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OSCAR Award nominees and stars honored at the 15th annual GBK Luxury gift lounge

March 13h, Beverly Hills-This OSCAR Award season, GBK, the veteran Luxury Lifestyle Gifting and special events company honored the 2024 Oscar Award Nominees and Presenters by hosting GBK Brand Bar's 15th Annual Oscar Luxury Lounge . Held from the 8th and 9th March at the gorgeous Beverly Hills Four Seasons nestled in Beverly Hills, GBK Brand Bar gifted select guests with over 100k in a lavish array of gifts and services.

The luxury event this year saw some of the most celebrated Hollywood stars attending including Viola Davis, Neil Patrick Harris, Ricki Lake, Adina Porter, Cat Cora, Cheech Marin, Eric Roberts, Cedrick the Entertainer and many more.

The title sponsor for this Oscar luxury lounge was Care A2+, an Australian wellness company that produces nourishing baby formula, natures way with astonishing results. Care A2+ also donated product to a local women's shelter in the name of the celebrities present. Talent were also excited to receive gifts from GE Lighting, a Savant Company which provided Cync® Dynamic Effects smart products. Mend by L'essence, a brand which takes the expertise of a group of PhD's and clinicians involved in groundbreaking biomedical research specializing in regenerative medicine were present to show their longevity beauty products. Wellness brand, Root Brands gifted their products designed to support the body's natural detoxification process and promote overall well-being.

Continuing with wellness, Mindful Wellness' specialized to support weight loss, menopause, and children's weight management and Susan Shatzer International hand-selected genuine amethyst pendulum with an intuitive success session.

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 Resort stays on offer. Guests were excited to receive a complimentary 4-night private villa stay at the Sailrock Resort in Turks and Caicos. Guests were also treated to a 6-day African Safari to East Africa presented by Lush Africa Safaris. There was also a luxury 4-night stay in a private villa at Andronis Arcadia (2 nights) and Gundari (2 nights), with transportation in Greece through Hidden Doorways a Global Luxury Travel Consulting company. Closer to home, there was two nights with food and beverage at the historic La Casa del Camino Hotel in Laguna Beach and a Two-night stay at the newly renovated W Hollywood situated in the heart of Hollywood.

Guests were treated to additional gifts such as dog accessories from Glow Pups, the PowerXL Light Fryer with Luminex technology, a limited-edition digital print titled "Good Luck" from Anne Kullaf; 'leisure-enhancing' sunscreen from Vacation; luxury swimwear & activewear from Cabo Couture; and slope side ski collection from Beconta. For the inner writer, guests were also presented with the opportunity from Action Takers Publishing free ghostwriting and publishing services to create their own book, guaranteed to be a #1 Best Seller.

Libations were served courtesy of Sanoma based Winery, Fog Crest Vineyards. Jane Foods was on hand showcasing whichfood delivery which includes gourmet flash-frozen, par-baked, and par-cooked delights delivered right to your door. Guests enjoyed a $1000 gift card from the famous Ike's Love & got to take home award-winning caviar from California Caviar Company, a 4-month supply of Topo Chico sparkling mineral water, SOULTOX Alkaline infused water, a $1,000 gift voucher for a customized cake from The Gateaux Shoppe, and gourmet chocolates from DeBrand Fine Chocolates. Everyone enjoyed KOKORA Tequila which unites tradition and modern luxury in an award-winning handcrafted sipping tequila and got to take home an exclusive blend of their famous Tequila. All while the guests swayed to the hypnotic beats by DJ Kara.

GBK Brand Bar has been giving to charities since 2002 and has given away more than $10 million in products and services. Philanthropy is important to GBK Brand Bar and at every event, they partner with a variety of charites to help raise awareness, create celebrity partnerships, and give back to the community. This year was no exception with 5 separate charities being the beneficiaries of this year's lounge: Angel City Pit Bulls, Food on Foot nonprofit helping low-income neighbors in Los Angeles, Paws for Life K9 Rescue, Casa De Los Angelitos, providing a Safe Haven for Mothers and their babies and The Collective Identity Mentoring which is a non-profit, a grassroots mentoring program for black girls and gender-expansive youth. This event raised over $80,000 for these causes including a generous donation from Beverly Hills based Personal injury california Attorney Tara Jane Flynn to Food on Foot. 

To conclude, it was a decadent and thoughtful luxury lounge with all the guests thoroughly enjoying what was on offer. Congratulations again to all the nominees and presenters of the 2023 Oscar awards.


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