Cast Blog: #BETHENNY

Something's Gotta Give


Follow Your Heart


The House That Booze, Dreams, and Passion Built

Memory Lane

The Sunny Side of the Street

Play Hard



The Balloony Bin

Typical Bethenny

That's My Final Offer

Pure Bliss

The Reflecting Pool

And the Mariachi Band Played On

Left Field

Agita All Around

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

Something's Gotta Give

Bethenny thinks that in the end Julie made the right decision.

I really liked this episode, because it was largely about female power, which is, in many ways, what I stand for.

Julie made a decision. Whether that is what you or I would do is irrelevant. She was stuck. She was tormented and something needed to happen for something to happen. To be honest, it was better for everyone. When someone is struggling with something, it affects their whole environment. Jackie was so enthusiastic about embarking on a new adventure, and it was difficult to do so while Julie's heart and head were leaving the game. It's the circle of life in business. I love Julie, and she is forever in my heart and connected to my family, but I do believe that it was the best decision for everyone. She is happy, the office is running smoothly and quietly, and everyone has found their place.

Dry Bar was fun because it is a lighthearted way to really showcase what my business is about. It is girly, flirty, fun and none of us take ourselves too seriously. We need to work on that Skinnygirl ponytail.

Matt Hesse is my partner in Skinnygirl Daily on-the-go nutrition. We manufacture a gentle, effective cleanse, weight management capsules, delicious nutritional bars, and incredible vitamin power packs (giving you a days' worth of vitamins with an added benefit such as "immunity"). Like all of my partners, Matt understands the Skinnygirl philosophy and our partnership is about making health accessible rather than intimidating and complicated. That particular meeting, aside from marriage and dating advice, was about approving packaging for our Dark Chocolate Multigrain Pretzel and Banana Oatmeal Dark Chocolate bars. They're delicious. And yes, Matt is single.

Shopping for furniture is fun and interesting and potentially overwhelming, but in the end, I'm the same me with a bigger balance in the bank. Regardless of that, overpriced items will never seem sensible to me. I may indulge a little bit more, but frivolous, I will never be. I did not buy a 75k mirror, a 25k "twin" bar cabinet nor anything that I consider to be "off the rails." There are some highs in the apartment, but I'm always logical and sensible. You can't be who you're not.Trying on the Skinnygirl Shapewear in my apartment was a typical scene that goes on in my life. That is my idea of a good time: women, silliness, confidence, my baby, cocktails, and madness. I particularly liked that it was all about everyone else rather than me. I would definitely smooch any girl that I know and love if I wanted to get a bit of their color on my lips. I love my girls. I'm so lucky to be surrounded by beautiful incredible women.

Being on the cover of Parenting magazine was an incredible honor, because a mother is who I am first. I have the most delicious little girl, I do the very best that I can, and I am so proud that I feel that I am a great mother. I am so lucky to even be in that club!

The Skinnygirl Real Women Photo Shoot is probably my favorite part of the season. It is about confidence, feeling good about yourself, honesty, and walking tall. None of those girls are models, every one of them feels insecure about some body part, and all of them dress casually most of the time. This was about telling women everywhere that we all can bust out and feel good about ourselves when we really need it and if we really want to. We are all beautiful!

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.