Diplo, Jake Miller, Ally Brooke from Fifth Harmony, Drew Chadwick and Wesley
Stromberg (Emblem 3), King (Nominated for Best Urban Album), SOFI TUKKER (Nominated for Best Dance Recording), Ricky Whittle, Matty Cardarople, Laura Spencer, Kandi Burruss, and many more stopped by the GBK luxury lifestyle gift lounge which honored Grammy nominees with a luxury gift and style lounge featuring unique gifts in an exciting atmosphere – hosted at McLaren and Maserati Beverly Hills part of The Auto Gallery’s Family of Dealerships.
This event was unique as GBK decided to create a tribute to our music past and showcase artists who are no longer with us. The event featured original artwork from Michael Jackson, a signed guitar from Prince, and numerous albums signed by various artists, including Whitney Houston. Other Albums highlighted throughout the event venue included legendary B.B. King, Lou Reed, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Amy Winehouse, George Michael and numerous others.
To add to the atmosphere, DJ Tegan spun records from the beloved music icons throughout the day as well.
The event started out with GBK’s ritual of giving back but this time it was a bit different. Make-A- Wish brought 4 kids to be treated like a celebrity for the day. Yes, they received a variety of amazing gifts, like handmade leather hats from American Hat Makers, a certificate from Crystamas, Inc. for the kids to add the most beautiful Christmas ornament they have ever seen to their Christmas tree for many years to come, organic and natural spa/bath products by Beauty Kitchen/Heather Marianna, Rosewill’s Prelude Headphones which are handcrafted from selected natural beechwood adding warmth to the sound quality in exactly the same way that wood musical instruments performed. But for the kids, the number 1 highlight was definitely meeting and taking a picture with Jake Miller who was incredibly kind.
In the theme of giving back, Jiusko USA, donated $3,000 to Make a Wish in the name of many of the talent who tweeted on their behalf. Sofi Tucker and many others absolutely loved these affordable luxury timepieces, manufactured in China with precision, quality parts.
The celebrities in attendance were excited to receive a wide variety of gifts. Diplo was the most excited about the Sound Bot speakers and was pleased to know that he could give his certificate from Credit Accelerator to someone that could utilize it a bit more than he. He said he knew a few people that needed a bit of credit repair.
Kandi Burruss was excited about this gift too and the ability to help those in need. Ally from Fifth Harmony thought HIFIMAN had the most stylish headphones she had ever seen. It was amazing that so many celebrities were excited to receive Argan Oil Ultimate Gold Hair Care set, a complete professional hair care set for dry and damaged hair. They literally were saying how much they needed a quality product like Luseta Beauty.
To keep the celebrities fashionable and ready for the red carpet there were gorgeous bracelets with diamonds and various other stones from BOPULENT Jewelry. To keep those eyes looking perfect, Minki Lash gifted the celebrities with the most natural-looking, cruelty-free, and eco-friendly Siberian mink lashes, which are three times more lightweight than conventional synthetic strip lashes. Of course, everyone needs shoes, so GuiltySoles was on site, providing high quality, fashion forward footwear at a guilt free price. For the music lovers on-the- go, Audiopark had them covered with headphones that wrap as a bracelet, so they are always easily accessible. Finally, to keep everyone feeling energized and healthy DermaGo, a Mobile Medical Spa, issued B-12 shots on site and certificates for other services to have at your home, such as Botox, Juvederm, and Clear and Brilliant.
Every event needs food and drinks to add to the atmosphere. 4 Copas Tequila – The Original Organic Agave Tequila, made amazing margaritas and gave out shots to those inclined. Many of the celebrities were shocked how easily they went down and even asked for seconds. The Blending Lab poured their custom-made wine and gave out certificates to go to their new location in West Hollywood for additional tastes of choice.
Then of course, so no one would get too intoxicated, GBK choose two of the best new caterers in LA. Meal and Speil, whose recipes reflect a crossroad between Italian and healthy practices of California Living was one of the two. In addition to their small bites which attendees went crazy over, they also gave out certificates for home cooking lessons. The other caterer, Mr. Foodtastic, was on site sampling his famous flavored popcorn and giving his secret spice as well a certificate for a catered meal at the celebrity’s home.
For those who want to live on the edge a bit, Dot Com Vapor was there with Premium E Liquid, without a Premium price. And for those who needed to satisfy their sweet tooth after all of that, Sprinkles Cupcakes were on hand with custom designed GBK Cupcakes.