This weekend, we had the opportunity to get an inside look at the GBK Luxury Lifestyle Lounge, presented by Express Smile Atlanta. This time around it was in honor of the 2016 MTV Movie Awards, held at the iconic Mandt Brothers Studios in Hollywood. GBK brought together a variety of great brand sponsors for the event, in addition to celebrity guests including Sports Illustrated model Genevieve Morton, actor Will Kemp, Fuller House’s Michael Sun Lee, General Hospital’s Annie Ilonzeh and Vanderpump Rules cast members, Katie Maloney and Tom Schwartz, among others.
Some of our favorite brand sponsors included:
MyIntent, dedicated to the power of intention and asking “What’s Your Word?” provided handcrafted bracelets with the intent word of your choice. This company was recently featured on the TODAY Show and has had their iconic jewelry on the wrists of a variety of celebrities with the mission to remind you of your purpose as well as be a catalyst for meaningful conversations and positive energy.
JLew Bags, handcrafted in New York, are leather lifestyle bags intended to function as a single carryall for urban women on the go. As a woman on the go, I especially loved this brand given the bags are made locally in New York and fashionable and functional, including pockets for shoes, and expand in all the right places to to fit everything you need, including a front zippered pocket on the outside to drop your Metrocard, ID, passport or anything else you need handy, but have to move in a hurry.
Wylie, a multi-functional line of pushup bras and swimwear without the need for underwires and pads, are great for every woman. You can take these from the beach to the gym for all day support. The line is made locally in Venice Beach.
The Artisan Group, dedicated to bringing together independent artists from across the country, gifted attendees with an assortment of handcrafted gifts from spa and bath products to make your own nail polish, jewelry, and other amazing quality gifts. A few of our favorites included Sassy Belle Wares handcrafted jewelry blending contemporary materials, semi-precious gemstones and whimsical found elements into original designs and featured on a variety of TV shows including Law & Order SVU, The Vampire Diaries and more; Nature’s Splendor by designer and GIA Gemologist Elizabeth Pings, fine jewelry for everyday wear; Mixify Nail Polish to create your own nail polish; Three Sisters Apothecary , natural handmade soaps with yummy combinations including lavender and tea tree, rose and coconut milk, Mexican lime and cilantro, and products including body butters and salves; Starletta Designs handmade gemstone jewelry; Joseph B Jewelry vintage jewelry; Four Black Paws handmade to order dog accessories including collars and leads and bow ties with 10% of all sales donated to a different rescue from around the country each month; the Pink Locket handmade jewelry with metals like brass, copper, sterling silver, gold-filled and now titanium, created for the woman who knows what she wants; and Fizz Candy Jewelry, handcrafted jewelry with fun touches including shiny metals and sparkling gemstones.
Ohm Sweets, offered its delightful organic fair trade chocolate treats to attendees. Ohm Sweets feature homeopathic and Ayurvedic recipes for a health-boosting experience, and according to Ohm Sweets, “sweets that heal.”
MyFaceMyBody, specializing in the beauty and aesthetics industry provided tips on everything from non-surgical to cosmetic and dentistry procedures and partnered with charity Face Forward, a non-profit organization in Beverly Hills providing pro bono reconstructive surgery and emotional support for victims of domestic violence, human trafficking and other cruel acts of crime.
Bullets4Peace, a handcrafted jewelry line, repurposes bullet casings and collected from around the world to give them a new purpose – promotion of peace and compassion.
Wag!, a mobile dog walking app, enables dog owners to book dog walks instantly or on a recurring basis, as well as monitor the dog walker via built-in GPS tracking. Wag! has taken the guesswork out of being a dog owner, especially for busy professionals who want to own a dog, but may not have as much time as they’d like. Wag! even provides glow in the dark t-shirts for all of their dog walkers for those after hours to ensure safety. The Wag! app is available in a variety of cities across the country including Los Angeles, New York, Austin and more.
Haute Brush, a hair straightener, combines the traditional flat iron and brush into one convenient beauty tool and saving precious time and energy by effortlessly straightening and revitalizing your hair in one stroke. The unique patented design reduces the risk of burning and damaging your hair and its anti-static detangling technology diminishes unruly frizz.
Voo Vodka, a new vodka crafted in Michigan, sets itself apart from other top shelf spirits with its 8x distillation system (comparison: Grey Goose 5x, Tito’s 5x, etc.), and is also gluten-free. Voo Vodka served up its ultra-premium vodka with a choice of mixers to guests. According to Voo Vodka, “it’s not a vodka, but, a lifestyle.”
Jalisco’s Mobile Taco Grill provided guests with the opportunity to enjoy great tasting, create your own Carne Asada (beef), Pollo Asado (chicken) and Al Pastor (pork) tacos. Jalisco’s Mobile Taco Grill serves greater Los Angeles for a variety of events as the mobile grill travels effortlessly for your occasion, providing all-inclusive catering for 50 guests.
We thoroughly enjoyed another expertly crafted lounge by the GBK team and wish all the MTV movie nominees and presenters the best of luck and a great show!
For more about GBK and upcoming events, visit www.gbkproductions.com.