Victoria is an incredible artist and is always sketching clothes and accessories. She has a sincere interest in fashion design and will intern with the designer Catherine Malandrino this summer.
I missed the sophistication and convenience of the city when I lived exclusively in the Hamptons. Now that we have moved into a pied-à-terre, we have the best of both worlds. My children missed the freedom of living in the city where they can meet up with their friends without having to coordinate transportation. Now that we have a place in town, we can all enjoy the city.
I was prepared to talk to Victoria about dating in general; I just wasn’t ready to talk about me dating. She believes that since her father has moved on that I should too. Victoria made me smile when she gave me advice about the age range for the men I can date. I assured her that I would date only age-appropriate men, although a little younger is OK with me.
If I had a wine glass like the one I gave Jill, mine would say, “Never Complain, Never Explain." Nobody wants to hear it.
What little respect I had for you in previous seasons is long gone. Stop fueling the fire with the B and J situation. Worry about yourself.
I am disappointed in how you became so hateful towards Bethanny. She is trying to make amends and you blow up at her. You should have spoke to her in private and not let Luanne or others listen. I think you were putting on a show for Luanne instead of being real with Bethanny. Luanne, you are countless. How can you talk about manners and being a lady, then talk about Bethanny behind her back, then get in her and Jill's business. Additionally, Jill, I am no fan of Kelly, however for you to send that email to her about how she was friends was Bethanny and you were disappointed is ridiculous. That is very immature. Bethanny, you're the best on the show. Bethanny and Alex have the most class of anyone
that was classy... smirking with Jill while Bethenny is trying to take a step with Jill to fix things. I would have left the room to let 2 friends of mine try to make up. I won't say the words that come to mind that describe you.
You were Rude with Jill, yes Bethanny made a mistake but don't be RUDE!!!!! Countess, honestly have you read your BOOK!!!
Hello B called Jill to set up a time and place to meet face to face. Were you not paying attention or were to too excited to be drawn into the "cool girls" circle of friends? I love both Jill and B, and I used to respect you. But watching this season is making it really hard to be a fan of all the housewives
Bethenney asked to have a face to face conversation in the phone call - you should know, you were sitting there listening to it.
You need to take some of your countess advise and MYOB when it comes to Jill and Bethaney. You say your not involved but you clearly are and taking sides.
LuAnn, LuAnn, LuAnn ....honestly, have your read your own book?
Eavesdropping on a personal call. Is that acceptable to your countess sensibilities?
And, Bethanny did say to Jill that she wanted to meet to discuss this. Did you miss that part?
I used to think you were very classy, but, so far, this season ...... not so much!
I was surprised that Jill put Bethenny on speakerphone. How childish. I think that Bethenny would have talked to Jill face to face, but she did'nt really get the chance. She should have hung up as soon as she was put on speakerphone. Money sure can't buy class can it?
Hi LuAnn, I know divorcing must have been an awful experience right now in your life but I wish you all the best and I am sure you will recover little by little. If I could express my opinion, after watching tonight's episode, I am a bit disappointed. Having a good heart and being able to forgive to someone, is a great thing to do. You sided with Jill and you are acting like you are 'her underdog'. Reconsider your actions, and I hope you find peace in your life. Be yourself and nobody's puppet. xoxox All the very best,
Really? You hope Jill & Bethanny can work it out? Seriously? It seems you are enjoying this and loves everytime Jill turns down an attempt on Bethanny's part. It seems she has tried more than once to talk to Jill but it's never "appropriate" for your taste. She tries to talk to her in person, you step in between. She calls and you listen in on it all and then say Jill deserves a face to face? Bethanny will never do it right in your eyes.
Luann, We have heard about your divorce over and over. Do you realize how many people less fortunate than you get divorced? I would be embrassed if I were you-no job and a house in the Hamptons and having to find a place in the city-you poor girl. Give it up. You have become Jill's underdog,clear as day and Jill knows it. She needs to control someone to make herself feel more important-it is now your turn. You have no place in the arguement between Jill and Bethany-I don't even think that is countess like-mind your own business,at least on camera. I don't think I want to watch anymore. It used to be fun, now I grind my teeth.
If you watch the episode closely, you'll see that Bethenny called Jill to set up some time to sit down and talk through their differences. It was wrong of you to sit there and listen to their conversation and encourage Jill to say she was alone. Shame on you.
It blows me away how you women can skew any situation to what you want it to be. The way it was portrayed on the show, Bethenney was calling Jill to try to get a face-to-face with her, not discuss the entire situation with Jill on the phone. It was Jill's horrible behavior of putting the call on speaker and NOT actually being helpful in the conversation that made the call get to where it got. But it seems that all you women care about is having drama in your lives!
Dear Luann, First of all, you are supposed to be a countess. You should not get into Bethenny and Jill's on-going conflict right now. You should stay out of it, period. You have to remember that they were friends first before you came to the picture. Being a countess, you should just stay out of it and stop getting involved in their conflict. You are not acting in a countess way. I am very diappointed at you. Now you are making me not to like you because of your 'drama' and behavior.
Hello? The reason Bethenny called Jill was to be able to meet and speak face to face. Jill was very disrespecful by putting her on speakerphone. Please be real Luann, I don't believe for a second you want Jill and Bethenny to resolve their issues. It was clear in your advice to Jill. It's obvious you can't stand Bethenny Dahling!
I hope the whole phone call incident was just for show because I certainly hope that two grown "classy" women really wouldn't have pulled a stunt like you and Jill did when Bethenny called. In case you didn't hear her, Bethenny called to ask Jill for a face-to-face conversation, which Jill declined to have, so the whole "it needed to be a face-to-face conversation" comment you made makes NO sense. I suppose I can understand why you so obviously don't want Jill and Bethenny to work it out since Bethenny pretty much called you out and Ramona isn't crazy about you either...who the hell would you hang out with then? Kelly? Hardly an intellectually stimulating experience!
You don't appear to want Jill and Bethenny to work ANYTHING out. You appear to be fueling it. That conversation showed Jill to be a total grudge holder...unforgiving...and all you did was encourage it.
Um....I thought Bethenny called Jill because she WANTED to have a sit down FACE to FACE conversation.
I think the fact that you wanted jill to tell bethenny that no one was listening to the phone conversation just shows how immature you are. You are such a hypocrite. You are constantly saying how a person should behave and then doing the opposite. You need to stop putting you two cent in when it comes to jill and bethenny. Be the better person and stay out of it, maybe then Bethenny wont "attack" you, but all she did was call you out.
Honestly Luann how can you watch your behavior with Jill in tonight's episode and write a blog about how Bethenny was in the wrong? I found your secret eavesdropping during Jill and Bethenny's phone call very distasteful.
You must have missed the part where Bethenny called Jill in order to set up a time where they could talk face to face. Bethenny was trying to be an adult about the situation.
Luann: I am so disappointed in the way Jill is treating poor Bethenny this year and how you "stir the pot" of their falling-out. You really do go behind the scenes to do so.
You are both coming off as the mean girls of the 2010 season and it is not a flattering sight.
She was TYRING to meet up with Jill to make sense of what was going on! Unfortunately, you were at Jill's apartment so Jill felt she had to put on a show for you. I think that progress would have been made had you not been there. I was saddened for Bethany watching her pacing and crying. She looked helpless. In the end it is you and Jill that look like the mean girls!
Luann, Congrats on starting your new life, wish u all the best. I can't help to comment on your actions bewteen Jill and Bethenny's convo, there friendship is none of your buisness, if someone did that to you on the phone and u didnt know another castmate was listening, you would be hurt!. Leave there friendship alone! Stop entertaining Jill's comments about her, she has a husband!
If you hope they work it out, then stay out of it and refuse to be apart of a speaker phone travesty!! Nuff said Miss Manners...you think you are.
You seem to be the only one who got the real meaning of this week's show! If you market wine glasses with class sayings I'll be your first customer!
I have to say I am sorry to hear you say Bethanny shouldn't have called Jill to straighten things out, that she should have done this face to face. She told Jill when Jill first answered the phone, that she wanted to get together to talk about this disagreement, and the problem that had caused it. Jill had no business putting her on speaker, and she has had no business spreading around only half of what the actual conversation was. You need to stay out of it. Maybe Bethanny who was on a book tour really didn't know that Bobby's illness was as severe as it was. Maybe if Jill had answered the email that was sent Bethanny would have known and called. Do I think that Bethanny should have called anyway back when Bobby was in the hospital yes, do I think that Jill and you miss thing have blown this out of proportion, yes. My mother was dying literally, not an operation, dying and my best friend, who was out of town, didn't call, but did send me an email and flowers, I understood, and we didn't stop our friendship over it. Sometimes things can't be helped and sometimes you have to overlook flaws in people. Bethanny overlooks flaws in Jill. Yes, Bethanny does get down right nasty sometimes, but she has always loved Jill and she hasn't as of yet said anything below the belt about Jill. You on the other hand have said things below the belt about Jill, and others on the show. Jill has said below the belt things about you and others on the show. Maybe before the two of you start throwing rocks you should check yourselves.
I don't understand you and Jill. Both of you say your issues with the other housewives/husbands need to be talked about in person, but when Mario called you and said he would like to talk to you about calling you "countless" you didn't respond. You and Jill created drama on that one, and you swallowed Jill's toxic response to the message and did not deal with it. Then Jill gets a call from Bethanny to talk about their problems, yet she quickly runs from dealing with the issue and puts her on speaker to create, once again, drama! She could have talked to Bethannny in private, just like you could have talked to Mario and cleared the air, face-to-face. It's annoying watching this season. Last year, there was drama, but are you all just acting now or is this who you really are? Both you and Jill are very different from last year. You're both petty and mean. To think that you all were once classy. So sad...I understand the show is edited, but seriously it can't be all scripted of fake. Figure it out, "Countess"!
Oh Luann , I think you should stay out of other people's fights. What kind of class do you have sweetheart listening to a conversation, you should have had class and walk away.
I'm not sure if you mean well or not. I think that you need to stay out of thier issues. When Jill and B had that conversation you should have either left the room and stated you didn't want to hear. That was very immature for you to say to Jill that you weren't in the room. It was very sneaky...
I don't know Luann you are not my fav this season!
Umm... were you actually listening as you were eavesdropping on the Bethanny/Jill phone call. Bethany stated TWICE that she wanted to sit down with Jill and discuss their argument.
Yipes LuAnn. Bethenny was specifically calling to ask to talk to Jill in person, however it was you and Jill that decided you didnt want to be in the same room with her... now it's Bethenny's fault? Stay out of it or not. Dont get in it but pretend you want out.
LuAnn can you please stop saying darling and my love you are not British! U don't know Behtenys amd Jills friendship! U are making Jill not trying to work this out with Betheny. Mind ur own buisness!!
Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe Bethany said several times on that phone call that she wanted to meet with Jill and talk about what was going on. It takes a phone call to set something up. What'd you expect her to do...just knock on her door unannounced?? Jill clearly had no interest in allowing her to talk face to face.
Luann, do you think good manners mean listening in on phone conversations? That's just childish! Maybe Bethanny was right, you are a snake and you do need to mind your own business!
Wow...I disagree with how the whole "Countless/Mario" t hing went down....but after watching this season...I think I agree with him on various levels. You are not acting like "royalty", but more like a "pretender to the throne". And whatz up woth all the Native American Jewelry NOW.... Euro-Americanc/Caucasians, who want to identify with something always go overboard - - just like you are doing with the whole "Indian" theme your trying to "wear". tsktsktsk.
I think that you need to stay out of the Jill and Bethany fight. You listened to a message, but you obviously have no first hand information about the situation that led up to that message. If my friend was travelling around, and having a good time all summer, and reporting her locations, while leaving out the most important fact that her husband was recovering from cancer, then it obviously was not that important.
Luann you obviously have just gone through a rough experience, focus on yourself and your family, and seperate yourself from the Jill and Bethany drama.
LuAnn, you said the rift between B and Jill deserved a "face to face conversaion." Bethenny did ask Jill to meet her to talk. I only mention this because I thought you were insinuating that Bethanny was out of line for talking about their issues via phone.
Dearest Countess, I think you have the most character and living spirit of the ny housewives or should I admit I watch all the Bravo's 'Housewives', all combined wives, husbands. You are a class act. I love how you try to stay neutral and rise above petty arguments. I do love how you handle yourself in an argument. I watched tonight and saw the fight between you and Bethany. I like her and her frankness, but what she said to you on the edited version of what I saw was 'when she called you a snake' for helping Jill, I was ashamed that I ever like Bethany. Ergo, i know she she has issues. I am glad that her business is going well, as I think you do as well. But she was and has been to talkitive and opioniated for her own good. I think you are one of the classiest ones from the start. I have to admit I have been watching the show from season 1. I blogged Simon, as well, but I think they are as New York and upperside as well as you and your family. I think I know that they don't live in NY. I totally respect the people that can be civil in public. Your book should be an inspiration for my home town. Any way, I love your spirit, legend, and earthliness. I love when grown ups can 'JUST GET ALONG'. I like that in children as well. MeC
why would you be surprised that bethenny called jill? that was a huge step on her side, and she was calling to set up a time to talk and jill wanted nothing to do with it. and you should have left the room when jill put the call on speakerphone. for someone who protrays ms manners, you should have known that listening to that call was not nice at all. you should be ashamed a little.
Yeah right LuAnn..... you really sound sincere! And here's a tip for you; Stay out of the Jill and Bethany's argument, concentrate on ur own life...
First of all LuAnn if you can not speak for anyone why are you thats all you have been doing so far this season is speaking on how Bethanny says this and says that and how she's so wrong, like how can you tell someone about talking behind your back and your friends with Jill and she talk about you behind your back the whole season and also you talk about people ever time I look up and also I wanted to say that you are a follower, and you need to really act your age because you really act like a high school teenage girl also Why do you always have to turn things back to you and how you are talked to because at the fashion show you deserved what you got because she should not have said anything to Bethenny about her and Jills situations and worry about yours and yours only.
Did you listen to the same phone call that I did? Bethany was asking Jill for a face to face conversation but Jill was so angry with her that she basically said "no."
Your second paragraph completely contradicts your first paragraph. It really is time for you to step back and let Bethany and Jill work out their own problems without you constantly adding fuel to flames. It's painfully obvious that your losing your husband has hurt you and it's understandable that your feeling a little lost and probably lonely. But, it's pretty pathetic that bashing Bethany is the building block you've chosen to build your friendship with Jill on.
In Bethenny's phone call to Jill, she did say (several times I believe) that she was calling to see if they could set up a time to meet and work things out. It seems to me that Bethenny did want a face to face meeting, but you cannot have a face to face meeting without contacting somebody first to set it up.
The fact that you and Jill kept Bethenny uninformed of the fact that you were listening to the conversation was not only rude; it was junvenile as well.