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me with an Eva Varro tunic

A cool dress by Nina Skarra

Kate Flannery with the President of Kusmi Tea

I attended the fantastic Emmy’s 2010 DPA Gifting Suite organized  by the talented Nathalie DuBois-Sissoko. It was a lovely summer day in Los Angeles and the gifting suite was outside on the patio of the Argyle Salon & Spa on Sunset Boulevard. Stars attending the Emmy Awards were pampered and gifted with the newest in luxury, fashion, beauty and food.

I started with a wonderful shoulder massage from The Massage Express , a traveling masseuse for any occasion and event. Then I had a bit of wonderful tea at Kusmi Tea, a company out of Paris that originated in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1867. Kusmi Tea comes in a variety of  high-quality flavors packed as teabags or loose teas. I really love the beautiful tin packaging, too. Yummy crepes were provided by Crepes Sans Frontieres, a mobile crepe maker available for any event. I overdosed on Nutella crepes  because they were so so good.

After I wiped the chocolate off my mouth, I made my way around the suite and checked out beautiful, vintage-inspire jewelry by RGK D’Zines,  a clean, sweet-scented perfume by Jus D’Amour Parfums, handbags by Paola Gragliatrendy and chic yoga-wear by Delano Wear,  beautiful bracelets by SwedArt embellished with pearls and buttons made from reindeer antlers. SwedArt gave me one in a what else, but … Pink!

My favorite panda, Lil Panda, was also at DPA’s gifting suite. I did a post a few weeks ago on the adorable panda known as Lil Panda. Stylish and hip dresses in slinky fabrics and colorful designs by  Eva Varro were gifted to the stars. I chose a Monet-like tunic that I can see myself wearing on a beach or during a day of shopping. Gorgeous couture gowns were offered to the Emmy nominees by Nina Skarra. Each gown had incredible detailing regarding the cut and style of the dress.

Chiaya showed their new line of versatile wraps that can go from the beach to a night out.  ChewyLou provided fun yoga-wear with inspiring words, like ‘hope’ and ‘give’.  Designer sunglasses were gifted by Marchon. A new character called Jizo and Chibi was unveiled at the suite featuring jewelry, hats, and even a children’s book called “Why A Fly?”. Timree Art showed their whimsical art on ceramic plates, bowls and canvas- all customized to you and your taste. They will even paint your soiree down to the detail of each guest so you can remember it forever and ever!

Luxury beauty line Natura Bisse gave away beauty products.The Argyle Salon & Spa offered their Brazilian Blowout favored by celebrities to all the nominees of the Emmy’s. It is a revolutionary  lasting hair treatment that smooths your hair and makes it full and healthy. A entire line of Brazilian Blowout products were gifted. A fragrant and unusual candle was offered by  Milena’s Boutique. It is an all-natural soy candle in different scents (my favorite is White Jasmine) that when melted can also be used as a moisturizer. It smells so amazing!

Several lucky stars received the DPA staple, a luxurious vacation at Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa. I wound down with a refreshing Steaz drink, a variety of flavors made with natural ingredients and green tea, and a scrumptious Millie’s Cheesecakes, hand-crafted, gourmet cheesecake bites in several wonderful flavors, like lemon. Luckily, they deliver nationwide for cheesecake fans. Speaking of delivery, Wholesome2go delivers healthy, organic foods in the Los Angeles area right to your door.

Also, included in the gift bags were Coca-Cola products, SmartWater, a DVD of Food Matters, and others.

It was a wonderful day at DPA’s gifting suite. Award season has officially begun! Until next time…



PS- Here is a video that I shot of the suite.

photos: Ariel Brisbee

My Hair: Puppycatmeow

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Nora Arzener

Think of the most glamorous celebrity gift suite in the most glamorous city in the world. You can’t help to think of the DPA gift suite titled 2009 ESPACE GLAMOUR CHIC® in Paris, France.   Nathalie Dubois-Sissoko once again dazzles us in her home country and in the City of Lights perfectly timed for the French equivalent of the OSCAR AWARDS® called the CESAR AWARDS®. The event took place at the historic, arc deco HOTEL NAPOLEON where classic French film legend, Jean Gabin shot many of his movies, and where stars like Josephine Baker, Audrey Hepburn, Errol Flynn, and Orson Welles once roamed the halls.


            This year’s suite boasted a wide variety of luxurious skincare for every skin type from cosmetic giant LANCOME, to DERMALOGICA – The Age Smart kit, to Demi Moore endorsed HELENA RUBENSTEIN skincare and makeup (not available in the US).  For the men, BIOTHERM HOMME provided skincare products. BENEDETTA, which means ‘blessed’ in Italian, blessed us with their with holistic skin care. BIO-SALINES, a French skincare brand that incorporates its products with the famed specialty salt, ESPRIT DU SEL, sprinkled the DPA gifting suite.  If the elixir of quartz crystal skincare was more your cup of tea, SPHATIKA shined the DPA gift suite. DANIELE de WINTER showcased her skincare from Monaco inspired by her father’s research and treatment of cancer patients. LE ROI SALOMON (for men) and LA SULTANE DE SABA (for women) took DPA guests on the voyage of the world through its unique skincare line. Artisan bath and soap product maker, LUSH, made DPA guests smell a little sweeter.


Frederique Bel

The Polaroid PoGo, a mobile printer in the palm of your hand (no shaking need) that connects to almost any digital camera or phone satisfied the tech savvy.  PULL-IN Underwear supplied the coverage of another kind for men and women. In the jewelry department, OH DIS LE MOI jewelry graced us with their modern, yet elegant jewelry line. More gifts were provided by  ASICS / Onitsuka Tiger (Tokidoki) sneakers that glow in the dark and tote. For the Rockers,  ETERNAL CLOTHING  gave us tattooed shirts and clothing. 


MARCHON eyewear is a DPA staple with eyewear from designers like Karl Lagerfeld and Fendi. NICOLE VAN DYKE brought back the 1950s and 1960s French style through her handbags and frocks. For the dedicated yoga followers, no wardrobe is complete without SPIRITUAL GANGSTER. PACK AND FLY provided useful and smart travel accessories for the jet set. Remember the days of supple kid leather gloves?  MAISON FABRE, founded in 1924, keeps that elegance alive.


Singer Helene Segara

With many gifting suites these days for every award show, DPA’s unique touch are the exotic travel trips that a lucky guest will receive. Whether it’s the HOTEL GUANAHANI and SPA at St. Barth, APAVOU HOTEL in Mauritius, PEARL RESORT AND SPA, or LE TAHAA ISLAND RESORT AND SPA the destination is sure to be like no other- exotic, relaxing and gorgeous. Look for more DPA gift suites around the world during film festivals and award shows or anywhere where celebrities might mingle. Be pampered!

Refreshments were provided by: TAO drinks, RON VARADERO liquor, WALDERS liquor, PARLIAMENT vodka. 

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