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DPA Events honors the GRAMMY Award Nominees with their Luxury suite

....with a choice of stay either in Thailand at Pimalai Resort and Spa, a stay at The Greenhouse in Iceland, or at Le Taha'a by Pearl Resorts in French Polynesia, next to the exotic Bora Bora."

Los Angeles, February 7, 2023-This GRAMMY season, DPA Events, the veteran Luxury Lifestyle Gifting and special events company honored the 2023 GRAMMY Award Nominees by hosting the DPA Music Lounge on February 3rd and 4th of February. Held at the LUXE Hotel in Los Angeles, this year the guests were treated to a lavish array of gifts and services.

Nathalie Dubois the founder of DPA, who has in the past produced the official Billboard Music awards DPA gift suite as well teamed up with Circa Resort and Casino in Las Vegas and hosted a gift event, decided to host its first music gift suite in Los Angeles.

So, what did my gift bag include? Let's take a look.

This year, we had an array of beauty, skincare, well-being and fashion brands that graciously gifted us with their amazing products and services.

Every DPA event always features has the latest in beauty and skincare technology. We start with Ere Perez Natural Cosmetics, an Australian brand which features natural skincare and makeup made from powerful botanical ingredients for clean, conscious living. They gave away a hydrating Quandong green booster serum and an Australian Blue Cypress Face Nectar. Another exciting natural brand was Santa Barbara Sage and they showcased 'Botanica' a luxuriating cream which contains avocado butter silk and carrot seed oil. It is infused with Pink Lotus and Tuberose for visibly firmer and radiant skin.

An exciting fashion brand present was Eva Varro, LA based with a great factory located right here in the heart of Los Angeles. The CEO and head designer, Eva was present and showcased her incredible range of wearable, elegant pieces. Lucky guests were gifted some incredible fashion outfits.

Another exciting addition was Garo Cigars, a Dominican Republic Cigar brand that has been dedicated to creating true tobacconist blends for Cigar aficionados around the world since 1995. Apart from their wonderful Cigars, they gifted a wonderful Cigar holder that also doubles as a ring. LA Based floral arrangement company La Gardeenia offered a gift certificate to get our very own personal flower arrangement. I look forward to ordering that. All these gifts are complimented well with a Helen Ficalora, a decadent fragrance that was gifted to each of us. Deluxe Laser and Aesthetics Spa gifted us with a gift certificate to come in and try one of the many exclusive beauty treatments they offered. Some of the other gifts were from the brands- Breadblok, The Stacker Shop, Monika Carless, Casa by Armaana and KittyNTug.

This suite has something for everyone, even kids. The trendy kids wear brand, Rock 'N' Kids gave away funky T-shirts. The brand has a flagship store in Beverly Hills which I intend to visit next time I get a chance.

Kenyan brand 'The Label Saba' were present showcasing their latest collection 'Mistari'- a Swahili word that means loose lines. The brand focuses on clean leathers and brings together elegant craftmanship incorporated with the enchanting Maasai culture.

Swiss Glamour handbag designer De Marquet was also at the event and showcased their latest collection ahead of the award season. The head designer Raffaella Metzger gifted guests with their very own piece to walk on the red carpet with. There was also Skin Medica with their 'Firm and Tone lotion- a powerfully targeted body treatment which uses its scientifically proven skin technology, so the skin appears tighter, smoother, and more toned. I also received an "Essence" Facial Toner from the natural brand Entendre Cosmetics. A botanical blend of Neroli and White tea extract, it encapsulates the rebalancing and refreshing of the skin.

For the home, we had a unique American brand 'Scent Si bon' showcasing 'Lombre'- the ultimate collection. They gifted us with their latest addition to their decadent cleaning products, a luxury scented foaming hand soap tablets.

No suite is complete without travel, and selected nominees left with a choice of stay either in Thailand at Pimalai Resort and Spa, a stay at The Greenhouse in Iceland, or at Le Taha'a by Pearl Resorts in French Polynesia, next to the exotic Bora Bora.

Something for the soul, Transformational healer Dr.Richard Garnier was there for everyone's rescue. Dr.Garnier gifted me with a session of his unique healing method, the 'Hypomagnetism' – a technique that uses a multidisciplinary approach to health. One that combines eastern and western modalities to provide a deep healing for the client. I look forward to visiting him very soon for my healing session! To top it off, guests were able to receive a complimentary mini-intuitive session from author and well-known intuitive Lisa Greenfield and her company Truth in hand.

Food and beverages featured in this year's events as well with such brands present as Topochico, Social and Carvery Kitchen. Guests enjoyed great music while sipping libations. The quintessential makeshift bar at the event offered handmade exclusive cocktails from such brands as SelvaRey Rum (from owner Bruno Mars), KHEE Soju owned by Eva Chow (yes from iconic restaurant Mr Chow), and RUMOR Rose. We also got to take home a gift set from Calm Moment, a hemp-infused, natural sparking beverage that is refreshing and delicious with the added benefit of CBD. Guests also took home a large gift box from 'Box On The Rocks'- a beverage company with its unique retro-inspired Cocktail kits.

DPA, a leader in celebrity gifting was founded by Nathalie Dubois- Sissoko, whose vision was to show her genuine appreciation to well-deserved TV and Film artists who have inspired and uplifted audiences through their work by gifting them with some of America's most exciting products.

About DPA and Nathalie Dubois: A veteran in the production of star-studded events, Nathalie Dubois, CEO of DPA, has proven herself to be exceptionally innovative and successful in the realm of celebrity gift suites. Originally from France, Nathalie Dubois attributes her success in part to her world travels and the exotic cultural influences of the products she picks for her unique gift suites. DPA run normally luxurious and spectacular gifting suites in LA, the weeks of various award shows, but also can be seen in the biggest film festivals such as Cannes, Venice or Toronto. DPA also opened its first Asian office in Tokyo, Japan in 2017, facilitating her work with the Asian market

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