You are a fine, decent girl. You have a good future ahead of you. Enjoy life, and don't ever be intimidated by others who think they are superior. They're just inadequate.
But know, Ashley -- regardless if we are friends or not -- if I didn’t care I wouldn’t write about you in my blog or text you to see how you are doing. You have impacted my life, and I have learned quite a bit from what I’ve been through with you, and I do hope one day you can say the same.
That said, if you decide to keep coming for me, make sure you have a lot of Benadryl close by to prevent additional “allergic reactions.”
Now, onto the head cop of Planet Ashlee: Casey. Casey, you know a whole lot about nothing, and you defend social injustice with the ignorant blind fury of, well, Ashlee! Your only winning tactic in your conversation with Amanda is her disbelief of how off-base you are. She was more stunned at your outrageous understandings than a “Bambi” in headlights. There was zero rationale to your thought process displayed, and I hope you can see that now that you are somewhat removed from the situation (you don’t have to admit it to us, but hopefully please admit it to yourself!)
To be clear, Casey (and Ashlee and anyone else): being “loyal” doesn’t mean you have to give up your intelligence or ability to be honest. But when you do give up those things, you become a sheep and you discredit your intelligence.
In my final blog of Season 1, I want this to be known:
Regarding a few other things from the season/this episode: this has been a really tough season for Chanel. She is a peacemaker, and I understand this about her and love her for it. And she knows that when you’re in the middle of a gun fight, you sometimes you get caught in the crossfire. I didn’t want her to be in the middle of anything, but sometimes it happens. We’ve learned a lot from each other this season -- and since the season has ended, for that matter. We are the type of friends that grow together: we often have different viewpoints, but we inspire each other and help each other to broaden our views and see things from different angles.
You are a fine, decent girl. You have a good future ahead of you. Enjoy life, and don't ever be intimidated by others who think they are superior. They're just inadequate.
You remind me of a young Bethany Frankel. Kudos to you for being grounded and doing what you need to in order to build your brand. Yes, you do appear to come off as blunt at times, but I would rather be next to someone who is honest than twistedly jaded and self-servingly delusional (a.k.a. Ashlee). You are way more "city" than those who claim they are "above high school long island drama" (a.k.a. Casey the sidekick) -this is coming from someone born and raised in Queens.
Hopefully, you dad will give in a little after the 3 months and let you stay a few more months to save money and get your company off the ground....Good for you!!!!!!!!!!!
You seem like a fun and sweet girl! Love watching you on the show. I wish you nothing but the best in your business and pray that you are successful! God Bless you
I love your blog, you say things so succinctly! You're a great person and I wish you well. Will buy your Kissamint if it's sold in my area!
Ashlee has been so spoiled that her parents have enabled her to be this way and now the friends she chooses to have around her are the same. She is 30 years old but is on the level socially of a 20 year old and I can see her friends growing up and leaving her behind if she doesn't change. I feel horrible that she had a stroke but I think that using that to manipulate people is not ok. She knew that Chanel was going home with her from the winery and disapeared on purpose to make sure everyone would feel bad for her instead of being upset with what happened at lunch. she made sure that is was as dramatic as possible to manipulate everyone on her side...she had a panic attack and they gave her Benadryl at the hospital..I don't think that is almost dying.....and she added that she had to get a ride with a stranger to the hospital. She didn't even think or care that Chanel would be upset looking all over for her when she couldn't wait 5 minutes for chanel to get her car?? come on! she just wanted revenge on the three girls the "ganged up" on her. She was mean and acted like a spoiled brat at lunch...not to mention she had to call her Mom to get her a ride home? Also, asked her Mom if they could fly her home?? She is 30 years old and her parents have not given her any favors by enabling her to act like this...in the end people will get sick of her immature ways and move on.
Your blog was 100% on point!
I think you are an amazing and strong young woman and I have a little bit of encouragement for you: Your parents are giving you timelines that have been rough, and I know this has been hard for you. But I promise that one day you will see that its in your best interest to help you reach your full potential. Read my letter to Ashlee's parents (on her blog page) to see what happens when parents do the opposite.
Thank you for bringing some sanity to a lot of crazy this season, I wish you lots of success in the future - I cant wait to see what you do, you have a fan that will absolutely support any product or service you create.
You go girl, I believe in you!
TEAM Joey!!! From what I saw in this season you are a Wonderful, Great, Awesome person!!! Ashlee has the issues! You don't need a 30 year old cry baby as a friend! You acted like every normal person would act around her...... You did right by calling her out when she was calling daddy in front of that guy in the Hamptons. She's so dumb!!!
Team Joey... Ashlee is a disgusting. I wanted to give her a chance after the first episode and her comments about your neighborhood. But she is so disgusting. She lives in a precious little bubble where mommy and daddy make everything alright. She ha no idea what its like for real people living in the real world having to work hard for anything. I cant stand her. I like CAsey a lot too but Casey works at 1Oak. She works among the big players and deals with big celebrities all night so she feels she can rolls her eyes and she is also above everyone else. Ive seen her attitude in action. But i do really feel she a nice person deep down I think is just really affected by her surroundings. Keep your head up Joey. You are awesome. Your are for sure someone I would like to call a friend and I would love to go out and party and have fun with you anytime. Your Awesome. You would be a blast. Please dont let that horrible little snobby woman make you feel less that you are.
I cannot believe how your Dad talk's to you & then the notice to get out of the house in 90-day's , I feel bad that you have no support from him, he come's off so mean.
You are working class and anyone like that Ashlee think's she is above. She is so below she has no idea.
You could not even make a joke , she took anything you said and turned it around . She is so TOXIC , selfish & downright snobby !!! Just watch the seen with the " MIXED CHEESE, THAT ONLY POOR PEOPLE EAT LIKE THAT !!
I WISH YOU THE BEST OF LUCK ON YOUR PROJECT & FUTURE.
BIKE20 IN RHODE ISLAND THINK'S YOU ARE GOING TO DO GREAT !!!!
JUST DON'T TURN INTO AN ASHLEE ( ha! ha! We all know you will not ) !!
I think you are a great person and should not even give Ashlee a second thought. She will turn on Chantel and Casey too, Casey kept acting like she was so grown up but she was the one who talked about Erica stealing her boyfriend in high school 10 years ago and took Ashlee's side and not even being there, What she did to Amanda was so jr high schoolish. I wish you the best and hope to see your journey on the next season.
You represent an intelligent, beautiful, successful, independent woman who has goals and is working hard towards accomplishing those goals. I feel you handle yourself with class and integrity . Ashlee is threaten by all these because she's a spoiled rotten brat. You held your head high and I was rooting for you as I feel that you represent today's modern woman.
Joey you are my favorite! You are highly intelligent and have a good heart. I'm so glad to see how mature you are. You're the most mature of all the women, even peacemaker Chanel. (A true, mature grown woman friend would have taken Ashlee to the side and told her how she was wrong in the situation). I'm glad you understand why Chanel had to stay with Ashlee. She wasn't taking sides but being there for her so that she's not totally alone. No one would want that right or wrong.
As someone else mentioned you remind me so much of Bethanny on Real Housewives of New York. I pray God's blessings on your business to get similar success!! You are the smart one of the group. Never stoop down to Casey and Ashlee's immaturity level. I loved how you were totally over Erica sleeping with your boyfriend, forgave and moved on. I know it's hard being around spoiled women who are blessed to have emotionally and financially supportive parents. These women are focused on husbands and partying when they could in the mean time be starting businesses of their own or being interesting. Only you and Amanda are doing that. I hope the other women get insight from you. Getting married is important but it is also important to stay busy and interesting as single ladies. Follow your other dreams until you find the right one. Please see your hardship as a blessing rather than a curse. It's forcing you to DO something challenging with your life.
Don't worry about Ashlee. She's bored and pampered by her parents. She hides behind her self-righteousness and illnesses to give excuse for her awful behavior to you. Rich people lose fortunes all the time. She should never treat people with less money as she does. You're an up and coming CEO and a real friend whose happy for you would cheer you on.
P.S. I would have been embarrassed too if my friend was talking to a cute guy then called her daddy and put him on speaker phone!!! I would have been HUMILIATED!! Common sense ain't so common is it? :-)
Joey - you are a sharp, tough, beautiful young woman. Good for you for standing your ground and rising above the Ashlee nonsense. Best to you on our future endeavors.
Ashlee is a thirty year old nut. Joey you are a very smart and strong person so don't let a narcissic person bring you down. They only thing Ashlee has going for her is her parents money.
Joey, at the end of the day, I'd want to be friends with you, Amanda and Erica. Ashlee and Casey? Never, as you stated above, they are on a different planet that does not include reality. Chanel? I believe she is a good person and I like her. I applaud her peacemaking efforts thoughout the season. Keep going and persevere with your business and your plans. I wish the best for you and I believe you can be as successful and happy as you want!
This Ashlee needs to really grow up. Get away from her parents will certainly help. Poor Joey has her head screwed on well, and at least can act like an adult.
Joey, Your dad may be pushing you to stand on your own 2 feet but it could be worse...you could have Ashlee's parents and stunt any type of growth!
You're a smart lady. You can not reason with CRAZY and should not even try. Ashlee the most narcissistic, self centered, drama queen I have ever seen. Good luck to you!
VERY well said! I applaud your ability to maintain a clear head and positive outlook in the midst of all the nonsense. Initially I was going to stop watching the show because Ashlee is physically painful at times to hear. I continually found myself saying, "is she serious?" I know many different people wealthy and poor however I have never heard any of them brag, moan, complain, and gloat more than that girl. G-d help her! I hope you continue to shine and grow!
What I do NOT understand is why Ashlee thinks Joey was in the wrong. On the very first episode, they show Ashlee going to pick up Joey and Ashlee is so disgusted with Joey's low rent neighborhood (yeah sure) that she has to call her dad because she is so scared to be going through it. what????? It was so degrading to Joey. Ashlee started this. She didn't like Joey from the first episode then twisted it around to act like Ashlee had been wronged. Joey deserved an apology from Ashlee, not the other way around.
Great Blog!! You are the voice of reason amongst the crazies! You truly are beautiful, and I wish you the best. Regarding Ashlee, her parents destroyed her. Their babying and pampering of her has led to her remain a child. She is socially stunted, and think the world revolves around her (her daddy told her so!!!).
Best Wishes! Hope to see you on the screen again!!
Best of luck with Kissamint! Your story is relatable, and you are a great example of a woman building her own way! Looking forward to trying your product! Also, glad someone has the balls to call out the craziness of Ashlee and Casey on this show!
Ashlee seems to have some mental problems.
You should count yourself lucky she is not a friend.
Look how she treated Chanel. Not to mention how she ruined the whole day at the winery.
I really liked that you took part in the last cermony at the lake. Ashlee will never say I'm sorry to anyone, my advice cut her out of your life. I hope your business is a sucess. No matter what Ashlee said about your mom that wasn't her business and it was Wrong period. Keep your head up
You are the beauty on this show! Inside and out! Good luck with these crazies going forward. Blessings
I think you are imperfectly perfect and Ashlee thinks she is perfect. I can't stand a person who uses a prior illness to garner sympathy. That does not make her better or wiser it makes her an idiot for thinking she deserves special treatment. You stay true to yourself and don't change. You have a right to your opinion and to defend yourself. Ashlee needs to grow the hell up and stop hiding behind her parents. Uggh she is 30 years old not 10.
You seem like a very intelligent and mature woman! I wish nothing but success for kissamint! On the show I admire your restraint towards Ashlee. You are not a bad person! The fact ...is she is a very very bad person. Oh and that whole comment about funny looking.....cant Ashlee take a joke? Is she that clueless that it was just a saying?? I say that from time to time. Your funny...funny looking! I don't feel like it was an attack, just a little comeback.
Keep your head up joey! I wish you nothing but success with your new product venture and I hope to see you next season :)
Joey, I feel so bad that you are under pressure with your father. I hope all your business ventures produce so you can have your own place. With that said, Ashlee will never understand you because she lives in her own little world.
You were badly treated....pure and simple, from a small minded dysfunctional girl.
Dear Joey, I am sorry that you had to make someone so ill, that only a dose of Benadryl could save them from certain death. ::::::tosses bread at TV:::::::::
LOVE LOVE LOVE U !!! YOU GO GIRL....Don't embrace the high school girl drama and stop waiting for your dad to be a good guy.....Shame on him. U keep your head high and keep working hard...You'll get there!
U remind me of Bethany....
Ashlee is the only one who did not apologize. I guess its hard when you think the whole world revolves around you. I"m glad her parents are in love with her because they will not doubt be stuck with Ashlee in their home til they die!
Hear, hear, Joey! Very well said! Geez, regardless of the horrific and ridiculous things Ashlee said to you (as well as Casey to Amanda), you really can't help but feel badly for the girl. She's 30, joined at the hip with her parents, with absolutely zero ambition or much of anything going for her. The true sadness is that she comes from privilege...and as lovely as her parents are, they didn't think to promote college, career and self-sustainability for their more-than-capable daughter?! In time, I think she'll realize how much of a disservice she's done herself. Maybe by 40...when she's still in the same Gucci sky-high heels? The best of luck to you in your endeavor!
Joey, you are my favorite princess! Shame on Ashlee for being the mean girl! I wish you the best success!!
Big people ignore the smallness of those that are ugly. When ugly people go after those that are big; they disconnect from them. They don't have those people in their lives. That's what I would do if I were you as it relates to Ashlee. She's doesn't deserve any attention at all.
She's sad. Let her go, because I don't think she can grow and she'll take her hatefulness out on you. Move on and ignore her.
As far as the words you chose to use at the speed dating--you can do better. Just live and learn. Don't look for a husband--create yourself. Go create you.
Joey- I like you more and more each week. You've been a class act. You should be very proud of yourself and the things are you trying to achieve. I empathize with your struggles with your father. And, I'm hopefully that your product, kssamint becomes a wild success. One thing is for sure we the viewers know the correct side of a fight when we see one. I hope you all (minus Ashlee, Casey and sometimes Chanel) get a second season. But if this is it for Princesses good luck with your future endeavors!!! PS- You hair is super cute with the extensions!!
You go girl - I have enjoyed watching you on the show - you are a hard worker, rise above adversity, and have goals for your future - as for Ashlee's disgusting comment about your mother and your relationship with her, I have this to say: she created a beautiful soul of a girl so for that we viewers are all grateful - You keep rocking out and keep on being you - and pay no attention to negative trolls like Casey - she is about as worthy of a person on the show as spit on a sidewalk. Ashlee clearly has so many Mommy and Daddy issues to deal with that she isn't a worthy opponent to fight with so give her a pass: it would be equivalent to a high schooler taking a little kids lunch...she is mentally about 5. Best of Luck to you and can't wait for your product to come out!!! xoxo
Hoping your ventures prove to be prosperous and keep that fighting spirit when needed, that softer side we all came to appreciate and the strong will you've shown us that makes you a very well rounded person.
Of course you're compassionate. It was obvious.
It was nice to see "normal," on this particular show. I thought I wasn't going to be able to add this to my Bravo list until you showed up and then teamed up with Erica and Amanda.
Not sure if there will be a season 2, but if there is....2 pieces of advise
Please stay focused on staying true to who you are. You are a good person.
It's always better to let the others get screaming crazy while you sit and watch even if it's directed at you.
It makes for great viewing....you've mastered the art of the "eye roll with a half smirk/smile." Add a slow shake of the head back and forth a couple of times and that's all you need sister!
In watching this show, I truly believe Ashlee started badmouthing you to the others, long before you knew there was a problem... Which means Ashlee, herself, started the problems in the group. She should have just had a one on one talk with you early on, but she decided to just trash you instead. I'm glad the other girls didn't lie for her, and told you what was going on. Casey has no personality which is why she latched onto Ashlee, an easy ally. I'm shocked that Ashlee ditched poor Chanel, when she knew she was staying with her to get her home. That was beyond low, and she wouldn't even answer Chanel's calls to say where she was. Going to a hospital for Benedryl was strictly an attention-seeking move in an effort to make you all feel guilty. It was truly pathetic and I'm glad you can see it for what it is.
Joey please do not be phased by Ashlee! Your life experience will take you further then any of these other girls! Ashlee has no idea as to how the real world is!!!! You are a strong independant woman who stands up for her self and refuses to back down!!!! I wish you well with Kiss A Mint!
Joey, you are truly so strong. During the last part of the finale I just wanted to hug you and Amanda. The way Ashlee puts you guys down even when you are both approaching her in a mature manner and trying to put all the negative energy behind you, makes me sick and I feel horrible you both had to go through that. It was how she was raised, to never think she is wrong and that when people attack her they're just "jealous" of her. You are so much of a better person, she couldn't even apologize for the mom comment? Like come on .. I hope the chance to be on this show and get a little taste of reality has made her grow. But you should be proud of yourself for how far you have come and that you were able to be the bigger person during the finale. Xoxo
Your behavior has been disgusting. Your mouth started it all with Ashlee. You should be ashamed of yourself. Stop trying to convince yourself that Ashlee started it. I am not a fan of yours. You are my least liked of all the girls. I hope you do not return next season. You need an attitude adjustment when it comes to Ashlee.
Ms. Brodish, didn't you say you were taking the hi-road??
The duplicity demonstrated by all the female "cast" members had me laughing from day one.
Will there be a season two, titled, "Dysfunctional Princesses of Long Island?"
@LIGIRL Funny! I was thinking the same thing! She reminds me of Bethanny. Smart, entrepreneurial, and having to deal with at least one idiot on the show!
Is this Ashlee under another name? LOL, How can anyone like Ashlee and not see that Joey is a great person and Ashlee has no heart or soul???
@Andrea36Exactly!!! She looked for the weakest link and went after her. NOT IMPRESSED not now not ever.