GBK Productions hosted an incredible 2017 pre-Oscar luxury lounge at a $25 million luxury Beverly Hills estate, which was a first for GBK, which James Harris from The Agency helped secure. This Pre-Oscar Luxury Suite allowed guests the special exclusive opportunity to be pampered and rejuvenated before the star studded Oscars.
Artwork throughout the house was provided by, Tracey Keilly. Her art is a complex, elegant study of the political, social and psychological, used to create a wordless conversation. Aly Daly, a boutique design agency specializing in luxury interior design, set up a lounge in the living room.
Top guests included: Oscar winner of Best Picture, Director of “Moonlight”, Barry Jenkins; Winner and many of the cast; Best Support Actress Winner, Viola Davis; Winner – “SING” (Director Kristof Deák); Winner – “La La Land” (Composer Justin Hurwtiz); Winner – “OJ: Made in America” (Director/Producer Ezra Edelman & Producer Caroline Waterlow).
Also attended from “Hidden Figures”; “Arrival”; “Hell or High Water”; “Fences”; “Zootopia”; “Lion”; “Kubo & The Two Strings”, “Life”, and “20th Century Women”.
Other special guests included, Miles Teller, Haley Lu Richardson, Anthony Anderson, Dule Hill, Randy
Jackson, singer/song writer, Jake Miller, and many more.
GBK always makes sure that all the the celebrity and swag contribute to a good cause. This year the two causes that benefited from this event were:
The Sugar Ray Leonard’s Foundation, committed to funding research and creating awareness for childhood type 1 & 2 diabetes and to help children lead healthier lives through diet and exercise, and Reach Up Reach Out, a non-profit helping Ugandan orphans and widows, in hope of offering them a better future, from an Arts camp, to Widow and Vulnerable Women Business School Scholarship.
In addition to that, GBK made another wish come true by treating a Make-A-Wish child like a celebrity for the day. Make-A-Wish grants 360 wishes for the Los Angeles area then assists with roughly another 360 wishes for children across the country who have a wish involving something Los Angeles related. For more information, please visit Make-A-Wish
Nominees and presenters were gifted a couple of all expenses paid vacations for a well-deserved vacation:
Swanky Resorts, a Luxury Travel magazine that encourages people to travel outside the obvious, gifted a choice of properties in Portugal, from four different 5-Star properties in the Algarve’s.
The Retreat-Costa Rica is a resort to escape the chaos and stresses of their lives and take an opportunity to reset their internal sense of balance in a nurturing and gentle environment.
Snarky Tea gifted three of their delicious healthy tea. The Get Your Sh*t Together tea (all of the teas have hilarious, spot on names like this) has ginger snap and lemongrass to fight hangovers. For more info, Snarky Tea
Meza Dental, a high end Cosmetic Dentistry Centre located in San Jose, Costa Rica, dedicated to providing exceptional dental care, gifted celebrities their whitening kit.
Maria Shireen gifted her innovative bracelets which hold hair ties for a stylish way to wear a hair tie.
SoundBot Speakers gifted their BlueTooth Wireless Premium Portable Speaker to VIP guests.
Michelin star Chef Fillipo Sinisgalli of Il Pilatto gifted celebrities a gift certificate for a dinner for ten guests in their home. Il Pilatto is an authentic Italian restaurant.
Luseta Beauty gifted guests a bundle of their Argan Oil hair products.
Burke Williams knows how to do it right. That’s why they continue to be one of the most popular spas around and keep growing. They gifted guests from their amazing skin care line H2V and treated guest to deep tissue massages onsite.
Swanky Retreats showcased Portugal as a premier luxury destination and gifted the opportunity to go to several 5 Star properties.
Guilty Soles gifted their latest collection of high quality, fashion forward footwear at a guilt free price for the women.
Tucci Polo had their elegant shoes for men.
Pure Seduction a premium underwear store from New York, and Berlin, gifted guests from their men’s underwear line.
BOPULENT Jewelry gifted gorgeous bracelets with diamonds and various other stones.
Jiusko USA wanted make sure the celebrities were on time for the festivities and looking good, so they provided everyone with their Luxury Timepieces, manufactured in China with precision, quality parts.
American Hat Makers was providing another option with their stylish handmade leather hats.
Demure 31, a chic modern line owned by sister duo Elle and Alyana, gifted vintage inspired pieces.
Pixels, a global marketplace for artists, photographers, and the world’s most iconic brands, where art comes to life with gift cards to choose anything of their liking as well as a weekender tote bag, and round beach towel.
Argan Oil Ultimate Gold Hair Care set, a complete professional hair care set for dry and damaged hair.
Hallmark was on hand with a variety of their Signature Cards and gifted their top selling cards to guests and talked about their branding with their new collections.
Upscale salon on Rodeo Drive, Karma Salon offered a certificate for their choice of permanent makeup, eyelash extensions, Daith piercings (which provide relief from migraines and frequent headaches) and body piercings or tattoos.
SoundBot was there with their Bluetooth Wireless Premium Portable Speaker delivering exhilarating high definition sound quality.
DJ Tony Martinez with The Rich Group kept the beat going throughout the day with his clever mixes.
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) or GBK, please go to gbkproductions.com.
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Written by Tyler Emery