Doris Bergman Valentine Romance Gift Lounge for 2017 Oscar Nominees

Celebrating Oscar nominees, celebrities check out new products at event to benefit Wednesday’s Child

By Gabrielle Pantera

HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Daily Star) 2017/3/3 – Held at Fig & Olive in West Hollywood on Melrose Place with gourmet cuisine from the French and Italian Rivieras, the gift lounge saw stars from Moonlight, La La Land and other Oscar-nominated films

Wednesday’s Child is the official charity of Doris Bergman’s Ninth Annual Valentine Romance Oscar Style Lounge & Party. Wednesday’s Child, part of Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, places teenage children from the Los Angeles County Foster Care System to adoptive families. All guests were urged to donate an item for teens in foster care, such as new unwrapped gifts of clothing, accessories, electronics, sporting equipment and monetary donations.

The gift suit is hosted by Buywine.com. “Quench your thirst for knowledge you can find every winery restaurant and travel around the world on our website,” says Buywine.com CEO and founder Alma Callan. “We’re launching a wine academy so you can learn everything about wine variety. In four weeks you can buy any wine that you want on our website. The knowledge is the best part.”

Gifts and services were provided by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism was awarding celebrities a trip to the Bahamas.

“We are here to celebrate the pre-launch of Dr. Perricone’s Hydrogen water,” says rep Prenton Williams. “It is an energy and recovery drink. No calories, no caffeine, no carbohydrates, yet it has the impact that many of these energy drinks have without the negative effects. Hydrogen is the smallest element in our universe and infusing hydrogen and water has a healing effect on the body.” Launching in May 2017.

Dr. Perricone is “celebrating their 20 year anniversary as a company,” says Pericone MD President and CEO Mary Van Praag. “Twenty years younger. He was the author of the Wrinkle cure. The whole purpose of the brand existence was controlling your heath and your beauty. Based on an anti inflammatory diet, nutritional supplements and topical skin care. All powered by science.” The gift box containing Cold Plasma, Cold Plasma Eye, Cold Plasma Sun-D, The Essential Multivitamin, Super Greens and H2 Elemental Energy. VIP Gift Bags were also provided by Dr. Perricone.

The FootMate System by Gordon Brush Foot Mate System cleans, scrubs and massages your feet. Massaging stimulates circulation and blood flow to the feet. Every time you shower, use FootMate before leaving the shower. After using it, rinse and hang it to dry for the next use. Made in USA.

Rejuvenation in Motion Mobile Med-Spa, LA’s Only Mobile Concierge Medspa that does house call cosmetic procedures performed by Dr. Sal in the LA / OC Area

Timmy Woods Handbags are custom and one-of-a-kind wooden and leather handbags in unique styles and designs, some with Swarovski crystal-studded gems.

Twisted Silver founder and designer Debra Mitchell re-purposes base metals and vintage items into new jewelry. She up-cycles materials and re-imagines them using leather, gypsum and other materials. Works well for men or women. Leather bracelets wear in over time to get soft and the color changes over time.

My Saint My Hero gifted three of their bracelets. Fearless is for the guys. It’s made with iron beads and the Benedictine metal for protection. The Gratitude blessing bracelet is their newest one. For gifting to someone to show your gratitude. The Together in Prayer is two bracelets, one to give and one to keep, so that a couple can pray together even though they may be apart.

“I crafted this coffee for the 89th Academy Awards,” says the Coffee Chef rep Bryan-David Scott. “It’s extremely rare. We’re only producing 20 lbs for the entire season, called Oscar in honor of the Oscars. It’s incredibly smooth and rich, full mouth feel. Notes of dark chocolate, ripe berries, Mexican spice, little grass, and a little floral, long smooth finish of caramel.The Coffee Chef Cup of Luxury, the ultimate coffee experience from the coffee chef Bryan-David Scott. The coffee is fresh ground and best made in a French coffee press. Fresh grated chocolate is also a nice addition to the coffee.”

Samiah jackets and coats are designed by Samiah Hinton, inspired by the Victorian and Renaissance periods. The designs are romantic and look great on both men and women.

Fibrum Virtual Reality Headsets is a lightweight virtual reality headset. Wireless and works with all smart phones. Adjusts to hold different sized phones. Fibrum provides over 30 different app games in the AppStore and Google Play. As Fibrum releases more games during the year, you’ll get those, too. VRPro comes with a premium gaming card that includes all of their games for the entire year. Bestbuy.com, Frye’s Electronics and amazing.com. $79.99.

 

 

Sue Wong Couture Gowns & Fragrance are wonderfully feminine gowns for the red carpet. Sue is changing the direction of her designs. She’s creating for the home now.

Kaya Di Koko new for fall, a revamp line with high-end silks, brocades, jacquards and Italian fabrics. New Single Dress showroom at the Los Angeles Mart.

Rekorderlig Cider is gluten-free. It’s super-light, refreshing and comes in pear, strawberry lime, wild berries and passion fruit. The hard cider was created in 1999 with spring water from Vimmerby, Sweden. It’s still brewed there today by Åbro Bryggeri, who is the fourth generation to brew it. There is also a spiced Apple flavor. It’s available at Bevmo and many bars around town. You do have to be over 21 to enter the website.

Handmade Hearts by Hillel Hand. Glass hearts ranging between $30-$40 each.

Hint Water is water with a hint of flavor and no sugar or other sweeteners. A new flavor is the Lemon Cayenne. Hint Kick has all natural caffeine and lemon cayenne. It’s vegan, gluten-free, and kosher, all natural made from non-GMO plants. Hint does sparkling waters, too.

Bespoke Clothing custom suits, shirts and clothing and ties by Mario Masotti in plaid, striped or solid color. Founded 25 years ago by Art Lewin.

Spa Girl Vodka, Karen Haynes Spa Girl Cocktails. All natural, gluten free, low calorie vodka martini, 33 proof. Two flavors: cucumber infused and pear.

Photo T Shirts photo van prints tee-shirts on the spot for your guests. You can print a photo for the event, or guests can text the photo they want on their shirt.

Zozo Bean Bakery, baking for a cause, donates 20% of purchases to liver research. Custom order your cake. The frosting is butter-cream not fondant. In Canoga Park.

Celebrity attendees:

  • Benj Pasek (La La Land Best Song) *Oscar winner 2017 for City of Stars from La La Land
  • Justin Paul (La la Land Best Song) *Oscar winner 2017 for City of Stars from La La Land
  • EP David Greathouse (Hacksaw Ridge Best Picture)
  • Producer David Permut (Hacksaw Ridge Best Picture)
  • Saniyya Sidney (Fences, Hidden Figures Best Picture).
  • Bruce Dern (American Violence)
  • Allen Maldonado (Black-ish)
  • Dale Godboldo (People vs O.J.)
  • Grammy Nominee Renee Olstead (Do You Want to Know a Secret?)
  • Frank Stallone (Stayin’ Alive)
  • Matt Walsh (Veep)
  • Patrika Darbo (Acting Dead)
  • Dancing with Stars beauties Karina Smirnoff and Edyta Sliwinska
  • Sam Trammell (True Blood)
  • Steven Bauer (Ray Donovan)
  • Lauren Makk (FABLife)
  • Michael Campion (Fuller House)
  • Tony Denison (Major Crimes)
  • Dee Wallace (Just Add Magic)
  • Naomi Grossman (American Horror Story)
  • Denise Boutte (Couples’ Night)
  • Justin Chon (Gook)

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