With TIFF ( The Toronto International Film Festival) upon us it just wouldn't be the festival without the celebrity gifting suite. No one does it better than Rock-It Promotions - and this year they have really outdone themselves.
I took a tour of their "Suite on the Sixth" to find out what goodies await this year's celebs!
Canada’s original and most coveted gifting lounge, Suite on the Sixth (formerly Tastemakers),
is back from September 5 – 8 to showcase the hottest and most coveted products and services on the market. To celebrate its 14th anniversary, the popular lounge will take place in the home of rock-it promotions, one of Canada’s leading boutique lifestyle PR agencies.
Debra Goldblatt-Sadowski, president and founder of rock-it promotions, founded the lounge in 2005 with each year seeing the property grow and evolve into the highly-sought after and anticipated event it is. This year’s lounge welcomes a diverse group of notable and global brands who will showcase their products and services to some of the nation’s most recognizable media, talent and social influencers.
This is the most exciting time of the year to be in Toronto. Suite on the Sixth is the perfect event to showcase what our clients and partners have to offer,” says Goldblatt-Sadowski. “We’ve had so much success in the past with our gifting lounge that we cannot wait to open our doors once again.”
Throughout the four day event, guests are invited to explore and take part in each brands activation, fully immersing themselves into each product and service offering.
Simply Protein is fueling guests with healthy,protein packed natural snacks including bars and chips to get them through their busiest of days. Non GMO, high protein,4g of sugar or less and free from artificial sweeteners and flavours,every guest will be sure to keep their energy up during one of the busiest weeks of the year.
The Perth Soap Co. has returned to the lounge to share their popular collection of luxury cleansing bars, body lotions and liquid soaps. Suitable for all skin types and made in Canada, guests will enjoy scents such as Moroccan Spice, Milk & Honey and Sparkling Champagne. (smells so good!!)
Alchemy Candle Co. is more than just a beautiful product for your home. Their candles are made from 100% natural coconut wax and essential oils, along with alcohol free oil diffusers. Products are made in Toronto and New York, however they use the most exquisite oils from all over the world. Each guest will leave with a beautiful 75 ml oil diffuser for their home.
BOGS° will display their leading family footwear brand delivering technology of enduring comfort. Each guest will take home a voucher to redeem a pair of boots of their choice including winter, rain, work and farm boots
Crumps’ Naturals is offering guests and their pets the opportunity to try their new premium dehydrated dog food, called “Gutsy.”Gutsy is made with organic fruits and vegetables, antibiotic and hormone free fish or chicken and novel ingredients geared specifically to prevent and protect “gut” health. With all products made in Canada, guests can take home a sample of Crump’s Naturals’ one ingredient treats along with a full size box of the new Gutsy food.
L’Oréal Paris is showcasing their latest Colour Riche Shine Lipsticks, Infallible 24 HR Mono Eye Shadows, True Match Lumi Glotion and some of their bestselling mascaras. The on-site beauty stand will have a builtin mirror for guests to test and try the products, with the opportunity to take home a few of their favourites.
Casper is gifting every guest with one of their unique pillows made for both soft and supportive sleeps. ‘The Pillow’ is a unique pillow in-pillow that is designed to satisfy all sleepers and will ensure that every guest’s sleep is more restful than ever before! Can't wait to go to sleep tonight!
FIJI Water is offering their 700ml bottles to guests, perfectly sized to take on-the-go. The luxury water brand has significantly more electrolytes than other brands and will keep visitors hydrated throughout the week.
Lindt, the leader for premium quality chocolate, will be offering a selection of their finest chocolates for guests to enjoy including a bag of NEW Lindor 70% Cacao truffles. Indulge in a masterfully balanced blend of the finest cacao, and drift away with the darkest Lindor yet. Guests will also receive a Lindt Excellence 78% Cacao bar, the newest addition to the Excellence cocoa range.
Penguin Random House Canada will gift various book titles, sure to be the perfect accessory for the plane or taking a break from long days at the computer. The rock-t promotions office will be blooming beautifully with floral arrangements provided by Toronto’s Tonic Blooms while attendees will also take home a Hudson’s Bay tote bag with their iconic stripes.
Continuing the event’s charitable mandate, Suite on the Sixth is proud to give back to Leave Out Violence (LOVE), an organization devoted to helping youth who are challenged by many forms of violence to build the skills and confidence necessary to change their lives and communities.
Guests will have an opportunity to show their support b yautograp ing a large displaboard that will later be given to LOVE for auction
Suite on the Sixth will also donate $50 for each signature on the board, up to $10,000. "Our charitable partner this year, LOVE comes at a time when the world needs to come together more than ever.
With the large increase of violence in Toront we are proud to be able to lend our support to a local cause trying to make some real change,” says Goldblatt-Sadowski.
Suite on the Sixth will run from Wednesday, September 5 through Saturday September 8
Guests are invited by appointment only.