DPA CEO Nathalie Dubois, who first launched her drive-up gifting event in celebration of the Golden Globes in February, was back again during Oscar week with a hybrid event featuring a “drive-up” option and an intimate “garden mini suite,” held at Luxe Sunset Blvd. Hotel.

Marlee Matlin

Dubois comments, ““The drive-up idea came as a natural, as I wanted everybody to stay safe, but still to have fun the week of the Golden Globes. It was a huge success. We decided to keep the same concept the week of the Oscars, and wanted to add a mini outside gift suite, in the garden of the Luxe Sunset Boulevard hotel.”

Porscha Coleman

Celebrities who attended included Oscar winners Will McCormack and Michael Govier (If Anything Happens I Love You) and Alice Dovart (Colette), Marlee Matlin (nominee, Feeling Through), Paul Raci (nominee, Sound of Metal), Eduardo Ponti, Porscha Coleman, Carolina Miranda (Who Killed Sara), Angela Bassett, Molly Burnett (Queen of the South), Adina Porter (American Horror Story), Chloe Coleman (Big Little Lies, Avatar 2), and many others.

Paul Raci

“The DPA pre-Oscars 2021” featured 33 brands from around the world that were gifted to celebrities, influencers and media attending the event. Brands included Nora’s Natural Coffee by wellness guru Nora Tobin, Tough As A Mother jewelry by Jennifer Cervantes, Fazup anti-radiation patch, Klipsta magnetic hat clips, State Of Being affirmation candles, and House of Donaldson luggage tags. Selected guests were gifted luxury trips to Le Taha’a by Pearl Resorts in French Polynesia and to Soori Bali Hotel in Bali. Beauty products were gifted by Henua Organics, Asea Renu28 Redox gel and Omorose Cosmetics. Bespoke fashion brand De Marquet worked with Dubois to create special evening bags for select nominees to wear on the red carpet.

Carolina Miranda

The event also spotlighted Pamela Bolado’s Women Who Do Wonders foundation and magazine and the charitable organization, The Burnt Children Relief Foundation.

(center l-r) Will McCormack & Michael Govier

Additional brands represented included Autumn Brands, Active Kids 2.0, Topo Chico, Maeva Wellness, K9s Only, Carvery Kitchen, CaMeals, Luxie Beauty, Buttery Popcorn, Claymonics, Nupeutics, HandiGuru, Luxe Hotels, My Bougie Bottle, Mude, Chipz Happen, Connect with Keao, Truth in Hand and Good Dee’s.

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Photos: Claire Painchaud for DPA GROUP/ Featured Photo: Angela Bassett with Nathalie Dubois

*This event is not affiliated with the OSCARS® or ABC.