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EcoLuxe Lounge is Truly Eco-Luxurious!

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!

Oh, what a treat ECOLUXE Lounge has brought to the Emmy  Stars!

Atmosphere at the Primetime Emmys gifting suite event  photo by The Hollywood Times
Atmosphere at the Primetime Emmys gifting suite event photo by The Hollywood Times

 

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.

Beauty Queen Stacy Mealin with OC Hair and Makeup Line photo by The Hollywood Times
Beauty Queen Stacy Mealin with OC Hair and Makeup Line photo by The Hollywood Times

 

“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.

Stacy Mealin's OC Hair and Makeup banner photo by The Hollywood Times
Stacy Mealin’s OC Hair and Makeup banner photo by The Hollywood Times

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 of Club W wine club photo by the Hollywood Times

Eric Furnee of Club W wine club photo by the Hollywood Times
Club W direct to you photo by The Hollywood Times
Club W direct to you photo by The Hollywood Times

 

 

 

 

 

 

Undercard Wine by Club W a wonderful Cabernet Sauvignon photo by The Hollywood Times
Undercard Wine by Club W a wonderful Cabernet Sauvignon photo by The Hollywood Times

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.

Peta Phipps editor of Caribbean Living Magazine photo by The Hollywood Times
Peta Phipps editor of Caribbean Living Magazine photo by The Hollywood Times
Jiff at the Caribean Living Magzine photo by The Hollywood Times
Jiff at the Caribean Living Magzine photo by The Hollywood Times

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peta Phipps and Jiff at Caribbean Living Magazine table photo The Hollywood Times
Peta Phipps and Jiff at Caribbean Living Magazine table photo The Hollywood Times
Actor Elliot Gould takes a bite out of Caribbean Living Magazine  photo by The Hollywood Times
Actor Elliott Gould takes a bite out of Caribbean Living Magazine photo by The Hollywood Times
Katie Linder of "The Young of The Restless" photo by The Hollywood Times
Kate Linder of “The Young of The Restless” photo by The Hollywood Times

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vu7qAPp1v98

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 creator Kelly Ann Novak photo by The Hollywood Times
Youth Eternal creator Kelly Ann Novak photo by The Hollywood Times
Youth Eternal PM oil by Kelly Ann Novak photo by The Hollywood Times
Youth Eternal PM oil by Kelly Ann Novak photo by The Hollywood Times
Kelly Ann Novak of Youth Eternal with Scott and Adrienne Bailey
Kelly Ann Novak of Youth Eternal with Scott (“Mistresses,””The Bay”) and Adrienne Bailey

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.

Fresh Boday banner photo by The Hollywood Times
Fresh Boday banner photo by The Hollywood Times
Fresh Balls tube  photo by The Hollywood Times
Fresh Balls tube photo by The Hollywood Times
Armani Wells banner photo by The Hollywood Times
Armani Wells banner photo by The Hollywood Times

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!

 Actor Sayed Badreya with Claudia Wells of Armani Wells in "Back to The Future" themed shirts. Wells starred in that modern classic film.  Photo by The Hollywood Times

Actor Sayed Badreya with Claudia Wells of Armani Wells in “Back to The Future” themed t-shirts.  Photo by The Hollywood Times
ET NOW Host Craig Scime with Patricia  photo by The Hollywood Times
ET NOW Host Craig Scime with Claudia Wells photo by The Hollywood Times

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 of Dancing withThe Stars photo by The Hollywood Times
Gleb of Dancing withThe Stars photo by The Hollywood Times

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.

Gleb of Dancing witt the Stars photo by The Hollywood Times
Gleb of Dancing witt the Stars photo by The Hollywood Times

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).

Elliott Gould of Ray Donovan at the EcoLuxe Lounge photo by The Hollywood Times
Elliott Gould of Ray Donovan at the EcoLuxe Lounge photo by The Hollywood Times

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others who graced the Stardust Penthouse at The Beverly Hilton during the Ecoluxe Lounge Gifting Suite.

Actress Erin Murphy is "Bewitching" on the Eco Carpet photo by The Hollywood Times
Actress Erin Murphy is “Bewitching” on the Eco Carpet photo by The Hollywood Times
Actor Patrick Gallagher  photo by The Hollywood Times
Actor Patrick Gallagher photo by The Hollywood Times

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Actress Alysia Reiner is in her eco element  photo by The Hollywood Times
Actress Alysia Reiner is in her eco element photo by The Hollywood Times
Elena of Posture Shirt ALIGNMED and Dalal Bruchmann photo by The Hollywood Times
Elena of Posture Shirt ALIGNMED and Dalal Bruchmann photo by The Hollywood Times

 

Dalal Bruchmann’s Award Winning “Suddenly” Single Grabs More Nominations!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMthsvXIOlI

 

Tess Broussard of Comedy Channel photo by The Hollywood Times
Tess Broussard of Comedy Channel photo by The Hollywood Times

Tess Broussard was recently at Hollyshorts Film Festival, and here she is gracing us with her positive energy. http://www.tessbroussard.net/tess/

 

Tess B
Tess Broussard and Ava at J.Andre table. Photo by The Hollywood Times

 

 

 

 

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!

Cannie Caviar Holistic pet food photo by The Hollywood Times
Cannie Caviar Holistic pet food photo by The Hollywood Times
Milo of THT  trying out Feline Caviar.  Phot by The Hollywood Times
Milo of THT trying out Feline Caviar. Phot by The Hollywood Times
Milo actually eating this first time Feline Caviar meal with no finickiness photo by The Hollywood Times
Milo actually eating this first time Feline Caviar meal with no finickiness photo by The Hollywood Times

 

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.

Vypassetti square cake pops photo by The Hollywood Times
Vypassetti square cake pops photo by The Hollywood Times

 

 

Vypassetti cake pops. What a treat!  photo by The Hollywood Times
Vypassetti cake pops. What a treat! photo by The Hollywood Times

 

 

 

 

Jiff posing with Vypassetti cake pops photo by The Hollywood Times
Jiff posing with Vypassetti cake pops photo by The Hollywood Times

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

Mark Roscoe and Ginger showing one of his prized creations. Photo by The Hollywood Times
Mark Roscoe and Ginger showing one of his prized creations. Photo by The Hollywood Times

“MAKE A STATEMENT WITHOUT UTTERING A WORD”

                                        ~ Mark Roscoe

Mark Roscoe banner photo by The Hollywood Times
Mark Roscoe banner photo by The Hollywood Times

“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.

Janae Tanner of J. Andre with her eco line  photo by The Hollywood Times
Janae Tanner of J. Andre with her eco line photo by The Hollywood Times
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Janae Tanner of J. Andre with her Assistant Photo by The Hollywood Times
J. andre poser being signed by the Emmy nominees. Phot by The Hollywood Times
J. andre poser being signed by the Emmy nominees. Phot by The Hollywood Times

J. andre will provide a wonderful variety of sponges.  Photo by The Hollywood Times
J. andre will provide a wonderful variety of sponges. Photo by The Hollywood Times

 

J.Andre make up application sponge.  Photo by The Hollywood Times
J.Andre make up application sponge. Photo by The Hollywood Times

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Owner/Operator Alina  of  photo by The Hollywood Times
Owner/Operator Alina of photo by The Hollywood Times

 

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!

Baylee Nasco pet beds photo by The Hollywood Times
Baylee Nasco pet beds photo by The Hollywood Times

Baylee Nasco pet bed to match any decor. Photo by The Hollywood Times
Baylee Nasco pet bed to match any decor. Photo by The Hollywood Times

 

 

 

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.

The Riens Coats founders Paula and Lew Hege photo by The Hollywood times
The Riens Coats founders Paula and Lew Hege photo by The Hollywood times

 

 

Jiff trying on a "Rein Coat" photo by The Hollywood Times
Jiff trying on a “Rein Coat” photo by The Hollywood Times

Chris Wood of Vampire Dairies photo by The Hollywood Times
Chris Wood of Vampire Dairies photo by The Hollywood Times

Chris Wood from Vampire Dairies came up to the Ecoluxe Lounge and told THT to accept  “Psycho Pathic Villian” this season.

Oc Hair and
Oc Hair and Make Up by Stacy Mealin Photo by The Hollywood Times
Miss America Tiffany  Photo by The Hollywood Times
Ms America Tiffany Photo by The Hollywood Times
Miss America 2014 stopped by The
Ms America 2014 stopped by The Girls and Boys Club organization table.  Photo by The Hollywood Times

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.

Actor Beau Bridges with Bill Schultz, president and founder of AlignMed with Elena in an AlignMed sportsbra photo by The Hollywood Times
Actor Beau Bridges with Bill Schultz, president and founder of AlignMed with Elena in an AlignMed sportsbra photo by The Hollywood Times

Posture Shirt plaque
Posture Shirt plaque

 

Back of info. plaque for Posture Shirt
Back of info. plaque for Posture Shirt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sasha Boudreaux and Dalal Bruchmann  photo by The Hollywood Times
Sasha Boudreaux and Dalal Bruchmann photo by The Hollywood Times

 Dalal Bruchmann her new song “Suddenly”  is quickly becoming nominated for different awards in the music field. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMthsvXIOlI

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.

Sasha   and Dalal Bruchmann photo by The Hollywood Times
Sasha and Dalal Bruchmann photo by The Hollywood Times

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.

For more information about the gifting suite, please go to durkinentertainmentgroup.com or on Twitter @producerdeb.

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/

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