Now that the Awards season has officially ended, MTV had their big night, and so did some of Hollywood’s premiere gifting suites. There are also some people making the news too. Below is a sampling!
GBK-Gavin Keilly, the founder of GBK Productions and the anointed the ‘King Of Charitable Gifting,’ in Hollywood, hit another home room with GBK’s latest suite, which benefitted Autism Speaks, The American Red Cross, their Red Tie Affair honoring Carson Daly is coming up on May 3rd in Santa Monica, and Los Angeles Youth Network which gives hope and homes for foster and homeless youth. Lambda Legal was also a beneficiary. Lambda’s West Coast Liberty Awards, honoring actor/producer Dan Bucatinsky, is happening on June 13th at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire Hotel. DJ Babychino took care of the tunes. Now to GBK’s magic touch, GBK always has an A plus variety of the buzziest products and happenings. Barry’s gourmet brownies greeted the celebs and VIPs with their delicious fare, the fudgiest brownies ever. Next stop was Sandra Espinet’s Journey Through The Well-Traveled Home, a coffee table book,
Sexy Savee Laguna beach dresses and leggings, based in Laguna beach, Qupid hip shoes, the Trenches were particularly popular and the stunning PONO Woodworks watches, Brett Gontarek’s company which based in Hawaii, made from curly grained Hawaiian Koa wood, phone covers also, just lovely. There was Ripped Cream protein coffee creamer, the first all natural protein coffee creamer, KOR water filter bottles, Homeboy Bags, design by Studio Artecnica and Alex Lin, Jackson’s Honest Potato chips and Lollipop Bandz. Beauty care included the beautiful Dr. Rosetta Garries, M.D., Plastic Surgeon and CEO of Very Pretty Skin, top of the line skin care and Keratin Complex hair products and Fracassi Lashes. Guests were sipping Deep Eddy Vodka while checking out, Audiopark’s audiowrap around headphones, and Onkyo cool Hi Fi headphones, and a music lovers dream! Hip SYC FUK t-shirts, Blow e-Hookah made their mark. Other edible goodies included Breadbasket delicious cakes, Sabra yummy hummus and guacamole, Combos Baked snacks, GimMe, Guayaki Yerba Mate, Marathon Bar, Monste Energy Drink, Off The Farm, Open Road snacks, Pasta Chips, POP water, Vita Coco. To top that off? Where’s The Fire Gourmet Pizza was sampling their delicious wood fired pizza. The Artisan Group displayed their unique, trendy jewelry, spa and bath products, fine art photography and other handcrafted gifts. Artisan is always a popular stop. Lonely? Millonairematch.com was giving VIPs lifetime certificates and if you felt like chucking it all, Caribbean Magazine was there with Millennium International Travel had certificates for a Mayan Palace Resort trip. Whew…GBK, always ahead of the curve!
Secret Room-The Secret Room Suites have quickly made their mark in Hollywood, always garnering lots of celeb and media attention. The California Wildlife Center, (CWC) was their worthy charity. This worthy non-profit organization is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of sick, injured and orphaned native wildlife.
The Secret Room is always plugged in and they had tons of hip exciting products. As guests sipped Body Shot Tequila, they started with Rilakkuma’s stuffed animals, Kahoy collection Sunglasses, iPhone covers and more, then moving on to the men’s Jam jeans and sexy underwear, Aviva Hair Revitalizer products, Cupcake Mafia’s cupcake smelling t-shirts and Felio Siby’s way cool T-shirts with Nelson Mandela on them. A shout out to the very cool and popular 2(X)IST watches, and their casual square-cut socks as well as the Steelseries Stratus, a wireless gaming controller. Jewelry included Kimberly Pauley’s Shame on Jane fun sexy jewelry and Leibish & Co. world of colors fine jewelry. Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Perfume oils and Bunky Mars Sweety My fragrant, cupcakes, also a scrub, kept the suite smelling fab, while the Coquette black ruffle sexy shorts added sexiness! Cool Paislee NYC hats with Mercy or Paris on them and Lola Blue beautiful handbags, made in good ole Texas added fashion fun. More products included, classy Terani Couture, Herbalosophy natural shampoo, conditioner and brushes, Leibish world of colors fine jewelry, BeBevCo relaxation drinks, Kiss and Broadway popular nail products and natural looking Lashes, Takeya, Ice Tea maker. Need we forget Baylee Nasco doggie beds and blankets. Miguel Nasco’s premium fabric beds had the celebs gobbling them up in animal crazy Hollywood. Also, Dan Hock’s Zumer Sports clever sports themed bags and products. Add to that if want to escape by going on a Bora Bora Tahiti Water Bungalow trips, looking good with the mani /pedis/ eyelashes, car service and valet that was there, The Secret Room suites get it right every time.
People Are Talking about People:
Sarah Michelle Varley is continuing her avid animal activism. Based in LA, Sarah is a tireless supporter of the New England Wolf Advocacy and Rescue Center in New Hampshire, ‘NEWARC,’ which provides a home for rescued wolves and wolf dogs. To learn more about this buzzed about organization that has garnered much attention nationally and worldwide, visit: www.newarc.org. Yeah Sarah! Hollywood animal lovers truly appreciate your hard work.
Maya Volk, owner of Global Hyperbaric, is well recognized as one of the top experts in the Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy community. Ms. Volk works with the VIP set, including celebrities, executives, Olympic Gold medalists, professional athletes and more in Hollywood and across the country and internationally. Devoted followers have discovered the benefits of this popular holistic therapy. To learn more about Maya Volk’s Global Hyperbaric, visit: www.globalhyberbaric.com.
Tomasz Rossa is a noted Fine Art Professional Photographer who specializes in Underwater Photography, Fine Art as well as Portraiture. Talented Tomasz and has carved himself a unique niche in the Photography world that has garnered him rave reviews and has made him one of the most well reviewed and recognized Photographers internationally in his field. Tomasz, a veteran of ‘Cirque du Soleil,’ ‘Le Reve,’ Celine Dion’s ‘A New Day,’ Criss Angel’s ‘Believe’ and more, recently relocated to Los Angeles. Vegas’s lost is LA’s gain! To learn more about Rossa’s spectacular work, visit: www.tomaszrossa.com.
Steve Lucero, an LA native and photographer has founded The Artery, a community driven production studio for fresh, creative; independent photographers. Providing a facilitative workspace to nurture independent and ambitious projects. Further, The Artery is located at the entrance of the largest artist colony in the world, at The Brewery Artist Lofts in Los Angeles. Acting as a nerve center, The Artery believes in freedom of expression and supports productions of all artistic natures. Public rental space, art exhibitions and industry mixers will be a few of the main energies pumping out of this fresh new studio. The studio’s launch will be on Saturday, April 26th during the Brewery Artwalk (26th-27th 11am-6pm).
Chassidy Rana, Artist/Jewelry Designer and Clairvoyant, has a fascinating pedigree, she’s a 3rd Generation Native American Choctaw Indian. Chassidy is quickly garnering Hollywood buzz for her eerily accurate readings, her glorious paintings, her ‘Birch Series,’ became collected in 2006 and continues to be sought after, and her stunning jewelry. Her high end pieces are 100 percent recycled and she gives a portion of her proceeds back to her Native American Tribe. Chassidy’s Buffalo Nickel Ring is now becoming a must have for trendy, conscious VIP’s across the country and internationally. To find out more about Chassidy, visit: www.chassidyrana.com
Actor Adam Rose has the town a-buzz after being considered for several high profile projects, most recently mentioned as a possible choice to play Peter Venkman’s (Bill Murray) son in the third installment of the ‘Ghostbusters’ franchise, in Jeff Sneider’s (@theinsneider) post from The Wrap. Adam has lent his talents to a laundry list of episodics although you may recognize him from films like ‘Up in the Air,’ ‘The Bounty Hunter,’ and ‘Squid & the Whale.’ Steadily growing his fan base after appearing on fan-favorite series ‘Supernatural’ and ‘Veronica Mars’, mega talented Adam has amassed a huge twitter following (@realadamrose). Yahoo Readers will be watching Adam for years to come!
Ok, that’s it for now. But not to worry Yahoo Voices readers. Soon Awards season will begin again…so till next time!