Oscar Gifting Suite in Hollywood, California
February 26, 2011 | Author: SoCalGal
The Oscars are this weekend, and the gifting suites in Hollywood are in full swing. Well, I can vouch for one of them, anyway; I spent a good chunk of my day at the Academy Awards 2011 Oscar gifting suite run by GBK. On February 25th and 26th, the luxury lifestyle gift lounge and special events company honored the 2011 Academy Award nominees and presenters with its annual gift lounge at the W Hollywood hotel in, obviously, Hollywood. There was some pretty impressive swag here, but the travel lover in me was most impressed with the travel related goodies.
The W Hollywood is sleek, hip and modern; all those young starlets I saw at the Oscar gifting suite fit right in. Last year, the gossip was about how Sarah Palin and her crew swooped into Oscar gifting suites and grabbed up stuff indiscriminately. I didn’t see anything untoward or tacky at the GBK gift lounge this year, however, I seriously enjoyed watching Cloris Leachman get treated to a makeover and a pampering skin treatment. Come on, who doesn’t love Cloris Leachman?
Star-gazing is alright, but I really enjoyed talking with some entrepreneurs and company reps who had passion for their products. There were a few travel-related standouts, in terms of both the friendly knowledgeability of their representatives and the product themselves. These were my five favorites.
Arbonne: This premium, luxury line featured health and wellness products that are botanically based and inspired by nature. I think my new Arbonne skin care travel kit is absolutely gorgeous. The product line RE9 Advanced Travel Set has 10 anti-aging products, and the rep also had the RE9 Advanced Cellular Renewal Masque and Arbonne Cosmetics Lip/Makeup Primer on hand. These RE9 products by Arbonne use antioxidants, sunblock (this is key), and other botanicals to help skin look younger.
Disclaimer: At the invitation of GBK Productions, I attended and received a bunch of products at the Oscar gifting suite in the W Hollywood hotel.