Casey by Casey Basis
Casey Cohen weighs in on the premiere -- and her castmates -- before she makes her grand entrance in Episode 2.
Every girl wants to be a princess, and finding that inner beauty makes each girl unique and special in their fairytale. As one of the newest royal members of the Bravo Kingdom, I have castles in both Jericho, Long Island, and NYC. Episode 1 gives a glimpse at what you're about to see behind all the glitz and the glam dealing with love, friendships, family dynamics, drama, and, of course, some fun.
Chanel is one of my best friends and she lives in a modern Orthodox household, so I know the pressures she faces from her family to get married. Hung up over her ex, I always remind Chanel that she deserves to be treated like a princess and never settle for anything less than she deserves. My view about marriage is very different. I believe you don’t get married for the sake of getting married and/or because you're 27 years old. Marriage is very important to me, and it’s a big decision that can have a huge impact, especially if there’s a divorce.
Erica and I have crossed paths in the past. She hasn't changed much with her overflowing glasses of wine and having no regard for anyone else's feelings but her own. Seems as though the apple doesn't fall far from the tree as her family has no regard for Chanel's religious values over Kosher food.My mom and I have a different relationship than Amanda and her mom. I actually couldn't believe their dynamic with Jeff watching "Babs" change into bathing suits. Amanda might have felt that was appropriate, but I think that’s something her mother should be doing with her own boyfriend and actually made me extremely uncomfortable.
It’s clear that Ashlee has a strong relationship with her father. (He orders a Vanilla Shimmer! Love!) I'm envious over Ashlee's relationship with her father because I don’t have that. I know I can learn from Ashlee and through all the funny I can see how genuine she is. Oh, and I love that she has heels for every occasion!
Getting a glimpse of the insanity over the huge pool party (with 10 people) just reminds me of how "high school" the drama is. I pride myself on being a loyal friend, so whether you’re from the North or South Shore (ignorant and irrelevant comment Joey makes), Joey should have asked her friend to leave. I agree with Ashlee, and it makes me question Joey and her character. Amanda asked Joey to remove her friend, and Joey wouldn’t get involved. Red flag in my book. You are the company you keep, and her company is negative, trashy, and, as Ashlee says, a "hot mess" minus the hot.
Can’t wait to tune into next week's episode. Walt Disney made Cinderella late for the ball because a princess needs to make a GRAND entrance!