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By Preity Upala
Observer Staff Writer 

EMMY nominees grace their presence at the GBK Celebrity Luxury Gifting Lounge 2019

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

 

October 1, 2019

Reid Scott getting a luxury trip in the Raiwasa Fiji Resort, Fiji.

Los Angeles, September 29th, 2019--The EMMY'S are the gold standard for the best talent in TV industry. In this most awaited award seasons of the year, the best and most glamorous comes out to celebrate and recognize the best in the industry. EMMY Luxury gifting lounges have long been an exciting part of the festivities and GBK media marketing brand has been a pioneer in the celebrity gifting experiences. This year the premiere Media company set out to treat the stars to an array of exciting and cutting edge brands and products worth more than 75K.

Held at the famed Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. Some of the attendees to this event were, Rachel Brosnahan, Asante Blackk, Rufus Sewell, Terrence Terrell and Glynn Turman along with stars of EMMY™ nominated shows such as Reid Scott & Matt Walsh (VEEP), Parker Bates (This Is Us), Violet & April Brinson (Sharp Objects), Our Lady J and Indya Moore (Pose), Rizwan Manji (Schitt's Creek), Jason Butler Harner & Felix Solis (Ozark), Dascha Polanco (Russian Doll), Ethan Herisse (When They See Us), Evan Handler (Fosse/Verdon), Adam Nagaitis (Chernobyl) Nina West (Drag Race) and Sean McElwee (Born This Way). Other celebs in attendance were Sherri Shepherd, Adina Porter, Algee Smith, Cat Cora, Carly Hughes, Beth Hall, Danielle Nicolet, Derek Mio, Jaicy Elliot, Jackie Tohn, Jeremy Maguire, Jeri Ryan, Isabella Gomez, Jake T. Austin, Lindsey Kraft, Ming-Na Wen, Lucille Soong, Nika King, Katherine Moennig, Leisha Hiley, Matilda Syzdagis, Zuri Adele and many more.

So what goodies did the nominees get to enjoy this year? Well, luxury was definitely a theme this year with several incredible luxury and lifestyle brands offering their products and services.

Burke Williams Spa gifted a 3-day pass to their luxurious spa with luxurious extras like custom blends and massage. This year also saw some beautiful brands present showcasing the latest in fashion and beauty. Popular items were Skin Care by Dermafirm, Beauty Pulse and Aztec Secret; Jewelry & Watches by Al Capone Watches, Filienna; Food & Alcohol by Hestan Wines, Hertelendy Wines, Vitani Spirits, Butterfly Superfood, Cocopotamus Truffles, Joe's Coffee and Blue Farm Pinot Noir; Clothing by True Tailor, True Life bras and Booty Sprout; House and Home items by Athenaromas and Simple Modern; Catrise Austin Dentistry teeth whitening, Huggaroo weighted blankets, Just Food for Dogs, Harborside Cannabis, Austere Wear sunglasses, a stay at La Peer Hotel and dining with Pacifique LA. The beautiful Décor was provided by George Flowers,

Some of the other unique brands present were Wen Hair and Body care which donated a years' supply of products and dry styled the guests as well onsite. Other great brands that were present were BOPULENT, presenting Hand made customized fine jewelry from California; Also present was Austere, the eyewear brand for everyone, offering thousands of fashionable styles at the most affordable prices anywhere. Austere was pleased to provide Optical frames with eye protection as well as sunglasses.

Travel resorts and stays are always a big hit with any luxury lounge and tis year was no different. Caribbean living, a luxury travel magazine that takes the visitors beyond the beach. Guests were awarded an all-inclusive trip to a gorgeous resort in the Caribbean, specifically the S Hotel in Montego Bay, Jamaica.  Another luxurious resort that offered a complimentary stay was the Sail Rock resort in Turks and Caicos. Finally, to cap it off, a unique one of a kind experience was offered to the guests in the beautiful island of Fiji by the Raiwasa Fiji. For health and fitness buffs, Fit Farm in Nashville was offering a whole week stay at their amazing property in Tennessee full with a Chef and customized work out routine.

All those who attended the lounge enjoyed savory treats and refreshing libations. Some of the Beverage brands included Hestan Wines, Hertelendy Wines, Vitani Spirits, Butterfly Superfood, Cocopotamus Truffles, Joe's Coffee and Blue Farm Pinot Noir.

It was not all glamour as the 2019 gifting suite has aligned itself this year with an important humanitarian cause. This Years official Charity was Covenant House. For more than four decades, Covenant House has helped transform and save the lives of more than a million homeless, runaway and trafficked young people. They offer housing and support services to young people in need – reaching 80,000 boys and girls every year.

Sherri Shepherd enjoying the Celebrity Luxury lounge

This year's Emmy Luxury lounge did it's bit by raising awareness and providing care and opportunities to under-previlleged children in LA's more underserved neighbourhoods.

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

GBK is a luxury lifestyle gifting and special events company, formed in 2000 by Gavin Kelly. 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 GBK, please go to gbkproductions.com. We look forward to bringing to you the next GBK event that is not too far off

The GBK Pre- EMMY Luxury lounge was a grand success enjoyed by all and we look forward to its upcoming events in 2020.

 

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