Sustainable TV/film product producer Debbie Durkin consistently throws THE must-attend red carpet gifting lounge of every awards weekend. On Sunday, the eco-friendly celebrity gifting guru put on another fab event to celebrate the 2015 Emmy Awards: the #ChristmasInSeptember EcoLuxe Lounge, all in support of Shriners Hospitals for Children – Los Angeles. At the posh party, held at The Avalon in Hollywood, Earth-friendly small businesses toasted to the 2015 Emmy Awards with nominees Beau Bridges (nominated for Masters of Sex), Khandi Alexander (nominated for Scandal), and Naomi Grossman (nominated for American Horror Story).
The #ChristmasInSeptember EcoLuxe Lounge turned the hot summer day into a winter wonderland for the attendees. In the spirit of giving, the gifting lounge collected unwrapped toys to donate to Shriners Hospitals for Children® – Los Angeles, a non-profit dedicated to making medical miracles possible for more than 1 million children and counting. Stars like Orange Is The New Black actress Abigail Savage, Elliot Gould of Ray Donovan, Hercules actor Kevin Sorbo, and top comedian Kym Whitley were also seen happily posing with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the WIREIMAGE Holiday Portrait Studio in attendance.
Scandal actress Khandi Alexander samples treats from the Infiniti Sweets Holiday Candy Bar. Photo credit: WireImage
Smiling cheerily at the Christmas music playing, courtesy of DJ Mike Shay of Superbox
Music and Vanderpump Rules, the big name stars loved all of the small businesses at the event. Stars took home magnificent pieces from both Ammanii Jewelry and AmyMarieRadzik Jewelry, suitcases in a variety of sizes from Chariot Travelware, and trendy picks from Burnetie Shoes. They also got their hair and makeup done by MUA Victoria Rowe & GLAM Squad and raved over the JacobXJordan Urban Style Lounge featuring Sen Couture.
The star guests also happily received wine from Fete Today, met the marvelous owners and played with CUSTOS in the Camp Run-A-Mutt/Tranquil Pet Doggie Day Camp, and had the chance to learn about Resqme Lifesaving Tools. A plethora of savory eats and sweet treats, were also on hand, with guests going gaga over the Sugar And Spyked Holiday Desserts Bar, Rounds Premium Burgers, S’More Bakery, Infiniti Sweets Holiday Candy Bar, and Smoked Fusion BBQ Catering (served on Repurpose Compostables sustainable tableware). The stars stayed calm, cool, and collected with refreshing drinks from Hint Water, NEON energy drink, and Southmore Group.
That isn’t all! At the end of the event, guests left with gift bags stocked with treats from Modern Oats, Pop Chips, YOOT TEA, Justin’s and more. In all, there is only one way to truly describe the #ChristmasInSeptember EcoLuxe Lounge: another one for the books.