Jill Zarin

Jill relishes in the fun at her birthday party -- and less so in the drama that came after.

on Jun 24, 20110

To me the Sweet 16 party is somewhat of a emancipation or right of passage. Ally had a Bat Mitzvah, so for her Sweet 16 we rented a limo for her and her friends to go bowling and out for dinner. I let Ally plan it and kissed her goodbye. Both Victoria and Avery looked lovely and their enjoyment of their birthday is all that matters in the end. As a gift, we gave them each a lovely black rope bracelet with a sterling silver drop from Kwiat Jewelers, where all the proceeds go to charity.

In the final scene of the episode you see Bobby, Simon, and Mario at the bar. Bobby had been hearing from multiple sources that Simon was heavily engaging in mean tweeting of Kelly and me. Bobby rarely interferes with any any of this as he generally thinks it's all nonsense. Bobby on his own felt that he needed to have an adult conversation with Simon asking him nicely to stop this behavior. Simon agreed and shook Bobby's hand. Clearly, Simon was not sincere and is still mean tweeting the both of us.

Time goes by so quickly. Before you know it, it will be fall, which means that Skweez Couture will finally be in stores. In addition to Lord & Taylor and Macy's I am pleased to announce that it will also be sold in Von Maur.

I will calling be into Lisa Wexler's radio show Friday to talk about this weeks episode, as I do every week. I will be on at 5:30 EST. Call in at 203-845-3044.

Lastly, I want to thank ALL OF YOU for watching. Bobby brings home letters and gifts almost every night and I will cherish every one of them.

Until next week. . .

53 comments
David S Wicklander
David S Wicklander

Jill,

Much love to you from the state of 10,000 lakes, MINNESOTA. I love watching the HOUSEWIVES of NEW YORK....most of all to watch YOU. You have changed from the past seasons and I CONGRATULATE you on that. I LOVE YOU ! ! ! ! GREAT to see that Bobby is well after his medical scares and that you both are doing so GREAT. When I make it to NYC again in my life, I hope to just see you BOTH in that FABULOUS, BEAUTIFUL, WONDERFUL city of NYC that you call home. I LOVE YOU JILL...you are my FAVORITE NYC HOUSEWIFE....

Sincerely,

David S Wicklander St Francis, MN email: starmnman@aol.com

WOULD LOVE TO READ AN EMAIL FROM YOU IF YOU CAN...

rhwatcher
rhwatcher

Jill, In the past seasons I have thought of you as a person who viewed others from a point of disdain. I am very pleased to see how you have grown as a person and you are my favorite on the show now. It is very refreshing to hear you talk of your life and your family!! You were amazing with your Step daughter. So wonderful what you are doing with that! You are a very beautiful person. I enjoy seeing your devotion to your friends & family. I hope you continue to have great happiness in your life.

ViewerfromNC
ViewerfromNC

Hi Jill, I like you, I think you are very nice person with good heart. BUT I have to say that red flags are going off right now after reading the first part of your blog about Sonja. I'm concerned that after giving all that advice to her and trying to help her all you can that you might expect too much in return. I remember you getting so upset with Bethenny when you thought she didn't appreciate all you'd done for her. Or at least that's they way I saw it. Please think carefully about all this and don't let another friendship be ruined. I hate to think of you going through all that pain again.

New Yorker
New Yorker

Jill,

I know you are not a mean person but more and more that is the way you come off. You have a wonderful daughter and a very supportive husband. That is why I know you must be a decent person. Luann is terribly insecure. And Kelly is a special person who needs a lot of love and understanding.

I worry that a posse of challenged-types are forming around you to create strength in numbers. Stand on your own two feet. Be you. If you are not careful you will be judged on the birds of a feather adage.

But if you remember your mother and her wisdom you will be fine flying solo and nesting with Bobby.

Best of luck to you.

xo

Texas Girl
Texas Girl

I wish you didn't have to interact with any of these gals because they're all nut-jobs!! Not to say that you don't have your issues, but I think if you didn't have to work so hard to make yourself look good, you would look good. Countess is mean, Kelley is dumb as rocks, Ramona is annoying and drunk, and Alex is a pretentious wannabe. Cindy is forgettable . . . You don't hang with Sonja who is the only cool girl.

Why do you try with any of these gals? Your strengths are your husband and daughter. Even though you are a control freak, you're obviously your husband's rock. Good luck to you when they fire the whole case of the show. It's obvious you're a shrewd business woman with staying power.

Peggygee
Peggygee

It's laughable that anyone thinks that you jill have class. You rude, self absorbed and offensive. Your poor, well intentioned husband didn't look brave. He looked afraid because he knew he would be on the receiving end of your wrath. You calling someone mean would be like Karen Carpender telling Mary Kate Olsen she's too thin. You could learn something about yourself from those blogs-consider it a gift.

Lesa Cross
Lesa Cross

Jill.... I think you are a basic sweet person with a good heart, you get hurt deeper than others know, keep your chin up.. Don't worry what others say about you, what counts is what you know about yourself, and what those that love think. The rest don't really matter. Don't let their drama or faults effect you. Hugs.

ViewerMaisyLoue
ViewerMaisyLoue

Jill just had to say you are the best and your hsuband is the mst adorable man. Real class the both of you. I think Bobby handled Simon like a champ and is a wonderful husband to stand up for you the way he did. Good man! Kelly is a true friend and so is LuAnn. Keep them close.

robin Anderson
robin Anderson

Jill, happy late birthday the fun was had by all

cool person
cool person

Jill i like the way you explain things to people in a most nice way even sometimes explaining things to people can be very hard not to get angry ...and you are a good listener not like most of these housewives they explode very fast... good for you...

Prometheus22
Prometheus22

You're witt and sense of humor often have me in stitches. Love the show. Keep doing you!

Mary Jo
Mary Jo

Just had to say:::: Bobby, you are one classy guy!! Love how you handled Simon!!! True New York style, quick and to the point. Love you, love Jill.

Keesa
Keesa

Love you Jill....Keep your head up....love Bobby too...

HOUSEandGARDEN
HOUSEandGARDEN

Your birthday party at Chez Josephine looked divine! I am so sorry, though, that Ramona put on that stupid wig and pulled a childish prank trying to impersonate you. She was so mean! And that was so rude!!!!!!!!!

LuvMy5
LuvMy5

I've just always wondered if you've watched previous episodes and seen how LuAnn instigates or at least doesn't make things better between you and whom ever you're having misunderstandings with..(Bethanny, Ramona & Alex). I'm one that believes that a friend is not one who always agrees with you and says that you're ALWAYS right and says what you want to hear.

nanakat
nanakat

Love you Jill, you're the "realest" housewife and the luckiest, you have a wonderful husband, I envy you. Since the first season you've inspired me in many different ways to be a better friend, wife and mother. Because of you I keep watching the show, in spite of the crazies: Ramona and Alex. Keep being you! XOXO

Sauce0828a
Sauce0828a

You and Bobby ooze class & dignity this season (above any other) ... I loved how Simon stammered and ultimately conceded to Bobby.

Why doesn't Alex simply admit "they" need to bash you and promote Simon to make a living? She's the only housewife that constantly broadcasts her husband's initiatives / projects ... get a life Alex ... say "no" to Simon for once and/or ask Bravo to televise something you contribute to high-society..Team Jill!

HOUSEandGARDEN
HOUSEandGARDEN

I loved your birthday party at Chez Josephine. That place is so much fun!

Hanna Saleh
Hanna Saleh

Jill, do not let anyone like Ramona or Alex makes you think different.You have Bobby on your side it is a blessing from God, So hold on to whatever your have or think. The rest is just garbage (ALEX , SIMON, RAMONA). MILLE BISOUS

Lizzie55
Lizzie55

Jill the hate blog is so disgusting that I am surprised by Alex and Simon's interaction with that crazy woman. Please try to ignore. I am also disappointed in Ramona for supporting that blog and saying it was spot on. I know you didn't like Ramona's impersonation but seriously it was a spoof so try to blow it off. She too likes baubles and beads. You are correct about the venues. My husband puts on those events in NY at nightclubs and it's the same thing to have it in a club or make it look like a club except it is much less expensive than taking a raw space and doing it up to look like one. You know that though since you have thrown parties for years. I'm am going to do something very different this summer and actually say hello if I see you out in the Hamptons. I'm a bit shy. Hope to see you at polo and continue having a wonderful summer. Remember LIzzie.

bravo viewer
bravo viewer

I really enjoy watching you and Bobby appears to be an amazing husband. I agree with numerous viewers Ramona is Ramona and it is best to let her comments go. Unless comments are vicious it is best to take the high road. I think you have done a great job doing that this season.

We know there are friends you trust and can lean on and others you just listen to. It is obvious you should only listen to Ramona and Alex. Please do not give them the pleasure of feed back. They believe their way is the only way and they are always right. Conversations with these two can turn toxic too quickly. It is always best to let them show their true colors.

Looking forward to next year!

Clt
Clt

The party looked like it was trying a little too hard. I'm glad you went to both sweet 16's. Ally is a doll, always loved her. I've always liked Bobby, but thought the Simon confrontation was contrived. Mario screamed in your face last season and Bobby acted like he didn't even hear it. That blog is silly and mean spirited. I wouldn't give any air to it. That woman is a little nuts.

Lady K
Lady K

Jill, tell Bobby good job and stepping up and saying something to Simon who really acts like a raving queen at times. And my goodness you are right about /Ramona, she did make digs at LuAnn for no reason but the sad part is that Avery was not very happy at her party and LuAnn's daughter was having a fabulous time! So guess who wins that round, LuAnn is the winner!!! As for your party I really thought Ramona acted like a total jealous fool, so sweetie when someone acts like a donkey, let them act like that by themselves, don't respond. Jill I love your new look you are trying with the ponytail, my goodness you look about 10years younger. Love the look and I love you, stay true to yourself!

Sidda
Sidda

Jill, please quit with Ramona. Every blog, every week you have something negative to say. Who cares what you and Kelly think. Get a life Jill and give ramona a break.

Texas Girl
Texas Girl

Jill, I love you BUT please stay away from psycho Ramona. What the heck is wrong with that woman?!!! She needs a serious life coach or something. Anyways you're great, keep being you!

babyof_5
babyof_5

I posted last season that I thought that you women were silly and childish, and none of you have an idea what real friendship is all about. When Ramona came to you to voice her opinion about how she felt about how her friendship was going with you, and you talked over her and did not allow her to finish. It appears to me that you want all the focus to be on you, and when it is not you find a way for Jill to stand centered-stage. I have never seen a bunch of women dismiss and toss around friendships like they are a pair of shoes. The friendships I have, I cherish and respect them. We do not compete for attention and we are supportive. We keep our problems amongst each other and not about town. You women please grow the freak up. I guess money does not buy you class. I was so embarass watching you guys in Morocco.

AmandainIN
AmandainIN

Go Bobby. Jill keep keeping it real and hope you get the toxic out of your life

TejasTaTas
TejasTaTas

While Bobby was addressing the blog drama with Simon, I almost started to shake in fear! Bobby is such a bad@$$! OMG! My favorite was, "Do we have an understanding?" Simon was shaking in his shiny boots. You're so lucky to have such a loyal husband who stands up for you. That's love.

Proverbs31Woman
Proverbs31Woman

Jill I love your "transformation" & I believe you're the realest person on this show. I appreciate you owning who you are & your honesty. I do believe that you & Ramona can save your relationship, although you both should stop talking about each other & talk TO each other. It's worth it! Keep on keeping it real!!!

A Sane Person
A Sane Person

I was very impressed wtih Bobby. He is a true man! His encounter with Simon was non-confrontational, succinct and clear, and he put Simon on notice. It was lovely that he said he was there to protect you. Simon is a piece of work.

carol
carol

Jill, we love you in Philly ! I do wish you and Bethaney were friends again. I just adore her. But since that isn't happening, you have great friends in LuAnn, cindy and Kelly. Please stay away from Ramona and Alex. They are not good for you. We love Bobby too ! You have a great family and we just adore you this season. I hate to say it but Bethaney should be regretting not making friends with you again. She is missing out on a great person.

miami housewife
miami housewife

Jill I am happy to see you're back to being Jill Zarin. Also, I love how Bobby handled the situation with Simon.

jennifersays
jennifersays

Jill, I can relate to you so much! You are awesome this season. You also have a wonderful husband! He always has your back and clearly adores you!!!!

beachmeel
beachmeel

Jill - you''re great - I've loved you from season 1!

Don't pay attention to comments people make - even Mother Theresa had haters. I will say this, I follow Simon on twitter - and I can't recall anything that would have been memorable as a very bad comment towards you.

Let's not forget in season 1 how after meeting them for 10 minutes - you were going to introduce them to the right people so that their son could gain admission to a certain school. I thought that was great - I think that spoke volumes about your character. For them to turn on you like that was just not cool. Just because you pointed out the fact that their kids are out of control? guess what? THEY ARE! My god- they're adorable, but they are pretty wild. Nothing wrong with pointing that out. Just keep being that helpful, good person that you are and stay grounded.

PamH
PamH

Bobby is awesome!! I LOVE him. I hope that you treat him better then what appears on tv. What a gentleman!!!

Viewer92660
Viewer92660

I checked out that self-aggrandizing, mean-spirited, fame-whoring blog that Bobby referenced last night. Don't pay any attention to it or those who support it. And, ignore the caustic and mean tweets. None of those things or people are worth your time.

momc
momc

Jill, you all should know by now that Ramona is "Ramona". Don't put much into what she says or does, just let it go and she will eventually move on. Just be who you are and don't let others color the true you in any way. You are much more enjoyable when you stay positive.

 PS
PS

I just love you Jill! Your heart is always in the right place.

Sunflower Mommy
Sunflower Mommy

I loved Bobby's toast to you. He is such a good man. He adores you and you clearly give him all your loyalty and loving right back!

Viewer22898
Viewer22898

It is obvious how hard you have tried to steer clear of drama this season. The other thing that is obvious is the level that your fellow housewives--and a couple of husbands!--are trying to push your buttons as hard as they can. If anyone treated them the way they have acted towards you, they would be blowing up, yet you have worked hard to let stuff go.

On WWHL last night, the female caller was obviously trying her hardest, too, to put you on the spot about how you're supposed to have changed, yada, yada, yada. I could hear the shaking in the first caller's voice because she knew she was starting stuff and trying to embarrass you and get a rise out of you. Some people like that (including Alex, Ramona, Simon, and Mario) will never be happy unless you lie there like a mat and let them stomp all over you and hurt you and make you bleed.

Shame on the people that can't see that you have tried to be nice. I hope you will be around next season, along with Kelly and LuAnn, and Cindy, too.

hifromnyc
hifromnyc

Bobby is fabulous and a gentleman. You deserve him and he you! Simon and Ramona are bizarre! *shakes head*

Margarita R
Margarita R

I love your Bobby!! he adores you so much that everybody can see it and I love watching you two, so sad we can´t see enough of him on the show, I guess he doesn´t like it as some others do. Oh... what a great man he is!!

EllieMorelli
EllieMorelli

Jill, Bobby is a true gentleman and definitely someone I would want in my corner. I also get that part of the show is the one on one interviews where you talk about what happened. Ramona has been absolutely nasty and trashy with her comments. She is not someone I would want as a "friend". You have shown true loyalty to your friends. That's a beautiful quality.

Hooked on the Housewives
Hooked on the Housewives

You are my favorite of all!!! Your husband is wonderful too!! I do not understand Ramona, Sonja or Aleximon.

cindymindy
cindymindy

Jill, Love your Bobby, he is a keeper! And not just because he is a wonderful gift giver. I loved how he approched Simon and stayed civil and acted like a grown-up while being a gentleman and looking out for his wife. Well done Bobby!

melindam.
melindam.

You are a real friend! I love Bobby, as the saying goes "every great man has a great woman behind him," although, you don't seem to be behind him, but at his side! I guess what I'm trying to say, is that you are both great! :) xx

Rhode Islander
Rhode Islander

I am so glad your party went well and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. You truly have wonderful friends. I absolutely love the necklace and earrings-gorgeous!!!!

MikeBurton
MikeBurton

Jill,

You're my FAVORITE New York housewife. You have truly let the camera capture your journey from "hurt" to "happy". Thanks for being awesome!

-MikeBurton

weloveteresa
weloveteresa

Jill I think you should stay away from Alex, Ramona & their families. YOur husband is the best. You can tell Luann is a good Mom by the grace her daughter shows.

djac
djac

You are great!!! Simon, Alex and Romona are so mean this season....Are they trying to get more camera time!

Keep true to yourself!