Secret Room Events Oscar Celebrity Retreat - Honoring the 85th Annual Academy Award Nominees

On Thursday, February 21, 2013 The Secret Room Events Celebrity Retreat Gifting Lounge did a fabulous job in honoring the 85th Annual Academy Award Nominees. This is what Hollywood stars call “a gifting paradise!”  One place filled with the best luxury items and beauty services to perfectly prepare celebrity Oscar Nominees for their big day.

As guests arrived, they were warmly welcomed into the lounge with delicious drinks and delights by Wolfgang Puck, ONE Coconut, Next Level Spirits, Andrew Murray Vineyards, and Chef Rix. Guests enjoyed sharing how wonderful their delights were with the interns at the Beauty & Brainy Social Media Station where they posted & tagged the celebrity lounge status’; on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. When it was time for pampering guests stopped by Blow Angeles to receive hair blow outs and Pure Skin Labs/Pure Pedi station and received the ultimate foot treatments to rejuvenate. During the foot treatments guests grabbed the New Beauty Magazine to catch up on the latest in leading plastic surgery, skincare and beauty magazine.Once in tip top shape, guests headed over to Julie Lopez Shoe’s to grab gifted heels that combine comfort and beauty for any occasion. Biaggi Luggage was next in line to gift and the easy and light luggage sure was a favorite.Guests were in need of new luggage once they found out what was luxurious gifts were to come.

Easter Seals

The spirit of gifting wasn’t the only energy in the air. The spirit of “giving back” embraced the celebrity lounge in benefit of our communities’ Easter Seals. With the Easter Seals powerful mission “toprovide exceptional services, education, outreach, and advocacy so that people living with autism and other disabilities can live, learn, work and play in our communities,” The Secret Room stepped in and helped spread the word.

Crest Whitestrips one of the platinum sponsors

To make sure that all of the smiles that were flashing on Thursday were pearly white, the platinum sponsorsCrest Whitestrips gifted their magic Crest 3D White 2 Hour Express Whitestrips.

Gloria Del Rio, Designer Swimwear and Cover Ups

Gloria Del Rio gifted beautiful designer swimwear bikinis, one pieces, cover ups, wraps, and matching accessories for each design.

Makeup applications by Dial M for Makeup

Dial M for Make Up was working their makeup magic for guests, making sure that everyone looked their best for those Red Carpet photo opps. Dial M for Make Up showed guests what they could do in just a few minutes leaving to their imagination what they could do if they had you the entire day for a wedding or any other special event.

Splash Magazines Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Lawrence Davis Getting a Manicure by Lollipop Nails

Lollipop Nails pampered celebrities with organic manicures which included the season’s hottest nail color shades. Lollipop Nails didn't care if you were up for a best male for female award, they made sure that everyone had flawless looking nails by the end of the day.

Dahn Yoga, Perfect Way to Health

To ensure that guests were in their most beneficial spiritual, physical and emotional health Dahn YogaCenter had their energy healers on site performing aura readings.

Bare Love Beauty utilizes the ancient beauty regime of applying oils to the skin by intorducing advanced formulations that work for and with you. They are naturally micro-encapsulated, cradled and delivered to the skin in a controlled time released manner. Bare Love Beauty’s founder Rebecca Cook has a mission and a dream to share the simplicity and beauty of naturally derived oils in the most progressive way possible.

Lynex anti-aging skincare gifted their organic Dragon Fruit products. Originating in Central America, it is known for its high quantity of vitamin C and antioxidants..

Heaven by Deborah Mitchell is an organic skincare line featuring the Black Label Bee Venom Mask.

Abundant Life Essentials was gifting an assortment of their essential oil products that are hand made in the United States and are also never tested on animals.

Chuao Chocolatier

Chuao Choclatiers gifted their specialty bars including Maple Bacon, Spicy Maya and Orange a-go-go. Chuao Chocolatier

Viva Beads gave away their handmade beaded jewelry and accessories. The designs are fun and fabulous for any occasion.

Philip Ashley Chocolates treated celebrities to their Award Winning Mama Jean chocolates.

Ronaldo Designer Jewelry gave their gemstone jewelry to celebrity guests to feel fabulous in.

Eminence Organic Skincare gifted a variety of skincare products from organic beauty to make up, for all skin types.

VERAMEAT, Jewelry Hand-Crafted in New York City

VeraMeat Jewelry, handmade in New York City from recycled silver and pure 14k gold .

Amy Cannon Cooper started Candori Jewelry in 2002. Amy features beautiful sterling silver crystal quartz jewelry. Amy has sold her designs in nationwide luxury boutiques, online and in her studio in Boulder, Colorado. She founded The Prayer project, designed to give back to the needs of others. The Candori store is in the process of opening nationwide. For more information please visit

Essential Formulas was gifting their line of Dr. Ohhira's Probiotics. For more information on all of the products from Essential Formulas, visit:

VitaMedica, Nutraceuticals to Support Recovery and Wellness

VitaMedica are Physician formulated nutraceuticals to suport recovery and wellness and were gving away vitamin and bone support products for general health. VitaMedica has established a passion for wellness and continues to help people live a healthier lifestyle. To achieve optimal health the company helps patients understand the roles of diet, exercise, stress management and nutrional supplements.

Kix’ies Thigh Highs was gifting their assorted stylish thigh high tights that are stylish and unlike any other tight around. Kix’ies were created for women of any age, size and shape and come in six different styles that include polka dot, pinstripe, traditional fishnet, ribbed, argyle and diamond patterned. Each of the six pairs was named after inspiring and supportive women in the designer Samantha’s life.

Kate King Jewelry was gifting their gorgeous vibrational gemstone collection based on quantum physics designed to empower people to understand their vibrational signature. This allows them to make conscious decisions on the gemstones they chose to wear.

Kate King finding the right stone for guest

Kate King features handmade one of a kind and limited edition pieces. The gems used are hand-cut by master gem makers and feature unique gemstones up to 400 carats.

Maui Maid Teriyaki Marinade was gifting their all-natural marinades that are perfect for fish, meat, and vegetables. Maui Maid can be used as a marinade, a glaze or a sauce; it is also gluten free and no GMO verified and comes in three wonderful flavors of onion, spicy and original to make meal times more fun.

Arbol de Viento a beautiful and exotic line of products including handbags and more that honored the stunning ancient tradition of palm weaving.

Mala Collective was gifting their stunning handcrafted jewelry from Bali, Indonesia. The necklaces not only look great on you, but they help you to get inspired while seeking a calmer mind body and spirit.

A beautiful array of accessories from Finest Accessories Inc, Fance Luxe and L Erickson USA were on display with one mission To empower every person to express their unique personal style by delivering exquisite, tasteful, fashion hair accessory solutions through the Finest

Vapor Couture was gifting their electronic cigarette for those who wish to kick the cigarette habit. It is a unique line of electronic cigarette that combines the technology of V2 Cigs with elegant designs and stylish accessories. These cigarettes can be custom designed and come in unique flavor cartridges to change things up a little.

iMAX Corp. one of the platinum sponsors

Just in case anyone attendance needed to catch up on any movies they might have missed leading up to the big weekend, iMAX gifted tickets to a screening at any iMAX theater of their choice.

Lovoka Vodka was preparing cocktails for guests with their Caramel Liqueur, that combines triple distilled premium vodka and the best quality caramel. Lovoka comes in one flavor at the present, but will soon be introducing chocolate flavored vodka to the market.

No matter what little ache or pain you might have or if you are just a little sore, Muscle Mist was gifting their herbal spray to take care of those problems. You just spray directly on whatever area is bothering you and Muscle Mist will help to reduce inflammation and resrict blood flow. You can also use the spray for sinus and bronchial problems by spraying it into your pillow at night and smelling the product when needed.

To allow you to enjoy the spa experience in your own home, Vivacity Spa was gifting some of their fantastic products. Locally owned and operated, Vivacity Wellness Spa Specializing in Colon Hydrotherapy, Infrared Sauna with Ozone and Ion Foot Detox. Over the past ten years Vivacity Sap has been involved with a more natural approach to health and wellness.


Who deserves to be pampered more than mom? Well Mamalicious by Bliss Nutritional Sciences, Inc. knows that to be true, so they gifted all moms and moms-to-be dietary and nutritional supplements created for those women looking for a better, healthy way to acquire a little more energy. Mamalicious was created by a mother-daughter combination that had the idea of building a healthy, nutritional supplement for moms everywhere.

True Science Anti-Aging Cream was gifting their skincare products that target the cause of aging skin and not just the signs. Their formula contains six skin rebuilding essentials and contains eleven ingredients described as the most effective in noticeably improving skin tone, texture and appearance.

Park Hyatt

The most luxurious gifting given were the celebrity retreat destination giveaways. These ten destinations are true paradise for the nominees to enjoy: Italy's Ti Sana Detox Retreat and Spa, Hotel Espana Barcelona, Sparkling Hill in Canada, Las Verandas in Roatan, Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in San Diego, Viceroy Bali Villas in Indonesia, Pimalai Resort in South East AsiaRoyal Belize which included helicopter transfers, personal chef, masseuse, concierge and butler services. Last but not least, COCO Collection gifted stays at their new island COCO Prive, a stunning property situated in Maldives.

Celebrity nominees who received the gifted trip destinations included: Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook), Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln), Denzel Washington (Flight), Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook), Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty),Naomi Watts (The Impossible), Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained), Phillip Seymour Hoffman (The Master),Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln), Amy Adams (The Master), Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables), Helen Hunt (The Sessions), Jacki Weaver, (Silver Linings Playbook),Sally Field (Lincoln) and other celebrities including Renee Zellwege, Michael Madsen, Paula Abdul, Eric Roberts, Demi Moore, and Samuel Jackson.

On the way out of this fabulous retreat, a huge going away gift bag was waiting for us, a Alice's Tapesteries ( bag full of the hottest goodies and services provided by:





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