Press Pass LA was thrilled to receive a complimentary press bag from Madison & Mulholland to celebrate awards season and this weekend’s biggest show, the Oscars. The company also presented the nominees and presenters with a deluxe bag (aka the ultimate gift bag of awards season) valued at 20K!
One of this year’s VIP bags will be auctioned off on CharityBuzz to benefit The Noreen Fraser Foundation (NFF), a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for breakthrough research that advances precision medicine for the prevention and treatment of women’s cancers.
Celebrities who received the bag included: Amy Schumer, Angelina Jolie, Brie Larson, Cate Blanchett, Charlize Theron, Diane Lane, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Roberts, Melissa McCarthy, Kathie Lee Gifford, Rachel McAdams, Rooney Mara, Saoirse Ronan, Scarlett Johansson and more!
And now for our favorite gift items…
I happen to be someone that loves a good throw pillow so I couldn’t be more excited to receive a white Parker Wool luxury sheepskin pillow (perfect for my living room) and a Pratesi Marrakesh cushion pillow in tan and green which went promptly onto my bed!
Every girl needs a great handbag so the $500 Laudi Vidni Gift Card for a custom handbag or purse instantly put a smile on my face! Gift cards seemed to be a theme of the bag and you can’t go wrong with picking your own gift. Some of our other favorites included Fabletics, The Hotel Card for discounts up to 27% off hotel stays, and Tee Time Golf Card for discounts at over 75% at over 7000 golf courses worldwide. There was even a gift card for a designer noodle or shark raft for your pool…summer is coming!
You can’t go wrong with a pair of Gigs Deep Bass Foldable Bluetooth Headphones, perfect for travel! Speaking of travel celebrities were gifted a trip to Antigua and Barbuda with travel tips and tote bag. Sadly the press won’t be jetsetting to an island but we were gifted with some great travel gear by Travelon including a Travelon Wheels carry on bag in black, custom luggage tags, a multi purpose Travel Cube for keeping your socks, underwear and other items organized, and a hanging toiletry kit. Plus a Gift Card for 50% off you next Travelon purchase in case we wanted to buy a full set for our next big adventure. We also got a Hater Blockers eye mask for a good sleep on the plane!
In the beauty department there was a STUNNINGLY gift wrapped package containing Mirai Clinical Body Collection of Japanese Natural Anti-Aging products, Charlie Curls hair rolling kit for perfect waves, plus eyeliner, blush, lipstick and liquid toner by Le Metier De Beaute and Leave it to Cleavage cream for your décolleté and bust by FabGirl.
For the fashionistas, we had a stylish white handbag from Deux Lux, a bracelet made by the Wayuu tribe artisans from colombia by LuxChilas (perfect for Spring/Summer music festivals), a beaded band by Infinity headbands which is adjustable and interchangebale, and my FAVORITE a stunning statement necklace by sponsors Madison & Mulhollad!! There was also a pair of Albina Earrings from Little Black Blox subscription jewelry by J Grace & Co. Albina means girl who brings happiness and was named after Grandma Jean Grace; we love that, sign us up! And for the knitters in your life, there was a copy of Vogue Knitting, Tote bag by Yarn Pop, and yarn from James Cox Knits. A few other great accessory items included a Bucco Active change purse and Nav Jack i phone case.
It’s not a party without some cocktails and food! Powell & Mahoney craft cocktails gifted their signautre margartia reccipe with a bottle of their handcrafted cocktail mixer and a bottle of Avion silver tequila. Perfect for your Oscars viewing party on sunday! Serve it with the almost-too-gorgeous-to-eat “Best Truffles of Westchester” from Chocolations. And if you are going to the Oscars on Sunday and on the go, snack on Think Thin protein Bites salted caramel flavor with 10G protein and gluten free recipe. It will indulge your taste buds and your belly without ruining your silhouette in that red carpet dress!
In case all the awards season partying gets you run down, Zarbee’s Naturals Immune Support supplement vitamin drink mix with elderberry and honey, plus their
throat & cough relief nighttime drink mix, and cough soothers cough drops (made with 99% honey and natural mint flavor) will keep you feeling healthy!
And lastly, if you’re as bummed as we are that awards season is over and wondering what the year ahead has in store… you can consult your trusty “The Year Ahead 2016 Astrological Calendar” by Susan Miller (Astrologer, Author, Columnist and founder of Astrologyone.com) The calendar was gorgeously illustrated with art by Izak Zenou and also came with a matching pocket calendar in case you need an on-the-go consult of the stars!