There are gifting suites, and then there are GIFTING SUITES. Celeb Connected would like to invite you to club gift…err we mean their “Honoring The Emmys” luxury gifting suite.
We found ourselves blown away by the sheer size and scope of Celebrity Connection’s event. Attendees are greeted by a long line of publicists’ assistants who check your name, and give you your official sign, where you are then, greeted by a handler. Handlers hold your bags, take your phone and camera to help you with images, and give your name to the event’s official emcee. Yes that’s right folks, an emcee. Upon entering photographers quickly snap pictures as the emcee announces you over the hubbub of the dj, vendors, and celebrities milling about.
The feel is so intoxicating you can’t help but having a great time. Celebrity Connected has upped the ante in what to expect at a gifting suite. From food, shoes, fashion, beauty, and home products, to hand blown glass this gifting suite delivered something for everyone. Earlier in the year we interviewed and hung out with the talented cast of ABC Family’s Kevin From Work. Needless to say we were so excited to run into Punam Patel and Jordan Hinson.
We dished on favorite gifting suite stops so far, and what our plan of attack would be. We decided to start at the bottom and work our way up the suite. The girls first stop was the touchingly beautiful jewelry company Shiny Little Blessings. We believe in supporting entrepreneurial women, especially moms who not only jump back into the work force but pave the way for other women to do so as well. We were moved by Sabine’s story here at PPLA and encourage you to support her work.
Celebs (and us shhh) were stuffing our faces with Crumbs bakery specialty cupcakes, trying artisanal tea all the way from Taiwan thanks to Tea Ave and washing it all down with natural juice from Pura Fruta. Not going to lie to you, our tender readers, we cut the line to snag the last pineapple juice from Pura Fruta…. And do we feel bad? NOPE. It was delicious.
Some of the attendees this year included: Samira Wiley (“OITNB”) Stephen Kramer Glickman (“Big Time Rush”), Nolan Gould (“Modern Family”) McKenzie Westmore (Syfy’s “Face Off”), Tara Strong (“My Little Pony”), Keegan-Michael Key (“Key and Peele”), Dave Foley, Mitchell Musso, Travis Wall, Jason Alexander and more!
Celebrity Connected was a fantastic experience. We can’t wait to see what other concepts they develop for the Golden Globes, and of course the highly anticipated Academy Awards.