Cast Blog: #RHONY

Taking the Bait

Ramona on Her Divorce From Mario

Carole on Elitists and Bitches

Heather Says That's a Wrap

Sonja: Don't Take Yourself Too Seriously

The Countess: Sonja and I Are on the Outs

Aviva Says Bye for Now

Kristen on Surviving Her First Season

LuAnn: For Ramona Ignorance Is Bliss

Who Cares How Carole Wrote Her Book?

Carole on Stupid Things You've Heard on Bravo

Aviva's "Foul Ignorance"

Kristen: Ramona's Out of Touch with Reality

Sonja Is Very Private

Ramona on the Grueling Reunion

LuAnn: Sonja Is Off the Rails

Heather: Et tu Ramona Singer?

Aviva on Kristen's "Gatemouth" Look

Kristen: Sonja Could Be Successful

Sonja's Glad Aviva Threw Her Leg

Carole: Waiter, We're Done

Ramona: Aviva's Leg Scared All of Us

Heather Focuses on What Matters

LuAnn: Sonja Only Has Herself to Blame

What Else Does Aviva Have in That Bag?

Aviva: Leggy Blonde

God Gave me a Great Ass and His Approval

Sonja on Her Harry Situation with LuAnn

Ramona: Where Did the Time Go With Avery?

Heather Tips to Plan a Party for Carole

Aviva Rises Above the Nonsense

Love Kristen Tender

Sonja and Harry Aren't Good for Each Other

Ramona: Mario's Voice Is So Sexy

Aviva Defends Her Asthma

Heather's Sasha Fierce Moment

Nothing Is Too Romantic for Sonja

LuAnn: I Sing When I Feel Like Singing

Kristen: This Show Has Helped My Marriage

Carole: Oh Beautiful for Spacious Skies. . .

Ramona: Just Don't Ask Me to Go Every Year

Taking the Bait

Alex explains why she wanted to salvage her relationship with Sonja, and discusses the Governors Island debacle.

One thing I can say for myself -- this time, I didn't take the bait. Last week, my head started spinning around, and I nearly fell off my Gucci heels when Sonja went after my husband. This time, I tried to do a little better. Did I succeed? You be the judge.

Obviously something had to happen -– she and I see each other constantly and newsflash we like each other! I have a lot more fun with Sonja than I do with other women who either take themselves way too seriously or backstab. . .so I didn't want to let this relationship sour over one -- okay, two –- moments of temporary insanity.

I invited Sonja for lunch and we got right down to it. I think I knew she would never see things from my perspective, and rather than forcing that, I suggested we drop it. She brought up Simon again, and her attitude regarding the proper behavior of husbands seemed a little old fashioned. Respect is earned, not automatic, and chivalry, while not dead, should not be blind. Enough, basta, finito…no more! We agreed to drop it and move on, and I,m happy to say we have done that. At Ramona's charity fashion show it was the first time Sonja and Simon had seen each other since my art party blowup with her, so there needed to be some kind of an acknowledgment for Simon, too. Although the group hug might have been a little awkward, it patched things up and everyone let it go because life is too short.

Watching Cindy (or housewives in any other cities) have nanny drama, made me grateful for ours, who has been with us nearly five years. We've had ups and downs, but most things we've been able to have a good laugh about later –- lots of that is in Chapter 6 of our book under "I Saw Your Nanny. . ."

Simon and I have been cheerleaders for Brooklyn since our show started, and now let us be the same for Governors Island -– it has only been open to the public for a few years and is 800 yards from Manhattan, which takes about seven minutes on a ferry to reach. It's a hidden gem in NYC that not many people know about yet, and home to artist residencies and all sorts of cool stuff. We had a fantastic day, and the only problem was that Kelly and Cindy arrived four hours late, just as the sun went away. It got cold, windy, and everyone was ready to leave. We didn't serve beer and wings either, which is the only reason I can imagine why Kelly wouldn't let Cindy eat. Moral of that story? If you're going to whine and complain, please do everyone else a favor and don't come. That aside, it was a great birthday and Simon outdid himself, fully surprising me with a day the chums and I will never forget. Some photos are here.

Speaking of Simon -– let's do that for a moment! I am so very, very proud of him. This week his webisodes debut on BravoTV.com, AND he is the first househusband to release a single, I Am Real, which is fun, cheeky, skewers the reality TV genre a little and above all is fun! I hope you like it as much as I do!

What else happened this week? Kelly, Sonja, and Cindy did some dating, and Sonja looked like she was having fun -– I didn't want her to have to change tables! Not sure why Kelly suggested the improv exercise, but it was entertaining, though maybe not to the guy. And Ramona -– she outdid herself on David Meister's catwalk (in support of the Dawson Scleroderma Foundation) and I was so proud of her at the Women's Venture Fund dinner. She works very, very hard and deserves all her success.

Lastly, I did a photo shoot for my modeling book, and should have bloody well known that if I made any comment on camera about eating or weight, there would be shots of me trying on samples that don't fit. I'm pretty thin, but I am in my thirties so not everything fits like it does on teenagers –- all the more reason why fittings are important! I was beyond thrilled to work with Mark Veltman and his amazing crew, and was floored by the final images – one of which is in this week's Life and Style.

See you next week, and in the meantime 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!