On behalf of the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held last Sunday, GBK , the luxury lifestyle gift lounge and special events company, honored the 2012 Emmy Award Nominees and Presenters at the annual GBK Gift Lounge. This year’s event took place Friday and Saturday at the W Hollywood. GBK, the recipient of multiple BizBash’s Awards for “Best Gift Bag,” offered its exclusive list of invited celebrities, VIPs, and media an opportunity to enjoy an exciting environment with gifts, refreshments and a charitable focus.
Actress/musician Janina Gavankar with GBK’s CEO Gavin Keilly. Janina just released Waiting for Godot – The new single out now. © 2012 Janina Gavankar. www.janinagavankar.com
Enhanced with a show-stopping LED video wall from Global Trend Productions, the GBK Gift Lounge was all aglow. Global Trend Productions Inc. is a premiere production company providing production design, production management, and equipment rental, focusing primarily on LED Video Displays.
GBK Gives Back
As always, GBK makes it a priority to give back at every gift suite. This year’s charity beneficiaries included:
The Dream Center – Serving over 50,000 people every month, The Dream Center has been combating the issues that afflict Los Angeles communities, rescuing people out of poverty, homelessness, hunger and substance abuse, and it is now leading the fight against human trafficking by opening the nation’s largest shelter for victims of human trafficking.
Somaly Mam Foundation – A non-profit organization dedicated to the eradication of sex slavery and the empowerment of its survivors, based on the vision and life’s work of survivor and activist Somaly Mam.
Best Friends Animal Society – NKLA is a coalition, led by Best Friends Animal Society, of animal rescue organizations, shelters, and passionate individuals dedicated to making LA a no-kill city.
GBK is known for having the latest, most exciting brands, beauty and health products, fashion and more…and this year was no different. The 2012 Luxury Gift Lounge at W Hotel Hollywood for the Primetime Emmy Awards gifting lucky celebrities and VIP’s the following:
Freedom Laser Therapy is driven to assist smokers in stopping smoking once and for all. Our clinic’s tranquil atmosphere reflects a compassionate and innovative organization truly committed to helping smokers permanently end their nicotine addiction, with the goal of them living healthier and more productive lives. Freedom Quit Smoking System works! An at-home cessation program to break free of nicotine addition forever, this has been used for 35 years internationally in Europe and Canada successfully. Quit smoking laser therapy is now available in the United States to treat nicotine addiction. Kick those butts once and for all and save your life! www.freedomlasertherapy.com
Psychic Friends Network, providing psychic advice from one of their gifted Master Psychics. Originally providing a telephone psychic service in the 1990′s, they are back on the scene in full force, having launched a state-of-the-art multi-media website in 2012. Getting face to face psychic guidance is a breeze now using new media through their new website to connect. www.psychicfriendsnetwork.net
Fashion Forward Finds
An array of trendy gifts and innovative products filled the GBK gift lounge including some unique fashions and accessories such as: One World Foundation , a charitable organization, partners with Baan Unrak a children’s village, to create hand-woven apparel in support of child sanctuary and education in rural Thailand
The Artisan Group - gifted a lovely collection of jewelry, stationery, fine art photography, spa and bath products, and other handcrafted gifts from an exclusive group of talented artisans from across the United States. Individual designs from the heart for their art. www.theartisangroup.org , www.facebook.com/theartisangroup
Hot Rock Jewelry, trendy celebrity lifestyle jewelry, fine and fashion, one-of-a-kind jewelry designs.
Actress Joanne Froggatt at GBK Emmy Awards gift suite 2012 checking out The Artisan Group’s array of gorgeous artsy jewelry and other creative imaginings.
WOLFHARDT, an exclusively German designed men’s and women’s hand-crafted leather accessories including belts, bands, and bags were gifting lucky celebrities.
Jorg Gray, gifted a variety of beautiful timepieces ranging in style and look. Best known for designing the watch that Obama and his secret service men have worn for years,they feature it for both men and women - the Jorg Gray 6500 Chronograph. Jorg Gray is about timepieces that people love not only for design but also for the high level of quality. Authentic high quality and luxurious watches. www.JorgGray.com
Foster Grant – the purveyor of “celebrity-look-for-less” frames, gifted stylish sunglasses and reading glasses to happy celebs and for every pair gifted at the lounge, a pair was donated to charity. Very cool!
RON DONOVAN, a New York based builder of Italian-made luxury footwear and accessories, gave certificates for a pair of footwear and/or a gift certificate towards their first purchase.
Savee Laguna Beach, gifted women’s animal print leggings/pants
Misahara Jewelry, contributed a unity charm representing their ultra luxury jewelry collection.
Miracle Hydrate – gifted MH3 anti-aging skin care containing proprietary award-winning botox alternative and/or enhancer promising glowing, hydrated skin
SKN Spin Roller System, a revolutionary skin rejuvenation tool that exfoliates and reduces the signs of aging while maximizing skincare product penetration. sknspin.co
Also, RevitaLash and beautify with the RevitaLash® family of conditioning and cosmetics, including Volumizing Mascara, Volumizing Primer, Spotlight Highlighting Pencil, Raven 12 Hour Eyeliner, FineLine Primer, Hair Advanced by RevitaLash®, RevitaBrow® Advanced. Revitalash fine family of products are proven to work! www.Revitalash.com
DramatEYE’s color cosmetics, STEMTECH – gifted anti-aging adult stem cell nutrition and anti-aging adult cell serum
The Shave of Beverly Hills, gifted $250 gift certificates for a shave and haircut
Secret Agent Beauty, gifted Lip Plumpers / Lip Treatments. www.SAB.US.com
Toys, Pets and Vacation Gifts
Nulo Pet Products – premium, all natural dog and cat food.
Caribbean Living Magazine – gifted a trip for two to the newest Hard Rock resort in the Caribbean.
Joe Nunziata Enterprises – Joe Nunziata gives you the tools to create a more fulfilling and peaceful life by elevating awareness and helping you become empowered, and will be on-site gifted four enlightening books
Integrated Transportation Services, gifted complimentary round-trip chauffeured sedan airport transportation gift certificates
Toy State – New for 2012, assume the role of the world’s most famous secret agent with motorized drive, hidden weapons and other lights and sound built into 007™ Secret Agent vehicles!
Other unique items and fashion-forward finds at the 2012 GBK Emmys gift suite included:
BEANPATCH & CO. – beautifully designed, high quality infant and children’s toys from Scandinavia and France
Mansion Fitness, a luxurious and strictly one-on-one personal training facility, gifted a one month personal training gift certificate including a diet and nutrition planning program
DJ RICH ART – showcasing drawing art: “Coco Chanel Retrospective” 48 x 60 richly embellished with amethyst crystal, acrylic, three-dimensional accessories with tuxedo finish; eye saw you – gifted the eyesawyou.com mobile ap loaded onto the x tablet, the newest and most cutting edge tablet hitting the market this year.
Refreshments and gourmet gifts were provided by Yazi Ginger Vodka, a sweet and spicy elixir made from ancient aphrodisiacs – four different species of ginger – along with lemon, orange, cayenne and red pepper
Yoplait® Greek 100, a 100-calorie strained Greek yogurt that delivers 100 percent of the rich, creamy taste of Greek yogurt in six enjoyable flavors
Bread Basket Cake Company Co., Inc., a bakery that makes specialty cakes and carries some gourmet items
Bavaro’s – gifted a three-month supply of their gourmet pasta sauce which is an all-natural sauce cooked the old-fashioned way, homemade
Sabra, America’s top-selling hummus, is gifted each guest with a custom cooler bag filled with Sabra hummus and a Sabra Grab N’ Go Snack
Mason Jar Cookie Company – Employing veterans and the disabled, they gifted their classic mason jars filed with carefully layered ingredients, which are chosen by their customers. They have four bases and over thirty add-ins to choose from. Just add butter and eggs, bake and enjoy!
GBK, formerly GBK Productions, is a luxury lifestyle gifted 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 Gifted, 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 Gifted 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, visit gbkproductions.com .
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