The Oscars (http://oscar.go.com/) bring filmmakers from around the world to Hollywood for one spectacular weekend. In honor of the Academy Awards both nominees and celebrities attend parties and events to celebrate the biggest awards ceremony of the season.
One of the hottest parties in town was the 2013 Eco Oscars. Located at a beautiful mansion in Beverly Hills the nominees and celebrities were treated to amazing live music, wonderful food, signature cocktails and gifts, all to help benefit With Our Words, Inc. a youth development nonprofit organization and Beat Liver Tumors Foundation.
Without Words, Inc.’s Green Celebrity Writing Prompts Project hopes to inspire literacy and artistry to raise awareness about ecology. At risk students from Stockton, California transform eco-themed ideas from stars in the entertainment industry into original performance poetry. The Beat Liver Tumors Foundation provides information and hope for those affected by liver tumors.
The theme of the event was James Bond. As Ian Fleming wrote all fourteen Bond novels in Jamaica, The Jamaican Tourist Board (www.visitjamaica.com), proudly promoted their wonderful culture and vacation destinations.
The Eco Oscars were filled with Academy Award Nominees including, Reginald Hudlin (producer of Best Picture nominee Django), Sam Fell and Chris Butler (Best Animated Film - ParaNorman), Malik Bendjelloul (winner of Best Documentary Searching For Sugar Man), Seamus McGarvey (Cinematography – Anna Karenina), as well as cast and crew from the Oscar nominated films Lincoln and Curfew.
The nominees and celebrities were escorted around the beautiful Beverly Hills estate and introduced to the many treats provided by the sponsors including:
Celebrity jeweler, Michael Green & Co. (http://michaelgreene.com/), let guests try on his beautiful diamond jewelry after which he treated them with an exclusive gift card.
Sustainable boot wraps, HUGRZ (http://www.hugrz.com/), gave guests stylish wraps. Celebrities chose from gorgeous faux fur or knit versions of these amazing accessories.
Men’s designer, Michael Foster (http://www.michaelanthonyfoster.com/), gifted nominees with his 100% Egyptian cotton luxury scarves.
Minky Couture (http://www.softminkyblankets.com/), treated nominees and celebrities with their luxurious soft blankets and fun scarves.
John Paul Pet Grooming Packs (http://www.johnpaulpet.com/), provided pet loving guests with their choice of grooming packs.
Morgan Brand Management gifted Vitaphenol (http://vitaphenol.americommerce.com/), a multi-active toner along with Kaia’s Juicy Bamboo (http://kaianaturals.com/) eco-friendly, biodegradable cleansing and toning wipes to all of the Eco Oscar guests.
Shaklee (http://www.shaklee.com/us/en/), green and clean home products, gave guests Get Clean Home Care Kits.
O.P.I. Nail Polish (http://www.opi.com/), saluted the guests with their Skyfall James Bond 007 lacquer collection.
Stefanie G Beverly Hills (http://www.stefanieg.com/), a celebrity makeup artist shaped brows and gifted her Spring 2013 make-up palettes.
L’Arganium, provided guests with their pure argon oil beauty serum.
In addition to all of these gifts the guests of Eco Oscars were treated to a variety of wonderful food and drinks.
The nominees and celebrities enjoyed a frozen dessert bar courtesy of Lifeway Foods (http://www.lifeway.net/). Lifeway foods has been the nation’s top producer of probiotic foods and beverages and they treated guests to their kefir beverages, frozen kefir with various toppings and coupons that gave Eco Oscar guests complimentary treats at their grocery store.
Coley’s Cuisine (http://www.coleyscuisine.com/) fed guests with a wonderful variety of authentic Jamaican dishes.
AQUAhydrate water (http://www.aquahydrate.com/) provided alkalized water with electrolytes to thirsty guests.
Agave Underground Tequila (http://www.agaveunderground.com/age-verification/) and The Tennessee Spirits Company’s Jailers Premium Whiskey, Breakout 8 Year Old American Rye Whiskey and Forbidden Secret Dark Mocha American Cream (http://www.tennesseespiritscompany.com/) provided a variety of fun cocktails to the Eco Oscars’ guests.
To round out the wonderful event there was a variety of artists playing live music along with DJ Vanilla Chilla (https://soundcloud.com/vanillachilla) spinning music.
Celebrating the filmmaking achievements of the past year while sampling eco-friendly and sustainable products made the Eco Oscars and its Oscar nominated guests the place to be.