Here we go! Getting ready go to the White House.
Lets take a look back for a moment. My first date with Tareq was at our favorite restaurant or better said “experience” in the world at the world famous “The Inn at Little Washington,” in Washington, Virginia. This is very near our vineyards in the heart of Virginia wine country in Hume, and we absolutely love The Inn and Chef Patrick O’Connell! This was the beginning of our true love. With Tareq, I have come around to appreciate new cultures, experiment with new cuisine, and meet new friends around the world. We really enjoyed our dinner at the chef's table at the Inn with some of our dear friends from Hume, Virginia. It’s the best place for something romantic or to share with special friends.
Getting ready for the White House dinner was one of the most exciting times, next to my wedding, in my life. I recently donated the red sari dress I wore to the White House State Dinner to The Potomack Auction company, and they have it now available for viewing, and it will be auctioned live on October 2nd to help Multiple Sclerosis and the Bush-Clinton Haiti Fund. If you are interested in supporting these charities and winning the red dress I wore to the White House ( the skirt is adjustable), please visit www.potomackcompany.com
You can catch Tareq and I on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on Bravo, October 7th at 10 p.m. right after next week’s final episode.
Love the red and gold sari! Q: Why does it seem that you and Tareq have fewer scenes with other Housewives cast members the further the show goes on? Did something happen???
Michaele I am not sure anyone knows how to address a post to you...we see that so many posts do not get a place on here...and therefore, many do not feel the need to come to read your blogs...this is what people who watch this show and comment regularly on the message boards are saying... I am not sure what the dynamics are with you ladies as we get to see edited portions of the show, but, I would have rather seen this show featuring just you ladies, without any men in your life, as I believe that is what seems to be complicating the relationship portroyal on the show. I believe that some portions of a person's life on a reality show really doesn't need to be told, because it causes viewers to take so many varied opinions that normally would not be held if certain things were just not shown. I have noticed that on these shows when a woman is seen being supported by a man, the viewers and the other cast members seem to be harsher...I think they embrace women alone much more readily....if your future on this show extends to next season, why not keep some things off camera, so the comments are not expressed in a negative way...
I feel that the women on the show are so very mean to you. I use to live off of to 211 near Amissville so I'm very familiar with your area. In fact I think we went to the OASIS WINERY around 2000. I think you offer nothing but a positive vibe around you unlike the other women. I feel they always have to have common bound on the show of trying to attack you. Just remember that when people do that to someone else.. they are lacking love & self esteem. Good luck & I hope you prove them all wrong about this mix up with the State Dinner at The White House. You go girl & who knows when I'm back in VA visiting my friends in Warrenton if your offering wine tours & may have to come by.
I was not sure if you get a chance to read all the post the are sent to you but I was wondering if you did ever find your invitation for the state dinner? You can scrapbook it and later show it to your kids in the future and tell them about all the silly media that went along with it. I love you positivity on the show.
Michaele, I hope that you do read these posts! I have never posted here on Bravotv.com, but I REALLY feel the need to do so! I just feel that you are being unfairly attacked by these women, especially Lynda. What is with her? The same goes for Mary, who acts like she's your friend, yet constantly reminds the rest of the cast that you "used to do her makeup". What I love and respect about you is that you never sink to their horrible depths of gossiping and character assassination. You always keep it classy. As for Tareq and his portrayal on the show, well, let's be honest, he didn't have a chance coming into this. All of the other "ladies" (and I use that term loosely) had formed their opinions prior to any the interactions between with him. So good luck to you and Tareq in all of your endeavors, and GO TEAM SALAHI!!!
Stay sweet, it makes all the others look bad and very jealous of you! You've got the whole concept that you get more bees with honey! Be well~
Don't get the blog above..its kind of all over the map but really addresses nothing at all.......am I missing something??
Michaele, I have to say I love love love ya ! If the other Housewifes had half the class you do it would show DC in a better light. Also don't let them bother you it's so obvious their jealous of you!!! Your the best, stay strong
I like you a lot, the other girls are obviously jealous of you. You do not spend your time discussing them or care about what each one of them are doing. I do not care to much for your husband but, I think you ar awesome. Keep taking advantage of all the opportunites you encounter.
You keep going on about your sari--just to clarify--it is NOT a sari at all. Saris are one piece of fabric 6 yards long which is wrapped an worn with a blouse--Since you spent so many weeks in India I thought you would have caught on to the distinction------what you are wearing is a "lehnga choli"...Michelle Obama was wearing an Indian designer GORGEUOS gown that night with a more representative outfit of modern Indian fashion. There are so many high quality Indian designers like Naeem Khan out there with really unique perspectives. Just curious, who was the designer of your outfit?
Why is Michaele's house never seen on the show? They seem to always to be getting dressed at some hotel or salon. What is the deal?
Michaele, I am sorry that the other housewives seem so envious and feel the need to trash you all the time. You have been nothing but nice and gracious and have gotten nothing but a bad wrap. They are not your friends and you don't need them at all. You have class and are so loving full of joy and love. I know they think you and your husband are out there, gregarious, flamboyant etc. So what, it is none of their business. It is a shame that these people are so two faced. Good luck, I wish you the best. Don't care about those who care so little about you.
Girl, you just keep doing what you're doing. I have never seen or heard you say or do 1 mean thing to these women and they are alway bashing you! you seem to be a great person an I wish you, your husband, and your vineyard the very best!
Michaele, you are great!! I think all those around you are maybe a little jealous of you being out there. Getting to go to the White House is awsome! Stay true to your loving everyone because you deserve all things happy!!
I agree. She is very friendly and kind to everyone. I believe is is trully grateful for all that she has recieved. GO TEAM SALAH!!!
I really only watch to see you. The other wives are either angry or boring. I wish there was more of you. Most of all I really wish we learned more about your family. You are truly happy and that must be because you come from a great family. One more thing. It is really nice to finally see another wife besides Bethenny (who just got married) in a really happy marriage. Congrats.
The Red Sari. Stunning. You were Beautiful in it.
This is going to be the best night of the whole season.
The only reason I watched was because I heard of the show after your night.
Why are the other women so mean to you? Mean women.
Michaele, You sure are fun to watch. These other wives/women on the show really are mean to you. Did you know they disliked you so much? You sure have inspired me. This is the first "Real Housewives" Show I have watched. I can't wait for this week. They sure left us all on the edge to wait . Popcorn and tuning in Thursday. Thank You. Stay how you are. Truly an inspirtation. Melissa Halpern
Michaele, You are so beautiful. I can’t wait to see the Red Sari again! Who would have thought that just one dress could change the world! And the rest of the world too!
Michaele, Your red sari is fabulous. I posted last week but it never made it. I am trying again this week. Robyn and I love your spirit and never change. You seem to have fun. I wrote you last week about your health. Very sorry to hear about it. It was a shock for me to see. I too have a health condition and do not tell anyone. What is something you could share that helps you get through? Not to mention how you stay sweet when others hate on you? Please write back. Kathleen from Florida
I love your positive energy, smiles, and hugs. You are like a breath of sunshine when you walk into a room!
What I would love to see more of is sincerity. Realness. Depth. Truth.
That was a beautiful outfit you had on, but that was not a sari. A sari is one piece. That was a lengha you had on.
I love the other housewives; they don't seem angry to me at all. I love Lynda's energy and Cat's sense of humor. Mary and Stacie seem very happy in their marriages.
Stay strong! Keep being the fine person you are and have forgiveness in your heart for the people saying or doing destructive things. Stay above the negative energy, particularly from the ladies on the show. They're jealous! Keep on keepin on!!!!!
Ellie Washington DC
I have to say Michaele I love you on D.C. housewives. You have the most grace, kindness and the warmes heart out of all of these women and your smile is contagious. Women can be so vicious and I'm sorry that you have had to deal with this on the show. I too was a redskinettes cheerleader back in the early 80s. Good luck with the show and keep smiling : ) You do have fans : )
Deb Horshok Brewer For continuing to pursue your beliefs and causes.
I wish you only Sunny days ahead.
Michaele, hi, a VERY happy birthday I want to wish you. I just happened to tune in to a marathon of your show last night. Let me say that you are such a dear, sweet, kind hearted soul and I'm so sorry that those other ladies on the show are so hateful toward you. Keep your happy and genuine spirit because as long as you keep being who you are people will see what a sweetie you are.
I think these people are so stupid and mean to put you down; I think that you and your husband are just really fun and creative people. You find ways to get great things in your lives and so what if you do things in creative ways rather than the same old boring ways that the others who are so mean and snobby toward you guys do stuff.
You are real. You don't talk smack about others like they do about you yet you defend yourself and stand proud. Good for you, Michaele!
Keep on keepin' on, you are more famous then those wanna be's who pretend they are so good and upright but their true colors just totally come out.
Stay sweet, dear Michaele. You are a sparkling, joyous ball of light.
Good Bless you,
Can anyone be so kind, considerate of others feelings, loving and just plain amazing? YES!! Michaele is truly all of these things. I know this because she is my cousin and I have known her all of my life, and for as long as I can remember she has been just as sweet and outgoing as she is today. There is not a mean bone in her body and I am so proud to call her family. Look out world, here comes Michaele, and we'll all be better for it!!! Love you Michaele!
Ronald Shields I actually had tears in my eyes on last thursdays episode....part of it was because you guys had no idea how much your lives would change......and how cruel people would be to you all..people who did not even know you both..but i am super super excited about thurs.....! come on who is not..lol...I love you dear..and because of you I use love more often in my everyday life....and people say how can you say you love someone you really dont know...?? I say its a whole lot better than spreading hate..Love is always the winner..and is the only way to defeat hate....
I think you are a positive person with great energy. I have watched with an unbiased mindset this entire season and I really dont get what Lynda and Cat have against you. The only thing that the fans can surmise is that Cat's life is miserable and she is very jealous of you.
Michaele, I am so very glad you have your mom.
I have not found anyone to give me' The Unconditional love that is so needed with our dis-ease. Deb Michaele, I am so very glad you have your mom.
I have not found anyone to give me' The Unconditional love that is so needed with our dis-ease. I was diagnosed in Jan 2003- that My dear mom had pneumonia and had been put on a ventilator to breathe . She was not able to talk with me', only write notes. I never told her of my diagnosis - I waited for her to get stronger and she never could. She lived five months on the ventilator before her body gave it all And left me' only five hours past Mothers day that year. So please try to keep your mom closeby Every day There is no one that can love like her.
Hug her for me' -
My moms name is Ruby/ she is watching over me'.
Love you gal, Deb
Michaele , I feel like I am getting to know you. I am sorry for the hurt you have had to endure. People can be so mean. I am gay and have been through so much bullying and meaness in my life. You get bullied and really attacked for everything and always keep it together. How? What is it that keeps you strong and helps you not fight back? What is it? Please write me back. There are so many of us here at work today and you are the "buzz" in our office.
Hello to my favorite !
I was at a dinner in NY with a group of South Asian diplomats, who all agreed that Michaele "looked the best of any white woman in a lengha..." which I thought you would appreciate... they LOVED the way you wore that dress....nothing but intense admiration for you! Great that you did something so characteristically good with it...
Hi Michaele, Just wanted to say hi and let you know how excited I am to see your gorgeous face all over the tube!!!!! You are so gracious and classy.....LOVED your TODAY Show gig! I hope you are feeling well......
This week is what I have been waiting to see forever.
The longer the show goes on, the better my impression of you. I don't think the media has been kind to you, in general. I think the other ladies are brutal --- like high school bullies.
Keep on, keeping on.
I pray that God will keep YOU in the palm of HIS HAND away from the VULTURES that seem to continually circle you!!!
Love you lots!
Michaele you are very beautiful and you and Tareq make a wonderful couple. I wish that everyone would just stop talking all this negative nonsense. You are trully wonderful and so is your hubby :)
Michaele, you are so talented and beautiful. Have you ever considered a career in law? Lobbying, law … you know there’s really not much difference!
Love the sari!
Michaele, I am a huge fan of the Real Housewives of DC and You. I would like to be your friend or atleast would like for you to send me an autographed picture please. I can't wait for next week and the reunion show too. Robert Seale