A look at the weekend's gifting suites

ALIVE! EXPO GREEN PAVILION & MIX MEDIA LUXURY LOUNGE
When: Today and Saturday
Where: London Hotel
Posh perks: Mixing a message about ecological responsibility along with a gifting suite is a no-brainer for Kim Shimmel and Patrycja Towns, who will once again be offering up organic spa treatments, a “super-sized Eco-Luxe gift bag,” diamonds, cupcakes and live music from Koffehouse and Travis Marsh. The duo have their own charity, Project Green, and will donate a portion of the proceeds from the lounge to its main mission, creating sustainable summer camps for underserved children.

LIGHTS, CAMERA, GLOW AT KINARA SPA
When: Thursday and today
Where: Kinara Spa, West Hollywood
Posh perks: There’s a reason people like Susan Sarandon, Hilary Swank and Helen Mirren swear by having Kinara Spa’s famed Red Carpet Facial just days before Oscar Sunday: It works. Every year, spa owner Olga Lorencin helps the nominees and presenters get that extra edge, offering the facial along with a body peel and pedicure. Then the gals from St. Tropez tan take over, spraying on what Karen Heras-Kelly, the company’s global PR communications manager, describes as an “illuminating” tone to the skin. Guests can choose the Ethereal Tan, with products designed to “give their skin that 3d effect in photographs, rather having it look quite flat and one-dimensional.”

QVC PAMPERING SUITE
When: Wednesday through Saturday
Where: Four Seasons Hotel
Posh perks: Look for the Kardashian sisters at QVC’s pampering suite, as they are now part of the shopping network’s stable of designers. Like all the invitees, they’ll be lavished with posh facials done by Kate Somerville aestheticians, followed by red carpet-ready makeup applications and hair blowouts. And there will be some special “cool stuff” for celebs to enjoy, as media relations director Jamie Falkowski whispers, “It’s really about getting to know about QVC, so it will be a place where you can take your favorite things home with you too.”

GBK’S LOUNGE FOR OSCAR NOMINEES AND PRESENTERS
When: Today and Saturday
Where: W Hollywood Hotel
Posh perks: Presenters and nominees should bring a U-Haul truck along to the GBK luxury lounge, as impresario Gavin Keilly has pulled out all the stops this year. Actually, there’s no need for the truck, as “we will deliver a Simmons ComforPedic mattress to their home,” he says. And it doesn’t stop there, as GBK is also gifting a home sauna from Far North; that, too, comes with installation. They’ll hand out trips to the Zamani Zanzibar Kempinski Retreat in Africa, Caribbean vacations and a body bag filled with assorted goodies. Keilly will send a car service to help celebs come and go with ease, and will ease their minds about taking so much swag by contributing to the American Red Cross and City of Hope in their honor.

THE OFFICIAL TALENT GIFT LOUNGE BACKSTAGE AT THE 2011 SPIRIT AWARDS
When: Saturday
Where: Backstage at the Independent Spirit Awards
Posh perks: “We’re so excited about going back to the beach,” On 3 Productions head Samantha Haft says, “that we’ve got things in the gift lounge that reflect that.” That means a big beach tote by Vera Bradley to carry off the swag, New Balance sneakers to run on the Strand and Nautica swimwear and towels to head straight for the water after the awards. Talent will need more than a tote bag to carry off the big prize, the LG Cinema 3D TV.

STYLING SUITE FEATURING SWAROVSKI AND ATELIER SWAROVSKI
When: Tuesday through Saturday
Where: Peninsula Hotel
Posh perks: Swarovski returns to Oscar week for the 11th year in a row, offering up its signature crystal-encrusted accessories to the actresses who will make the red-carpet walk come Oscar Sunday. “Swarovski added sparkle to film in 1939 with Dorothy’s red slippers in ‘The Wizard of Oz,’” recalls Francois Ortarix, the company’s head of international press and public relations. “So we want to perpetuate our tradition in Hollywood with a strong presence on the red carpet at the Academy Awards.” The suite features a new collection of evening handbags designed by Cate Adair.

THE EXTRA LUXURY LOUNGE FEATURING THE L’OREAL BEAUTY SUITE
When: Today through Sunday
Where: Four Seasons Hotel
Posh perks: A favorite of the likes of Helen Mirren, Amy Adams and Keira Knightley, perhaps because so many Oscar nominees stay at the Four Seasons for the big weekend, the Luxury Lounge offers up Magaschoni cashmere, TiVo DVR recorders and a special something for pregnant stars. “Hopefully Natalie Portman will be enticed to come for an incredible UppaBaby stroller,” says Britt Johnson, CEO of Mediaplacement and the force behind this long-running lounge. Portman and other VIPs can collect the goods, then relax with a manicure and makeup application in the adjoining L’Oreal Beauty Suite while sipping on Chambord liqueur and flavored vodka. Well, not the mom-to-be, but everyone else can indulge a little.

SOCHEEC OSCAR SUITE
When: Today and Saturday
Where: London Hotel
Posh perks: Start out by checking out the Socheec one-of-a-kind diamond collections on display (all are available to borrow for the big day), then get serious with a mini facial, followed by a shot or two of GoFlawless Botox. Finish up with a makeup application by Natasha Greissing and you’ll be good to go straight onto the red carpet.

THE MONTBLANC STYLING LOUNGE
When: Tuesday through Sunday
Where: Beverly Wilshire Hotel
Posh perks: Montblanc introduces a newly designed Oscar collection of couture jewelry at its appointment-only lounge. The never-before-seen pieces were whisked in from Hamburg, where they were created in complete secrecy. The pieces are for loan only. There’s no gifting of these unique jewels, but if your bank account is flush, you can certainly be the first to purchase one. Or simply wear it once on the red carpet and be done.

THE STUDIO AT HAVEN 360 AT THE ANDAZ HOTEL
When: Thursday through Saturday
Where: Andaz Hotel
Posh perks: Start with a makeover at the Salon Spa — massages, manicures, blowouts, spray tans — then move on to the gifting part of the Studio at Haven, where Level 99 Denim, Philip Stein Watches and WOWee One Speakers will be handed out. No dress yet for the big night? No worries, as lendingluxury.com will have top designer gowns at the ready.

KARI FEINSTEIN’S ACADEMY AWARDS STYLE LOUNGE
When: Thursday and today
Where: Montage Hotel
Posh perks: “We’re gifting top talent items that really stand out,” says host Kari Feinstein. “From trips to Cabo to hotel stays at the Montage to Tacori diamond jewelry, all the way to Apple iPads and laptops. Basically, we have to make sure that we have products that people think of as worth coming for.” Also on her must-have list: clothes by laundry by Shelli Segal, timepieces by Ice Watch and even men’s underwear by 2xist.

CELEBRITY SPA DAY WITH BRIDGETTA
When: Saturday
Where: Medglow Salon, Hollywood
Posh perks: Actress Bridgetta Tomarchio and Medglow owner Susan Adjian have teamed up to offer free laser sessions and spray tans to get stars ready for the unforgiving HD cameras at the Oscarcast. Choose laser hair removal, laser skin tightening or laser face rejuvenation, and Bridgetta promises, “There will be no down time or redness” when you wake up Sunday morning, just better-looking skin.

THE SECRET ROOM RED CARPET STYLE LOUNGE
When: Saturday
Where: Beverly Wilshire Hotel
Posh perks: This one is kept secret for a reason, with so much good stuff that only a few actually rate an invite. Luxury vacations in Bora Bora and the Maldives, a private island stay in the Grenadines, gowns, jewels, cigars and wines from Napa Valley round out the gifts. Add in massages, pedicures and manicures by Nubar and El Leon Spa, and it’s no wonder that Amy Adams, Michelle Williams and Natalie Portman are expected to turn up.

PRIVE SALON/ONA SPA PRIMP AND PAMPERING
When: Monday through Sunday
Where: Prive Salon/Ona Spa
Posh perks: Two top PR companies, Fox Greenberg and Kravetz & Co., have joined up to make sure that every celeb that hits Sunday’s red carpet will look rested, rejuvenated, primped and pampered. They’re partnered with Prive Salon, who is doing hair conditioning treatments, cuts, blowouts and styling, and Ona Spa (in the same space), which will provide brow-shaping, facials, massage and even “reconnective healing treatments.” All complementary for the stars, naturally.

STYLELAB JEWELRY PREVIEW
When: Thursday and today
Where: Secret location, BevHills
Posh perks: Millions of dollars’ worth of exquisite jewelry curated by stylist Michael O’Connor will be on display at Stylelab’s annual design suite. Stars and their stylists can borrow stunning, one-of-a-kind pieces made of diamonds, sapphires and other precious gems from companies including Dena Kemp, IDH Titanium and Farah Khan for use during Oscar’s festivities. A security guard may just come along for the ride with some of these baubles.

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