Cast Blog: #BETHENNY

And the Mariachi Band Played On

Unbelievable

Follow Your Heart

Blow-Up

The House That Booze, Dreams, and Passion Built

Memory Lane

The Sunny Side of the Street

Play Hard

SkinnyBunnies

Senioritis

The Balloony Bin

Typical Bethenny

That's My Final Offer

Pure Bliss

The Reflecting Pool

Left Field

Agita All Around

Something's Gotta Give

Big Shoes to Fill

The End of an Era

To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Plake

A Straight Shooter

The Power of the Press

Baby Fish Mouth

California Dreamin'

Buckle Up

The Dressing Suite

Like No Other

The Spy Who Skated With Me

I Fly Above

The Bond Is Strong

No More Boats

Land, Ho!

A Fever Pitch

All that Drama

Laundry Day

Sea of Love

Chock-full of Nuts

Addicted to Laughter

Stop and Realize

Fountains of Dwayne

And the Mariachi Band Played On

Episode 10: Bravotv.com's Editor discusses Bethenny's big birthday trip to Mexico.

Ole Bethenny fans! Our SkinnyGirl headed to Mexico to soak up the sun and hopefully some delightfully relaxing vibes. Let's see if that fresh South of the Border air helped B ring in a great birthday, shall we?

Once You Pop
Is there anything cuter than kids eating popsicles? There is and it's Bryn stealing Bethenny's popsicle. If it was foreshadowing anything about the vacation to come, I think it was just foreshadowing how precious Bryn would be in her vacation clothes the whole time.

In RaRa We Trust
Over dinner Bethenny and Jason discuss who gets the flatbread of trust, and then more importantly, who they would bestow Bryn to if something went wrong. In a post-boat-cruise-from-hell world, the pair is wondering who the best caretaker for young Bryn would be. Bethenny would like RaRa to take her, since it would be a smooth transition of love and adoration for little Bryn. Since Veronica is around Bryn so often (and can be for a while -- unlike Jason's parents) she seems like the best choice. Bethenny’s waiting to pop the question to Ra if that’s something she’s comfortable with – so we’ll see if Mexico ends up being the perfect setting. It is a very romantic place (you want romance in this situation right?).

Then the gaggle of gals comes up, and Bethenny discusses Julie's leaving. She's finally moved to accept the change, and learn that there's nothing they can do. I like this zen-like approach to the vacation already. Hopefully Jason and Bethenny can take that perspective with each other.

Bethenny: The Bargain Hunter
I loved love, watching B get into the trenches with that beach merchant. No body stiffs her on a sarong deal. Not even you Valentin you sassy beach merchant you.

Bryn and Houston sitting in a tree
For future reference, Bryn will play hard to get into her teenage years. . . .

The Allusion
When next we see Bethenny and Jason they're getting in to it before lunch. The cause of the exact fight is unclear, but involves some sort of "allusion" to something or other. Bethenny ends up going to lunch with RaRa instead since they can’t stop tiffing. The pair discusses the problems Bethenny and Jason are having and how cruel they are being to each other.

After some protracted upstairs/downstairs drama, Jason comes down to lunch and they try to have lunch sans Bryn or Veronica. It's tough watching Jason and Bethenny, who are clearly so exhausted of fighting, feel unable to help themselves or each other. They want to change everything about each other's personalities that's leading to this constant infighting, but how? How can you leave all that's past in the past? But they've committed to try, which is good because Mexico (and the rest of their lives) waits for no one.

And what better way to move on from the drama than with an overly sexual three person massage?

I just hope they tipped her well.

Then Jason presents Bethenny with her birthday present -- the amazing "sharp tongue" necklace from last week's episode. It seems like Jason really nailed it this year by creating a small little moment for the family, so kudos to him.

And then, as promised, the mariachi band arrives (along with the rest of the Skinnygirl Team!) to dance, celebrate, and generally enjoy the night away.

Next week the Mexi-celebration continues, but is Jason hiding a big secret? Leave your guesses for what it might be in the comments!

The House That Booze, Dreams, and Passion Built

Bethenny discusses the events that brought her to this moment.

Hey everyone. I'm tearfully sentimental about the season coming to an end. This week's montage of flashbacks definitely brought back memories of yesterday. I'm a hopeless romantic, and I get emotional when I think of the series of events that brought me to this place.

I'm a lucky lady. I have a beautiful family, a career people can only dream about, and I'm about to be in "rare air" (as Jason, my husband calls it). I'm about to embark on an incredible and memorable journey. I am fortunate enough to have my own talk show -- a place where I can talk to women every day about EVERYTHING, all the things that we talk to each other about in private over cocktails. This is it! This isn't your mother's talk show. The queen of TMI is coming to daytime. I can't wait to take the next step with you. Let's talk about it!

Next week is the finale when you will see my new apartment, the one that booze, dreams, and passion built. I can't believe it's the end to a very honest and open season. This is who I am. This is what it is. No apologies. Thank you all. I have and always will have the best support system that anyone could wish for. I cherish and appreciate you.

xo

B