I recently had the great pleasure of attending the esteemed GBK gifting suite for the MTV Movie Awards at the historic Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood. The Roosevelt is one of my favorite hotels and it’s had a great remodel over the years, while retaining its charm from the Golden era of Hollywood.
Celebrities from TV and film visited the lounge in celebration of the annual awards show, and left with a prized gift bag filled with an array of fun finds. Celebrities in attendance were Nate Fillion, Jason Ritter, Anders Holm, Downtown Julie Brown, Jordan Ladd, Dylan Gelula, Patrick Gallagher, Greg Germann, and Dee Wallace among others.
The event featured both luxury and trendy lifestyle brands including the event’s Presenting Sponsor, LifeCell. LifeCell is an all-in-one anti-aging treatment formulated to target every aspect of aging skin, and they are a leader in cruelty-free and high quality anti-aging skincare.
Other sponsors on the beauty and health front included Grande Naturals, who gifted their Outrageous Designer Gift Box which included 1 GrandeLASH-MD (3 month supply) and 1 GrandeMASCARA; and Celebrity Trainer Lalo Fuentes, CSCS who gifted 3 personal training sessions. All this eating at awards season events really merits one using Lalo’s helpful DVDs.
On the fashion front, guests received a selection of dresses, tops, and pants from Savee Couture; T-Shirts and Hoodie Jackets from Bible LA, a Streetwise Fashion Brand inspired by the Wisdom found in the Bible. I really liked the hip print of Jesus on the shirt and how soft and fitted the shirt was. There was a gift certificate towards trendy and stylish Prescription Eyewear, Sunglasses, & Resort Accessories from Eye Candy of Beverly Hills; One-of-a-kind, semiprecious, hand-made, natural stone jewelry from Dara Ettinger. I loved Dara’s whimsical and eclectic locally made jewelry line, which is based in the downtown Elysian Park area. She sources stones from all over the world. Her blue agate gode stone bracelet was one of my favorites, though with all the beautiful jewelry she had on display it was hard to pick a favorite. Guests also received a 100% soft cotton blend jersey, classic “M Face Tee,” From M The Movement, an eco-friendly humanitarian designer collection for today’s modern human.
Guests also received a lovely collection of trendy artisan jewelry from the Artisan Group’s great brands such as Luna Jewelry, Alyce n Maille Jewelry, Starletta Designs, Anju Sparks, LoreleiVella, Lori Ferguson, Helen’s Adornments, Jewelry Creations by JB, Mary Grace Jewelry, Bead Lover’s Corner, Zuzu’s Petals, Debra’s Divine Designs, Lettie Lovendale Jewelry, Little Hill Jewelry, Delia’s Delight Jewelry, Boy Cherie, Rosy Toes Designs, Lucinda DeCastro Jewelry, Amy Fine Design, Shoot for the Moon Jewelry as well as Serum No 5 Love Lacquer, Bidwell Botanicals fragrant olive cream, and Castle View Candles. They also received bath and body products; hair accessories; designer stationery; nail polishes and cosmetics; pet products; fine art photography, and other handcrafted items from The Artisan Group®
Adding a little fun to the lounge, the following sponsors were on site to spice up the event with their unique gifts including: Nerf Rebelle – Get to the heart of the mission with the NERF REBELLE STRONGHEART Bow, NERF REBELLE’s largest capacity dart-blasting bow yet; Naughty Girls Donut Shop, gifting apparel, food and gourmet flavors of coffee; 4 nights at CeBlue Villas & Beach Resort in Crocus Bay/Anguilla for 2 guests, compliments of CeBlue Villas & Beach Resort and Caribbean Living Magazine; Boulevard Hospitality Group , giving gift cards for their various Los Angeles properties; and a 3 night stay in Rome, Italy from Hotel Ripa Roma.
Refreshments were Bare Organic Mixers – a certified organic, low calorie mixer that is perfect for your favorite cocktails; and Nuvino Wine – creative, award winning and innovative single serve wine available in 4 varietals from 4 great regions
The event featured the following charitable organizations:
Alfalit International (alfalitInternational.org) is a non-profit organization that provides literacy programs for the underserved in the US and internationally. Their vision is to eliminate human suffering caused by illiteracy.
Lambda Legal (lambdalegal.org) – Lambda Legal’s mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy advocacy and our work is an integral part of the continuing struggle for civil rights in America.
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.