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Debbie Durkin’s 15th Annual Ecoluxe Lounge at Sundance 2023

By Brianna Oppenheimer

Jaymes Vaughan (TV Host) and Jonathan Bennett (Actor, “Mean Girls”) attend ECOLUXE Lounge.

Park City, UT (The Hollywood Times) 2/25/23 – This weekend, I was reflecting upon some of my favorite experiences at Sundance 2023, and how much I enjoyed producer Debbie Durkin’s 15th annual Ecoluxe Lounge, created in partnership with ABC4. This was the place to be on Saturday, January 21, 2023, in Park City, Utah! Stars and filmmakers flocked to a favorite spot-on Main Street, Tekila, where they could be interviewed by ABC4 TV Good Things Utah news anchors and introduced to purposeful and sustainable brand sponsors. 

Karrueche Tran attends ECOLUXE Lounge and promotes Sundance film “Divinity”

Ecoluxe Lounge launched the newest Brava Home Smart Oven food technology, which is disrupting the food Industry. Chef Amanda Gyuran of Elevated Eats Pro served up performance-based, nutrient-dense foods. Hydro Infused Sodas educated guests about their newly released product. Amare Global – The Mental Wellness company fueled stars with their new GBX Pep, a delicious cutting edge gut-brain beverage. Stars loved meeting JW Bennett custom ready-to-wear Western Hats in Durkin’s Celebrity Style Lounge. Chickadee Gear premiered their snowsuits for kids. Voice of the Vanishing promoted Eco-streetwear that saves endangered animals at risk of extinction.

Stephen Dorff attends ECOLUXE Lounge and promotes Sundance film “Divinity”

For post-Sundance recovery, stars and filmmakers picked up luxury stays at Casa De Campo Resort & Villas in the Dominican Republic, courtesy of Swanky Retreats and Caribbean Living Magazines.

In Durkin’s Celebrity Pet Lounge, guests discovered Healthy Paws Herbals, who provide next-generation pet wellness with their holistic formulas. Utah’s own Roxy’s CBD and Wellness shared healthy alternatives in the Ecoluxe Celebrity Gift Bag. The Vitamin Bar IV Park City mobile nurses boosted Ecoluxe Lounge event producer and crew with customized IV Therapy, B-12 shots, and oxygen treatments. Ecoluxe Lounge directed guests to visit The Vitamin Bar IV Park City and HEMPED Park City’s new Bees Knees products for Film Festival’s specials.

Moises Arias attends ECOLUXE Lounge and promotes Sundance film “Divinity”

Prevent Child Abuse Utah was this year’s lounge non-profit charity partner to educate and provide special kits for parents to be autographed by Celebrities to benefit their future auctions fundraisers.

Looking forward to more of Debbie Durkin’s epic, not to be missed, star studded events!

Kaycee Stroh (Actress, High School Musical)

Signature Ecoluxe Lounge Sponsors 

ABC4 TV News Media Lounge: local ABC TV News headquartered their top anchors to the pop up studio located inside the Ecoluxe Lounge where filmmakers and celebrities were interviewed for TV. www.abc4.com

Brava Smart Ovens: launched its newest smart oven, with glass doors and revolutionary pure light technology which cooks 2-4x faster, delivering the best in healthy cooking! They served guests a healthy menu including: Crispy Bacon or Vegan Bacon and the Ultimate Grilled Cheese (Vegetarian) made with Gruyere, Cheddar, Fontina, Alliums. shop.brava.com

Melanie Chandra, Arden Myrin, & Rivkah Reyes attend the ECOLUXE Lounge to promote Sundance film “Onyx the Fortuitous and the Talisman of Souls”

Hydro Infused Sodas (Signature Sponsor): Hemp, CBD infused sodas were available on site at the lounge! www.hydrosodas.com

Casa De Campo Resort & Villas (@casadecampo): Featured 2-Night stays in a Premiere Suite at this 5-Star Resort luxury vacation resort and held a giveaway on site for attendees courtesy of Swanky Retreats and Caribbean Living Magazines. www.casadecampo.com

The Vitamin Bar IV Park City: provided B12 shots, oxygen treatments and wellness IV Drips to event producer, team, and select talent in advance of the lounge so attendees could feel their best!  www.thevitaminbariv.com

Olivia Taylor Dudley (actress) and (Writer/Director/Actor) Andrew Bowser- “Onyx the Fortuitous and the Talismans of Souls”

JW Bennett Custom Hats: custom Hatmaker led by multi-generational Wyoming female entrepreneur, Sarah Kjorstad, was featured in Durkin’s Celebrity Style Lounge.  www.jwbennett.com

Elevated Eats: Healthy Food Chefs Amanda Gyuran & TJ Anderson were on site sharing recipes and healthy donuts with guests! www.elevatedeats.pro

Voice of The Vanishing l Eco Streetwear: an Utah-based Earth-first Eco-Streetwear selling on-trend apparel that is made of 100% eco-friendly materials. The brand exists to help stop the wildlife extinction crisis currently underway by donating 51% of profit to nonprofit organizations on the front lines of protecting animal species from vanishing. www.voiceofthevanishing.com

Actress Radha Mitchell and Director Robert Connolly- “Blueback”

Chickadee Gear Children’s Snowsuits: makes kid-focused outdoor gear! Thoughtfully designed gear that allows both kids and parents to find joy in the adventure and make positive memories together that last forever. www.chickadeegear.com

Amare Global GBX Pep: The Mental Wellness Company promoted their newest product GBX Pep, cutting-edge gut-brain energy drink. www.amare.com

Durkin Celebrity Pet Lounge / Healthy Paws Herbals: Showcased their line of pet friendly wellness products for dogs and cats  including their popular “Itchy Scratchy”, “Forever Young” and “No More Drama” for pet ailments including allergies, digestion, and more. www.healthypawsherbals.com

Roxy’s CBD & Wellness (Celebrity Gift Bag Sponsor): local Utah business which uses natural medicine to help others live their best lives by providing quality, transparency, education, and support. They gifted their CBD products in the VIP gift bag. www.roxyscbdandwellness.com

HEMPED Park City: the Ecoluxe Lounge team directed guests to visit this Utah local, Main Street, woman-owned boutique offering 100% organically grown non-gmo CBD products for both people and pets for their film festival specials on their newest brand, Bees Knees, products. www.hempedparkcity.com

Prevent Child Abuse Utah: the lounge’s non profit charity partner! Utah Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Center who was on site to educate parents and provide special kits for parents to be autographed by Celebrities to benefit their future auctions fundraisers. https://pcautah.org


Photo Credit: ECOLUXE Lounge, Daisy Beltran & Vanessa Holt