We are so excited about the amazing products that were included in our 2018 gift bags! From gift cards to jewelry, our VIP Passholder gift bags were filled with some truly amazing items.
Our Founding Members were lucky to receive stunning ASHA Emilia earrings that were generously donated by Greenwich native Ashley McCormick, as well as a sampling of the revolutionary “un-injectable” Instant Face Lift from Leur Crème, carried exclusively by Greenwich Pharmacy. The Barton & Gray Mariners Club, who kindly provide yacht rides to our VIPs during the Festival, gave us sunglasses and Govino go anywhere wine glasses to make our outings even more enjoyable.
We had some amazing skincare and beauty products in our bags this year, including the innovative Super Power Sunscreen Mousse from Supergoop! for the best protection under the sun. Swiss brand Valmont cosmetics, whose medical grade skincare line you can find at the DELAMAR Spa, treated everyone to a sample of their best-selling Prime Renewing Pack, while Earthen gave us their gentle but effective InstantPeel Exfoliant. theBalm Cosmetics donated their very water resistant Scuba Mascara, and Sephora Greenwich and Lola & Leone had us luxuriating in blissful fragrances. Maison D’Alexandre let us sample some of the “must haves” from French line Leonor Greyl hair care. Compass gave us mini hand-sanitizers, that are perfect on the go. World-renowned NYC cosmetic dentist Linhart Dentistry donated gift boxes that included their antibacterial nano-silver ergonomic toothbrushes and their patented aloe and Linämel toothpaste. Which was a perfect complement to the super-soft, super-cleansing, flavored Cocofloss donated by family orthodontist Dr. Bina Park to keep our smiles refreshed.
We had some delicious gourmet dark chocolate from the Italian purveyors of coffee, tea and cacao, Filicori Zecchini, located right here in Greenwich, as well mason jars of the legendary Manny’s Ultimate Bloody Maria mix for some of our top donors. We all enjoyed quenching our thirst with electrolyte infused, purified and pH balanced water from LIFEWTR, whose design conscious and creative bottles inspired – and hydrated! – us all Festival long.
Global PEHT introduced us to their IYAYU aromatic soy candles, handmade by survivors of sex trafficking, poverty, abuse and addiction. Abilis shared their handmade lavender scented hand soap. YETI gave us their stainless steel tumblers to keep us cool. SPLURGE kept us warm with pashmina scarves. And Ergo CEO R.P. Eddy kept us both informed and entertained with copies of his insightful book Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes. Our VIPs also received water bottles from J.P. Morgan, a pen from Americares, and notebooks from LIFEWTR and CT Office of Film, TV, and Digital Media.
Last but not least, one of our favorite things to do is to include gift cards and magazines from some of our favorite local and online businesses, including MoviePass, Vivino, JHouse Greenwich, Sugarfina, NicholsMD, Tesla, The Collagen Bar, Richards, Vince, The RealReal, Gruber’s Cleaners & Tailors, SoulCycle, SLT, Cold Play Cryotherapy, Combine Training, McArdle’s, Betteridge, Aman, Douglas Elliman, Greenwich Magazine, and Thai Serenity Spa.
Thank you to our 2018 Festival Sponsors for providing so many incredible items for our gift bags, as they make the Festival extra special for all our VIP Passholders!