The Hochstein Children
Lisa was happy you got to meet the rest of her family -- her dogs!
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This episode opens with Romain and Marta having a heart to heart at the scene of the crime after being encouraged by Joanna, who just wants peace between the people she loves most. Romain explains that he only wants the best for Marta, but expresses his frustration that her work ethic and initiative is not meeting his expectations. I get the feeling that he may view Marta as a third heel and wants Joanna to himself. Marta explains she is trying her best, but is having a hard time. I think Marta is at a stage in her life where she is really trying to figure out what she wants for herself. I adore her and think she is one of the sweetest people on earth. I know she has an amazing singing voice, and that she would love to pursue that as a career. It’s true that it's not easy to get that lucky break in the entertainment world, but I'm rooting for her.
Joanna and Ana bond over a cooking lesson where Ana gives her some much needed advice.
Next up Rodolfo seems irritated about Karent’s concern with the other ladies’ disapproval of her and her behavior. I think he would prefer if Karent didn't let it bother her, but I think her innocent nature finds it hard to comprehend why anyone would think she was being malicious or annoying in any way.
I invited all the ladies to the annual Hearts and Stars Gala at George Walner’s home to benefit The Little Lighthouse Foundation, which aids children and their families in South Florida who struggle with medical, educational, emotional, and financial challenges and addresses the needs of local charities benefitting children. I enjoy getting involved in good causes any chance I get, because as we all know, it’s important to give back. I gain experience and insight on how these galas are run to help make my own events as successful. I hardly got the chance to visit with the ladies, because I was being pulled in so many directions. It seemed like everyone I knew was there that night.
It was a really fun night for me, but I can't say the same for the rest of the ladies. Everyone’s feathers were ruffled by Karent’s interaction with Thomas Kramer, who happens to be a dear friend of me and Lenny. It almost seemed like a competition over who was better acquainted with Thomas. I personally did not see the big deal or find it inappropriate that Karent was inserting herself into the irritated clique that clearly did not appreciate her keen interest in her dear friend.
Everyone was formally introduced to the other loves of my life Puff (boxer) and Leo (Pomeranian). Currently these are my children. They do everything with me and Lenny, including sleeping in our bed. Some people may find that gross, but I wouldn't have it any other way. They are groomed weekly, and if they can't get an appointment, Daysy and I get down and dirty. Can’t have smelly dogs sleeping in the bed!Later Lea invites Adriana and Joanna to her gala dinner tasting. The subject matter quickly turns from croquettes and wine into another discussion about Marysol and Karent. I wish everyone would just drop this altogether and move on or give us the full story, because as an outsider looking in on this ordeal in which I had zero involvement, the whole thing seems petty. All I am getting from this story based on my involvement with this group of women at this point is that certain guests weren't treated accordingly on the red carpet for work Marysol claims to have done pro bono. I can't imagine anyone dragging out resentment for this length of time unless there was much more to this story, which I am sure we will get to in later episodes.
Then Karent get called out as a wanna be and annoying, which I completely disagree with. She is a successful business woman and doctor, who is just being herself, and in my opinion she’s very likeable. I immediately connected with Karent from the moment I met her. I thought she was genuine and I was impressed by how successful she was on her own.
Lastly, I found it very unnecessary that Ana and Alexia were poking fun at Karent’s name and suggesting she drop the "T". I mean, that’s her name for heaven’s sake! Maybe Joanna, Alexia, Lea, Adriana, Ana, and I should drop the “A” and Marysol the “sol”?
Hope you enjoyed my thoughts and insights about this episode! I just call it like I see it.
It’s been real!