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Published On: Tue, May 6th, 2014

Eco-Awesome Movie Awards Lounge

Eco Awards productsProducer and sustainable product placement expert Debbie Durkin put together another eco-awesome event, celebrating both the 2014 MTV Movie Awards and Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, April 9 and 10 at the Beverly Hilton.

Held at Bar 210, whose cozy and cushy lounge atmosphere spilled out onto an open-air patio for the event, the Movie Awards Eco Lounge was sexy, fun, and rock n’ roller hip. Over the course of the two days this socially conscious event featured DJ’s spinning solid tunes and an awesome buffet of gourmet cheeses, fruit, veggies, and yes, for the carnivores present, meats courtesy of locally sourced farm to table Circa 55’s chefs. Past the bar serving up martinis, fine scotch, vodka with fruit mixers, the gifting and personal upgrading began.

Baylee Nasco offered the cushiest pet beds in town and luxe pet blankets in jungle patterns and solid – the kind of pet care products that make every cat and dog into a celebrity. O.P.I Gwen Stefani Collection offered gorgeous new nail colors that included the one I got to try – a slate grey that was rock n’ roll spectacular.  Loree Rodkin’s delightful fragrances, leather bracelets and cool tee shirts from Nash Motorcycles, and Transcend Organics heavenly pink grapefruit body scrub – quite a grab bag of wonderful gifting. Transcend’s mix of wild botanicals and organic, fair trade, essential oils is something quite, um, scent-ual. LA + Jo’s boutique fashion and Jockey’s trendy, stretchy boy-shorts were a great clothing match. And then there were C4 belts. Offering a thousand combinations of belts and buckles, the idea is to pick your colors and then choose a cause to support by wearing it. Wearers can choose one of four charities online to determine how the company gives back 10% of the purchase.

And speaking of giving back, the event supported two worthy causes: SAY YES! To Hope in support of cancer survivors, and Fresh Step litters efforts to to raise money for the ASPCA. These efforts included the ability to cuddle with an adorable Catdance kitten, view beautiful adoptable kitties, and generally just get hypnotized by cat love. Tweeting and photo taking = effortless fund raising for a worthy cause.

Meanwhile, out on the patio, you could get a luxe body spray tan or even a tattoo. The organic tans and some pretty awesome eyebrow shaping were courtesy of Glendale’s The Eyebrow Boutique – where eye brow shaping is more of an art than at those mall chain threading emporiums you may be used to. The tattoos – from Perri Ink tattoo artist Adam Daniel. That perk I turned down – perhaps a few more cocktails from the Southmore Group at the bar and I would’ve gone for it.

About the Author

- Genie Davis is a multi-published novelist and produced screen and television writer. New books include the romantic suspense of Executive Impulse (Crimson); more romance and mystery with Between the Sheets (Entangled), co-written with Linda Marr; and the mystery thriller Marathon (Five Star/Cenage). Her previous titles include the award winning romantic suspense of The Model Man and Five O’Clock Shadow (Kensington); the literary fiction of Dreamtown (FictionWorks), and the erotic novella Rodeo Man (as Nikki Alton) in The Cowboy anthology (Aphrodisia). In film, her work spans a variety of genres from supernatural thriller to romantic drama, family, teen, and comedy with an emphasis on independent film. A member of the Writer’s Guild of America, she’s written on staff for ABC-TV’s Port Charles; written, produced, and directed reality programming and documentaries for TLC, Lifetime, PBS, and HGTV, as well as numerous television commercials and corporate videos. She’s also written hundreds of articles on travel, love, the arts, writing, tech, food, parenting, and more.

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Eco-Awesome Movie Awards Lounge