Monday, January 5, 2015

A real house husband in Charlotte Jan. 8

If you're a fan of the Bravo reality TV show Real Housewives of Atlanta, you may have seen a recent episode where cast member Cynthia Bailey's husband, Peter Thomas, told her about his plan to open a bar in Charlotte.

Here's a photo of the power couple on their wedding day:

The bar is called Sports One and on Jan. 8, Peter and fellow RHOA "friend" and Fashion Queens TV host Lawrence Washington will be there for a screening party for the reality show, "Love Thy Sister" on We TV.  The party is from 7:30 to 11 p.m.; the show will be screened at 10 p.m. The bar is at 521 N. College St. Details:

Here's the premise of "Love Thy Sister" from the site:

Love Thy Sister introduces viewers to a whole new kind of sisterhood. Ruby, Ellen and Ione Rucker belong to one of the oldest and most prominent families in the Carolinas. They’re sexy and privileged, and outrageously funny.
Ruby, the eldest sister, and her husband, Ford, an orthodontist, have three children. Ford’s practice has recently fallen on hard times, so Ruby feels pressure to keep up with her sisters while downsizing her family’s lifestyle.
Ellen, the middle sister, is divorced from Vince Carter of the Dallas Mavericks, and is the mother of their daughter, Kai. Ellen has been dating attorney and now former South Carolina Congressman, Bakari Sellers for five years and struggles with the idea of committing to him because of her failed marriage.
Ione, the youngest of the three sisters, is also divorced from a prominent pro basketball player, Antawn Jamison, of the LA Lakers. Ione has three young children, and spends a lot of time with her transgender best friend, Londyn. However, Ione is single and has yet to find the next love of her life.
As they deal with the ups and downs of life, these three sisters remain the best of friends, but they can also bring out the worst in each other. But no matter what, they always Love Thy Sister.
The reality of reality TV is that what you see is often filmed way before it airs. That's certainly the case with this show. When I viewed video of the promo I thought it looked familiar. Then I realized it was from a charity fundraiser the gorgeous sisters hosted in April 2013  in the Ballantyne area that one of the Observer's talented freelance fashion writers, Kiran Dodeja Smith, let me know about. 
The event was not only beautiful, it raised $25,000 for the educational scholarship fund for the A.R. Rucker Middle School in Lancaster, S.C. where the family has strong ties. Coplon's provided the clothes for the fashion show. Here are photos and as you can see, it was definitely a great event to capture on film. The photography is courtesy of Tommy McCart Photography. The first photo is of the sisters. 

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