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By Preity Uupala
Observer Staff Writer 

Award season gift events are rarely complete without an exotic vacation resort getaway for the guests

GBK Kicks off the Award Season with their Golden Globes Luxury suite

 

January 15, 2019

Spike Lee

Los Angeles, January 16-This Award season, GBK, the veteran Luxury Lifestyle Gifting and special events company honored the 2019 Golden Globe Nominees and Presenters on January 4th and 5th by hosting its Annual Nominees and presenters Luxury gifting lounge. Held at gorgeous L'Ermitage Hotel nestled in Beverly Hills, appropriately so, this year the guests were treated to a lavish array of gifts and services. This Awards season saw luxury lifestyle brands being showcased.

Many familiar faces were in attendance such as Viola Davis, Angela Bassett, Danny Huston, Anthony Anderson, director Joe Russo and Nominee Spike Lee (Director for BlakkKlansman).  There was a reunion of the breakout cast of the hit Netflix film Dumplin' with stars Danielle Macdonald, Luke Benward and Odeya Rush all stopping by.  Linda Cardellini, Mike Hatton and Dimiter Marinov of the 5 time Golden Globe nominated film Green Book were there as were the stars of other nominated shows/films such as Indya Moore & Angel Curiel (Nominated series Pose), Cole Allen, Juliet Morris & Bernard White (Nominated series Kidding), Keidrich Sellati (Nominated series The Americans), Darrell Britt-Gibson (Nominated series Barry), Matilda Szydagis (Nominated series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Michael Beasley (Nominated series Escape at Dannemora), David S. Lee (Nominated film Black Panther), Coleman Domingo (Nominated film If Beale Street Could Talk) and more.

Award season gift events are rarely complete without an exotic vacation resort getaway for the guests. This year was no different and the GBK event saw exotic Resorts on offer. The talent attending were excited to be gifted a stay with Fit Farm which is the nation's premiere fitness retreat in Nashville which provides a full adult playground on 12 acres with the only permanent obstacle course with lodging.  Guests were also gifted with a trip to Turks & Caicos courtesy of Sailrock Resort trips.

Additionally, everyone received gifts from Comfitude blankets, Go Donut stands for tablets and smartphones, Knot Standard menswear, Nicole Frank TWE fashion for women, Seraph Design clothing and accessories, Snow Teeth Whitening, Story Electric Bikes, Warthers Cutlery, Wonderlash lashes, Yomo Studio jewelry and accessories, Heitz Cellars wines, The Artisan Group jewelry and accessories, Total Life Changes skincare/teas/coffee/oils and STK Restaurant.

Other wonderful gifts include WEN Hair and Body Care by Chaz Dean (with Chaz himself on hand personally) who gave personal styling tips and hair and body care products which have revolutionized the hair care industry through their holistic approach. Guests got to 'test drive' the Kahuna Chair which offers the best 4D massage chair on the market – where they unveiled the new Kahuna LED anti-aging mask as well as received a pair of PROSPEK Glasses which are computer glasses, from a Canadian start-up, who provides eye care in the digital age with glasses that alleviate eye strain and protect eyes from long term screen use.

Guests enjoyed beverages by JCB Spirits with signature cocktails made from their Vodka and Gin crafted in Burgundy from the finest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and guests were gifted with a JCB tasting party for 12 and a bottle of their choice.

GBK Productions always partners with charities for their events to help raise awareness and this time was no exception with the Stan Lee Foundation, a non-profit organization that seeks to provide access to literacy, education and the arts throughout the United States.

Peace 4 Animals was another not for profit dedicated to protecting wildlife, companion and farm animals as well as advocating a plant based lifestyle.

California Live, on NBC, partnered with GBK this year to gift Woolsey Firefighter Kristina Dee Kepner a Golden Globes experience for her dedication fighting the fires in California for 6 days straight. 

Music for the event was provided by ADM Entertainment, Floral Décor by Succulent Studios and Art Décor by Jennifer Contini Studios.

Netflix film Dumplin

To conclude, it was a decadent and thoughtful gifting lounge with all the guests thoroughly enjoying what was on offer.

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 Luxury Lounge environment, GBK offers its clients a full range of marketing services. For more information on Gavin B. Keilly (CEO) or GBK please go to gbkproductions.com.We look forward to bringing to you the next GBK event that is not too far off

 

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