Golden Globes Luxury Suites
Katharine McPhee had no time to waste when she visited the Silver Spoon Hollywood Buffet, held at L.A.'s Voda Spa. After making quick stops at the Tweezerman booth for beauty tips, and picking out products from Lust for Luxe handbags, Stila cometics and JJ Number 8 jewelry, McPhee said she was dashing out the door "to take care of some wedding stuff."
The Hills star Lauren Conrad took advantage of her reality TV star status when she hit the Kari Feinstein Winter Style Lounge at Social Hollywood. As she stocked up on samples from Splenda, Tacori jewelry, and organic energy bars from Think Products, Conrad handed her stuff to a personal valet in order to keep her hands free for more browsing.
Gadget freak Penn Badgley picked up toys from Splitfish Game Ware and Palm Centro when he stopped by the CVS/Access Hollywood Stuff You Must Lounge, presented by On 3 Productions at L.A.'s Sofitel Hotel. The gifting was all for a good cause, with donations made in the names of each visiting celeb to kid-friendly charities Best Buddies and The Lollipop Theater Network.
Maria and Litsa Menounos
Access Hollywood correspondent Maria Menounos brought along her mother, Litsa, to try on shades from Marchon Eyewear at the 2008 World Experience DPA gift lounge, held at the Peninsula Hotel. "I want to give her the full experience," said Menounos, who also took mom along for a visit to the Kari Feinstein suite.
Josh Groban and Maria Menounos
Menounos also did a little work at the suites, grabbing troubadour Josh Groban for a quick chat at the CVS/Access Hollywood Stuff You Must lounge. Other celebrity guests like Katharine McPhee and Dominique Swain browsed displays by Spanx and Netflix.
Tori Spelling, Dean McDermott and Liam
We don't believe in that expression, 'Absence makes the heart grow fonder,'" said Tori Spelling, who,along with Dean McDermott and son Liam practiced some good old fashioned give and take at the Boom Boom Room gifting suite. Before picking up hand-stitched T-shirts from Amy Tangerine, baby bags from Go Ga-Ga and stuffed animals from Soko, celebrities made donations to the Jayneoni Moore Children's Fund, a charity that provides access to reading programs and books for low income families.
Emmanuelle Chriqui tried on a pair of white winter boots from Rubber Duck at the Kari Feinstein Winter Style lounge. Chriqui also browsed kicks from Reebok, skincare products from Orlane and sweets from the Chocolate Covered Company before taking a break to catch up with fellow Entourage actor Rex Lee.
Natasha Henstridge checked out the racks of clothing from couture designer Georges Hobeika Atelier at the 2008 World Experience DPA gift lounge inside the Gardenia suite of the Peninsula Hotel. Jewelry from Arielle de Pinto, Anna Selena, and Energetix was also available for those with the urge to accessorize.
Golden Globe nominee Jeremy Piven scored freebies from Nioxin, Legends gym, and Rock Juice Style Evolution at the Kari Feinstein Winter Style lounge. Other small screen actors who took indulged their inner shoppers included David Boreanaz, Zachary Levi and Danny Masterson.
She's got her body back in pre-baby shape, so Samantha Harris stopped for a sweet treat at the Kari Feinstein Winter Style lounge. "She's already three months old. I can't believe it," said the Dancing With the Stars co-host of new daughter Jocelyn. Harris picked up some sweats from Reebok for her future family outings. "I dig the Reebok jumpsuit," she said. "It's so cozy and vintage. I got one for my hubby too."
New mom Bridget Moynahan picked up some swag for lucky baby John Edward Thomas at the Boom Boom Room gifting wonderland, housed on several floors at the Century Plaza Hotel. Besides the buzz about hot products from Hot Wheels and Robees, the talk of the suites was the arrival of Moynhahan's former Sex and the City flame, Chris Noth. "Mr. Big is here!" gossiped the guests, spreading news of Noth's arrival.
Amanda Bynes brought her King Charles Cavalier pup Charlie to help her pick out skincare items from Biotene and Sphatika at the 2008 World Experience DPA gift lounge.
Eva LaRue checked out a portrait of silver screen legend Marilyn Monroe made entirely of Jelly Belly jelly beans at the SHM Red Carpet Golden Globe suite, housed inside the Luxe Hotel in Beverly Hills. After browsing other one of a kind items by Maggie Ferrari, Natalie K diamonds and Nicole Barr, LaRue and fellow guests Jodi Lyn O'Keefe and Rex Lee headed upstairs for an elegant dinner prepared by chef Kurt Ehrlich.
Rex Lee checked out the unmentionables at the Bali Secret Room suite at Metro Couture. Lee made the most of his day, also stopping by Kari Feinstein and the Nathalie Dubois and DPA lounge.
Perrey Reeves tried on the limited edition shoes from Nine West at the Access Hollywood Stuff You Must suite. Stars who stopped by the CVS Reinventing Beauty Bar were treated to services by hairstylists Cristophe & Ellin and manicures by Tom Bachik and Debbie Leavitt.
Ali Landry was among the famous parents who checked out the latest in baby gear at the Boom Boom Room suite. While expectant moms Angela Kinsey and Melissa Joan Hart stocked up on goods from L'il Darlins, Larrivo and Momzee, other guests shot down pregnancy rumors. "I've probably started a lot of rumors. But, no," declared Giuliana DePandi, when asked if she was shopping for a baby on the way. "I’m here with my sisters and my three nieces!"