GBK 2013 American Music Awards Gift Lounge – Kicking off the Biggest Weekend in Music

GBK, the luxury lifestyle gift lounge and special events company, honored the 2013 American Music Award nominees and presenters with their annual GBK Gift Lounge at the L’Ermitage Beverly Hills on November 23rd. The gift lounge was followed by a celebrity poker tournament which aimed to raise money for Model Citizen Fund.

Poker Tournament

The Model Citizen Fund's mission is to distribute life-sustaining backpacks filled with 150 items that include food, health, and survival essentials to the homeless and disaster victims, giving them the tools and confidence to build/rebuild their lives. For more information visit the Model Citizen Fund.

Model Citizen Fund

Temperance Distilling Company gifted to guests some of their unique alcohol products. Guests were drinking cocktails created from an assortment of flavored vodka and were gifted the tasty vodka infused whipped cream, tropical liqueur, gelatin shots, a flavored whiskey and sweet tea liqueur. For more information visit Temperance Distilling Company.

Liquor Whipped

WOLFHARDT was gifting wrap around bracelets and belts that are handmade from fine European materials. WOLFHARDT was showing off their entire line of beautiful leather bags that are sure to impress as you carry them down the street. For more information visit WOLFHARDT.


Alto Collective consists of two brothers creating distinct luxury wood products that excel in both form and function. Guests will receive phones cases, minimal wallets or longboards. For more information visit Alto Collective.

ALTO Collective

Bella Mira Essential Oils is one of the oldest essential oil manufacturers. Guests will receive items from their line of the highest quality therapeutic essential oils available. For more information visit Bella Mira Essential Oils.

Bella Mira Essential Oils

Revolutionary BLOW Electronic Hookah is changing the nightlife scene for ever with the same enjoyment of traditional hookah without the smoke, tar, mess, charcoal, fire, permits, maintenence, overhead. For more information visit BLOW Hookah.

Blow Hookah

Carmex Moisture Plus® is stepping away from their classic yellow package as they were gifting their limited edition designs that make carrying your Carmex slim-stick lip balm a little more stylish. The new line with the fashion-forward exterior still gives you that  trusted moisturizing formula of Carmex. For more information visit Carmex.


Cohesive Clothing, a men's contemporary sports wear line that can be found in a high number of high end retail outlets, was gifting out some their fineset designs. Guests were exctied to leave the GBK Gift Lounge with the perfect shirts to be seen out for the big music weekend. For more information visit Choesive Clothing.

Cohesive Clothing

Boom Boom Jeans/One5One, a women's denim brand, was gifting products from their latest lines.  Guests were treated to knit & denim bottoms and jackets. For more information visit Boom Boom Jeans.

Boom Boom Jeans

Contraband Hats was gifting a choice of their stylish products that include; fedoras, snapbacks, and beanies. Guests were exctied to wear their Contraband as they made their way through the GBK Gift Lounge. For more information visit Contraband.

Splash Magazines Publisher/Editor-in-Chief Lawrence Davis with Contraband Hats

If you own an iPad or iPad mini Rolf Bleu™ by Caryn Sterling was gifting the perfect product for you. The beautiful cross body iPad covers that come in an assortment of color combos allowed to look stylish while taking your tech products with you wherever you go. For more information visit Rolf Bleu™.

Rolf Bleu™ by Caryn Sterling is the top destination for anything and everything around the home including basketball hoops, bikes, home gyms, home game rooms, and backyard and patio. If you are looking for something fun for you home, Dazadi is sure to have it. Dazadi was gifting certificates for $250 for guests to use at the site. For more information visit Dazadi.


GrandeLASH MD Natually enhances lashes, brows and hair so everyone looks their best on the red carpet.  Guests were treated to the "Gift of Glam" which included 1 Grandelash 3 month supply and their Grande Mascara, high end. All of the products are made in Italy with SynPep vitamins and conditioner. For more information visit GrandeLASH MD.


Herbalosophy hair care line that is a favorite of salons and was created with the purpose of restoring your hair’s harmony by utilizing time-tested botanicals and herbal extracts. Guests were gifted an entire package of this great hair care line to take home and try out. For more information visit Herbalosophy.

Herbalosophy Beauty

Based in Chicago, offers a contemporary lingerie collection for women of all sizes. Guess will receive an item of their choice from the following; panties, lingerie, fall 2014 bra and panty collection, a private, custom fitted bra and panty. For more information visit Jada Michaels.

Jada Michaels Lingerie

Steak and chicken tacos from Jalisco's Mobile Taco Grill were a welcome treat to all guests. While the amazing flavors became a memory, guests were gifted a mobile taco grill party all-inclusive for 50 guests to make sure they get to keep enjoying Jalisco's in the future. For more information visit Jalisco's.

Splash Magazines Publisher/Editor-in-Chief Lawrence Davis with Jalisco's Mobile Taco Grill

One of the highlights of the day was the gift from Palace Resorts. Guests were gifted a vacation for two guests to the all-inclusive Moon Palace at Palace resorts. If you are looking for a vacation that you literally just have to show up and the resort takes care of the rest, Palace Resorts is the place for you. For more information visit Palace Resorts.

Palace Resorts

Mark Hill is one of Britain’s hottest celebrity hair stylists who recently launched a new hair care line in the U.S. sold exclusively at Walgreens. All products are salon-quality, sassy, and affordable. Gifts include items from his glamorous salon-quality products for all types of hair and styles. For more information visit Mark Hill Salon Professional.

The list of guests who took part in this amazing gift lounge from GBK included; 2013 American Music Awards Nominee Matthew West, 2013 American Music Awards Presenter Robert Herjavec, Shelley Regner from Nominated show “Pitch Perfect”, American Music Awards Red Carpet Host Carly Steel, Beau “Casper” Smart, Beverly Hills Housewife Joyce Giraud-Ohoven, Scandal’s Khandi Alexander, Shah’s of Sunset Mike Shouhed and Reza Farahan, The Game’s Jay Ellis, and taking a break from the opening of The Hunger Games to enjoy the lounge was E. Roger Mitchell, Elena Sanchez and Stef Dawson. DJ Shy provided the music to entertain guests and they also took in the the complimentary green room that was loaded with goodies from: Megaload, Pop Chips, Vita Coco, Pasta Chips, Sheila G's Brownie Brittle, Monster Energy Drink and Hint Water.

GBK, formerly GBK Productions, is a luxury lifestyle gifting and special events company, specializing in entertainment marketing integration. Formed in 2000 by Gavin Keilly, the company’s Founder and CEO, GBK consists of five divisions: GBK Celebrity Gifting, GBK Special Events, GBK Weddings, GBK Charitable Consulting and GBK Marketing/Public Relations. Widely known in the entertainment industry for bringing that little extra something into the Gifting Lounge environment, GBK offers its clients a full range of marketing services. For more information on Gavin B. Keilly (CEO), Carla Domen (VP) or GBK, please go to GBK Productions online. 

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