Mostly, this week was about birthday parties. Avery’s party was a hit, and both kids and adults had an amazing time. We grownups moved on to another location to continue the fun, which was as it should be. I don’t know why Kelly got involved with trying to help Avery -- but then again I don’t know why she gets involved in most things really.
I’ll have to lead you to the fashion recap to show a photo of what Simon wore to Jill's birthday party. There is so much back-story here. I did my best to turn over a new leaf with Jill, which continued during Morocco, but started to sour as I continued to see evidence that Jill hadn’t changed. In particular, Simon wanted to speak to Jill to burn the past as she and I had -- most of her attacks had been aimed at him, and he was justified, but she refused. He wanted the discussion to begin from a place of warmth, and something had happened that we all thought was funny. When Jill launched her bedding line, one of the fabric styles was called the Simona -- which a few gossip columns joked must have been inspired by either Simon/Alex or Simon/Ramona. Simon and I decided to use the same fabric to make him an outfit, and Jill a gift, for her birthday – sort of a pre-discussion peace offering. Simon brought Bobby into the plan, who loved it and helped us source the fabric. We enlisted Jeffrey Williams, who (although none of us knew it at the time) won The Fashion Show: Ultimate Collection. Jeffrey created an amazing caftan for Simon, and a handbag for Jill. I was sorry that it wasn’t explained better on the show.
Back to Avery’s party -- Bobby approached Simon, and I honestly don’t know how to address this. One thing I will say though -- Bobby and Jill communicate in a similar manner sometimes. Bobby hugged Simon and declared the matter over, before any of us knew what the matter was.
Let me try to shed some light. There’s a blog out in cyberspace that isn’t complimentary to Jill. If you read Bravo blogs, chances are you know it or have heard of it. A year ago, Simon and I were on our book tour, and stopped in Chicago, where the founder of the blog is based. The blogger attended one of our book signings, and had contacted us via our website prior to our arrival -- asking that if a meet and greet for local bloggers and fans were to be organized by them, would we attend? We discussed it, ran it by our publisher and agreed that a blogger and fan event was good outreach, and attended the event after our signing in June of 2010. We took fan photos and discussed the book and the show.
I don’t know how that translates into Simon or me being investors, content writers, posters, or even members of the blog. We don’t own it, we don’t have money in it. We don’t write for it. There is a link on the blog to a recap of the Chicago fan event held for us with pictures, and as the blog covers the whole Housewives franchise, we along with all other cast members are regularly discussed on it. That doesn’t mean we are doing the discussing.
You are the far kindest and smartest housewife. Kelly is really a head case. She rants on you non stop then says she does not want to talk about it anymore and does not let you get a word in. How ignorant is someone who thinks they can demand someone not be red. Tell her that her craziness makes you feel uncomfortable and demand she stop it! One pancake proves she has a loose screw.
I have loved you, your attitude, and style since season 1. I have also seen Luanne's negative attitude towards you since season 1 and the last season when it came out that Luanne didn't want you in her house in the Hamptons. Why that wasn't discussed on last years reunion she boggles my mind, Andy Cohen? If anyone who watched this show ever actually paid attention to you and the other housewives closely they could see that you even from season 1 to now has never spoken nasty and disrespectfully of anyone even Ramona when Ramona didn't like you for some odd reason. Now, you and Ramona are best friends. Love it. Bethenny said it last year, Luanne is a snake. You said it this year, Luanne is a snake. I don't understand how anyone can dare like her with that bad attitude. There's nothing about her that says class, maybe the outside reads classy. Maybe the countless countess needs to read some Emily Post and not her own book. It's also weird how Kelly can say that she's not init for the drama, but she does actually start it, and jump in to it. From last year to now, she's not worth much time. She's Krazy Kelly, always-Krazy Kelly and Countless Countess.
Keep being you and never "zip it." Keep speaking up and out against these women. You are part of this show too. You have the right to your opinion. If they don't like it, bump them. You don't need to have an Alexis vs. Krystal moment with Luanne or Kelly because they're just not worth it. We all are watching the same show. It's never cool to talk down to people as if they're wasting your time. And it's never cool to cut people off to make it seems as if their words and feelings are insignificant, i.e. Kelly talking to you about her henna tattoo.
Because you live in Brooklyn and they live on the Upper East Side and the Hamptons in their rented apartments and houses, i.e. Luanne and Jill doesn't make them better than you. Hang with Ramona and Sonya, (and Cindy) their the cool kids.
Thank God for you, otherwise this show would be unwatchable. I think you are very gracious and kind. I would definitely want you as a friend.
Only a kook would not love you. You are great. Maybe not perfect. But who is? And if you were perfect, you would be boring.
Please try to be kind to Jill, Kelly and especially to Luann. They are very insecure. You and Ramona threaten them. What seems like hateful behavior is really three scared girls worried that the world will notice their faults.
Keep being kind. Keep being you. Manhattan loves you.
You are by far the most intellegent of the housewives. Hats off to you for putting the countless in her place. Your family is lovely.
Alex I have been a fan of both you and Simon since your first season. Keep being the friend, mother, wife that you are. The level of integrity that you continue to exude in spite of all the BS is commendable.
Alex, please tell your husband not to sing.......it's painful to watch & he sounds horrible!!!!! This season all you ladies appear so desperate to make a dollar anyway that you can, even @ the risk of looking foolish!
Just saw the new video by Countless. This one is even worse than the last one she croaked out as those self absorbed narcissists, Jill & Kelly are in the video. You were absolutely correct about the delussions of Countless. This video is one hot mess. It actually made me gag, particularly watching how Jill was so into it and showing again what a sycophant she is when it comes to Luann. Luann really has self awareness issues as does Jill. How come Pepe LePew, her new guy was not in it. Any way, keep telling her off, she treats you like dirt.
I'm so glad you are learning to speak up however i have to say that this season is not enjoyable at all.. At first I was going to post this on Kelly's blog but decided to add it to yours instead.. Kelly doesn't really care about what kind of feed back she gets as long as she is getting attention! Well, now come to think of it so does Jill and LuAnn... I think all of you have the greatest gift of all and the three brunettes doesn't even see it.. So much good can come out from these shows and no one really takes advantage of it because of the crap that is going on... Stay strong and keep getting stronger.. Luann, Kelly, and Jill need to watch how they throw the words "attacking and bullying" they take those words to lightly and they don't see seriousness of those words!
Simon says that he "quit smoking twice successfully." Hmmm. Success would have occurred if he had quit once! Using that little old "hypnotist" looked more like a cheap parlor trick.
Once again, your role has been reduced to being someone's hand maiden. Last year, you clomped around defending Bethenny to the death. This season, you've been stomping through your scenes to curry favor with Ramona. Both of them handled their own problems without your interference. They both have mouths that they know how to use. Your tirades are meritless and unnecessary. You just seem like a desperate for attention housewife from New York City...
It's apparent that you have declared yourself Judge and Jury over all the other ladies. You actually think you have the right to critique their behavior like you're some kind of expert. What makes you think they (or anyone) wants to hear what you have to say. Who are you? You need to cut back on the "over acting"--you look like a fool. If that's the way you want to be known, it's pathetic. One wonders why you've given Simon (who thinks he's one of the Housewives) carte blanche to attack the other Housewives on his blog. Why haven't you corrected him and critiqued his bad behavior? You actually said that you condone what he is doing. So, please explain why you think it's OK for him to do that and you are so "possessed" about correcting everyone else's behavior. It's pretty obvious that you're behind it all - once again being the mean/bully girl. When this show is over you will have burned all the bridges behind you and all the contacts you needed to make it into NY Society will be lost to you and Simon--and you deserve it. Why isn't Smon working--he obviously has too much time on his hands.
Honestly, I am hoping the rumors about you being kicked off the show are true. You are not a nice person and you and Simon are both just . . .well . . .weird. You have spent the last 2 seasons being angry and lecturing Jill, Kelly, LuAnn and Sonja about their alleged misdeeds and lack of manners. Yet you did not hesitate to jump on board with the 2 women -- Ramona and bethenny -- who were truly cruel to you during the earlier seasons. You allowed them to use you as part of their petty allainace against Jill because you thought it would make you an "insider." Guess what Alex -- most of us see through you. Hope this is good-bye and gooriddance. Stay in Brooklyn.
Gotta love you, Alex! You are so entertaining this season. I love how you are sticking up for yourself and doing it in a kind way.
It seems like everyone except for you is jockeying for position and air time and really don't consider the consequences of their actions and how they treat others. It's really quite ugly sometimes. After seeing how they act, there is no way that I would want to be in their "upper" circle. They are so fake!!!
You have the most well written blog that is a pleasure to read. Take care and all the best to you and Simon and your adorable kiddos!!!
I do not understand the love here. I want to puke every time you or your husband comes on the screen. Watching your facial expressions makes me want to scratch my eyes out. Your an idiot.
Great show this week Alex. You are the smartest and wittiest of the cast. I think your show down with Luann was a good attempt but she is so in her own world, she'll never self reflect on all her double standards... Dahling really!? Anyway, you look great!
Love you Alex!!! dont' let the other ladies get you down. To be they act as a group of bullies! keep finding your voice!
Alex i love you! That blotchy thing is so unfortunate it happens to me too im like a tomato when i get agitated lol! OK WHO CARES if Simon is talking smack online who cares not saying he did, he probley did everyone does look i am now. Why does she care why does she pay attention? The worse thing that would Ever happen to Jill is if he quit talking about her. Shes on this victim kick right now. Do you know how happy id be if someone devoted a whole site to hateing me?
You are the best Alex! The only lady who makes any sense on this ridiculous show! The others, well all this 'fame' has gone to their heads, and you are the classiest and I would love to be your friend, and run fast from the other nutjobs. Keep it real as always! You seem like a very loyal person, and that scares the rest of them.
Please Alex, just give up on explaining to Luann and or Jill how they make you or Simon feel! They do not care, their entire world revolves around themselves, they are always right, you are they only one who can offend, because it is impossible for them to ever be the offender! You are absolutely correct in your analiysis of their actions, but they have to be correct! Ignore you will never get any where with wither of them! Take care!
I think you are probably the brightest housewife in the group. I am so tired of hearing the "Countess" and Ramona using incorrect grammar! However, I don't understand all your arguing this year. I don't know if it's a ploy for more camera time or you're newly awakened ego, but it's just not becoming. Orange County got so unpleasant that I quit watching it and I'm about there with New York. I have a group of friends that travel every few years together and we never have any drama. It's really not your place to be inserting yourself in everyones quarrels and if you don't like LuAnne, just be civil and ignore her. I guess I don't understand this need to express every emotion you have. It doesn't come off as genuine.
you just don't fit in with this show nor does your husband.. you both try so hard to fit in.. and it doesn't work, sorry to say this but Im sure you & Simon will be history before long .
It's all too complicated, Alex. Your explanations in defense of your house-husband's cyber connections to Jill are all too complicated. However, for the sake of you and the boys, I do hope Simon quits smoking. You and he looked so sad in the scene with the hypnotist, especially when Simon went out for one last cigarette. I am sorry you both were brought to tears, it is a tough thing to quit. Good luck!
Alex, Maybe Kelly got involved to help Avery the same way you got involved to "help" Bethenny and Ramona.
Alex, You seem to have found your own voice with the ladies, some don't act like ladies though. You get edited a little twisted, like your crazy or unable to form words. I know your a fighter and can stand up for yourself. Also, Simon is a big boy and can do his own speaking so I'm glad Bobby went to him. I'm happy to get the back story since I wasn't sure what had happened, I'm sure others had no clue either. Love the way you two support each other and how you love living your lives to the most. Can't wait to see what the mean girls do next episode.
I'm glad that you finally found your voice. I'm sick and tired of some of the other women talking and walking all over you. Keep it up!!!
I quit smoking for 5-6 years and started back up again. But I'm working on it. Good luck Simon.
Alex, I think you butt in to the others business too much! Especially Luann's! She invites everyone to experience Morocco, and you angrily stomp down the stairs and impose on her in the salon! Ramona can definitely speak up for herself! She needs to put her big girl pants on and deal with her own problems, which she creates! How ungrateful of you! Then you invite Luann to coffee and start in on her again! Luann handles herself very well, like a real lady, but you just blast her! I would think you have enough to deal with having Simon as a husband and Ramona as your friend! I am very disappointed in the way you act and behave! Mind your own business! You should be on soap opera, that fits your style better!
I agree with Kelly that you need to stay out of the problems and issues that others are having. Let them work it out and you keep out of the whole mess. By putting yourself into each problem that others are having, you are doing what you wanted Jill to STOP doing for the last two years. You stated before that there were times that issues had nothing to do with Jill and she should have stayed out of it rather than throw her comments into the mix and that is exactly what you are doing. Just let everyone be adult and work out their own problem and just be there to listen when people need to vent and be there for a hug. That's it!
Good luck to Simon in his quest to quit smoking. He will prevail, and when he does, you will be so happy to look him in his face and have all the puffiness gone.
Have Simon try the new electric cigarette. Looks like a cigarette, acts like a ciggie but nothing but vapor. 40% quit rate for smoking cessation. That is quite high stats. Sure he knows about it but I figured I'd mention it just in case. They sell them at 7-11 and Gristedes now. You can use them while you drink even inside which is a big trigger - that and coffee. I'm using it now.
Alex, from our interview to all the craziness, you and Simon have grown to be the fan favorites. One's true colors have a way of always showing through. Though we are all different, our diversity is what makes this world a fun and exciting place! Watching now from the sidelines, I miss the "fun" times :) Hope to catch up with you and Simon very soon!
I used to like you, but do not like what you are turning out to be, a social climber!!! using every trick in the book to gain attention and to remain a cast member. I will give you this; you understand early on that if you stir enough pots, and create enough drama, it will bring attention to you and help push your agenda and social status, bravo!!! you are there, I just hope that throwing selectively your fellow castrates in the garbage on your way up is allowing you to sleep at night. Y'all remember that at the beginning of the franchise, your now best friend Ramona could not stand the side of you and Simon, had said all kind of ugly things about you...but it's all forgotten, because you valued her alliance, your ticket to the social latter, this season, Sonja even throw you out of her party, yet you are still sucking up to her, why?? again another ticket to the social circle. Some claimed you are real, I say, naive. Good for you for fooling your fan base.
I apologize: I was very critical of you and Simon during the first season. Since then, I have realized your good and genuine intentions.
Best of luck to Simon with his continued journey of remaining smoke-free: it is not an easy one. Also, best of luck to you both, to remaining true to your values and your shared interests of love, family, travel and everything else you both enjoy.
Alex I don't like you. I think you try to hard, you think people care what you have to say, when honestly, nobody cares. You and your husband are weird, to put it nicely. You're Ramona's friend, enough said!
Alex, just a thought here but why don't you Sonja and Ramona just ignore the others and just let them stab each in the back. This show would be so much better if they got rid of the mean girls and brought in some fresh faces or dump Cindy and bring in Cat. Love Love Love you
Even if Simon isn't any active blogger at the hate site he admitted he has blogged on the hate site. You know what these people were when you met them and admit reading the hate blog. That is sad from an adult, but I forgot Simon walks on water.
Alex, you are one of my favs. I just wanted to pass on something to Simon that may help him if he hasn't quit yet. I just stopped smoking 3 weeks ago without one single problem. I switched to the E-cigarette. You can have high, medium, or zero nicotine content. It's simply steam with a cigarette flavor - none of the bad stuff that cigarettes contain. I plan on gradually going down to zero nicotine. If I have to continue with the E-cig, I will without guilt. My boyfriend who doesn't smoke doesn't even know when I'm smoking one as there is no scent to others. There is no cigarette smell in my hair, on my clothes or in my house or car. I don't know if I would have quit without it and would recommend to anyone who is struggling with quitting. Another great thing is one of the commenters talked about how he will get full of rage - that doesn't happen so it will save your marriage also. Good luck! Looking forward to the rest of the season and the reunion - glad you all lived through that!
I love you, Alex. Your blogs are insightful, witty and charming. Thanks for adding intelligence into the mix. :)
I comment on the other RH blog sites you mentioned often, as they don't edit out ones they don't like, (ahem, BRAVO!) so I was glad to hear that you do read them. I enjoy your normalcy - the only one on the current show!
I stopped smoking after 45 years with the Nicotrol Inhaler. It's quite expensive and you need a prescription for it. But, it is now over a year and a half that I stopped. I stopped using the inhaler before the six months' supply was up, so I have alot left. If you would like them, I would be only too happy to send them to you. I believe you can get my email address from Bravo as they must be privy top it. Alex, you have truly grown on me. I believe in my heart of hearts that you are not only the most intelligent of the group, but the kindest also. You have a wonderful, creative heart of gold and I wish I had seen it sooner. Not a mean bone in your body...unlike most of the others. Be well, my friend.
Best of luck to Simon. I smoked for 20+ years, I tried to quit a few times, no luck I quit when I became pregnant and was sure I woud start after my son was born. I choose not to, every day is a fight but then I think about how much I want to be around for my son, who is now 21/2 and that is definitely the best smoking cessation method I've ever used. It is doable Simon, I wish you the best!
As usual, almost giving the back-up details that an edited TV show does not. Love you! And sooooo glad to see you're writing for NY's Metro Online Paper. Loved your article on Weiner. And was glad to see you didn't discuss the scandal. That's so like you.
If Bravo were to do a poll, you know you'd be the favorite NYC housewife. When Bethenny was a housewife, she was always first and you were consistently second. I really do hope Bravo is seeking all new housewives, you being the exception.
You are my absolute favorite on the show and watching Simon is a plus. I love both of your sense of fashion. You, Sonja and Ramona are a hoot and I really enjoy watching the three of you. I laughed so hard when Ramona pretended to be Jill at Jill's party. "Bobby my diamonds aren't big enough!", hilarious and right on.