Destination Luxury’s Luxury Brand Experience showcased Gogobot, the leading travel portal. The exciting event was held on Sunday July 26th at the prestigious Sky Lounge of 717 Olympic Luxury Apartments in Downtown LA. Over 40 high-end brands showcased their innovative products, services and designs to an elite guest list of approximately 400. Ranging from health and wellness, fashion, travel and food; with breathtaking views of LA Live and the Staples Center, 717 Olympic was the perfect backdrop to a stunning Sunday afternoon Red Carpet Event.
If you’d like to participate as a sponsor or vendor for our August 30 event, please contact us at [email protected].
Because parking in Downtown is a bit of a challenge, Destination Luxury partnered with LUXE Valet to help our guests have their cars taken care of. Before arriving at 717 Olympic, guests could download the LUXE app and use our promo code to get valet service on-demand and have their car re-fueled or washed while they enjoyed the event.
Destination Luxury – Destination Luxury is the ultimate destination for all things luxury. Our mission is to capture the most exclusive of locales, events and people in alluring, poignant and inspiring features. With more than 167,000 fans on Facebook, Destination Luxury has become an established social media leader in the world of luxury and all that it inspires. Visit: http://destinationluxury.com/
Destination Luxury Productions – Destination Luxury Productions specializes in creating photography, video & 360 Virtual Reality content for the luxury market. Clients include the Aman Resorts, Ritz Carlton, The Waldorf Astoria, Baccarat, Brioni, Fairmont & many more. For more information, contact [email protected], [email protected] or [email protected].
Upon entering 717 Olympic, the fabulous concierge directors from Cadillac Concierge meet all attendees, they took photographs with a Cadillac ATS and learned more about scheduling a test drive. They also had a chance to win a drive to and from a lunch or dinner on them!
When entering the Sky Lounge at 717 Olympic, guests were met with a variety of luxurious goods, brands and services they could learn about, sample and enjoy.
David Christopher Lee is a photographer and Destination Luxury Publisher. In 1999, David Christopher Lee began his career in the entertainment industry as a photographer on the red carpet. As the first photographer with a digital camera on the red carpet (2.1 Megapixel Nikon Coopix 950), he was able to take pictures of Britney Spears, Beyonce and N Sync and service his images to the press immediately. He has done fashion photoshoots with Lady Gaga, the Kardashians, Mandy Moore, and many more. His work has appeared in Vogue, In Style, Harpers Bazaar, GQ, Rolling Stone and Interview Magazine. He has also photographed over 300 hotels in 26 countries.
photography by David Christopher Lee
The Art of Setorii – Enter a world of a luxurious collection, from Aston Martin to Bugatti, Jaguars and Ferraris, to a rare Rolls-Royce and Vector, these super cars not only inspire the imagination but fuel the heart. The Art of Setorii is a photography book and video series that was formed from a love of collecting and is fused with couture fashion designs. This rare book created by Setorii Pond to honor her Grandfather and showcase the fast and classic cars, passion for collecting the finer things in all of us and making art by incorporating beautiful fashion accents to help to tell the collection’s story.
Monticristi creates designs and provides the finest straw hats in the world as wearable pieces of art for consumers with a high sense of fashion craftsmanship. All Monticristi hats possess unique characteristics through the very diligent and personalized work that artisans put into their craft.
Gogobot’s services help find the best places to eat, sleep or play, based on tips and reviews from foodies, travelers and nightlife lovers. Gogobot featured a Pro Lounge where you could grab a tasty treat provided by Primera Taza, cool down with a refreshing deluxe flavored alcohol-infused ice cream bar for adults by BuzzBar, experience a massage by a licensed Zeel therapist, and walk away with a gift bag that included a stunning piece from jewelry piece Crislu.
Gentleman’s Closet is serving as LA’s one and only Men’s Style Haus; it began as a vision from designer, stylist and brand ambassador Manny J in 2011. Located in the Sunset Media Tower, the studio serves as a one-stop-shop in menswear offering a multitude of services and menswear apparel and accessories.
Founded in 1824 by Alexander Reid, The Macallan was one of the first distilleries in Scotland to be legally licensed. Over the generations, with contributing influences of Scotland, Spain and North America, The Macallan, has perfected its craftsmanship and built a reputation as one of the world’s truly great single malt whiskies of outstanding quality and distinctive character.
Jn Marie Fashion caters to clients who want to create custom designs. Guests enjoyed the company of her gorgeous models, wearing her swim line and lounge-wear. “I really enjoy doing custom work because the look of satisfaction on my clients’ faces when they put their completed dress on for the first time is priceless. I simply love designing and although I am good at doing other things, it is what I am best at and it is what makes me happy as a career choice.”
Allysa Payne Beverly Hills is the culmination of a childhood dream. It was never about being the biggest, most famous, or the wealthiest shoe designer; for Allysa, it was about sharing what she believed was missing in the world of ultra-luxury footwear. Her collection is a work of art born from the finest materials the world has to offer and cobbled together by the greatest artisan craftsmen in Italy.
Prestige Private Air facilitates the safest and most luxurious form of air travel in the industry, at a reasonable price, without any of the inconveniences typically associated with flying commercial or the usual expense of flying private.
On such a hot day, refreshments were provided in abundance for guests who were soaking up the sun! Guests were able to sip on their Neuro drinks, which help provide enhanced energy and focus, as well as a protective dose of key vitamins and nutrients while enjoying the festivities.
The delicious Tatratea was our premier alcohol sponsor for Destination Luxury’s Luxury Brand Experience. Creating modern infusions and combinations on location, where guests were able to sample five different teas and the line was endlessly around the event with eager VIPs coming back for seconds and thirds.
Java Monster provided a premium coffee and cream brewed up with killer flavor, supercharged with Monster energy blend. Coffee done the Monster way, wide open, with a take no prisoners attitude and the experience and know-how to back it up.
Hint water is water, was delicious with 100% natural goodness. Hint water and hint fizz have 0 sugar, 0 diet sweeteners, 0 stevia, 0 preservatives, 0 calories, and 0 gmos so they are perfect for quenching one’s thirst without the extra sugars. They promote a policy of 0 fake. Hint is pure wholesome water with nothing but natural fruit oils and essences.
Through the large-scale use of organic, Non-GMO fruits and vegetables, and implementation of a breakthrough displacement technology called High Pressure Processing (HPP), Suja Juice has become the nation’s leading organic and cold-pressured juice brand. Suja meaning long, beautiful life, embodies the promise that flows from the cold-pressured beverages it delivers in each and every bottle.
Lucka Water comes from the heart of Europe, in a land with the highest number of mineral springs, the limestone-dolomite bowels of mountain range Považský Inovec hide a real treasure: the Lucka spring. Untouched mountain paradise, built by nature for millions of years, guards its angelic pureness, extraordinary substantiality and unique composition to be available for you.
Under Raidar is the best hidden nightlife guide from Los Angeles to New York, and Portland to London. Find the ultimate selection of speakeasy craft cocktail bars, secret prohibition bars & lounges, and the best hidden niche nightlife with under the radar bars.
Atina Luxe is a custom made dress line and the Atina Collection, a ready to wear line by designer Anita Chang. Anita Chang designs with great sensitivity to the needs of wearers in forms, styles, and functionalities. The aesthetic is elegance with attitude, the most ideal combination of elegance and sensuality. They are made to the suit the lifestyle of the jet-setters.
The Kousouli®Method was developed from early events in Dr. Theo Kousouli’s life, starting when he was semi paralyzed in a pool accident; further developed after open heart surgery for a failing aortic valve. The Kousouli® Method is the culmination of Dr. Kousouli’s clinical practice experience, research and studies in numerous disciplines utilizing aspects of ancient wisdom, philosophy, nutrition, theology, neurology, physiology, quantum physics, energy healing, clairvoyant meditative practices, and hypnotherapy to deliver new levels of personal achievement and self-realization for humanity.
Dr. Halland is a Regenerative Medicine specialist, stem cell innovator and focuses on solutions and techniques that enable the body to repair and heal damaged tissues to restore normal function. Regenerative Medicine is the tool to provide a platform towards improved health, pain management, and even beauty.
Caligenix™ is a genetic-based lifestyle, health and wellness initiative based in Southern California. Discover your genetic nutrition & fitness profile with Caligenix.
Guests were left in awe after being dazzled by international world class magician, David Minkin, who performed a private show inside the screening room of the Sky Lounge. A regular Magic Castle performer and award-winner, he elevates magic into the realm of art. David travels from LA and performs shows worldwide.
GLAMSQUAD offered guests complimentary hair and makeup touch-up services at the event. Glamsquad is an on-demand, app-based beauty provider delivering professional and affordable hair and makeup services to your home, office, hotel, or wherever you may be.
Guests enjoyed a refreshing KRISP Fresh Living gourmet juice in our juice lounge. KRISP Fresh Living was founded by individuals committed to advocating organic living and was established in 2013 in Irvine, CA. Renowned nutritionists and chefs developed a line of nutritionally balanced gourmet juices and the company’s first gourmet juice lounge opened in April 2014.
Our foodie-loving guests enjoyed a variety of delicious and decadent food creations, made by Phorage. Phorage sources only the freshest, locally grown produce and sustainable proteins.
DoorDash is an on-demand delivery service & app that connects customers with local businesses. Guests were treated to Diddy Reese cookies and apple turnovers from Garlo’s Aussie Pie Shop. Through the DoorDash marketplace and thanks to their revolutionary logistics technology, people can purchase goods from local merchants and have them delivered in less than 45 minutes.
Guests enjoyed tastings of the award-winning mezcal, provided by Sacacuento. Sacacuento is one of the smoothest and most artisan mezcals imported from Oaxaca, Mexico. Sacauento Mezcal has its own agave ranch named Rancho Buenaventura.
Raj M. Sagar was born in Hollywood, raised in Los Angeles is a 5th generation jeweler with a rich family history dealing with Maharajas and royalty dating back to the late 1800’s. Raj Sagar started his career in the procurement and sales of rare white & natural colored diamonds from all across the world. Creating over 80,000 pieces of jewelry and having set jewels for Indian Maharajah’s, Hollywood stars and the trophy wives of modern moguls, the family had a huge hand in the success and making of what Harry Winston is today.
Guests had an amazing time snapping pictures in front of this modern photo booth, provided by Fox Tales, sponsored by Card 1. With this booth all attendees captured fun event memories via photo and video with the FoxTales Storybooth™ and sent images straight to their e-mails.
The MyIntent Project is a catalyst for meaningful conversations and positive energy. Guests could get a ‘their word’ engraved into a MyIntent bracelet or necklace. The organization believes there is purpose inside each of us and we want our efforts to encourage people to share more truth and inspiration with each other.
LA Passport by The Passport Program is a tangible, pocket sized book offering drink specials and highlighting 80+ of the best bars in Los Angeles and encouraging people to get out and explore local businesses by redeeming stamps. For drinking lovers, this is a nifty little black book.
Truth is, we all have things to feel guilty about, but cookies should not be one of them! Audrey’s Cookies provided guests with tasters of Audrey’s Raspberry, Lemon, Chocolate and Pecan shortbread cookies. Audrey was passionate about making the world a better place and Audrey’s Cookies honors her legacy and allows us to share her “enjoy life” philosophy with the world. We love her quotes, ” Have a cookie, Yoga pants were made to stretch”.
Many moons ago, Jean and James coincidentally went to the same culinary school, which was Le Cordon Bleu. They spent a year in research and developing recipes for sweets & desserts, especially that one thing that always brings *smiles* to their faces: small batch artisanal ice cream. Mr. and Mrs. Creamery provided guests with lychee and watermelon popsicle’s to keep them cool in the heat and people loved the little bite sized refreshing treats.
Inspired by the incredible lives and epic journey of her family who were enslaved in Cambodian concentration camps during the Khmer Rouge regime, Los Angeles based jewelry designer, Mei Elizabeth Tan, had a dream to tell the story of her family and that of millions of other victims of oppression and bondage through her designs. Born from that dream was The RISE Collective and its Signature Survivor Cuff, a jewelry line and statement piece devoted to the fight for freedom against slavery.
Gerald Pollock who invented the pacemaker, invented Arasys inch loss system as a revolutionary device that uses a faradic wave, as used in the pacemaker, to find the nerves that supply the muscles and causes a full muscle contraction, which tones the muscles and burns the fat around it. Arasys inch loss is a ‘celebrity secret’ because of the astonishing, instant inch loss results and tones any area of their body effortlessly without any pain, soreness or sweat! Guests got to try out this incredible little machine.
SubPac is brought to you by StudioFeed, a social venture whose cause is to Support Independent Music through community engagement and technology development. SubPac is a patent-pending tactile audio technology – it transfers low frequencies directly to your body and provides you with a new physical dimension to the musical experience.
Soundwall is a new product at the intersection of art, sound and technology. The company envisions a world where art can transcend the traditional wall hanging in a gallery. Soundwall aims to create art revolving around conversation and community – art that lives and evolves. A Soundwall is not “just” a painting – it is an immersive art experience.
LA Society offers access for elite clientele to attend Award Shows such as The Oscars, Movie Premieres, Celebrity Parties, Red Carpet Events, VIP TV Show tickets, Television Show Set Visits, huge sporting events like the Super Bowl, Extreme Adventures and other ultra-exclusive A-List events and experiences.
Homeira’s adventurous creative process encourages you to look at the world through fresh eyes — to experience life using all five senses; sight, smell, taste, touch and hearing. Her insights and ideas guide you to inventively transform how you think, live, celebrate and present yourself. The simplest pleasures from cooking to design and form to fashion and Contemporary art can greatly enhance and elevate your lifestyle. By exercising your creativity, every day can turn from ordinary into extraordinary.
Imerman Angels was created in 2003 on the belief that no one should have to face cancer alone and without the necessary support. Guests were able to play a round of mini golf in support of the cancer philanthropy.
Jiff the adorable pomeranian dog is an extremely talented Movie Actor / Model who has been on TV, Commercials, Films. Jiff is a favorite of Katy Perry and has been seen on Good Morning America, CNN, ESPN, EllenTV among many others and has made numerous live appearances on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and WGN. He came special for Destination Luxury to greet all VIPs. Jiffy the pom is posing with our Editor In Chief, Setorii Pond who is California’s car queen, animal lover and has a rescue dog named Enzo.
If you’d like to participate as a sponsor or vendor for our August 30 event, please contact us at [email protected].