BEVERLY HILLS, (LA ELEMENTS) 2/26/17 – “I have two daughters and they will love this,” says Speechless actor, John Ross Bowie of the Merge VR Goggles he received at the 2017 Writer’s Guild Awards Celebrity Retreat.
Designed and styled by Josh Johnson Home and held at the Beverly Hilton, site of this year’s Writers Guild of America Awards, nominees and fan favorites had the chance to explore and take home gifts from a range of exclusive brands at the Writers Guild Awards Celebrity Retreat.
Aside from Bowie, whose show Speechless picked up a nomination for episodic comedy, the Writers Guild Awards Celebrity Retreat was attended by Barry Jenkins, (Moonlight) winner for Best Original Screenplay, Eric Heisserer, (Arrival) winner for Adapted Screenplay, actor William H. Macy, from the episodic drama nominated show, Shameless, actors Jeff Daniels and Randall Park, (Fresh Off The Boat) talk show host Chelsea Handler and actress Shoreh Aghdashloo, (The Expanse) among many others.
There were a number of outstanding gift sponsors represented at this exclusive event. Sponsors that had much to offer in terms of fashion, fashion accessories, innovative tech and philanthropy.
Croton Watch Company This manufacturer of fine wristwatches have been family owned and operated since its start back in 1878. They view their watches as a functional jewelry that makes a statement. According to their representative, it’s not unusual for Croton to come up with sometimes ten different styles a month. Materials used range from sterling silver to stainless steel, to tungsten. VIP guests had the chance to select one of Croton’s eye-catching designs to take home.
Savannah Bee Company Offering artisanal honey in flavors such as orange blossom and lavender, and everyday honey in such tempting selections as whipped honey chocolate, the Savanah Bee Company also produces honey based skin and beauty products. Dedicated to education on the plight of bees, the Savanah Bee Company is a sponsor of The Bee Cause Project.
Graphic Image The range of color options that Graphic Image offers in their writing journals was impressive. Aside from journals, notebooks, planners, luggage tags, and fashion accessories, all leather bound and personalized upon request are offered by this company.
“We formed in early 2016,” says Jennifer Nicole of her eponymous Jennifer Nicole Collection. “Our purses are all leather and manufactured in Italy. They are on the smaller side so you can carry what matters most. We welcome custom orders and made to orders.”
Indochino This Vancouver based company offers custom made to measure suiting. Clients select a fabric, choose different customizations, then Indochino takes their measurements. It takes approximately four weeks to complete and then the suit is delivered to the customer’s home. WGA nominees and VIP guests were gifted made to measure shirts and a pocket square.
Merge VR The slogan of Merge VR is “We Make Toys of the Future.” All nominees received a set of the company’s virtual reality goggles, which work in sync with iOS and Android smartphones.
Other gifts enjoyed by members of the WGA and VIP guests included Cane + Austin, providers of in home glycolic skin care treatment, ENSSO aluminum pen, and Finsix Dart, the world’s smalles laptop charger.
Backstage Creations originated the gifting suite concept and has created celebrity retreats for such global entertainment events as the MTV Movie Awards. For more information on Backstage Creations please visit their site.
Cover photo of William H. Macy and Josh Johnson and all photos in this article courtesy of Becky Sapp/Wire Image unless otherwise noted.