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.
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 “to provide 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.
To make sure that all of the smiles that were flashing on Thursday were pearly white, the platinum sponsors Crest Whitestrips gifted their magic Crest 3D White 2 Hour Express Whitestrips.
Gloria Del Rio gifted beautiful designer swimwear bikinis, one pieces, cover ups, wraps, and matching accessories for each design.
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.
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.
To ensure that guests were in their most beneficial spiritual, physical and emotional health Dahn Yoga Center 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. www.barelovebeauty.com
Heaven by Deborah Mitchell is an organic skincare line featuring the Black Label Bee Venom Mask. www.heavenskincare.com
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. www.abundantlifeessentials.com
Chuao Choclatiers gifted their specialty bars including Maple Bacon, Spicy Maya and Orange a-go-go. Chuao Chocolatier
Ronaldo Designer Jewelry gave their gemstone jewelry to celebrity guests to feel fabulous in. www.designerjewelrybyronaldo.com
Eminence Organic Skincare gifted a variety of skincare products from organic beauty to make up, for all skin types. us.eminenceorganics.com
VeraMeat Jewelry, handmade in New York City from recycled silver and pure 14k gold . www.verameat.com
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 www.candorijewelry.com
Essential Formulas was gifting their line of Dr. Ohhira's Probiotics. For more information on all of the products from Essential Formulas, visit: www.essentialformulas.com
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. www.vitamedica.com
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. kixies.com
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.
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. http://www.abesmarket.com/store/mauimaid/
Arbol de Viento a beautiful and exotic line of products including handbags and more that honored the stunning ancient tradition of palm weaving. www.arboldeviento.com.mex
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. malacollective.com
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 Accessories. www.franceluxe.com
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. www.vaporcouture.com
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. www.lovokausa.com
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. www.musclemist.ca
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. www.vivacitynola.com
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. www.mymamalicious.com
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. www.mylifevantage.com/bethdupree
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 Asia, Royal 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 (www.alicestapestries.com) bag full of the hottest goodies and services provided by:
- Khush Clothing
- Sail to Sable
- Animal Reiki Source
- Green Beauty/Herbal Science
- Reina Mora
- Ulysses Press
- Old Growth Riverwood
- Charise Noel Necklaces
- LOVE JUDY DESIGNS
- Taymor Industries
- Melissa Squire Fashion Design
- SHIFFA DUBAI
- HAZEL NY
- MAKE MY DAY BEAUTIFUL! ®
- Charmed Design
- Oliver Pearl/Author/The Gentle Dentist
- Cliffside Malibu
- Heaven Scent, LLC
- Krimson Klover
- Debra Winkler/ Singing the Song of Life
- Thimblepress by Kristen Ley
- COWFISH by TENDER TOOTSIES
- Cameras for Kids Foundation
- The Pink Orange
- The Squares, LLC
- Ingrid Wright Collectibles
- Some Like it Vintage
- AiKan Bijoux
- WICKED SENSUAL CARE COLLECTION
- Jump Your Bones Pet Treats
- Rachel Tribble
- Cherry Blooms
- Atomic Tabs, LLC
- Cloud Cookies
- Sandra Palmer
- Byron Bay Cookies
- Herff Christiansen
- Cliff Bar
- Show Me Animal Products
- Wrenchware, INC
- Gogo Squeeze