GBK puts on another amazing Gifting Suite for the Emmys- September 2013


GBK put on another fantastic gifting suite for the Emmy’s 2013 with many great and new sponsors to showcase their products.  Some highlights included Ike’s Love and Sandwiches, which are very popular on the East Coast but now they are moving out west.  They are opening a spot in the westwood area very soon that should be very  popular.  Oasis Mediterranean Cuisine offered some incredible tasting hummus, which contains less fat and calories than all their competitors. More info and all their products at 

If you wanted to indulge yourself, and why not, there were some delicious dessert sponsors such as Blondie’s Cookies, Cocopotamus Chocolate and our favorite Cookie Daddy.  We found Cookie Daddy at past GBK gifting suites and have ordered from them online- Trust me, you will not be disappointed. 


After all of that, the best sponsor to check out is Dr. Charles Livingston and his weight-loss meal plans. He was very informative and engaging and I highly recommend to check out the 5 minute video on his website. The St. Regis Hotels and Resorts were at GBK representing Aspen and Bora Bora were showcasing their destinations which may have been at the top of the sponsor list for attendees.   


There were some incredible charities involved and the list is also below with their websites.  Another job well done by GBK and their crew for organizing the awesome gifting suite. Keep an eye our for the future GBK events with our publication.

You can see the list of celebs that attended below with a link to many photos.



AJ Buckley

CBS’ “CSI: NY” (Adam Ross)


Alfre Woodard

BBC America’s “Copper” (Hattie)
HBO’s “True Blood” (Ruby Jean Reynolds)


Andrea Bowen

“G.B.F.” (‘Shley)
ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” (Julie Mayer)


Annie Ilonzeh

Lifetime’s “Drop Dead Diva” (Nicole Hamill)
CW’s “Arrow” (Joanna De La Vega)
“Switched at Birth” (Lana Bracelet


Austin Basis

CW’s “Beauty and the Beast” (J.T. Forbes


Barry Bostwick

“Finding Joy” (Alan),
“Teen Beach Movie” (Big Poppa)


Beth Grant

FOX’s “The Mindy Project” (Beverly)


Brian McKnight

Recording Artist


Brian White

CW’s “Beauty and the Beast” (Joe Bishop)


Brianna Brown

ABC’s “Devious maids” (Taylor Stappord)
HBO’s “True Blood” (Leda)
ABC’s “General Hospital” (Lisa Niles)


Brooke D’Orsay

USA Network’s “Royal Pains” (Paige Collins)
CBS’s “Two and a Half Men” (Robin)


Buddy Valastro

“Cake Boss”


Camille Grammer

Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”


Chris Noth

CBS’ “The Good Wife” (Peter Florrick) (Show Nominated for Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series)


Chuy Bravo

E!’s “Chelsea Lately”


Dania Ramirez

ABC’s “Devious Maids” (Rosie Falta)
“Premium Rush” (Vanessa)


Dennis Quaid

CBS’ “Vegas” (Sheriff Ralph Lamb)


Dot Marie Jones

FOX’s “Glee” (Shannon Beiste) (Nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress In a Comedy)


Ed O’Neill

ABC’s “Modern Family” (Jay Pritchett)
(Nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series)
(Show Nominated for Outstanding Comedy)


Eden Sher

ABC’s “The Middle” (Sue Heck)


Elisabeth Harnois

CBS’ “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (Morgan Brody)


Erin Cummings

Starz’s “Spartacus: War of the Demand” (Sura)
“The Iceman” (Ellen)


Gleb Savchenko

ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars”
(Show Nominated for Outstanding Reality Show Competition)


Harry Hamlin

AMC’s “Mad Men” (Jim Cutler)
(Nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series)
(Show Nominated for Outstanding Drama Series)


Hayley Orrantia

“The Goldbergs”


Jackson Pace

Showtime’s, “Homeland” (Chris Brody) (Show Nominated for Outstanding Drama Series)


Jason Isaacs

BBC’s “Case Histories” (Jackson Brodie)
NBC’s “Awake” (Michael Britten)


Jason Jones

“The Daily Show”


Jason London

“Roswell FM” (Kurt Buzlerd)


Jayson Blair

NBC’s “The New Normal” (Clay Clemmons)
MTV’s “Hard Times of RJ Berger” (Max Owens


Jeffrey Klarik & David Crane

Producers and Writers of Showtime’s “Episodes” (Nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series)


Jim O’Heir

NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” (Jerry Gergich)


Joe Morton

ABC’s “Scandal” (Rowan Pope)


Joelle Carter

FX’s “Justified” (Ava Crowder)


John Benjamin Hickey

Showtime’s “The Big C Hereafter” (Sean Tolkey)


Jose Pablo Cantillo

AMC’s “Walking Dead” (Caesar Martinez)


Joyce Giraud

NBC’s “Siberia” (Carolina/ Joyce), Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”


Karina Smirnoff

ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars”
(Show Nominated for Outstanding Reality Show Competition)


Kearran Giovanni

TNT’s “Major Crimes” (Amy Sykes)
ABC’s “One Life to Live” (Vivian Wright)


Kyle Schmid

BBC America’s “Copper” SyFy’s ” Being Human”


Lennie James

AMC’s “Low Winter Sun” (Joe Geddes)


Lesley Nicol

PBS’ “Downton Abbey” (Mrs. Patmore) (Show Nominated for Outstanding Drama Series)
SHOW- 2013 CREATIVE ARTS EMMY AWARD WINNER: Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score)


Linda Cardellini

AMC’s “Mad Men” (Sylvia Rosen) (Nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series)
(Show Nominated for Outstanding Drama Series)


Lori Greiner

ABC’s “Shark Tank”
(Show Nominated for Outstanding Reality Program)


Mary Murphy

FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance” (Judge) (Show Nominated for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program)


Matt LeBlanc

Showtime’s “Episodes”
NBC’s “Friends” (Joey Tribbiani)


Matt Walsh

HBO’s “Veep” (Mike McLintock)
(Show Nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series)
“Ted” (Thomas)


Matthew Moy

CBS’ “2 Broke Girls” (Han Lee)


Max Burkholder

NBC’s “Parenthood” (Max Braverman)
“The Purge” (Charlie Sandin)


Meghan Ory

ABC’s “Once Upon A Time” (Ruby/ Red Riding Hood)


Michael Paul Chan

TNT’s “Major Crimes” (Lt. Mike Tao), TNT’s “ The Closer”


Neal McDonough

“Red 2”, (Jack Horton)
“The Philly Kid”, (LA Jim)
ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” (Dave Williams)


Neil Patrick Harris



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GBK Blends Gifting with Charitable Giving at Their Annual Luxury Gift Lounge Honoring the Nominees and Presenters of the 2013 Emmy® Awards

September 20th and 21st – W Hollywood Hotel


GBK’s lounge was attended by celebrities from over 10 nominated shows including Host of the Primetime Emmy® Awards, Neil Patrick Harris, and Nominees Ed O’Neill (“Modern Family”), Harry Hamlin (“Mad Men”), Linda Cardellini (“Mad Men”), Tony Hale (“Veep”), Travis Wall “So You Think You Can Dance”, Chris Noth (“The Good Wife”), Lesley Nicol (“Downton Abbey”), Gleb Savchenko (“Dancing With The Stars”), Jackson Pace (“Homeland”), Karina Smirnoff (“Dancing With The Stars”), Lori Greiner (“Shark Tank”), Mary Murphy “So You Think You Can Dance”, Matt Walsh (“Veep”), Reid Scott (“Veep”), RJ Mitte (“Breaking Bad”), Sufe Bradshaw (“Veep”), Timothy Simons (“Veep”). Other fantastic guests attended, including Alfre Woodard (“Copper”), Matt LeBlanc “Episodes”, Dennis Quaid (“Vegas”), Jason Isaacs (“Case Histories”), Joe Morton (“Scandal”), Regina King (“Southland”), Rumer Willis (“Return to Sender”), Camille Grammer (“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”), Dania Ramirez (“Devious Maids”), John Benjamin Hickey (“The Big C Hereafter”), Jose Pablo Cantillo (“Walking Dead”), Meghan Ory (“Once Upon A Time”), AJ Buckley (“CSI: NY”), Nico Tortorella (“The Following”), Steven Bauer (“Ray Donavan”), Terry O’Quinn (“Falling Skies”), Willie Garson (“White Collar”), Yvette Nicole Brown (“Community”), and many more!


Los Angeles (September 22, 2013) – GBK, the luxury lifestyle gift lounge and special events company, honored the 2013 Emmy Award Nominees and Presenters at their annual Gift Lounge which featured a range of great gifts and brands including some great charities: The Creative Coalition, Lambda Legal, GUARDaHEART Foundation and spcaLA. With combined efforts from GBK and the event’s Presenting Sponsor, NEW Tidy Cats® LightWeight 24/7 Performance®, a total of $49,000 was raised for charity.


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A highlight of the lounge was watching the celebrities participate in the red carpet “toss” hosted by NEW Tidy Cats® LightWeight 24/7 Performance®. For each celebrity that “tossed” the Tidy Cats LightWeight 24/7 Performance litter, money was raised to support spcaLA with a total donation reaching $10,000. Tidy Cats® LightWeight 24/7 Performance®is a revolutionary new product that solves a pet peeve cat owners have been dealing with for a long time… heavy cat litter. This new product offers the strength and performance you expect from traditional scooping cat litter, but at half the weight; making it easy to carry, pour and store as each jug is at least 50 percent lighter than traditional scooping litters


Some of the luxury gifts included jewelry from Helzberg Diamonds who was onsite gifting their exclusive INFINITY X INFINITY jewelry collection inspired by ABC Television’s primetime hit series “Revenge”; flat irons from Barbar Hair Tools; multifunctional scarves from HEADWARE; nail design from imPRESS Press On Manicure by Broadway Nails; stone and pearl jewelry from Sb Collections; a selection of handcrafted gifts from THE ARTISAN GROUP®; gift certificates for infrared sauna sessions from THE SWEAT SHOP LA; luxurious shapewear by TC Intimates; gift cards and hair extensions from Pelo Hair, Los Angeles; premium positioning on and 10 years .ECO trademark artist name licensing from Planet.ECO; online subscriptions for mail-order goody bags for dogs from BarkBox; designer carmel apples from; lifetime memberships to daily meal plan and exercise program from No Think Diet; custom hats from Gratitude Couture; and t-shirts from ChildSupport, a cause-driven company all about style with a purpose striving to make a difference in the lives of children living in desperate situations.


Always a great addition to any luxury lounge, the event featured many great destinations including The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, offering Deluxe Overwater Villas with breakfast and discounts at the Miri Miri Spa by Clarins; The St. Regis Aspen Resort, featuring luxury accommodations and complimentary lift ticket; and Palace Resorts and Caribbean Living, gifting an all-inclusive resort stay at Grand Moon Palace at Palace Resorts.


Known for the most delectable and premium selection of edible sweets and treats, GBK featured a range of gourmet sponsors including Sequin Wines; Prima Dolce Company – Bella’s Fruit Compotes; Ike’s Love & Sandwiches LLC; Blondie’s Cookies; Cocopotamus Chocolate; Oasis Mediterranean Cuisine; Lovely Candy Co.; Cookie Daddy; and Total Wine & More and Truett Hurst, America’s largest independent retailer of fine wine, spirits, and beer, on site gifting Square, their sustainably farmed fine wine that doesn’t cut corners.


To top off the event, Action Flipbooks was on site helping guests to create their own custom animated video flipbooks to take home. It was truly a fun-filled day of gifting, celebrating and fundraising.


For more information on the event’s charitable organizations:


spcaLA –

Lambda Legal

The Creative


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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