The Artisan Group® to Showcase Star Worthy Collection of Handcrafted Luxury Goods at GBK’s Pre-Primetime Emmys Celebrity Gift Lounge

Platinum Sponsor The Artisan Group® (www.theartisangroup.org) will be present at GBK’s Pre-Primetime Emmys Celebrity Gift Lounge honoring the Nominees and Presenters of the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards, with a star worthy selection of luxury handcrafted goods prepared by its members especially for attending celebrities, VIPs and members of the press. The Gift Lounge takes place September 18-19, 2015 at an exclusive location in Beverly Hills, California.

The Artisan Group® (www.theartisangroup.org) is a premier entertainment marketing group dedicated to representing small business artisans at the best celebrity gift lounges and press events. The organization provides a collective sampling of handcrafted products to celebrities and members of the press at top luxury gift lounges such as those leading up to The Academy Awards, The Golden Globes, The MTV Movie Awards and The Primetime Emmys.

The Artisan Group’s swag bag this year is valued at over $1,300.00 and includes an assortment of artisan jewelry; bath and body products; hair accessories; candles; crocheted hats; clutches; Logodesigner stationery; nail polishes; pet products; fine art photography and other handcrafted items; and will also be gifting GBK’s 2015 charity beneficiaries, to be announced in the coming days.

Remarked The Artisan Group® founder Valerie Guerrero, “This is our fifth year sponsoring GBK’s Pre-Primetime Emmys Gift Lounge. We are offering our most varied selection of handcrafted products ever, with items that will appeal to both women and men, including some fabulous home décor items. Our members are wonderful ambassadors for the handcrafted movement. I could not be more proud.”

At GBK‘s 2014 Pre-Primetime Emmys event, members gifted cast members from “Orange is the New Black,” “Breaking Bad,” “Mad Men,” “How To Get Away With Murder,” “Fargo,” “True Blood,” “Ray Donovan,” “So You Think You Can Dance,” and “Dancing with the Stars,” among many others.

Participating members gifting the celebrities at GBK’s 2015 Pre-Primetime Emmys Celebrity Gift Lounge include: Marie Chang of August + White; Caitlin Reyna of Boy Cherie; Chelsea Bond of Chelsea Bond Jewelry; Debra Jeffries of Debra’s Divine Designs; Vanessa Painter of DesignMe Jewelry; Emily Scott of e. scott originals; Aileen Parks of Girl by Aileen; Bethany Schuelke of Hope Anchored Designs; Jessica Klaaren of Jessica Klaaren Jewelry; Kristen Jackson of Lit&Co. Candles; Joy Ekhator of Lovinah Natural & Organic Skincare; Mary Brooks of Mary Grace Jewellery; Stacey MacDonald of Pure! Lather Inc.; Starlene DeBord of Scarlett Sage; Susie Gainor of SmiLe Styles; Emma Mann of Soap Cauldron; Maren Misner of The Tin Owl; Catherine McDonald of wanderlustography; Judy Aussenhofer of AussenWolf Designs; Navine Acevedo of Brosily Bath and Body; Courtenay Madsen of Courtenay J Designs; Carleigh Pearce of Ellison’s Organics; Mila and Payton Bartos of FizzCandy Jewelry; Erica Taylor of Paper and Place; Deborah Gray-Wurz of Bead Indulgences; Erin Pelicano Cauble of Erin Pelicano, ltd; Gretchen Hind of Gretchen Hind Designs; Christi Meshell of House of Matriarch; Joanne McKillip of JJewelry – Jewelry by Joanne; Nichelle Shaw of Necessities by Nichelle; Caitlin Brotz of Olivu 426; Melissa J. Robinson of Raven Boutique; Leslie D. Tucker of Surprise Designs and Brian Tacang of The Glossatteer.

The Artisan Group’s official 2015 Pre-Primetime Emmys Event Guide detailing all participating members is available to view online at Joomag. See photos of gifted items on Pinterest. To learn more about The Artisan Group’s support of the handcrafted movement, its membership and its charitable contributions, read TAGazine | Vol. 6.

GBK and Pilot Pen Kicked Off Golden Globes Weekend With A Glamorous Luxury Gift Lounge– The GBK/Pilot Pen Luxury Gift Lounge Presented by airweave

EVENT HONORED THE 2014 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS NOMINEES & PRESENTERS – JANUARY 10TH AND 11TH – BEVERLY HILLS

GBK, the luxury lifestyle gift lounge and special events company, and Pilot Pen hosted a stunning pool-side celebration honoring the Nominees and Presenters of one of Hollywood’s most glamorous award shows – The 2014 Golden Globe Awards. The event took place on the rooftop of the L’Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills, a true first-class celebrity destination. Guests were pampered with gifts from participating lifestyle sponsors and enjoyed music by celebrity DJ, DJ Don P, and food from the event’s many gourmet sponsors.

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Fred Willard

Among the luxury and must-have lifestyle brands including gifts from Title Sponsor, Pilot Pen. Pilot Pen offers superlative writing instruments renowned for quality, performance, cutting-edge technology and consumer satisfaction. Award Nominees and Presenters received an assortment of their fine writing instruments including the Black Matte Vanishing Point, the Pilot MR Metropolitan Collection Silver Ballpoint Pen, and the FriXion Clicker Erasable Gel Ink 8 Pack Pouch.

Other great gifts include some unique luxury items like premium bedding toppers from Presenting Sponsor, airweave. airweave is the number one super-premium bedding topper in Japan and is celebrating its launch in the United States in January of 2014. Lavish destinations have become a signature GBK Lounge gift, and this year the celebrities received certificates from some of the most luxurious destinations like The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, gifting a destination package to include 3 nights in a Deluxe Overwater Villa, daily breakfast and 20% discount to Miri Miri Spa by Clarins and Caribbean Living Magazine / Hard Rock Hotels, International, who gifted an all-inclusive trip to the Hard Rock Hotel Punta Cana. Continue reading

GBK AND PILOT PEN PRESENT A LUXURY GIFT LOUNGE HONORING THE NOMINEES & PRESENTERS OF THE 2014 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS

January 10th and 11th – Beverly HillsThe Lounge will Showcase a Range of Luxury and Lifestyle Brands in Honor of the 2014 Golden Globe AwardsGBK, (gbkproductions.com), the luxury lifestyle gift lounge and special events company, will honor the 2014 Golden Globes® Awards Nominees and Presenters with their Annual Gift Lounge on January 10th and 11th from 11:00 am – 5:00pm in Beverly Hills. GBK, the recipient of multiple BizBash’s Award for “Best Gift Bag,” will offer its exclusive list of invited celebrities, VIPs, and Media an opportunity to view the luxurious environment with gifts, refreshments, and music.

Among the luxury and must-have lifestyle brands including gifts from Title Sponsor, Pilot Pen. Pilot Pen offers superlative writing instruments renowned for quality, performance, cutting-edge technology and consumer satisfaction. Guests will receive an assortment of their fine writing instruments including the Black Matte Vanishing Point, the Pilot MR Metropolitan Collection Silver Ballpoint Pen, and the FriXion Clicker Erasable Gel Ink 8 Pack Pouch.

Other great gifts include some unique luxury items like premium bedding toppers from Presenting Sponsor, airweave. airweave is the number one super-premium bedding topper in Japan and is celebrating its launch in the United States in January of 2014. Lavish destinations have become a signature GBK Lounge gift, and this year the celebrities will receive certificates from some of the most luxurious destinations like The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, gifting a destination package to include 3 nights in a Deluxe Overwater Villa, daily breakfast and 20% discount to Miri Miri Spa by Clarins and Caribbean Living Magazine / Hard Rock Hotels, International, who will be on site gifting an all-inclusive trip to the Hard Rock Hotel Punta Cana.

Beauty products that are both deluxe and functional will fill the lounge including gifts from Tweezerman, gifting their Purple Rein Petite Tweeze Set and Coil Spring Nipper for women, and Facial Hair Scissors and Black Slant Tweezer for men; Sleep-In Rollers, hair rollers that are designed to flatten like a sponge; Minerva Research Labs, gifting Pure GOLD COLLAGEN®, a new generation liquid food supplement, which contains a unique blend of hydrolysed collagen and active ingredients that are essential for the production of collagen and skin’s hydration; Embellash Eyelash Conditioner, Brow Braun Eyebrow Conditioner, and Hands-Free Skin Brightener from The Crave CollectionBurke Williams Spa, the original urban Day Spa, gifting their H2V exclusive skincare line; Regeneca WorldWide, a Global Health and Wellness innovator, gifting their RegeneBlend antioxidant beverage blend – built upon a combination of over 18 fruit and vegetable phytochemical extracts; Lipo Light South Bay, offering the latest in alternative Lipo LED Body Sculpting Fat Elimination Technology; and Barbar Hair Tools.

A true highlight of any GBK lounge is the incredibly diverse and trendy fashion and accessory products including Fiamma Jewelry, an exquisite collection of fashion and engagement jewelry with pink diamonds for women who have a love for all things that glitter and sparkle; Threaded Creations, a unique high-end children’s boutique, gifting accessory hairpieces, gift cards and pocket squares from the EF3 Designs accessory line;Luminita, gifting Leather / Beads Bracelet magnetic clasp which is a reinvention of the traditional clasp: two bracelets become a necklace, allowing you to create and express your personal style; Made By Survivors, an international nonprofit gifting silver and brass handmade jewelry made by survivors of human trafficking; The Artisan Group®, gifting the celebrities and members of the press a lovely collection of trendy jewelry, spa and bath products, fine art photography, and other handcrafted gifts; SPANX, the industry leader in shapewear, gifting each celebrity with both the Slim-Waist Trunk as well as the Spanx for Men Cotton Control Crew; Rolf Bleu TM by Caryn Sterling. From cross body ipad covers to jewelry and embroidered Beanies, Founder Caryn Sterling keeps her Rolf Bleu TM brand innovative and “on trend”; and Planet.ECO.

Gourmet sweets and treats will be sampled and gifted at the event from Kyra’s Bake Shop, an award-winning bakery that specializes in pastries that happen to be gluten-free; Yoplait Greek – New Yoplait Greek is a strained Greek yogurt packed with protein and deliciously blended with real fruit, natural colors, flavors and sweeteners; Bulgarini Gelato, sampling their delicious gelato and cremino bars as well as gifting a certificate for a private gelato and wine pairing party for 12 guests; Sabra, the leader in refrigerated dips and spreads, sampling their award winning hummus as well as Sabra’s salsa, dairy dips and guacamole; and SAAS Hot Sauce. SAAS Hot Sauce is a new savory, authentic, all-purpose, and spicy sauce that is getting rave reviews nation wide.

Technology and unique finds include FLUXMOB, a mobile technology company that produces innovative yet minimalistic products and is gifting their BOLT – the world’s smallest battery pack and wall charger combination; Sir Ike Audio, gifting luxury Bluetooth Audio headsets; BLOW HOOKAH, a revolutionary electronic hookah that allows the same enjoyment of traditional hookah without the smoke, tar, mess, charcoal, etc.; 100candles.com, gifting their new intelliFLAME, flameless candles available on 100Candles.com; and The Love Architects, gifting an autographed copy of “Real Love, Right Now” and 1 hour of Love Whispering.

Charity beneficiaries include: 

GUARDaHEART Foundation, a non-profit foundation dedicated to raising awareness of heart disease prevention by spreading the word to guard your heart and save your life. For more information, please visit www.guardaheart.org rg

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. Their 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. 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 their work is an integral part of the continuing struggle for civil rights in America. For more information, please visitwww.lambdalegal.org rg

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GBK’S LUXURY GIVING & STYLING SUITE ROCKS NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

Images by Phillip D. Johnso/Others provided by GBK

In honor of NEW YORK FASHION WEEK, GBK hosted a LUXURY GIFT AND STYLING LOUNGE on September 6th and 7th (2012) at the EMPIRE HOTEL steps away from the Fashion Week festivities at LINCOLN CENTER. Celebrity and VIP guests made time between shows to visit the GBK Lounge. Some of this year’s guests include: Sherri Shepherd (“The View”) Angela Simmons (“Pastry” Shoes / “Run’s House”), Katrina Bowden (“30 Rock”), Countess LuAnn de Lesseps (“The Real Housewives New York”), Mark Cuban and the cast of (“Shark Tank”), Gordana GelhausenMondo GuerraSeth Aaron, HendersonValerie Magen all from (“Project Runway”), Paul Sparks, HBO’s (“Boardwalk Empire”) Jennifer Ashton, ABC’s (“The Revolution”) Tamara Tunie, NBC’s( “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”) Olivia Culpo– Miss USA, Leila Lopes, Miss Universe, Jana Kramer CW’s (“One Tree Hill”), Nasim Pedrad (“Saturday Night Live”) and Fashion Designer Walter Baker who snuck over to the lounge for a little indulgence after his show.

GBK Fashion Week Lounge - Atmosphere Shot

GBK Fashion Week Lounge – Atmosphere Shot

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GBK Fashion Week Lounge – Baan Unruk

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