Caroline Manzo

Caroline Manzo is thrilled about the success of Cafface.

on Sep 18, 20120

Hello again! Sorry for the late blog two weeks in a row, I’m really slacking!
 
I was happy to see Kathy follow her passion for baking and bring it to a new level. She’s super talented, and I wish her nothing but success in her new endeavor. Just remember Kathy, the Manzos are willing to taste test at any time!
 
Brunch at the boys’ apartment was great. We had a lot of laughs and Lindsey did a great job as hostess. Contrary to what you may all believe, I actually love Lindsey. I liked her from the moment I met her, and think she is a wonderful, wonderful young lady.
 
I am thrilled for Lauren; Cafface is absolutely gorgeous and she is doing a phenomenal job, but more importantly, she’s happy. It’s located in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey. Follow her on Twitter @cafface for beauty tips and sale updates! Keep on watching, folks, this girl is going places! (Proud mommy moment!)

380 comments
sarah22
sarah22

Hi Caroline. I think you are just wonderful and I hope you know you do have many many fans that adore you. I will continue watching the show as long

Roseforever
Roseforever

Mrs Manzo you're a very classy lady. You have raised a beautiful family.

daveswife
daveswife

I do not blame Caroline at all for her actions toward Teresa. 

hurkadurka
hurkadurka

I thought I'd remind you of a key point. The person who repeats gossip to the person who was gossiped about, is worse than the person who originally said it. Heres why, did you see the look on Melisa's face when you told her what Teresa said her about her? She looked really sad, you made her feel sad. At that moment it was obvious you were trying to light a fire under Melisa, due to the fact you were fighting with Teresa, you were berating Teresa to no end, and no one said a word to back you up. Until your daughter stepped in which was in my opinion very sad. Teresa left the room she and Joe were packing it up, while they were packing up, you started at it again, repeating old gossip to Melisa that Teresa had said to you in confidence. When a friend or family member confides something to you, then you have a fallout with that person, it's not ok to betray that confidence especially when it's to stir up trouble. It back fired on you, as you were telling Melisa the horrible things Teresa had said about her. Joey, interrupted the conversation, got his wife away from you.Behind your back Joey blamed you for ruining the evening and left with his wife, sister and brother in law. The room went empty. You went crying to your room, your little plan to make a huge bully fest out of Teresa back fired. I want the old Caroline back. Where are you? Please don't blame it all on Teresa. That's BS and you know it. Truth is Teresa isn't that calculating. What she said in the cookbook wasnt offensive. Before that book went to print Teresa was the butt of all your 3 kids jokes, they did that all on film, knowing Teresa would hear it. Teresa makes one little remark about, do to having 4 daughters she didn't  condone Chris's aspiration of opening a stripper car wash . Chris has said a lot worse about Teresa, over and over. It's a double standard. Seems it's ok with Caroline when her son very cruelly and obnoxiously dishes it out ON FILM so he knows Teresa will hear it. He's old enough to dish it in without his mommy stepping in to defend him.

kat44
kat44

My name is Caroline Manzo---"Life is short... I don't have ENOUGH Time to for the DRAMA that I WANT!!!!

beech
beech

Caroline, you are a piece of work.  I find you to be less than classy, a lady full of gossip and a "mean girl" at the age of 50.  It is beyond time you grow up and witness what is happening around you.

cherbear242
cherbear242

Caroline you are amazing person you have a wonderful family you speak your mind stand up for your self and your family I know your heart hurts for other best wishes

getoutofhere
getoutofhere

you really have no room to talk about teresa

partee1
partee1

Hi

caroline, I just love you.  you are the one person that keeps it real on the show. 

tre has gotten herself into this mess and no one else and i don[t care what anyone says.  I wish you and your family all the best, especially Lauren, she's just a cutie pie with a whole lot of common sense, she doesn[t take any b.s. either (just like Mamma LOL). 

again best wishes to you and your family!

Have2Say
Have2Say

"Teresa, Joe, and the girls are hilarious. I've said it before, and I'll say it again...she is the modern day Lucille Ball! Where there is Teresa, there is laughter. She is a tremendous mom, wife, and friend...LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, mwah, mwah, mwah! Congratulations to Teresa and Joe! I wish you all the luck in the world and look forward to meeting the new little Giudice in the Fall!!"

 

 

from your Season 1 blog..... but you were never friends with Teresa.

hurkadurka
hurkadurka

Hi Caroline,

Congrads to you and Lauren on the opening of your new salon. You know what I thought  since Lauren specializes in making a womens faces beautiful,"Bella Faccia" which means beautiful face in Italian. I know it's just my opinion but I agree with Lauren. I don't like the name Cafface. It's weird. You still have time to change the name. Te He. "Bella Faccia" is very catching.

Sandeestill
Sandeestill

Caroline,

Don't listen to these crazy people!  I just don't understand the mentality of people who would bash you & your family!  Please ignore the ignorance!  I enjoy watching you & your family - including Jacqueline & her family!  You seem to be a very honest person and from what I see on this blog - some people just don't understand!  From my perspective I would never use the name "Teresa Guidice & Honest" in the same sentence!  Again please don't even give the negative comments a second thought!  Best wishes to you and your family!

kflaser27
kflaser27

You can't be serious in thinking that Teresa is the reason you have problems. 

ChaCha2@peace
ChaCha2@peace

Caroline,

Appreciate your candid blogs.  While we only see 45 min. of film each week, you and the rest of the cast are living this stuff 23/6.  Love the growth, and focus on your family.  The nonsense spewing out of the mouths of some of commenters of crass and tasteless.

 

Happy Lauren has found her truth, good luck to you all.

deshawn28
deshawn28

 i can agree with many of the comments, except foe any attack on the children. But I think that we all can agree how reality T.V. are changing people for the worse.I can only speak for myself when i say this but I started watching this show because you were all fun to watch. but the constant immature behavior is the reason i don't watch this show like i use too.It is really hard to watch.i once thought that Caroline was in a class all by her self because the other cast were acting the age of their kids.Is the price of fame worth loosing who you really are. is it worth loosing our husbands, children, sisters, and close friends.None of you women act the same as you did in the first season.If i wanted to see grown women acting like animal i would turn to VH1. I love Dina because she is always speaks positive and to read that she doesn't speak to her entire family that she came on the show with says a lot about Caroline,Jacqueline, and Jac's husband. You guys need to remember that your kids are a reflection of you.

truerealhousewife
truerealhousewife

Caroline, 2 comments:

1) If you don't like drama....do not participate. Rise above and walk away.

2) Tell Jacqueline it is odd that she didn't blog this week. Yes she may well be busy. Yes she may be upset by the Teresa/Melissa drama. But......she is beginning to be seen as without credit and unreliable and possibly by some as unstable. She chose to be a part of the show...now follow through.

KhryssyLC
KhryssyLC

Love Caroline! She keeps it 100% True...

forevertruth
forevertruth

Dear Mrs. Caroline Manzo:  I would like to kindly stop bullying Teresa.  In the past seasons, your claims of being the matriarch of your family, your comments and actions were commendable.  Not this time, in this season you are showing up that you like confrontations and because something does not agree with your beliefs, your opinions and actions are inappropriate.  Kindly leave Teresa alone, for whatever reason you may have against her, jealousy, ignorance, disagreement, etc.  Teresa has done nothing to hurt you personally, nor has she done it intentionally.  You must put yourself in her shoes, she is the sole provider for her family at the moment and she must do whatever she can within her means to do so.  Please stop bullying her.  Thank you.

 

gracielibra
gracielibra

Caroline, so happy for you and your family that you're done, done, done with Teresa.  Your absolutely right, Life is too Short for her nonsense.

fan61
fan61

I have watched RHONJ since first season and I see how you all have changed. Some for the better and some not so.  While you were right to be upset Teresa did put things in her book about you/your family. Maybe she did think it was a joke, but she had someone tell her that by NOT saying Christopher or your name...no one will sue her.   I think what she is doing last season and more so this season is trying to oust you, Jacqueline, maybe Kathy and have it the Teresa show   and bring back your sister Dina   which would be such a mistake.   Wish you and Dina could come to peace again.........doesn't she remember all you did for her when she went through her divorce     who was there for her...YOU      Hope all the best for you and your family     but maybe it is time for RHONJ to be done / over / off the air so your lives can get back to normal

maj04
maj04

Everyone, like Danielle Staub say "PAY ATTENTION PLEASE."  I am an analytical person and I saw something in the 3rd and 4th season of RHONJ that many viewers have overlooked.  The reason why Caroline shunned Teresa is NOT because of the "comments" Teresa made in the cookbook or articles, which she still deny to this day.

 

What is the REAL reason?  If you look back in Season 3, we saw Melissa as a bratty spoiled housewife who "drove" a wedge between siblings Teresa and Joe in the beginning of the season.  We saw her in that perspective because Teresa wanted us to see her that way.  When the end of Season 3 arrived, we saw a complete 360 of Teresa.  She have been lying to, not just Caroline, but to us, the viewers, about almost everything.

 

The REAL reason why Caroline won't stand a chance to be her friend is because she saw how malicious Teresa was to her sister-in-law with statements and how she brainwashed her parents against her brother, Joe.  Caroline believed every word Teresa said until she saw the other side.  The comments in the cookbook and the articles by Teresa could be just the tip of the iceberg for a feud between Teresa and Caroline, but Caroline avoid the further damage but ending her friendship with Teresa and moved on with her life.

 

She is not obsessed with Teresa at all.  Again "PAY ATTENTION."  Caroline never said a word or encourage anyone to turn against Teresa but to stay back and let whoever be whoever.  Teresa, however, does the opposite.  She invites Dina shortly after the big fight.  What does that tell you???!!!  Don't feel pity for Teresa.  Caroline could have damage the relationship between Melissa and Teresa during the last night of the vacation when Melissa asked what statements did Teresa mentioned of her.  Instead of answering them and ending the relationship, Caroline answered that she should not mention any of it and claimed it was an education for her.  SEE????

 

What Caroline did was the smartest move of all trades, avoid Teresa at all costs.  Teresa is the new Danielle.  By the way, Dina, your sister gave you a place to stay when you were divorced and broke.  Then you stopped talking to her?  You disgust me.  Go back to your sister and she will embrace you for sure.  Grow up.

 

Caroline, go girl!

tina.cummins.58
tina.cummins.58

Seriously, I'm German, Irish, and Alsace-Lorrain.  My husband is Irish, Scottish, French, and Cherokee.  Our daughter is all of the above.  Her children are all of the above mixed with half Cherokee.  We are AMERICANS.  Does it really matter what silly slight or joke put in a magazine?  Everyone with half a brain knows that tabloids are full of garbage and print yellow journalism. A cook book written by a housewife, is not much better, and probably more boring.   It seems obvious to most viewers that you don't like Teresa in the spotlight.  That was obvious.  Your radio show on SiriusXM got no callers.  You seemed in the past like you had some common sense.  Now I'm starting to wonder if it's menopause and hormonal, or if you're just a bully.  Nobody likes ugly, no matter what a person looks like.  I hope for your sake, you change your ways, because you're not looking to good right now.  Neither is the rest of your family.

lovethehousewives52
lovethehousewives52

First off i don't normally comment but i think i need to voice my opinion seeing that other's are giving theirs Caroline I like you and your family,it is nice to see a family that love's each other as for the nasty things people say about you i just wonder how they would feel having someone say rotten things to them.  Jacqueline i know what you are going though with your daughter as a parent myself it was very hard sometime's with my son but now that he is a grown man he see i only had love for him and wanted him to do well, but if you are close to losing it you need to talk to someone  before you lose your mind. Teresa Really your kids watch this show with you, your husband is very low class the name's that are use when he talks about you is horrendous he is shameful and very disrespectful to everyone , And you can't see when someone is trying to be there for you as your one time friend's tried. You have pushed everyone away that is just sad.Melissa so you once danced or bar tended oh well you did what you needed to do to make a living too  obviously your husband knew that's where you met so it has been said but who know's that is how rumors start Kim G or Kim D please go get on with your life and stop stirring a pot that is already boiling over karma hurts and one day you will find out. Kathy there really isn't anything to say about you other then you are one classy lady. thank you for the entertainment ladies. peace love and happiness <3

valgal62
valgal62

Caroline had EVERYTHING TO GAIN by this set up. (and she did) Teresa had EVERYTHING TO LOSE (and she did). Caroline would not even look Angelos way when he came to the table. Pretty obvious if you ask me. BTW The posche fashion show will be held at the BROWNSTONE on Oct. 2.

lyssette
lyssette

Caroline I think all of your kids are just beautiful and I can't wait for my two children who are 2 and 5 become wonderful young adults... I do have another child who is 24 yrs old and could say that he an ashley are probably twins...just wish he would be responsible and learn like Ashley  has(although I know she probably still has more learning ). Still waiting for him to turn the corner but I just keep praying.  I am still getting blamed for his terrible life.  I am a successful professional with a Master's so it is not that he was denied anything ..just the opposite given too much.  Well I just want to say that I can relate and that I appreciate how you have been a model to your children.Your husband is great as well.  God Bless and may your husband finally retire so you can enjoy each other.  I hope your radio show is doing well btw.

greenfrog329
greenfrog329

Caroline, personally I like hearing your advice and wisdom.  I really can't understand these posts from people who have such a strong dislike of you.  I suspect you feel like you are trapped in an asylum with people like Teresa and Kim D.  It seems like you have a really nice family though and that they support you whole-heartedly.  Just know that you have many fans out here too.  The haters just seem to hate truth and common sense.  Hang in there :)

divapdiddy
divapdiddy

Love, love, love you....you are my sister from another mother. Would love to meet you and chat. I love your honesty, family values, your no BS approach to situations. You have an amazing family, husband and I commend you for sending Teresa on her way. I can't stand one more minute of that with!!

LisaFru
LisaFru

Which one of you came up with the name "Cafface"??? WTH does that even mean? I'd drive right by, not realizing it was a makeup store. Or is it??? I don't get it....

bike20
bike20

Well Caroline, 

 

   First off I am so glad it was not held at the - * Brownstone*,as I am sure you and Al are.

Second , I have never trusted any of the Kim's , especially that Kim when at a Gathering for the Police in your area , her date  ( a BIG BOY i guess ) probally married , said he does not alow her to hang w/Daneille and we all know she still did , she is way too 2-faced.

   Melissa may have told you that you are all out of highschool  , but she had no idea what her sister-in-law was up to.  I hope enough is enough for her . Tell her husband she has done her best ,but enough is enough.  Teresa & Joe disrespect Joe & her all the time it is time to Cut Tie's.  Everyone think's what you did was easy it is not.

I had to finally let my Older Sister go, she is in an Abusive Relationship doing thing's I would never do & when I had gotten married , no longer wanted it in my life.

Their  ** TOXIC**  way's were too much for me . I told her if she ever needed me , she knew where to find me , but he was not allowed even near my street .

Cutting off tie's was extremly hard & not easy , but I had to do it for my own Sanity!

Then almost 1-year to the date of my First Wedding Anniversary, I was told I had Cancer & I needed all my Energy to fight it, not easy at age 35 I had to have a Complete Hystro. extremly hard. I am a 44yr.old woman now  , married 19yrs., to a good man who stuck by me. I am Cancer Free!

But if my Sister was still in my life with all their DRAMA & TOXIC WAY'S  - who know's .

So anyone who think's it is easy to let a Family member go ( Meaning cutting tie's ) or a supposed friend  ,  it is the hardest thing you will ever have to do .

 

Before you judge Caroline, there are alot of us who had to do this & unless you have been in our shoe's , you have NO RIGHT TO JUDGE ANY OF US!!

zocola
zocola

Where do your kids come up with such stupid stuff? Caface?? CALF Face. Stupid.

rosyposy
rosyposy

That was before she saw the real Teresa...the liar...the jealous sister-in-law...the trouble maker.  I have been fooled before myself.  But, like Caroline, when I see the truth I will speak it.  That does not mean she was pals with them, just that she liked what she saw so far.  Teresa was putting on a false front then.  That is why Teresa was horrified when the people that really know her..her family...were brought on the show by Bravo.

maj04
maj04

 @Have2Say They were friends until Teresa went nuts in her own fame.

didijt1
didijt1

People like Caroline always need someone to blame.

 

maj04
maj04

 @forevertruth Caroline hasn't done anything wrong.  Teresa kept starting the drama.  Caroline avoided her as much as she can but when Teresa approached her during the vacation, Caroline spoke her piece of mind.  She wasn't interested in continuing her friendship but Teresa exacerbated the situation because she can't absorb any information in her brain.  She doesn't listen.  Caroline had to get away from her for various reasons beside the comments in the cookbook and the magazines.  She saw how Teresa brainwashed her own parents against Joe and Melissa and how malicious Teresa was to other friends.  Caroline didn't realized this until she read the cookbook and realized that it may be the beginning.  She cut the friendship short to avoid further damage (hint: Dina).

 

Teresa spread nothing but toxic to everyone around her and Caroline was the first to stand on her own.  She never once convinced others to join her against Teresa ever.  She wasn't interested in hanging out with Teresa but allow them to do whatever they want.  Look back at both the seasons (3 and 4) and you'll see.

 

The real point is Teresa is a bully who need to be stopped.

fan61
fan61

 @maj04

 Your comments are so true .... over the weekend I saw the RHONJ maration of past 2 seasons    and looking back     that is exactly what Teresa did    always putting down her brother and Melissa       Caroline did what she should have done and that is tell Teresa the truth     everything to Teresa is the way she wants her world to be ... her saying she fixed the relationship with her brother      and I agree she invited Dina knowing cameras would be there to show up Caroine and Jaqueline     Caroline   possibly Bravo will change who is on next season...hoping you are there and Teresa is gone      

 

hurkadurka
hurkadurka

 @maj04 Excuse me but you have it wrong. Before Melisa and Kathy were on the show, Teresa had confided in both Caroline and Jaqueline about not liking her sister in law. All the while, Melisa was in contact with Danielle Staub, telling Danielle all the problems she has with Teresa and how she'd love to ruin Teresa. Danielle saved the messages for proof that Melisa did indeed contact her and wanted to ruin her. How else did Danielle know that Joe didnt go to the hospital when Melisa had her last baby. Danielle brings it up at the reunion, making Teresa go bersek, knocking Andy on his ass, pissing him off no doubt  and intriging Andy. Why is Teresa so secretive over her only brother, sister in law, and niece and nephews. BRAVO hires Teresa's estranged family who are out to ruin her. I have to say, they knew how to do it. They know Teresa, know her limits. After all that it snow balled, her close friends started betraying her. When a friend confides in you, then you have a fallout, it doesnt mean it's OK to betray that confidence to their benefit. She was trying to turn Melisa against Teresa by telling her the negative things Teresa had confided in her years ago. Melisa is correct, they arent in high school. Caroline was behaving like the mean girl and was trying in vain to turn the other girls as well. Now it seems Caroline has won.Everyone hates Teresa now. In reality, theyre not just hurting Teresa, theyre hurting the kids.

hurkadurka
hurkadurka

 @LisaFru I agree, Lauren didnt like the name either, but mama Manzo got to name the place. Lauren is known for her make-up artistry, I thought the name "Bella Faccia" which means beautiful face in Italian. The Cafface came from beauty treatments to barista's  services. Caroline will find out soon enough. In the meantime all the luck to them!!

taffi
taffi

 @LisaFru

 i THINK OF A COW EVERYTIME I SEE THAT WORD

JenNJ
JenNJ

 @LisaFru Lauren was a little concerned about the name "Cafface" too. Then Caroline said they'll serve coffee at her salon. Something to do with serving coffee and getting makeup. It is what it is? 

4evanyer
4evanyer

 @zocola ahahahhaha.... they will somehow blame that stupid name on Teresa.    "it was alllllll teresa's idea"  damn it.  she did it to hurt lauren...  lmao

rosyposy
rosyposy

errrr'......it is Teresa that is always blaming others...always.  She blames her sister-in-law, her brother, her cousin, Caroline, Jacqueline, Richie...and the weather.

maj04
maj04

 @didijt1 lol Caroline doesn't blame.  Teresa got caught red handed.  Teresa accidentally admitted to writing the articles in magazines, too.  Caroline isn't buying anything from Teresa and so do I.

maj04
maj04

 @chickadeeeeee She is already done.  She's not calling Teresa or hanging out with her at all.  She's at the fashion event with Teresa because she wants to be with the other girls.  Caroline never once gets in the middle of the whole situation between Teresa and Joe or Teresa and Jacqueline.  She stays aside the whole time.

maj04
maj04

 @bethlee new jersey. the only housewives i watch.

didijt1
didijt1

 @maj04  @chickadeeeeee She stayed outside lurking and instigating like a snake, then she said  "Where's my car? I gotta get outta here. I gotta get Jacqueline outta here"  AFTER everything was Completely over. She REALLY hates drama, right? She is just as ghetto as the others.