A Look Inside the WHCAD Celebrity “Gifting Suite”

Gavin Keilly of GBK Productions stands in the middle of the “gifting suite” he is hosting at the Madison Hotel. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.
Another view of the GBK gifting suite, showing the “step and repeat” backdrop in the background. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.
The folks from DC’s Cork Market, offering pours of fine wines and Champagne. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.
Watchmaker Steven Richardson of New York’s Horology will prepares to make watches from scratch. He’s hoping visiting celebrities will design their own. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.
Here’s the table offering trips to the St. Regis Hotel in Bora Bora, available for the asking. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.
Chocolates from Zoe of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, a family-owned business. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.
At the Jorg Gray table, guests of the gifting suite can walk away with a so-called Secret Service watch that matches what President Obama’s security detail gave him as a gift. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.
The Creative Coalition/GBK swag bag, empty of any swag, is the same size as a hockey bag. No perfume, only some information pamphlets and a box of chocolates. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

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