You are cordially invited to cover the Official Backstage GRAMMY Gift Lounge, for the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards, Presented by MTG featuring Max Martin…And just like that the clouds parted, the sun shined and the birds sang. Thank you, Mr. Fary.
Inside the Official 56th Annual GRAMMY Gift Lounge backstage at the Staples Center
In my past life I dealt with swag (stuff we all get.) As my career progressed, I swam around the celebrity gift pond pool for a little bit until it became too overwhelming to navigate with a toddler.Recently, I’ve been bitten by the bug again, but not stung where I want to produce an event, but enough where I want to attend the red carpet award gift lounges and write about them.
Just like all of The JetSet Family readers, I’m curious to see what celebrities show up, what they took a liking to, what they ended up leaving with inside their overflowing duffle bags. Depending on the gift suite, it can be anything from fashion, to beauty, to experience packages, and all expense paid trips to tropical faraway lands. This year? Recipients will be taking home $25,000 worth of goodies.
Yesterday, I went backstage at the 56th Annual GRAMMY Gifting Lounge to see what nominees, presenters and performers are snatching up.
Best in show
Here is what I happened to go “GaGa” over:
While I am head over heels smitten for this yellow gold candy pendant, I cannot stop thinking about a pair of gorgeous rose gold hoop earrings I spotted from GRAMMY host, LL Cool J’s wife’s collection, SIS by Simone I. Smith.
This Gramovox was seriously awesome. It was a piece that I could immediately imagine in my living room and a definite conversation piece. Not only is it the first bluetooth gramophone, but the sound was magnificent. This was a big hit with many of the participants.
It’s no secret sunglasses are my accessory of choice. Ever since getting LASIK surgery I have become a sunglass hoarder obsessed with collection any and every pair I can get my hands on. So stumbling across this SOLSTICE Sunglass display of men, women and unisex styles was like a kid being locked in a candy store. I would never have survived.
The iHome bluetooth wireless rechargeable boombox is rad. Over the years, we’ve had multiple iHome products so I was already intrigued; however you cannot ignore this purple awesomeness. It is a fact that JetSet Tot would go b-a-n-a-n-a-s for this baby. (Cardboard for breakdancing not included.)
You know what’s cool? Andre 3000 is cool and these babies from The ZB Savoy Bowtie Co. have him written all over them. I’m always a sucker for a classy bowtie; however will you please look at these pocket scarves? I die. Hello, Father’s Day with this modern twist on the classic necktie gift.
MAJOR PROPS: This is one of two Les Paul guitars that Gibson Guitars had each musician who visited sign to benefit the Gibson Foundation at auction.
A very special side note: I would like to personally extend a huge THANK YOU! to Logan from ODOYO, who graciously sent me home with some fab products to try out for my iPhone. A full-review of the items will be coming down the pike; however I took a test run of the Power + Shell EX rechargeable battery case with kickstand and it is AWESOME.
So who showed up for swag? Here’s the list of amazing talent: Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Peter Frampton, LL Cool J, Kris Kristofferson, Queen Latifah, George Clinton, Neil Patrick Harris, Becky Gomez, Metallica’s Robert Trujillo and Kirk Hammett, Macy Gray, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Gloria Gaynor, Kendrick Lamar, Boys II Men, Backstreet Boy AJ McLean, Lorde, Regina King, Tatyana Ali, Jimmy Jam, Nile Rogers, Tom Higgeson of Plain White T’s, Bobbi Kristina Brown, Diane Warren, Brandy Cyrus, Jack Osbourne, Ryan Cabrera, Lance Bass, Alex DeLeon, Rami Jaffee (big fat puffy heart), Austin Mahone and Kacy Musgraves, Chaka Khan, MC Lyte and Juicy J, just to name a few…
Hugs & passports,
Photos are courtesy of Nicole Standley unless noted otherwise.
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