GBK (gbkproductions.com) – the luxury lifestyle gift lounge and special events company, honored the 2011 Golden Globe Awards Nominees and Presenters with its Annual Luxury Gift Lounge on January 14th and 15th at the London West Hollywood. GBK, the recipient of multiple BizBash’s Award for “Best Gift Bag,” offered its exclusive list of invited celebrities, music artists, VIPs, and Media an opportunity to enjoy a luxurious environment with gifts, refreshments, charity fundraising, and a unique experience provided by Nano Magnetics – The world’s largest magnetic sculpture! Using Nanodots’ gold spherical magnets, the finished sculpture was modeled after the famous Golden Globe Award and showcased in the GBK Luxury Gift Lounge. The sculpture was made with 550,000 magnets and weighed 600 pounds. The team from Guinness Book of World Records made an appearance to perform the inspection and awarded Nano Magnetics the title of “Largest Magnetic Sculpture.”
Golden Globe Award winners, Diane Warren and Katey Sagal attend 24 hours before their big win. AnnaLynne McCord and George Lopez attended in support of GBK and their charities, St. Bernard Project and The Lopez Foundation. Martin Short stopped by and was quoted saying, “this is the first gift lounge I’ve ever been too”. Also, couples Bill and Giuliana Rancic and Jennifer Love Hewitt and Alex Beh attended. Other celebrities in attendance were Jackie Weaver, Gabourey Sidibe, La Toya Jackson, Aaron Paul, Adrien Brody, Lorraine Bracco, Madeleine Martin, Dule Hill, Dennis Quaid, Terry O’Quinn, Adrienne Maloof, Lisa Vanderpump and “Jiggy,”Nelsan Eliis, Mayim Bialik,Kimberley Elise, Ariel Winter, Rico Rodriguez, Naveen Andrews, Joe Mantegna,Anisha Nafarajam, Billy Gibson, Catherine O’hara, Melissa Joan Heart, Jesse McCartney, Eric Stonestreet, Carrie Preston, Michael Clarke Duncan, Michael Rucco, Kimberley Locke, Greg Itzin and Allen Thicke.
The 2011 Golden Globe Award Nominees and Presenters received goods and services ranging from exotic travel destinations to luxury goods and products and were be pampered with a variety of services. Some of the favorite products of the weekend include: Zamani Retreat Kempinski, a 7 night all inclusive Health Package in Africa’s Prime Holistic Health Retreat and Caribbean Living Magazine, a 1 week stay in the Caribbean. Beyond The Rack, North America’s premier members-only shopping club, offered guests $100 Gift Certificates towards brand name designers like Balenciaga, Tom Ford, and Jimmy Choo. Meebo, providing the easiest way to share across the web with their integration of all social networks and communications channels into a single, simple-to-use solution, showcased their innovative service, serving specialty Meebo-themed drinks from the Meebo bar and donated $100 to select charities for every nominee and presenter that attended the gifting lounge.
Exclusive Sedan Servicedelivered celebrities in style and offered gift certificates towards chauffeured luxury ground transportation, while Miracle Details, VIP miracle touch auto detailing featuring ECO-sensitive cleaning systems, provided on-site car detailed and gift certificates.
On the beauty front, some of the top gifts included: 3LAB providing technologically advanced skincare; celebrity-favorite RevitaLash; Jane Cosmetics offered affordable makeup with superior performance; Jessica Cosmetics/Jessica Nail Clinic; all natural “rejuvenate” daily moisturizer and “soothe” a spot treatment for minor skin irritations from Diane Lai; Nyx Cosmetics; $250 gift certificates from The Shave of Beverly Hills; Vanity Girl Hollywood, offering their high quality lighted vanity mirrors; and Elysée Scientific Cosmetics gifting Elysée Youth Span Facial Resurrection Serum and Night Crème.
Health and wellness advocates enjoyed products and services including: Attitube, a unique revolutionary functional exercise device that uses water motion as resistance to tone and sculpt the body; custom embroidered yoga mats from My Custom Yoga Mat; and truffles made of straight-from-nature ingredients which are raw, organic and Vegan with no gluten, dairy or refined sugars from ChocAlive!
The designer fashion sponsors included: MENBUR, special occasion evening bags; Essence Bracelets; 2EROS, showcasing a range of slick and stylish swimwear and underwear apparel for men; Eleven Eleven Watches; Misaki Monte Carlo, the fashion statement of pearls; NYS Collection Eyewear; Ron White Shoes;Rumba Time, water-resistant and easy to wear watches; The indi Exhibit, custom created iPad and iPhone skins, designer handbags, indie designed clothing and jewelry, and collective candle tins; TC Fine Intimates, makers of handmade shapewear and panties; Have Faith Swimwear; and Umi Children’s Shoes.
Electronic gifts and gadgets were a highly sought-after gift of the lounge, and some of the luxury sponsors included: Looxcie, the easy-to-use wearable camcorder which enables continuous hands-free recording that can be clipped, saved, viewed, and instantly shared; Powermat, the slim, sleek, three position wireless charging mat for home or office; PSYCLOPS silicone skins for the iPhone 4; a portable iPhone stand from MoviePeg; ISOTONER® SmarTouch™ gloves, allowing you to operate handheld touchscreen devices; and sophisticated Circolo coffee machines from NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto®.
Other great gifts included: Booda Brand; Nulo all natural dog and cat foods; special 25 piece limited edition pens from William Henry Studio; $100 gift certificates from Joy Theatre; A Rose of Thanks; fine gifts from Cambria Cove™; luxurious hair-care, skin-care and body-care from Peter Lamas; bamjamz™, women’s bamboo lifestyle lounge and sleep wear; Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co.; Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Co; WineChateau.com; Marquez de Valencia, a limited production tequila; Kingfish Spirits, a cream-alcohol infused whipped cream; Svedka vodka; and delicious cupcakes from Sugar Babies Cupcakery.
As always, charities are a focal point of GBK Gift Lounges and this year’s beneficiaries included:
St. Bernard Project: an organization that rebuilds the Katrina-ravished homes and lives of New Orleans residents using just $15,000 and 12 weeks of labor through their Rebuilding Program while addressing the physical, emotional, and psychological needs of our clients at our Center for Wellness and Mental Health. The Lopez Foundation, whose mission is to create positive, permanent change for underprivileged children and adults confronting challenges in education and health, as well as increasing community awareness about kidney disease and organ donation.
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), Carla Domen (VP) or GBK, please go to gbkproductions.com.
Source:GBK/IT Girl PR