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By Rachel Ganz
Observer Staff Writer 

eBay & GBK Brand Bar Presented the Ultimate Pre – Emmy Luxury Lounge of the Season

 

September 21, 2022

Courtney Stodden

On Friday, September 9 & Saturday, September 10 eBay and GBK Brand Bar hosted a two-day luxury celebrity gifting lounge to celebrate the best and brightest in television in honor of the 2022 Emmys at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, 9500 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills

The eBay & GBK Brand Bar Luxury Lounge showcased eBay's exceptional selection of authentic luxury goods, including handbags, watches, and jewelry – top categories for the marketplace. This year's lounge included Over $60K worth of the year's hottest gifts, trips, luxury Items, and gift cards. 

Some of the attending guests included Emmy Presenter Angela Bassett, Emmy winners Christian Minkler and Ryan Collins (White Lotus) and Nneka Onuorah (Lizzo's Watch Out for Big Grrrls) as well as Emmy nominees Chris MacDonald (Hacks) and Rhea Seehorn (Better Call Saul) as well as stars of Emmy nominated shows such as Tawny Cypress, Steven Krueger, Samantha Hanratty, and Jasmin Savoy Brown (Yellowjackets), 3x Emmy Nominee Danny Strong (Dopesick), Felix Solis and Jessica Frances Dukes (Ozark), Nika King (Euphoria), William Standford Davis and Leslie Ann Walter (Abbott Elementary),  Paul Ben-Victor (Pam & Tommy), and Kate Burton (Dropout). Other celebrities that stopped by included Esai Morales, Seri De Young, Daniel Sunjata, Penny Johnson Jerald, Sherri Saum, Myles Yaksich, Laura Niemi, and many more.

All the celebrity guests and attendees were gifted an eBay gift card to shop its unparalleled selection of authentic luxury goods. In celebration of the 74th Emmy Awards, eBay has curated a unique selection of luxury inventory for fans to shop accessories inspired by the style of the iconic characters from Emmy-nominated TV shows – as well as all-time popular shows – during on onsite sale on eBay.com through October 3, 2022

Once inside the lounge, all guests enjoyed tasty treats and fine spirits

Celebrity Guests were treated to a 5-day African Safari to East Africa by Lush Africa Safaris and the world's only Base-12 Infrasound Scalar Plasma Meditation Technology from The RASHA.

 

Other brands that were generously shared :California Caviar Company, Cardinal du Four Armagnac, 21 Rebellion, Calexo's cannabis infused sparkling water, CORE Foods, El Cristiano Tequila, Hertelendy Vineyards wines, Ike's Love & Sandwiches, OREOID custom Oreo cookies, Queen Ann Roasters micro-batch coffee, Thin Energy Hydration, and Umaro Foods plant-based bacon made from red seaweed. There were several art-based companies gifting at the lounge such as 99GENS A.I. generated artwork printing live canvas on-site, Baron-Schrier Photography hand-signed books, and Hobo Queen Art by River Kinney. In addition to the African Safari, guests were also gifted trips by Casa de Campo Resorts & Villas in La Romana, Dominican Republic and Premier Luxury Turks and Caicos Resort with a 5-night stay and private villa at Sailrock Resort. Guests were excited to receive beauty products by SalaHime facial gel and Rear Ended "Frame the Booty" athleisure wear, Lash Spell lash and brow products, Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry, SuperHigh premium haircare and custom suits by Mander by Karn. Luxury home goods such as Bati Goods, Chillax Care high-tech baby monitors, DAVI silk & satin pillowcases printed with art by James Peter Henry, Hitch Bottle & Cup insulated bottles, Schwank Grills portable gas grills, Nicole Sassaman interiors, and travel organizers by Serenity Organizers. Services provided by Melrose Vet, BESTofLEGACY legacy books and sounds by Amplified Entertainment.

I chatted briefly with Emmy winner Ryan Collins (White Lotus) for his outstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie. Ryan was beaming proudly as he posed for numerous photos waving his Emmy trophy statue.

Nika King (Euphoria) was very tall, statuesque, and absolutely stunning with her glamourous red hair, bold orange print dress, with matching headband

Nika King

Jessica Frances Duke (Ozark) was stylish and chic in a tight banded black & white long tube skirt.

She wore an elongated puffed ponytail cinched with silver ribbons.

 

As part of his commitment to giving back, GBK Brand Bar CEO Gavin Keilly partnered with Covenant House California and Worthy of Love to give the celebrity guests attending the opportunity to be educated about the good work they are doing to help so many people in need. Gavin was also honored with the Innovation Award by the Be Great Humanitarian Awards over the weekend at a ceremony celebrating Gavin's giving over $10 million to over 50 charities since 2002.

 

For more information:

http://www.GBKBrandBar.com

 

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