Jill Zarin

Jill refuses to stoop to the level of her castmates!

on Apr 15, 2009

I have to say thank you to http://www.traditionalhome.com. Not only because they chose our apartment for their May issue, which you saw last night, but two weeks ago they called Marie, our publicist, to tell her they selected us for the cover. I almost died. Yes, died. One could say they put us in the issue because we did it on the show, but they NEVER said they would put it on the cover. It never came up and we never even asked. Since my photo is not on the cover, I truly believe they loved the apartment too (despite some vicious and mean opinions from my castmates.) It was a pleasure working with the staff at Meredith and I hope to work on other projects with them in the future. Oh, Gloria hated my hair up (it was not the photo they used in the actual magazine in stands next week) but it is on the blog. I do love when Gloria calls me after the show and REALLY tells it the way it is. By the way, if you want to see her on the reunion, tell Andy Cohen! (No pressure, she has a doctor's appointment that day in Miami anyway.)

I always give credit where credit is due.

Despite all the mean things my castmates and spouses have said about me, no one can take away the resume of things I have accomplished in my career. From my assistant buyer days at Filene's (upstairs) in Boston to my last "job" as EVP of Great American Knitting Mills (Gold Toe, Jockey and Nautica Hosiery.) I have to say I "channeled" Bethenny today when I negotiated a deal and I have definitely learned things from her. I always give credit where credit is due. In fact, I think I stole another Bethenny funny, "Big PP" from her. However, this is not my first trip "around the block" and I am excited to see what the future holds for our business and personally.