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Once again, I had the joy of attending the DPA Emmy’s 2009 Gifting Suite produced by Nathalie DuBois-Sissoko at the ritzy Peninsula Hotel in the heart of Beverly Hills, CA.

Me in my Envelope dress that Lilia Todd made for me

Me in my Envelope dress that Lilia Todd made for me with Simply Spray fabric paint

Founder, Nathalie DuBois-Sissoko creates a whole new distinct gifting experience tailored to the stars for each major award show and film festival around the world. She has hosted suites in Cannes, France, Venice, Italy and Dubai during their respective film festivals creating a timely momentum for the hottest and chicest stars to attend.

With over 42 brands for the Emmy’s suite, DPA gifting suites offer the newest and most unique products and services to celebrities, nominees and presenters for almost all the major entertainment Awards shows (Oscars, Golden Globes, Emmy’s among others). A few celebrities who attended this suite were Vanessa Williams, Angela Basset, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Beau Bridges, and Kate Flannery and more.


Angela Basset

Come with me into this fantasy suite and prepare to get relaxed, pampered and beautified…

Relaxation at the DPA gifting suite is part of the luxury package. Massages by THE MASSAGE EXPRESS were set up to get the tangles and twists out of the guests. For men only, FLOYD’S 99 BARBERSHOP offered grooming services right inside the suite. For the ladies and metrosexuals, high-toned manicures by NETTIE SCRUB were provided. The famous New York spa, SPHATIKA, offered in house treatments and the introduction of their sensational skincare line utilizing the elixir of quartz crystal.

Beautification is the cornerstone of the pampered. High definition makeup and skincare by Japan’s KohGenDo was available for guests wanting to experience makeup perfect for high definition TV and film. Those craving lush lashes, eyelash extensions were offered by LONG MI LASHES. For that womanly scent, ‘Jus d’amour’ by PARFUMS MERCEDES were gifted in fetching sterling silver bottles.

Of course, the beautification continues with adorning your body with jewels and garments. One-of-a-kind evening dresses by SODALISCIOUS, casual, slinky dresses by EVA VARRO, all had merchandise on hand ready to dress anyone at a moment’s notice. Other garments at the DPA suite included French underwear designer PULL-IN, ANNA KOSTUROVA’S sexy swimwear, whimsical English knitwear and crochet designer DOMAKAYA, German luxury hosiery FALKE, and CHARLOTTE TARANTOLA (be sure to check out her darling Disney collection). ENERGETIX offered healing magnet therapy jewelry and Canadian jewelry designer FEENIEBEADIE with beautiful Swarovski crystals, silver and semi precious stones. To keep the flashing bulbs from blinding you, grab a pair of MARCHON sunglasses – my favorite? The gorgeous multi colored PUCCI sunglasses.

Kate Flannery with Sodaliscous

Kate Flannery with Sodaliscous

For unwinding after the festivities included soft and supple silk loungewear and bedding by KUMI KOOKOON. This was incredibly stunning and exquisite. Hong Kong’s MingCha TEA gifted the most amazing ‘blossoming’ tea fit for royalty served by the most charming lady, Vivian Mak.

Guests traveling to New York City must venture to Harlem for a new, experimental retailer called SWING. With exclusive items from around the world, you can find the very best and rare items from music to house-wares to accessories- all under on roof.

The most coveted gift in the DPA suite (also a DPA staple) was a one week stay at the ultra-luxurious French Polynesian resort, PEARL RESORTS and LE TAHAA private island and ST. REGIS BORA BORA. The lucky recipients of this premier resort can enjoy the serene sun, crystal blue waters, and five star service and accommodations that will be memorable for a lifetime.

And with that, now you know all you need to do to feel relaxed, pampered and beautiful is a DPA gifting suite!

Other gifts were provided by Tsila, Green House Soy Company, Wooly Pockets, Dandelion, Napa Soap Company, and Calibowls. Pupperazi and BowHaus represented the pet gift bags. The men’s gift bags included feature Ravi wine cooler, tequila Clase Azul and William Neely perfumes. Two gift bags for celebrity babies were featured by Dandelion, the other one featured Cloud b and Babychix.Finally, a Pilates bag courtesy of Kara Pilates and a wellness bag produced by Exhale Spa rounded out the spectacular gifts.

Premium mineral water from Argentina Gota, Steaz organic and trade free ice teas, as well as Brazilian Cabana Cachaca and St Germain provided refreshments and cocktails. Also featured in the DPA gift lounge were Expressive Fortune cookies, Ice Pan ice cream, and Fling chocolates, Zengari tents, and Gilles Marini calendars.

photos: Kerstin Alm , Ariel Bisbee

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