The editors here at AMBmagazine are still trying to wrap our heads around the Oscar flub surrounding Best Picture. We couldn’t believe the country had to re-live the Miss Universe, Steve Harvey fiasco once more. We’re happy the truth was revealed for Moonlight, but jeeze, that was a real doozy for the academy.
Besides the infamous moment, The 89th Academy Awards left us with much to talk about including the events honoring the show. One celebration we’re still indulging in is a celebrity gifting suite that was produced by Hollywood event planners–Celebrity Connected.
Celebrity Connected acknowledged this year’s award show by rounding up the latest products, gadgets, and innovations for Hollywood’s finest nominees, presenters, celebrities, influencers, and VIPs.
Held at Downtown L.A.’s Millennium Biltmore Hotel, this author was invited, on behalf of AMBmagazine, as a VIP to experience all the fabulous things Celebrity Connected and sponsors had to offer.
For lovers of beauty, hair, and skincare, there were lots of items to delight in including hair extensions by Top Knot Extensions, Handcrafted Shea Butter Body Care Products by Kiss My Butter, makeup by Dome Beauty, handmade skincare items by In The Weeds, haircare by Vision Hair, non-toxic skincare by Balm Skincare, beauty how-to books by Hello Gorgeous!, beard styling products by The Real Man Company, natural body products by My Real Earth, and hemp CBD oils by Pure Kind.
On the fashion front were stylish items for trendsetters such as innovative shoe laces by QuickShoeLace, trendy rings by Villa Sorgenfrei, luxury cowboy boots by Kader Boot Co., handcrafted necklaces by Freeman Jewelry, shirt holders by NV Holders, beaded bracelets by Sand + Stone Jewelry, Swimwear by Okeanos Swimwear, NASA inspired sports jackets by 13-ONE, t-shirts by WantToB, and fashion jewelry by Denizern BKLYN.
Guests had loads of fun with health, home, and lifestyle products, which included breast enhancement supplements by Americlinical, hand sanitizers by Elyptol, handcrafted items by LetterCraft, UNSTICK cooking sheets by DAUGHKUN, handcrafted gem soaps by Kalayaan, performance nutrition supplements by MHP, hemp healing products by Hemp Kitchen, environment apps by System 02:19, dog products byB ella-Maree Natural Dog Products, wireless headphones by Productech, and sphere shaped digital screens by Global Imagination.
Food and beverage items were fancied with game time nachos by Ricos Products, gluten-free, soy-free, vegan bites by Bake Shoppe & Café, vegan soul food by Souley Vegan, sweets by Twizzies Tasty Treats, award-winning edibles by Bliss Edibles & Extracts, gourmet cookies by Collettey’s, liquid activated beverage lights by Glo Drinks, healthy fast food by Matcha Konomi, fresh tea by Kung Fu Tea, energy bars by The Great Gorp Project, root beer sodas by ROUTE 66, cupcakes by Something Sweet by Maddie Lu, Candian vodka by Radouga Distilleries, vegan dessert by Vegan Noms, Hawaiian cupcakes by Ohana Cupcakes, wine by Vital Wines and March Cellars, gourmet sauces by Gourmet Inspirations, organic fermented hot sauce by Burn Hot Sauce, and fruit juices by Nu-Health Fruit.
For celebrity kids and babies, toys introduced were the likes of wooden blocks by Kukkia Kids, fairy toy doors by The Fairy Door Store, GPS watch tracker by TicTockTrack, and family games by Watch Ya’ Mouth.
Celebrities loved seeing nonprofit programs that work on giving back to communities in ways that include feeding the hungry by Feed A Billion, fighting breast cancer by Barbells for Boobs, and improving employment programs provided by Express Workforce Foundation.
Celebrity Connected out did themselves with this year’s Luxury Celebrity Gifting Suite Honoring the 89th Academy Awards!