In celebration of awards season, POOPH’s Critics’ Choice Luxury Lounge, presented by LA Smiles Dentistry and GBK Brand Bar, hosted the best and brightest in film and television, including nominees, winners, and presenters of the Oscars, Critics’ Choice, Golden Globe, and Emmy® Awards this past weekend at the famous rose garden rooftop of the iconic Beverly Wilshire Hotel.
This year’s lounge included over $50,000 in the hottest gifts, trips, and luxury items. Some of the attending guests included Oscar winners Angela Bassett and Mira Sorvino, as well as Emmy and Critics’ Choice winners, nominees, and presenters, including Brian Cox (Succession), Chris MacDonald, Karen Pittman and Shari Belafonte (The Morning Show), Scott Evans (Barbie), Liza Colon Zayas (The Bear), Akbar Gbajabiamila, Bridget Everett, Carl Anthony Payne, and other nominated shows including cast members nominated series Jury Duty, Ted Lasso; William Stanford Davis and Chris Perfetti from Abbott Elementary, Josh Whitehouse and Ayesha Harris from Daisy Jones & The Six; Kirk Fox (Jury Duty); as well as Hector Elizondo (remember him from Pretty Woman filmed at the same hotel?) and Jason Grey-Stanford from Monk’s Last Case.
The scene was buzzing with celebrities catching up with friends, cuddling puppies, and enjoying music from DJ Adam of ADM Entertainment. Each was honored with items from POOPH, the #1 best-selling pet odor eliminator on the market that is safe, non-toxic, fragrance-free and works instantly. Pooph also donated a year supply in the name of each celebrity to the pet shelter of his or her choice. Each guest also received customized treatment plans by Dr. Shawn Davaie of LA Smile Specialists, a premium dental office in Beverly Hills that understands the importance of healthy and attractive smiles.
Guests enjoyed being honored by Michael Todd Beauty‘s award-winning organically based skin care products and at-home beauty devices that ‘bring the spa home’ by Spa Sciences. Care A2+, an Australian wellness company providing baby formula to nourish children naturally with proven results, showcased its product to guests and allowed them to make a donation of product to a woman in need.
Other brands being gifted included: El Cristiano‘s ultra-premium tequila, Fog Crest Vineyard, the only black-female owned vineyard in Sonoma, sandwiches by Ike’s Love and Sandwiches, vegan candles and body butter by Milena Los Angeles, luxury athleisure wear by Rear Ended “Frame the Booty”, fantastic products that support the body’s natural detoxification by Roots Brands, as well as Shikohin’s Japanese longevity skincare line for men. Guests were excited to receive Emeril Everyday products by Emeril Lagasse and items from the fun doggy lifestyle brand, Glow Pups. Action Takers Publishing provided ghostwriting and publishing services giving top talent the opportunity to the write their own book. Other items included Rest Duvet’s Evercool Cooling Comforters, Price.com gift cards, a hotel stay by La Casa del Camino Hotel in Laguna Beach, along with globally recognized travel essentials by Lo & Sons.
As part of his commitment to giving back, Gavin Keilly, CEO of GBK Brand Bar partnered with animal rescue organizations, including, Angel City Pit Bulls, and Paws for Life K9 Rescue. The Collective Identity Mentoring, a grassroots mentoring program for black girls and gender-expansive youth, partnered as well. Since 2002, Keilly has secured over $10 million to over 50 charities.
Images Courtesy of GBK Brand Bar. Featured Image: Karen Pittman, @bellamarieadams