GBK kicked off the 86 Annual Academy Awards weekend with their spectacular annual GBK Gift Lounge in Honor of the 2014 Oscar Awards. This two-day event took place at the world-famous L’Ermitage in Beverly Hills on February 28th and March 1st and featured presenting sponsors airweave and Tervis.
The event was not only to celebrate the Oscars and all of the incredible personalities that made it through the rain to get to the GBK Gift Lounge, but it also benefitted a number of fantastic charities. The charities included; JB Dondolo, Inc., Snira Corporation, L.A. Kitchen, HollyRod Foundation and The Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation.
Tervis is the inventor of the insulated drinkware that makes it perfect for hot or cold beverages, but what makes them really specially is the cups are created to fit your personality. Tervis holds licenses for sports, colleges, movies; almost anything you want to show your loyalty to, Tervis has made a cup for it. Oscar weekend was no different as they were gifting a specially designed cup to commemorate the movies. For more information visit Tervis.
airweave just finished making Olympians comfortable at the 2014 winter games and now they are doing the same for the rest of us. 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. airweave gifted a product from their line. For more information visit airweave.
JB Dondolo, Inc., a nonprofit organization which primarily exists to provide charitable services for impoverished communities worldwide and currently are working on Hospital Hope. They have partnered up with Snira Corp, an emerging IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that delivers real results to global businesses, ensuring a level of certainty. Guests were gifted complimentary Galaxy Tablets, beach towels, totes and cause bracelets from JB Dondolo, Inc. and Snira Corp. For more information visit JB Dondolo, Inc. and Snira Corp.
L.A. Kitchen is a nonprofit with a mission is to ensure that neither food nor people ever go to waste. L.A. Kitchen does this by reclaiming healthy, local food that would otherwise be thrown away, training transitioning foster youth and older ex-convicts in culinary arts, and using this powerful pairing to empower, nourish, and engage the community. In partnership with L.A. Kitchen board chair, internationally-recognized culinary innovator Jose Andres will provide guests with $100 gift certificates to the future Las Vegas SLS Hotel & Casino, and Jose Andres gourmet specialty food products. For more information visit L.A. Kitchen
HollyRod Foundation was formed in 1997 by actress, Holly Robinson Peete and her husband former NFL quarterback Rodney Peete looking to provide compassionate care to those living with autism and Parkinson’s disease. The foundation also gifted $100 gift certificates to Flemings Steak House. For more information visit HollyRod Foundation.
SOUL Electronics was one of the most popular stops of the day as they were gifting a variety of ultra-premium headphones. One listen to a pair of SOUL headphones and you will not only be blown away by the amazing sound, but they have a design that is created just for you. They have created a light and sleek pair with women in mind; they have worked with athletes such as Tim Tebow and Usain Bolt to develop headphones that you can work out with. This means you can get headphones that even if you sweat profusely, you won’t wreck them, in fact you can take them off after working out and clean them off with no problem. For more information visit SOUL Electronics.
Fresh off winning the "Most Innovative Product Award" at CES 2014, Jigabot AIMe was gifting their amazing automated camera that will be available in June. As opposed to other cameras that will lose you during action sequences, AIMe will rotate and composes shots that will keep you in the frame. For more information visit Jigabot AIMe.
Any celebrity who has a pet wants them to be as stylish as their owner and Support Ur Pet gifted products that did just that. Support Ur Pet not only creates unique and beautiful products for your pet, but they will make you the envy of all pet owners with their assortment of crystals and lights that will steal the show. For more information visit Support Ur Pet.
HD Brows was gifting their HD Brows Express treatment and demonstrating their Make Up by HD Brows collection which goes beyond what they typical eyebrow treatment does. HD Brows actually tailors the bespoke brow specifically for your face, taking into account the shape and coloring to make sure it is perfect, for you and only you. For more information visit HD Brows.
Sugarbums is a high-end lingerie and garment store for men and women and they have scoured the planet for the most comfortable, beautiful and unique products. Guests were gifted a $50 gift card to buy any of an assortment of products at Sugarbums. For more information visit Sugarbums.
Tasty and healthy gourmet popcorn was provided by Angie’s Boomchickapop Popcorn. This certified gluten-free, whole grain popcorn comes in some amazing flavors and you will be shocked that with all of this flavor you can eat it and feel guilt-free. For more information visit Boomchickapop Popcorn.
Cocktails were being served using Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum, owned by rock icon Sammy Hagar and made in Maui from the world’s best sugar cane and using a unique distilling process to help create the finest white rum around. So good you could mix Sammy’s with anything and you know with it being created by Sammy Hagar it is going to be the finest quality. For more information visit Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum.
Activz was sampling and gifting their health line of whole-food nutrition products. Activz has everything from wheat juice powder to beet juice powder, chia bars, protein shakes and much more. If you are looking for alternative ways to improve your health from a company that does not cut corners and only uses the finest ingredients give Activz a try. For more information visit Activz.
The jet set celebrity is always either coming or going to LAX and ABC Limo makes life a lot easier taking care of all of that stressful Los Angeles traffic for you. ABC limo began in 1996 and quickly become one of the premiere car services in Los Angeles with their amazing customer service. Guests were gifted a free airport transfer to LAX. For more information visit ABC Limo.
My Fashion Assistant was introducing their new app and online service that makes buying clothes a breeze. My Fashion Assistant allows you to upload a picture of yourself and then try on clothes that you find on any website. You can have a stylist from across the world giving you tips. For more information visit My Fashion Assistant.
What celebrity would not want a product that will make your skin look younger; your joints not ache and is meant to help you feel better overall. This is exactly what MINERVA provides. 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.
Duck Commander Meals by Food Supply Dept. created the ultimate survival package for any situation. The Duck Commander Meal container will take care of you for 72 hours with meal kits and heating, perfect for a car breakdown or in California as part of your earthquake kit. Guests were gifted on Duck Commander Meal kit. For more information visit Duck Commander Meals.
While cigarettes are thankfully making their way out of society, 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.
Newman’s Own is a growing line of products that is carrying on the philanthropic work of Paul Newman, with all of the royalties and profits after taxes donated to charities worldwide. Newman’s Own was sampling and gifting a variety of their line of wines. You can also look for something new in the near future from Newman’s Own, a line of spirits. For more information on all of their products, visit Newman’s Own.
Now that the award season is at an end a vacation might be in order and Palace Resorts wanted to spoil the GBK guests. Palace Resorts was gifting a four day/three night stay for two at the brand’s signature property, Moon Palace Golf and Spa Resort. For more information visit Palace Resorts.
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.
Brow Art 23 was performing eyebrow threading and in addition they were gifting an assortment of beauty products as well as a $100 gift card to their Beverly Center location in Los Angeles. For more information visit Brow Art 23.
Éminence Organic Skin Care was not only gifting products from their popular VitaSkin™ Collection but they were trying to add to the nearly two million trees they have already planted with their #Tweet4Trees campaign. Each tweet or retweet with #Tweet4Trees and Éminence Organic Skin Care will plant a tree. For more information visit Éminence Organic Skin Care.
For those looking for those full lips as you are flashing your smile on the Red Carpet, City Cosmetics, an anti-aging skincare line, gifted their City Lips. This is an award-winning advanced lip plumper that will give you those full lips easily and painlessly. For more information visit City Cosmetics.
The most eye-catching product of the day came from the hands of artist Rebecca Suriano and her Wine Me? line of hand painted glassware. These beautiful glasses will be the talk of any party and Rebecca has her line of glasses that she has created but she also will create special glasses that you are meant to say something about you. For more information visit Wine Me?
PISIDIA has created a stylish, high end and eco-friendly silicone fashion handbag line that was created for men and women and for an assortment of occasions. PISIDIA was gifting guests their choice of bags. For more information visit PISIDIA.
To make sure everyone looked flawless on the Red Carpet appearance, the Crave Collection was showing off their entire 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.
Taking a cue from the fact that so many women wear glasses on their head as much for a place to keep them but also as great way to control your hair, Sweet Bandz created a headband that models itself after sunglasses. Sweet Bandz fit on your head in a comfortable way and they fold just like glasses for easy carry and even better than glasses they have interchangeable designs. For more information visit Sweet Bandz.
For women who are always looking for a place to put their phone, lipstick or credit cards, CamiWraps has created the answer for you. CamiWraps has created a stylish attachable bra pocket that can attach to any bra and has a hidden zipper so you can purseless and still carry your essentials. For more information visit CamiWraps.
Very Pretty Skin was gifting their anti-aging, resurfacing and rejuvination products that will make your skin look perfect for those up close photographs. For more information visit Very Pretty Skin.
Peet’s Coffee & Tea was helping guests stay caffeinated throughout the busy weekend by serving their amazing coffee to go along with espresso cupcakes. In addition guests were treated to a bag of Peet’s Coffee, a box of Peet’s Brazil Minas Naturals, a $25 gift card, a box of cupcakes and a Peet’s tumbler. For more information visit Peet’s Coffee & Tea.
Sleep-In Rollers might be from the United Kingdom but the United States have quickly taken to their unique and comfortable rollers. 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.
Relax 2 Yoga offers private yoga and Pilates sessions to keep your body in perfect shape. Relax 2 Yoga was gifting complimentary Yoga/Pilates training sessions to every guest. For more information visit Relax 2 Yoga.
If you came to Oscar weekend without that Red Carpet stunning gown, you were in luck, Xela Fashion brought some of her amazing dresses to the GBK Gift Lounge. Moroccan-French designer Nora Sahraoui created a fusion of Middle Eastern, European and Asian elements as she put together her amazing line. For more information visit Xela Fashion.
Soul Rx made its debut at the GBK Gift Lounge with a lifestyle apparel brand inspired by the practice of yoga. Guests were treated to Piper Cardi from the Soul Rx line as well as a $50 gift card to their store. For more information visit Soul Rx.
Obagi Skin Health Institute was introducing guests to their laser skin care treatment and gifted $1000 gift certificates good towards laser hair removal. For more information visit Obagi Skin Health Institute.
Bread Basket Cake Company once again created a stunning cake just for the GBK event and in addition was gifting a certificate for an 8” custom cake along with a box of truffles that includes their latest creation that is infused with tequila. For more information visit Bread Basket Cake Company.
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 Jewelry gifted their exquisite collection of fashion and engagement jewelry with pink diamonds. For more information visit Fiamma Jewelry.
Guests were entertained both days with the music from DJ Shy, the first female On-Air Mixer at 102.7 KIIS-FM. For more information visit DJ Shy
A selection of delicions snacks were provided by Matt’s Munchies, Awake Chocolate, Zingerman's Candy Manufactory; Open Road Snacks; Perfect Foods Bar; SeaSnax; COMBOS® Baked Snacks; MARATHON Bar®; popchips; Brownie Brittle; Pasta Chips; Vita Coco; Coco Cafe; and Monster Energy Drink. In support of LA Kitchen, Tender Greens Event Catering provided meals. Tender Greens Event Catering brings their restaurants' famed farm-to-fork sensibility and attentive service to special events. Chipotle was also on site to serve to guests.
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