Russell's show was fun for Noel and I. We had a great time together and he liked a lot of the collection. We stayed far away from Ramona and Simon. We were there to enjoy the show.
I think Simon tries too hard and Ramona loves that he's trying.
I don't see what the big deal is to lend your name to a charity, esspecially one that touches Jill's heart like Creaky Joints. If you want to help or be someone's friend, I think it's the least you can do. I think the delivery of that news could of been handled better.
I think its obvious that Kelly and Bethenny have very little in common. I don't think Bethenny is trying to compete. I think she just doesn't like her and she's being very honest about that on camera. Bethenny and I may have our differences of opinion, but in the end we are friends.
Kelly is camera shy which surprises me, as she has TV experience. On a one-on-one basis, when she feels comfortable, Kelly is fun to be with. I don't think she really fits into the group or really cares about fitting in.
So sorry about the way you found out about your breakup. Shows who in your family really has class (You). I think there are times when you are a little bit overboard in some of your ways but truly do enjoy you on the show. Glad you are part of the show and keep up the good smiles and Great way you make all feel good. Please keep up the spirit. He lost the best of his life and yours is just beginning again. Good Luck in life, love and happiness.GBU and ty again for being who you are for real and not being just another housewife.
Luann, I just love you. Dont you listen to people pick you apart, I havent loved every single thing everyone has said but as far as you are conserned I think you are a kind, loving, and a wonderfull woman. Kelly? not so much! My wish for you is happiness and joy with your family. I also hope you will end up with exactly what it is you want. please dont listen to those who are being so critical of you. you have earned respect by your actions and by the good works you do. you have my admiration.. Hang in there
Luann, thank you for standing up to Ramona when she said that your husband was twice your age. She was mean and this comment was uncalled for.
LuANN, I also think you should watch out for "Miss Kelly" I dont think she play's with a full deck!! Liking you a little better this time around.You daughtr is beautiful and seems like a sensitive young lady. Good luck with the show.
Say what you want about Kelly, but at least she is herself for better or worse. And easy to look at. She's not preoccupied with title (LuAnn) or acquaintances (Silex) or herself (Jill) or God knows what ? (Ramona). Bethenny has her own issues she needs to work out. Also, I've been to many functions with my husband and I have never seen any of these women at them before this show aired. Talk about self-importance. Oh dear.
What a pleasure you are to get to know as the show continues. Kudos to you for always keeping a smile and being your cool, calm, lovely, and charming self. I watched the Hope Lodge episode again and applaud you for your reaction to Ramonna. While I find her irritating and loud I felt that she was careless and overstepped her bounds. I don't think she's accustomed to being called out on her behavior. I wished you'd asked her to leave!
Regardless, from a spectator view point I would cation you to put some distance between you and Kelly. Not in your league.
I look forward to reading your book!
LuAnn I enjoy reading your blogs and appreciate your advice very much. I admire your commitment to volunteerism and charity...it's honorable that someone who has so much is dedicated to giving. While you make not be "qualified" to write a book etiquette (totally saying in gest), your advice has always been on point, and in other words, just makes sense. I wish you much success on all your projects. Keep up the great work!
Dear Countess; Due to breast cancer I have been watching the Housewives of NYC. My Grandmother was a long time resident of NYC when she came over from Germany during the war, she was a German Jew. So I have only been to NYC twice but I loved my Grandmother and she hand so much style and grace, so I love NYC and your style reminds me of hers, she was a beautiful women, as you are. My father passed away this past August due to bone cancer - I was able to be with both of my parents at their passing due to cancer. I thank you for supporting the American Cancer Society.
My mother was a full blooded Arikara from the N. Dakota reservation, which makes me a 1/2 breed. How much Native American are you? Also, don't trust Kelly. For all I know it could all be staged but I don't trust her and no charity work? I do lots of charity work and my husband and I support people who are in need. I am not saying this for a pat on the back but if you have been given much, you need to keep the circle of life going. I am so saddened by the news of trouble in your marriage, I pray that things will be resolved, this must have just broke your heart. Well, continue on with your good works and I enjoy your portion of the show. Blessings to you and your family.
Luann, I think we realize that the show is dramatic for the ratings and the producers have done what they need do to keep the show compelling. So as opposed to all the criticism you typically receive because the segments are selected to be controversial, I would like to send you a nice note. I think you are one of the most stylish dressers I have seen. You have a perfect sense of style for your body, your age (please don't take that the wrong way, it is a huge compliment because most people get this so wrong regardless of age). The clothes are fitted so well, elegant and yet sexy, never showing too much, highlighting your great qualities, distinctly your own style, and the signature necklaces are superb. Good luck with the show and your book.
I think that you, LuAnn, are my favorite. I appreciate the way you handle yourself. I know that I would not be able to have some of the same conversations that you have had and still keep my composure. To the viewers that are submitting comments--I think the grammar thing is beat to death. Get over it.
We ALL require a little extra patience now and then. Thanks for the needed entertainment and the window into New York City!
How come Kelly wouldn't try on the grey dress until after you did....so she could compare herself to you? You looked SO good in it; she just couldn't have that! That's how it appeared anyway. Watch out for her.
who is Kelly? I never heard of her and I don't think most people have. Maybe a New York thing... Hard to believe that she was in fashion of any kind.. Other than Jill I think you are all very sad people.
LuAnn, you are the best! You have the right combination of class and style, but you also seem down-to-earth and approachable. And I love the way you handle conflict.
Kelly does not fit in and is not a very kind person. At least she does not come off that way. I mean, I realize that all of you have your differences and that makes for great tv, but Kelly REALLY doesn't fit in and I personally cannot stand watching her uncomfortability and bad attitude.
"Russell's show was fun for Noel and I."
Luann, it's "for Noel and me" Think about it, would you say "it was fun for I"? Same rule applies. However, you are not alone; the others, with the exception of Bethanny, are making the same mistake.
LuAnn, I agree with some of the other people who have given their input on this site. The grammar in your blog is quite poor. Please note the following sentence:
"I think the delivery of that news could of been handled better." That sentence should read "I think the delivery of that news could HAVE be handled better."
Very well since my last comment was dropped, I shall try again My mother told us when we were growing up in England. "One cannot make a silk purse out of a sows ear." also, "To the manor bred." "Breeding will out." all of those sayings are so true LuAnn.
Here's the skinny...
LuAnn is pretentious and cares too much about making sure everyone bows down to her title. Get over yourself and your elitist attitude.
Kelly is even more pretentious and full of herself. Her behavior with Bethenny was obnoxious, her comment about Jill's daughter's condition at the charity meeting was shockingly obnoxious, and she is the one embarassing herself. Do us all a favor and get off the show.
It might be a good idea to have an editor look at your blog. The grammatical term should be "could have" not "could of" and this appears a couple of time in your blog.
LuANN My mother always told us when we were growing up in England that " you cannot make a silk purse out of a sows ear. "To the manor bred" .breeding is never lost. And it cannot be faked
I think it's funny that you say Kelly is camera shy. She is not camera shy. She just thinks she should be paid if someone takes her picture. That is the only way she wants her picture take. It's all what is best for Kelly and Kellys little world.
To the viewer who was trying to correct LuAnn's grammar. Woe be me my dear, YOU are so wrong. Proper English says LuAnn was correct in saying "Noel and I'. If she had said "I and Noel" it would have been wrong and should have beem "me and Noel" instead.
It's funny because most of the time, I really enjoy your segments on the show. You have a great family and are able to balance family time with an amazing social life and charity work. You also are honest and point out when people are wrong without being rude about it. However, I feel that there are times when you still act as though you are better than "working class" people, and I'm sure you're tired of hearing about the limo driver incident from Season 1 but that's the perfect example. At the cancer benefit, you were amongst the people talking and making noise, and then you proceeded to scold the other adults in the room for doing the same thing! I think you would be a more well-rounded individual if you could work on bringing your ego down slightly. Also, although what Ramona said about your husband was inappropriate, misspoken and ill-timed, the way you dragged it on into the remainder of the day was very obnoxious; I will say, however, that that kind of loyalty for family is great to see-your family is #1 always and you showed that by your response!
Adding to the comment about your grammer, another of your sentences should read, 'could have been handled better.' Not 'could of been handled better.' LuAnn, you need to stop telling people that you're a countess. It's not necessary and it makes you look silly. Why does it matter anyway. This is America, a land that does not have royalty. Get over yourself.
You were Luann before the "big title". The way you blow people off and think that you're holy than thou is just sick. Title don't get you into heavn, Luann.
I loved the big gold hoop earrings you were wearing at the end of this episode. Were they Stella and Dot? S&D carries the "Sun Disc Hoops" that seem really similar: www.stelladot.com/marlene
Man, there are sure a lot of critics in the world. It is very easy as viewers to sit on our "couches" and pick apart every aspect of all of the women on this show. Obviously, there is much editing involved and we're only seeing a tiny portion of their lives. Anyway, love the show and all of the different personalities involved - it's entertaining like a TV show should be. Hopefully, all of the "wives" are having fun with this experience. Enjoy.....
Who designed the white blouse (short sleeved, decorative scoop neck) you were wearing to the Malo store? I loved it! It looked great on you.
I suppose that I don't view "reality shows" as being about reality but if I am wrong, I'd like to as a question. Since you are the self-styled Miss Manners of the show, how is it that you are shown almost constantly pointing out the bad manners of others before anyone asks for your opinion? To me, the height of bad manners is to point out others' flaws.
On the other hand, I happen to find the show very entertaining. You are clearly in a different social strata than any of the others and are far more polished than your fellow cast members. Your look is very Old Guard/Junior League. That said, please don't be offended if I offer you a little bit of unsolicited advice. You may want someone to proofread or edit your blog posts, particularly for grammar and spelling. Please check the first sentence of your post. It's not "fun for Noel and I". It's "fun for Noel and me."
Luann...love the show and all the girls are great...I really don't think Kelly fits in the show...she's not very nice and comes off very phony! Kelly is very mean & rude to Jill and Bethany too! The one preview shows Kelly saying "Im here(making her hand high) and your there"(making her hand low) to Bethany...Not!! Bethany has so much more class than Kelly. Bethany is prettier than Kelly too! Jill is so sweet and good hearted and always trying to make her friends feel comfortable...and it was really rude what Kelly was babbling about not using her name or giving her name out for anyone. Who does she think she is??? I never heard of her??? Who cares? and Jill's cute little daughter was there, listening to this selfish mean person, Kelly!!! I don't think she's good for the show at all...Luann maybe you can teach Kelly some lessons in some class, cause she has none!!
I enjoy Kelly the most. She's "matter of fact," but not in a harsh way like tacky Bethany or tacky Ramona. Blech. Kelly is fun and in the middle of whatever is going on. keep her and dump the boring girls! :)
Hi LuAnn, What an interesting season so far! But I have to ask: why was Kelly added to the group in the first place? She seems so out of place and her personality is contrived and not the least bit genuine. Honestly, she does not fit in with this group and her efforts to get to know the other housewives (she took Ramona to a museum) have all fallen short. She's pretty phony if you ask me - even that big smile of hers is disingenuous. At the Cancer benefit, you mentioned that you were a nurse. Where did you get your nursing education and where did you practice nursing? I am also a nurse and am curious!
LuAnn, Just wanted to say you looked great in the Malo wrap dress, very sexy, you should have worn that dress, Kelly looked like a linebacker in it with her narrow hips and broad shoulders. Also, Ramona was out of line talking about your husband's age.
Countess LuAnn Bravo to you for having class and behaving the way YOU CHOOSE to be. I had a hard time understanding you, but you are who you are and that's all to it. If you were like everyone else, there would be no reason for you to be on the show. As for Kelly, what the heck is she doing on the show? and who cares about her? if it wasn't for her famous husband, she'd be one of the wives assistants. I vote to get her off the show. And bravo to you, my dear.
I just love you Luann, and please don't mind the mean comments from Ramona suggesting your husband is twice your age, Common!!!! that would mean he is 90 or 100 and he does not look that old. LOL
LuAnn I think you are by far the most tactful of all the housewives. Your class does shine through all the clutter, ans in spite of the fact that Kelly ha been getting along with you; I don't think she is a true friend; where Bethany on the other hand is REAL with you. Bethany is a little more street than the other wives of NYC but I like her waaaayyy bether than snobby Kelly. Warm Regard from Naples, Florida.
You are so right, about everything. Simon should stop trying to please Ramona. If you have a copy of your book I would love for Ramona and her husband to have a copy. I love how you handle Ramona at your benefit. She was totally rude to you and your daugther. You have proved Countess money cant buy class.
Luann, having class means knowing when to say you were wrong. You were absolutely wrong when you said the airbrushing comment to Bethany. It does not matter when you said it, don't you get that?. When someone tells you that you hurt their feelings, the right thing to do is say sorry. You were so intent on being right, you missed the whole point.
I would like to state that of all the housewives you carry yourself with more class and definitely better manners then the rest. I think your right when you state that Kelly does not fit in or want's to fit in. I think she is on her own personal agenda. I would like to say that when I saw a preview on television of her stating to Bethany were she stood in the status quota compared to her I was shocked. A truly respectable lady of class would never downgrade someone regardless of social standing. We are all born to certain classes of society and we all have something in common that nobody can take away which is we are all belong to the same species the human race. We may all be born of different races, genders, color but nobody can dispute the human ties that bind us. If I may suggest to you since Kelly seems to be more receptive to you that you could possibly help her develop better manners. I feel very sorry for her and the people who have participated in her life and have not corrected this deficiency. Thank you for hearing me out. It is greatly appreciated.
I agree, Kelly doesn't make a good fit and appears to not want to fit in. I like your character and love your outlook on class and etiquette.
Countess--I laughed right out loud when you stated during an interview about Ramona's comments on your husband's age that you did not judge other people--you and your "lady friends" (minus Alex) are the harshest critics I have ever laid eyes or ears on! You are cattier than the Broadway play...and why don't you all leave Silex alone? They may be a creepy couple but they are harmless--and you could take a lesson from Alex on class...
Contess Darling, the only one looking good when you are on your high horse is the horse. You were better the first season. what happened?
LuAnn your in America, it does not matter whether you are a countess. We don't care. We believe in individuality here, not oh wow she is a countess, could care less. I do like the charity side of you, but that is about it.
"Russell's show was fun for Noel and ME." It's ME not I. You often mention your pet peeves, this is my biggest one. You use "I" incorrectly so often I find myself yelling at the TV "It's MEEEE Countess, not IIIII!!" I know it's probably bad manners/etiquette to correct someone's grammar...I should probably check your book to find out huh? :)
Couldn't agree with you more about Kelly. She could use the experience on the show to accomplish some goals, even personal, selfish ones. Instead, she simply seems to want to alienate as many people as she can. Hope you're still working on that book because I will definitely buy a copy!