While adventure seekers pack their bags for an early AM flight, others might be loadin’ up the car for an all-out excursion on the open road. And though finding bring-along items can be fun, you’re guaranteed to save time – and find everything you need for your trip – at a GBK gift lounge.
GBK, the luxury lifestyle company based out of Los Angeles, recently held their gifting event at the L’Ermitage hotel in Beverly Hills, in honor of the 2014 Emmy® Awards. There were plenty of road trip-worthy picks to choose from, whether your travels take you to the Crescent Hotel in Beverly Hills (courtesy of Gutierrez Hospitality Group) or a longer adventure to Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort in Cancun (courtesy of Palace Resorts and Caribbean Living magazine).
Di Modolo, the luxurious Italian jewelry company, has an exquisite collection of bracelets, rings, necklaces and earrings that you won’t want to leave home without. Their sterling silver collection is infused with rhodium and 18k yellow and rose gold, and is sure to be your new best friend. The Artisan Group is another fav. Take your pick from thousands of handcrafted treasures, each sure to bring something unique to your trip: handmade resin, gemstone and etched jewelry from Karla Wheeler Design; organic products for the pooch from The Blissful Dog (Boo Boo Butter for bumps and bites will come in handy for those camping trips); coffee cozys from Love Mich Collection – great for the frequent caffeine stops; trendy hair accessories from Sweet Ties Hair Ties; handmade crochet washcloths from Andrea Designs; cards with pop-in salutations from Pop-in-Greetings; and personalized earrings from Camilee Designs.
Other must-haves include Goodnight Kisses lavender lip treatment and SheaLUXE Hand Crème from KIND Soap Company; Nature’s Block mineral sunscreen, Tropical Fruit Enzyme Exfoliant Scrub, and a travel-size lighted cosmetic mirror from Michael Todd True Organics; UVA protection eyewear from Foster Grant; and organic, vegan soap bars and mini cupcake bath bombs from Heather Marianna’s Beauty Kitchen spa line.
A road trip isn’t complete without sugar, and GBK had that covered too. Barry’s Gourmet Brownies had an assortment of peanut butter, raspberry, salted caramel and double chocolate chunk brownies packaged and ready for those on-the-go. LIQRpop frozen popsicles (containing a full-serving of alcohol inside) might be messy for the road, but are a great treat to indulge in on your stretch stop, as well as a little pinot grigio or rosé from Sequin wines.
Sugar rush gone bad? Reception is soon to follow, so grab an LG Tone Infinim wireless headset and jam to your favorite tunes. Your pooch will be glad you did, as he settles in The Original Pet-Pal bed which includes a simulated heart beat to ease any anxiety during your travels.
For those longer road trips, preparing your booty ahead of time might be a good idea. David Barton Gym offers personal training sessions that will have you tush-ready for your drive to The Little Nell in Aspen, Colorado, so you (and your critters) can enjoy the five-star/five-diamond hotel.
Although driving to Bali is out of the question, The Mulia in Nusa Dua is a resort worthy of ditching your car for. Their all-suite properties come equipped with butler service so you’ll have everything you need and desire at this luxurious destination.