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V is for villa - Presidio del Mar was the most spectacular villa I’ve ever seen on an island. Gorgeous, phenomenal and beautiful – and we did have a great time, despite all the drama you see unfolding. Bethenny’s dinner was fantastic – the crab cake was out of this world and the steak was great too. If one defines the term "chef" by whether or not they’ve tasted the person’s food and found it good…she’s definitely a chef.
I literally cannot wait for the next episode to see what they’ve chosen because you would not believe everything that happened. Or maybe you would.
After a month of weird font coding issues, our book is finally available on Kindle!! We’re thrilled, and this weekend Simon and the chums and I are off to Barnes & Noble in Edison, NJ and Carle Place, NY on Long Island for book signings – see our family website for locations and times. Let’s end with one more v word – how about vamanos....
You have been spending TOO much time with Kelly because YOUR post does not make sense!
What are you talking about?....READ their blog and NOT look over it. Both Alex and Simon gives GREAT summaries of the show.
So I say again...STOP spending time with Kelly because like Kelly you do not make sense!
It has become very evident that you are a person of character and capable of handling yourself with great poise and dignity despite the madness of the situation. It was clear that you did everything you could to diffuse the drama on last night's episode thought it was a fruitless task. I also applaud you for standing up to Jill. Her true character has also revealed itself this season.
Alex I love watching you. How you just sat there and let kelly say that you were channeling and looking like a vampire WOW that was so Crazy. Finally everyone sees what poor Bethany has been saying Kelly needs help and FAST. I am very surprised that nobody got hurt. It thought for sure she was going to attack Bethenny or you SCARY And the way on the beach she kept saying your childs name gave me the hee bee jee bees. Ok love Good Luck with your book your Wonderful husband and your adorable boys who by the way act just like boys act I know I have two, Avoid the Haters on this show and stick with the rest of the sweet girls....Jilly
At your photo shoot you looked extremely uncomfortable, yes, but I also noticed you have beautiful feminine legs. You are so thin I didn't think you had curves. You have it going on!
"Elegance is learned" no not with you. I believe you came into the earth realm elegant and poised. Could you even imagine being poised for THAT experience at the villa? Well, you rose above it all as the cream always does.
I totally appreciate your mixture of wisdom, compassion, and strength-- and humor!
And, as someone else has mentioned--your facial expressions are worth the price of admission :)
God bless you and Simon and the progeny---have an excellent summer.
Don't listen to those crabs that say you're just as bad as the people you complain about. You didn't say anything hurtful to Kelly. The only time you've been outright "vicious" was when you played messenger - and you've owned up to it. Bravo for that! I wish the other women (aside from Ramona and Bethenny, since they always do) could do the same.
I'm very much the same as you, so I'm always sympathetic. I don't care what any of the naysayers say about you - I think you're fabulous and you should just continue to be you.
Alex, LOVE your blog with the cute "V"s. I'm going to buy your book based on the fun/funny writing style of both yours and Simon's blogs. I felt awful for you when Kelly was taking your picture and you just wanted to run. You were SUCH the bigger person for going for Ramona's sake, and I wanted to be sure to commend you on that. Can't wait to read your book and congrats on the success and on being such a lady.
hi alex, I first want to tell you i think you are a very good friend and outgoing person. I was a little suprised that you were as calm as you were when kelly began attacking you like that, but you know what you are a way better person than she will ever be. And she had alot of nerve saying your childs name after she tried to say bethenny talked about her children (which is not true)what a hipocrit!! you dont need someone like her in your life. She really is a jealous person who loves the drama and causes most of it. She literally drove her self crazy and i honestly think it was for attention. but anyway there is alot more i could say about kelly but i am not gonna waste my time, but she does need to learn to mind her own buisness! any way i just wanted to say keep up the good work, and i wish you and your family nothing but happiness and love, and surround yourself with good sane friends like bethenny!....jamie
Dearest Alex, You handle every dramatic situation with effortless ease and sensitivity (very difficult to achieve). Kudos to you for not "playing" the "fake" game. You seem to be so genuine, truly unlike your co-"stars", except for dear Bethenny of course. It does you no justice to hear what you say in the opening credits, you certainly have proven that life is so much more than status.
Alex- big hugs- I really feel for you while watching these episodes. It is clear that conflict is not something you are comfortable with, and the way Kelly spoke about your appearance (even though we all know she is wackadoo) must have still hurt. I think you are a beautiful, smart lady -- kudos to you for the way you have held your own this season!
I must reiterate my comment from last week: you are the only sane one. You are the only one with a level head. I drink to you!
Its something to be said when you don't try to restate your case and justify your behavior. I was pretty much not surprised by your blog. I felt the other ladies did it with class about the situation on the vacation and you were basically acting like you were in high school. From what i see your delivery of messages is very hurtful to others and your timing is always inappropiate. I am not sticking up for any of the ladies behaviors but find you to be a hyacritical of the same behaviors you yourself display.
Alex, you seem to be such a good friend, im glad that you and bethenny and Ramona have kept your sannity unlike the mean girls from highschool (J,K,L) LOL im glad you were therewith Bethenny.... Blessings to you and the family!!!
I am still in shock over this episode, it was tragic how Kelly fell apart. I can't imagine what it would have been like to have a front row seat.....
Alex, you are such a compassionate woman, but with a backbone! I enjoy watching you on the show and I love your blogs! I really hope that you will be returning to the show next year and perhaps you might even show up on Bethany's new show! Actually, I would love to see a show focused on You! You, and your fashion career, managing family, career while maintaining your sense of self fulfillment would be an amazing show!
You have become the mean girl that you so despise. And a relishinga bit too much your new role as Bethenny's BFF.
Hi Alex, I never comment here, but I just wanted to let you know that you endured what seemed to be a very frightening and upsetting situation. You handled yourself well. I feel bad for all of you that you have to revisit this experience by watching this episode. It is a pleasure to watch the genuine friendship that has developed between you, B, R, and S on this trip. You and B seem to share some really nice giggly moments that remind me of times I've had with my own friends. I am glad you were together to protect one another's feelings. All the best.
This picture on your blog page is gorgeous! I am glad there are a few sane people on the show. I have come to like you so much the past few seasons. You have loosened up and are not trying so hard as I think you were in the first season. Keep being a great friend, wife, mom, and business woman!
I can't imagine how you survived on that trip with all that craziness. You were a great friend to both Ramona and to Bethenney in that episode. I think your demeanor showed how classy that you really are and I wish you all the best.
I have to agree with ST...watching this drama unfold on your face was absolutely entertaining. You actually looked dumbfounded when Kelly was on one of her rants. Poor Bethenny...at one point, I thought she was going to lose it but intelligence prevailed, she saw the situation for what it was and understood that you "can't outcrazy the crazies!" I have to say, the moment when Bethenny had you and Ramona inside (having a time-out) and she said "I TOLD YOU SO" was absolutely hysterical. Hang with Bethenny...you two make quite a pair!
Hi Alex, I loved your expressions during Kelly's lunacy, you are so funny. I too found it strange when Kelly kept repeating your son's name, she seemed so twisted and eerie. Simon must have thought you were making things up, but hey I don't think anyone could even write the bizarre happenings at that house. I miss Simon's blog, he has a charming wit. Good luck with the book tour!
Alex: Your are the best. I have to agree with ST, your facial expressions were priceless. I feel you have a lot to share with Bethenny and am glad to see your friendship developing.
Alex I think you are great! You are different, strong, smart and trying to be a good mom in a sea of criticism. Why are women so hard on each other? You have been a good friend to Bethenny when she needed an angel and you were there. Thank you. Please continue to be strong and supportive. You have a husband who supports you - so what if he is not a good wing man? You were still able to laugh put things in perspective and move on. I have seen you grow this season and I hope next season there is more fun, joy and less tension. Also, you look better than ever - beauty inside and out.
Alex the more the show goes on I like you more !!!! I'm proud of your for standing your ground with them women.
Love you on the show Alex. You are a good friend and a loyal and level headed person...and we love Simon and the kids too!! Loved the way you handled Kelly and how you have been handling Jill!
You're great and don't let anyone tell you differently. I've just started watching the show from the middle of last season on, and this week just started reading the blogs. Wow! Good for you for trying to steer a correct path for Kelly, but to no avail. Ya'll need to stay clear of her, SERIOUSLY!!! Looking forward to more shows...
Alex, I remember when you and Simon were considered the weird ones of the group, I felt sorry for both of you. You rose above it and you quickly became one of my favorites. Not so much anymore. I don't know if its the extra air time you are getting that is allowing your true colors to show or if the fame is getting to your head but you are not such a nice person after all. It is evident that Kelly has some sort of a problem, so lay off. Go back to picking on Jill if you must pick on someone but Kelly should be left alone.
ALEX, YOU ARE HANDS DOWN ONE OF MY FAVORITE HOUSEWIVES. I REALLY ADMIRE HOW YOU CONDUCT YOURSELF. YOUR ARE TRULY A GOOD PERSON, WIFE AND MOTHER. I'M PROUD OF THE WAY YOU STOOD UP FOR YOURSELF AND BETHENNY, AND EVERYTHING YOU SAID TO AND ABOUT JILL IS RIGHT ON. IT TAKES A LOT FOR YOU TO GET ANGRY, AND I ADMIRE THE WAY YOU ANALIZE EVERYTHING. I BOUGHT YOUR BOOK, LOVED IT! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK, AND YOU DON'T NEED FRIENDS LIKE KELLY, JILL AND LUANN. STICK WITH RAMONA, BETHENNY AND SONJA.
You kept your cool amidst all of Kelly's drama and the look on you face was priceless! You are a true class act.
It is never a good thing to feel vindicting because you feel you were right about someone being "crazy".....very sad and self absorbed.
Alex, I think you and Bethenny are the most well-balanced, 'normal' people on this show! I wish someone had taken pictures of you while Kelly was going crazy.
Alex, you're great. I like you so much this season, you're standing up for yourself & really coming out of your shell..
i love u and simon..i didnt like u 2 b4 cause i thought u were social climbers..but now i see ur normal sweet pple
Zowie! Remember when Jill said Alex was channeling the devil at the Brooklyn Fashion Show?
Look, Jillous & Countless have to be the ones who sent Kelly over the edge.. saying trip was dangerous, bethenny evil. Bet you can most likely track each of Kelly's statements/fears/whackadoodles right back to Jillous & Countless.
Alex, your coming into your own on the show and I like you & Simon. I cant wait for Simon s Blog! Wheres he been at?
Wonderful episode- I didn't know where this was going to go- loved your measured responses with Kelly. I too, felt uncomfortable when she was takiing your picture- I just wanted her to go away- but she just kept popping up with inappropriate remarks- until you just wondered if she is so self centered she doesn't even see people- just herself. She has no relationships so she doesnt understand how to listen. It is very disturbing to watch her because I don't think it is a meltdown- we are just watching the way she perceives life- through her own needs and own myopic vision. That is who she is and aslways has been- and will be. We are witnessing a person who has never grown-----up. You had remarkable poise. A true Housewife !!!! Bless you and your family because
OMG!! That was so very scary, I actually felt so uncomfortable for you at the photo shoot, Kelly had such a creepy attitude ,, I could feel how scared you were its like she wanted you to feel uncomfortable,,? Anyway, love your clothes as always and I think your better off taking Simon on a island next time,,,love him ,,, Thanks for being a lady as always..., I know you will understand this quote ,'Being powerful is like being a lady.If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.'
Alex, I love your humor!!! Also love that you think so clearly. Love your values, your little family, etc. I'm very anxious to see whether Jill will focus on Kelly's very serious crisis, and gently try to get her help, or whether her focus will continue to be on herself, once she arrives at the girls' outing in next week's episode.
Maybe it would be more fun for you to cross over to Bethany's new show, than to put up with the foolishness of LuAnn and Jill. I can't count Kelly in there, because I now feel very bad for her.
I congratulate you all, Ramona, Sonja, Bethany and yourself for backing off once you realized that something was way off within Kelly. Didn't you just love Sonja"s natural empathy and class once she realized there was a dire situation there?
Alex how in the world you keep your composure around Kelly is beyond my understanding! Could it be that she never lets you get a word in edgewise?? lol I dunno, but good show! Very classy, you have never let her pull you out of your element of maturity with her sickness. I had the same surprised looks that you did, while watching the USVI trip episode...OMGoodness Kelly is nuttier that my aunt fran's fruitcake! Koo Koo for gummy bears??? I dunno.
Wow,I think you handle yourself well all the time &watching these girls & the topics they choose to fight about it's insane!!!! Just keep laughing &keep your distance they are nuts
alex, love your blogs...think you are the best person on rhony....i wish u were my friend...very much a gem...my best to simon and your wonderful family
Alex, I think you are charming and witty. Love your blog and your VERY unjaded way of talking to the rest of the women..so refreshing. It makes me happy to see you and Bethanny so friendly..she needs a sweet person like you instead of a viper like Jill in her life. So happy for your success with your book!!
Alex, I am so happy that you and Bethenny have become so close, I have always thought that you two were the most interesting people on the show. You and your family bring a lot of flavor to RHONY and I love where you live in Brooklyn!! I'm also happy that you and Ramona have become friends, some times she says the wrong things but God love her she's funny and has a big heart. I want to tell you, you did the right thing with Jill, I always hated the way she treated you and Simon. She's a bully and a loud mouth!!! I wish you and your family all the best...