Hi everyone. I have to say I am sort of sad that the show is ending soon, but I am physically exhausted. Besides promoting the show, working, handling family responsibilities and everything associated with it, I am also working with www.Kodak.com for Mother's Day. This has been a dream for me and it is truly so organic. Everything I do is about fostering relationships and creating memories with photographs. Though Ally and I are very different, her passion for photography is something we both have in common. Please visit her site http://itsallyzarins.wordpress.com/. Shh...don't tell her I did this..she will kill me.
Last night I was a guest on CNN's Campbell Brown: No Bias No Bull. I NEVER get nervous, but this was, well, CNN! I did pull it off, and Gloria was proud. I hope to be invited back. I really enjoyed our conversation and felt very comfortable. Thank you to Roland Martin and the lovely ladies on the panel.
Last night's show was fun to watch. I was grateful Simon and Alex trusted Zarin Fabrics to make their window treatments. We had a lot of fun with the boys shopping for fabric and I am happy they were happy. I don't remember if they asked or we suggested making some colorful pillow for their new sofas, but Bobby and I brought them as a house gift. The kitchen is my favorite room and I know the family will thrive there for years to come.
I love you Jill, you are so hard working and clearly a great friend who will always be there for Bethenny when rude people like Kelly get in the way.
Jill, Just wanted you to know that you are my favorite housewife. You always maintain your dignity no matter what the situation. You are even nice to Kelly, who I think is an idiot! Truly hope she's not on the show next season. You also keep it cool when crazy Ramona is around. One word...Valium. Thank you for being the woman you are.
jill i just love you. my new phrase is[it is what it is] i love the show and believe you are a great friend.i don't know how much i can tell you that i coud not wait for you guys on tuesday nights!!!!!!!!!!but, am not looking forward to the jersey housewives. i watched you guys first and got addicted then the orange county wives and atlanta but i dont want to stay tuned to jersey........love ya
Love the blog this week, Jill. It's positive, pleasant, and fun to read.
I want to apologize for sticking up for Mario through my comment in your blog last week. I just read his most recent post - what a D bag. I was wrong. Please forgive me.
Jill, You are my favorite housewife of any season. You tell it like it is and have a huge heart. You and Bethany are the best reasons to watch Real Housewives of Anywhere. Lots of love to you and your wonderful family.
Jill, I was so disappointed in the clips from next week to see you be so awful to Bethany behind her back, you were the one person she trusted. You and all those housewives are rude, mean, and so self absorbed it is so unreal to me. You say your friend and you turn on each other on a dime. If this is the way you become with money and status then who needs it. You have always been my favorite until the last couple of weeks I cannot believe how spoiled you are, $16,000 for a purse you could feed a wholed village for a year on that in Africa. Calling Bethany out for using charity to advertise when you use Zarin Fabrics every chance you get and Romoana is putting bottles of her cream in the gift bags, you all use the show to futher your riches. There is truely nothing housewifey about this show. I was so put off by the whole thing I had to vent.
Jill, I LOVE YOU. You are so much like my aunts from back east.(they've sadly, all passed at early ages) Will Gloria adopt me? You have great poise and a warm nurturing quality that I find so appealing and safe. I have never watched a reality show before "Housewives". I watched the OC wives, and hands down, Housewives of NYC is the BEST. I love watching. Gloria is wonderful and her advice is almost always on the money.Much love to you and yours! ¯`'•.¸(¯`'•.¸(¯`'•.¸ *TEAM JILL *¸.•'´¯)¸.•'´¯)¸.•'´¯)
Jill, I'm so bummed I missed your appearance on CNN- that would have been fun to watch. I wish my family dynamic was more like yours. Do you have any kids aside from Ally? How long have you and Bobby been married? Anyhow, I was also disappointed by Kelly and Bethenny's sit down at your place. You seem like a peace maker and did what you could to placate the situation (by providing a forum for them to clear the air, or runway). As awkward as it must be to be both their friends, I think it's safe to say you are better friends with Bethenny. Maybe that's why I was hoping that you could put Kelly in her place one of these days. She is a Diva with a capital D and needs a rude awakening, or wake up call of some kind. If anyone could get through to her, it's you. Good luck!
Love you and Bobby, Like Alex and Simon as well, I'm iffy on Bethenny because she did start that rediculous fight with the airhead Kelly by saying something so nasty at the charity meeting. I am old enough to remember LuAnn as a model and I don't think what she said to Bethenny sounded like an insult at all I mean get real they even retouch Senior photos for High School, it's not an insult it's the business, I don't like the addition of Kelly she's an airhead and I just can't stand Ramona and Mario and their Tru-Fake I mean Faith Jewelry and skin line. And he has the nerve to say something about your business and she calls Bethenny an underdog? I didn't know LuAnn was getting a Divorce I think Mario should learn to keep his mouth shut. Ramona and Mario are one Jealous and nasty couple. I must say that you, LuAnn and Alex have the nicest behind the scenes things to say all the others just want to say nasty things about everyone else. Bethenny shouldn't be putting Alex's remodel down considering she is working so hard on her logo. I guess that is a level of maturity and comfort the others haven't reached. Your interview with the BBC was handled beautifully... bravo to you!! I would have to say you are my favorite by far. You know how to tell it like it is without being nasty and hateful.
I have never posted on a site before but I just have to tell you I think you are a wonderful friend and just plain funny. I wish you much luck in all you do and pray you never change.
I love Jill, and Bethany and the countess and in a different way I even like alex. But Kelly doesnt need to be there, she does not fit in. She may be very nice but on tv she doesnt cut it as far as fitting in. She is so arrogant. and not in a nice way. Love the show though. I wish like the hills it would never end.
I love the show, I think all the ladies on the show have great lifes. I can only dream to be in their shows sometimes. I love Bethenny, I love her kurkiness, jokes and humor..I get a smile all the time. I love Jill, I think she is so funny and such a great loyal friend to those around her. I like Ramona too, I tried to find fault, but hey, she holds her own....I love see her on the show too, I think she has a very good looking husband. Such Luck all the way around. The Countess, She's so pretty, sweet and nice. Why isn't her husband more around her on the show? NOW KELLY, I do not like her, sorry. I first thought, what a life, a model, so pretty, but, her personality makes her not so pretty. I hated the way she handled herself with Bethenny at the 1st meet. She made an ass of herself. Bethenny, has so much brains and is much bigger a person...why does she let Kelly affect her, just ignore her. The viewers like me know who is the bigger person. I happen to like Bethenny more than Kelly. Kelly is boring on the show, that voice! Alex and Simmon, I grew to like them. They are happy.
Jill I think your great, I think that your the most honest on the show. Good luck with your daughters chairity and sorry for her sickness. I enjoyed House Wifes of Newyork and hope the best for all of you.
Hi Jill. I love the show and have been a faithful viewer. I am especially a big fan of yours and Bethenny's. You remind me of the girls I grew up with here in New York. Please tell Bethenny that at this point, I feel she's done all that she can do and it's time to let it go and forget about reaching any sort of agreement with Kelly. Sometimes things and/or friendships are just not meant to be and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. While I have tons of friends, there are a few who just are not my cup of tea, nor am I theirs for that matter. So what? She's given this crap all the time (perhaps more) than it deserves.
I don't know why you let Beth lead you around by the nose. She will stab you behind your back just like she does everyone else. She already does-she trashed your house renovation, Brad's decorating style, the way you dress. Dump her.
Jill I have no idea why I am writing this. My comments never get posted and they are always positive in nature as well as upbeat. Maybe that is why they don't make it. Who knows, anyway I am curious only because I love you and Bethenny's characters so much. What is going on in the last 2 episodes? It appears that you and Bethenny may have a serious problem when it comes to the charity event. I caught the sneak peek where you and Ramona get upset over Bethenny taking all of the space behind the bar for her own promotional benefit of the brand she has made for herself. I thought it to be a bit tacky as well. Why would Bethenny do this when you and she are so close? I have attended charities also and never do companies do promos for their own benefit. The charity is about the cause and not about sponsors and their advertisement. I agree with Ramona for a change on this one. It is classless, so to say. I look forward to the Reunion and next season. Best wishes to you and yours'.
You and Bethenny spend a lot of time trashing Kelly over the sit down yet you chose to leave out the fact that Bethenny treated Kelly horrible in the first place. Why not discuss the fact that Bethenny won't stop trashing a person she barely knows and that she started all the ill feelings to begin with. Why would Kelly want to be friends with any person that has acted the way Bethenny has towards her?
Bethenny seems very insecure and threatened by single women, it's a shame to hear her relentless bashing of other women. You two have done a lot of trash talking behind everyone's backs, it seems like putting other's down and then bragging about yourselves is the new sport.
What is with the shameless hawking of your products? It looks like you are desperate. It would be great if you didn't think you were in an info-commercial.
I love Jill. She is always there for her friends, helping in any way she can to smooth the rough spots out for those in her life. She seems to have a great family life with a loving husband and devoted daughter. A big smile and an even bigger heart.
I'm sad too that the season is ending soon! Where did the time go? Will Season 3, aire this year or will we have to wait until 2010? Like Carol Burnett use to sing, "I'm so glad we had this time together......" Can't remember the rest of that song! :)
It's been a wonderful season and I've enjoyed every episode. Your husband is definitely my favorite of the Husbands of NYC. Such a class act.
Again with your peacemaker nonsense. You make nasty comments about Ramona then walk away thinking your just wonderful. Bethenny and Kelly couldn't settle anything, because Bethenny was down there and Kelly was way up there real high.
I love your show, I liked watching the other "Housewives" to drive my son crazy. I really think you and Bethany are the most honest and real people on these shows. I won't say anything bad about the "others" on the show. So I have a question. Can you give me some advice on fund raising? Do you have all your sponsors sign a contract? You seem to be the go to lady for real answers. Thanks. Can't wait for next season. Have a great summer.
You are a good person I can see that through the clips they show of your life on TV. Bethenny is lucky to have you in her life and I hope you guys are ok, the previews of the finale scared me a bit. Not the dynamic duo!! Best of luck to you and your family stay sweet and most importantly REAL!
Jill.....I have to say you are my favorite!!! Your interview with the radio station just topped it! I like you was also raised to live with what I could afford. I live in Florida right now....with the economy tumbling....watching people lose their homes that they could not afford to begin with....My husband and I were smart....we bought what we could afford....and are doing great! I am working as an insurance broker right now...and am feeling the pinch....but we can still pay our bills....without the help of the big government! I work for the day I can buy an expensive purse without having to save months for it! You won my heart when you said that the reason why people are in the situation they are in now is because they did not live within their means!!! I have been saying that for months!
Jill, thanks for all of the charity work but mostly for the school in Africa. I agreed with your statement about teaching them to fish. You make being financially successful a blessing for other people.
Jill, I just ADORE you. You are such an inspiration to women. I will miss seeing you every week. But all good things must come to an end. All the best to Alley, you raised a wonderful young woman.
Having done volunteer work for decades and helped out with dozens of fundraisers, I can honestly say we never once used the word "charity" or especially "my charity". They are fundraisers for organizations or causes and the best ones spend the least amount of money on catering, gowns, and jewelry. If you and your ilk put the money you spend on your wardrobes into "your charity", it would be easier and more profitable.
I think you guys are really a tad too hard of Alex and Simons kids. Yes they can be a handful, but they are little boys! Not only children girls - which is very very different. A store like the fabric store is probably the absolute funnest place to go for a little boy, with all of the racks of beautiful colorful soft shiny and textured fabric. They certainly behaved better, for their age, than Kelly and Max. And speaking of Kelly, She throws pillow fights in your gorgeous high end fabric store but her daughter gets snapped at for putting a cool bag over her head! Then she suggests "have a pillow fight!" She is an enigma wrapped in a riddle!!!
Jill, you are truly fascinating and the one who's life seems the happiest and most loving. Of all the women, you would be the one I'd want as my buddy.
Jill! I love you! And I love it when Bethany does her impressions of you! You two are my favorite gals! I hope Kelly does not return next season-she makes Remona look like a peach! I love Ally too! :-)
Jill I think you are awesome. I like the relationship that you and Bethenny have. Your daughter is beautiful, her eyes are beutiful. She's a sweetie! I want a Husband like Bobby.He's handsome and a nice guy. Love You Jill, Lynn
Saw you on CNN, and you were great! I still say you should have your own show on Bravo on interior designing. Your company appears able to tailor designs for any person.
Hi Jill, I'm also sad to see all of you go for now as I truly have become addicted to this show. I'm glad that Alex and Simon have most of their renovations done.They seemed to enjoy their party and were gracious to everyone. I hope you enjoy your time off and enjoy your family.I'm glad you're pursuing this deal with Kodak. I have been taking so many photos of my children and their children through the years.Sometimes our memories tend to fade as time goes on, but photos keep that memory alive forever.
Jill, Everyone should be blessed enough to have a jill in her life. Family is not made with DNA but found in the heart and your heart is so open and loving to others you make the world a better place for those lucky enough to have you care.
on a side note..my husband and have been arguing about Brads Halloween costume..I say he was a "fly on the wall" the cabage rose wall paper suit and the big glasses making his fly head...hubs says he was elton john. you also got very high marks for your marie antonitte outfit.
i love youuuu!!! you remeind me of my jewish mother! :)
you and bethenny are great and i hope to meet you one day
You look fabulous in purple! I love both of your purple outfits that you've worn in interviews.
Keep working those short tennis skirts - you look great!
Bethenny is the sweetest thing ever. She deserves so much and I hope she really finds a great person to share her life with. I cannot for the life of me understand what Kelly's problem is. She DOES act better than everyone and the fact that she denied saying that to Bethenny (I'm up here, you're down here) just proves her immaturity. I wonder if she still watches the episodes and denies what she has said, even though the episodes prove her wrong?? I was so annoyed because at the first sit down, Bethenny gave Kelly the courtesy of speaking her mind, yet Kelly could not do the same for Bethenny? That is the work of a small minded idiotic jerk. I wanted to like her, but she is so unlikeable that I wonder if she honestly has any true friends or manages her life with mere acquaintances.
Kelly needs to learn more respect and that the world does not revolve around her. And for the love, please tell Bethenny to come to Cleveland in my grocery store - I wanted so badly to try one of her muffins (that sounds HORRIBLE)!!! I guess it's true, get rid of the bad vibes...
Jill, I enjoy watching you and the girls... I don't enjoy Kelly... someone needs to show her the videotape of her previous meeting with Bethenny... she didn't recognize what she said.. I am not sure what to make of her. I admire Bethenny's self control, I think any other woman would have hauled off and smacked her. I have been watching your show since the first season and enjoyed it, but since Kelly came on the scene it is a little hard to watch. I hope to see another season of you, Bethenny, Alex, The Countess , and Ramona. Thanks again for the entertainment.
Jill Unrelated to the blog, but I just got around to reading my new Traditional Home...and WOW! I was a bit skeptical during the rennovation, but it turned out AMAZING, you and Brad really outdid yourself. My mom (who does not watch the show) even was raving about it, and she usually hates modern style (along with anything other than her own house!). Your awesome!
Jill, I think you are a sweet person that just wants everyone to get along. But sometimes that is not possible with certain people( Jill and Bethenny). It was honorable of you to try to "help" them re-start their relationship but they just are not meant to be. Just remember to stay "nice" in your own sweet way to each of them but stay out of their way when they fight. God bless !!!