Cast Blog: #BETHENNY

Typical Bethenny


Follow Your Heart


The House That Booze, Dreams, and Passion Built

Memory Lane

The Sunny Side of the Street

Play Hard



The Balloony Bin

That's My Final Offer

Pure Bliss

The Reflecting Pool

And the Mariachi Band Played On

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

Typical Bethenny

Julie relfects on Bethenny's negotiation skills and nearing the end of her time with Team Skinnygirl.

Hey everyone!

Sorry I didn't write last week. It has been a little crazy since moving back to Pittsburgh. Trying to find my way here and organize my life! Anyway. . .

OH MEXICO! What a great place! It was so amazing that I got to come on this trip! Watching Bryn makes me miss her a whole lot! She is just the cutest little peanut and so smart and amazing. I can't believe she is almost two years old!

Bethenny and her "hermano" -- so very typical Bethenny. She loves wheeling and dealing and it is funny to see her squirm with someone. She loves the fun of negotiating a deal! She even included me in the deal and got me a gorgeous silver and turquoise bracelet from Hermano!

RaRa is one of the kindest and most amazing people I know. She and I have created a special bond over the years. I am Bryn's godmother and will be there for the rest of her life. RaRa will also be in Bryn's life forever. We are one big family.

On to paddle boarding: If you notice, I am nowhere to be found. This is because I wiped out, with the board attached to me and washed up on shore. I skinned my knee and couldn't bear to go back out in the waves. It was pretty funny. Too bad everyone else was to focused to watch!

Bethenny's Birthday Dinner: What a difference a year makes! I was so happy that we were doing something so small and low key. It was emotional for me, giving Bethenny the milestone book, but I was so happy she loved it! I am always reminding her of just how far she has come, so when I leave, I want her to be able to remember all of the small things!

So when Jason dropped the bomb about apartment, I was feeling stressed, but then relieved because I realized. . .I was not really going to be a part of it. It is weird to come to that conclusion though. . .

And now off to another boat. I have no idea why I let anyone get on this boat. I felt somewhat responsible because I said it would all work out before I got on. You can hear me cursing and freaking out as the waves hit us. I am thinking of Bryn the whole time as the boat hit the side of the big boat. It was very scary, but after we got Bryn to shore, I was OK to venture back out.

Jason and I have a unique relationship. He knows exactly what my job entails and he is always there for me to talk things out with. I can always count on him. He says I am like a sister to him -- and he is for sure like a brother to me. On the boat it was one of those times, because I got to give him advice. I think he and Bethenny can work together, but they need to make a decision as a couple.

Even though the boat experience ended up OK. MY NUMBER ONE ADVICE to Jackie after I leave is NO MORE BOATS!!!!!!

It's getting to the end - --- see you next week!

Blow-Up's Editor recaps the hair dryer-filled Season 3 finale.

Hello Bethenny fans! And now we've come to the end. Season 3 has drawn to a close but not before a few additional pitchers of margaritas were imbibed and tears were shed. Let's recap shall we.

The Designated Drinker
We open with the gang at Tortilla Flats, celebrating the holidays with copious Skinnygirls. Even Dwayne has been given the night off so that he may quench his gullet with tequila -- and thank god for that. I loved him before, and I was sure I was going to love him even more drunk. And I was right! Plus it was his idea to invite Nick -- which is always the right thing to do.

And the gang needed all the drinks and entertainment they could get because it was Julie's last shindig. More drinks. More shots. More celebrations all around. Drink until you forget what a strange crew you've surrounded yourself with.

Stop the Gossip
Next B jaunts to what will be Julie's last photoshoot. Bethenny looking slightly less than her best is having a hard time focusing. She's feeling teary through makeup but hanging in there, until Julie starts showing her photos, and that's when all is lost. . .

She begins to sob uncontrollably, to the point that she must dry her eyes with a hair dryer. . .It works. . .

Talk That Talk
After a harrowing morning of nipple control (someone call HR) and VIP Christmas cards, Bethenny sneaks away for a top secret phone call. Jason, ever the spy, attempts to intercept, and so Bethenny finally decides to reveal the news: they got the talk show! She'll be spending the summer in L.A. making it happen. She tells the team and begins the process of plotting how the six-week run will work. Everyone seems ready to make it work so cheers to even more changes!

And then it's officially goodbye JuJu (how cute!) time. As Byrn, says "Happy Birthday" the gang tries to hold it together through the tears. Julie is going to have a lovely new life in Pittsburgh. Congrats and good luck lady!

The Big Reveal
And then it's go time. After packing up the final elements (including Bethenny's sex toy box), the Hoppys prepare to start fresh.

And the place is uh-mazing! It's very Bethenny -- lots of white with accents of red (and Skinnygirl). And the bar! The Bar is exactly like Bethenny imagined it -- with a slide out bar that lets you have fancy parties with help. It has everything: an insane office, a man den, a room for Bryn, a palatial Elle Decor-feeling kitchen and a sick, sick bathroom. Oh right, and the closet! Bethenny's insane closet is all she could have dreamed. As Mariette clarifies it's a dressing room! And it all came together without anyone killing each other. Did you ever think it would happen?

But no sooner than the final baubles are hung in the dressing room, than Bethenny gets a call that the talk show is happening sooner than she thought. They have but a mere month in the apartment before it's time to be in Los Angeles. And before that can even be processed, Bryn knocks over a vase -- sending Bethenny to the blow dryer and shattering what pristine normalcy there once was. Typical.

And that's it! Thanks for reading this season. Until we meet again B fans!