GBK Pre-Emmy Gifting Lounge brings the stars to the Hollywood W Hotel for 2 days of Gifting and Pampering
Roman Media was thrilled to be in attendance of this year’s GBK Pre-Emmy Gifting Lounge at the W Hotel in Hollywood on September 21st 2013. Celebrities and Press were invited to be a part of this annual event honoring people in television.
HOLLYWOOD, CA – SEPTEMBER 21: Actor Neil Patrick Harris attends the GBK Productions Luxury Lounge during Emmy’s Weekend on September 21, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tiffany Rose/WireImage)
Photo: Roman Media Inc. Producers, Alexis Waite and Michelle Romano at the #GBKpreEMMY Gifting Lounge
GBK, the luxury lifestyle gift lounge and special events company, honored this years 2013 Emmy Awards Nominees and Presenters at their annual GBK GIFT LOUNGE in Hollywood. GBK offered guests an opportunity to enjoy gifts, refreshments and music by DJ Shy. Action Flipbooks were also onsite allowing guests to create their own custom animated video flipbooks to take home.
Ed O’Neil. Jayson Blair. Rumer Willis, and Dennis Quaid.
(Photo by Tiffany Rose/WireImage)
GBK also blended this award show celebration with charity fundraising. NEW Tidy Cats Lightwight 24/7 was this events Supporting Sponsor. For every celebrity guest who “tosses” the Tidy Cats LightWeight 24/7 Performance litter during the two-day event, Tidy Cats will donate $100 to spcaLA, up to a maximum donation of $10,000.00.
Matt Walsh. NEW Tidy Cat LightWeight 24/7 Performance (Photo by Tiffany Rose/WireImage)
Other honored non profit organizations included: The Creative Coalition, the premiere non profit, nonpartisan social and public advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment community.
Lamda Legal was also at the event. Their mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public advocacy, and to work as an integral part of the continuing struggle for civil rights in America. In support of Lamda Legal, fashion-froward, cause driven hats will be donated to Gratitude Couture. Gratitude Couture is a business focused on supporting non-profit organizations intent on eradicating hate and bullying.
GUARDaHEART Foundation is a non-profit foundation dedicated to raising awareness of heart disease prevention by spreading the word to guard your heart and save your life. They were on site offering complimentary cardiac risk blood tests and to promote their savethe1.org campaign. spca.LA
Helzberg Diamonds gifted their exclusive INFINITY X INFINITY jewelry collection inspired by the ABC Television’s primetime hit series “Revenge.”
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, Travis Wall.
(Photo by Tiffany Rose/WireImage)
An array of beauty and fashion products and services also filled the lounge. Headware gifted their Headware and Loopscarf.
BARBAR Hair Tools gifted their BARBAR 2600 Titanium Ionic Flat Iron, impress Press On Manicure by Broadway Nails gave a way a bag full of salon perfect manicure impress nails, The Sweat Shop LA gifted their infrared sauna sessions in their individual and private sauna rooms plus vitamin/amino acid injections , TC Intimates gave away their superior shape wear that is offered in high end department stores and boutiques;
Pelo Hair, Los Angeles gifted a Pelo Gift Card, Pelo Vibrant Hair Extensions, and a Pelo Baseball Hat.
Other unique gifts included several luxury destinations including vacation packages to The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, which offered a Deluxe Overwater Villa with breakfast and discounts at the Miri Miri Spa by Clarins. This is also the resort where the movie “Couples Retreat” starring Vince Vaughn, was filmed.
The St. Regis Aspen Resort features luxury accommodations and complimentary lift ticket. Palace Resorts and Caribbean Living gifted an all-inclusive resort stay at Grand Moon Palace at Palace Resorts.
Harry Hamlin. Linda Cardellini. Dot Marie Jones. Neal McDonough. Ed O’Neill. #GBKpreEMMY
(Photo by Tiffany Rose/WireImage)
Additional sponsors included Sequin Wines, Prima Dolce Company- Bella’s Fruit Compotes, Ike’s Love and Sandwiches LLC, Cocopotamus Chocolate, Oasis Mediteranean Cuisine, Lovely, Cookie Daddy, Total Wine and More and Truett Hurst, Barkbox, No Think Diet, ChildSupport, and Planet Eco.
Blondie’s Cookies (as seen on SHARK TANK) is a gourmet cookie and gift company that was gifting their Gourmet Cookie GiftTowers!
Additional Sponsors included SB Collections, who gifted a colorful cluster of stones and pearls paired with one of their hand-stamped sterling silver tags, and The Artisan Group, who gifted their lovely collection of jewelry, stationary, fine art photography, spa and bath products, and other hand crafted gifts.
Official GBK Press Release:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GBK Blends Gifting with Charitable Giving at Their Annual Luxury Gift Lounge Honoring the Nominees and Presenters of the 2013 Emmy® Awards
September 20th and 21st – W Hollywood Hotel
GBK’s lounge was attended by celebrities from over 10 nominated shows including Host of the Primetime Emmy® Awards, Neil Patrick Harris, Tony Hale (Emmy® winner for best supporting actor in a comedy “Veep”), Ed O’Neill (“Modern Family”, winning 2 Primetime Emmy® awards), RJ Mitte (“Breaking Bad”, Primetime Emmy® Award winner), Lesley Nicol (“Downton Abbey”, Primetime Emmy® Award winner), Nominees Matt LeBlanc (“Episodes”), Harry Hamlin (“Mad Men”), Linda Cardellini (“Mad Men”), Travis Wall (“So You Think You Can Dance”), Chris Noth (“The Good Wife”), Jackson Pace (“Homeland”), Lori Greiner (“Shark Tank”), Mary Murphy (“So You Think You Can Dance”), “Dancing with the Stars” colleauges Karina Smirnoff & Gleb Savchenko and “Veep” stars Matt Walsh, Reid Scott, Sufe Bradshaw, and Timothy Simons.
Other fantastic guests attended, including Alfre Woodard (“Copper”), Dennis Quaid (“Vegas”), Jason Isaacs (“Case Histories”), Joe Morton (“Scandal”), Regina King (“Southland”), Rumer Willis (“Return to Sender”), Camille Grammer (“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”), Dania Ramirez (“Devious Maids”), John Benjamin Hickey (“The Big C Hereafter”), Jose Pablo Cantillo (“Walking Dead”), Meghan Ory (“Once Upon A Time”), AJ Buckley (“CSI: NY”), Nico Tortorella (“The Following”), Steven Bauer (“Ray Donavan”), Terry O’Quinn (“Falling Skies”), Willie Garson (“White Collar”), Yvette Nicole Brown (“Community”), and many more!
Los Angeles (September 22, 2013) – GBK, the luxury lifestyle gift lounge and special events company, honored the 2013 Emmy® Award Nominees and Presenters at their annual Gift Lounge which featured a range of great gifts and brands including some great charities: The Creative Coalition, Lambda Legal, GUARDaHEART Foundation and spcaLA. With combined efforts from GBK and the event’s Presenting Sponsor, NEW Tidy Cats® LightWeight 24/7 Performance®, a total of $49,000 was raised for charity.
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A highlight of the lounge was watching the celebrities participate in a red carpet “litter toss” hosted by NEW Tidy Cats® LightWeight 24/7 Performance®. For every jug of http://www.tidycats.com/lightweight. Tidy Cats LightWeight 24/7 Performance litter tossed, Tidy Cats donated $100 to the spcaLA, with a total donation reaching $10,000. Tidy Cats® LightWeight 24/7 Performance® is a revolutionary new product that solves a pet peeve cat owners have been dealing with for a long time… heavy cat litter. This new product offers the strength and performance you expect from traditional scooping cat litter, but at half the weight; making it easy to carry, pour and store – as each jug is at least 50 percent lighter than traditional scooping litters.
Some of the luxury gifts included jewelry from Helzberg Diamonds who was onsite gifting their exclusive INFINITY X INFINITY jewelry collection inspired by ABC Television’s primetime hit series “Revenge”; flat irons from Barbar Hair Tools; multifunctional scarves from HEADWARE; nail design from imPRESS Press On Manicure by Broadway Nails; stone and pearl jewelry from Sb Collections; a selection of handcrafted gifts from THE ARTISAN GROUP®; gift certificates for infrared sauna sessions from THE SWEAT SHOP LA; luxurious shapewear by TC Intimates; gift cards and hair extensions from Pelo Hair, Los Angeles; premium positioning on www.WallOfCare.com and 10 years .ECO trademark artist name licensing from Planet.ECO; online subscriptions for mail-order goody bags for dogs from BarkBox; designer carmel apples from apple-revolution.com; lifetime memberships to daily meal plan and exercise program from No Think Diet; custom hats from Gratitude Couture; and t-shirts from ChildSupport, a cause-driven company all about style with a purpose striving to make a difference in the lives of children living in desperate situations.
Always a great addition to any luxury lounge, the event featured many great destinations including The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, offering Deluxe Overwater Villas with breakfast and discounts at the Miri Miri Spa by Clarins; The St. Regis Aspen Resort, featuring luxury accommodations and complimentary lift ticket; and Palace Resorts and Caribbean Living, gifting an all-inclusive resort stay at Grand Moon Palace at Palace Resorts.
Known for the most delectable and premium selection of edible sweets and treats, GBK featured a range of gourmet sponsors including Sequin Wines; Prima Dolce Company – Bella’s Fruit Compotes; Ike’s Love & Sandwiches LLC; Blondie’s Cookies; Cocopotamus Chocolate; Oasis Mediterranean Cuisine; Lovely Candy Co.; Cookie Daddy; and Total Wine & More and Truett Hurst, America’s largest independent retailer of fine wine, spirits, and beer, on site gifting Square, their sustainably farmed fine wine that doesn’t cut corners.
To top off the event, Action Flipbooks was on site helping guests to create their own custom animated video flipbooks to take home. It was truly a fun-filled day of gifting, celebrating and fundraising.
For more information on the event’s charitable organizations:
spcaLA – www.spcala.com
Lambda Legal – www.lambdalegal.org
The Creative Coalition – www.TheCreativeCoalition.org
GUARDaHEART – www.guardaheart.org
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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 www.gbkproductions.com. las vegas casinos