Lessons in Luxury: DPA Gifting Event Fall 2018

The annual DPA Group pre-Emmy gifting suite was  in the Brentwood Suites of the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel, on September 14 – 16th, just days before the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards. Presenters and nominees, and industry influencers from shows like Blackish, Godless, The Americans, Genius Picasso, Westworld, Big Little Lies, American Horror Story, Walking Dead, This Is Us, Queer Eye, Real Housewives of Dallas and Project Runway were invited to an afternoon of experiential luxury.

Burgeoning brands and classic favorites offered attendees a vast number of luxuries; from food and beverage tastings, hand-crafted jewels and customized and responsibly designed fashions, candles and sparkling dog collars, science forward beauty products to spiritual/physical wellness and cleansing, vegan condoms all provided by burgeoning brands and classic favorites. Ten celebrities were also given trips to Bali and Tahiti thanks to Le Taha’a Island Resort and Spa/The Okeanos Pearl and -Soori Bali.

The exceptional brands represented at this year’s gifting event included; Truth in hand, Bowhaus NYC, HighBrew Coffee, World Yacht Group, RoxyNell, Eva Varro, Jaga, Jack and Jeff Denim Cy, DeMarquet, TomBoyX, Krama Heritage, Barenaked Leather, Lisa Young Lee, Oille Cosmetics, Milena Popovich Candles, Maine Island Soap, La Cristallerie des parfums, Glyde, Rose and Abbott, Synergy, Kumi Kookoon, Sunwarrior, SunnyLife, Light on Lotus, Topo Chico, the Sugared Cake, Rhythm Superfood, Chef Turok cheesecakes, Sparkling Ice, Concrete Beach Brewery, Go Macro and Demitasse with the Hollywood Huskies Foundation as the featured nonprofit for Fall 2018.

The ultra chic world of scents were a revelation with the return of Milena Popovich Candles, and the introduction of La Cristallerie des Parfums, these fragrances are the definition of “avant garde,” — the “Aeria – Topazus” scent is everything. The pop-up lab of Rose & Abbot invented and produced customized cosmetics on the spot, while Kuni Kookoon promised serenity and beauty with eye masks that match their silk-filled comforters.

BowHaus NYC wowed with their sparkling skull doggie collar, Glyde amazed with their line of vegan condoms and lubricants, and both TomBoy X and Barenaked Leather brought the future of fashion, each in their own way, while Roxy Nell offered embellished casual wear and Jaga gave high-fashion accessible and wearable at all times.

All the while High Brew and Demitasse, Topo Chico, Sparkling Ice and Viva Pops kept the energy bubbling. The Sugared Cake took the cake with the gorgeous and glittering “Mermaid Tail Cake.”

Prominent attendees included; Adina Porter (nominee), Adrian Dev (Westworld), Ali Agirnas (Godless), Allen Maldano (Blackish), Allison Fanger (nominee, costume design Grace and Frankie), Audrey Moore (Godless), Bahia Watson, Bailey bass (Avatar), Branden Dirden (The Americans), Brittany Hall (Ballers), Broderick Hunter, Cary Derber (Real Housewives of Dallas), Catherine Dyer (Stranger Things), Chloe Coleman (Big Little Lies and Avatar), Christian Isaiah (Shameless), Christine Seidel (Godless), Christopher Scott (nominee), Dianna Kirkpatrick (nominee), Dot Jones (American Horror Story, Glee), Douglas Smith (The Alienist), Gabriella  Martinez (Young Sheldon), Gilles Marini (Days of Our Lives), Ian Armitrage (Young Sheldon), Isavella Crovetti (Colony), James Dumont (Stranger Things), Jeffrey Nordling (Big Little Lies), Jeryl Prescott (Big Little Lies, Walking Dead), Jimmy Jean Louis (Claws), Karamo Brown (Queer Eye), Lotte Verbeek (Outlander), Margo Martindale (The Americans), Patrick Gallagher (Glee, Sirens), Victoria Konefal (Days of Our Lives) and many more.

A sampling of the gorgeous gifts being offered…

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Some of the prominent & pretty caught on giving & receiving…

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Written by Nicholas Andreas. Photos by Effie Magazine staff & courtesy of DPA Group.

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