GBK & Pilot Pen pre-Golden Globes Gift Lounge – A Perfect Setting for Hollywood’s Finest

One of the biggest weekends of the year in Hollywood got going with the GBK Golden Globe Awards Gift Lounge. The event to celebrate the 2014 Golden Globe Awards took place at the picturesque rooftop of the L’Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills on Friday and Saturday, January 10th and 11th.

The guest list was long and noteworthy including RJ Mitte of “Breaking Bad,” which won Best Drama TV Series, Sally Hawkins, Kelsey Scott, Lesley Nicol, Shea Wigham, Martha Plimpton, Terry Crews, Jim O’Heir and many more. The celebrity filled guest list was treated to an assortment of amazing gifts, food, massages and an amazing view and sun-filled day at the iconic the L’Ermitage, while helping to benefit the GUARDaHEART Foundation and Lambda Legal.

Title Sponsor Pilot Pen greeted guests with a view of the amazing Pilot Pen dress and then gifted guests with one of the following pens from their line: the Black Matte Vanishing Point, the Pilot MR Metropolitan Collection Silver Ballpoint Pen, or the FriXion Clicker Erasable Gel Ink 8 Pack Pouch. Pilot Pen makes for the perfect autograph piece with their 100 year heritage of crafting the world’s finest pens. For more information, visit Pilot Pen.

Pilot Pens

One of the most talked about gifts of the day came from Presenting Sponsor airweave which gifted a portable air pad as well as the opportunity to have a full-size bedding topper mailed to their home.  Established in Japan in 2004, this amazing line of premium bedding toppers and pillows create such a perfect sleep setting that they are going to be used by a number of athletes in the upcoming Olympics. For more information visit airweave.

Splash Magazines Worldwide Publisher/Editor-In-Chief Lawrence Davis with airweave

When celebrities have some down time you often see them with headphones on and Sir Ike Audio was going to make this a little easier as they were gifting their wireless, lightweight, luxury headsets.  The Sir Ike headphones feature connectivity options of Bluetooth or corded with on ear volume, play, pause and stop controls; this affords listeners a customized high audio experience.  For more information visit Sir Ike Audio.

Jim O'Heir with Sir Ike

Burke Williams was not only gifting their exclusive skin care line, H2V, but they were also providing massages  to make sure guests were feeling their best as they prepared for the big weekend.  The name Burke Williams is one of the first names that come to mind in the world of the Day Spa and they have earned that with an incredible list of services that make you feel pampered. For more information visit Burke Williams.

Burke Williams

As gluten-free food is becoming more and more popular, Kyra's Bake Shop gives you the gluten-free without you knowing it. Every treat that Kyra creates tastes as good as anything you will find in any bakery in the country. Guests were treated to an assortment of gluten-free pastries made from three-time Cupcake Wars Champion, Kyra Bussanich, what more needs to be said. For more information visit Kyra’s Bake Shop.

Kyra's Bake Shop

Planet.ECO will soon be the hottest domain around as they use the global reach of the internet to encourage and help educate individuals to strive for a triple bottom line: people, planet, and profits as a long term goal.  Guests were gifted with ECO friendly shopping bags, environmentally friendly gift bricks with artist names on it, premium positioning on www.WallOfCare.com, and 10 years of .ECO trademark artist name licensing. For more information visit Planet.ECO

Planet.ECO

Rolf Bleu™ founder Caryn Sterling was gifting products from her “tech meets chic” product line including; cross body iPad covers, to jewelry and embroidered Beanies. If you are looking for a way to carry your phone or iPad and look super stylish doing it, Rolf Bleu™ will have just what you are looking for and in the color that fits your style. For more information visit Rolf Bleu™.

Rolf Bleu™ by Caryn Sterling

Los Angeles really has anything one could ask for but when it comes to wine, they are lacking. V Wine Room is the answer to that problem as they are Los Angeles' only tasting room and they feature wine from over 22 California boutique wineries. V Wine gifted a select Wine Club Membership to V Wine Room, which Rundown LA voted as one of the top 5 best new bars in Los Angeles 2013. For more information visit V Wine Room.

V Wine

What celebrity would not want a product that would help with skin, joints and really anything and everything to make you and your body feel better. If this is you, meet MINERVA. MINERVA has scientific knowledge and product research that draws on the experience of the most advanced nutricosmetic market in the world. Guests were treated to the unique Pure GOLD COLLAGEN®, a new generation liquid food supplement that contains a unique blend of hydrolysed collagen and active ingredients, both essential for the production of collagen and skin's hydration. For more information visit MINERVA.

Minerva Research Labs

Lambda Legal has been leading the way for over twenty years to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy advocacy and our work is an integral part of the continuing struggle for civil rights in America. For all of the progress that has been made in recent years there is still a long way to go and Lambda Legal makes sure that the progress continues. For more information visit Lambda Legal.

Lambda Legal

GUARDaHEART was on-site to help spread the word to guard your heart and save your life. GUARDaHEART is a non-profit foundation that is dedicated to raising awareness of heart disease prevention. For more information, tips and activities to help guard your heart, visit GUARDaHEART.

RJ Mitte of "Breaking Bad" with GUARDaHEART

You are not going to see it on the Red Carpet, but Spanx will be there. Spanx is the industry leader in shapewear with over 200 products that are meant for any person and any part of the body and while they are well known for slimming products for women, they have a great line of men's undershirts and underwear.  Spanx gifted each celebrity with both their Pro-Wick boxer Brief and their Trust Your Thinstincts ultra-thin mid-thigh products. For more information visit Spanx.

Spanx

Once the award season is over a vacation might be in order and Caribbean Living, a luxury travel magazine, partnered with resort property Hard Rock International to gift guests a five-night all-inclusive trip to Hard Rock Hotel Punta Cana. The Hard Rock combines the best of the all-inclusive experience while also giving you the Rock-Star lifestyle. For more information visit Hard Rock Hotel.

Robert Knepper with Hard Rock Hotel

For those guests looking for a little different experience, the St. Regis Bora Bora Resort gifted a four-night stay in a Deluxe Overwater Villa with daily breakfast for two and complimentary boat transfers to the Bora Bora Airport. This is one vacation that is the epitome of a relaxing stay. For more information visit St. Regis Bora Bora Resort.

St. Regis Bora Bora

RegeneBlend was gifting a package of their RegeneSlim products. RegeneSlim helps to curb your appetite and increase your energy with the use of two proprietary blend features, Super Citrimax and ChromeMate. If you are looking to have that healthy body weight and lean body mass, RegeneSlim is the answer. For more information visit RegeneBlend.

Splash Magazines Worldwide Publisher/Editor-In-Chief Lawrence Davis with Regeneca WorldWide

Sleep-In Rollers made the trip all the way from the United Kingdom to help introduce the comfortable way to get curls. Sleep-In Rollers launched in 2011 to help all of the women who had to endure the pain of hard rollers in their hair as they slept.  The soft rollers that are like sponges were made so you don’t even notice that you are sleeping with them in your hair were gifted to all guests. For more information visit Sleep-In Rollers.

Sleep-In Rollers

Sabra Dipping Company, LLC has quickly become the top producer of Americas top-selling hummus and also has a great line of refrigerated dips and spreads. Guests were gifted cooler with single-serving packs Sabra’s salsa, dairy dips, guacamole, and award winning hummus while also getting to taste all of the Sabra products throughout the day. For more information visit Sabra.

Sabra

There are so many amazing and new product lines out that it is hard to get introduced to them all, the Artisan Group® makes it easy for you. They put together some of the best handcrafted product lines to introduce to Hollywood. The Artisan Group gifted celebrities and members of the press a lovely collection of trendy jewelry, spa and bath products, fine art photography, and other handcrafted gifts. For more information visit the Artisan Group®.

Artisan Group

EmergencyLink is an emergency ID network that allows anyone to store their important information and documents and easily. EmergencyLink also offers a 24-hour emergency response center to aid members in an emergency and guests were invited to sign up for this great service. Each celebrity that signs up to become a member of  EmergencyLink, a $100 donation will be made to The American Red Cross. For more information visit EmergencyLink.

Trying to look your best for the Red Carpet can always be challenge, but to make sure that making your hair look amazing, Barbar Hair Tools provides salon professionals and everyday consumers with the latest and highest quality hair care products.  Barbar Hair Tools gifted guests the BARBAR 2600 Titanium Ionic Flat Iron (1.5"). For more information visit Barbar Hair Tools.

Global Women's Empowerment Network (GWEN) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to transform lives beyond abuse through products, services and programs.  GWEN was spreading the word about the soon to be launched GWENNetwork and the Red Carpet premier of “Road to Redemption.” GWEN gifted a GWEN natural crystal bracelet and inner beauty skin care gift card. For more information visit GWEN.

Global Women's Empowerment Network

Made by Survivors is an international nonprofit that employs and educates survivors of slavery and other human rights abuse. These jewelers are pioneers, some being South Asia's first female silversmiths! 100% of their profits go to rescue, aftercare, employment, and education. Guests will be gifted with Silver and brass handmade jewelry made by survivors of human trafficking. For more information visit Made by Survivors.

Made by Survivors

Looking to help guests improve relationships and maybe add a little love to their life The Love Architects, a love and life design firm focused on creating global healing one happy and healthy relationship at a time, gifted guests with an autographed copy of book, “Real Love, Right Now,” and 1 hour of Love Whispering. For more information visit The Love Architects.

The Love Architects

What celebrity does not want their child to look just as stylish as they do? Threaded Creations is a unique high-end children's boutique that showcases two lines that include, "Threaded Creations," custom dresses, and its complimentary, "EF3 Designs," an accessory line that will make any age child look amazing.  Threaded Creations gifted guests accessory hairpieces, gift cards, pocket squares and accessories from the "EF3 Designs" line. For more information visit Threaded Creations.

Threaded Creations

If you are looking for a unique piece of jewelry to commemorate a special event Coordinates Collection is for you. This is a fairly new start-up company focused on disrupting the jewelry space, specializing in rings and bracelets that have an engraved longitude and latitude of a place that holds a special memory. Attendees are gifted a bracelet with the coordinates of Los Angeles in their most popular style and finish, the Gold Legend Bracelet. For more information visit Coordinates Collection.

Coordinates Collection

These days trying to keep your electronics charged can be troublesome as you leave your charger at home or it is too bulky to take with, FLUXMOB is a mobile technology company that produces innovative, yet minimalistic products to change that.  Guests will be gifted the BOLT, the world’s smallest battery backup and wall charger combination, perfect to take anywhere and that you can always have with you and it won’t take up a lot of room. For more information visit FLUXMOB.

FLUXMOB

Tweezerman is the Beauty Tool Experts, with the latest products that will make looking your best easy. Tweezerman gifted guests with their Purple Rein Petite Tweeze Set, Coil Spring Nipper, or their Facial Hair Scissors and Black Slant Tweezer. If you are looking for any facial or nail care products, Tweezerman has an unparalleled line of products. For more information visit Tweezerman.

Tweezerman

Luminita Jewelry has reinvented the clasp by creating bracelets that can also become a necklace, allowing you to create your own personal style. Guests were  gifted the Leather/Beads Bracelet magnetic clasp to add to their collection. For more information visit Luminita.

Luminita Jewelry

The pink diamond is rare and costly so Fiamma Jewelry found a way to put the pink in the diamond and you it looks stunning! Fiamma Jewlry gifted their exquisite collection of fashion and engagement jewelry with pink diamonds. For more information visit Fiamma Jewelry.

Joe Mantegna

Having flawless looking skin is the key to any Red Carpet appearance and the Crave Collection offers a collection of products that will take care of your beauty needs. The Crave Collection was gifting an embellash eyelash conditioner,  brow braun eyebrow conditioner and hands-free skin brightening treatment for hands. For more information visit the Crave Collection.

The Crave Collection

The Bread Basket Cake Company once again made a stunning cake centerpiece to commemorate the Golden Globe Awards. In addition the Bread Basket Cake Company was gifting guests some of their handcrafted chocolates. For more information visit Bread Basket Cake Company.

Megan Hayes with Bread Basket Cake Company

Keeping guests entertained throughout the day with his music was DJ Don Price. DJ Don began spinning at major events and clubs in Hollywood in 2002. He would spin for prominent artists such as: Lil Jon, Beyonce, Too Short, Ludacris, Jay-Z, Missy Elliot, Swizz Beats, Busta Rhymes, Gnarls Barkeley as well as actors and athletes such as: boxer Evander Holyfield, retired NBA star Shaquille O’Neil, comedian Aries Spears, comics the Wayans brothers and actor Gary Dourdan. For more information visit DJ Don Price.

With the hottest, most trending Vapor products on the market, BLOW HOOKAH provides an alternative to smoking Shisha and Cigarettes. Guests will be gifted the Revolutionary BLOW Electronic Hookah, taking a traditional hookah but without the smoke, tar, mess, charcoal, fire, permits, maintenance, and overhead. For more information visit BLOW HOOKAH.

Joe Morton with Hookah

Society has become selfie obsessed, but more often than not, they don’t come out as nice as you might like. The Shutterball helps that process as they provide a remote shutter for your Smartphone camera, taking the ultimate hands-free selfie. For more information visit Shutterball.

Marlon Wayans with Shutterball

Bulgarini Gelato was wowing guests with samples of their fresh gelato, sorbetto and granite. Fresh ingredients and made from scratch you get a true taste of Italy with each bite.  Bulgarini Gelato gifted guests a gift certificate for a private gelato and wine pairing party for 12, a Gift Certificate to Bulgarini Gelato, and a Silver Bucket of 12 Cremino Bars. For more information visit Bulgarini Gelato.

Bulgarini Gelato

SAAS Hot Sauce is new to the hot sauce market as they were formed from a school project of students that were on a trip to Burkina Faso.  They started packaging SAAS in 2012 and then in 2013, hired Alkyne Media Group to distribute and market their sauce.  SAAS gifted an assortment of their new savory and authentic, all-purpose spicy sauce. For more information visit SAAS.

Splash Magazines Worldwide Publisher/Editor-In-Chief Lawrence Davis with SAAS Hot Sauce

Yoplait Greek was not only sampling their healthy Greek yogurt line, but they were mixing in an assortment of fresh ingredients to make it an even tastier treat. Yoplait Greek gifted guests their new Yoplait Greek, a strained Greek yogurt packed with protein and deliciously blended with real fruit. For more information visit Yoplait.

Makenzie Vega with Yoplait

Other food and beverage delicacies that guests were treated to included; Brownie Brittle, COMBOS Baked Snacks, Marathon Bars, Matt’s Munchies, Pasta Chips, popchips, and VitaCoco.

 

ABOUT GBK:

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 gbkproductions.com.

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