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The Official 56th Annual GRAMMY Gift Lounge

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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.

The Official 56th Annual GRAMMY Gift Lounge

Ryan Cabrera + AJ McLean // Imeh Akpanudosen of WireImage

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.

The Official 56th Annual GRAMMY Gift Lounge

Decor provided by Bo Tree and Revamp & Revive

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.

The Official 56th Annual GRAMMY Gift Lounge

Neil Patrick Harris with Gramovox

Yesterday, I went backstage at the 56th Annual GRAMMY Gifting Lounge to see what nominees, presenters and performers are snatching up.

The Official 56th Annual GRAMMY Gift Lounge

The JetSet Family LOVES Rami Jaffee

Best in show

Here is what I happened to go “GaGa” over:

The Official 56th Annual GRAMMY Gift Lounge

Candy pendants // SIS by Simone I. Smith

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.

The Official 56th Annual GRAMMY Gift Lounge

Gramovox // Stream nostalgia with the first bluetooth gramophone

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.

The Official 56th Annual GRAMMY Gift Lounge

SOLSTICE Sunglasses

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 Official 56th Annual GRAMMY Gift Lounge

Steven Tyler // Imeh Akpanudosen of WireImage

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.)

The Official 56th Annual GRAMMY Gift Lounge

The ZB Savoy Bowtie Co. // Bowties and pocket scarves

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.

The Official 56th Annual GRAMMY Gift Lounge

Gibson Guitars // Autographed Les Paul

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.

The Official 56th Annual GRAMMY Gift Lounge

Jack Osbourne with ODOYO // Tiffany Rose of WireImage

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.

The Official 56th Annual GRAMMY Gift LoungeRegina King + Queen Latifah

Regina King + Queen Latifah

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…

The Official 56th Annual GRAMMY Gift Lounge

Billie Joe Armstrong // Alison Buck of Wire Image

Hugs & passports,

– Nicole

Photos are courtesy of Nicole Standley unless noted otherwise.

 On occasion, contributors of The JetSet Family receive products, compensation and/or services gratis or at discounted rates. This practice does not hinder the influencer’s point of view. All descriptions are factual and accurately reflect the overall experience.

Review overview
  • Brandy Nelson January 27, 2014

    Oh how incredibly cool! We watched the Grammys tonight, and I absolutely loved all of the performances. I was just sad that Bruno didn’t perform…I am more than a little bit obsessed with him!

  • amanda January 27, 2014

    i was on a train so i didn’t get to see them but WOW, looks like i missed some great stuff (and of course i didn’t get to the gift lounge, lol)

  • becka January 27, 2014

    I am in love with that purple boom box! My kids would go gaga over it!

  • heather January 27, 2014

    oh, how cool! I love Neil Patrick Harris! jealous that you got a photo opp with him 😉

  • Myrah - Coupon Mamacita January 27, 2014

    I had the opportunity to tweet for the new Gain Flings campaign during the Grammys so I totally understand how you felt! What an amazing opportunity!

  • Celebrate Woman January 27, 2014

    What a cool experience, Nicole!
    It’s great to read about all the happenings behind the scenes from your personal point of view! Loved it! And Thank You!

  • Ashley M January 27, 2014

    What a fun experience! I would have probably stolen Neil Patrick Harris home in my pocket!

  • Anne January 27, 2014

    Looks like fun! Can’t help noticing that Steven Tyler’s nails look better than mine do most days.

  • cindy b January 27, 2014

    How cool is this! loved checking out all the pics! looks like an amazing time and would love to see all the stars!

  • Jayne Townsley January 27, 2014

    Interesting stuff. I think I would have enjoyed the sunglasses the most

  • Claudia Krusch January 27, 2014

    That is solo cool! What an amazing experience!

  • Ondria Witt January 27, 2014

    How incredibly awesome for you! I would love the chance to meet NPH- love him!!

  • Marysa January 27, 2014

    This looks like so much fun, and I love seeing all the goodies that they had! Thanks for sharing, I love entertainment news 🙂

  • Maye Domencil January 27, 2014

    That’s a great experience. I have never been that close with celebrities here. I have seen some from a far and I can’t explain the thrill I have felt. What more if you are that close with them.

  • 3citygirlsnyc January 27, 2014

    Great photos. I wish I was there!

  • Denise Gabbard January 27, 2014

    Very cool photos! Steven did not seem too impressed with that purple boombox though, did he?

  • Danielle @ We Have It All January 27, 2014

    OMGosh how fun! You got some amazing coverage!

  • Bibiana Bailey January 27, 2014

    I love Neil Patrick Harris …. this is such an amazing opportunity. So jealous,lol 🙂

  • Cara January 28, 2014

    This looks like so much! I would love to go to the grammys!

  • Lexie Lane January 29, 2014

    Oh! I would definitely have enjoyed this just so I could see Steven Tyler! So cool!


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