THE SHOWBIZ LIVE! – LOS ANGELES, Jan. 16, 2015 — GBK, the luxury lifestyle gift lounge and special events company, and Pilot Corporation of America (Pilot Pen) – known for offering superlative writing instruments renowned for quality, performance, innovative designs and consumer satisfaction – honored a variety of nominees and presenters at the “W” Hotel in Hollywood, including Golden Globe winners; Gina Rodriguez, Alexander Dinelaris, and Armando Bo, screenwriters of Birdman.
Pilot Pen commemorated the 72nd annual Golden Globes Awards through a celebration of artistic excellence and self-expression. At the lounge, celebrities were introduced to the Japanese origami tradition, which states that if you fold 1000 origami cranes, a wish will be granted. Their exhibit encompassed 1000 origami cranes and attendees were invited to write a wish for their charity of choice while sharing it on social media using #pilotwish. Pilot is making a $5000 donation to the individual whose charity receives the most shares, retweets, or regrams. Currently, Jamie Camil, Director of nominated show ‘Jane the Virgin,’ is in the lead with 706 social interactions for his charity, Casa de la Amistad. All guests also received the Vanishing Point Fountain Pen, the world’s first and favorite retractable fountain pen, and FriXion Clicker Erasable Gel Ink Pen 8 Pack Pouch, an entirely new kind of erasable pen that is retractable, has striking good looks and ink that is formulated to write smooth and erase cleanly. For more information about their assortment of pens, please visit: PilotPen.us and Powertothepen.com.
As always, GBK featured several charity beneficiaries to participate in the lounge to educate guests about their cause. This year’s honored non-profits include: Lambda Legal (lambdalegal.org) World Vision (worldvision.org) and YES, Beat Liver Tumor, (beatlivertumors.org)
Some of the unique products include: laptop bags and tablet cases from Solo; a three night stay at Puerto Vallarta Beach Club in a private, spacious 3 bedroom villa; 4 nights at Ce Blue Villas Beach Resort in Crocus Bay/Anguilla for 2 guests from Caribbean Living; an amazing Villa at the Viceroy in Bali. JetSmarter, provided one month memberships providing private flights worldwide, which includes wholesale jet pricing and free empty leg flights; electronic cigars from Citizen e-Cig, a company dedicated to helping undo the hazards of smoking and get as many current smokers to quit through switching to the e-Cig alternative; 3 sets of reusable beeswax food wrap that keeps food fresh naturally from Abeego; the world’s first performance fabric sheets that are ultra-soft and technologically advanced to keep you cool, dry and comfortable from SHEEX; Creeper Crawlers, developmental clothing for babies including their easy grip crawl suit; and gifts from LG Electronics.
Fashion and accessories are always a crowd-pleaser at GBK lounges, and this year was no different. Guests received a wide variety of classic and trendy brands including: Samiah Fine Clothing, gifting hand-made brocade shoulder bags; Sledge USA MLB collection, women’s and men’s MLB licensed fashion apparel in all MLB teams; a collection of wearable art consisting of sculptural pieces that are edgy yet refined from Westland Jewelry; a collection of trendy jewelry, spa and bath products, fine art photography, stationery, pet products, and other handcrafted gifts from The Artisan Group®; gift cards from Beyond the Rack, North America’s hottest online shopping club; Rainbow Druzy Open Cuff bracelets which feature a stunning titanium coated stalactite quartz from BraveChick.com; and Canadian handmade, premium crochet hats from Canada Bliss.
Beauty sponsor include: Burke Williams and H2V, gifting H2V’s new Eye-tox 3 serum and a gift certificate for a Burke Williams Advanced Eye Lift enhancement; Beauty Kitchen byHeather Marianna, provided her skin polish, hand cut luscious soap bars and natural spa products.
GBK also featured premium selection of edible sweets and treats: Barry’s Gourmet Brownies, a celebrity-favorite at the GBK Lounge, provided a gift box of of assorted flavors; Sabra Dipping Company, a leader in the refrigerated dips and spreads category and producer of Americas top-selling hummus, sampled Sabra’s salsa, dairy dips, guacamole, and award winning hummus from the Brand’s tasting station as well as gifted a reusable cooler bag full of single serve Sabra products and chips; Cupcake Fusion L.A., a bakery know for delightful and whimsical combinations of sweet and savory cupcakes, showcased their cupcakes; Corazon’s Custom Catering, a family-owned Filipino business that caters a fusion of Filipino-French cuisine, will be on site sampling and gifting certificates for complimentary Food Tasting Parties and My Candy Basket was a big hit with their beautifully created baskets of goodness.
No Party is complete without a bar. This bar had organic, low-calorie, gluten-free Bare Organic Mixers® that are made with juice, water, and agave syrup and of course for those that just wanted wine, the first premium single-serve pouch wine , Nuvino, was available.
Greenroom also had: Suja Juice, Joia All Natural Soda, Vita Coco, Coco Café, popchips, Pretzel Crisps, Pasta Chips, and PROBAR.
** Via press release