The annual 2014 WOW! Creations Lifestyle Gifting Suite took in celebration of the 2014 Academy Awards. Held at the Luxe Hotel on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, many celebrities, VIPs and media came together as excitement built for the Oscars that weekend. The elegant lounge featured vendors from across the United States and beyond, who came to share their brands and products to celebrities and Hollywood VIPs. The lucky guests walked away with thousands of dollars of unique and exciting swag.
Many nominees and celebrity guests attended the lounge, including: Oscar Nominee – June Squibb – Nebraska, Oscar Nominee – Joel Harlow – Lone Ranger, Oscar Nominee – Chris Rouse – Captain Phillips, Oscar Nominee – James Dumont – Dallas Buyers Club, Oscar Nominee – Lydia Dean Philer, Astronaut Buzz Aldrin – Apollo XI, 11, Gemini 12, Jack Scalia – Actor, Oscar Winner – Stephen Price – Gravity, Sofia Milos – CSI Miami, Actress Maria Conchito Alonso and Beverly Hills Housewife Taylor Armstrong, among others.
First class Living Noir is the ultra-luxurious personal aircraft company that offers its’ clients concierge service with a host of cost-and-time saving advantages. Flexible one-way pricing… rapier customer service… access to more aircraft – even complimentary flights on empty legs. Living Noir offers bespoke options and benefits to those who know the difference between competent performance and impeccable, world-class service. Living Noir www.livingnoir.com
Fegogioielli Jewelery – Jewelry designer Melissa Fego, made her mark at the gifting suite with her beautiful one of a kind jewelry! Melissa grew up in an artistic family in the New York area. Both of her Italian grandmothers were beaders and seamstresses, and her mother – an artisan herself, helped shape and influence Melissa’s love of working with her hands from an early age to create one-of-a-kind necklaces, bracelets and earrings.
The Fego Gioielli line offers uniquely designed statement necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Each piece is carefully handcrafted, using only the finest rare gemstones and high quality materials, sourced from places such as Italy and India. Stunning! www.fego-gioielli.goodsie.com
Exciting brand RADAR WATCHES is on a mission to “create change, one watch at a time!” RADAR WATCHES offer an innovative interchangeable design that allows you to create your own watch color combinations. They want to see you rock the RADAR with your own custom colors, by interchanging the watch face and wrist band components. Very cool. radarwatches.com
Zumer Sport – Zumer Sport has revolutionized the look and function of all types of sport bags. All of their products are created using actual authentic sports ball covers materials – basketball, baseball, tennis ball and soccer ball materials! What started as just the Drawstring Bags has evolved into a full line, and now Zumer Sport offers an incredible array of men’s and women’s wallets, eyeglass cases, portfolios, and a line of key chains and slap bracelets. Innovative and unique… Zumer Sport products celebrate your active sports lifestyle. www.Zumersport.com
Pampered Me Organically Pampered Me Organically is a Canadian-owned company that sells organic bath and beauty products. They are dedicated and really do care. Their mission is to provide high quality organic products that are good for your health and wellbeing, as well as the environment
You can rest assured that there are no harmful chemicals, fragrances, colorants, preservatives, or animal ingredients in Pampered Me Organically products. They strive to be an environmentally-conscious, organic, completely biodegradable company. Love this brand. www.pamperedmeorganically.com
GliSODin Skin Nutrients is a professional nutricosmetic line dedicated to supplement your beauty regimen. These great medical-grade products are specially formulated by dermatologists and nutritionists to provide powerful antioxidants and bioactive nutraceuticals that promote enhanced and longer lasting results from your medical aesthetic treatments and beauty programs. Excellent. www.glisodinskin.com
DB Bourbon Candy – The Best Bourbon candy, made in Kentucky and discovered in Hollywood in a delicious, stylish way. An original, homemade recipe, the chocolate-covered Bourbon balls melted in your mouth in an explosion of flavor. Robyn Stuart Robyn wanted to honor her mother and created a business in 2002, making the delicious treat, which was a family tradition. www.dbbourboncandy.com/main
Indiexhibit.org This is an organization that represents independent artisans and creatives, featuring hand-crafted gem and fashion jewelry, original pieces of art, Spa products and more.
Dr. Kathy Gohar – Beverly Hills Cosmetic & Laser Center
In the rarified world of eminent cosmetic surgeons, Dr. Kathy Gohar is a star. In fact… she’s 5-Stars. In online surveys, satisfied clients have consistently awarded Dr. Gohar the highest possible rating for the exceptional beauty results she is able to achieve on her clients. But Kathy’s expertise goes beyond performance and number – her attentive care and personal commitment to patients often creates a life-long relationship with her rejuvenated clientele. Beverly Hills Cosmetic & Laser Center, 436 N. Roxbury Suite 115 Beverly Hills, California 90210 Phone 310.275.4155
InstaKnot – How to Tie a Tie – The coolest design to come to ties…ever! No more fussing with a tie knot. Interchangable colors, just slip your tie into one of these and..voile!
Your new cool look. Think of it as your modern-day solution for Tying a Knot fast – easy and elegant under 30 seconds. You can Mix N Match InstaKnot, with lots of great colors and designs to choose from. Red Carpet Ready in an instant. www.instaknot.com
CoreyTaylorTalks.com – There’s a new voice in Las Vegas… and she speaks for – and to – a new generation. Every Thursday between 6-7 pm, teenager Corey Taylor Taylor talks about the issues important to kids today on internet radio station VNAR (Vegas All Net Radio). From music to relationships, school bullying to fashion…. Taylor discusses the challenges facing young people with humor, honesty, and input from experts. www.coreytaylortalks.com
Green Vibrance – Formulated by founder Mark Timon, MS Clinical Nutrition, this comprehensive, restorative advanced daily superfood by Vibrant Health, supports the 4 foundations of health: nutrition, digestion, circulation and immunity, with additional benefit to all body systems. Packed full of every kind of nutrient-dense plant concentrates and 12 dairy-free probiotic cultures, say goodbye to poor health! Amazing product. www.vibranthealth.us/C3
Hammer And Nails – What if a nail salon existed for men? What if men could get pampered in an environment suited to their tastes? What if men could receive a manicure while watching sports and sipping a refreshing beverage in a king-size leather chair? Well gentleman, now you have what you’ve dreamed of! A nail shop just for men! www.hammerandnails-salon.com
Gary Tees – Gary Red is a cutting-edge, Los Angeles-based apparel brand committed to connecting people of all cultures using the power of diversity, freedom and community. Lots of spirit behind the line! www.garyred.com
Sugar Shack Candles For more than 20 years, the Sugar Shack Country Candle Company has set the standard for high-quality fragranced candles and soaps. All candles are hand poured and packaged by experienced craftsmen – never mass-produced by machine. And the company’s line of luxurious natural soaps… formed of coconut, palm, and safflower oils… soothe the skin without any detergents or added sulfates. www.sugarshackcandles.com
PaperShower – When you lead an active, busy lifestyle, Paper Shower’s unique wet-and-dry towelettes allow you stay clean without slowing you down. With the added moisturizer– means your skin won’t dry out after usage. Soft and durable, Paper Shower absorbs the stress of the day, leaving you clean and comfortable. www.papershower.com
Sarah’s Skinny Sweets – In a, word: Delicious! And healthy! Sarah’s cookies are moist, tasty gluten-free cookie. Using the power of the coconut, each cookie is as full of flavor as it is healthy ingredients. This sweet combination results in a guilt free delight with a unmatched velvety texture. Truly the perfect cookie! And guilt-free. www.glutenfreecookies.org
Caramel flavored Liqueur – kkAda was created by Zane Seely and Charlotte Gilbert. Long-time spirits evangelists, Zane and Charlotte have created an amazing product which is one of the fastest growing liqueurs in the US. kkAda’s caramel flavor is derived from rare exotic Indian spices. Tastings at the WOW! Creations Oscar suite proved 100% of the time it was the best caramel flavor you will ever put in your mouth! www.kkada.com
PretendTan – Maintain a healthy glow just like the movie stars that stopped by Wow Creations Gifting Suite with Pretend Tan… with state-of-the-art technology PretendTan is streak free and ready to spray. www.dkluxurybeauty.com
Writer, Actor, Musician, Artist & overall creative type, Jason Lassen brings you behind the scenes of the competitive and political world of children’s birthday parties in Los Angeles. Sometimes the truth can be painfully funny. www.thehollywoodclown.com
Krystal Klear Water gave away a $795 Drinking Water Filtration System to a lucky Wow Creations Gifting Suite attendee! A family-owned business based in Williamsville, New York www.krystalklearwater.com
Monster Energy One thing we all have in common with the Hollywood heavy hitters is that we all need our energy! Monster Energy Drink was there to add to the fun! Make sure no one stopped partying! As Monster puts it “A lifestyle in a can” visit www.monsterenergy.com to check out all their events and products.
Hint Water San francisco’s Kara Goldin came up with this refreshing, all natural water. The idea behind hint is simple: Purified water + a splash of natural flavor • no sugar • no diet sweeteners • no preservatives, additives or anything else that you can’t pronounce! Refreshing, healthy and delicious! www.drinkhint.com
Mane Kiss Mane Kiss is based in Atlanta and run by a team of women with professional salon experience. Whatever the hair type (curly, straight, coarse, hair extensions) Mane Kiss has a product for you to combat all of the hair stress. All Mane Kiss products are made from natural ingredients. www.manekiss.com
Puppa Nutter Puppa Nutter is peanut butter for dogs! It is a 100% all natural peanut butter snack made with only the highest grade U. S. grown and harvested peanuts. The only other ingredient added into this snack is the golden flax seed rich in omega-3 fatty acids, known to add a sheen to a pup’s coat. www.nuttycanine.com
BrVelle Candles A luxury custom candle maker. Each candle is uniquely created with a personal touch by BrVelle. Each season a new style of candle is released creating your favorite memories of the season. www.brvelle.candles
Penta Water, ultra-purified water, which hydrated and energize the celebrity guests at the lounge. Penta’s patented 13-step, 11-hour filtration and purification process uses high speed and pressure to transform drinking water into smaller, more readily absorbed water clusters. The result is fast hydration for peak health and performance. www.pentawater.com
The WOW! Creations Oscar gifting lounge took place on The Rodeo Penthouse at: The Luxe Hotel, 360 Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, Calif. 90210
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Written by Jane Emery