The super stylish and incredibly friendly Harris Brothers hosted their exclusive WOW! Creations Oscar Awards Season Gifting suite at the incredibly swanky Penthouse of the beautiful Luxe hotel on super exclusive Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. Mark and Matt are identical twin brothers with different taste in clothing. Mark is more of a prepster and Matt is more rock and roll. The Harris brothers are quite well known for their super high end gifting suites, gift bags, and marketing and publicity campaigns for top leading brands.
Celebrities in attendance were Lee Perkins (Foxcatcher), James Dumont, Joan Collins (Dynasty) Anson Williams (Happy Days), and many others. When asked about working with a director like Bennett Miller, who also directed Capote, Perkins said this,” Bennett was an amazing director and regardless of the size of the role, he treats every actor with the same respect and attention.”
Gifts and services were provided by Kathy Fielder, Grand Maison de Blanc Egyptian cotton towels, Donkey Piss Tequila (yes that’s the real name), Naked Infusions Gourmet Salsa, Teascapes, Shea Moisture, Daily Body Restore Probiotic Supplements, Sarah’s Skinny Sweets, Le Karite’ Body Butter, Simply Cupcakes, JellyBoxx Phone Cases, Udderly Smooth Shea Butter, The Bedol Waterwatch, Pronutz, Ponderosa Roasting Coffee Company, 5 Wives Vodka from Ogden’s Own Distillery, XY4play, The Indiexhibit group of independent artisans, Rx Clinical Cosmeceuticals , Walking the Wren novel by Amber Grayson Vayle, Gem Mountain Studios, Under the Sun for coastal living shampoo and conditioner, Confetti Sweets, Cottage Kitchen crackers, artist Sonya Paz, Burkhart Organics, Rosalinde Blake’s organic soy candles, Radar watches, Koreball kettlebell workout system Nehaassar and Goldnineink modern tattoo jewelry, Susan Devine Gallery, and Inspyred Creations jewelry.
“Everything is made locally in Dallas, Texas,” said a chipper Kathy Fielder of her luxurious eponymous line. I’m really inspired by my family. My mom is the head pattern maker and my Lulubelle clutch was inspired by my daughter whose name is Lulubelle.” What I love about her line is that it is high end, but practical and wearable. Kathy has a Southern refinement about her and she really captures it in her line. “It’s bold, but graceful. It gets you noticed, but in a very thoughtful and classy way,” Kathy added. Kathy got her start in high end interior design and her great artistic eye for detail carried over into the Kathy’s beautiful line is sold as such high end retailers as Neiman Marcus/Horchow, Tuesday Morning, One Kings Land and Rue La La, just to name a few as well as luxury boutiques across the country.
I love, love, loved the jewelry from Gem Mountain Studios, but even more than the line’s sparkly and shine, I love that’s it’s a multi-generation family-owned and operated extraordinary jewelry company that was established in 1989 at iconic The Pike Place Market in Seattle Washington, the same market where the original Starbucks was created. Charlene and her husband Michael Kaufman opened the original business with their seven children. In 1999, they relocated the company to Laguna Beach, California and have just recently opened their second location in Beverly Hills on North Canon Drive. I can’t wait to check it out!
I am really enjoying my Vintage Sterling Silver Fountain Drops with Blue Topaz. It’s such a great line. And the friendly Kaufman family and their line was such a great part of the event as everyone loves jewelry. “WOW! is the right word for our experience this past Saturday before the Oscars,” said Isaac Kaufman. “Such a pleasure to meet so many talented people in such a short period of time. The suite was gorgeous, looking over our beautiful city of Beverly Hills with many top talented people from all different aspects of the film, music and fashion industries.”
Grand Maison’s Egyptian cotton towels are super thirsty and absorbent, but also very luxurious. Their exquisite products are hand-crafted in Europe and it really shows. I love how their fancy line makes you feel like you’re bringing the day spa into your home. I can’t wait to check out their Beverly Hills location. They also have boutiques in San Francisco and Portland.
“It’s all natural and kosher,” said Pam Myers of Donkey Piss Tequila. Her husband, Jeff Myers who created Donkey Piss is a true inventor. “He came up with scan cards in supermarkets and will probably be creating great products forever,” added Pam.
I loved the Naked Infusions Gourmet Salsa, especially the Black Silk Espresso. The Rustic Blue Cheese was great too. It was nice to try gourmet salsa.
As the granddaughter of a tea entrepreneur, I’m very, very picky about my teas, but loved Teascapes teas, especially the Peach Apricot infused flavor. The Sri Lankan black tea was also good too.
Daily Body Restore Probiotic Supplements were awesome. It’s an allergen tested product with no daily, salt, so yeast, gluten, flavors, preservatives, sucrose, wheat, nuts and artificial colors. These probiotic strains maintain immunity and have 10 digestive enzymes. Gotta love that!
Sarah’s skinny sweets were so yummy. Gluten-free, tasty and fresh. And Sarah was super cute and peppy.
Yolanda McCarty was with the LeKarite Body Butter, which is a pure premium butter. McCarty, a special ed teacher, loves helping children and supporting kids’ charities. She also loves crafts.
Mark Bedol’s eponymous Bedol Watches are powered by water and super sleek looking.
I also loved Mitra Ghorbanian and her daughter Shauna Ahmadian’s Pronutz yogurt covered peanuts. They are super addictive. And so cool that it’s a woman owned family business.
Ponderosa roasting coffee company’s coffee was wonderfully robust and rich.
Five wives vodkas were tasty especially the Heavenly flavor. It had elements of vanilla custard.
I really liked the indiexhibit display. They had great one-of-a-kind crafts, artwork and jewelry by talented artisans. The indiExhibit Guild is an officially registered non-profit organization that specializes in promoting the talent of creatives from around the globe. I loved Karen White’s Designs, Kim Phillips artwork, Jennifer’s Custom Designs, Coordinated Glam’s hand painted clutchand Sarah Brobst’s exquisite gold necklace. I can’t wait to wear all these great one-of-a-kind items to events.
Rx Clinical Cosmeceuticals also had some great products. I love their Enzymatic Cleanser. It’s super refreshing and can handle my super sensitive skin.
Waking the Wren by Amber Grayson Vayle looked like an interesting story of erotica from a woman’s pov. I hope it beats out 50 Shades of Grey if it ever becomes a movie.
I also loved Under the Sun for Coastal Living haircare products. They are sulfate and paraben free and it’s great for withstanding SoCal’s harsh elements. I loved Cottage Kitchen’s crackers. My favorite flavor was the cheddar and chive cracker! Crispy, tasty and oh so fresh!
Sonya Paz’s eclectic and colorful watches and card cases were whimsical and fun.
Non F Monster’s wonderful body massage gel cream really eased the aches and pains of this tired journalist during awards season.
Khanna Vision was on deck and had copies of Dr. Rajesh Khanna’s landmark book, The Miracle of Pi in Eye.
Burkart Organics had a great Tangerine Vanilla Bean Marmalade and tasty mixed fruit bag. I also loved the scent of Rosalinde Blake organic soy candles.
What a liked about the Koreball kettlebell workout system is that you can fill the kettlebell with water, so no excuses to veg out!
I love Susan Devine’s designs and Inspyred Creations has such a nice, whimsical line. I love their computer chip cufflinks. So stylish and high tech!
I loved Confetti Sweets delicious cookies. So yummy!
Radar watches are super cool and have great interchangeable faces. I love their bright colors and big faces. It’ll keep this roving reporter on time all the time!