The Golden Globes can be a special experience for many and, for a Milton Ont., woman they were that and more.

Forty-year-old Karen Viloria-Miguel’s company, Canada Bliss, which was the only Canadian business selected for the honour, offered its handmade hats to celebrities at a luxury gift lounge for the award show attendees on Sunday.

Her product was offered to various celebrities including Gina Rodriquez, Viola Davis, Anna Trebunskaya and Jason Ritter.

“They were so receptive to the hats,” Viloria-Miguel told Canada AM. “As soon as they came over they wanted to find out more about it… they liked that they were handmade.”

Viloria-Miguel’s journey started when she received an email from GBK productions, a company that puts together luxury gift lounges for various award shows including the Oscars, Emmys and Golden Globes. The company claimed to have seen her work on the popular online marketplace Etsy, and invited her to take part in a gift lounge at the Emmys.

Viloria-Miguel, who had originally believed the request to be a scam, couldn’t participate in that event due to a lack of stock, but committed to doing something in the New Year. So GBK offered her a spot at the Golden Globes and she agreed.

She began working last August, to prepare for the awards show and even hired contract crocheters to help.

Although Viloria-Miguel had to pay her own way to Los Angeles, she made a lot of contacts during her trip.

Three boutiques in the Greater Toronto Area current sell Canada Bliss products online and Viloria-Miguel’s company is hoping to expand into outwear items this year. A hat normally costs between $60 to $70.

Outside of her business, Viloria-Miguel is employed with the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board in human resources and has two kids.