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Gurus Magazine Hosts Spectacular Pre-Oscars Celebrity Gifting Retreat at The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood

Gurus Magazine and founder Derek Warburton, elegantly hosted its first annual, two day celebrity gifting retreat at the gorgeous 1/0 Hollywood Rooftop at the Godfrey Hotel Hollywood, in the heart of Los Angeles' iconic Hollywood district at 1400 Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028. This lavish event took place on Friday, March 8- Saturday March 9, 2024 from 10am-5 pm.

Gurus Magazine, published by Derek Warburton, is a Los Angles based wellness and lifestyle online periodical. The magazines philosophy is "truth, passion and authenticity". You could tell this viewpoint was incorporated into the Oscars gifting suite,

The atmosphere was cheerful and positive, and all the brands in attendance had a lot of passion and heart behind their products. Celebrity attendees, media and other industry insiders mingled among one another in an authentic Hollywood setting without any Hollywood arrogance.

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Star Sutton Starke & Dr Newman chatting about new Botox ( Jeuveau)

There were enticing cocktails flowing, including healthy seltzers from Passion Tree and tasty snacks to munch on from The Blonde Italian and sensational ice cream treat My Mochi.

El Cristiano Tequila was doing tequila tastings! Extra Anejo was an amazing tequila !

Gemstone bracelet made by Rachel Ganz at ( Larson Arts) ,

Muse helped smooth the atmosphere with micro-dosed psilocybin.

Amber Walker Events created custom flower arrangements and a talented team from Gurus Magazine were doing hair and makeup while acclaimed celebrity photographer Josh Fogel did amazing photoshoots with celebrities, influencers and guests.

The atmosphere of this gifting suite was very exciting and fun! This energy was represented by many of the "organic" brands in attendance.

Sheryl Lee Ralph, Host Derek Warburton ,& Lisa Ann Walter

Calvin Larson, of Larson Arts helped guests create beautiful gemstone energy bracelets that heal and bring good luck. It was amazing that so many attendees enjoyed the ingenuity of sitting down with a table of colorful gemstone beads and charms and originating a gemstone bracelet from scratch

I designed a beautiful green agate, rose garnet and pink fluorite double wrap gemstone bracelet. I did not need any assistance, because during the pandemic when everyone was binging on Netflix, I taught myself how to design and create Tibetan style gemstone jewelry (

Aumaro Gems showcased beautiful, colorful gemstone jewelry as well.

Actresses and sisters, Joely Fisher and Tricia Leigh Fisher sampled their luscious beauty products, from the eponomyous line, Fisher Stevens, initially created by their mother, Connie Stevens, and now in their more than capable hands

Dr. Michael Newman, a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon was on hand to talk about ways to age gracefully and was even doing Jueveau. injections to help with the disturbing little 11 lines we get between our brows . Dr Michael Newman was gracious enough to help alleviate a few lines on my face with his wonderful Jueveau injections

Mr. Warburton is an extremely stylish man, and that is obvious in his own fashion and what he shares with his Gurus readers.

There were quite a few exceedingly stylish brands represented at the gifting suite. Tadashi Shoji, is a well-known designer, which offered samples to all guests

I was lucky enough to be gifted a lovely" Tadashi Shoji Pintuck Lace Insert .Black Floral, Long Maxi Sleeveless Bateau Dress", which I will proudly wear to a formal event. Tadashi Shoji is worn by many celebrities on the Red Carpet!

MRS MOMMA BEAR Workwear is a lux athleisure line that Lee Evans Lee created the line because she wanted comfortable and stylish

Beverly Hills jeweler, Todd Sensoli, displayed a show case of brilliant diamond jewelry including a stunning $2 million dollar ring,

Celebrity guests included Sheryl Lee Ralph, Lisa Ann Walter (Abbott Elementary), Sutton Stracke (RHOBH), Camille Grammer ( RHOBH), Phaedra Parks(Married to Medicine), Kelly Dodd(RHOOC,) and Lawrence Zarian ( Kelly Clarkson Show) and many others

It was an amazing and well planned luxurious retreat by Derek Warburton,

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