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I found Cindy and Sonja's shopping excursion and meeting with Vivienne Tam very interesting to watch for a couple of reasons. First, why didn't Cindy put her temporary veneers on at home before she met Sonja at the store? Second, if Cindy was canceling their lunch, she should have called Sonja before she left her house to tell her of the change of plans. Sonja obviously skipped breakfast in anticipation of lunch at Cipriani! She was cranky and hungry, not a great combination.
Everyone who lives or visits the Hamptons on a regular basis knows that it is not easy to get from one town to the other because of traffic. Nonetheless, Sonja was being insensitive to Cindy by saying she would not go to Quogue for Cindy's birthday party. In this situation, Sonja could have said to Cindy that she had other plans that day and left it at that.
Life is great in the Hamptons with the kids! They both love their schools and their friends in the Hamptons and they grew up in our house, so it is home to them. We have a lot of fun together going to the beach and hanging out.
Hi Luann, I just wanted to say that I like you so much better this season it seems like the shift in your relationships has done you some good. You just seem so much more light hearted and are fun to watch. I think that having some separation from your kids is healthy in prepping them to become more independent people. If you fuss and are on your kids all the time then they can't become their own person.
LUANN, I AGREE 100%-RAMONA DRINKS, THEN THINKS! TO COMPARE PARENTING AND DO THE "OUR WAY VS YOUR WAY" IS SO RIDICULOUS. YOU KNOW HOW TO PARENT YOUR CHILDREN, AND SHE AND HER HUSBAND BELIEVE THEY KNOW WHAT'S BEST FOR THEIR DAUGHTER. THAT WAS SO INAPPROPRIATE FOR HER TO MAKE THE COMMENT ABOUT YOU BEING A "WEEKEND MOM." I FELT EMBARRASSED FOR HER, NOT YOU. I FEEL BADLY THIS SHOW HAS DONE SUCH A COMPLETE TURN AROUND...IT'S JUST NOT FUN AT ALL ANYMORE. THERE'S NO LAUGHING, WAY TOO MUCH ARGUING AND A LOT OF CRINGING!!!!!
Luann, on Watch What Happens, Cat in her sorcastic & sly way was taking a shot @ you when she asked you if you had given your input to the Royal Family's ettiquette book sent to wedding guest & if you had received an invite.
But you got her back when you corrected her on the proper way to address the Queen. Just hope that you were right!!!
Luann, I felt that you handled yourself so well tonight in Watch what happens live. Cat was just being so rude and jealous of you. The fact that you know more of manners than her is not surprising since the way she acted on her show, but to question how you know this stuff obviously you had good breeding unlike herself. I loved your answer back to her. Thanks for being so classy.
LuAnn, love looks very good on you. You are emerging as the queen of the show. Love the fact that you've left 'the countess' behind and we get to see a very personable, relaxed LuAnn. I thought Sonja would be the breath of fresh air, but I have to hand it to you. Thank you for a break from the crazy cat fighting. Whether the producers/editors get it or not, it really becames such a turn off last year. Cheers!
Your a breathe of fresh air this season! You look so good in love!! I like the new makeup and different eye shadow colors you were sporting in your interviews last night! Beautiful!! You are correct in saying that what works for one family may not work for others; yours seems to be doing just fine, so if it's not broken, don't fix it. Congrats to you on your success and allowing Ramona's snarky comments about appropriate parenting roll off your shoulder!
I really enjoy watching you this season. Your comments are clever and witty and I love the way you dress. The parenting formula that you have chosen for your family speaks for itself. Your kids are very proper, classy, humble and intelligent. You are obviously doing a great job. No one should judge or implement their own rules to someone else's family, as there is no one size fits all recipe for individual family's happiness. You seem to be truly happy with your new life and the man that you have chosen to be around. Your french beau gives an impression of a gentle, kind and loving companion. Well done! Looking forward to seeing you more in the future episodes. This season NYC Housewives season is absolutely fabulous! Thank You.
I am loving you this season! Its nice to see how you seem to be NOT taking sides this season, but standing up as the voice of reason. You're class is really shining through! Best Wishes!
Thought you were great on this week's episode. I was absolutely shocked that Ramona would call you a "weekend mom". How could she possibly think that was an acceptable thing to say to you and in front of people as well? I think all the viewers see that you are a devoted mother. Ramona is in no position to judge at all. Plus, last week she was complaining about how you never attend her events because you spend time with your children... Oh Ramona's thinking. I thought it was really classy how you helped and supported her on the walk. It takes a true lady to turn the other cheek. Love watching you on the show!
Because you are aware that Ramona has problems expressing herself, shouldn't you have advised her to write Howie a note that she could have discretely given him or left for him at the party? Wouldn't that have better diffused the situation?
Countess, once again you were shining in last nights episode. It is so wonderful to see you happy! The spot in the show when you took your son into the shop to see about selling his boards was heartwarming. Your face was beaming with pride in him....and his boards are very awesome! You seem like a wonderful mother and your children are beautiful. I loved how in every situation you somehow managed to remain poised and a bit detatched so that you didnt get drawn into the chaos. Last nights show was one of the most chaotic I have seen up to date and you handled yourself beautifully. I also watched the live show with Andy and you were relaxed and having fun and you didnt let the other woman, Cat, rattle you with her obvious insecurity and jealous remarks. You are truly a Countess in all you say and do....
LuAnn, your always great! I love that you are down to earth and just tell it how it is. Always learning from you and enjoying every minute. You guys are all a great team, but you are truly the star.
YOu must be very proud of your son! He seems like a very smart young man! (& your daughter, as well!) So, you must be doing something right!!!!
You were wrong and Kat was correct on how you address the Queen, when you meet the Queen for the first time it's Your Royal Highness not Your Majesty in Britain.
Talk about the aftershow with Cat...nasty! You held it together so well. She's a loose canon. Wish you had not cracked though and think it was a vulnerable moment. Your Shenpa was showing and it shouldn't because you have nothing about yourself to doubt. Next time please tastefully address such nonsense as it is one of your gifts. It's easy for Cat to criticize because she has no friends. Now we see why, but we knew before didn't we? Hey Andy, here's a Q&A for your little game, Cat: Bad for the Brits...darling!
LuAnn, I agree with everything you said here and your comments on air. Ramona only sees the world as SHE moves around it, never taking another person's viewpoint. She truly acts like a 2 year old who wants what she wants when she wants it. Noel has grown so much. He's quite the young man. His business sounds very construction and clever for one so young. Good for him and I wish him luck. On another note, that "Cat" person was incredibly rude to you on WWHL. I think she drank too much "tea" and seemed soused.
You were gracious under attack on last night's What Would Happen Live. I hope to be able to conduct myself in that manner when in an uncomfortable position. No offense to Cat--I do like her, however I felt so bad for you. Forgive, forget and move on. Just know that your response inspired me and solidified your position as etiquette expert. :-)
You are the only one with common sense on this show. "Cat" was pretty nasty toward you on "Watch what happens live". What was that all about? I liked her on her show but wasn't too impressed with her behavior last night.
LuAnn you are a lovely person, however, that was a mean thing to say last night when you said, "who goes to Quahog (sp?), that is so "not in". I felt bad for Cindy like you were all attacking her. Ramona was horrible to you, what a dummie she can be sometimes, I am sure you are a great mother, and how lucky your kids get to live in the Hamptons! Someone has to work! Loved seeing you on Andy's show, you looked great! Please be nice to Cindy and give her a break, she is the newcomer and you are a tough group!
Countess, You had what appeared to be a delicious looking layer dip at your gathering of the ladies in the Hamptons. It seemed to be centrally located to where everyone was sitting so there were several shots of tortilla dipping going on. Will you please share the recipe?
LuAnn, to be honest... you came across a bit snobbish in the first season, and I was not on your side for much, but you were so clearly going through a lot and as your story revealed itself, I have to apologize and give you credit. I admire who you've become, and the person you seem to be becoming. Seems as though you are sorting out all the b*llsh*t in your life and putting your attention to what really makes you happy. You deserve it, and I say go for it... and keep calling people out on their bs.
LuAnn, your recap of the episode and cast is very accurate and well said. I love the "Pinot Polar" comment. Very witty.
Dear LuAnn and other readers, It is my sincere hope that LuAnn will always represent those of us who struggle with those who do not adhere to social manners but expect it from others yet never themselves. LuAnn, married to nobility or not, you represent so much for us who are in the same situation. We truly need someone to rise above and represent a class of people who once were admired for being 'cultured' (mannered, educated, well dressed, people who made good choices, responsible, etc). Our noble class has disappeared into the walls, help us bring them back. You are a delight. It is good to know that such persons have not totally disappeared. I nod my head to you and yours. Most sincerely, SGS
LuAnn, you were so gracious to invite the ladies to your home. Yet they behaved terribly toward you and toward others. I wouldn't invite them again. Perhaps its the over-forgiving of bad manners that results in the bad manners from these ladies becoming even worse with time and new events.
Everyone talking over each other, for instance, at your home. Cackle, cackle, cackle. No one could listen to anyone else?
Cindy's quiet astonishment depicted my own reactions at the behaviors to which she was subjected.
You held it together beautifully during WWHL! That woman was absolutely foolish and a waste of time.
It's great to see you so happy this season! I watched, 'Watch what happens live' last night... Cat certainly is not a happy person! I felt really bad for you. I think you are a great Mom too... Ramona's comment was beyond rude. People who are happy don't feel the need to tear others down. Keep on being happy!! :)
Can you share the recipe for the dip you served the ladies at your Hampton's home? It appeared to be centrally located on your bar and I saw several tortilla chips going for a swim. It looked like a layer dip and also looked mouth-watering.
I have to admit LuAnn, last season I was a little on the fence with you. However, this season you seem very happy and I think it has done wonders for you. You just seem more relaxed. Sometimes you're comments are little off-putting, but good or bad, you are honest and that is probably your most admirable quality. I feel like you're not fake and I respect that. Good luck with your sexy man and your kids are adorable!
OMG LUANN!!! I just saw Andy's Aftershow with you and Kat... HOLY SH*TBALLS!!! I must say that you were not one of my favorite NY Housewives until I saw how you handled yourself against the "barracuda" Kat. She didn't seem to ruffle your feathers, I think she made Andy more uncomfortable than you! HA! Regardless of what the viewers, or Kat, or anyone else think of you, you handled that situation with much class and didn't seem to let her ruin the moment. Let's be honest, she felt she was calling you out, but you didn't give her the satisfaction of letting it get to you... BRAVO!!!
LuAnn, you are a true lady! You handled yourself so well on Watch what happens live. I used to be a big fan of Cat, but after watching her behave so rudely last night and again today on the after show my opinion has changed. You have class and handled yourself like a true lady!
Someone wrote they don't like the show this year because of the fighting and not much laughing. I am LOVING it. I thought it would tank after Betheny left becaused I loved watching her but I am really surprised that the show still has sizzle. Scary Island was going to be hard to top but hello!.....Sonja is coming on strong!.....and Alex.......now go rip each others hair out ladies. Whoop!
LuAnn, I was laughing watching the wedding today...just imagine the bridesmaid wore white....at her sister's wedding....guess you'll have to give the Royals a lesson in etiquette. LOL
Cat said what SO many people are thinking.
It's enough with the etiquette BS, the ridiculous title (that will hopefully be passed on to you ex's new wife), and PRETENDING to be someone you're not. And yes, you ARE a weekend mom. Own it.
LuAnn I think you are a fabulous and a true-hearted lady! I just viewed last night's episode & Watch What Happens Live to follow. After, I tuned in to the extended show on-line for the first time since there was so much tension on the aired show. I just wanted to say that I think you handled yourself against Cat with great poise. You are gracious, and seem like a wonderful person! On the show I actually believe that you are on of the lesser offenders in drama stirring. In fact, I don't think you stir up the drama at all. You seem polite and kind in every sense of those words. Also, with the Real Housewives franchise growing, you are one of the truly great role models for all of us female viewers! You're strong, and great! I love the show!
I love you this season!!!!!! I think single moms need a BREAK, and if the dad cannot take them on the weekends,then of course u are doing the right thing!!!! I am a single mom and if the DAD is not able to take them, I send them to my parents... Happy Relaxed mom is a GREAT MOM.. Good Job!!! xoxoxo
Your being in love with such a unique man as Jacques has brought ot the beauty and down to earth side of you. Not only are you handling yourself well with the women this year, but on WWHL, you certainly knew how to tell Cat off and have her thank you for it. She needs to read your book and extract a bit of real class from it. Man, was she ever crudely rude. It just made her look really really bad. Muah to you.
Did I hear you say that it's better to whisper about/talk behind someone's back when you have something condescending to say but, you never should say it to their face??? So, would it have been better if Ramona turned to Alex & stated that you were a weekend mom rather than saying it to you directly??? Class all the way Countess!!!
LuAnn, Looking forward to your thoughts on Kate Middleton's white maid of honor dress...Things change. =)
Dear LuAnn, How wonderful for your son! Good Luck to him. From what we see, I think your children are very nice kids, they seem to be handling the divorce well. Im sure you worked hard to make sure they came through this ok. i wish you all the best. Sue
I thought Cat was insulting to you several times on Watch What Happens Live show. You handled it with grace.
Don't feel bad about the advice you gave Ramona - if she had a clue, she would have backed off the moment he told her that he didn't want to discuss it with her at that point. She's the one that blew up the situation, but is now going to put that on you - "I will never take Luann's advice again' Sheesh. Also, don't even give her parenting comments a second thought, she has a house of her own that needs 'cleaning'. Putting others down is usually a bid to make yourself look better. Not happening.
Lastly, you look great this season! Your honey is a cutie and you guys are a great couple, you seem more relaxed and much happier. Stay away from the drama ...and seriously, dump Ramona, until she fixes herself, she's not really anyone's friend!