GBK Productions & Wen Hair Care Exclusive Luxury Gifting Lounge Honoring Emmy Nominees 2019
On Friday, September 20th, GBK Production’s CEO Gavin Keilly, hosted their annual Celebrity Luxury Gifting Lounge ahead of the 2019 EMMY® Awards at the world-famous Beverly Wilshire Hotel.
This exclusive, invite-only, event was the hottest ticket in town ahead of the biggest night in Television where the stars received over $75K in gifts and trips.
Among the guests were EMMY® nominees Rachel Brosnahan, Asante Blackk, Rufus Sewell, Terrence Terrell, Our Lady J, and Glynn Turman along with stars of EMMY® nominated shows such as Reid Scott & Matt Walsh (VEEP), Parker Bates (This Is Us), Violet & April Brinson (Sharp Objects), Indya Moore (Pose), Rizwan Manji (Schitt’s Creek), Jason Butler Harner & Felix Solis (Ozark), Dascha Polanco (When They See Us & Russian Doll), Ethan Herisse (When They See Us), Evan Handler (Fosse/Verdon), Adam Nagaitis (Chernobyl) Nina West (Drag Race) and Sean McElwee (Born This Way).
Other celebs in attendance were Sherri Shepherd, Adina Porter, Algee Smith, Cat Cora, Carly Hughes, Beth Hall, Cierra Ramirez, Danielle Nicolet, Derek Mio, Jaicy Elliot, Jackie Tohn, Jeremy Maguire, Jeri Ryan, Isabella Gomez, Jake T. Austin, Lindsey Kraft, Ming-Na Wen, Lucille Soong, Nika King, Katherine Moennig, Leisha Hiley, Matilda Syzdagis, Zuri Adele and many more.
The Guests mingled while vendors were busy handing out gifts of on-site massages and take home custom blended aromatherapy oils, Defy Masque, Eyetox Serum and Custom Blende Body Bliss Aromatherapy from Burke Williams Day Spa, WEN Hair & Body care products, founded by celebrity hairstylist and category innovator Chaz Dean, Tristar (by Emeril) Cookware gifted the Power Air Fryer 360 as well as the Pressure Air Fryer, KHI™ Luxury Bath Tissue that is exclusively designed for cloth-like strength, Spryng compression wraps powered by a patent-pending wave tech compression that helps improve circulation, athletic performance and helps relieve tired and achy legs and Dermafirm – a maker of advanced cosmeceutical skin care products used by doctors and professional estheticians in over 20 countries gifted several varieties of Dermafirm’s BIOTOC anti-aging line and hair growth formula.
The attendees were also excited to receive a variety of trips including; a trip to Jamaica at the exquisite S Hotel Montego Bay, a 3-night 4-day at the AAA Four Diamond “The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun” by Palace Resorts from Caribbean Living Magazine, a 2-bedroom Villa in Turks and Caicos at Sailrock Resort, a stay at Award-Winning Raiwasa Private resort in Fiji, and a trip to Nashville by the nation’s premier fitness retreat, Fit Farm.
Other popular items were Skin Care by Beauty Pulse (the first-ever line of luxury CBD skincare) and Aztec Secret premium mask set by Etana Beauty; Jewelry & Watches by Al Capone high-quality Swiss Quartz movement Watches, Filienna Jewelry which joins the art of henna and filigree and B Opulent Jewelry made with power beads imported from around the world.
Guests enjoyed the Food & Alcohol provided by Hestan Wines which gifted their 2012 Hestan Cabernet Sauvignon, Hertelendy Wines which gifted wines, winery tasting, and a private pouring event, Vitani Spirits provided their line of prepared cocktails that are the strength and quality of a drink prepared by a professional bartender, Butterfly Superfood gifted organic and sugar-free spreads for the mindful eater, Harmony Proteins gifted their Beauty Collagen Water which provides collagen peptides in a convenient on-the-go package, Cocopotamus Truffles gifted handcrafted truffles inspired by flavors from around the world, Joe’s CBD infused Coffee provided their products and Blue Farm Pinot Noir gifted their signature Pinot Noir and tastings.
Each guest continued on their journey through the lounge by receiving Clothing by TruTailor Company Custom Suits which provided custom dress shirts, bow ties, shirts from their performance line and cufflinks and Genie Bra gifted Genie True Comfort Lift bras and private fittings.
House and Home items were provided by Athenaromas which creates luxury fragrances and accessories for people and their pets and were gifting a scented candle or diffuser from their pet line INTOKU and Simple Modern’s colorfully made, beautifully designed insulated drinkware was a hit.
Guests of the lounge also received Dr. Catrise Austin of VIP Smiles charcoal teeth whitening gel with LED light which whitens teeth 5-8 shades The Natural Way without sensitivity, Huggaroo luxurious weighted blankets designed to improve sleep and reduce stress, Just Food for Dogs dog food which is the first brand in the country to offer fresh and human-grade food for pets, Harborside Cannabis gifted a $250 gift card toward key product at any Harborside Retail location, Austere Wear provided handcrafted blue-blocking glasses and sunglasses handcrafted from wood, BootySprout gave guests a glute workout machine that allows users to easily and safely perform high resistance hip thrusts at home.
Attendees also received a stay at La Peer Hotel and dinner for two with Pacifique LA which specializes in sustainability and organic farming practices which combines the flavors and influences found in French, and SouthEast Asian cooking.
Covenant House California (CHC), a non-profit youth homeless shelter, was the official charity on-site with additional space at the lounge given to the St. Bernard Project (SBP) a national disaster relief organization that helps homes and businesses following a natural disaster.
Décor was provided by George Ortega Flowers, creativefloealdirector_bw, Music by ADM and talent and press secured by Mosaic PR.