HempHera and GBK Brand Bar, the world’s premier celebrity gifting lounge, hosted a two-day luxury celebrity gifting lounge in honor of the biggest night in television — the Emmys. The event was held on the rooftop penthouse of the La Peer Hotel in West Hollywood, CA, on Friday, September 17, and Saturday, September 18, 2021. Upon arriving at the Covid-safe event, each guest in attendance was given a rapid Covid-19 test prior to entering.
Once inside the lounge, celebrated guests were treated to a delectable assortment of food and drinks — delicious vegan sushi from Kuleana and the world’s smoothest tequila from Sauvecito, to name a few of the highlights. The party atmosphere was pumping, thanks to a live performance by singer Joey Emmanuel and a great playlist of tunes from DJ Aaron Colbert.
This year’s celebrity guests were gifted up to $50,000 worth of the year’s hottest gifts and trips, including four different vacations, diamonds from Yuvika, custom pendants from Jonathan Shultz, and many more surprises. HempHera Kosmetikos dazzled guests with their Greek God and Goddess-inspired Luxury NanoAmplified CBD Skincare Collection, gifting some of their best-selling skincare products, as well as a pain relief gift set.
Other amazing gifts included one-of-a-kind sweaters from James Peter Henry, custom dresses Lavie by CK, luxury dog clothing from MOSHIQA, spirits from NEFT Vodka, innovative bongs and pipes from Session Goods, delicate jewelry for a cause from Kamaria, hydration from Boxed Water, and luxury global transportation by MOTEV. Many more amazing brands packed the event space — Sean M. Flynn Photography, Price.com, Pump Pal, and others.
GBK Brand Bar partnered with She Angels, a female-founded nonprofit helping women to thrive, and Goodwill of Southern California, fulfilling its mission through job training and placement services, for this particular event. These causes were given one of the $40,000 gift bags to auction off to raise more funds for their cause. GBK values philanthropy and during each event the lounge partners with a different charity to help raise awareness, create celebrity partnerships, and give back to the community.
Over 60 of the best and brightest stars of television were in attendance, including 2021 Emmy winner Evan Peters, 2021 Emmy nominees Jeremy Swift (Ted Lasso), Renee Elise Goldsberry (Hamilton), Brendan Scannell (Bonding), and Sherry Marsh (Pose), along with past Emmy winners Viola Davis and Martin Short. Other attendees included Raven-Symoné, Patrick Gallagher, Malin Akerman, Nia Vardalos, Patrick Gallagher, Leslie-Ann Brandt, Melissa Roxburg, and many others.