Emmy nominees and presenters receive gifts at the GBK gift lounge sponsored by Pilot Pen
By Gabrielle Pantera
HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Daily Star) 2017/9/29 – Honoring nominees and presenters of the 2017 Emmy Awards, the gift lounge was held on September 16th and 17th on the rooftop at L’Ermitage in Beverly Hills. Attendees included nominees Michael Kelly, Anthony Anderson, Leslie Jones, Tituss Burgess, and John Tucker and Rachel Osterbach, Akbar Gbajabiamila and Kristine Leahy, Yara Shahidi, Allen Maldonado and Aldis Hodge, Mishel Prada, Alex Chitty, Dan Rubin, and Christopher Jackson.
GBK is a luxury lifestyle gifting and special events company, specializing in entertainment marketing integration. Formed in 2000 by Gavin Keilly, the company’s founder and CEO. In case there is any confusion: GBK is not affiliated with the Television Academy or the Emmys.
The event hosted four charities.
Pilot Pen asked celebrities to write their own positive message with a Pilot Pen and offered them a $5,000 donation to the charity of their choice. Pilot Pen showed their Modern Classics, including G2 gel ink pens, their retractable fountain pen with an 18-karat gold writing nib.
The International Society of Human Unity is a non-profit organization that co-produced the award-winning documentary Stopping Traffic. The film raises awareness about sex trafficking in the Untied States, Mexico, Asia and Europe. VIP invitations to the red carpet premiere of their film on September 26th.
Animal Wellness Foundation is a non-profit (501c3) animal rescue association based in Los Angeles. Rescue and care for animals needing medical care. Every animals can get a forever home.
Face Forward works with community leaders and organizations around the world to identify victims of physical violence and help them to recover to move forward.
Bullets4Peace gifted their Hand-in Hand stainless steel bracelets. Donations to the Hand-in-Hand foundation help with hurricane relief.
Blooming gifted their high frequency facial massager. LED light therapy is to stimulate collagen. Phyto Serum to tighten skin and reduce wrinkles.
Burke Williams gifted a luxurious 3-Day Spa pass, with Custom Blend Certificate, Conservatory Garden Room Service and buff.
Siddhayatan Spiritual Retreat gifted a voucher for a three-day spiritual retreat. Guests choose from a variety of programs including self-discovery, yoga, meditation, chakras, reducing stress, breaking free of addiction, healing from PTSD, juice cleanse, and silence.
Vita Cup vitamin infused coffee and tea pods fit Keurig machines. They are eco-friendly and recyclable. Flavors are Gourmet Breakfast Blend, French Roast, Gourmet coffee house blend, French Vanilla, Gourmet Decaffeinated, and Green Tea. Gifted two 16-count boxes of vitamin-infused coffee and or tea pods. $50 gift certificate to redeem online.
Art Naturals bluetooth diffuser with eight essential oils.
Au Mieux gifted their day-and-night facial serums.
Fashion and Jewelry
Two Gypsea Souls one-of-a-kind handmade shirts. Made with flannel. Original tees from musical artists like KISS, Fleetwood Mac and the Grateful Dead. For the music lover in your life.
Textere Silk apparel, accessories, and home goods made from natural, renewable plant resources. They gifted silk pillowcases and men’s and women’s silk pajama sets. Connecticut-based global sourcing company.
Crown of Light proprietary and patented 90-facet diamond cut features a dome shaped top and is designed to produce more reflection than other diamonds. Brought diamond pieces to display and for talent to try on their $750,000 diamond necklace.
Enrico Cuini designer shoes are comfortable and sexy shoes. High heels with their patented technology ALIA that lifts the pressure off your soles and it responds to your movement. Enrico invented the Wing Shoe technology after two years of engineering and trials.
Eva Gems and Jewels showcased colored gemstones in elegant designs with a sense of fun. Eve Meijer designs each piece of jewelry. Eva Gems and Jewels gifted up to a $500 discount for ready-to-wear and custom-made jewelry.
Mission Belt has designed a belt with no holes, a perfect fit every time. Track eliminates the need for belt holes. In leather, nylon and canvas strap varieties. Change the buckles to customize your belt.
Entertaining and Travel
Bodacious Events and concierge services create unique and spectacular events, and will provide three hours of complimentary concierge services along with a custom design board for any upcoming event of choice. They gifted a $500 gift certificate for their next occasion.
Caribbean Living the luxury travel magazine was there with their magazine and they gifted an all Inclusive trip three night trip to the Caribbean from Swanky Resorts Magazine.
Bouquet Bar is an online e-commerce site that makes it easier to send gifts. You can send floral bouquets with candy or pick three candy items. All gifts are packed in their orange designer boxes.
iMaxAlarm is an easy to wear personal security device. When activated it emits an ear deafening 130db siren. This loud noise helps deter a potential attack, and draw the attention to the person in need. They’ve also come up with a wearable that you can hang wear on your wrist and hang on a hotel room door for protection from someone trying to enter your room. This will be available closer to the holidays.
The Nartey Group celebrity and luxury real estate services gifted a copy of the book Sellebrity and a Sellebrity tee-shirt. Signed in the suite by author Kofi Nartey.
Food and Liquor
Cali’flour Foods makes cauliflower flatbread from simple ingredients. Order the flatbread to make your own gluten-free pizza. They gifted free cauliflower pizza for a year and had samples for all to try.
Ving Vodka the worlds first award-winning kale, lemon peel, cucumber vodka. It’s organic, gluten-free and free of sulfites and histamines.
Chateau Boswell a small family-owned winery in St Helena. Sampled Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Coravin gifted their wine preservation units to the nominees. Pour the amount of wine you want without uncorking the bottle.