Oh, what a treat ECOLUXE Lounge has brought to the Emmy Stars!
By Vida Ghaffari and Cynthia Griffing
Beverly Hills, CA (The Hollywood Times) 8/27/2014 ~ “I’m a beauty queen that owns a beauty business,” declared Stacy Mealin, who was crowned Miss International in 2013 at the ECOLuxe Lounge, the premiere socially conscious luxury event.
“I think it’s so important to educate celebrities on how to have a sustainable lifestyle with all Made in America products and this event truly helps to foster that,” emphasized Durkin.
This super cool and super eco lounge celebrated the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Nominees & Presenters while raising awareness and funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters Los Angeles on Sunday, August 24th at the Stardust Penthouse at the Beverly Hilton. LA’s leading sustainable TV/film product placement producer, Debbie Durkin brought eco conscious brands, luxury vacations, and the best in lifestyle together in one place for an unforgettable event!
Hosted in the world-famous Beverly Hilton, EcoLuxe Lounge guests enjoyed a Sunday filled with wine tastings from Club W, farm to-table-fare from Circa 55, a Man Glam lounge, Luxury travel vacations from Caribbean Living Magazine, the best in fall fashion and beauty, a celebrity pet lounge and music from DJ Dime, all in a spectacular space designed by White Lotus Productions.
Eric from Club W Wines, a great wine club that is reasonably priced at $39.00 a month for three bottles of wine delivered to your door, that have been selected to suit your favorite taste.
Eric Furnee, was so pleasant to talk sharing with THT, that Club W Wines wants people to play with their palate and likes and dislikes about wine in order to select the right wines for delivery.
While there, Circa 55 offered yellow squash topped with a lovely cheese hor dourves.
Peta Phipps, the editor of Caribbean Living Magazine, was on hand to share the Island experience with the Emmy Nominees. Caribbean Living Magazine, can transport anyone to the islands at anytime, while anywhere, on set, or in the limo.
Upon arriving at the EcoLuxe Lounge Gifting Suite at the Stardust Penthouse at the Beverly Hilton, Kate Linder, Esther Valentine on “The Young & The Restless” was met, she shared that she will be in a new film this Fall with Katie Holmes titled “Miss Meadows”. Which will be great news for all “The Young & The Restless” followers.
Speaking with Kelly Ann Novak of Youth Eternal an all natural skin care product was happy to Premier her silky, wonderfully fragrant oil at the EcoLuxe Gifting Lounge.
Youth Eternal is made of 22 essential oils, including Virgin Coconut, and a favorite Ylang-Ylang. The bottle, logo, and oil have all been created by Kelly Ann Novak. When you shake the hands of Kelly Ann Novak and her assistant Lena Novak, you will be greeted by a fresh softness that can be yours.
“You won’t have to lie about your age, your youthful glow will do it for you!” ~ Kelly Ann Novak
Brook A. Frank and his business partner Morgan, are bringing freshness to all the men attending the suite with Fresh Balls, a masculine grooming product.
Claudia Wells, Jennifer Parker of Back to The Future, has something new for you. Get ready to look wonderful on the Red Carpet, turn heads and feel like a STAR!
Craig Scime the host of ET Now, the soon to be seen House vs House, and various FYI and Fox Network programming. http://www.craigscime.com/
Gleb Savchenko of Dancing with The Stars was on hand to spread his charm. Gleb shared with THT, that he plans to act, in feature films after Dancing with The Stars.
The most notable names in TV and Film stopped by Ecoluxe Lounge such as Beau Bridges (Masters of Sex) , Damien Puckler (Grimm), Gleb Savchenko (Dancing with the Stars), Sam Richardson (Veep), Elliott Gould (Ray Donovan), Alysia Reiner (as profiled in the #figstyleswap event (https://thehollywoodtimes.net/2014/08/21/give-take-hosts-super-swank-eco-event/) and Madeleine Brewer (stars of Orange is the New Black), Patrick Gallagher (Night at the Museum), Teyonah Parris (Mad Men), Wes Ramsey (CSI: Miami) talking about the importance of posture alignment with AlignMed, Alex Meneses (The Goldbergs), Drew Seeley (A Cinderella Story), Tenille Houston (The Canyons), Erin Murphy (Bewitched), Taylour Paige (VH1’s Hit the Floor), Scott Bailey (The Bay), Maitland Ward (Boy Meets World, Octavius Johnson (Ray Donavan), Drew Scott (Property Brothers), Kate Linder (The Young and the Restless), Scott Bailey (Mistresses, The Bay), Sayed Badreya (Ironman), and Kyle Keller (VH1).
Others who graced the Stardust Penthouse at The Beverly Hilton during the Ecoluxe Lounge Gifting Suite.
Dalal Bruchmann’s Award Winning “Suddenly” Single Grabs More Nominations! @DalalMusic
Tess Broussard was recently at Hollyshorts Film Festival, and here she is gracing us with her positive energy. http://www.tessbroussard.net/tess/
Canine Caviar & Feline Caviar’s Holistic Alkaline-based pet foods, shared some great wet cat food with THT. It comes in a recyclable container, and Milo was very impressed!
Vypassetti, is the name of a cake pop company based in San Fransico area, that can monogram your logo on a cake pop to make your event that much more special. Vypassetti is a family business, run by Vy Passetti, with help from Antonio Passette, Chi Hoang, and Kim Hoang. Vypassetti cake pops, came out of the need for a back up treat for Ms.Vy Passetti’s four year old birthday.
Mark Roscoe and his team made up of Valerie, Ginger, and Bill, go all the way to make your evening a smashing success starting with you! A Mark Roscoe gown, is made to fit, and made to make you look fabulous!
“MAKE A STATEMENT WITHOUT UTTERING A WORD”
~ Mark Roscoe
“My gowns are all one-of-a-kind fabrics that have a lot of movement that can make the dress look more dramatic,” said Mark Roscoe of his elegant couture line.
Now it is time for make-up and what better application than with an all natural sponge, brought to us by J.Andre. These sponges are being grown above grown in an undisclosed location. Janae used her name and her dogs name Andre to name the company. Andre’s picture graces the logo poster.
Adding to the eco nature of the event was how environmental the products were. “You can wash these sponges over and over again,” said Janae Tanner, CEO of J. Andre all natural cosmetic sponges.
Alina wanted to bring a chic, beautiful product to the home for a pets comfort. Adding style to a functional item was her goal and she reached it!!! Yeah, for US!
An Upholsterer, a supplier for the upholstery business and now working herself. Aline has accomplished bring a washable, beautiful, comfortable pet bed to the home decor market. USA made in Miami, FL. A dog can now feel like a star and be the envy of the neighborhood with a Baylee Nasco bed!
The Rein Coat company started Paula and Lew Hege, who were more than happy to premiere this custom made product on the West Coast for the pet. Lew Hege, explained the patent on the design of the Rein Coat, and how each one is hand sewn.
Chris Wood from Vampire Dairies came up to the Ecoluxe Lounge and told THT to accept “Psycho Pathic Villian” this season.
The ECOluxe lounge selects a charity that will benefit from awareness and recognition during the gifting suite. This year the fortunate recipient of that honor is Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles.
“Sit up straight, and eat your vegetables,” is that not the advice your mother gave? Well now with the new POSTURE SHIRT by ALIGNMED one of these maybe easier to do. Clinically proven to improve your posture, comes a functional apparel item that will be a must have in the wardrobe. Bill Schultz is a chronic pain survivor, who developed this product to help ease that pain, with great success.
Dalal Bruchmann her new song “Suddenly” is quickly becoming nominated for different awards in the music field. @DalalMusic
Dalal Bruchmann is an Austria born artist who sports different avenues to display her talents. She is a true individual with something very fresh to offer. As Dalal sets to launch get ready for sold out concert venues, where she will rock your socks off. Accompanying Dalal Bruchmann, was Sasha Boudreaux, who owns and operates BOUDREAUX MEDIA GROUP is a full service entertainment company that specializes in the digital arts, social media management, artist management and music licensing worldwide. Sasha Boudreaux shared that work on a new documentary about hair is close to being done. www.hairdocumentary.com The Hair Documentary will explore the emotions around hair, what it feels like to have it, loose it, deal with hairs changes upon our heads.
The 2014 Ecoluxe Lounge featured brands including: Nourishing Beauty Serum from Youth Eternal by KellyAnn (www.youtheternalbykellyann.com); Canine Caviar & Feline Caviar’s Holistic Alkaline-based pet foods (http://www.caninecaviar.com/), Baylee Nasco luxury pet beds, California fare from Circa 55 (http://www.beverlyhilton.com/circa-55-beverly-hills-restaurant”>http://www.beverlyhilton.com/circa-55-beverly-hills-restaurant), Fresh Balls from FreshBody.com, Mark Roscoe Couture’s red carpet gowns and silk ties (markroscoedesign.com), White Lotus Productions, O.P.I. Nail Polish (www.opi.com), Wine Tastings courtesy of Club W—the new generation of wine drinkers (www.clubw.com), Serengeti Eyewear—The worlds finest driving sunglasses (http://www.serengeti-eyewear.com/), VyPassetti Cake Pops designed in honor the nominees (vypassetticakepops.com), Caribbean Living Magazine Exotic Vacations (http://www.caribbeanlivingmagazine.com/), the premiere calming coat for the discerning dog—The Rein Coat (http://www.thereincoat.com/), men’s designer wear for less from Armani Wells (www.armaniwells.com), OC Hair & Makeup (www.ochairandmakeup.com), Artistix Art Meets Fashion; John Paul Pet Products (http://www.johnpaulpet.com/), Tamala Lingerie , HAI Styling Tools (http://www.hai-elite.com/), the world’s best posture devices from AlignMed (www.alignmed.com) and JAndre all natural cosmetic sponges (http://jandresponges.com/).
The charity partner, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles (http://www.bbbsla.org/), makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (‘Bigs’) and children (‘Littles’), ages 6 through 18, in communities across Los Angeles County. They develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives on young people. Their mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
About Durkin Entertainment
Durkin Entertainment is an indie TV/Film production company specializing in TV/Film/Celebrity product placement.
LA’s leading creative sustainable producer, Debbie Durkin, produces a series of Main Event Red Carpet Lounges & Green Suites each year during Sundance (Eco Hideaway), Green Grammys, Eco Oscars, Eco Hollywood Earth Day, MTV Movie Awards ECO Lounge, and Eco Emmys, each lounge produced sustainable while benefiting Charity and environmental causes.
About the Beverly Hilton
Opened in 1955 by distinguished hotelier Conrad Hilton, The Beverly Hilton, a Forbes Four-Star hotel, combines the excitement and entertainment of Hollywood with the prestige of Beverly Hills. Nestled at the crossroads of the iconic Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards, the hotel features 569 guestrooms designed to evoke the best of relaxed Californian living, including 101 suites with panoramic city views and inviting indoor-outdoor living spaces as well as nine private luxury suites within The Penthouse Collection.
The hotel’s famed Aqua Star Pool is Beverly Hills’ largest pool and is the setting for numerous recognizable photo and film shoots. The adjoining Aqua Star BABOR Beauty Spa offers guests red carpet-ready treatments. The pool-side Circa 55 restaurant entices guests with locally-sourced cuisine while Trader Vic’s Lounge, a Hollywood staple for generations, offers a lively scene with Polynesian flair.
More info about the Beverly Hilton at http://www.beverlyhilton.com/