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Do You Want to Know a Secret?

Alex discusses the difference between Quogue and Governors Island, and the importance of keeping a secret.

Hope everyone had a happy holiday week -- the chums are back in school after spring break and we’re hurtling toward warmer weather (I'm invoking a reality TV mantra here -- the more you say something, the more it is assumed to be true – ha!)

Links first – please check out Thug in a Cocktail Dress, our fashion recap and Simon’s blog. You can also find us on Facebook as well as Simon’s and my Twitter feeds. I was THRILLED to see this week that Simon’s new single "I Am Real" has been trending online and discussed everywhere from Bravo to MTV and the New York Times!

So, this week we see a Hamptons weekend, and Simon and I spent it mostly with our kids. October is a great time to go out as the craziness of the summer high season is over. I had to snicker when seeing many of the ladies say the same thing -- the Hamptons in October are kind of like St. Barths in August -- absolutely beautiful and less insane!

Have to say that I’m still a little surprised Cindy whined so much about going to Governors Island, (which she can probably see from her apartment,) given that she threw a party an hour and a half drive from where everyone else was staying -- not there is anything wrong with Quogue at all, but it was a much bigger schlep than G.I. Ditto that she would snark about Sonja staying with friends when she did the same. Funnily enough we were the only ones who rented a house that weekend -- same one we normally take in Sag Harbor, which is a gorgeous area and my favorite place out east. Nevertheless it was a great, if a bit windy, afternoon in Quogue. Simon and I stayed far, far away from the Ramona and Cindy drama and instead concentrated on the chums, who bottle-fed donkeys, sat on horses being led, and acted like total daredevils on the ATV with a mutual friend and father of four.

Speaking of horses, I have to comment about Sonja and Kelly riding. There’s definitely a difference between riding on a course with horses that are used to showing and jumping vs. riding wild and free, with sometimes no saddle, in the woods or on a beach. Personally I much prefer the latter, and totally understood why Ramona (and François too) were bored on the horses at the party, why Sonja wanted to canter, etc. I get all of that. However, Kelly probably had a point that the horses she and Sonja rode weren’t used to running free, and Sonja wasn’t being as careful as she should have been. Oh well, just about everyone who has ever ridden a horse has fallen off at least once. I know I have, and Kelly definitely has. From memory, Sonja was a little sore for a couple of days but rallied nicely.

What else this week? Oh yes -- if you agree to keep a secret, best to actually keep it, unless the secret is that the person telling you is a serial killer. When someone says on television that they are concerned for you or your children, they are rarely truly concerned with anything other than gossip. Whether I’m wrong in this case, time will tell.

For those of you watching the Royal Wedding, Simon and I will join Wendy Williams tomorrow live to discuss the clothes!

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Kristen: B and I Are Not Besties

Kristen tells us how she really feels after not being invited to Bethenny's party.

Carole is so hilarious. I love that she met Adam, hit it off, and they are hanging having fun. You go, girl. You don’t owe anyone an explanation.

I have to agree under 35/over 75 seems like a great way to go when dating. The Halloween puking in a pedicab thing is OMG, too funny! He held her hair back out of the way! #truelove

I actually didn’t know that Adam dated Lu’s niece. It seems to me that Carole just fell into this. The feeling is mutual, and I would have to agree it’s a bit awkward to tell Lu too soon. Carole doesn’t even know what’s happening at this point!

Bethenny's birthday dinner seemed like a lot of fun, LOL. I didn’t know that she shared the day with her mom, that seems like somewhat of a sore subject. I do remember hearing years ago that she hated birthdays. I love that Sonja is with her German boy. I think it's nuts how these women just keep inviting other men as guests--they clearly didn’t get the plus-one only invite. OMG, the young boy not knowing Jordache jeans?! How is that even possible?

Cheers to expecting the unexpected!

The phone call with Heather catching up and then finding out that I wasn’t invited was interesting, and very much what happens. Simple question: Gee, why wasn’t I invited? Listen, anytime you are in a group and you are not invited, I don't care what anyone says, it’s a bummer. I was last with all the girls in the Hamptons. I felt that we had a nice time at Bethenny’s brunch. Last I saw, Bethenny and Ramona had a huge fight.

When you do meet a new group of women, sometimes it’s nice to include them all, especially when random young dates get to tag along. 

Kristen Taekman

I was just surprised that Bethenny and Ramona made up so fast and were hanging out already? That’s all. I get it--B and I are not besties. When you do meet a new group of women, sometimes it’s nice to include them all, especially when random young dates get to tag along? The guest list was clearly not that tight. Oh well…there’s always next year’s birthday!

Dorinda and Hannah and Dorinda and John. This all seems very complicated, stressful, and a lot of work. Dorinda is really so lovely. It’s hard to believe that she leads a double life. How hard is that? Unless John is really not good for her, it seems that Hannah has to allow her mother to be happy.

Ramona and AOA.

This restaurant is in my ‘hood, just a few blocks away, great spot. It’s really funny that Ramona is an investor in a sports bar. WOW things really have changed!

It’s interesting how Ramona says that she did so much for Mario and didn’t realize how much work he was. It’s nice she is taking time for herself, she really deserves it. As she said, “Trying to look on the brighter side.”

Ramona and Peter are both very, very flirty…hmmm, more than just business??

Dorinda and John seem to love each other. But we are seeing so much fighting and bickering. I am betting that the making up for them is fun after the fighting. 

Rebranding death. I hear Bethenny, “late husband” does seem weird, but I think it’s better than the alternatives, that’s for sure. When I heard about Anthony’s ashes, I became sooo emotional. I can’t believe it, all that that must have stirred up in Carole all these years later. She told me that he would have gotten a kick out of it all, that’s the kind of personality he had.

I am not losing sleep over not being invited to Bethany’s birthday. I was just confused as to why everyone else was invited, and I wasn’t. The last time I saw her, things seemed good between us. She knows we all hang out together, you would think she would say, “Uh, well, now that everyone else is coming, what’s another two? I should invite Dorinda and Kristen.” Right? But no biggie, she didn’t even think of it, because we aren’t friends. Little side note… uh, that’s how you get to know people! I invite you to do things, you invite me…no harm, no loss. Heather is a great friend for having my back! All good. #staytuned


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