On February 7 and 8th, Nathalie Dubois-Sissoko’s DPA Group hosted its annual pre-Oscars luxury gifting lounge in the Brentwood Suites of Luxe Sunset Boulevard hotel, celebrating awards season and presenting celebrity guests and media with latest luxury brand discoveries from around the globe.
Actors, directors, screenwriters and producers from some of the year’s nominated films, including Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, Bombshell, The Irishman, Les Misérables, Nefta Football Club, For Sama, Hair Love, Klaus and JoJo Rabbit, and others, stopped by over the two days.
Wellness and beauty products and services were gifted once again by Glendale’s HAAS Wellness Center, which presented guests with VIP certificates for its elaborate menu of leading edge facial, body sculpting or laser treatments.
Other skincare highlights included Shalia Botanicals that gifted is Blessed Total Wellness Kit, featuring four CBD-based wellness products, and The A Method, a medical grade line by Tina Alster, M.D. presented its collagen boost peptide eye cream and a TCA retexturizing cream.
Sparti Scents offered a sneak peek at a new application method for fragrances and also gifted the brand’s previous innovation Linger, while Honey Hive Soaps unveiled its new line of all natural, tinted lip balms.
In the fashion and accessories category, Switzerland’s Demarquet returned to the suite with its “Night and Day” clutches, perfect for the red carpet. Fallen Stars presented necklaces featuring beautiful, natural Herkimer diamonds from its mine on the East Coast, while Madame Nadine showcased a new handmade collection of jewelry featuring long lace earrings with crystals.
Fashion forward from Finland, Deafmetal® showcased its award-winning jewelry innovation created specifically for hearing aid users. Designed by Jenni Ahtiainen, Deafmetal transforms hearing aids into personalized, rock & roll inspired jewelry. TomBoyX was also in the house, gifting its latest collection of underwear and bras.
Travel was also on the agenda with trips presented to select guests to Relais and Chateaux’s Le Taha’a Island Resort and Spa and Soori Bali.
Charitable organizations spotlighted this year included Kids in the Spotlight and Sierra Club. Also represented were brands Carvery Kitchen, Chipz Happen, Connect with Keao, Dreamy Creations, Fazup anti-radiation patches, Krama Heritage, The Lab Room, Maine Island Soap, Nutrivsta coconut water. Pathwater, Social Sparkling Wine, Synergy, Topo Chico, Truth In Hand and Twinkle Brown Sugar.