Contributing Monkie Sarah Backhouse
Published on January 22, 2008
Despite the writers strike having set the stage (of lack thereof) for this year’s dismal Golden Globes Awards, organizers still tried desperately to lure celebrities to the event using the biggest carrot in the biz — swag. And it worked — at least if your definition of celebrities is a handful of talentless D-listers like Lauren Conrad and Janice Dickinson.
The Grammys have taken an altogether different approach. Their Green with Music retreat will offer an array of products and services which are decadent yet ethical, luxurious yet socially conscious. The All Green Luxury Retreat will offer spa services, meditation/relaxation, green products and services as well as organic food, which will be made available to (so says the organization’s website) “Grammy presenters, Grammy award nominees, A-list celebrities from the worlds of film, television and music, top stylists, makeup artists, agents, publicists and executive level producers”.
Sure, it’s still swag — the culture of which appears to be thriving, despite recent measures of taxing goody bags by the IRS — but at least it’s planet friendly this time. Organizers will have their fingers crossed that they’ll score some bigger names than the latest round of American Idol rejects.
I’m guessing the Golden Globes posse will be green with envy.