It’s a Suite Suite Day! Criss-Crossing LA for Golden Globes Suites! ! Part 1 of 2
While my friend Marie B and I started out the day with a giggle of an interview with Armani Beauty’s Tim Quinn, he did have to dash to the airport to pick up one of his colleagues, Rhona!
Tim Quinn & Stevie
We split up and Marie jumped in the car with me to head off to another suite at another hotel to see the fabulous haircare line, Belegenza’s Alan and Cheryl who were gifting celebrities visiting the suite, travel sizes of the line. (GREAT line of hair treatment. Definitely should be in your shower!) We got a snap of me with Alan & Cheryl,
Marie was gifted with a great silver necklace!
We jumped into the Blue-mobile and off we dashed across West Hollywood to Beverly Hills- not the fastest drive on the day before the Golden Globes!! We got to this posh hotel in Beverly Hills and it was with great anticipation that we headed to the roof-top deck of L’Ermitage. Luxe isn’t quite a nice enough word to describe the atmosphere at this hotel. I am there at least once per awards season + more so I see it often- especially at holiday time!
GBK was hosting their Golden Globes suite around the pool and a covered deck on a spring-like day with temps in the 80’s! It was crazy insane and really great. We checked in and immediately were greeted with an array of tasty snacks and nibbles of miniature desserts and heartier fare. We skipped dessert for protein and the walked around to the pool. We ran into some great vendor that we know from Oscars 2013!!
While we skipped dessert, we could not ignore this killer Golden Globes celebratory gold cake. You see it here with Andrew Dice Clay!
SAAS Hot Sauce is a new savory, authentic, all-purpose, and spicy sauce that is getting rave reviews nation wide. Not only is it fabulous, but the founder of the line was there and gave us various tastes with the two different flavors (hot and original) to try with the sliders we snagged along with fruit and cheese he was serving. Hot is hotter than I expected (original flavor) and the Garlic & Onion flavor is a step down in heat but still is a highly munch-worthy hot sauce is worth every little bit you can get. Having become the official hot sauce for the Philadelphia Eagles stadium they have made serious inroads into getting seen by not only NFL football but by Philly foodies too! http://www.shop.eatsaas.com
Gourmet sweets and treats will be sampled and gifted at the event from Kyra’s Bake Shop, an award-winning bakery that specializes in pastries and treats that happen to be gluten-free There were a variety of “treats” to test drive and I was glad I did taste the Raspberry/Passionfruit Pate de Fruit Jellies. Wow- talk about a treat! This sinful square of was definitely worth the stop by the table. http://www.kyrasbakeshop.com
Yoplait Greek presented their latest yogurt iteration: the New Yoplait Greek is a strained Greek yogurt packed with protein and deliciously blended with real fruit, natural colors, flavors and sweeteners. I loved what they presented at the suite: a DIY yogurt sundae bar that allowed me to do a DIY moment with all the toppings I wanted. I happened to be actually healthy and didn’t go for anything chocolate or sweet! http://greektasteoff.tumblr.com/
I like ice cream as much as anyone but when someone presents me with tasty treats like gelato then they have my full attention. I definitely was glad I stopped at the Bulgarini Gelato booth. WOW!! Incredible products with an amazing array of presentations. I was able to s test out some incredible flavors! Bulgarini Gelato, presented not only their delicious gelato and cremino bars but also pairings with wine and spirits that included sherry and beer! The stellar gifts included a certificate for a private gelato and wine pairing party for 12 guests. How awesome was that! http://bulgarinigelato.com
Sabra, the leader in refrigerated dips and spreads, presente an array of products for sampling including their award winning hummus as well as Sabra’s salsa, dairy dips and guacamole. It was an ideal presentation because the weather was so incredibly warm! http://sabra.com
Among the luxury and must-have lifestyle brands including gifts from Title Sponsor, Pilot Pen. Pilot Pen offers superlative writing instruments renowned for quality, performance, cutting-edge technology and consumer satisfaction. Special guests received an assortment of Pilot’s fine writing instruments including:
the Black Matte Vanishing Point,
These amazing pens are really unique and I was able to snag an 8-pack of the Frixion Clicker and the Metropolitan. Talk about smooth writing instruments, these are amazing!
While I love food products, there was a vast array of products from tech as well as the usual suspects! Technology and unique finds included FLUXMOB, a mobile technology company that produces innovative yet minimalistic products. They were gifting their latest innovation-the BOLT to special guests. The Bolt is the world’s smallest battery pack and wall charger combination. Not only do they have the Bolt Argon (featured) but also the Stealth and Graphite as part of this collection!!
Sir Ike Audio, gifting luxury Bluetooth Audio headsets for iPhones!
BLOW HOOKAH, a revolutionary electronic hookah that allows the same enjoyment of traditional hookah without the smoke, tar, mess, charcoal, etc. This is really an interesting product!
100candles.com, gifting their new intelliFLAME flameless candles that are smart and useful at the same time!
The Love Architects were gifting an autographed copy of “Real Love, Right Now” and 1 hour of Love Whispering. (The “Love Whispering” is coaching for those whose mind went elsewhere.) Perfectly timed for Valentine’s Day!
Charity participants/recipients of fund-raising activities:
GUARDaHEART Foundation, a non-profit foundation dedicated to raising awareness of heart disease prevention by spreading the word to guard your heart and save your life. For more information, please visit www.guardaheart.org rg
Lambda Legal – Lambda Legal has been making the case for equality on behalf of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV across the nation for 40 years. Their impact strategy combines groundbreaking work in the courts with innovative education and policy advocacy to change the hearts and minds of the public — and to teach people how to make sure that LGBT civil rights are respected. Lambda Legal’s mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy advocacy and their work is an integral part of the continuing struggle for civil rights in America. For more information, please visit www.lambdalegal.org
This is end of Part 1! Stay tuned for Part 2!
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