By Darlene Donloe
Awards season was kicked off in spectacular fashion, once again, with the 2nd Annual ‘Endless Summer’ Primetime Emmy Suite.
The star-studded event, held at the Japanese-influenced Gonpachi of Beverly Hills restaurant, attracted a number of celebrities who ate, mingled and then took home bag loads of bling.
The event was held to honor the television industry’s Emmy-nominated actors, former Emmy winners, presenters, stylists and industry VIPS.
“I’m having a great time,” said actress Tamala Jones (Castle). “This is a cool event.”
The highly anticipated invitation-only Hollywood soiree, co-hosted by Oliver Sweeney, presented by Vitabath® and produced by Doris Bergman and Kathy Duliakas, featured everything from body and skin care, electronics, lingerie, fabulous footwear and stunning jewelry, to sexy swimwear, delectable goodies, exotic cocktails and more!
SHAR JACKSON AND JOE MANTEGNA
“I am never taking these shoes off,” said Shar Jackson (Moesha), upon trying on some Joya footwear. “I’m going to live in these. These are incredible. They feel so good. What a cool event.”
Other celebrities on hand included Jackee Harry (227), Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister, William Shatner, Emmy-nominee Dot-Marie Jones (‘Glee’), Vienna Girardi and Kasey Kahl (Bachelor Pad), Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family), Cheryl Hines (‘Suburgatory’ & ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’), Amy Rider (‘Secret Life of the American Teenager’), Andrea Gabriel (Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn), Chris McDonald, Christine Devine, Dee Wallace, Eric Roberts, Fiona Gubelmann (‘Wilfred’), James Kyson Lee (‘Hawaii: Five-O’), ‘Body of Proof’s’ Jeri Ryan, Nicholas Bishop & Windell Middlebrooks, Jillian Rose Reed (‘Awkward’), Joe Mantegna (‘Criminal Minds’), Judd Nelson, Kevin Farley, Lenny Jacobson (‘Nurse Jackie’), Madison Michelle, Malese Jow (‘Vampire Diaries’), Marisa Ramirez, ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Damian Whitewood, Peta Mergatroyd, Chelsie Hightower and Kyle Massey, Emmy- nominee Randee Heller, Rex Lee (Entourage) Rowan Blanchard (‘SPY KIDS’), Sofia Milos, Tyrone Davis, Vanessa Lengies (‘Glee’ new series regular) and Wes Ramsey (‘CSI: Miami’).
Mike Sam was in attendance representing the clothing line Single® by Galina Sobolev, which featured fashion-forward dresses.
“This is an impressive event,” said Sam. “I’m excited to be here and to be able to showcase these fabulous dresses.”
Although it was clearly a “hot” event, Deb Bolner Prost was there cooling down attendees with Cool Off - The Quick Chill Icy Cold Towelettes, an innovative personal herbal cooling towel, only available through the company’s website.
Prost said the product was infused with a clean-scented formula of natural ingredients that includes cooling herbs, moisturizing botanicals and therapeutic essential oils.
“This has been on the market for about a year,” said Prost, CEO of the company. “I’m getting incredible feedback from everyone who tries the towelettes. When you first put the towel on your skin the ingredients give you an initial feeling of coolness. However, because of the ingredients you will remain cool for up to an hour. It has so many uses.”
One of the more popular giveaways was the fashionably hip B Bag™ by LisaBerck™, which came in a variety of colors and designs. Each B Bag™ comes with a card wallet, a red signature heart crystal and a 48' chain strap.
Another hot item was the UhHuhh™ by Intenuum Innovation™, a set of 3-D earphones.
Other vendors gifting the bling included: Oliver Sweeney -- couture designer of men’s footwear; athletic socks by Experia - powered by Thorlo Pads; jewelry by ROYCEWARE; women’s T’s & hoodies by Guerilla Lifestyle; the new Vitabath® Fragrance Collection; Spongeables® LLC shower treats; Dulcenea lingerie; swimwear by BECCA® by Rebecca Virtue; Bootights® by Leg Up™; skin care by Stemulation™ and Prana SpaCeuticals™; Model in a Bottle®; Live In Fitness, an all inclusive Los Angeles fitness retreat; Neuro® healthy functional drinks; Rev7™ -- a revolutionary new chewing gum; Whirl-a-Style®; Hotty Hoody® Cool Sleeve; iStick™ Hands Free Cellular; author Lennie Ross
and her new book entitled “Blow Me!”; Zestra® Essential Arousal Oils™; five-star cuisine created by Executive Chef Yasu Kusano of Gonpachi of Beverly Hills; "Crazy Delicious", "Outstanding" Antonia's Nuts™; Hawaii’s Waialua Soda Works and Hawaiian Springs® Water; Blue Angel Ultra Premium Vodka and Vermeer Dutch Chocolate Cream Liqueurs.
In addition, guests donated school supplies, backpacks and money to the "I Have a Dream" Foundation® - Los Angeles (IHAD-LA), which provides academic, social and cultural enrichment services to under-served youth and their families.