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GBK Golden Globe Awards Gift Lounge – Pampering the Stars and Helping Lambda Legal Celebrate 40 Years

By Stephan Martin

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Sunday night was when Hollywood would find out if “Argo” or “Lincoln” among others would walk away with a Golden Globe Award, but Friday and Saturday was when GBK made all of Hollywood feel like winners. The GBK Golden Globe Awards Gift Lounge took place at L Ermitage Beverly Hills and provided celebrity guests with a wide assortment of gifts, refreshments and spa services to kick-off the weekend.

The GBK Gift Lounge was loaded with big names stars as usual uinlcuding; Jeff Daniels, Nominated for Best Actor for HBO's "The Newsroom,"  Ol' Parker, Nominated for Best Screenplay for "Marigold Hotel," Joe Mantegna and Shemar Moore of "Criminal Minds" and Kate Flannery and Oscar Nunez from "The Office." In addition to bringing in a long list of celebrities, GBK as always looks to give back and this year’s lounge benefitted City of Hope and Lambda Legal, which is celebrating their 40th Anniversary in 2013.

Essilor of American, Inc. was the GBK Presenting Sponsor for this Gift Lounge and they were gifting their luxury sunglasses with premium polarized and Crizal UV or guests could arrange to have a pair of prescription glasses made with this Crizal UV protected lenses. For more information on Essilor of America, Inc., visit: www.CrizalUSA.com

Crizal UV

Burke Williams Day Spa was on site providing massages to make everyone was ready for the big weekend. In addition, Burke Williams Day Spa was gifting the HDV Skin Care Regime, from their exclusive skin care line. For more information on Burke Williams Day Spa, visit: www.burkewilliamsspa.com

H2V from Burke Williams

One of the biggest hits of the day was the Jetson E-Bike. This is an eco-friendly and stylish alternative to your normal transportation. The bike runs off of a lithium battery and will take you up to 40 miles per battery use and you can up to speeds of 20 miles per hour.  For more information on Jetson E-Bike, visit: www.jetsonbike.com

Triei Tran of the Newsroom on a Jetson Bike

The most stylish gifts for any child came from Beanpatch & Co., as they were gifting a stuffed horse baby toy by Bawi as well as the classic Baghera pedal cars and ride-on toys. For more information on Beanpatch & Co., visit: www.beanpatchandco.com

Another stunning item that you will be seeing on the Red Carpet for years to come is the watch that was gifted by Egard Watch Company. A beautiful and unique face, when you put this on your wrist you know that this is what a watch was meant to look like. For more information on the Egard Watch Company, visit: www.egardwatches.com

Egard Watch Company

Mr. & Mrs. Eight were gifting shoes for men and women from their debut line of sneakers. These are the ultimate in limited edition, each pair of shoes are limited to 40 pairs, so you know are not going to run into someone wearing the same shoes. For more information on Mr. & Mrs. Eight, visit: www.mrandmrs8.com

Mr. & Mrs. 8 Shoes

Uniquely Designed Jewelry lived up to its name with a table full of jewelry that looked not only one of a kind, but also as beautiful as anything you could put around your neck. Uniquely Designed Jewelry was gifting necklaces and earrings. For more information on Uniquely Designed Jewelry, visit: www.1uniquejewelry.com

Splash Magazines Editor-In-Chief Lawrence Davis with Uniquely Designed Jewelry

There were plenty of products to make sure that everyone looked their best for the Golden Globes, beginning with the Jose Eber Infrared Blow Dryer. This revolutionary hair dryer emits smoothing infrared light for healthier hair and dries even the thickest hair 50% faster. For more information on Jose Eber Hair products, visit: www.joseeberhair.com

If you need a quick and glamorous manicure and a new look for your nails, imPRESS! and Kiss Nail were gifting an assortment of their products.  Simple to you the tab and your nails are ready to go in just a few seconds and just as easy, you can some stunning jeweled stickers for a new look anytime. For more information on imPRESS!, visit: www.impressmanicure.com

Tweezerman was gifting their ProCurl and Slant Tweezer for women and for the men, they gifted their splinter tweezer and nose hair trimmer. Tweezerman has been making the finest beauty tools for thirty years, bringing salon type tools into your own house. For more information on Tweezerman, visit: www.tweezerman.com

Bellemy Young excited to get her Tweezerman gift

RevitaLash gifted an entire package of beauty products including; Hair ADVANCED, RevitaBrow ADVANCED, FineLine Primer, Volumizing Mascara, Volumizing Primer, Spotlight Highlighting Pencil and 12 Hour Raven Eyeliner. If you were looking to get ready for the Red Carpet, these products will do the trick. For more information on RevitaLash, visit: www.revitalash.com


Organic Skincare U.S. gifted their Black Label Bee Venom Mask. This is the ultimate product when it comes to helping banish fine lines and wrinkles. For more information on all of the products from Organic Skincare U.S., visit: www.organicskincareus.com

To make sure that everyone at this event would be well rested, Ajinomoto North America, Inc. was gifting a box of Glysom. This is a safe, effective and scientifically-proven dietary supplement for deeper and sounder sleep. You will wake up without that drowsy feeling and you will be refreshed to take on the day. For more information on Glysom, visit: www.ajinomoto.com

The Real Juice was sampling all off their different cleansing juices that are part of their detox program and gifted a great package to get people going on an easy and tasty detox. The Real Juice also uses the Norwalk Press to make sure you get the most nutrients possible. For more information on The Real Juice, visit: www.therealjuice.com

Michael Steger with The Real Juice

Sexual by Michel Germain was on hand gifting both the male and female version on their scent. Sexual Fleur parfum  for the ladies and Sexual NOIR for the men made for the perfect gift with Valentine’s Day just around the corner. For more information on Sexual by Michel Germain, visit: www.michelgermain.com

One of the most unique items of the two-day GBK event had to come from SwedArt, who gifted handmade reindeer leather jewelry from the Arctic Circle in Sweden. For more information on SwedArt, visit: www.swedart.com

Splash Magazines Editor-In-Chief Lawrence Davis with his new SwedArt Bracelet

BeachCandy Swimwear by Brit B was gifting custom-made luxury swimsuits and guests were also able to see how the suits looked in person as models Claire Donald and Diana E. modeled an assortment of swimsuits throughout the two day event. For more information on BeachCandy Swimwear, visit: www.beachcandyswimwear.com

Newman’s Own was providing guests with samples their Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon as well as gifting products from Newman’s Own Wines. For more information on Newman’s Own Wines, visit:   www.newmansownwines.com

Newman's Own Wines

There were so many amazing food products that you had to pace yourself to make sure you got to try them all. How could you not begin with the California Caviar Company, such flavorful and fresh caviar it was hard to put it down. The California Caviar Company was sampling a number of flavors including; Truffle Whitefish Roe and Bacon Trout Roe. Guests were treated to an entire cooler of assorted caviar flavors to take home with them. For more information on the California Caviar Company, visit: www.californiacaviar.com

California Caviar Company

Sabra Dipping Company was sampling and gifting an assortment of their Sabra hummus, guacamole, salsa and veggie dips. Guests were given a reusable Sabra lunch bag filled with products to take home with them. For more information on Sabra, visit: www.sabra.com

Sabra Goodies

Bread Basket Cake Co. was giving out samples of their amazing chocolate truffles to try and to make sure you enjoyed them later, guests were given a box of truffles to take home along with a gift certificate for an 8" custom design cake. For more information on Bread Basket Cake Co., visit: www.breadbasketcake.com

Kate Flannery of The Office

If you have to enjoy your cup of coffee with a Biscotti, Big Bertha's Black Market Biscotti was a true revelation for everyone who tried one. These homemade biscottis are made with all organic products and to keep them even healthier, they are made with no butter and very little sugar and they still provide all of the flavor that you are looking for. To purchase Big Bertha's Black Market Biscotti, call (626) 319-6610.

Big Bertha's Black Market Biscotti

For those who were looking to take of that sweet tooth with some natural flavors, Prima Dolce Company was gifting a certificate good for a basket of Bella’s Berries Compotes.  For more information on Prima Dolce Company, visit: www.primadolce.com

On the chocolate side of the sweetness scale, Vita Organic Foods was gifting their organic chocolate bars and their performance style Warrior Bars. For more information on Vita Organic Foods, visit: www.vitaorganicfoods.com

Allison Pill and Jeff Daniels enjoying Vita Organic Foods

Paws n’ Silk were gifting certificates to try out the newly created pet line of products that include; coats, beds and raincoats. Paws n’ Silk is proven to be an effective barrier against dust mites, mold and mildew, they are resistant to body odor and they are breathable and temperature regulated. For more information on Paws n’ Silk, visit: www.pawsnsilk.com

Just in case you wanted to make you dog look red carpet ready, Couture by Sophie was gifting their custom-made and ready to wear collections for dogs.  For more information on Couture by Sophie, visit: ww.couturebysophie.com

For those adventurous celebrities, Daytona Helmets was gifting their helmets that not only were amazingly stylish, but also provided protection for any extreme sport you would like to try. For more information on Daytona Helmets, visit: www.daytonahelmets.com

Toy State had the hottest kid item of the day, adults were loving it as well, the officially licensed 007 remote control cars. Controlling one of these beautiful cars would make you feel like James Bond behind the wheel. For more information on Toy State, visit: www.toystate.com

Toy State

In case anyone was in need of a vacation after a long Golden Globes weekend, Caribbean Living was gifting vacations that included; Surf Comber Miami, the Epic Hotel in Miami and Seven Stars, Grace Bay, Turks & Caicos. For more information on Caribbean Living Magazine, visit: www.caribbeanlivingmagazine.com

Shemar Moore with Caribbean Living

Freedom Quit Smoking System gifted their multi-faceted system to help anyone stop smoking. This nicotine-free solution includes the Freedom Relaxation Headset that provides a combination of tranquil music and light emitting diodes that promote a feeling of relaxation in the body and mind. For more information on Freedom Quit Smoking System, visit: www.freedomquitsmoking.com

Freedom Quit Smoking System

The Artisan Group put together packages for guests that included products from the following; Scrabble Babble Boutique, AB Glass Jewelry, Bizzy Fizz Bath Treats, Golden Plume Handcrafted Jewelry, Tiffany Victoria, E Couture Designs, SilverSchells Jewelry, Rew Elliott Jewelry, Brag Aout It, Energy Shop, Zoe and Piper, Art Box, Beautyland, Fotini, JJewelry by Joanne, MOTHERBORED, Kath’s Elegant Accessories, Magic Senses, Hecho Por Liz, Girl by Aileen, SimplyCaprine, Taradara, Kolohe Gurl, Scentability, Tina Tang, Got Sparkles, Beadz and Bloomz and Bubbles Bath Boutique.

Artisan Group

YES! Beat Liver Tumors is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing information, resources, support and HOPE to those affected by cancer of the liver. For more information on YES! Beat Liver Tumors, visit: www.beatlivertumors.org

Splash Magazines Editor-In-Chief Lawrence Davis and YES! Beat Liver Tumors

Lambda Legal was celebrating 40 years of making the case for equality on behalf of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV across the nation. Golden Globe nominees and celebrities overwhelmingly showed their support by signing Lambda’s poster “Fight for Equality.” For more information on Lambda Legal, visit: www.lambdalegal.org

Lambda Legal (Vincent Jones, Rick Davis, Michael Gottfried)

City of Hope was promoting their new "Citizens of Hope" campaign and celebrities were choosing a word that represents Hope to them and then they wore a badge with that word on it to show support for City of Hope. For more information on City of Hope, visit: www.cityofhope.com/citizen


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.





Published on Jan 14, 2013

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