Friday, August 25, 2006

Extra Special Suite

“Extra’s” Awards Lounge

(Los Angeles – August 25, 2006) – Celebrities stopped by “Extra’s” 2nd Annual Emmy Awards Lounge at the Hyatt Regency’s Century Plaza on Wednesday, August 23 and Thursday, August 24 for gifts and pre-Emmy pampering. Guests including: “24’s” Gregory Itzin, “Shark’s” Jeri Ryan, “Vanished’s” Ming-Na, “Extreme Home Makeover’s” Michael Moloney and Ed Sanders, “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy’s” Jai Rodriquez, “The Nine’s” John Billingsley, Randy Spelling, “Desperate Housewives’” Andrea Bowen, Joy Lauren & Cody Kasch, “Heroes’” Greg Grunberg, “Lost’s” Maggie Grace, “CSI: Miami’s” Khandi Alexander, Kathy Griffith, Bonnie Somerville, “How I Met Your Mother’s’ Neil Patrick Harris, Alyson Hannigan, Josh Radnor, Jason Segel and Cobie Smulders, “Trading Spaces’” Paige Davis, “Arrested Development’s” Tony Hale, “Big Love’s” Daveigh Chase, Joel McKinnon Miller and Jolean Wejbe, Tia Carrere and “Curb Your Enthusiasm’s” Cheryl Hines were gifted with more than$14,000 worth of goodies.

Items BeansTalk saw/experienced were by: ReVive Skincare; Crocs; Tea Forte; Shure; InSPArations Mobile Spa; Clos Du Val Wine; Keurig; Woodhouse Chocolate; Spoylt Lingerie; SleepyHead Pajamas; SEE Eyewear; Jack Black Grooming Products; Logitech, Fisher Price Kid-Tough Digital Camera

Additionally, two premiere gift bags, created by Jewels and Pinstripes, were given out (to VIPs, which translates to: not us. But we saw the layout and it was impressive) : The first included items from: Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel; AquaMantra; Pearl Swimwear; Sweet Elise European Cakes; Disneyland; Twisted Silver; DermaStyle; B's Purses; LuLu; Britto; Yen Jewelry; Techno Source Suduko; Brown Bag Botanicals; Sweet Peanut; SnuggleBug Baby; Smart Ass; Tabu; Silly b Tees; Salt Water Kisses; English Leather; Heavy Duty; Mama and Bambino and Love's Baby Soft. The second gift bag contained luxurious gifts for Hollywood’s pampered pets and included items by: Bark Avenue Jewelers; Chi-Chi; Pup-Pup Designs; Brody Bags; Just Pet Strollers; Furr Me; Hyde Bark Fashions; Vegas Rock Dog; Aud & M; Winery Dogs Publishing; Hollywood Dog Magazine; Ceasar Millan Inc; Bella Lucy; Cute Little Guys; Triple Crown Dogs Academy, Inc.; Planet Dog and Paper Russels.

Also, Grand Avenue Baby, who showcases the hottest baby and children’s products and fashion lines on the market, gifted items which included: Fisher-Price Kid-Tough Digital Camera; Munchkin iCRIB; Munchkin BLING pacifier; Tiny Toes Baby Wear Gift Sets and Toddler Ts and Trumpette socks.

We LOVED this: Special hors d’oeuvres were passed by Chef Dave Martin. Remember him from Top Chef? BeansTalk loved him on the show and he was great to meet and visit with in person. Moreover, his food was out of this world.