GBK Gifting Lounge for the Golden Globes Preview/Post Coverage January 11th & 12th, 2013

Another fantastic event done by GBK at the L’ermitage Hotel in West Hollywood.  The vendors were great from the above mentioned with fabulous new and exciting products that they were gifting.  The wind made half the show move downstairs inside as it was too cold but that didn’t stop many celebs from making an appearance.  The next GBK gifting lounge will be for the academy awards next month which will be as if not more big and luxurious than these Golden Globes, which went very well. Some of the highlights were Burke Williams chair massages while interacting with the sponsors; Daytona Helmets, The Real Juice (I am about to try the 3 day juice cleanser); and Toy State 007 and Road Rippers offering fantastic electronic cars that make noise (some with remote controls) for kids of all ages.

Celebrity guests at the GBK Suites included…. Jeff Daniels with Allison Pill, Giancarlo Esposito & Tempestt Bledsoe and Titus Welliver pictured in order from left to right among many others listed below.


1 Brian Benben ABC’s “Private Practice” (Dr. Sheldon Wallace)  
 2 Raphael Sbarge ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” (Jiminy Cricket)  
 3 Sarah Drew ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy”  (Dr. April Kepner)  
 4 Titus Welliver “Argo” (Bates) Movie Nominated for Best Motion Picture-Drama)  
 5 Jackson Pace Showtime’s “Homeland” (Chris Brody)  
 6 Jared Gilman “Moonrise Kindgdom” (Sam) Movie Nominated for Best Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical  
 7 Jeff Daniels HBO’s “The Newsroom” * Nominated for Best Actor in a Television Drama  
 8 Robert Knepper CW’s “Cult” (Billy Grimm / Roger Reeves); Prison Break (Theodore ‘T-Bag’ Bagwell )  
 9 Diego Boneta “Rock of Ages” (Drew Boley); “Underemployed” (Miles)  
 10 Kevin Brown NBC’s 30 Rock (Dot Com)  
 11 Lori Greiner ABC’s “Shark Tank”  
 12 Robert Herjavec ABC’s “Shark Tank”  
 13 Gregg Henry ABC’s “Scandal” (Hollis Doyle)  
 14 Sharon Pierre-Louis “Django Unchained” (Little Jody)Movie Nominated for Best Motion Picture-Drama  
 15 Graham Rogers NBC’s Revolution (Danny Matheson)  
 16 Reid Scott “Veep”(Dan Egan); “The Big C”  
 17 Allison Pill HBO’s “The Newsroom” (Margaret Jordan)Show Nominated for Best Television Series- Drama  
 18 Reggie Lee CW’s “Grimm” (Sgt. Wu)  
 19 Sara Rue ABC’s “Malibu Country”  
 20 Jai Rodriquez ABC’s “Malibu Country”  
 21 Silas Weir CW’s “Grimm” (Monroe)  
 22 Tony Dentson TNT’s “The Closer”(Lt. Andy Flynn )  
 23 Erica Dasher ABC Family’s “Jane by Design” (Jane Quimby)  
 24 Shanola Hampton Showtime’s “Shameless” (Veronica Fisher)  
 25 Michael Steger CW’s “90210” (Navid)  
 26 Alexis Bellino Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Orange County”  
 27 Grant Bowler Lifetime’s “ Liz & Dick” (Richad Burton); “Defiance” (Chief Lawkeeper Jeb Nolan)  
 28 David Costabile “Lincoln” (James Ashley)Movie Nominated for Best Motion Picture-Drama  
 29 Alidis Hodge TNT’s “Leverage”  
 30 Mackenzie Aladjem Showtime’s “Nurse Jackie” (Fiona Peyton); ”This is 40”  
 31 Mayim Bialik CBS “The Big Bang theory” (Amy Farrah Fowler) Show Nominated for Best Television Series- Comedy or Musical  
 32 Lauren Bowles HBO’s “True Blood” (Holly Cleary)  
 33 Patrick Fischler Showtime’s “Californication” (Gabriel); ABC’s “Scandal”     ( Arthur ‘Artie’ Hornbacher)  
 34 Tilky Jones “Nashville” (Sean Butler)  
 35 Ali Fedotwosky ABC’s “The Bachelorette,” “The Bachelor”; NBC’s First Look Host  
 36 Erinn Hayes NBC’s”Guys With Kids”  
 37 Tempestt Bledsoe NBC’s “Guys With Kids”  
 38 Anthony Anderson NBC’s “Guy’s with Kid’s”(Gary)  
 39 Andy Milder Showtime’s “Weeds” (Dean Hodes)  
 40 Meagan Tandy ABC Family’s “Jane by Design”(Lulu Pope)  MTV’s  “TEEN WOLF”  
 41 Melissa Rauch CBS “The Big Bang theory” (Bernadette Rostenkowski) Show Nominated for Best Television Series- Comedy or Musical  
 42 Zack Cregger NBC’s “Guy’s With Kids”  
 43 Annie llonzeh CW’s “Arrow”(Joanna De La Vega)  
 44 Liza Lapira ABC’s “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23” (Robin)  
 45 Aldis Hodge TNT’s “Leverage” (Alec Hardison)  
 46 Ed Weeks FOX “The Mindy Project” (Jeremy Reed)  
 47 Giancarlo Esposito NBC’s “Revolution” (Captain Tom Neville); Breaking Bad (Gustavo ‘Gus’ Fring)  
 48 Rex Lee ABC’s “Suburgatory” (Mr. Wolfe)  
 49 EJ Bonilla Abc’s “Revenge” (Marco Romero)  
 50 Rhea Seehorn NBC’s “Whitney” (Roxanne)  
 51 Joyful Drake BET’s “Let’s Stay Together” (Tasha Woodson)  
 52 Archie Panjabi CBS’s “The Good Wife” (Kalinda Sharma) Nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

January 11th and 12th – L’Ermitage Beverly Hills

Featuring Luxury Gifts and a Glamorous, Golden Pool-side Celebration


 Celebs confirmed:

       Betsy Brandt, AMC’s Breaking Bad


       Katie Lowes, ABC’s Scandal


–    Eric Dane, ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy

–    Francesca Eastwood, Miss Golden Globe 2013


Los Angeles (January 2, 2013)GBK, the luxury lifestyle gift lounge and special events company, will honor the 2013 Golden Globe Award Nominees and Presenters at the annual GBK Gift Lounge. This year’s event will take place January 11th and 12th at the L’Ermitage Beverly Hills from 11am – 6pm. GBK, the recipient of multiple BizBash Awards for “Best Gift Bag,” will offer its exclusive list of invited celebrities, VIPs, and media an opportunity to enjoy gifts, refreshments and a gorgeous tented event with pool-side spa services. As always, GBK will blend this award show celebration with a charitable focus. This year’s GBK Lounge will benefit Lambda Legal and their ongoing efforts for equal and fair treatment of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work. Celebrating their 40th Anniversary in 2013, Lambda Legal will gift custom-made birthday cupcake candles compliments of – maker of premier handmade candles that are true to life replicas of some of the most incredible, almost edible, baked goods using the finest waxes and the most scrumptious fragrance oils available!

Fashion and accessories will be a highlight of this year’s lounge. Among the great gifts included in this invitation-only event will be gifts from GBK’s Presenting Sponsor, Essilor of America, Inc., including their luxury sunwear with premium polarized and Crizal UV; handmade reindeer leather jewelry from the Arctic Circle in Sweden from SwedArt; The Artisan Group – gifting a lovely collection of jewelry, stationery, fine art photography, spa and bath products, and other handcrafted gifts; custom-made luxury swimsuits from BeachCandy Swimwear by BritB; from the Debut Line of Mr. and Mrs. 8, a limited edition pair of sneakers; gifts from Uniquely Designed Jewelry; and luxury timepieces from Égard – with a sleek aesthetic that marries haute with sport, Égard timepieces are crafted from the finest Swiss and Japanese movements, sapphire crystal, aerospace-grade metals and rich leather. For the fashion-forward celebrity pets, Couture by Sophie will be on site gifting certificates for products from their haute couture custom-made and ready to wear collections for dogs, while Smartsilk, a luxury silk-filled bedding company, is gifting certificates towards their new Paws n’ Silk pet bedding and apparel line.

Known for having the latest in skin and beauty products, GBK’s lounge will feature: Burke Williams Day Spa, providing services and the H2V Skin Care Regime – H2V is the exclusive skin care line created by Burke Williams Day Spas and available with services and in-spa only ($500 value); RevitaLash – DramatEYE’s and beautify with the RevitaLash® family of conditioning and color cosmetics; Ajinomoto North America, Inc. – providing Glysom®, a safe, effective and scientifically-proven dietary supplement for deeper, sounder and more satisfying sleep without morning drowsiness; imPRESS by Broadway Nails, gifting imPRESS Press-On Manicure by Broadway Nails – the revolutionary way to apply polish; all-natural, Paraben Free, 100% Vegan Feminine wipes from Pink Wipes; Tweezerman, gifting their ProCurl and Slant Tweezer for women and for the men, their splinter tweezer and nose hair trimmer; Organic Skincare U.S., gifting their super intense edition of their regular Bee Venom Mask products; Sexual by Michel Germain – a luxury fragrance line; and José Eber Hair gifting the revolutionary José Eber Infrared Blow Dryer.

Other unique gifts and trendy finds include: Jetson E-Bike, gifting their eco-friendly and stylish electric bike to attending Golden Globe Nominees and Presenters; gifts from Beanpatch & Co., the new exclusive U.S. importer of select top European toy brands and baby products, gifting a stuffed horse baby toy by Bawi, a new French line of toys from Le Petit Nouveau, and Baghera pedal cars and ride-on toys; Toy State – gifting an assortment of officially-licensed 007 R/C vehicles, featuring iconic body styles from the James Bond films, as well as an assortment of Road Rippers cars, perfect for celebrities with young children; Freedom Quit Smoking System – America’s Nicotine Free & Natural Way to Quit!; 3-night getaways complements of Surfcomber Hotel, Epic Hotel and Caribbean Living Magazine; and a 4-night stay at Seven Stars Turks & Caicos.

Refreshments and gourmet gifts will be provided by Newman’s Own Wines, providing sampling and gifts from the Newman’s Own line; Prima Dolce Company – Bella’s Berries Compotes, maker of fine whole fruit compotes, sweet treats and confections; Sabra Dipping Company, providing a variety of flavors of Sabra Hummus, as well as Guacamole, Salsa and Veggie Dips; Vita Organic Foods – raw, organic chocolate bars and performance style Warrior Bars are made simple clean and whole so you live simple, clean and whole; The Real Juice, providing a raw, holistic, cold-pressed juice cleanse – a healthy, holistic way to detox, and reset the body; and gift certificates for a custom 8 inch cake as well as delicious treats from Bread Basket Cake Company.

Blending gift-giving and awareness, YES! Beat Liver Tumors, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing information, resources, support and HOPE to those who are affected by cancer of the liver, will be featured at the lounge and will be gifting silver key chains, Brighton brand “heart and hope” purse charms, and invaluable information on the services, programs, and HOPE that YES! Beat Liver Tumors offers to those who are suffering from advanced cancer.

For more information on the event’s charitable organizations:

Lambda Legal – Lambda Legal has been making the case for equality on behalf of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV across the nation for 40 years. Our impact strategy combines groundbreaking work in the courts with innovative education and policy advocacy to change the hearts and minds of the public — and to teach people how to make sure that LGBT civil rights are respected. Through our offices in New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas and Los Angeles, we average over 60 cases at any given time, tackling a range of issues including marriage, relationships and parenting; employment; HIV; health care; transgender rights; youth issues; and the battle for fair courts. Lambda Legal’s mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy advocacy and our work is an integral part of the continuing struggle for civil rights in America. For more information, please visit

GBK, formerly GBK Productions, is a luxury lifestyle gifting and special events company, specializing in entertainment marketing integration. Formed in 2000 by Gavin Keilly, the company’s Founder and CEO, GBK consists of five divisions: GBK Celebrity Gifting, GBK Special Events, GBK Weddings, GBK Charitable Consulting and GBK Marketing/Public Relations. Widely known in the entertainment industry for bringing that little extra something into the Gifting Lounge environment, GBK offers its clients a full range of marketing services. For more information on Gavin B. Keilly (CEO), Carla Domen (VP) or GBK,, please go to: