This is part 2 of the Official Grammy Gifting Lounge post and this one is primarily photos of who was there — both vendors and celebrities!
Distinctive Assets– the company who put creating amazing gifting bags and suites on the map – gave new meaning to the comment that celebrities are like kids in a candy store when they visit a gift lounge. The legendary show’s presenters and performers were treated to fabulous “thank you” gifts in acknowledgment of their participation…all within a gift lounge decorated to look like an actual candyland gift oasis.
“To be part of Music’s Biggest Night on any level is as thrilling today as it was thirteen years ago when we created the first ever GRAMMY Gift Bag,” says Distinctive Assets’ founder Lash Fary. “We always look forward to introducing talent to an array of companies with great gifts to share . . . ranging from up-and-comers to tried-and-true brands celebrities already love.”
MTG’s Glalent Facial Mist and ReFa Platinum Electronic Roller:
Weird Al Yankovic with the MTG Roller!
Belldini chic women’s apparel,
Kimberly Perry of the band PERRY at Belldini. EVERYONE who stopped there (including guys) walked away with a bag full of great fashions!
MC Lyte with Belldini top! — Sweet stuff at this booth!
Pepsi bar– serving up cocktails and other special drinks
Chanelle Hayes at Pepsi talking with the hand held extension for all the smart phones that they were gifting!
(PS. I had a drink there and I had a Pepsi and Expresso! Tasty!)
Innovative Blaster Automotive products,
I don’t know what was there since I never got to talk to anyone from this brand. Boo! No fair. I like auto stuff too!
Hick Stuff hip + humorous apparel
The Fray’s Isaac slade at HICK STUFF– tees, hats, all kinds of fun fast fashion that will keep you smiling!
Butterfly Twists foldable ballet flats,
Jane Seymour and everyone else who stopped by got their choice of various styles of these really nicely made super comfortable roll up flats. Just tuck them into your bag and you won’t be barefoot walking down the street after you take off your stilletos!
Brandon Heath with a pair of Brazilian made and very very comfortable Rider sandals!!
Simone I. Smith fashion forward fine jewelry (wife of LL Cool J )
Skylar Grey at Simone I. Smith’s jewelry collection.
The Simone I. Smith jewelry collection has a sub-group of almost lollipop like necklaces that benefit a cancer charity. This was a STUNNING collection!
FieldCandy’s colorful and creative designer tents
Gary Tallent from the E Street Band at Field Candy Tents.
Ryan Beatty at one of the innovative and FUN designs from Field Candy. Who said camping has to be boring? It’s fun with Field Camping tents!
SOLSTICE Sunglass Boutique :the hottest designer sunglasses
Darryl Hannah with Soltice Sunglasses
LL COOL J (host of the Grammys) sporting Solstice Sunglasses
Kyle Richards (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills)
and Red Carpet Manicure’s fast-drying DIY gel manicure system.
The Red Carpet Manicure display
Pauley Perette shows off her Red Carpet Manicure colors
The Slim Tableware– Lose weight by eating less just because of the dishes.
John Paul White with his set of Slim Dishes. Each plate has a circle for a specific food type and that’s how you learn portion control!
Additionally, for the first time ever, each Lounge guest will have the opportunity to win a “supersized” gift in a special Candyland Sweepstakes.
Pam Morrison partnerd with Seyie Putsure of Seyie Design who has over ten years of experience in high fashion and interior design. As the exclusive interior designer of the Official Gift Lounge, Seyie created the special “candyland” themed environment along with the help of some of her favorite home furnishings and accessories vendors: Domaen, Brueton LA, Niche Modern, Plug Inc., L.A. Art Machine and CRYPTIK.
Lounge attendees received a $10,000 gift certificate from Seyie Design to take advantage of Seyie’s keen eye and flawless style in their personal lives.
Along with the gifts that were shown in the lounge, there was a preassembled GRAMMY Gift Bag illuminated by LumaSkinz which represented a diverse portfolio of brands ranging from unique to useful. Every celebrity on the guest list who attended plus a substantial list of Grammy participants (nominees, presenters, performers etc). The gift selection included items from:
The Kandy Bar,
Groovin’ on Granola,
Live In Fitness Enterprise (LIFE),
Chocolatines Jewelry Box,
Herb Ritts: LA Style,
Sing To Your Baby,
Hotel BPM by DJ Bijal,
The Last Holiday: A Memoir by Gil Scott-Heron,
People Yearbook, LumaSkinz,
The Cancer Dancer, Physique 57,
Le PeTiT CiRqUe,
CLD Style House,
Hilton Hotels & Resorts,
Celebrity Trainer Lalo Fuentes,
Krystal Klear Water filtration systems,
Harman AKG 350 Headphones,
Tatt Love and
In case you think I walked away with a serious bag of swag– nope! I did get a take-away cup from Pepsi so I could drink my expresso and Pepsi.. which was quite good. I never even got to see the candy or chocolate– which as you know I am seriously into artisanal chocolate– but this suite gave me new things to check out! It was getting crazy-busy as I left so I couldn’t talk to Red Carpet Manicure, the candy people or the auto products people. I will say that the Gibson and KRK products were intensely interesting and I spent a great deal of time talking to the people from those two brands (and DJ Sparks too) about the evolution of the music industry. Do check out the Simone I Smith jewelry collection– it’s amazing! Some of the best jewelry I have seen lately.
Thank you to Distinctive Assets for inviting me to the Official Grammy Gifting Lounge. It was exceptionally interesting to learn about new products I hadn’t seen before.
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