills.com
The Shave gifted certificates for a shave and haircut at this exclusive salon.
Global Trend Productions - www.GlobalTrendPro.com
Global Trend Productions Inc. is a premiere production company providing production design, production management, and equipment rental, focusing primarily on LED Video Displays. For the event, they showcased a 6mm LED Video wall which is often used in concerts, TV shows, Night Clubs, and Convention Centers.
GBK has donated over $3 Million in products, services, and cash over the last 3 years to various charities. And gives 20% of its proceeds to participating charities. No other gift lounge can state that or even comes close! GBK is widely known for its celebrity-driven luxury gift lounges, the foundational belief of GBK is a continual commitment to giving back to the community.