Secret Room Dishes Out the Stars, Pizza, and Botox at the Pre-Emmy Gift Lounge in Hollywood

Secret Room Events in Honor of the 2021 Emmys Nominees on September 16, 2021, Los Angeles, CA. Petri Hawkins-Byrd (Photo by Sthanlee Mirador)

If there is anything we have learned over the past 18 months, it’s that change is inevitable and we must learn to adapt. While we were uncertain if Hollywood and its awards ceremonies were doomed as pandemic collateral damage, our doubts were quelled. It takes a lot more than a virus to bring down Tinsel Town. The 73rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards air on Sunday, September 19th, and pre-Emmy gifting lounges are back with a vengeance after two years.

We choose our gifting suite invitations carefully, and Secret Room Events never lets us down. This year’s event honors not only the Emmy nominees, but the Oscar, Golden Globe, and Grammy nominees and talent of the past year. Secret Room Events produces exclusive gift lounges and gift bags encompassing major awards shows and voted top gift suite by Huffington Post, featured in the LA Times, Washington Post, Access Hollywood, E!, OK!, HGTV, and many more.

Michael Madsen
MIchael Madsen with Rasta Tacos/Rita Margartia (Photo by Monica Gutierrez/
Philipp Maximillian with Keii Desserts (Photo by Birdie Thompson)

Held at the rooftop penthouse at the architecturally striking Petersen Automotive Museum. Guests of the lavish event scored a gift bag overflowing with exclusive items. In addition, attendees had the opportunity to get their faces red carpet ready with on-the-spot Botox and fillers by celebrity dermatology doctor Lori Gerber D.O, plus manicures from 10 + Free Life and a relaxing massage to calm pre-award night nerves. Rasta Taco/Rita Cantina blended killer margaritas to quench the midday thirst, while Chef Matthew Kenney delivered his delectable Double Zero pizzas.

Michal-Bella Bowman
Michael-Bella Bowman. (Photo by Sthanlee Mirador)
Peter MacKenzie
Peter MacKenzie (Photo by Howard Wise)

Among the guests was acting powerhouse Michael Madsen. Nominated attendees included Emma Claufield (Wandavision), Peter MacKenzie (Blackish), Jonathan Roumie (The Chosen), Marion Van Cuyck (Pen 15), Mychal-Bella Bowman (Underground Railroad), Carolyn Hennesey (General Hospital), Cassandra James (General Hospital), Lily Melgor (The Bay), Madison Reyes (Julie and the Phantoms), Shola Adewusi (Bob Hearts Abishola), Petri Byrd (Judge Judy),

One of the biggest delights of any gift lounge is discovering unique brands. Standouts included Keii Desserts (virtual cooking classes and gourmet bake boxes), Just Bagels (the delicious aroma permeated the room), NomadQ (the portable outdoor grill you always wanted), and Brave Essentials (affordable luxury for body and hair).

In addition, guests received gifts from the following vendors:

GE Lighting A Savant company, BVG Sunglasses, Kitten Beauty, Freestyle Photos, Electric Blue Bee Bop Love, You More, SHEbd, HMNKIND-Sadie & Sage LLC, Plant Perks Stern, Pinball, Umi’s Roots, BISOULOVELY, We are Third Mind, Skin Prophecy and Pet Prophecy, Nurse Hatty, Knuckleheads Clothing, PARU, Regular Ren LLC, Kelly Kay Paper Co.


Jonathan Roumie  (Photo by Howard Wise)
Lily Melgor (Photo by Monica Gutierrez/
Shola Adewusi (Photo by Jc Olivera/
Emma Caulfield Ford Photo by Jc Olivera/
 Richard Portnow (Photo by Jc Olivera/
: Carolyn Hennesy (Photo by Jc Olivera/
 Carl Payne  (Photo by Jc Olivera/
 DeAnna Madsen, & Michael Madsen (Photo by Jc Olivera/

Michael Madsen with Rita Bunch