Haute Living Hosts Intimate Ludacris Birthday Celebration

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On Saturday, September 2, 2017,  Haute Living hosted an intimate  evening to celebrate the 40th Birthday for Ludacris and the the official kickoff to the 12th Annual Ludaday Weekend. Held at a private $9 Million Buckhead Estate provided by Haute Residence Atlanta partner Debra Johnston, about 50 of Chris “Ludacris” Bridges’ closest friends and family gathered  to celebrate the rapper, tv host, actor and philanthropist’s  40th birthday. Rolls Royce Motor Cars of Georgia along with Martell Cognac and Perrier Jouet joined Haute Living in hosting the intimate evening to honor the man who continues to give back to the community.IMG_0441Photo Credit: Photo Credit: Thaddaeus McAdams/ExclusiveAccess.net

 

Guests were treated to a selection of signature cocktails, including 75 South, Live and Let Die and The Jetpack offered from the night’s sponsors Martell Cognac and Perrier Jouet and concocted by mixologist Michael Jones.

The Drink Menu
The Drink Menu

Photo Credit: Photo Credit: Photo Credit: Thaddaeus McAdams/ExclusiveAccess.net A seated dinner was then served to guests at the beautifully designed tables, creatively crafted from the amazing team at Epting Events. The meal began with a Moser Salad with mixed greens, sliced strawberries, Blue Cheese crumbles and toasted Walnuts, and was followed by the main dish: Boneless Braised Short Ribs of Beef Encrusted Pan Seared Sea Bass. The entree was served with Collard Greens with Chow Chow, Fresh Georgia Corn Pudding, Parmesan Topped Roma Tomatoes and Mashed Potatoes.  Bridges and his stunning wife Eudoxie were all smiles as they mingled amongst their closest friends and family which included Tyrese and his wife, along with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed  and Ludacris’ mother Roberta Shields.

 


After blowing out the trick candles on the cigar cake, which was created by the masters at Highland Bakery, toasts were made and gifts were given. Martell Cognac presented the self-proclaimed cognac-connoisseur with an engraved distinctive arc shaped bottle of Martell XO, which combines the elegance of the Borderies with the power of the Grande Champagne Cru, and Rolls Royce gave Bridges a pair of stunning and exclusive pair Dark Spirit of Ecstasy Cufflinks. But it was the gift from Mayor Kasim Reed that really brought this celebration to another level. On behalf of the city of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed donated $20,000 to The Ludacris Foundation. Touched by the generosity, Chris was speechless and his mother brought to tears, saying how much this would help the youth and the victims of the Hurricane Harvey in Texas. Others started to give as well and by the end of the evening $50,000 was raised for The Ludacris Foundation.

Notable guests including Haute Living CEO Kamal Hotchandani,Teyana Taylor, Iman Shumpert, Chaka Zulu, Mack Wilds, Monyetta Shaw, Angela Simmons, Serge Ibaka were greeted at the beginning of the evening by a Midnight Sapphire Phantom Drophead, a Diamond Black Ghost, A Diamond Black Wraith and a Nardo Grey Wraith Rolls Royce. 
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