Wednesday, February 18, 2009

And The Winner IS........!!!! YOU?

GBK Gift Suite is INTRODUCING A NEW WAY TO GIVE: Attending Celebrities Will Also Have Amazing Opportunity to Gift Back Their GBK Gift Bag to The Charity of THEIR Choice. 20% of proceeds will be gifted Benefiting Charitable Organizations: Director Antoine Fuqua’s FUQUA FILMS PROGRAM; HOMELESS NOT TOOTHLESS; HOLLYWOOD DREAMZ and WORLDTEAM FOUNDATION
GBK , Gavin Keilly’s luxury lifestyle gift suites and special events company, will honor the 2009 Academy Award Nominees and Presenters with its 4th Annual GBK Academy Award Gift Suite - “Circus of The Senses” - on February 20 & 21, 2009 in Beverly Hills at the SLS Hotel on La Cienega Boulevard.
GBK, the recipient of BizBash’s 2006 Award for Emmy’s “Best Gift Bag,” will offer its exclusive list of invited celebrities, VIPs, and Media, including writers from OK! Magazine, an opportunity to experience ‘A Circus of The Senses’ as they touch, feel, see, smell and taste their way through this Academy Awards Themed Gift Suite.

With help from Freshwata (a boutique design company), each gift room will represent a 2009 Academy Awards Nominated Best Film: “Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “Frost/Nixon,” “Milk,” “Slumdog Millionaire,” “The Reader,” and the décor, drink and surprise elements in each space will be specifically tailored towards each film. Also provided: hors d’oeuvres and sweets from famed chef José Andrés, including homemade Bon-Bon’s topped with “Oscar” Gold Dust.
In addition, all the goods and services gifted in this year’s suite will also bring in the 5 Senses in one form or another. With a trendsetting array of products, services and health & beauty treatments, Nominees and Presenters will to walk away with more than $35,000 in gifted luxury.
And a little something from Nourot Glass Studio of Benicia, California: a wonderful small vase in the “Scarlet Nova” or “Red Satin” pattern. On Hand will be Ann Corcoran Nourot and Rachel Tucker of the famed Nourot Studio of blown glass. Known for excellence and imagination in one of a kind art glass works since 1974. The Nourot artisans have been glass makers to the Pope and US President as well as major corporations, and the USAF and US Navy. Their new area of expertise is lighting and awards.
GBK Oscar Gift Suite Academy Awards Nominees & Presenters will receive goods & services totaling as much as $35,000.
Slated to attend are Kate Hudson and Dev Patel among others.

INDULGENT ESCAPES, Spa Packages, and Plastic surgery as well as crystal andsports club memberships will be in the Oscar Gift bags.
The SLS Hotel, not to be outdone by the other gifters will offer a “GOLDEN” TREATMENT”, as a treat the 2009 Oscar Nominees and Presenters: A one-night stay at the Philippe Stark-designed SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills, dinner for two at The Bazaar by José Andrés, and any spa treatment of choice at the newly launched Ciel Spa at SLS. ($1,000 Value);

And, lastly, to honor its continued commitment to charitable giving, GBK will donate 20% of its proceeds from this year’s Oscar suite in the name of all celebrities in attendance to these specially chosen charities: FUQUA FILMS PROGRAM, Noted Film Director Antoine Fuqua (The Shooter, Training Day, King Arthur and this year’s big hit at Sundance Brooklyn’s Finest.
Other charites benefiting will be , HOMELESS NOT TOOTHLESS, an organization dedicated to providing dental care to the homeless; HOLLYWOOD DREAMZ, a charity dedicated to improving children’s lives by providing crucial support for children’s education, arts, and character development programs in the greater Los Angeles area, and WORLDTEAM FOUNDATION committed to the education and prevention of human trafficking.

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

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