Thanksgiving made its most eagerly anticipated appearance yesterday and even though we traditionally stuffed ourselves silly on lean and red meats, collards cooked with fatback, pies on pies on pies, and so many cakes my “cakes” most definitely may have increased in volume, we decided to change things up a bit.
Instead of having family members commute down to our home in the “Bible Belt” of North Carolina, my cousin Will (yeah, Will Smith. Not the actor) suggested that we come up to Charlotte, NC and celebrate at his home. My cousin Will is an interior designer in Charlotte, NC. If you watched HGTV back in 2007, specifically the show “Design Star,” you would have noticed that one bald-headed, black guy with a beard so majestic it’d make you want to fuzz your own rosy cheeks. Will recently, last year I believe, opened an interior design store in town, though he’s had the business Interior Motives for years. You can check his website here. He does amazing work in some of the most creative ways possible; it’s inspiring. But enough familial promotion. Back to the holiday…
Will has a beautiful home being an interior designer. Family from D.C. and around came through, and we had an awesome time.
Here are some photos chronicling The Very “Smith” Thanksgiving.