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Let me begin by saying how entertaining this week's show was for me to watch. The banter was so fun and light and I learned a lot about myself! The dress in the show did not end up being my wedding dress. I actually hired Janie Bryant from Mad Men to make me a custom one, but now that may change again as her popularity has ballooned into the stratosphere, and she does not have time anymore.
Every time I get somewhere with my wedding, I seem to have some sort of setback. Maybe it's the "force" telling me to let it go and just marry the man I love without all the hoopla. I guess because I'm a wedding planner, I want it to be a presentation of my work, as well as a celebration of my love. I was married once briefly in my early 30s, and I eloped -- so maybe a part of me stupidly feels the bigger the wedding the more likely it will work this time. Please Tweet or Facebook me if you have any vendors I should check out for my wedding. I welcome the advice!
I was surprised to see that Kyle thought our lunch was awkward. I found it really fun. I'll have to ask her about it when I see her. I am not embarrassed by my son's accomplishments. He just turned two and continues to excel in his language skills and reading. I am actually going to a French pre-school today for an orientation. As many of you know, I like to study basic Neural Science and what I found out when I was pregnant is that the brain works out like a muscle so teaching your child any language is good for them. It doesn't matter which one. I am teaching my baby Thai because Miss Sue, his beloved Nanny, and her children, Nat and Joanne, speak it fluently to him, so it makes it easy for him to learn. I have many baby training techniques using multiple resources, which I've been using to teach your baby the encyclopedia, math, or reading. ' In addition to committing "Row, row, row your boat" to memory forever, you can also include facts about the world that you struggled to learn in high school!
Dana you crack me up...I guess it's an east coast thing....make jokes..poke fun...shock for laughs...and your sunglasses are great...anytime bling...love it...
Your son is beautiful but to me it looks like your a little to eager to share how much money you have and are a RHOBH wanna-be. These girls (Brandi excluded) are very nice women and you don't have to flaunt what you have to win them over. I'm sure you are a wonderful person but show us viewers more of who you are and not what you have (and how much you spent on it!)
oh, so you're not getting married till next June but way back when that was taped you just happen to have been trying out wedding outfits when the cameras came by for your first real scene. OK, really believable.
You just don't get it. It's great that you are proud of your son and it's great that you are proud of your glasses but you seem to BRAG about them both. That's the point everyone is making.
I agree with Kyle $25000 for a pair of sunglasses is ridiculous, I don't care how rich you are. They money could have gone to charity. And talking about how much you spent is tacky.
BRAVO, please print this!!!!!
I like you Dana,your personality is great. As for the sunglasses,its your money! I hate that you felt the need to address the snarky comment about weight. One thing about the Housewives the mean rises to the surface. Glad to have met you,hope to see you alot
The show could do without you. We are living in a world where people can't buy groceries for their familes and you are going around shouting to the world that you have 25,000.00 sunglasses???? At least the other ladies don't go around telling how much they spend on their material things...grow up!!!
You're pretty, bubbly and seem like a truly happy gal. Just don't try so hard to impress with the name dropping and material possessions, because that's how it's coming off. Also, don't mention dollar amounts - it's tacky. Even I know that and I don't have that kind of money to throw around.
Here's what ran through my mind when I heard you mention $25k on a pair of sunglasses: You had complimented Kyle on her hard work for her charity auction to raise money for kids with cancer. The room was filled with wealthy people and all she netted was $15k for a worthwhile cause where that money will truly change peoples' lives forever. In your previous blog you bragged about dropping $400 on Lisa's dinner for four. How in the world can you justify spending $25k for sunglasses and only giving $400 to a charity? It boggles my mind. Truly.
Sherman? Sherman?! Ha! That was SO SO Funny! I laughed out loud.....laughed and laughed. It wasn't so much your name for 'it' but your delivery. You have great comic timing, kiddo. I'm sure others have said the same.
I too was a little surprised at Kyle's turn around on the lunch but at the same time, she did say she liked you a lot......something like that. I think you will be liked by many.
Brandi hasn't impressed me much but I don't think her comment about your husband's travels was a serious one......I think she's nervous and coming across in a way I'm sure she now regrets.....I also think her trust in all men have gone down the tubes and will believe they are all the same, at least for the time being. I think she was trying to be funny but not everyone can be a Bethenny Frankel or a Dana, eh?
Anyway, I like you! I know, who cares if I do, but I do.
Love your glasses, they are a functional piece of art and if you can afford them, do buy. When you want to recycle them remember my email address. You seem to be a good addition to the show.
Welcome Dana, to the RHOBH! You are a lovely addition - natural, friendly, straightforward and yet kind. Obviously you are a caring, attentive mama - don't let the snark get you down!
I REALLY like your over the top style. I cannot wait to see more of you. I am beginning to see who you are and I hope that the editing continues to let you be a strong, interesting and very lovely lady -- without making you look nuts or a drama queen. I can see past the editing but some people can't and I don't want to see them harp on you. Also, I don't think you're chubby and the comment Kyle, Lisa and Ken made was obviously in comparison to Taylor. I could tell by the editing. You are a natural curvaceous woman and the camera DOES add weight, but it's Beverly Hills and everyone thinks they need to be a stick figure. *eyeroll* I cannot wait to see more of you. I am beginning to be a fan! Much love to your beautiful son as well. My daughter is 2 and can read, write, speak fluently, sing, and mimic things she sees like a little actress. She loves to play instruments and I think she is a diva when she sees a camera. She instantly models for it, she is totally a natural. It's all about how you raise your child, their genes, and the inherited personalities that the child gets from both sides of the parents. I didn't think it was ridiculous to say anything about an 18 month old being smart like you said he was because my daughter blows people away. I started teaching her at a VERY young age about language and arts because their brain is a sponge and it should be nurtured in a way they can use it forever, you're totally right about that. I appreciate my family for doing it for me and I remember it to this day so now I can relate to her and I do the same things for my little girl. Kudos to you Dana! Can't wait to see more of you!! Congrats on your future hubby as well :)
I like you from what they show us! You seem more down to earth and have a great laugh. Wishing you success and survival from the other ladies on the show. I enjoy your segments!
im happy that bravo has added new housewives in the story, rather then have people that don't know or like each other and have to pretend. this way its like real life from day to day, and no pretending to be friends. hell, enough with we are friends going to vacation with peps they don't like. this way if you'll real , let the audition make the judgment. so hopfully the housewives would have more story lines then the same o thing over and over again.
This may sound odd....but I LOVE your speaking voice! I love hearing you speak lol. It is total Lauren Bacall deep and lovely to listen to. Although you did come off a bit insecure and showy, your a nice addition to the cast. Don't worry about the weight comments its nice to see someone healthy on the show :)
There is nothing wrong with being "chubby". Own it girl!!! You look like you are going to be a hoot on this season. However, no need to be tacky and try to brag. Let people know the real you and let them come to their own conclusions.
Do you have any idea how many people in this country with $25,000? I am so thankfull that I do not live in Beverly Hills where any compliment is followed by a price tag...it is honestly discusting. I am now officially done with The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Ditto!!!! You are great. Who cares if you buy what you want with your own money & kudos to your hard work and love to have your son excel. I frowned when it seemed others were downing you about it. Maybe others feel inadequate in what they have done with their own children, therefore their reaction is catty. Take care and Have a Great Day :)
Hey Dana, Welcome to RHOBH, I think you are awsome, You are real not a phony.. too heck with what Kyle thinks
Dana...you seem like a nice person...but we do not need to know how much you pay for everything and every mother thinks their child is special. Your son is beautiful....but come on...reading , writing and speaking a foreign language that is not part of his family's background....give us a break....we would have read about him in People magazine by now if all those things were true.
I'm not sure about you yet....It is true that people with money don't talk about it...maybe you should stop doing this...It's not becoming.
Dana, loved you on the show. BTW you rocked that dress and the glasses. It's BH, I say if you can afford it wear it. Your personality is so fun, I cant wait to see more of you and what you buy or wear next. Im also glad it wasn't another show of Taylor crying... that is so boring. And, as far as Brandi - all I can say is that at least your son didnt pee on the grass.
Dana loved you on the show last night - you, your boobs, glasses and what a cute son. Us San Jose soccer moms want more Dana.
I think you are a hoot! You seem very sweet Yea, that's a lot of bread to spend on a pair of sunglasses but oh well. Don't lose them!
Hey Dana, your east coast roots shine through. You are a true gem and I hope to see more of you during the season.
I think you are awesome and I love your sunglasses! I'm sure those ladies have thrown their money around on less useful items. Its probably time to get your son on the bottle, especially if he is so advance(FB pictures from WDW) ;)
You seem to be showing off and trying way to hard in my opinion. Whya re you bragging about how much things cost?
I like you Dana. I think this is a tough group fit in with and I can understand any anxiety that is coming across on the show. Just relax and be yourself! Brag about your sons brilliance, what mother doesnt? And he is adorable! Dont brag about how much you pay for things. It makes people uncomfortable. Wishing you the best and looking forward to getting to know you better!
You admitted yourself that you are insecure, which explains your tendency to brag, but you're growing on me!
you are the first woman on this show that i truly like, i was really irritated when i saw the strategic and caustic words some of the more "well known" housewives threw towards you (kyle being at the top)! all it did was advertise their true insecurity and cattiness! all i could say to you (dana) is to leave out the price tags on things, i know its probably commonplace where you are but it does not mean its desirable......you don't need to assert that sh*t to anyone, especially faked out women like kyle and company! you stand out by personality alone!!
I think you are a great addition to the show! You can joke, and loosen up the rest of the uptight housewives. Can't wait to see more of you!!
I HAVE to add something else......hope this gets posted.
To all of you complaining about the $25,000. sunglasses.....Get over it! I, for one, could never Ever afford to pay so much but I am thrilled there are people out there that can and do. Folks! This economy sucks. Please Don't make those that can spend embarrassed to spend.....we can't afford it. We NEED people to spend, which keeps people employed, which keeps them insured, food on their plates, gas in their cars....etc., etc.
So, Dana, I am thrilled that you are keeping the economy going. If you paid $25,000. on sunglasses, good for you. You like them, they are fun, they are putting food in many mouths, no one would freak if you spent that much on a car or jewelry.......what's the difference? Celebrate your success by buying whatever you want......I, for one, thank you and those like you who are able to spend, spend, spend. We Need More Like You during these hard times.
Dana you are terrific. I love a parent who believes in what they do and then do it with conviction. When I met you recently at the Pre-Emmy Gifting Suite you really impressed me as a parent devoted to education. As a retired teacher of 22 years, we exchanged some good thoughts about school readiness and life-long learners. You are totally spot on about language and the development of language skills. Children can pick-up languages quickly at a very young age - after all their brains are not bogged down with all the other problems of the world. One of the things we shared in our conversation was my Bee Ready Kindergarten Readiness KIt. It is the perfect combination of simple activities that when combined, can really take your child on the path to successful learning. The key to your success is that you engage in your son's education which is precisely why my kit is such an important element for any parent. Keep dishing we all love it - and you!
You really seem like a nice person and I think you are trying too hard to impress these women. You're not going to do it by stating how much you paid for a pair of sunglasses. Also, stop telling Kyle you need her help shopping for clothes. You sound like you have no confidence in yourself and your style. Be original, you are a beautiful woman, don't let these women intimidate you.
I think you are hilarious! Its really nice to have someone on the show who is rich but you seem so down to earth and noble. Also - you are not chubby at alL!!
You look insecure and like you're trying to hard to "fit in". Just relax, I can tell you're a fun chick!
You are a welcome addition to me! I found you to be honest and very real. No. B.S. about you. I like people like that. Hopefully we will get to see some of your wedding on the show. I like you and what you do with your money is your business. I love how proud you are of your son. I'm the same way with my daughter. Keep being you!!!
I think you should stop bragging about how much money things costs, i.e. $25,000 sunglasses - that's a little ridiculous. Makes people uneasy, regardless of how much money they have. The minute someone commented on your glasses, you were like "did you hear? $25,000!!!" And you mentioned several times about the Castle outside of Paris that you're "renting" for your wedding. Tone it down a little, missy. Otherwise, you seem really cool and genuine!
I'm glad I read your blog. You're not as obnoxious to me now (although, boasting about $25,000 sunglasses in this economy was.) I wish you luck on RHWOBH. You're gonna need it. Looks like it's going to be a rough season so, watch your back!
We all have our moments of insecurity and I'm happy my moments aren't on tape with millions of viewers! I wish all of these women could get out and do a mission trip or connect with people in a different way to gain perspective. It would be really hard to live in LaLa land.