As the Golden Globe Awards unveiled their winners on Sunday, the days leading up to the event also involved plenty of celebrations for nominees. Besides private studio gatherings and dinners, there were gifting suites that offered talent the best in beauty, electronics, fashion, food and more.
The Secret Room Events and Gavin Keilly's GBK have become awards season staples, and for these Golden Globes, they were no exception. Kicking off the first gifting lounges of the year, these two pulled out all the stops for the industry's film and television players.
Secret Room Events presents the 2014 Golden Globe & PETA Style Lounge at the SLS Hotel in Los Angeles:
Animal rights organization PETA had its own pet lounge within the lounge featuring memory foam dog beds from Vivon, dog leashes from Sealy and treat-filled wobble ball toys from P.L.A.Y.
Organic Oscar gave out dog shampoo and tubs of pet wipes in bathtub shaped containers. I (Heart) Pet Head had its line of beauty products including strawberry lemonade dry shampoo and doggie nail polish.
Celebs posed for PETA's instagram and got to pick out colorful shirts with slogans like "Mutts Rule. Always Adopt. Never Buy" and "Adopt. Don't Buy. Breeders Kill Shelter Dogs Chances."
Author Mari Campbell handed out her books from her Maggie Moose Tracks series following the fictional adventures of her real life English Springer Spaniel. Plushies of Maggie were also included.
Inside, beauty products include Life Cell, South Beach Skincare as well as Joey New York, which handed out their V.I.P (Very Important Protection) sunscreen line and their Quick Results skincare line. Mineral-based make-up line Cate McNabb Cosmetics will debut in February, but visitors to the suite got to take plenty of it home in make-up cases and portable organizers.
Kids weren't left out either. Glop & Glam, which makes organic hair products for kids gave out gift bags with nine products including like Blueberry Blast Clarifying Shampoo, Cake Batter Conditioner, Creamsicle Mist Leave-in Detangler and Chocolate Controller Styling Paste.
Those who love to cook were in for a special treat as Switzerland-made cookware company Swiss Diamond handed out frying pans with nonstick coating made out of genuine non-conflict diamond crystals. Also on the international gifting from, Australian jewelry designer Hannah Vasicek gifted from her Francesca sterling silver collection.
Attendees who still needed to figure out their Golden Globe attire could peruse gowns by Hayari Couture and Diamond Jewelry and watches by Craig Shelly. Those planning ahead there was also, Le Jolie, a website slated to launch in February which allows users to shop luxury brands for everything from sunglasses to handbags.
Guests left with goodie bags filled to the brim with products including a carry-on spinner trolley from Delsey, a Paris-based luggage manufacturer. There were stainless steel bowls from Mary Jurek Design Inc., padded, aerodynamic fitted socks by Experia, kids swimming goggles by Froggles. Also compostable Easter Eggs (for those yearly kiddie egg hunts) made from 1000% plant starch.
GBK and Pilot Pens Present a Luxury Gift Lounge Honoring the Nominees and Presents of the 2014 Golden Globe Awards at the L'Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills.
The event's title sponsor handed out a variety of writing instruments including fountain pens, ballpoint pens and even erasable ink pens! Meanwhile, Airweave, the number one bedding topper from Japan launched its brand in the U.S. this month and gifted guests with portable air pads.
On the beauty front, Burke Williams Day Spa was on hand to offer massages while guests took home skincare and make-up products from its H2V line as well as a three-day spa pass to its facilities. Other products included Gold Collagen, a liquid supplement with a blend of hydrolyzed collagen from Minerva Research Labs and Sleep-in Rollers - hair rollers that flatten like a sponge so you can get a good night's sleep and wake up with ready-to-go hair.
Accessories included Luminata Jewelry's clasp bracelets that can convert to necklaces and Coordinates Collection bracelets with custom engraved longitude and latitudes of a location that holds a special memory for the wearer. There were also slouch beanies & purse shaped Iphone and Ipad covers from Rolf Bleu and blue-tooth headphones by Sir Ike Audio.
Electronic hookah maker Blow Hookah gifted the Gold Blow One, a special edition Golden Globe portable mini hookahs along with flavored e-liquid that's not only nicotine free, but has added vitamin C, B12 and Echinacea. The company also handed out the disposable Blow Stix, a 600-puff hookah stick with such flavors as pink lemonade and double apple.
Bulgarini gelato had numerous sample flavors of gelato paired with a liquor to bring out the frozen treat's flavor. Guests received a gift certificate for various products as well as a private gelato and wine pairing party for 12 guests. SAAS hot sauce gave out their original and onion & garlic flavors and had guests sample both paired with fruits and vegetables. V Wine Room in West Hollywood, CA., gifted wine club memberships for guests to stop by its tasting room for samplings among other perks.
The Artisan Group gifted an array of items from its handcrafted collective including photographic artwork from Loud Waterfall Photography, dry oil spray from La Maison Du Papillon, pet accessories from Bow Wow Couture, glow-in-the-dark nail polish from My Ten Friends and mineral make-up by Simplicity Cosmetics.