Few years ago, Nathalie Dubois and DPA produced the official Billboard Music awards DPA gift suite, backstage at the Billboard Music awards for Dick Clark Productions, at the MGM Grand, in Las Vegas. She always knew she will come back for an event in Vegas. In February 2021, in the middle of the Covid-19 crisis in LA, she created the first “Drive up”, the week of the Golden Globes. Stars nominated for a Globe came to a hotel, open their trunks, and got all their presents. It was more than a drive up; it was a party! Everybody came out of their cars and took pictures with the products. Huge success for DPA! The firm (owner of giftingsuite.com) used that lockdown time, to revamp its concept and stayed alive.
DPA decided to come to Las Vegas, the week of the Grammys, and teamed up with Circa Resort and Casino and Barry’s Downtown Prime. “When I planned my event, I knew I had to find the best of Vegas to team up with. I was introduced by my friend and singer Mercedes to the owner of Barry’s Downtown Prime, Barry, and he made it happen with Circa Resort and Casino. I am so excited about that location and bringing my event to Downtown Las Vegas. The Drive-in idea came as a natural, as I wanted everybody to stay safe, but still to have fun the week of the Grammys, as we did a year ago for the Globes.
Nathalie added “I loved the gift bags we compiled and each of these companies. We have remarkable products but also for selected guests a trip to Soori Bali Hotel in Bali. It should give all our nominees some good vibes, and good spirits in this crazy time.”
Celebrities/VIP’s just drove up to the pick up location load up everything and went on their way, that simple. “What a great concept”
Brands included in the gift bags are:
- Barry’s Downtown Prime
- Brandon Clinton Sport Horses
- chipz Happens
- Debco Dogo Delights
- Facial Lounge
- Frankie Dean
- Hearthstone Collective
- Helen Ficalora
- jus D’Amour by Mercedes
- Luxie Beauty
- Manna Kadar Beauty
- Mantra Mask
- Moods, by yemmie
- Ollie’s Cosmetics
- Paid to Be Perfect: The Secret to Finding Your Perfect
- Peaches Skincare
- Sake Baby!
- Social Sparkling Wine
- SOORI Bali
- Sunday Scaries
- The Path 365
- The Candy Pushers
- Topo Chico
- Tough as a Mother
Celebrities who picked up the gift are:
Bobby “ Iamgift3d” ,Linda Chorney, Antonio Fargas ,Cherie Moon, Obba Babatunde,Sean 2 ,Trey Ardoin ,Steve Stevens, Sam Ashworth, Ruby Amnfu, Mayte Garcia ,Autumn Rose, Stefan Benz, Nebayin , H.E.R , Opium moon band, nomines Kathy and Hamid,Alisha Gaddis, Lucky Diaz, Robert Eibach, Eddie Griffin, Lily Haydn, Itai Disrati, Adrian Miller, Lil Mosey, Jae Lynx,Kizzo, Chef Barry,Amy Anderson, Gill Jackson, Alex Wilson,Robert Fryvolent, Branden Chapman, Tori Kelly just to name a few.
DPA was touched and affected by the crisis in Ukraine and decided to give away one of these coveted gift bags to a charitable organization raising funds to help Ukrainian in needs. More to come on this subject.
About DPA and Nathalie Dubois: A veteran in the production of star-studded events, Nathalie Dubois, CEO of DPA, has proven herself to be exceptionally innovative and successful in the realm of celebrity gift suites. Originally from France, Nathalie Dubois attributes her success in part to her world travels and the exotic cultural influences of the products she picks for her unique gift suites. DPA run normally luxurious and spectacular gifting suites in LA, the weeks of various award shows, but also can be seen in the biggest film festivals such as Cannes, Venice or Toronto. DPA also opened its first Asian office in Tokyo, Japan in 2017, facilitating her work with the Asian market
You can find details on DPA at www.dpagroup.org
About Barry’s Downtown Prime
Vintage glamour and hospitality meet modern innovation and design at Barry’s Downtown Prime, the new steakhouse concept from Chef Barry S. Dakake and Make It Happen Hospitality. Barry’s Downtown Prime will deliver the city’s finest steaks and seafood, fresh tableside preparations, creative cocktails, and a memorable service experience. Evoking a throwback vibe worthy of Downtown’s legacy, Barry’s will bring guests back to the classic cool of the 50s and 60s when great music and sounds of clinking martini glasses filled the air, the chef greeted you at the table, the bartender knew your favorite cocktail, and everyone felt like a VIP.
About Circa Resort & Casino
Opened October 28, 2020, Circa Resort & Casino delivers an all-new integrated resort concept to the heart of Downtown Las Vegas at the historic Fremont Street. The only 21+ resort in the city, Circa combines the best of Las Vegas service in a modern, state-of-the-art setting. The 1.25-million-square-foot resort and casino has the world’s largest sportsbook, innovative entertainment and gaming, and unparalleled personalized offerings inspired by old-school Las Vegas hospitality. Circa presents eclectic dining options including premium steaks and seafood at Barry’s Downtown Prime from Chef Barry S. Dakake, Pan-Asian fare at 8 East from Chef Dan Coughlin, classic delicatessen cuisine at Saginaw’s Delicatessen from restaurateur Paul Saginaw, authentic Carolina barbecue at Project BBQ, and all-star menus at Victory Burger & Wings Co. from the founding family of American Coney Island. The resort also showcases a dynamic year-round pool amphitheater, Stadium Swim, that boast a 14-million-megapixel LED screen as the backdrop. Visit circalasvegas.com or follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @circalasvegas to stay up to date
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*This event is not affiliated or official with the GRAMMYS