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GBK Emmy Celebration

October 4th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Photo by GBK of Neil Patrick Harris, host of the Emmy Awards

Neil Patrick Harris, host of the Emmy Awards Photo: GBK

GBK Kicks off Emmy Weekend in Winning Style By Elva Zevallos HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Today) 10/2/13-   was more than pleased to showcase the Infinity X Infinity line at GBK, “They just seem like really great partners,” says Helzberg Diamonds rep Allie Wilmes. “Obviously all the celebrities love GBK. It’s know for bringing in great celebrities”. GBK Emmy Luxury Lounge was held September 20th and 21st at the W Hotel in Hollywood. GBKs combines philanthropy and luxury gifting  during award season. This year’s sponsors have been a steady presence at GBK. This is Helzberg Diamonds first luxury lounge with GBK. Helzberg Diamonds featured their Revenge inspired Infinity X Infinity line of jewelry and gifted celebrities at the lounge. The designs in this collection are a sterling silver pendant, a diamond pendant, diamond earrings, and a special sideways pendant consisting of 20 diamonds.
Tony Hale, winner for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy for "Veep" (Photo: GBK)

Tony Hale, days before he won Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy for Veep
Photo: GBK

Always a welcome presence at GBK, the Artisan Group returned to impress guests with their beautiful collection of jewelry, stationary and other handmade treasures. Founder Valerie Guerrero explained the selection process for admission into the Artisan Group. “It’s a jury organization. I’m pretty tough about who I let in because when we come to these events, I want to make sure that the celebrities are getting the best of the best. I look at websites. I look at online presence, photography, how unique the product is, and the branding. Everything has to be really top notch. I probably get about 50 applications a week and I think I let in about 20%.” With such a selection process is it any wonder that the Artisan Group always proves to be one of the highlights at any gifting event?    
 Harry Hamlin, nominee for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama for "Mad Men". (Photo: GBK)

Harry Hamlin, nominee for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama for Mad Men.
Photo: GBK

From the MetalMorphis, "Cover Me in Roses" collection, silver and garnet earrings. (Photo:  MetalMorphis)

From the MetalMorphis, C” collection, silver and garnet earrings.
Photo: MetalMorphis

 
Lightly hammered silver open leaf earrings accented with faceted champagne citrine by Andrea Wysocki Handcrafted Jewelry (Photo: Andrea Wysocki)

Lightly hammered silver open leaf earrings accented with faceted champagne citrine by Andrea Wysocki Handcrafted Jewelry
Photo: Andrea Wysocki

                MetalMorphis and Andrea Wysocki  were among the the artisans who gifted beautiful selections from their jewelry lines. imPRESS Press on Manicure by Broadway Nails was on hand to introduce their newest product, Kiss Ever EZ Lashes, and showcase their vast array of nail designs. Patterns ranged from the ultra glam to the more conservative French manicure.
Karina Smirnoff from "Dancing With the Stars" Outstanding Reality Competition Program nominee  (Photo: GBK)

Karina Smirnoff from Dancing With the Stars Outstanding Reality Competition Program nominee
Photo: GBK

Celebrities received both courtesy of some very exclusive sponsors who gifted dream getaways. The St. Regis Aspen Resort gifted four and two-night stays with lift tickets. The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort gifted a four night stay in a Deluxe Overwater Villa. This vacation package included a daily breakfast for two and complimentary boat transfers. Palace Resorts and Caribbean Living gifted an all inclusive four night stay ath the Grand Moon Palace at Palace Resorts.          
Linda Cardellini nominee for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for "Mad Men". (Photo: GBK)

Linda Cardellini nominee for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for Mad Men.
Photo: GBK

Other gift sponsors: Barbar Hair Tools, gifting their BARBAR 2600 Titanium Flat Iron, Action Flipbooks, Bark Box, gifting their online subscription service for dog owners, Child Support Clothing, gifting t-shirts benefitting children’s causes, TC Intimates, offering guests elegant and functional shapewear, Pelo Hair Los Angeles, gifting Pelo Vibrant Hair Extensions and SB Collections, gifting from their line of jewelry. Philanthropy has always been a huge part of GBK events and the charities in attendance were all for noteworthy causes. The spcaLA had the full support of none other than GBK’s Presenting Sponsor behind them.  NEW Tidy Cats Lightweight 24/7 Performance was on hand to give the stars the chance to support this charity which fights for animal rights through education and law enforcement.  For each celebrity who stopped by the Tidy Cats display and participated in their red carpet “toss”,  Tidy Cats donated $100 this wonderful organization.  I am happy to report that due to the goodwill not to mention the great shape of the celebrities in attendance,  the maximum contribution of $10,000 was raised. Lambda Legal was founded in 1973.  It’s mission statement is to “achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation and policy work.”  How can equality not be a worthwhile cause?
Chris Noth from "The Good Wife" (Photo:  GBK)

Chris Noth from The Good Wife
Photo: GBK

The Creative Coalition is a non-profit Arts Advocacy Organization.  This foundation was formed to bring artists and entertainers together to address universal social issues as well as  issues affecting those specifically in the entertainment community.  Members of the Creative Coalition were on hand to take photographs for the upcoming book,  Live Life to Discover Arts.          
Alfre Woodard, nominee for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie for "Steel Magnolias"

Alfre Woodard, nominee for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie for Steel   Magnolias      Photo: GBK

                   
Matt LeBlanc, nominee for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for Episodes Photo: GBK

Matt LeBlanc, nominee for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for Episodes
Photo: GBK

The GUARDaHEART Foundation works to raise awareness about heart disease and was offering complimentary cardiac risk blood tests to all invited guests. The refreshment sponsors were a huge hit with attendess and included: Total Wine and More, and Truett Hurst, Sequin Wines, Prima Dolce Company-Belle’s Fruit Compotes, Cocopotamus Chocolate, Oasis Mediterranean Cuisine, Lovely Candy Company, Cookie Daddy, apple-revolution.com, Ike’s Love & Sandwiches, and Blondie’s Cookies. Guests in attendance included :  Host of the Primetime Emmy Awards Neil Patrick Harris, Harry Hamlin (Mad Men), Ed O’Neill (Modern Family), Linda Cardellini (Mad Men), Tony Hale (Veep), Chris Noth (The Good Wife), Karina Smirnof  (Dancing With The Stars), RJ Mitte (Breaking Bad), Alfre Woodard (Steel Magnolis), Mat LeBlanc (Episodes), Dennis Quaid (Vegas), Jason Isaacs (Case Histories), Joe Morton (Scandal), Regina King (Southland), Rumer Willis (Return to Sender), Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time), Steven Bauer (Ray Donavan), Terry O’Quin (Falling Skies) and many other celebrities.
Gavin B. Keilly, founder and CEO of GBK  (Photo:  Adrian Garcia)

Founder and CEO of GBK Gavin B. Keilly
Photo: Adrian Garcia

About GBK:  GBK was created in 2000 by Gavin Keilly.  A premier luxury lifestyle gifting and special events company focusing on entertainment marketing integration, GBK consists of five divisions:  GBK Celebrity Gifting, GBK Special Events, GBK Weddings, GBK Charitable Consulting and GBK Marketing Public Relations.  For more information about GBK please visit their website.

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Kim Jakum // Oct 4, 2013 at 8:41 am

    Awesome article covering the GBK’s Emmy’s Gift Lounge! Thank you for the shout out to The Artisan Group and my Silver and Garnet Scarlet Rose Earrings!

  • 2 CHERYL HURT // Oct 8, 2013 at 11:43 am

    incredible amount of talent and artistic abilities, everything Kim has made has been truly wonderful and beautiful, can’t wait to see what she comes up with next, been trying to keep up with all her designs on her website,I have encouraged all my friends and co-workers to check out her craftsmanship, Good luck to you Kim – keep up the amazing work ;0)

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