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GBK Brand Bar Hosts Most Anticipated Pre-Oscars Event With Their Annual Luxury Lounge

Updated: Mar 17, 2023

GBK BRAND BAR HOSTED THE MOST ANTICIPATED PRE-OSCARS EVENT OF THE SEASON WITH THEIR 15th ANNUAL LUXURY LOUNGE!



Viola Davis receives Netvue Bird Feeder Cam at GBK Brand Bar Pre Oscar's Lounge. Photo: Will Roberts

Despite the rain on Friday, March 10 & Saturday, March 11 the parade of Oscar nominees, presenters, past winners, and other top talent came out to celebrate the 2023 Oscars at GBK Brand Bar’s annual Pre-Oscars Celebrity Luxury Lounge at the Kimpton La Peer Hotel in West Hollywood. GBK always hosts a beautiful gifting suite with their innovative brands and beautiful ambiance. This year's impressive list of celebrity guests included Oscar winner Viola Davis, Kevin Pollack, Adina Porter, Shea Whigham, Stephen Root, Anna Sophia Robb, Harry Shum, Jr., Nika King, Matthew Von Der Ahe, Emily Swallow, Meta World Peace, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Tom Hollander, Violet & Madeleine McGraw, Jesse Metcalf, Drag Race stars Bob the Drag Queen & Monet Exchange, Keith David, Hailie Sahar, Tony winner Anika Noni Rose, current Oscar nominees SON LUX, Anne Alvergue, Sara Dosa, Ruben Ostlund, Christian Minkler, and many, many more Oscar nominees, who preferred not to be mentioned.

The guests were excited to receive gifts such as elevated entertainment and gaming lighting by GE Lighting, a Savant company, (www.gelighting.com/cync) MY AVANA hair strand analysis kit, Netvue bird feeder cam (www.netvue.com), custom Higher Calling Bracelets, El Cristiano delicious & additive-free tequila (www.el-cristiano.com) and handcrafted gifts by The Artisan Group (www.theartisangroup.com).


Some of the other amazing gifts offered to the celebrities in attendance included food & bev items by Albanese World’s Best Gummies, CORE® Foods, California Caviar Company, Don’t Be Salty, Ike’s Love & Sandwiches (www.ikessandwich.com), Hibachi House LA, Lorenzi Estate Vineyards & Winery, Debate Wine, AXR Napa Valley, SOULTOX and Cardinal de Four Amagnac, 21 Rebellion. Amazing apparel, accessories & jewelry such as BADAZZ GLAZZ sunglasses By Joe Pesci, The Almighty Pineapple gold & agate pendants, Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry, and Rear Ended “Frame the Booty”.


Home good & personal care gifts were a hit and included Schwank Grills, Remington® personal care items (www.remingtonproducts.com), RENPHO USA massage and care items, POWER XL air fryer, Emeril Lagasse's cookware set and Kahuna massage chair (www.kahunachair.com).


Other highlights included Jeff Nishinaka Paper Sculptures, Kalmado aromasound therapy candles, Krame Bodywork sessions, V1CE personalized smart business cards and ADM Entertainment DJ/MC services. World-class international vacations by Lush Africa Safaris, Rosewood Baha Mar and Sailrock Resort stole the show!

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Additional highlighted brands included the following:

The Artisan Group (http://theartisangroup.org)-The Artisan Group is a premier entertainment marketing organization, and they are on a mission to introduce Hollywood to the best of the handcrafted movement.


They are also known in the entertainment industry as the go-to source for artisan-made jewelry and accessories. To date, The Artisan Group has placed over 1,000 artisan products, created by their members, on over 70 hit television shows.

Members of The Artisan Group showcase an array of handcrafted products, including jewelry; bath and spa products; designer stationery and paper goods; crocheted and knitted accessories; clutches, purses and totes; hand-poured candles; hand-bound books and journals; illustrations and paintings; fine art photography; hair accessories; and pet accessories and toys.


The Artisan Group

California Caviar Company(http://californiacaviar.com) - Incredible tasting and an amazing product! Pioneer of the sustainable caviar movement, Deborah Keane founded California Caviar Company to address the lack of reliable supply in the marketplace. For over a decade, California Caviar has been true to its core mission.



California Cavier Company


CORE Foods: Bold, Innovative, Quality-(corefoods.com)CORE Foods believe there are too many snacks out there that are tired, stale, and don't feed the modern need. CORE rejects the status quo and strives to re-imagine snacking that's better than what the consumer has been given. CORE has been a food force to be reckoned with since their early days as a brand founded on the premise that fresh ingredients and perspectives are best, so they promise to continue to overturn the old to reconnect what matters to you. They are committed to the snacking revolution!



CORE Foods

Lorenzi Estate Vineyards and Winery: (lorenziestatewines.com)

Don Lorenzi boasts a simple hands-on approach: study the wines he loves, study how they are made, and source or grow the fruit needed to make them. Most importantly, he insists on shepherding the wine from fruit to bottle. What makes a great, small lot, handcrafted artisan wine? A wine made by a wine lover. Don makes a wine lover's wine. Partnered with his wife Brenda and his daughter Michelle, the trio remains committed to building the brand's identity on the platform of excellence.


Lorenzi Estate Wines

Celebrity Gifting


Viola Davis receives a Netvue Bird Feeder cam at the GBK Brand Bar Pre Oscar's Lounge. Photo: Will Roberts


"Euphoria" star Nika King receives El Cristiano Tequila at the GBK Brand Bar Pre-Oscar's Lounge. Photo: Bella Sky Photography

Anna Sophia Robb receives jewelry by The Artisan Group at the GBK Brand Bar Pre-Oscar's Lounge. Photo: Ben Cruz

Adina Porter receives GE Lighting - a SAVANT company at the GBK Brand Bar Pre Oscar's Lounge. Photo: Will Roberts

Ross White and Tom Berkeley who won 2023 Oscar for their short film, "An Irish Goodbye." Photo: Tiffany Rose

Philanthropy is also important to GBK Brand Bar and at each event they partner with a variety of charities to help raise awareness, create celebrity partnerships, and give back to the community. This year was no exception with the inclusion of Childhelp, Educating Young Minds, and Rastegar Family Foundation (rastegarfoundation.org) onsite.


Thank to you GBK Brand Bar and all the vendors for an amazing Luxury Lounge!

You can keep up with GBK on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/gbkbrandbar/


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