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Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Getting Grafty


Sundance Film Fest's Gifting Lounge

In between film screenings and trudging through the frozen tundra, Sundance Film Festival guests were invited to Alive! Expo Green Pavilion/MixMedia Luxury Lounge at the Sundance Film Festival, which featured new "green" products, organic spa treatments and what the event's rep calls "eco treats."

Guests included Kevin Sorbo, Jill Zarin (Real Housewives of Orange County), Laura Herring (Mulholland Drive), James Kyson-Lee (Heroes), AJ Buckly (CSI: NY), Beth Stolarczyk (Real World), Clayne Crawford (24), actor Adam Scarimbolo, Diego Luna (Milk/Y Tu Mama Tambien), Hakeem Kae Kazime (24), actor/producer Tom Malloy, Walter Perez (Fame), voice-actor Greg Finely (Lilo & Stitch), Fagun Thakrar (Brick Lane), Heather Kafka (Huff) and others.

Featured at the lounge were multi-colored stone jewelry by Southern California native Michelle Abogado, Virtual Golf Girl designs, Aubrey Organics, 30-minute facials from Dr. Bennett’s anti-aging collagen mask, and the T-Zone Vibration Machine, which reps claim to "shake off those extra pounds." Explorer’s Bounty provided fruit chips, chocolates, coffee and tea. At happy hour, guests were offered Maestro Dobel Diamond Tequila.

ALIVE! Expo Green Pavilion guests participated in Project Green Celebrity Photo Shoot (Project Green – non-profit 501c3 – www.projectgreenusa.org), a new non-profit foundation that raises money for kids to attend eco-friendly summer camps. Guests were also asked to share their “going green” thoughts and tips on camera with NVALEO Enrichment System.

VIP gift bags (made a of jute) included event sponsors' products: Aubrey Organics, Explorer’s Bounty, North American Herb & Spice, Chews 4 Health, Pup to Go, Tea Lab, Tuwa Design Bags (The ultimate in portable solar power...in the form of bags & backpacks, Organic Spa Magazine, Michelle Abogado Designs, Somebody’s Mother’s Chocolate Sauce, NVALEO Enrichment System ( a multifaceted, personal and professional enrichment tool), Sunfusion Designs ( hypoallergenic hardware: earrings, belt buckles and pendants), Virtual Golf Girl LLC designs by Lynni Megginson, Food Should Taste Good, Dr. Bennett’s “Purglo Anti-Aging Collagen Masks & Serum, as well as mini-facial services, and Maestro Dobel Diamond Tequila.

Alive! Expo Green Pavilion is founded and led by "green specialists" Patrycja Siewert-Towns and Kim Shimmel. Alive ! Expo Green Pavilion(aliveexpogreenpavilion.com) MixMedia Luxury Lounge(mixmediaLLC.com) will host an annual Oscar event in Los Angeles March 5 & 6, 2010.

Image: "Heroes" star James Kyson-Lee shows off eco-friendly jewels he was gifted from Michelle Abogado of jewelry box