Quick Hits Atlanta: Enduring Hearts Gala Recap, Must-See Exhibits and Cocktail For Earth Day

2nd Annual Bourbon Gala Benefitting Enduring Hearts


Despite the fiery crash that closed down most of the city on Thursday, people still showed up for the Second Annual Enduring Hearts Charity Bourbon Gala & Auction at The Stave Room at American Spirit Works. Unfortunately, the location happened to be right near the terrible fire that caused the bridge to collapse, but tragedy and traffic didn’t stop over 160 people from turning out to support this great cause.  Enduring Hearts is a nonprofit who has a mission of funding important and innovative research to increase the longevity of pediatric heart transplants and improve the quality of life for transplant recipients.

Bethany Seifert Chatterjee, Ankur Chatterjee.
Bethany Seifert Chatterjee, Ankur Chatterjee.

Guests who were in attendance including former Atlanta Falcon Garrett Reynolds, listened to music by John Driskell Hopkins, of Zac Brown Band and up-and-coming singer/songwriter Erin Alvey O’Sullivan. Pappy Van Winkle’s, some of the rarest whiskies around were part of the auction including Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year, Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Year, Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye, Pappy Van Winkle 15 Year, Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year, and Pappy Van Winkle 23 Year.  People furiously bid on these special reserves and one bottle sold for $4,000.

Erin Alvey

Audi, a sponsor of the event to benefit Enduring Hearts, showed off their newest 2018 Audi R8 inside the venue. Guests reveled at the sheer beauty of the car and even sat inside to get a feel for it. Though circumstances prevented a lot of people from coming to this gala, Ankur Chatterjee, President and Executive Director, expressed his gratitude on a Facebook post.

Thanks to all who showed up to support Enduring Hearts tonight, despite the chaos that was Atlanta tonight. We had 303…

Posted by Ankur Chatterjee on Thursday, March 30, 2017

The evening was presented by Jax Fine Wines & Spirits, Sionic Mobile, Audi of Atlanta, Davidoff of Geneva, The Pierre New York Hotel, Catalyst Fitness and Three-13 Salon & Spa.

Orchid Daze at Atlanta Botanical Garden is Going, Going, Almost Gone


If you have not been by the Atlanta Botanical Garden this year to see the annual Orchid Daze exhibit, don’t fret. You still have until April 9 to be dazzled by these stunning blooms. In fact, if you do plan to go, you should head there next Saturday and Sunday for the final Orchid Weekend Market. The market features a wide variety of lovely orchids by local growers along with supplies, expert advice, orchid art and even jewelry. For more information about the exhibit and ABG visit the website. 

Drink “Royal Antidote” Cocktail to Benefit Water for People at Bar Margot..


For the next month, Bar Margot, at The Four Seasons  Hotel Atlanta, is partnering with Water for People on a limited edition Absolut Elyx cocktail called “The Royal Antidote.” Contribute to the cause by trying Bar Margot’s “The Royal Antidote” and sharing it on social media. For every post tagged with #raiseitforward between World Water Day (March 22nd) and Earth Day (April 22nd), Absolute Elyx will donate a week’s supply of water to someone in need.

For more information check out @absolutelyx and @waterforpeople on Instagram.  Bar Margot is located inside Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta, 75 Fourteenth Street, Atlanta, Ga 30309