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2015 Golden Globe Gifting Suites Uncover New Treasures

Secret Room Events Golden Globe 2015gift bagCelebrity gifting suites are some of the highlights and perks during award season each year, and the 2015 Golden Globe gifting suites did not disappoint. Celebrities and media were treated to a treasure chest of new products in the categories of food and beverage, jewelry, fashion, health, beauty and art, plus much more!

First stop was the annual Secret Room Events Style Lounge, held at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, this year benefitting Farm Sanctuary (farm sanctuary.org), a group of shelters in New York and California that provide lifelong care for nearly 1,000 rescued farm animals, and Hope For Paws (www.hopeforpaws.org) dedicated to rescuing animals in desperate need throughout the US.

 

Had a chance to sample Big Slice Apples (bigsliceapples.com), delicious, healthy and low calorie snack pouches of kettle cooked apples in a variety of flavors. My favorite so far – the decadent boysenberry chocolate from the luxe collection. Sunkist unveiled its latest freeze dried fruit product, Fruit 2.0, featuring sliced apples, grapes, bananas and strawberries, offering a new way to enjoy an important food group. Known as the “first family of pasta sauce,” DelGrosso (delgrossofoods.com) offered up full size jars and tastings of the brand’s signature sauces.

Parisian, high end skincare line Ioma (ioma-paris.com) invited guests to a complimentary, in-depth skin analysis and luxury products from the exclusive brand available at Saks Fifth Avenue and online. Southern California based, earth-friendly derma e® showcased its award-winning Microdermabrasian Scrub and Vitamin E Intensive Hand Cream, while Dallas-based RX clinical Cosmeceuticals (rxclinical.net) introduced its latest anti-aging line. Very unique was Trinfinity 8’s computer algorithmic technology for rejuvenation and health, demonstrated by an on-site crystal computer wellness session (trinfinity8.com).

Of course, great hair is crucial to those red carpet moments, and products featured included the recently revamped Bain de Terre line (zotos.com), an industry favorite for many years, and Body & Soul all natural hair care (bodysoulbeauty.com). Tanique (mytanique.com) launched a new exfoliation glove, designed to prepare the skin for long-lasting sunless tans, while Guru Nanda (gurunanda.com) offered samples of “Pulling Oil,” an oral oil detox rinse.

Designer Kathy Fielder (kathyfielder.com) showcased her newly launched lifestyle and fashion products, an extension to her already successful line of home furnishings and decor, featuring striking porcupine faux fur vests, ornate makeup bags and scarves, and even skincare. And who doesn’t want to find that perfect pair of skinny jeans by Montreal-based Golden Girl Clothing (goldengirlclothing.com)?

Jennifer Reeves jewelry brought out the bling, with the designer’s striking new line of bracelets, necklaces and earrings, featuring fiery Australian opals, natural cut gems and pearls. (jreevesdesigns.com), while Shimmer Jewelry Tattoos (buyshimmer.com) provided fun metallic, non-permanent body art.

The little ones were not forgotten, with the ingenious Sleepbelt (sleepbelt.ca) presented again this year.

Celebrities that stopped by during the two day event included Jason Ritter (“Parenthood”), Jenji Kohan (“Orange is the New Black” creator) and Omar Dorsey (“Selma.”)

On to the Luxe Hotel, for the DPA Gifting Suite organized by Nathalie Dubois, attended by a long list of Golden Globe nominees and presenters.

A highlight of the suite was HUM (humnutrition.com), available nationwide at Sephora and online, offering a new way to look at beauty nutrition with bespoke blends, such as Red Carpet and Beauty zzZz that promote anti-aging, and physical and emotional wellness.

Beverage discoveries included Daily Greens energy water, High Brew Coffee in such exotic flavors as salted caramel, liquid calming shots by Zend (zen-d.com) and wines, including Winestar (winestar.fr), single serving French selections in special cans (great idea!), available in select stores throughout California, and Bartenura Moscato from Italy. Yummy mini cupcakes, available gluten-free, were served up by Cake Eater Bakery (cakeeaterLA.com)

New lines by Malaysian natural cosmetics company Omorose (omorosecosmetics.com) and LA-based celebrity makeup artist Andrea Mendoza (makeupbyandi.com) were a smash hit, as was the high performance botanical hair care line Underground Culture (undergroundculture.me). Founded by British born Fay Doe, Underground Culture donates a portion of profits in support of youth music, arts and performance programs

Boston-based jewelry artist Sandra Higgins, founder of Seranim Designs, showcased her gorgeous handmade bracelet bunches, will all net proceeds going toward breast cancer research (seranimdesigns.com), while ARIDO jewelry presented a selection of the brand’s luxury collection. The fine art world was also well represented by the Devine Gallery of San Diego and Colourburst Original Art.

Destinations and hotels were spotlighted with presentations by Destination Cape Breton Association (cbisland.com) and Commune Hotels & Resorts (communehotels.com) that recently opened the Thompson Hotel in South Beach Miami. Looking forward to May, as suite visitors were invited to the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club for a VIP experience during the 2015 season (sbpolo.com).

The day ended on a very positive note, with a palm and tarot reading by a wonderful life coach Lisa Greenfield of Truth in Hand (truthinhand.com), providing thoughtful recommendations to achieve personal and career success in the new year!

All in all, two exciting days of new discoveries!

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