The 2014 MTV Movie Awards weekend celebration kicked off with the annual GBK Luxury Gift Lounge, held Friday, April 11th and Saturday, April 12th at the SLS hotel in Beverly Hills. GBK again wowed some of the biggest celebrities around with not only an incredible gifting lounge and by also supporting some fantastic charities and worthy causes.
The GBK event was attended by celebrities including; Jillian Rose Reed (Awkward), Andy Richter (Late Night with Conan O'Brien), Cameron Monaghan (Shameless), Jeff Kober (The Walker Dead), Khandi Alexander (Scandal) and Sean Murray (NCIS). In addition the event supported the following charities over the weekend; American Red Cross, Los Angeles Youth Network, Autism Speaks and Lambda Legal.
The Los Angeles Youth Network was created to help the high number of homeless youth in the Los Angeles area by providing not only shelter, but also educational enrichment programs, street outreach, food as well as a transitional living program to help these children become self-sufficient. The Los Angeles Youth Network was sharing details on upcoming fundraising events such as Tart Uncorked on May 29th and a fundraiser at Wood & Vine on April 23rd. For more information visit Los Angeles Youth Network.
Lamda Legal recently announced that actor Dan Bucatinsky of “Scandal” will be honored with the “Celebrity in the Spotlight Liberty Award” at the West Coast Liberty Awards to be held on Friday, June 13th at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons. For more information visit Lambda Legal.
Walk Now For Autism Speaks was spreading the word on their upcoming walk at the Rose Bowl on April 26th. You can participate in the walk as an individual or as a team to help raise money for autism, which now affects 1 in 88 children. For more information visit Walk Now For Autism Speaks.
With the recent rash of earthquakes, the American Red Cross was providing information for guests on how to make sure that they are prepared for an earthquake or any other emergency and what you should have in your home. For more information visit American Red Cross.
For guests who need to get away from all of the noise and chaos that can surround the celebrity lifestyle, guests were gifted headphones from Onkyo. These are not just your typical headphones, Onkyo created noise free headphones that fit gently and perfectly on your ears and they are incredibly stylish looking and come in an assortment of colors. While the headphones were a true treat for guests, Onkyo is more well known for their amazing line of home theater systems. Onkyo has made it so easy you don't need an expert to set things up for you as they have have WiFi, Bluetooth and the latest HDMI technology to make it quick and easy to connect your entire home entertainment system to the powerful TX-NR535 Onkyo. For more information visit Onkyo.
The nearly perfect potato chip was being gifted from Jackson’s Honest Potato Chips. The first chip that is made with coconut oil, it is also organic, vegan and naturally gluten-free and has a powerful crunch. The great flavors include; sea salt, sweet potato and salt and vinegar. For more information visit Jackson’s Honest Potato Chips.
SYC FUK was showing off their punk rock & roll clothing line and was gifting some of their trademark t-shirts and tanks as well as their unique jackets. If you are looking for something truly unique, SYC FUK can create a piece that fits your personality and they will make sure that it fits you perfectly. For more information visit SYC FUK.
While cigarettes are on the way out, hookah is becoming a hot alternative. BLOW HOOKAH not only provides an alternative to smoking Shisha and Cigarettes but they have created an easy to use system with multiple tasty flavors. 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. Be on the lookout of BLOW HOOKAH at clubs in the near future, they have an amazing design that will attract the entire crowd to you with lasers shooting into the sky each time you take a puff. For more information visit BLOW HOOKAH.
Who is not always on the lookout for something original and unique that will set them apart from the crowd? Well Pono Woodworks created the timepiece that is exactly that as the face is created in beautiful Hawaiian wood, creating one beautiful watch that will have people asking you what time is it just so they can get a peak at what is one your wrist. Guests were gifted the new Surfrider watch from Pono, who also donates a portion of profits to charity. For more information visit Pono Woodworks.
Qupid shoes were gifting their shoes that are not only stylish and are perfect for a night out on the town or a red carpet appearance, but they also use vegan leather so you can feel good about what you are putting on your feet. For more information visit Qupid shoes.
The ultimate sweet tooth delicacy came in the form of brownie from Barry’s Gourmet Brownies. A rich and moist brownie that came in amazing flavors such as salted caramel, guests were gifted and entire box to take home and enjoy several assorted individually wrapped flavors. For more information visit Barry’s Gourmet Brownies.
You coffee will give you your daily jolt of caffeine, but to get an added protein boost to your favorite drink you will need to try Ripped Cream. Ripped Cream is the first ever high protein, all-natural, gluten-free coffee creamer and while it has all of those great qualities, it will also make your normal cup of coffee taste amazing! Guests were gifted chocolate and vanilla Ripped Cream. For more information visit Ripped Cream.
To help guests take a break from all of the festivities, Deep Eddy Vodka was serving cocktails using the ten times distilled vodka that comes in straight vodka, ruby red, sweet tea and cranberry flavors. Guests were also gifted a sampler four pack to try all of the flavors at home. For more information visit Deep Eddy Vodka.
For the celebrity on the go who is always trying to untangle their earbuds, Audiopark was gifting the answer to your problems with the wearable and stylish earbuds that transfer from a bracelet on your wrist to easily wearing them and listening to music. For more information visit Audiopark.
Sabra Dipping Company was sampling their world famous hummus as well as their salsa and once they had guests hooked they could not send them home empty handed so they provided guests with a cooler filled with single servings of Sabra products. For more information visit Sabra.
For the younger celebrities in attendance Lollipop Bandz by Zorbitz was gifting their fun multi-shape bracelets that live up to the name as they come wrapped around a lollipop and then you can take them off and wear them individually or connect them. For more information visit Lollipop Bandz by Zorbitz.
If you see a stylish bag being carried around the streets of Hollywood it just might come from THURSDAY FRIDAY. These great totes not only are perfect to carry whatever you need to take with you, but they have amazing designs that come from artists, pictures or anything that might cause you to take a second glance. Guests were gifted a tote from THURSDAY FRIDAY. For more information visit THURSDAY FRIDAY.
With the awards season winding down guests might be looking for a vacation from all of the different awards shows in recent months so they were very happy to receive a 6 day and 5 night stay at Mayan Palace Resort from Millennium International Travel, who does an amazing job of finding open vacation spots and passing on great deals to travelers. For more information visit Millennium International Travel.
For the guests who needed a shorter stop to recharge their batteries, Caribbean Living Magazine was gifting a three-night stay at Bolongo Bay. Bolongo Bay is celebrating 40 years of providing one of the best ocean front resorts on St. Thomas. For more information visit Caribbean Living Magazine.
Savee Laguna Beach was gifting leggings from their clothing line as well as a gift certificate to use at their store. For more information visit Savee Laguna Beach
The Artisan Group always is a favorite among guests as they provide a large assortment of some of the newest and trendiest jewelry pieces along with bath and spa products. For more information visit The Artisan Group.
You might not guess it by looking at it, but Bread Basket Cake Company had a surprise in store with some of there always amazing chocolates as they created some that were infused with tequila. Quickly becoming a hot item, this has the same quality as the truffles and cakes that are created by the Bread Basket Cake Company. For more information visit Bread Basket Cake Company.
Millionaire Match was gifting a VIP lifetime membership to their unique dating service. More than just a simple profile, Millionaire Match goes deeper and they take the work out of finding a date for celebrities who don’t have the time to look for that perfect match. For more information visit Millionaire Match.
Keeping one entertained both days was DJ Babychino, who was recently named one of Las Vegas’ Twenty Under 20. DJ Babychino was spinning music throughout the event and kept the guests energized and provided a great atmosphere. For more information visit DJ Babychino.
For the celebrity that wants that perfect looking skin, Very Pretty Skin was gifting products from their skin care line that works wonders in terms of anti-aging as well as working on resurfacing and rejuvenation of the face and body. For more information visit Very Pretty Skin.
Now that your skin looks flawless it is time to move to the eyelashes. If you need those perfect eyelashes you can turn to Fracassi Lashes who were gifting lashes and lash extensions to make sure you look perfect on the red carpet. For more information visit Fracassi Lashes
MTheMovement was displaying their line of streetwear for men and women that focuses on using eco friendly fabrics. Guests were gifted a designer t-shirt as well as a certificate that they could use to have a custom piece created. For more information visit MTheMovement
Guests were gifted products from the Keratin Complex line of at-home styling products. For more information visit Keratin Complex.
Where’s The Fire Gourmet Pizza is a food truck that creates individual pizzas in just a manner of minutes including their highly regarded BBQ wood fired pizza. Guests were gifted a certificate of 40% off of any catering service. For more information visit Where’s The Fire Gourmet Pizza.
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 visit GBK