(EXPERIENCE MAGAZINE) — SEPTEMBER 11, 2017 — Nathalie Dubois hosted her famous Pre-Awards luxury gifting lounge in the Luxe Hotel on Rodeo Drive. Celebrities, nominees and presenters were introduced to new brands and items from all over the world.
Viva Pops was handing out their mean tasting pops and guests were loving it. As soon as we arrived, Bodvar, gifted us a delicious glass of rose. Such a smooth taste and a delicious way to start our experience. Splash cocktails was gifting sample packages of their mixers. I tried the mojito mixer and thought it had great flavor. Loft and Bear was offering samples of its artisanal vodka. Loft and Bear has a smooth taste. It’s made from winter wheat and it was surprisingly tasty. Revel Avila was gifting its triple distilled ultra-premium agave spirits. Made from Weber blue agave, this award winning spirit is full of flavor. Bareburger from main Street in Santa Monica had an old fashioned hamburger stand set up. I saw Bruce Dern munching on an organic burger from Bareburger. I tried the Impossible burger which was so tasty and 100% vegetarian.
The surprise item from this years DPA Pre-Emmy gift suite was Red’s Cheesecakes. Red, also known as Amanda Zuanich, was on hand and serving gourmet, delicious cheesecake that was packaged in super cool red boxes. The cheesecake is out of this world. Each bite is more delicious than the last. Red loaded me up with a box of cheesecake that I coveted and devoured by myself.
Lemonade Stand Designs was in Hollywood for their west coast debut. Hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Marie Webb makes inspiring works of art that become clothing. Marie’s work includes drawing, painting, photography and fashion design. You must see Marie’s art work. The colors and the perspective are amazing. Marie was the stand out designer at this years DPA Pre-Emmy gift lounge.
Linger, the lasting fragrance provider, was offering a new product that is applied before a fragrance is applied. Scentivent is a company that is disrupting the fragrance world with its new product. I thought the smells of the fragrances were light and clean. Check out Linger by Scentivent soon!
The ladies from Good Time Soap were gifting soap that is handcrafted one batch at time. Their product is a lot of fun and the lavender soap that they gifted to me had a nice lavender scent.
Save the Children was on hand to discuss their international humanitarian organization. With so many natural disasters, Save the Children will work hard to ensure that children in the United States and around the world are given a healthy start and the opprotunity to learn.
So many A-list celebrities stopped by the DPA gift suite to check out the products and brands. Natalie Dubois is a veteran in the production of star studded events. She proves to be innovative every year at her celebrity gift suites.