A Woman's Work

Alexia discusses Herman's bidding strategy, and her advice to Adriana.

First of all I would like to thank all of you for all of your sweet and kind comments. I am truly touched. Thank you for watching and I hope you continue to enjoy the show.

The Black's Annual Gala is always one of my favorites to attend. Herman and I have been going for years. I especially love to support this noble cause because it benefits at-risk children. Being a former Special Education teacher, children and education are very dear to my heart. Lea works so hard and does an extraordinary job putting it together. As you saw, my husband Herman loves to bid. I was so nervous when Herman started bidding on the car. I even spoke in Spanish LOL! I really didn't want or need that car (too expensive). I love to bid on trips because that is the easiest way to get Herman to go on a trip. My boys and I love to travel, but Herman doesn't care for it. Anyhow, I ended up with a beautiful watch from Haimov (crocodile strap with diamond bezel inside and out) that I wear a lot. Herman is a very generous human being and we don't feel guilty spending money on a watch, because it's a generous contribution for the children.

I loved seeing Marysol working the red carpet. She always works so hard and does great. (By the way, Marysol looked stunning.) I was so surprised to see Cristy at the gala, not because she hadn’t purchased the tickets (I didn't know at the time), but because she doesn't participate in these charitable events where you have to give a generous donation. My husband and I are involved in social, philanthropic community events in Miami and never run into her.

Cristy's lunch reminded me of my teaching days, when I would get home exhausted with my two kids and use the crockpot to make arroz con pollo (yellow rice and chicken). The food was good because I love Cuban food no matter what, but there is a "better" way of making it like my Grandmother use to.

While we were eating, Adriana's situation with her son Alex came up. Larsa and Cristy were quick to act upon it and suggest Adriana get rid of Frederic. I felt that I had to get in and help her realize that Frederic wasn't being unreasonable. Frederic was busy working and she was having lunch with her friends…who should go pick up Alex? I have been in that situation before, where I have called Herman and he has responded the same. It doesn't mean they don't love our children or us. It is our responsibility (moms) just like they have theirs (dads). It just means that we need to make arrangements prior or get up and pick up our kids. I know it's hard for Larsa and Cristy to relate because they are surrounded with help all day long. I can have the same but I choose not to. I am very hands-on and enjoy taking and picking up Frankie at school (Peter drives). I'm happy to see Adriana and Frederic talked about it and worked it out.

My scene with Herman Jr., my stepson was cute. My other stepson Nelson is also part of Venue. He works in Sales. We have fun together and work well. "No one is going to tell me how to run my magazine!" LOL

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