Attendees enjoyed the Metaverse Experience by cannabis collective BSW Nation Village / Getty Images

Ahead of this year’s Emmy Awards, Hollywood producer Debbie Durkin returned with her ECOLUXE “Endless Summer” Festival and Lounge at the Beverly Hilton’s Wilshire Gardens.

For 16 years, Durkin has helped pioneer uniquely designed entertainment marketing PR campaigns, harnessing the power of live events and entertainment. Her ECOLUXE trademark and mission of EventResponsibly has uplifted brands, women, Black, Latino, and Asian-owned businesses — as well as those with a social impact on sustainable platforms.

The September 9th event also included a fundraiser benefitting spcaLA, an independent, nonprofit animal welfare organization serving Southern California since 1877. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (spcaLA) offers donations run programs and services including Cruelty Investigations, Disaster Animal Response Team, Violence Prevention & Humane Education and a variety of shelter services.

The event featured a formal lunch, pampering by health and wellness brands, an ECOLUXE Golden Metaverse Experience by BSW and sustainable activations making a social impact.

Anjali Bhimani from “Ms. Marvel” on Disney+ checks out dog friendly wellness brand Healthy Paws Herbal Labs

Some of the brands on-site included:

BSW Nation Village showcased a collection of cannabis culture lifestyle gear and accessories hosted by Balbuena Productions ECOLUXE GOLDEN EXPERIENCE, an interactive metaverse gallery and VR activation;

NEFT VODKA premium spirits offered tastings, lifestyle gear, and product for attendees to take home;

Dolce Vida Organic Tequila shared tastings of their four signature flavors- tequila blanco, pineapple jalapeno, lime, and grapefruit;

Luxmary Handbags held a  special giveaway for attendees featuring vintage Louis Vuitton designer handbags worth $1K. In addition, all ECOLUXE attendees received an invite to the Luxmary Handbags Sip N Shop event on Saturday September 10th at their retail store in Burbank. Guest were gifted a generous gift card at ECOLUXE to be used toward any purchase during the Sip N Shop event.  They also be provided gift bag items ranging ($200-$400) value including designer pieces such as a Gucci notebook, Emilio Pucci card holder, Miu Miu key ring, Cartier key holder, Chanel paper weight and more;

Liana Treat & Berry featured an assortment of hand-dipped strawberries, wafers and madeleines in Ruby chocolate and white couverture chocolate, topped with signature drizzle, gold drizzle, marble, and gold leaf garnish;

“Major Crimes” Kearran Giovanni sips NEFT Vodka

Royal Keepers gave VIPS multi use skin and hair care products of essential oils for men and women,  all skin types;

Kimberlicious Kouture Beauty (KK Beauty) cannabis-infused, eco friendly, THC butters & cosmetic collection will gift  perfumes, body butters, lip gloss, lip paint, and tees;

Healthy Paws Herbal Labs provides dog and cat parents with natural organic options to help keep their furry friends stay in optimal health. Now offering sustainable packaging;

Nikki Lund Clothing will be an on-site Sponsor gifting select fashion items to attendees;

Fresh & Meaty BurgersRanked the #2 Best burger in LA and the #1 Turkey burger in LA. Provided samples and gift cards for their Los Angeles and Carson locations; and

generosiTEA, a great tasting tea that gives back to charity through every purchase, from Country singer Stephen Westly.

Throughout the event, KNEKT TV was on-site interviewing stars about their current projects, live-streaming the event.

Professional dancer (Beyonce’s dance Captain) Ashley Everett attends EcoLuxe and is gifted a trip to the Dominican Republic via Casa de Campo 

Celebrities in attendance included NBA Legend, Cuttino Mobley; Grammy winner “Train” Charlie Colin; “Dance Moms” Melissa Gisoni; “American Horror Story” Naomi Grossman; Keith Harris, the Black Eyed Peas Drummer; 2021 Emmy nominee for Best Stunt performer Janeshia Adams-Ginyard, and more.

(L-R) KNEKT TV’s Kent Speakman, Black Eyed Peas Drummer, Keith Harris, Christopher Gianlanella, Naomi Grossman, Gregory Zarian

Read more about last year’s ECOLUXE Lounge Returning to Beverly Hills for Pre-Oscar’s Gathering With KNEKT.TV Special.


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