Out And About In Hollywood
BY SUSAN HORNIK
With award season kicking off, January always goes by so quickly. I went to the Palm Springs Film Festival’s opening gala and stayed at the lovely Miramonte Spa and Hotel–if you ever want a weekend getaway away from Los Angeles this is the place to go. As soon as I got back, I started the television critics press tour, where I interviewed numerous celebrities about their upcoming new tv shows.
Then it was time for The Golden Globes, and I was invited to lovely luxury gift lounges like GBK, who creates their special event at The P, an attractive open space with a lovely bow truss ceiling and surrounding brick walls. Their beautiful courtyard is available to rent as well.
If you were a celebrity, you received: Napa Technology’s Genesis, the first single bottle preservation and dispensing system designed for both sparkling and still wine. Genesis allows you to uncork, preserve, and pour your finest champagne or wine by the glass without wasting a drop. Unlike any other wine preservation device on the market, with Genesis there is no limit to how many bottles can be preserved and enjoyed at the same time…. LifeCell Skin Care, an all-in-one antiaging treatment formulated to target every aspect of aging skin…Jiusko USA, affordable luxury timepieces manufactured in China with precision, quality parts – featuring sapphire scratch resistant crystals, high quality Swiss, Japanese and Chinese movements including skeleton, moon phase, automatic and Tourbillon styles available with genuine leather, alligator or stainless steel straps….SenseMax, a high tech designer brand for intimate lifestyle products, bridging the gap between sex toys and innovative technology to deliver an unparalleled sensual experience.
Gifts from a variety of different categories including beauty, health and fitness, fashion, electronics and more filled the luxury lounge and spoiled the celebrities, who took home a giant bag filled with goodies. Tweezerman offered brow shaping gift sets for women in rose gold or alluring eyes and a nail clipper duo + shave brush for men; Barbar Hair Tools, provided Mini Max Cordless and rechargeable titanium flat irons; Dr. Liza of the[fix] chiropractic + massage, gave her signature red carpet myofascial release fix and gifting the[fix] balm; Flower Eyewear – FLOWER Beauty founder and award-winning actress, producer and business mogul, Drew Barrymore, has continued her brand promise of “prestige at mass” by gifting a selection of sun frames ; Guilty Soles, provided high quality, fashion forward footwear at a guilt free retail; and NIMA Sports – the ultimate portable audio experience for die-hard fans everywhere.
Other great gifts included some unique luxury items from sponsors such as: Swimline and Solstice Watersports, who makes unique and functional inflatable products for the whole family; as well as maintenance equipment for family pools around the world; and ezpz, a small business that makes all-in-one silicone serving ware that is a true game changer for mealtime with infants, pets and toddlers.
I loved seeing Su She Art, seeing a female sushi chef, as well as models, create a unique and memorable experience through a form of living art was really unique. Su She Art gifted $3,200 worth of Su She Art Catering which included two Body Models, personalized sushi roll menu and a body painting demo before sushi is displayed on the body. As always, The Artisan Group® gifted celebrities a collection of handcrafted jewelry and accessories, spa and bath products, candles, cosmetics, clutches, pet accessories, stationery, and other handmade gifts. I always love all the original jewelry and home decor being crafted by their talented designers.
Gourmet drinks and treats were sampled and gifted at the event by 4 Copas Tequila – The Original Organic Tequila made from organic tequila; DimSum Eats – an all-day takeaway dim sum on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, which serves traditional dim sum favorites with a completely new hip, fast-casual approach and all priced at $3.95.
GBK also supported charities like Lambda Legal, a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work and the AFMDA, the American fundraising arm of Magen David Adom (MDA), Israel’s national emergency medical response agency and Red Cross affiliate. MDA, Israel’s largest volunteer NGO, is a global pioneer in mass-casualty response, sharing its knowledge in the U.S. and around the world.