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Backstage Creations’ Celebrity Gift Retreat for the 2006 ALMA Awards

 Provide Gifts for the Winners and Presenters at the
2006 ALMA Awards

Saturday May 6, Sunday May 7

Los Angeles, CA (May 8, 2006) -- Backstage Creations, specialists in award show gifts and custom backstage Celebrity Retreats, will create the backstage “Talent Retreat” at the 2006 ALMA Awards, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The ALMA Awards will be taping on May 7th and airing on June 5th on ABC.

While waiting for rehearsals or their show appearance, winners & presenters will be thanked for their time and talent by being given the opportunity to select specific gifts they wish to receive from the sumptuous product lines being offered by participating donor companies.

Marc Anthony, Jessica Alba, Robert Verdi, Gloria and Emilion Estefan, Paulina Rubio, Rosalyn Sanchez, Brian McKnight, Carlos Mencia, Cheech Marin, Jay Hernandez, Adam Rodriguez, Amaury Nolasca, Danny Pino, Randy Jackson, Maria Conchita Alonso, Michael Pena and the Ying Yang Twins are just a few of the celebrities who visited the Talent Retreat to select custom designed gifts.

The gift items selected for the Celebrity Retreat include:

Barbie® Fashion Fever™, Uno®, Hot Wheels®- Tito Nieves and Victor Manuel loved the whole line….they planned to surprise their kids when they get home with all the great stuff they can share with the family.

Coby Electronics Portable DVD players and portable mp3 players- Was a huge hit with the men. Those portable DVD players are so convenient!

Kate Somerville Skin Health Experts & Vitamedica- Kate Somerville - Paulina Rubio "loved that Kate Somerville was there and said that she was definitely coming in - She said "that she couldn't wait for the Dermal Quench oxygen facial" Do you have one of those she asked?. Yes. "I am coming in!" Rosalyn Sanchez and Poppy Montgomery - both said they can't wait to get in...their makeup artist is a huge fan and has been recommending they get in to see Kate Somerville asap = so they both said they plan to call in to book together to meet Kate and for a Dermal Quench.

Kawesch Laser Centers- A few of the celebrities plan to visit Dr Kawesch right away for their complimentary Laser Vision Correction. • Latino Royalty- Constance Marie was a fan of the clothing line and Emilio Estefan is already an owner of some great pieces.

Marchon- Olga Tanon, the Ying Yang Twins and Amaury Nolasco picked out some great pairs of shades from FENDI to Michael Kors.

The Margarita King- Giovanni is a celebrity himself. He is the life of the party with his fabulous Margarita mix. He danced it up with Contance Marie as they had a sip of his great drink. Brian McKnight thought it was “delicious” and Paulina Rubio plans to use him for her next birthday party.

Mexico Boutique Hotels- Carlos Mencia, Danny Pino and Sofia Veraga were just a few of the attendees who received this fabuolous 2night stay at a fabulous boutique hotel in Mexico of their choice.

Movado- Stylist Robert Verdi, picked out the new Movado Ono Mia necklace as a gift for Eva Longoria personalized with the initials "e" (heart) "t" and 2 gorgeous diamonds....what could that mean? Available exclusively at Movado boutiques. 1-888-4movado.

Vibration Health Solutions: TurboSonic® Whole-Body Vibration Therapy and Training- Olga Tanon plans to get a TurboSonic and use it everyday. She said she runs daily and never burns 150 calories in 10 minutes like she did on the TurboSonic.

Wonderbra/Hanes Hosiery- Celebrities such as Poppy Montgomery and Lupe Ontiveros were among the attendees who received a complimentary bra and hosiery. Lupe said “finally-the best part”

Catering was provided by CALIFORNIA RIPE OLIVES and THE SONOMA DIET were big hits with the celebrities in the room. This way of eating can really fit into my lifestyle says Tito Nieves, this is NOT a diet…its just a healthy way of eating. Don Francisco Gourmet Coffees and Dos Equis Imported Beer were huge hits with everyone in the lounge.

BACKSTAGE CREATIONS was created in 2000 by Karen Wood, formerly a talent coordinator on over 50 award shows to give major corporations as well as up-and-coming designers the exclusive opportunity to personally introduce their products and services to celebrities at industry honors including the Screen Actors Guild Awards®, People’s Choice Awards, Essence Awards, and Billboard Music Awards.

Karen Wood’s Backstage Creations Retreats are regularly featured on Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, Extra and in People, Entertainment Weekly, Women’s Wear Daily, Variety and many other outlets. Upcoming events for Backstage Creations include the American Idol Finale and the BET Awards.

For media information, please contact Janice Rosas at Backstage Creations or go to to view footage from the Backstage Creations “Talent Retreats.”

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