GBK Brought Together Celebrities, Charities & New Brands at Annual Luxury Gift Lounge Honoring 2014 Emmy® Awards
GBK kicked off Emmy week in lavish fashion by honoring the 2014 Emmy Award Nominees and Presenters, at their annual GBK Gift Lounge. The premier luxury lifestyle gift lounge and special events company created an opportunity for celebrities enjoy luxury lifestyle gifts and an opportunity to participate in creative fundraising, while celebrating one of Hollywood’s most glamorous events.
Companies from across the world also had the opportunity to expose their brands with Hollywood’s elite.
As always, GBK’s Gavin Keilly has a philanthropic goal to help multiple charities, as he blends the award show celebrations with charity fundraising.
At the this year’s GBK 66th Annual Primetime Emmys gift lounge, GBK featured several charities:
GO Campaign is a grantmaking organization that improves the lives of orphans and vulnerable children around the world by partnering with local heroes to deliver local solutions. www.gocampaign.org
Cops 4 Causes is the 1st Law Enforcement non-profit organization to be created to collectively highlight the philanthropic efforts of Law Enforcement. www.cops4causes.org
Environmental Media Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to harnessing the power of the entertainment industry and the media to educate the global public on environmental issues and motivate sustainable lifestyles. ema-online.org
This year’s Presenting sponsor, Michael Todd True Organics, gifted their SONICLEAR, the world’s first antimicrobial Sonic Skin Cleansing System. Clean & polish your skin, as if you had a spa beauty treatment at home, to reveal fresher, younger looking skin!
KIND soap company, gifting all natural bath & body care products . Celebrities were gifted a ‘Favorite Things gift set’, which included: Bulgarian Rose handmade goat milk soap, Shea Luxe creme, and ‘Goodnight Kisses’, a lavender lip treatment.
Brow Art 23, providing guests with make-up bags filled with eye shadow, lipstick, mascara and brow gel, a brow cake, and a $100 gift card. Everything you need to beautiful brows! Even wands. One of our favs!
Beauty Kitchen by Heather Marianna, gifting whimsical natural bath and body products, bath soaks and custom soaps.
Skinny & Co. Coconut Oil The American Velvet Company, providing their Skinny Coconut Oil – 100% RAW and hand-pressed and American Velvet – 100% pure, artisan crafted elk velvet.
Fashion and accessories, always a favorite in the lounge, featured:
The Artisan Group®, providing an exciting collection of trendy jewelry, spa and bath products, fine art photography, and other handcrafted gifts from over 1000 artisans from across the world. Many of their gorgeous pieces have been worn by stars in primetime TV shows. It is a great platform for artisans to take their brand to the next level. Stars delighted in the treasure trove they received of original and delightful items. www.theartisangroup.org
The Artisan Group is an LA’s The Place Top Pick for 2014, for having the most unique, varied and quality artisan jewelry, art, bath and body, stationary… their items amaze and celebs love them.
A cool assortment of trendy styles from Foster Grant, the original sunglasses manufacturer in the United States, gifting their 100% UVA/UVB lens-protected sunglasses.a variety of modern style hip sunglasses with an elegant look at an incomparable price.
Di Modolo Milano, an innovative luxury brand that features unique, custom pieces. They gifted Di Modolo Lolita Bangles in Sterling Silver plated with Rhodium with Amethyst, Blue Topaz, Green Amethyst and Black Rhodium with White Agate as well as Linked By Love Sterling Silver Necklaces.
Jewelry from Couture Rocks Fine Jewelry gifted a $200 gift certificate towards their trendsetting fine jewelry. Couture Rocks is a company focusing on unique, limited edition, and one-of-a-kind pieces.
A true highlight of the lounge was the range of destinations that were gifted to the honored guests, including The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas
Nusa Dua, Bali, a luxurious property located on the majestic coastline of Nusa Dua, which will be gifting a 5-night stay in a Signature Ocean Court room, one Balinese Spa Treatment, and dinner at their beachfront restaurant , Soleil
Palace Resorts and Caribbean Living providing a four day/three night stay for two at the
brand’s signature property, Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort, a AAA Four Diamond property, which has been host to many Hollywood celebrities. It is the premier Cancun vacation destination. Play a round of golf on the professional Jack Nicklaus signature golf course. Relax and pamper yourself at the elegant spa. Visit their resident dolphins. The wonders are unending here at this dream destination.
The Little Nell, Aspen’s only five-star, five-diamond property and the only hotel with ski-in, ski-out access to historic Aspen Mountain.
While guests explore the various gifting sponsors and enjoy the lush setting, they were able to sample various gourmet and unique refreshments including:
Sequin Wines, providing their delicately bubbled Pinot Grigio and Moscato wines from California.
Barry’s Gourmet Brownies, sampling and gifting their Chocolate Gourmet Brownie Gift Box.
JeJu Sixteen Water, born off the coast of South Korea on the volcanic island of JeJu, 16 Water is naturally purified through 16 layers of volcanic bedrock
Filipino-French fusion cuisine from Corazon’s Custom Catering, who is also gifting a gift certificate for a Food Tasting Party for 10-15 people.
LIQRpop –What a cool new way to enjoy a cocktail! LIQRpop is a new, patent-pending delivery mechanism that creates a hard frozen confection. You still get your full serving of alcohol contained separately inside, which can be injected over the frozen cocktail, or sucked from the inside.
Other great gifts and sponsors include:
Maxim Mattress, on site gifting their luxurious Queen mattress and $1,000 gift certificates towards their luxury line.
The Original Pet-Pal ~ Pet Bedding with a Heart.
Bluetooth headphones from LG Electronics.
An Intuition Blueprint Reading from Joanna Garzilli as well as a copy of Unleash The Psychic In You 2nd Edition book.
StarPower gives fans backstage access to new kinds of exclusive social media content and one-on-one engagement straight from their favorite celebrities-while supporting the causes they care about. Guests were invited to collect cash at the StarPower money booth to benefit their favorite charity.
David Barton Gym, gifting complimentary 6 month memberships.
More on GBK:
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 gbkproductions.com.
GBK is not associated with the Television Academy, the Primetime Emmy® Awards, CBS, or any of its official partners or vendors.
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Written by Tyler Emery