Guests included Shari Belafonte with Red Label Kilts; Jackie Tohn with The Naughty Girl Collection
Los Angeles, January 7, 2024-The New Year kicked off with a bang with the DPA Events, the veteran Luxury Lifestyle Gifting and special events company, honoring the 2023 Golden Globes Award Nominees by hosting the DPA Golden Globe lounge on the 5th and 6th of January. 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 gift suite of the year in Los Angeles.
So, what did this year's suite include? Let's 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 Luxury SkinMedica. There was also Dion Michaels Skin Care for Men, River organics, Girlactik, and Jessica Cosmetics.
One of the nominated movies in 2024 is the native American epic 'Killers of the Flower Moon'. Native American designer, Tracey Metallic may be seen as the" coup de Coeur" of this suite. A Mi'gmaq artist born and raised on the shores of the Restigouche River, Canada, Tracey's talent found expression as a therapeutic outlet and evolved with confidence into her own designs. The result is an exquisite line of bags & accessories which the guests were gifted.
One of the other showstoppers at this suite was Dutch watch brand NOWATCH. The tagline for this brand is aptly "Become aware of how your lifestyle impacts your health". NOWATCH measures stress, sleep, and activity so we can take charge of our own wellbeing. Guests could explore all the possible configurations of NOWATCH, from ancient natural gemstones and metal discs to wristbands and hardware. Guests were then presented with the NOWATCH bar, where they were able to customize their own personal device.
This suite featured several brands from Nova Scotia, Canada. First, we have the very exquisite Red Label Kilts, showcasing their famous Tartan pieces. Tartan is a tribute to celebrate the lives and commemorate the legacy of coal miners, their families, and global communities. The gorgeous pieces ranged from Lambswool scarves, throws, cuff links, bow ties, pendants. A unique piece to rock the red carpet indeed.
Another brand present was Adan Ballou from Manitoba, Canada. They specialize in transformative art form offering a simple yet powerful alternative, igniting a chain reaction of catharsis and compassion. A brand that believes in embracing authenticity and making a positive impact, Adan Ballou was born out of a dream to create a luxury fashion brand that reflects humanity. Dioné Cosmetics a cruelty free, affordable and professional make up line also delighted the guests with their makeup products.
An exciting fashion brand present was, LA based The Naughty Girl Collection located right here in the heart of Los Angeles. The owners of the brand, Bianca, and Sienna were present and showcased their incredible range of wearable, elegant pieces. Lucky guests were gifted some incredible fashion outfits. Another exciting fashion clothing brand present was 7 Degrees Sweaters, which showcased their unique hoodies with the aim of "celebrating life through color and comfort, one hoodie at a time". Guests were not disappointed and took home a great hoodie.
Another exciting addition was jewelry from international brands. This year two jewelry brands were the talk of the suite. Santa Barbara's Hide and Stone which offered a 'Bracelets Bar' as well as permanent jewelry from its beautiful collection all sourced from materials in Santa Barbara. There was also the Canadian brand from Nova Scotia, Sunseeker jewelry which showcased a selection of quality pieces made with beautiful gemstones from around the world.
This suite has something for everyone. For guests with a penchant for shoes, Hollywood English luxury footwear Aimée Ann Lou showcased their latest line. 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.
No suite is complete without travel, and selected nominees left with a gift certificate of luxury stays at The Greenhouse in Iceland and at Le Taha'a by Pearl Resorts in French Polynesia, next to the exotic Bora Bora.
There was something for everyone; Authors took to the spotlight, courtesy of Black Chateau Enterprises: William Stevenson, Korynn Newville and Kelly Anne Manuel who presented their newest books. Joining that group of writers was acclaimed author Oshri Liron Hatak with his latest book.
Something for the soul, 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 the Nova Scotia Cookie Company, Sunny Blue, Brique French Toastery, PopChips, CHIPZ HAPPEN Tortilla Chips, You need this Churro and Australian Bigsoft. Guests enjoyed great music while sipping libations and got to take home gifts from beverage brands like "Box on the rocks" from Ignite Creative Services, Social, Glow drinks and Caliwater.
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.
You can find details on DPA at http://www.dpagroup.org