Gifting lounges: They're like Oprah's Favorite Things, but for celebrities who go to awards shows. It's now official that I'm never getting into a Favorite Things episode, but I was lucky enough to get an inside look at one of Oscar week's premiere gifting suites, the Extra Luxury Lounge at the Four Seasons Hotel.
What did the lucky ones walk away with? First up, there was complimentary, on-site hair styling, makeup and manicures at a pop-up L’Oréal Paris Beauty Suite. Then, on to the actual swag. Bottles of Chambord Liquer and Chambord Flavored Vodka; Invicta watches, a gift certificate for TiVo premiere and a year of free service; Yoostar2 Entertainment System Games from Yoostar; Magaschoni cashmere clothing and accessories; UPPAbaby Strollers from their VISTA smart luxury and G-series umbrella stroller line (Jennifer Love Hewitt stoked baby rumors by choosing one and posing for pics with it); FlipOut Sandals and Brazilian flip flops, which both come with interchangeable ornaments; New Era Cap from the EK Collection; a year’s supply of Heineken; Level 99 Denim; a one-year complimentary membership to The Sports Club/LA; and a one-year supply of Trident Vitality gum.
The celebrities had a chance to give back, too. Working Wardrobes, which helps provide new clothes to at-risk men, women and young adults, asked A-listers to donate some of their old threads to be put up for auction. Neil Patrick Harris, Rachel Bilson and Miranda Lambert were among those who turned in some awards-show fashions for the charity.