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GBK Honors 2016 Academy Awards Nominee’s and Presenters with Luxury Celebrity Lifestyle Gifting Lounge

Actor Jamie Foxx on the Red Carpet at the GBK gifting lounge
GBK, a leader in custom, high-class special events and gifting lounges, in conjunction with Life Cell, honored the 88th Academy Awards and Presenters with a luxury celebrity gifting lounge at the London Hotel in West Hollywood.

Known for producing the most glamourous and luxurious lifestyle gift lounges, GBK, presented gifts to celebrities and VIPs from presenting sponsor, Alessi Institute, as well as other luxury sponsors and brands, including artisan food, beverages, lavish travel destinations, jewelry, and beauty.

Producer Phil Goldfine with GBK CEO Gavin Keilly

Producer Phil Goldfine with GBK CEO Gavin Keilly

South Beach Skincare have been leaders in the quality skincare and anti-aging industry for nearly a decade, largely in part due to its flagship product, LifeCell. LifeCell cream products are 100% hypoallergenic, and certified Cruelty-Free by PETA. At the lounge, LifeCell gifted their All-in-One Anti-Aging Treatment. This Treatment acts as an under eye treatment, firming serum, dark spot corrector, antioxidant serum, wrinkle reduction treatment, sheer moisturizer and primer all in one product, that is also paraben and fragrance free.

Actress Elle McLemore witih LifeCell

Actress Elle McLemore witih LifeCell

The Alessi Institute is a cosmetic plastic surgery practice in Beverly Hills specializing in facial plastic surgery. They offer an eclectic base of comprehensive surgical and non-surgical treatment options with a precedent to maintain a youthful-looking appearance and restore areas of the face and body. The Alessi Institute invited celebrities and VIP to experience the world’s first FDA-approved laser treatment for non-invasive lipolysis of the flanks and abdomen. Valued at $1500, Sculpsure treats points of focus in 25 minutes with no pain, no downtime and impeccable results in as little as 6 weeks.

Rafael de la Fuente with The Alessi Institute

Rafael de la Fuente with The Alessi Institute

Trips and Travel for VIP…

Belmond Hotels have been notarized as the ultimate travel curator and connoisseur, heavily due to its international presence in more than 22 countries. Constantly ranked among the Caribbean’s top ten hotel retreats, Belmond La Samanna, St.Martin is a garden paradise in which to enjoy many relaxing activities such as a sunset cruise around the island, lie in a hammock, or an al fresco message. Belmond La Samanna, St. Martin gifted celebrities three nights in a stunning Ocean View Suite with daily breakfast for two.

San Diego Zoo Global gave away a small gift bag of items related to the hundred year anniversary of the San Diego Zoo. In addition celebrities will be invited to come visit the San Diego Zoo or the San Diego Zoo Safari Park at a future date for a VIP tour.

The Trtl Pillow is the next generation of Travel Pillow, it is scientifically proven to hold your neck and head in a better ergonomic position than a standard u-shaped Travel Pillow.

Bold beauty brands dazzled and pampered celebs at the lounge…

Marissa Carter, founder of Cocoa Brown Tan, has created a product with self tanning range, which features an one hour tan. This product stated to induce cult buying behavior was gifted with Cocoa Brown’s newly released, celebrity and makeup artist favorite, Golden Goddess Oil.

Brow Art 23 is a fully licensed eyebrow threading boutique, that offers a wide variety of beauty and skincare. Their specialty services include eyebrow threading, facial threading, eyelash extensions, henna tattoos, makeup, permanent makeup, and skin care. Sponsoring the lifestyle lounge with their sister company Ooh La La Beauty Bar, they gifted a gift card for $50.00, One Ooh La La Beauty Bar gift card for $75.00, a Brow Art 23 lip gloss, Brow Art 23 brow cake, Brow Art 23 brow brush, and Brow Art 23 liquid eyeliner, and Pillow Proof Hair Products. |

José Eber is at the forefront of innovation and technology, José Eber hair tools pave the way with superior designs and advanced features unsurpassed professionally quality with proven results. They gifted their state of the art blow dryer using infrared technology to not harm the hair.

Swag Showcased at the Lounge…

Lula Mena gifted Ethical Fashion jewelry and handwoven textiles.

American Hat Makers gifted handmade leather hats made in California.

Elle McLemore with American Hat Makers

Elle McLemore with American Hat Makers

Elemoon gifted a smart bracelet that changes color to match any outfit.

Loulou LOLLIPOP gifted Couture handcrafted silicone necklace and bracelet set.

DEIFIC produces craftsman jewelry with quality reflecting the egotistic obsession of a perfectionist and designs inspired by the vast multiculturalism of Los Angeles.

The lounge featured many great refreshments…

Be Tini Spirits introduces the perfect low-calorie martini to lounge-goers, after years of market analysis and research. Be Tini Spirits were giving out samples of delicious premium prepared original cocktail flavors: Cake, Lemon Drop, Appletini, and Margarita; also featuring their new flavors Red Cranberry and Tropical Sunset.

Baron Chocolatier gifted an array of their 100g slim bars, 50g bars and truffles.

Linked Vineyards gave samples of their delicious 2011 Linked Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, and invited celebs to a visit to their vineyard.

FulHum Lineup at GBK

FulHum Lineup at GBK

EarthWater, internationally known with FulHum, provides water infused with valuable micronutrients ito nourish your body with their unique, holistic, natural ingredients supported by “fulvic and humic acid”. This amazingly refreshing brown water features High Alkaline, Mineral Infused Water with up to 70 trace minerals that has no sugar, chemicals, additives, non GMO and is USDA registered Organic for the assurance of quality of nutrients for your body.

Ike’s Place gifted an Award Winning Sandwiches for Meat Eaters, Vegetarians, Vegans, and Gluten Free Diets!

Simply Gum makes premium, all natural chewing gum from six simple ingredients. Their gum is biodegradable, vegan and handcrafted in New York.

Confetti Sweets Cookies

Confetti Sweets Cookies

Confetti Sweets were giving samples of their collection of flavors, baked fresh for the event. They also gifted their scrumptious chocolate chunk cookies and coconut cookies to celebrities and VIPs.

Attendees were entertained by these great brands and services…

Swagway was Called the “hottest gift on the planet” by Ellen on the Ellen Show and considered “superior” in comparison to the competitors by PC Mag, Swagway is only the original manufacturer of the “hands-free smart board”. Swagway uses ONLY the highest quality parts including top-tier branded batteries. You won’t find a safer, higher quality board than Swagway.

Anthony Anderson on a Swagway

Anthony Anderson on a Swagway. Very sturdy!

Dr. Liza of the[fix] performed 5 minute neck and shoulder fixes in the lounge and gifted her signature the|fix| tank or tee and pain relief aromatherapy balm. |

Meagen Holub has been working with A-listers, royalty, and rockstars for years, where she has earned the nickname “The Celebrity Massage Therapist”. As founder of The Love Institute, which teaches and performs essential massage techniques in couples or privately. Meagen was gifted a massage candle and a 2016 Academy Award Commemorative gift certificate, good towards any couples massage class series.

Gurunanda and its essential oils

Gurunanda and its essential oils

GuruNanda showcased and gifted celebrities and media an ultrasonic diffuser kit with essential oils. The Diffuser produces mist for aromatherapy, using the reaction of ultrasonic waves with water and natural essential oils, it humidifies and purifies the space with the benefits of the oil you use.

CreoPop gifted The world’s first 3D printing pen with cool ink.

Jewelinx is a unique, made in USA new launch Jewelry organizer that allows you to organize your Jewelry and Accessories on a hanger with your outfit.

FlashTag Photo took and printed pictures of the red carpet from social media photo booth.

NoStreaks Detail offers world-class mobile detailing services that meet the extremely high standards of automotive connoisseurs and cater to the individual needs of high profile clientele.

GBK CEO Gavin Keilly with Jose Eber

GBK CEO Gavin Keilly with Jose Eber

Along with great luxury brand sponsors, the lifestyle gifting lounge also consisted of two charity initiatives…

In 2015, Face Forward delivered over $750,000 worth of pro bono treatments to patients. Face Forward is a non-profit organization that provides pro bono reconstructive surgery and emotional support for victims of domestic violence, human trafficking and other horrible crimes. Supported by many stars in the music and art communities, Face Forward partners with local community centers to provide housing, counseling, job searches and legal assistance to victims. Face Forward was gifting a variety of promotional materials, awareness ribbons, and cards for their service to the community. To help contribute to their cause visit

Founded in 1973, Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest national legal organization dedicated in safeguarding and advancing the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work. Their legal experts select cases that will aid in reinforcing a precedent to create a better social environment in America. Lamda Legal invited Celebs to their West Coast Liberty Awards, an evening of celebration and commitment to the LGBT community – June 2, 2016 at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire. As a nonprofit organization, Lambda Legal does not charge clients for legal representation, nor do they receive government funding. They depend solely on contributions from supporters around the country, for more information visit

About GBK…

GBK, established in 2000, is a luxury lifestyle gifting and special events company, specializing in entertainment marketing integration. 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. 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. For more information on Gavin B. Keilly (CEO), Carla Domen (VP) or GBK, please go to

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