In celebration of the 91st Academy Awards and its preceding weekend, selected celebrity attendees and media were given the opportunity to attend the highly anticipated Rafi Gifting Lounge held at the Waldorf Astoria in Beverly Hills. Guests were treated to gifted luxurious and exotic vacations, rich cultural experiences, rejuvenating spa treatments, fine jewelry, and more.  While there are many other gifting suites produced throughout Tinseltown annually, the live musical performances held throughout the day made this particular gifting suite different from the rest. Grammy-winning group Mary Mary, Louis Price of The Temptations, and Sonny Turner of The Platters kept the room alive while guests interacted with the various brands and reps in place.

 A special thanks needs to be given to the following celebrities, as a donation was made to orphaned children in Myanmar for each celeb who attended. Those famous faces included Lexy Panterra, Andrew Matarazzo, Michael Yerger, Jonathan Bennett, Luke Baines, Broderick Hunter, Tommy Chong, Curtiss Cook, Lindsay Pelas, Nafeesa Willams, Lilan Bowden, Rati Gupta, Frida Farrell, Ken Hall, Paul Greene, and Rob Raco amongst others.

Below, Bello readers can find a full list of products that were made available included:



  • Tara Design: Imported furniture showroom with Asian & Indian furniture & textiles @taradesignla
  • Fydelity Bags: Bright, colorful, futuristic bags @fydelitybags
  • Omax Health: Leading manufacturer of science-based and premium quality nutraceuticals (food containing health-giving additives) @omaxhealth
  • Parasuco Jeans: Leading figure in the industry renowned for his innovative designs, modern fabrics, and advanced technologies @Parasucojeans
  • Bullets 4 Peace: Hand-crafted jewelry line made of recycled bullet casings to promote peace and compassion @bullets4peace
  • Dr. Nathan Newman: Innovator of Stem Cell Lift, cosmetic surgeon and dermatologist @drnathannewman
  • Cava de Oro Tequila: Artisan tequila, artfully crafted by third generation master distillers with 100% blue agave @official_grancavadeoro
  • The Ubud Village Resort and Spa: Celebrates the beauty of nature and traditional culture of Bali in Ubud, their resorts have become a home away for many and one of the first boutique hotels in the village of Ubud @theubudvillage
  • Rythmia: Program fusing ancient wisdom & modern techniques for healing through yoga, metaphysics classes, hydro colonic cleanses, and more in an all-inclusive resort in Guanacaste Costa Rica @rythmia
  • JumpStart Energy Shot: Energy on demand, increased focus, burns fat, no crash @jumpstartenergyshot
  • Food Art by Lauren: LA Vegan Food Truck @foodartbylauren
  • Save the Girls: An over the shoulder bag with touch screen functions so your phone never has to be taken out @savethegirls_stg
  • ModernTie: First magnetic necktie @modernties
  • The Royal Purnama: Oceanfront boutique retreat for sophisticated travelers in Bali @theroyalpurnama
  • Passion Roses: One of the largest providers of fresh-cut roses @passionroses
  • Source Naturals: Supplements to help better your life through nutrition and promoting energy/skin/digestion @sourcenaturals
  • The Samaya Ubud-Bali: Resort that allows its guest to experience both the classic and modern side of Bali, reconnecting with nature at the Ubud location and explore the beachfront villa resort at the Seminyak location @thesamayaubud
  • JKimm by Concrete Rain: “Wearable truth and emotion – walk intentionally, purposely and obediently at all times” – handmade jewelry for the soul @jkimmconcreterain
  • Face of Clothing Brand: Clothing made to live life with no boundaries, “Keep moving forward. Never give up. The movement.” @faceclothingbrand
  • Crystal Safaris: Tailor Made Safaris: Based in Uganda – Crystal safaris offer tailor made safaris to Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar with 14 years of experience @crystalsafarisltd
  • Suit Kits: Specially design custom suits for women, outlining to fit “their body, their job, and their style in 10 mins or less.” @suitkits
  • Dr. Seeta Herbals: Ayurvedic plant medicines to heal your mind-body-spirit @drseetaherbals
  • Fab 5 Clothing: Fun, trendy, affordable fashion @fab5looks
  • Grind Stone: For almost 20 years, they have brought diversity to the fashion market with designs that journey from the past to the future, and recognizing culture @grind_stone


Edited by Sam Spotswood