Sonja Morgan

Sonja debates why grown-ups don't like surprises and her role in the Moroccan adventure.

on Jun 9, 20110

I set up the cooking lesson! Cindy continues to reach out to me. I think there is light at the end of the tunnel for our friendship. She's rolling with my jokes now, and not taking them as insults as she was before. My joke that she needed her staff to help her cook her one dish went over OK. Maybe she is starting to see I come from a good place. I hope so. I told her we should keep our disagreements to ourselves, and private. I think she knows that to be true now. Look at LuAnn and I. LuAnn has opinions different than mine at times, but she knows I'm not out to hurt her. I'm just a Sagittarius like Jill. Foot in mouth at times!

I have a chicken tangine recipe for the toaster oven. You crimp the ingredients in foil, or use a piece of French crockware for the "tangine" pot. Then just add the Moroccan spices with oil, and some water, and you are all set.

My caftan during our Egyptian makeup session is Lorena Sarbu. More to come on that story.

Pink champagne. Love it! I have to say I look a little fed up at this point in the trip. Don't ya think?

How does Jill go from champagne to Diet Coke? She is so disciplined! We were very lucky to get into this restaurant, and I pulled some strings so I wanted to enjoy it, and have my friends enjoy it. After dinner, LuAnn and I hung out inside where there was a three-piece musical group and we sat on the floor on pillows. We had a ball!

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70 comments
ValerieinPA
ValerieinPA

Sonja,

My heart goes out to you, but I think you're a strong person and will work this out. It must be hard thinking of starting over again, but you can and will!! You have a heart of gold!

lhoughton
lhoughton

you are a hoot!! enjoy you so much!

wimsy78
wimsy78

Sonja you have insight into all the ladies, and you have more class in your pinky than Luanne does in her whole body.

Viewer VP in FL
Viewer VP in FL

I loved it when you and Ramona snuck off. It reminded me of having so much fun with a great long time friend. It was such a funny an fun scene to watch. You, Ramona and Alex do like to have fun and that's what life is all about. Who cares about manners!!

jennifersays
jennifersays

I think you are great and wish you the best

melindaanne
melindaanne

Sonya, You are so wonderful! You are the most classy & fun. With your personality, you don't have to be mean & dramatic to be interesting to watch!!! LOVE YOU!!!

MariaIC
MariaIC

Good luck with everything, Sonja. Only the strong survive, and you seem so very strong. Love to you!

MeganTP
MeganTP

Sonjya, I loved that your blog spoke the truth, said nice things about everyone and didn't attack anyone. I truly think you have good intentions but with that group of girls, things are bound to be interrupted at times! Best wishes! :)

DebbieDoo2
DebbieDoo2

Your so nice to support Ramona. Your a good friend to have. Especially, when Jill and Lou Lou have their boxing gloves on!

ViewerBonnie
ViewerBonnie

You are my favorite housewife. You are someone I could hang out with, whereas the others would be draining and a chore. You do sparkle and show the most class. It would be fun to have a show about your life. You are sooooo interesting and beautiful.

wrecklesseyeballin
wrecklesseyeballin

As always, you Ramona & Alex seem to mix well together. I thought that the Countess was at times very rude, irritated & mean spirited. Very controlling for something that was supposed to be a trip of a lifetime! Maybe the camel knew something the rest of us didn't. Looking forward to the Toaster Oven Cookbook - maybe even Kelly will finally learn to cook!

amanda
amanda

The only real housewife on this show. Bethanny has passed the crown of NYC to you Miz Morgan. -xoxo

SisterSag
SisterSag

Sonja you R my idol!

... from a Sister Sag who hates panties, loves luxury (& men), always classy, sometimes silly, fashionably frugal ,

I adore u !

brainyblonde
brainyblonde

I appreciate all the Ladies on the show, however, without a doubt- you and Ramona are my favorites! I wanna hang with you girls next time Im in NYC!! I'm a blonde Tanja- the "J" being quite important, qui or no? What dissappointed me most about the 3 trip shows was LuAnn's attitude- What was her problem? Why was she so uptight and parental? Wasn't it YOUR vacation too- to enjoy however you wanted. Kudoos to you & Ramona for just being your silly, fun selves.

msdrs
msdrs

Sonja, I would have wanted to hang out with the blondes... no doubt about it. But I don't know why you are sticking up for Kelly. She did just as much talking behind the blondes back as the other brunettes... actually more than Cindy. I saw glimpses of St. Johns in her in of Morocco, the third episode especially. Anyway - Team Blonde all the way!!!

Jan in Florida
Jan in Florida

Sonja, You're great and have much more class than Luann. You are a great hostess and you treat everyone fairly. You try to see things from the other person's perspective. Very classy.

Erin Carr
Erin Carr

Sonja,

You are my absolute favorite! I love that you don't take yourself too seriously and you are always just trying to make everyone have light-hearted fun. I think everyone can learn a thing or two from you because of that. I absolutely love that you are strong, and totally in control over where and when you confront people about things. You don't seem to let your emotions get the better of you in front of everyone. I love love love that! Keep it up, you will see that everyone loves you the best!

Erin

Kizzalish
Kizzalish

I would love to see Bravo do a show with JUST you and Ramona!! There would be alot of LOL's!!!!

NYCViewer
NYCViewer

The best housewife ever! I adore your personality and uniqueness...

WindyCityWondering
WindyCityWondering

If you had been the hostess - this would have been the trip of a lifetime! Sadly, the only fun, laughter and light came from you, Ramona and Alex. Glad to see you know that life is what you make it and not what someone else forces you to endure.

joyness
joyness

Sonja you are a far more preferable host (and friend) than LuAnn will ever be. I hope nothing but the best for you and your daughter. Glad you're on the show!

Las Vegas Housewife
Las Vegas Housewife

Sonja what's great about you that you care about people in general. Being a public figure with your past is difficult but you moved on which may or may not be as easy but you don't let it boil to the point of OMG. I truly enjoy your blogs as you like to give us a real insight whereas the others write a page as if it's a bother to them. Your summary and your questions to others gives us viewers another look at your life and experiences. Jill and Ramona have been friends since the end of time, they are going through a bump in their road that in time they will fix. Alex is funny as she too speaks her mind. LuAnne wants everyone to treat her like the countess but she is just LuAnne now and it's a shame she can't understand that. Cindy is too new to get it. And as for Kelly....Poor Kelly....enough said....Thanks for caring about your fans.

Alexamae
Alexamae

Love you and Ramona - would vacay with you anytime!!

TeresaL
TeresaL

It cracked me up to see you and Ramona sneak-run past as the camera focused on the Alex and Kelly debacle.

MeganNYC
MeganNYC

Sonja you're beautiful inside and out. LuAnn acted like a spoiled child with a new toy. It was very uncountess like. Acting as if she was the only one who planned the trip was just the tip of the iceberg. I'd rather go on a trip with you and Ramona any day of the week.

Susie Q.
Susie Q.

My favorite housewife! You are the best!

Blonde from Colorado
Blonde from Colorado

Sonja ,I so love you girl , you are such an awesome and real friend to Ramona , So sweet to see how much fun you guys have together , leave those brunettes in another room , they are such a buzz killers . LOVE YOU!!!!

jjb
jjb

you're the only normal person on this show!

colleenb45
colleenb45

Great honest blog Sonja, thank you!!

BBAnnie
BBAnnie

Now, THIS, is the Sonja I remember from last season. I like this Sonja and I really enjoyed this blog because you do get it. You do see what is going on around you and don't respond by taking shots at others. Welcome back Sonja!

Andisgirl
Andisgirl

Enjoyed you so much on this trip! Wish you could have received more credit for you part in planning activities on the trip but LuAnn seemed to want the cudos on everything as usual.

lexxo
lexxo

you are a positive person that why i luv about you and u stay out of fights

Aleina
Aleina

I think it is wonderful that you are such a great friend to Ramona....a true friend! You really stayed out from under the radar in last night's episode and must feel great about that because it appeared that LuAnn was on the warpath or something. I had never seen that side of her come out and you handled it all beautifully under the circumstances. As always, you are fun to watch and always so sweet! I love your toaster oven recipes too! You may have no idea how many single moms are out there who use the toaster oven regularly! It is great! Cant wait to see you next week!

Daria
Daria

sonja your blog this week is spot on!

Diane4467
Diane4467

I like you, Sonja, but you DO have a tendency to see all of life through the Sonja-lens. Sometimes the perspectives of others are just as valid.

Big Fan of Yours
Big Fan of Yours

Thanks for keeping it real. I can always depend on you and Alex for that.

DDMCW
DDMCW

Love you Sonja and your blogs...make LuAnne read it....she was just so rude to Alex multiple times in this episode...

TeamNotJill
TeamNotJill

Dislike Facebook but will reconsider .... I want win that phone call. To quote Joan Rivers (happy B day Joan! ) ...."Can we talk?"

AJWR
AJWR

I wish everyone on the show, not naming names, behaved as well as you. Thank you for not behaving in a patronizing and condescending manner. That is the mark of a lady.

Jacqueline M.Turner
Jacqueline M.Turner

Sonja,

I respect your friendship with Ramona and I understand your loyalty but Ramona is insulting to others ... For example, calling the bellydancer fat and stuffing money down her garment (rude), her behavior toward the Moroccan designer, calling LuAnn a a weekend mom. I can go on but Ramona hurts people with her words and expects no one to bite back.

authmn
authmn

i wouldnlove to be your friend...you get past all the cattyness

violeta
violeta

SONJA ..you are right on point!! I love you and think your great on the show! You and Ramona are truely being yourselves and enjoying your vacation...geez LLuann...take it down a notch! shes so annoying!

pastryprincess
pastryprincess

You rock!!! Would LOVE to hang out with you on one of your organized trips. So much more fun than the brunettes!

KYFan
KYFan

LOVE, LOVE you Sonja! You are beautiful and funny. I loved watching you and Ramona sneak around like school girls. You are right to question LuAnn's timing and motives. She may smile when she's being rude but that doesn't make it any nicer. A hostess doesn't scold her guests. Or talk unkindly about one to the other.

And why did she keep on acting as if no one else had ever left the U.S. before when both you and Alex had been to Morrocco previously?!! And YOU were a co-host on the trip.

YOU are the one with class!

MariaIC
MariaIC

You were so real and sweet the whole trip. I told my hubby, I would definitely dye my brown hair blonde to hang out and party with you and Ramona. You two just seem so much more open and willing, not so staid and stuffy, not so sure YOUR way is the ONLY way... I love that about you. Peace! XOXO

tam. e.
tam. e.

I really like you, Sonja! You always seem like a LADY & you always are up for a good time. Good for you! Best of luck in all that you do! I hope you are also in the next season!

Marie Lisa
Marie Lisa

Finally--the old Sonja is back! You hit everything dead on! Excellent points!

sexxymama
sexxymama

Am team blondes,love you guys.......

RS1
RS1

I just think the Blondes where rude from Day 1...it isn't about who the hotess is, it should have been you all were to vacation together. Romona got what she wanted to stay away from the rest of the crew and with you in tote her mission was complete. Sad that you haven't remained neutral as in the beginning you were a bit of fresh air; now you are acting as wacked as Romona! At least LuAnn tells it like it is unlike Romona who just speaks /cries to hear herself and no one else.