Cast Blog: #BETHENNY

A Million Percent Sure

An Incredible Journey

Only Time Will Tell

Summing It All Up

Loving Every Minute

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Welcome Home Bryn!

Dates and Divas

Meeting Baby Bryn

Madly In Love

The Return of the Panty Picker!

Beyond Happy

Baby On the Way

What You See Is What You Get

Taking the Plunge

An Introspective Week

So Hoppy Together

Never Let Them See You Sweat

My Heart Stood Still

Bump and Grind

Stuck on the Damn Cake

The Untouchable Smorgasbord

Trying to Stay Calm

Pulling Out All the Stops

The Panty Picker

In Planner She Trust

A Place of Pregnant

Lions, and Cougars, and MILFs ... Oh My!

Bridezilla Begins

Part of the Family

Heart and Soul

Saved by the Bell

A Million Percent Sure

Bethenny talks Costco shopping sprees, raging hormones and Jason's proposal.

 

I live for bulk stores in general, but Costco is, as I said, my religion. There are always all of these random great finds there, from king crab legs to dried blueberries. You definitely need to have a big household or split with a friend. It is best to buy there when having a large party or purchase what you use on an ongoing basis. I buy things like paper towels,whole wheat pasta, olive oil, butter, Metamucil, Clorox wipes, organic juices, blocks of Parmesan etc. They have great produce, but it can go bad quickly. Some things you can buy and freeze.

I love doing public appearances. I have the most incredible, genuine fans. I always say "know your audience" and I know mine: honest, hard-working people who want to improve their lives every day.

The Costco event wasn't promoted at all, and my publisher really pushed me to do the event. Is it bad to say that I was secretly excited that it had a lame turnout? I was hormonal and exhausted, and I was thrilled to just shop.

Meeting Rosie really just served as much needed comic relief. I can't say that I garnered any earth shattering knowledge. However, my friend Jake and I were loopy and I really needed that laugh. Hormones, hormones, hormones!

I think that my drive has been partially to prove something to my father and partially because I know what it feels like to stress and scramble for money. I used to panic about my rent, have to scramble to pay for any and everything, and it was very scary.

 

 

That's how it began. Now that the train has left the station and I'm on the path, work really inspires and excites me. I've helped women to get in shape, be independent, start their own businesses and that is addictive. I just love to continue coming up with practical, affordable solutions to make life easier. In short, passion and security are what make me work so hard. I'm definitely hard on myself, but I'm hard on others too. Good enough simply isn't good enough.

The night Jason proposed, I was on my phone leaving a skinnygirl margarita bottle signing and photo shoot and I walked into my apartment. When I saw all of the candles in the dark room, I hung up and got excited and overwhelmed. Cookie was wearing a rhinestone bow and Jason was in a suit. He got on his knee, cried, and said he found me and wanted to spend the rest of his life with me. There were rose petals scattered everywhere, a bouquet and non-alcoholic champagne because I was preggers. Then we went to Jean Georges for dinner. Right before we left I cleaned up the red rose petals and had to start spraying Resolve because they were staining my carpet. I'm a lunatic. I know. Note to self: White rose petals when proposing. LOL.

AC was really fun. It was more about Jason, which made me happy. I wanted him to have his bachelor party and enjoy his time with friends. I had fun, but was preoccupied by my book and all of the details in planning the wedding.

I'm so happily married now and I'm one hundred million percent sure about marrying my husband.

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Only Time Will Tell

Shawn talks about his journey with Bethenny, and thanks his family, friends, and fans for their support!

It is so hard to believe this journey with Bethenny, Jason, Bryn, Julie, Max and yes, Cookie is coming to an end! When I take a journey (such as this one) I always try to reflect back and look at the bigger picture. I like to assess what I did right, what I did wrong, how I can improve and how I can grow. Working with Bethenny on her wedding took me out of my comfort level and pushed me to work the hardest I ever have. It made me stronger as a person and as a business man. She taught me so many lessons and things that I can't even begin to list them all. There were many ups and there many downs. And there were many "oh s*@t" moments …but from each one I learned a lesson.

When I was working with Bethenny on the baby shower she was a different person, but so was I. I had confidence; I know that sounds self-righteous, but you have to understand it took me 35 long years to get to the point I am today and to be as confident as I am today. Working on her wedding brought me further to the point of "I can do it."

When Erica and I were unwrapping the cake for the baby shower, I was getting the sweats thinking it would be smashed. Something in my gut told me something would be wrong with the cake. And there was. I was fearful I would disappoint Bethenny! Listen, the cake came from a bakery in California (one of Bethenny's favorites) and the overnight carrier was not kind to it. When I pulled the lid off, I mortified that the top had been smashed and little Bryn's face had been ripped off. She was like "Baby of the Opera." So I mustered up the confidence to fix the cake. This was for sure one instance where I did let them see me sweat. But with Erica's help I pulled it together and fixed the cake and Bethenny was never the wiser. I guess that's what I'm talking about. I'm not a pastry chef, but I had the confidence (and watched plenty of cooking shows) to know what to do next.

Seeing Bethenny walk into the baby shower as relaxed as she was, was reward enough for me. She was calm knowing the shower would be fabulous, once again she trusted me. She was able to sit, relax and visit with her friends. It was great to see her like this. This is a woman who isn't able to sit and enjoy a quiet moment because she is always on the go. Which is exactly why she chose Spa Chakra on 5th! There is no better place to have a baby shower than at a spa. It was the perfect! She loved it, said I did a good job and that's all that matters! A client for life? Who knows…only time will tell.

People always ask if Bethenny and I are friends. You don't become friends over night. You both mutually have to open up and trust each other. You have to work at it, it's a relationship and all relationships require work equally from each party. After working on her wedding and now her baby shower I definitely think that we have a mutual understanding of each other. I know what she likes and what she doesn't like. And I think in turn she pushes my limits. She wants a fabulous party (and of course I want to plan one), but I think she also wants me to be the best that I can be. After all it benefits both of us. The more I grow, the better person I become and the better events I design and plan. And it all takes confidence to do so.

It did take confidence to do what I did for Bethenny, but it also took the love and support of my family and friends. My parents have always been super supportive and have never doubted my abilities and have always encouraged me to do what makes me happy. My sister has always been there for me when I have good news or bad or if I just need a shoulder to cry on. And my brother-in-law and nieces, although they don't always say much, have stood by me in my ventures 100%! Then there are my friends - there are too many to count, but their excitement, love and endless support helped push me further to reaching my goals. And then there is Michael, my partner in life and the love of my life; words can't describe the support he has given me. He truly is my driving force. To each and every one of these people, thank you and I love you!

And finally there is all of you, thank you for watching me grow, thank you for your (very honest) comments and thank you for watching my journey. I appreciate all your love and support!

I am not sad to see this journey end, only happy at what awaits me in the future. Until that chapter begins I wish you all the best and cheers!