Ever wonder what the Emmy nominees and winners do to relax and test products during the busy awards season? They visit the Backstage Creations Giving Suite. A-list celebs like Emmy winner Viola Davis, nominee Anthony Anderson, LL Cool J and Emmy winner Jane Lynch were just a few of the stars who stopped by the suite during Emmy week in Downtown Los Angeles.
The only official suite in the Microsoft Theater where the Emmy Ceremony hosted by Andy Samberg was held, showcased a number of exciting brand-new, never-before-seen products and top merchandise.
As an added bonus, the celebrities who participated helped to raise up to $150,000 in donations to support the Television Academy Foundation which was created to usher in and mentor the next generation of the television writers, actors, producers and production staff.
The Giving Suite featured more than 30 vendors including ChapStick, Melissa Shoes, Colgate, Marchon Eyewear and popular manufacturer Bose, which offered a choice product of noise canceling headphones.
ChapStick, offering Vanilla and Citrus flavored lip balm, stressed the importance of staying hydrated on the carpet in the scorching summer heat.
The Crio Bru Cocao company, offered their delicious drink that was brewed from 100% cocoa beans for a sweet and natural twist on cocoa.
One of the most delightful items offered was a Lilyfield Cakes which offered individual boxed cakes that could be given as party favors, special birthday gifts and the larger cake could be the perfect housewarming gift when another bottle of wine just won’t do. Each large cake comes with fresh flowers and was designed to ship anywhere in the states to let your special someone know that you are thinking of them no matter where they are in the world.
For the world traveler, the suite offered a luxurious trip to New Zealand where one could relax and get the ultimate workout while winding down after a long session at work. Kinloch Club was just the ticket and where Academy Award winner and Emmy nominee Adrien Brody declared that New Zealand has the nicest people.
Myla’Cor Martinis turned any drinker into a martini lover with its sweet lemon taste. The “Great Gatsby” 30s style theme was a big hit among those who visited the suite that weekend.
Melissa Shoes offered a wide selection of shoes that were stylish comfortable and smelled like candy. The company’s global appeal stood out in the name “Melissa” which was chosen because it is one of the only named that is pronounced the exact same way in any language.
This year’s Giving Suite was created and styled by Josh Johnson of Interior & Event Designs who used the glitz and glamour of Hollywood for the suite’s theme.