Cast Blog: #RHOA

Late Not Hate

Cynthia: It Was Awkward Seeing Phaedra Uncomfortable

Demetria: I Have No Beef with Kenya

NeNe Explains the Wig

Phaedra: I Was Hoping Apollo Wouldn't Create a Scene

Kenya's Not Interested in Roger Bobb

Claudia: "I'm the Samantha of the Group"

Kenya: Cynthia Commanded the Runway

Phaedra: You Don't Often Come Across Hair Burglary

Cynthia: "I Pray We Can Make Peace"

Claudia: I Could Relate to Cynthia's Insecurities

Cynthia's "Non-Conversation" with NeNe

NeNe: The Pit Bull Act is Not a Good Look

Kenya: If It Looks Like a Fraud...

Phaedra: "I Moved Past This Years Ago"

Claudia: I Am Not Asking for Sympathy

GIF Recap: Saltines, Anyone?

Kenya: Why Would Apollo Try to Hurt Phaedra?

Cynthia: "My Heart Went Out to Kenya"

Phaedra: "NeNe Made a Fair Observation"

Claudia on Her Sit-Down With Porsha

GIF Recap: Pushed to the Brink

Cynthia: Porsha's THOT Comment is Too Ridiculous

Kandi: Cynthia Can't Win for Losing

Phaedra: Cynthia's Behavior was Unbecoming

Claudia on NeNe's Thirsty Comment

Don't Insult Kenya's Virtue

GIF Recap: New 'Wife, New Shade

Phaedra on Being "Super Mommy"

Kenya: I've Never Been Anyone's Whore

Cynthia: I Felt a Connection with Claudia

Kandi: I Felt Bad for Kenya

NeNe Talks Zumanity, Apollo's Shocking Reveal

Claudia on Meeting the 'Wives

GIF Recap: She's Baaack...

NeNe: "I was a Rock for Phaedra"

Cynthia on Her Friendship with Kenya

Kandi: I'll Always be Honest with Phaedra

Phaedra: "It was Apparent the Marriage was Over"

Kenya: This is My Season of Redemption

GIF Recap: Oh the Zumanity!

Late Not Hate

Cythia didn't have a problem with NeNe being late.

Welcome to Bar One! This is Peter's new business venture. I am so proud of him. Last year losing Uptown was tough, but as you can see by the grace of God, we are moving forward. So many entrepreneurs have lost businesses because of the recession. Peter's spirit was broken, but he still had faith in himself. He did not throw in the towel, and he got right back in the ring. I applaud him for that. Bar One is doing great, and Peter works very hard every day to keep it that way. I love you, baby. It's not how you start, it's how you finish. Go, Peter!
   
On Bar One being in the hood:

Bar One is located in the Grant Park area in Atlanta. When did Grant Park become the hood? Oh, when Bar One opened up there of course.   
On my photo in BarOne:

I love my photo in Bar One.  Even though I don't like surprises, I was very flattered. The afro was big! Not everybody can wear one.
   
"Practicing is always the smart thing to do."

Yes. I think my mom told me that when I was little.
   
"It would be rude to mention that Cynthia was not the best MC"

Perhaps not, but I was the prettiest.
   
"Everybody knows that you want to look at models, not hear them."

I guess one out of two ain't bad.
   
"Peter is a pimp."

I think this was actually meant to be a compliment, so I'm going to let this one slide. Thank you, I guess.What kind of crowd is Bar One going to attract? Let's see. Since Bar One opened, Ludacris, Monica, Jill Scott, Dr. Jay, Keri Hilson, Marsha Ambrosius, Robert Townsend, NeNe Leakes, Young Joc, Treach, Tami Roman, RL, Nelsan Ellis (Layfayette from True Blood), Joe, and Sheree Whitfield have come through. Did I already say Sheree Whitfield?
   
Bar One had air conditioning, running water, indoor toilets, and all the rest of the basics to run a business. The place was packed with people, so it got a little hot. Luckily, no one had a heat stroke.
   
"Hood folks gotta drink too." True. Everybody likes a good cocktail. Thanks for pointing it out anyway. Maybe somebody out there had no idea.
   
I love NeNe like a fat kid loves cake and Peter loves her too. Yes, Peter and I do love NeNe, and she loves us. We are just one big happy family, just loving each other to death. Oh, just for the record, skinny people love cake too. Especially models.I didn't do or say anything when NeNe turned up late to Bar One. I would rather NeNe come late and show us love than be on time and hate. Who cares? Everybody is always late. What was I supposed to do? Jump on her like a spider monkey and beat the crap out of her? Oh, maybe I should have poured water on her shoulder. That would have taught her a lesson.

NeNe only gave us five minutes because that's all we can afford. We can't afford NeNe for more than five minutes, but we can afford to open two businesses at the same time. Hmm... Maybe if Peter and I save up enough money, we can also afford to put skating rinks in Bar One and The Bailey Agency.
Love you guys!

Cynthia Bailey
   
Twitter: cynthiabailey10
www.thebaileyagencyschooloffashion.com
www.cynthiabailey.com

Bar One
687 Memorial Drive
Atlanta
404-522-0999
   
Join Peter and I on Sunday nights at BarOne at 9pm to watch Real Housewives of Atlanta. Great food and cocktails! Crazy fun and great music!
   
Thank you to my friend Zang Toi in NYC for giving me your beautiful  dress to wear to the fashion show that I hosted. You are an amazing designer, and I was honored.

Phaedra: I Was Hoping Apollo Wouldn't Create a Scene

Phaedra Parks shares her thoughts on Apollo's surprise appearance at the party.

Bravotv.com: Did you find the advice from Kandi’s cousin Melvin helpful?

Phaedra Parks: A personal perspective based on experience is always insightful. I appreciate him sharing his thoughts and experience with me so openly. 

Bravotv.com: What were your first impressions of Demetria and Claudia?

PP: When I attended Demetria's event, my focus was an evening of escape from my current reality. I didn't attend with the idea of engaging in any captivating conversations. I had very limited interaction with Demetria and Claudia, so my first impression was merely that both women were attempting to embark on new career and relationship frontiers.

 

Bravotv.com: How difficult was it for you when Apollo surprised you at the party?

PP: It was not difficult at all, but quite uncomfortable. Not only uncomfortable for me, but I would think uncomfortable for everyone else as well. I cannot think of a more inappropriate time or place to have a private conversation about our marriage than in the middle of a nightclub during the premiere of a music video. At that particular place in time, the tension in our relationship was at an all-time high. And even though Apollo had not been around much, the stress was ever present as was evident. I was just really hoping he would not create a scene. My goal was to not fan any of his ego flames, nor have a private conversation in a public place. Everybody knows it would be better to let your slip show a little bit in order to avoid the possibility of having to show your entire ass.

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