After watching tonight, you can tell that we are all driven in life by the things we love the most: our relationships, our families, our passions. Watching this episode put me on the edge of my seat, because it’s just the beginning of some really powerful relationships that will continue to evolve over the rest of the season. Our passions inspire us to make certain decisions, to cultivate certain relationships, and to say certain things.
It’s no secret that Tara’s No. 1 love is her charity, Paws in the City. Whether she is sitting on a patio having lunch with me and recapping her infamous “Asparagus Pee” date from hell, or throwing a HUGE fundraiser, she oozes her love for animals. But next to Paws in the City comes Tara’s No. 2 love: being in love. And well, she’s done it again. Tara has another boyfriend. Although I am excited because she’s excited, I wish she would have spent more time being single and taking care of herself. I feel that Mr. Asparagus Pee just drove her right into the arms of Jody. He seems to genuinely care for her, but I have to be honest -- there is something that I am unsure of when it comes to him, and I’m not quite sold on Team Jody yet. Tara is no stranger to love, and she wears her heart on her sleeve, but I hope Jody doesn’t take advantage of all the love she has to give. In the meantime though, I hope her copious amounts of love can convince him to ditch the soul patch!
When most people encounter Matt, they don’t initially get to experience the side of him that I see. That side is soft spoken, family centered, and humble. Because he leads with his confidence, he is usually mistaken for being cocky. But getting to see Matt with his family always reminds me that they are his true passion, and they fuel his priorities and his love for life. Family is the most important thing to him, so to be included in that quality time always makes me feel so special. The relationship his parents, George and Cinda, have is unlike anything I have ever seen. They remind me that a marriage can last forever and that the foundation for a strong love is to be the best of friends first.
Can you guess what the love of my life is?! FASHION! Fashion is what forces me to crawl out of bed every morning. I live for the moment of swinging open my closet doors and deciding what look I want to wear. I make no apologies for my love of fashion, because those who know me well know that it’s what makes me the person I am and that it affects every aspect of my life…so much so that I even studied it in college and have made a successful career working in the retail industry. To me, this passion is much like a hobby…some people go golfing, some people collect art, some people buy season tickets for their favorite sport team, and some people have to have the latest electronics. And keeping up with my hobby has me very busy: I am always looking through the latest magazines and blogs gaining inspiration, updating my own blog (http://www.whatcourtneywore.tumblr.com), following celebrities to see what they are wearing, watching fashion shows online, sorting through my closet seeing how I can re-mix and match new looks each season, and of course, shopping! So can you imagine my enthusiasm when I found out that our Drew was chosen to be on DIFFA’s Style Council! This is one the BIGGEST events that Dallas sees all year, not only from a fashion perspective, but also in regards to charity and community work…and this is a HUGE honor for Drew!
Come on!! Drew totally called you out in this episode and yet you make no mention to it at all? Be a strong woman & address the issue head on. You said you make no apologies for your love of fashion but maybe an apology to Drew would be acceptable. I agree friends do make the “loves of our lives” but I can’t see how Matt is going to decide that you are "the one" after seeing how superficial you are in some scenes. I hope that as the season progresses we can see a more intelligent, sincere & modest person because I have a feeling it's there.
Come on!! Drew totally called you out in this episode and yet you make no mention to it at all? Be a strong woman & address the issue head on. You said you make no apologies for your love of fashion but maybe an apology to Drew would be acceptable. I agree friends to make the “loves of our lives” but I can’t see how Matt is going to decide that you are the one after seeing how superficial you are in some scenes. I hope that as the season progresses we can see a more intelligent, sincere & modest person.
Courtney, I love that you tell people how it is... And I really hope that you find the ONE and I really hope that it's MATT!!!! You guys have something, and watching it on TV is amazing... :) Like a movie!
BRAVO PLEASE POST THIS: I've been reading a lot of these posts and comments lately and I have to say people on here are delusional when it comes to Courtney and Matt. Maybe Courtney does like Matt (it seems like she is obsessed with him) but CLEARLY Matt does not share those feelings for Courtney. Tonight he called her his "wingman", if I was a girl who was in love with a guy, wingman, would not be the term I would want him to call me. I know that a bunch of people are going to come on here and say "aw Matt and Courtney need to be together" people! she can do SO much better. All Matt does is play women, and isn't serious about any relationship, why would Courtney want to be with him? Also I would advise all of you to read the book "He's just not that into you", if a guy after two months has not made a move, or refers to you as his wingman, or simply just calls you after his dates when he's feeling lonely....he's just not that into you! Guys will make a move if they truly like you, for Matt he seems like he doesn't feel that way for Court. and that is okay she can do so much better anyways. Matt clearly uses Courtney when he needs attention, a female companion, or advice and she feeds into it. Courtney deserves more then just to be there waiting on Matt she needs to move on and find a guy who gives her just as much attention as she would give and be more then a "wingman"
Courtney you're my favorite, please don't waste your time on Matt. Would love to see you go out w/Glenn!
I love how honest u are. You make me laugh so hard. Drew just needs to chill. He is calling u superficial and he is the one that has everything by hitting a "button"! You will find the one and it might be Matt. Only time will tell!
The type of guy who's good enough to make your checklist would never date someone so shallow and vain. Hon, at least PRETEND to be interested in something other than clothes and popping out kids.
I think your great and Drew should not have called you out. You were just having a good time. I guess he just wanted you to pay more attention to him, what a baby
i'm not sure Drew calling you out was worth the effort on his part and i wish he was better able to communicate his hurt feelings. even so, you seemed to be too drunk to see beyond the rim of your wine glass.
i've been watching since episode 1 and for all the supposed 'southern charm' to be found in Dallas, i'm not finding you all that charming or gracious.
perhaps it's a trick of editing.
First of all, I never comment on these shows and I'm a die-hard Real Housewives fan, but I just have to tell you that I LOVE you. I'm a fellow Texas gal, born and raised, and I see so much of myself in you. I look forward to getting to know you more and maybe sometime I'll run into you when I'm out in Dallas:)
Hi Courtney- I LOVE your style. I have especially been dying for my own Blu Moon Pharoah maxi dress and the bright coral Zara maxi dress but I can't find them ANYWHERE?! Any suggestions where I might find them? Thanks and keep the great fashion inspiration girl!
Hi Courtney- I LOVE your style. I have especially been dying for the Blu Moon Pharaoh maxi dress and the coral colored Zara maxi dress but haven't been able to find them ANYWHERE! Any suggestions on where I might find them? Thanks and keep up the fashion inspiration girl!
Yes, something of a faux pas... But have stumbled into it many times myself.... It's difficult to spend exactly the right amount of time with your host and really enjoy the evening!!! I seriously am so excited when I'm out at a good bash...feel great...am interested and attentive with people...enjoy the vino and want to cross paths with as many acquaintances and old friends as possible.
I really connected with you the other night and would have also been somewhat baffled that I had upset someone. However, maybe he was right... maybe you were a little too "over the top"... Not much you can say really except "sorry...no harm intended".... and remember, next time, to make a special fuss of the offended party. Oh my..... one huge kindergarten eh !!!
Courtney, I love you and I hate you. I love the sweet side of honestly I do. But darling when you get to drinking, you are totally a different person. Stop hating on Neill so much, what ever did that poor lady do to you? So what she is seeing Matt, get over it. You know that Matt will always be your friend so just be happy with that. All he is ever going to see you as a friend, so just give up now and save yourself from heartbreak later. You should make a mends with Drew, you totally ignored him on his special night. So just do the right thing and apologize to him.
Courtney, where do you get your jewelry? I love it and last night realized I wanted to steal every necklace you had on!
Hey Court, you all are my new guilty pleasure.
I must say live your life, don't wait around for Matt because it's clear that while he has loads of good qualities right now he's a bit of a mess emotionally. So go out and date, travel, dream big and hopefully one day it'll all work out for the two of you. Who knows, if he senses you have moved on he might just wake up.
There is nothing in this show that would make me want to visit Dallas. Four out of the six people on this show are so superficial that it goes beyond words. I would rather go to Houston - been there and would go back. Bravo this is another "NO GO" Show!!!!
I absolutely love this show, all because of you. You are trendy and gorgeous. I love the story between you and Matt and for me, its a beautiful story. People who say you are superficial are obviously not used to people being totally honest and upfront. You are one of those people who say what you really think without worrying who will take offense. Love it!! Be you sweetheart! Can't wait to see what happens with you and Matt!
Hey, just wanna say how much I love this show....and you, Courtney are my favorite! Yes, I think u could've given Drew a little more attention, but he was being a little dramatic. Oh....and Matt is great and all, but u could do SOOO much better!
Hi courtney. I just want you to know I really like you!! You make me laugh, and I like your checklists!! i think they're great :P Anyways I just want to say that please don'y let the bad comments bring you down. I mean the whole Neill situation seems very normal to me. If I was in your shoes I probably wouldn't like her either. I would keep it to myself though ,and pretend I'm fine. Yes it is very cowardly which is why I was shocked that you could so openly not like her. Don't take it the wrong way, I actually think (right or wrong) that it was very brave and sincere of you :) At the DIFFA I thought it eas great that you were out having fun. I felt bad for drew, but I didn't think he should've called you out on it. But I still felt for him y'know? Anyways I can't wait to get to know you more LOVE, me :)
Wow! Great episode, still wondering if you have any goals other than looking pretty and wanting to run a household. Seems like rather lack luster achievements where woman are so powerful in businesses these days. Being a mom is great but it shouldn't be your only focus or you will lose yourself in the process. Good luck to you!
Courtney, I have to comment as a single female professional that you and your lack of ambition (other than being a mom and being a hopeless romantic) is only serving to rewind the clock on our feminist movement and challenging everything we as women strive for in this society - to be treated as equals with respect! It's women like you that give men the perception that all women are good for is to run the house and don't have a place in the board room. It's great that you have your dreams (as do I) and are into fashion (as am I!) but PLEASE -- work in some ambition!
Ok. Drew is very sweet man. But i think the reason he is upset is because he thinks you are misunderstood like he is. im thinking his step into wanting to get closer to you as a friend was when he bought Glenn for you as a date. It was really sweet of him to try and move you away from Matt. It was his way of hope for you as he sees you struggling with the relationship you want. When the night of DIFFA happened. It was his turn to shine and his gesture of buying the date gave him the right for you to make him brighter. He felt awkward. You were only being you and that is what i love about you. But Drew is building who he is from the inside out and he needs your strength that you so abondantly have to help him be comfortable the way you are with yourself. i believe it took allot of courage to comfront you. i dont think many would. You have so much to give. Give a lil to Drew he will be your best support when you need it the most.
Courtney, you are an attractive girl. But I have to say that your desperation comes through so strongly and it is a huge turnoff. It is ok to be honest about what you want in life, but you come off as far too desperate.
The minute you stop looking, the right one comes along. Yes I know everyone says that. You have to be happy with yourself before you can expect to be happy in a relationship. The way you criticize others leads me to believe that you are not very happy inside. Be thankful for what you have and DITCH MATT.
You are in LOVE with Matt. Admit it. There is something wrong with everyone he dates as far as you are concerned. He is a hunk and a catch. Stop faking and go for it. And stop being mean to his lady friends.
Courtney, yeah your'e my favorite. Some of the things you say make me cringe, however, I really do know where you are coming from. I too am a hopless romantic, but I got my guy by playing hard to get. Watch Neill, she knows how to do it. Matt is a tool, and uses all ' his women' to look like he has it going on, but all I see is insecurity. That ' one on five remark! Yuck! If you love the guy, take my advice, men like to chase, not BE chased. My husband and I are celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary this month, and I still get that rush when I see him. He tells me, he still can't believe I married him! Oh yes! I was hard to get! Now I've spent 30 years with the love of my life!