Chock-full of Nuts

Bethenny explains why she loved this episode and her matchmaking style.

Well this week's episode was chock-full. The drive out to the Hamptons was absurd, as is everything in my life.

Dwayne is the newest addition to Team Skinnygirl, and he is very outspoken -- like many people in my life. He is a character and a riot, and let's just leave it at -- I'll never learn.

The conversation about Skinnygirl Lazy Lingerie ( was completely absurd, and I will always take humor over being appropriate.


I love Montauk so much. Having the freedom to run around with Bryn in the beautiful sun is something I cherish. We're building memories to last a lifetime.

I cannot believe that Jason and the girls weren't devastated about the raccoons. It would have ruined my weekend. I'd be institutionalized. I would have stopped, called animal rescue, and I would have been inconsolable.

I guess I can add matchmaking to my resume. My Skinnygirl Daily ( partner, Matt, and Julie's sister, Joanie, hit it off and had a great weekend and dated afterwards. They're both, however, still currently single.

The annual Skinnygirl cocktails party at the Montauk Yacht Club was so great. Fun friends, laughs, cocktails, and good weather. It's such a great night and I remember when it began a few years ago: the Skinnygirl Margarita wasn't even bottled yet so we poured it out of jugs. Memories. . .

The boat ride to Navy Beach was a bit unsettling. Let's just say that Jason and I don't do well on boats. We were so happy to give my baby, Cookie, alone time. I thought it was so cute that Jason didn't even get her paw wet when swimming to shore. Family summer days are our favorite.

This summer we'll be in LA filming my talk show and we'll miss it.

Watching my therapy sessions is sometimes, or, shall I say, often excruciating. It is the raw truth and six months later you don't really want to relive it.

This was the beginning of our renovation, which still isn't complete. I'm rushing to get it ready for you all to see this season, but it is an expensive, arduous process. Don't do it if you aren't really prepared. I love it, however, because I get to make all of the choices for our future beautiful custom home. And as my friend Ellen DeGeneres says, nothing will be the time that they tell you it will. Add on at least three to six months. It can be brutal.

I hope you loved the show. I think it's the best season so far and I've loved them all.


Follow Your Heart

Julie reflects on her journey with Bethenny and where it will lead her next.

Everyone -- this was a pretty intense episode. I wanted to thank all of you for the positive thoughts and support throughout this whole journey. Working for Bethenny and creating an unbreakable bond with her family truly changed and molded me as a person, and has allowed me to take the next step of my life with confidence. You have all helped build Bethenny's empire and your constant support has allowed her to take the next step -- her talk show. Although I am not directly working for Bethenny anymore, I am supporting from a distance and keep very close to her and her family.

For those of you who have asked, I am extremely happy and living in my hometown of Pittsburgh since January. I recently got a job in PR and marketing and am looking forward to the next steps of my life. This experience has taught me many things, but the most important thing is to follow your heart and be thankful for everything that you have in life.