GBK 2012 Academy Awards Nominees Celebrity Gift Lounge Photos + Video Interviews


Via Flickr:
Mingle Media TV and hosts, Kristyn Burtt and Misty Kingma were invited to come out and the 2012 GBK Celebrity Gift Lounge, honoring Academy Award nominees and presenters and benefiting The Worldteam Foundation – Rick and Sue Clark started the Worldteam Foundation in 2006 to combat human trafficking, starting with Thailand and the United States; HollyRod Foundation – The HollyRod foundation is dedicated to providing compassionate cave to those living with autism and Parkinson’s disease; Drawing for Hope – “Pushing the limits of art, compassion, and healing.” Drawing Hope International uses visual art to join sexual assault survivors from every state in the US and 150 other countries into a healing community which supports survivors to connect with their own strength, see their beauty and embrace their freedom and lastly; The Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation- The mission is to raise funds for research and awareness towards a cure for Juvenile diabetes.

One of GBK’s supporting initiatives this week included the purchase of laptop computers which are being donated to the HollyRod Foundation in the name of each nominee or presenter who attends the upcoming annual GBK celebrity lounge.

GBK, the recipient of multiple “Best Gift Bag” awards by BizBash will, once again, continue to raise the bar with their celebrity gift bags. GBK will host three lucky winners, recipients of GBK’s celebrity gift bags, which were auctioned off at the Keep Memory Alive Ball and March of Dimes Foundation this past year, raising over $65,000.00 for these charitable causes. The winners bid for the famed GBK Celebrity Gift bags and the opportunity to have a ‘real’ celebrity experience at the GBK celebrity suites this month.

In honor of this year’s Academy Awards, GBK proudly presents their remarkable sponsors at the GBK celebrity gift louge starting with the presenting sponsor; My Pillow: “Guaranteed the most comfortable pillow you’ll ever own.” – Premium down pillow.

Additional sponsors include:

Ajinomoto North America, Inc. – Capsiate Natura® is the first and only dietary supplement with rare, non-pungent capsinoids extracted from the natural CH-19 Sweet pepper, has been researched in nearly 50 extensive studies and substantiated to boost your metabolism* without any side effects, which can be helpful to your weight management in conjunction with diet and exercise. Glysom™ is a safe, effective, scientifically-proven and physician-distributed dietary supplement for deeper, sounder and more satisfying sleep without morning drowsiness* that leaves you fully refreshed for the day ahead.

AMBE – a revolutionary skin care system developed by nationally recognized & board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Milind Ambe. AMBE is excited to participate in this year GBK Oscar Gift Lounge, showcasing two of their most celebrated products, Vitamin Veil and All-In-One Night Cream.

FILTER 2GO – Filter 2GO products allow you to filter water as you drink in a portable bottle with included filtration device.

Gilly’s Organic – Gifting blissful, organic, spa products for your skin and hair. Sugar scrub, moisturizer and cleanser.

Glymed Plus® – The GlyMed Plus FOR MEN Essentials Travel Kit & DNA Reset Face & Neck Cream.

GOFoods – GOFoods is feeding and prospering the world by serving, saving and sharing relevant, easy-to-prepare meals and beverages for on-the-go-lifestyles that encourage people to eat nutritiously and spend time together while enjoying natural mouth-watering meals that taste as good today as they will in 25 years.

Kiwifox – Jar of Aqua Surge Age Defying Moisturizer, Shimmering Vitamin O2 Body Spray Mayawater – Pure thermal source water from the Norwegian mountains, with organic antioxidants, that protects and moisturizes your skin.

MicaGem Fragrance – Two wonderful fragrances, Human Man & Human Women. For every fragrance sold we buy a mosquito net for a child in need.

RevitaLash ADVANCED – Newly formulated RevitaLash ADVANCED eyelash conditioner that lengthens and thickens eyelashes, as well as their new hair product called Hair by RevitaLash, which is conditioner that gives you thicker and fuller hair. Also RevitaLash Mascara and Perfect Primer that helps mascara adhere better to your eyelashes and the blue color enhances your eye color/

Sweet Roll – Sweet Roll, by Get-Set-Go, LLC, is the only hair styler that organically conditions hair while styling! Style an entire head of hair with 1, 2, or 3 rollers in minutes; be hands free while it sets.

TEI Spa Essentials – Limited edition sonic spatula, facial mask and clutch, with 5% of proceeds to Downtown Women’s Center.

ThinkThin – The nominees and presenters will receive a beautiful wellness package filled with thinkThin nutrition bars and swag AND a special golden ticket for a year’s supply of thinkThin protein bars.

Julep – Gorgeous toxin-free nail colors and cutting-edge mani and pedi products. Julep Maven subscription ($240, $19.99 per month) = As a Julep Maven, you’ll get the hottest trends in nail color and the latest Mani and Pedi Care products delivered right to your door. And, because our Mavens are our very own VIPs, you’ll have access to these gorgeous colors and products before anyone else. Even better, every box we send you will be especially tailored to your unique style.

Vani-T – Gifting a gorgeous selection of chemical-free luxurious beauty products including Minerals, Tanning, Bodywear, and Teeth Whitening, as well as offering Spray Tanning and Makeup Services in the lead up to the Academy Awards.

Lafonn – Platinum bonded sterling silver jewelry with simulated diamonds and gemstones for every woman who believes in living her dreams.

Chloe + Isabel – Chloe + Isabel designs its line of fashion jewelry to appeal to every woman — whether they seek the timeless elegance of a classic piece, or the bold statement of the latest style.

Chick Boss – Two Hand-made lei necklaces with mixed metal art pendants from the Mayalei collection, a hand-woven scarves plus a Tee-shirt featuring the Chick Boss logo and slogan… “cross the road”. –, Classic style with a little VaVoom, is giving away Gift certificates for our online boutique.

Karen McClintock – Earrings from 2012 Spring Collection featuring sterling silver, Swarovski crystals and semi-precious stones.

Made in Earth – Australia black tourmaline handcrafted sterling silver pendent.

Paccioni – The Paccioni Centum’ is part of a new collection which has been brought to launch in the US at the Oscars 2012, the opportunity to custom design your own ‘special edition’ quality Time piece.

SnapSac – Stylish totes will be provided by SnapSac, an exciting new line of eco-friendly totes that is reinventing reusable bags as more accessory than drab necessity.

The Artisan Group – The Artisan Group, an elite collective of over 700 small-business entrepreneurs, will showcase a broad spectrum of specialties including handcrafted jewelry; spa and bath products; designer stationery; purses and totes; knitted hats; designer iPhone cases; decorative-fused glass; a handcrafted tutu; pet toys; journals; handcrafted pens; hand-cut paper flowers, and fine art photography.

Sweet Shoppe Candles – Gifting a 16oz Anise Biscotti Jar Candle, the aroma of sweet baked goodness!

Tkaro – Red Dot Award winning Tkaro, a transportable glass bottle with protective stainless steel cover: the glass you take with you.

Ticklebelly Desserts – Luxury cake pops with metallic jewel finishes tucked into exclusive one of a kind totes.

Ozonator – (Two) Patented Ozonator™ The Green Refrigerator Machine, the 21st Century update to your refrigerator that extends the life of your fresh and organic fruits, vegetables, and perishable foods, saving you thousands on wasted food each year.

Milena’s Boutique – Milena`s Candles are made from exclusive organic and kosher soy wax, pure essential oils, soy oils organic wood wick and cotton wick. That is it, pure no petroleum products, no chemical dyes, no lead wicks, and no carcinogens! Most elegant handmade kosher organic moisturizing candle and body butters.

Max Mirani – MOVE Mobile Closet is a brilliant 2-in-1 cabin-size suitcase that eliminates the need to unpack and repack in each destination Mama Earth Rocks Publishing – Pinky the Star- Motivation Illustrated Children’s Books. Sweet Potato Mama Cookbook-Healthy, Eco-Friendly Gluten Free Cook Book, and Angels for Everyday Living-Angel Guide Book.

Carter Kustera brought to you by AOL – Custom silhouette and text portraits.

Colantotte/Trion:Z – Colantotte/Trion:Z products contain axially magnetized magnets arranged in a unique Alternating North-South Polarity Orientation (ANSPO™) which increases the magnetic field flow.

I-Wipey – I-Wipey the original peel + stick antibacterial screen cleaner.

Apple Revolution – Designer Caramel Apples.

Bread Basket Cake Company – Creamy rich dark chocolate red velvet truffles and a gift certificate for an 8 in custom cake.

Dorset Cereals – The gift box will include 2 packs of cereal (Berries & Cherries and Super Cranberry), 1 Dorset branded bowl, 1 spoon, 1 book Little book of Dorset and a post card from us saying that if they write to us we will send a free mixed case of our 5 cereals.

Gorreana Tea Estate – Organic European grown rare green & black tea collection from Europe’s only green tea Plantation.

Green PolkaDot Box – A large collection of the Green PolkaDot Box’s favorite organic foods and products, and a membership to the nation’s first online buying collective that gives members up to 60% savings on natural, non-GMO, and organic foods and products.

Obsessive Confection Disorder – An assortment of the finest vegan confections presented in a natural cotton tote bag. – Gifting a wide variety of wines as well as gift certificates. – A customized caviar collection. Their choice of four different caviars in a caviar cooler with blini and crème fraiche.

Lumeria Maui – The Luxury Retreat – offers an alternative Travel Experience. A Luxury Educational Retreat offering Classes & Programs in yoga, water activities, metaphysical studies, horticulture and Hawaiian history and culture.

GBK, formerly GBK Productions, is a luxury lifestyle gifting and special events company, specializing in entertainment marketing integration. Formed in 2000 by Gavin Keilly, the company’s Founder and CEO, GBK consists of five divisions: GBK Celebrity Gifting, GBK Special Events, GBK Weddings, GBK Charitable Consulting and GBK Marketing/Public Relations. Widely known in the entertainment industry for bringing that little extra something into the Gifting Lounge environment, GBK offers its clients a full range of marketing services. For more information on Gavin B. Keilly (CEO), Carla Domen (VP) or GBK, please go to:

For more of Mingle Media TV’s Oscar coverage and other Red Carpet events visit our website and follow us on Twitter and Facebook here:

Follow Kristyn Burtt Here

Behind The Red Carpet (Day 5) at GBK’S 2011 Oscar Gift Lounge

Two days left until the big day, Kristyn Burtt is at The W Hotel in Hollywood for the exclusive GBK Oscars gifting suite, talking to some familiar faces, the big question? “What Are You Doing This Sunday?”
Mingle Media TV Network and Kristyn Burtt were invited to cover the 2011 Oscar’s Gift Lounge from GBK Productions, one of the leading gifting suite production companies. GBK honored the presenters and nominees of the 2011 Academy Awards this year at their lounge at W Hotel in Hollywood and offered its exclusive list of invited celebrities, VIPs, and media an opportunity to enjoy a luxurious environment with gifts, refreshments, charity fundraising and a unique experience provided by Zamani Retreat Kempinski Eight-night vacation plus African Safari Trip with an additional three-nights in Serengeti National Park, Simmons Beautyrest Mattress, Kefty Home Workout Machine, Mp3 Players, In-home FarNorth Infrared Sauna with installation, 020608 Tears of Bleu Jeans and William Rast Sunglasses and others. We love covering the GBK events because they give back to the community and this year the President of GBK Productions, Gavin B. Keilly, will donate proceeds to A New Way of Life, the American Red Cross, City of Hope and other charities. For interviews from this event, please visit the Red Carpet Report on Mingle Media TV at Follow the coverage at Kristyn’s blog Special thanks to “it” Girl Public Relations for their invitation and awesome support of this event. For more info on them visit