Inside the GRAMMY Gift Lounge

To say I’m just a fan of music is a little bit of an understatement. I think music is necessary for me to function. It’s that serious. I love so many genres and eras of music, I just can’t settle on one. I guess I’m kind of like the GRAMMYs—I appreciate them all. And as you know, the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards® will air on February 15th and I was invited to check out the runway-inspired GRAMMY Gift Lounge.

Open to presenters and performers during three full days of rehearsals at STAPLES Center, I bumped into Shad Moss (AKA Bow Wow) and Diplo inside the gift lounge. And I got a try out and sample some of the goodies like the NOON VR virtual reality headsets, delicious champagne flavored chocolates from Philip Ashley Chocolates, and a Sweet Escape cocktail by the Natural Mixologist.

Produced by Distinctive Assets and presented by TOOLS BY GINA, this year’s gift lounge will offer swag from Phillip Ashley Chocolates’ Luxe Collection,  Belldini apparel, the ultimate fitness package from Fit Club TV: Live in Fitness retreat + Fit Culture Threads designer workout apparel + Fit Culture Fuel health & performance supplements, Flos Floris snap back hats, designer sunglasses from Marchon, custom cocktails & mixology from The Natural Mixologist, NOON VR headsets, SCUF Gaming Infinity 1 professional customized controllers and accessories, SIS by Simone I. Smith jewelry + FOCUS for Men bracelets by Simone I. Smith, Trespass performance clothing and truth Treats for pets along with truth x Vans by Kevin Lyons one-of-a-kind sneakers that encourage everyone to use their voices and creativity to end smoking for good—one of my faves of course!

Talent will also walk away with a preassembled GRAMMY gift bag which will include items from Accept Me Philanthropic Fashion, Adopted NYC, Age Interventionist by Renee Lynn, Big Cat Rescue, Donna Bell’s Bake Shop, Dutton (an imprint of Penguin Random House), Farm Wife Style, Foxwise Jewelry, Garden of Life, Golden Door, GoSmile Dental Pro, Green Gorilla, Healing Saint by Dr. Jane 360, Herb & Lou’s, Hydroxycut Black, Hyperbiotics PRO-15 and PRO_Dental, Jewels By Durrani, KryoLife, Lat & Lo, Love Your Locks Extensions, Mission1 Clean Protein Bar, MONQ Therapeutic Air, Music Connection, Neuro Drinks, Novelty Premium Illuminated Water, NW 58th St., Patina Restaurant Group, Peggy Moffitt Athleisure, PEOPLE Yearbook, Phillip Ashley Chocolates, Planes of Fame, Pooch Selfie, Purely Inspired Organic Protein, Joey Kramer’s Rockin’ & Roastin’ Coffee, Sedona Lace, Slice Lab, Slimware, SOOS Pets, Soothe, St. Heleine Candles, Sticky Heelz, Sundial Powder Coating, Tribute, Wraps, YOOT Tea, Zekkle and 740 Park MD.

Oh to be a celebrity at the GRAMMYs! All of this swag is valued at over $20,000!  Here are a few pics of the items they will get their talented hands on. Including one of the world’s most expensive confections (a 23k Gold salted caramel pecan praline) from Phillip Ashley Chocolates. Here are a few photos I personally snapped inside the GRAMMY Gift Lounge.

SIS by Simone I. Smith jewelry + FOCUS for Men
Philip Ashley Chocolates
Philip Ashley Chocolates
SCUF Gaming
truth x Vans by Kevin Lyons
The Natural Mixologist
The Natural Mixologist