I don't think it is nice to put down Ramona for using the wrong word while complimenting her stepdaughter for overcoming her facial birthmark. She meant well. It takes a lot of nerve to step up and compliment someone on such a sensitive subject in the first place, and I like to support those people who mean well. I don't think Ramona should be ridiculed for her faux pas.
Or how she pronounces "Veneto"! All that matters is that she is selling an affordable wine that is easy to drink, tastes great, and goes with every dish. No one needs to know more than that! Ramona never pretends to be the expert!
As far as LuAnn's video: At first, I was concerned about how my scene in a towel opening the door for the hotel boy was described, but then that was cleared up by the producer. But I was so tied up with business, my legal battles, my housekeeping in NYC, and, most importantly, my daughter didn't want me to leave her during the week -- and I didn't want to leave either. These are the best years of her life, and I am loving them.
When Alex went downstairs in Morocco, Ramona had reached a limit. She was broken. She was so picked on! The acoustics in that house with the stone and the echos really made it more dramatic.
None of us knew about dinner time. I would never miss dinner!
I like LuAnn's hair shorter. Like Jacques. Don't you?
Love you Sonja! You are real, you are loyal and you have class. You truly rose above the others on the reunion.
Love you Sonja...you are a true classy woman!!! I was so moved on how you handled the Bankruptcy...with dignity, grace and class...girl you made it look sexy!!!
You need to make a cookbook for your fabulous toaster oven recipes and share it with us gals too!! Also, your burlesque show was AMAZING!!!
love love love you!
Thank you for simply just making sense. A lot of these women do not. I'm a brunette and I can speak for some of us when I say, we're not all crazy! (I do like Jill, though. I can't help it:)
Well Said... Have a great summer, and like you said.. Enjoy everyday, as if it is your last... you never know what tomorrow holds... Rest in Peace My Brother Chip.. gone to soon Shannon
Sonja you're great. You're fun and a breath of fresh air in a sea of negativity. I hope you come back next season (but could you do us a favor and lock Kelly and Cindy in a closet somewhere? :)
It would've been nice if you and Ramona protected Alex like she protected (and looked like a fool doing) you guys... No one stepped up and stopped the others from calling her names and everything else until the end of the night... SAD...
Sorry, Sonja. I like you, but thought you were a terrible friend to LuAnne at the reunion. You seemed so determined to be a "blond" that you threw her under the bus and LuAnne always stuck up for you.
Sonja, you seem like a really nice person and I like the fact that you won't stoop to the level of Alex and Ramona. You do, however, need to take a second look at your "friends" and see their faults. Please stop making excuses for them. You are my favorite because for one reason, you don't contantly make digs at the others. Your a little wild for some people's taste but you are who you are and I think your the best! Please don't let the others bring you down to their level.
Love you Sonya. I would watch you and the other blondes on any show you did! But the Brunettes make me want to never watch RHONY again. Sorry to saythat. You and Ramona were so much fun to watch! You weren't constantly mad, mean or looking for a fight like the other. I watch tv for entertainment nd you two together, along with Alex kept me watching the show!
Sonja, I loved you on the show. You have an honesty that makes you stand out from the crowd. I hope everything turns out fine for you with the financial matters. Hope to see you on next season.
Sonia, the NYCH women have their hyena moments especially when they are all talking at once but you seem to be apart from that. You seem to really come from a good place. You don't make snide hurtful remarks, you don't judge and you are truly self-depreciating and fun. You are adorable! All the best to you!
Sonja - you are the voice of reason! Hope things go well for you with your legal battles. Ramona and Alex are lucky to have such a level-headed (and fun) and loyal friend.
The bloggers could not have said it better. They have covered everything that Iwould say. You are cool, classy and just a joy to watch. I mean I just tune in to everything you say. You are phenomenal!! I'm seventy and watching you is fascinating. What else can I say????
Sonja- Stay strong and never let 'em see you sweat. That's what I practiced during my divorce for my children. You are marvelous and the main reason I continued watching this show without Bethenny. This world is losing in terms of etiquette and proper behavior, but you are fighting for it and I'm with you girl. Be silly when silly begs but hold your head high and mind your manners elsewhere. Love you! Gonna follow you on twitter.
You are the HIGHLIGHT of this show! I love who you are and the REAL class you exhibit without losing your fun side! A true breath of fresh air!
Sonja, I love you and your personality and all that entails. You are a joy to watch. I can hardly stand to watch any of the brunettes anymore. If I had to ssee Jill roll her eyes one more time I may quit watching all together. Good luck in your endeavors. You seem like a great lady!!
Sonja you really have proved what a real class act you are. Yes you're outrageous sometimes but it's all in fun. You're a nice girl and I wish you the best of luck.
The reunion show shocked the heck out of me, and I think the show should be renamed The Mean girls of NYC. What a disgrace, the brunettes from the gutters of NY. They have the mentality of a gang and acted like a bunch of 2 year old. Bravo, get rid of the twisted sisters fast!
Great blog as always, why don't the other ladies have the same attitude as you. It always seems that you simply put the truth out there. I totally agree with you about Jill, if she thinks Ramona has a drinking problem it's not for her to put out there but since she did in fact go there, Ramona has the right as well...
Sonja...keep the blonde's close and the brunette's at arm length. Your fun and look happy when your with the blonde's. The brunette's will only criticize... Keep rising above and never apologize. Love your personality...
Loved you this season Sonya! You and Ramona were so much fun to watch together. I have been watching RHONY since season one and this was my least favorite. I feel like so many times the ladies were judgmental and just cruel especially to Alex. (and I am not a big fan of hers) Your silliness and antics with Ramona just made me laugh! Wishing you the best!!
Sonja, really? Look whos being snarky now.....WOW how things change so quickly...quess people do act like who they are friends with.....
Love you Sonia, you and the blondes are taking the higher road this season! The brunettes are nosey, jealous and insecure! So glad you all let them have it at the reunion!
Sonja you looked beautiful at the reunion. I have to admit that sometimes this season I was with you and sometimes not, but at the reunion you were a real class act. It looked as if Ramona and Alex were coming unwound but you looked poised and cool. Bravo!
Sonja, you are still my favorite. I don't care if you showed your entire naked body. Who cares? Kelly and Cindy are both head cases. They love to get on everybody else but Cindy in particular is a very agressive woman. It's funny that you were doing the same thing as Luann in protecting Ramona, yet the brunette clan were having a minor heartattack over it. I have empathy for your financial situation. It's very unfortunate put this too shall pass. Keep your head up and keep it moving lady!
Sonya, you make me laugh. I didn't think I was going to like you when you first came on the show, I have grown to love you. You keep it fun and laugh at yourself and don't take every little thing and words so serious. I hope you and Ramona get your own show. Team blonde 100%
Sonja, you stated everything so well and I agree with you 100%! I will take you, Ramona and Alex over the other 4. LuAnn is extremely condescending and seems to enjoy showing off her knowledge and good manners ... but a true lady leads by example and not by verbal digs. Kelly is the worst as far as starting trouble behind the scenes. She thinks she is the voice of reason, but she is the one who usually makes the first comments about someone (usually Alex) and starts the ball rolling. I can't stand the way Kelly calls Alex crazy or delusional or makes the crazy sign. That is just downright RUDE! They tell Alex to shut up and that they aren't talking to her, but Alex has to talk over them to ever get a chance to talk! If you look at the reunion tapes, it is easy to see who does the most talking and it isn't you, Ramona or Alex.
Keep doing you! Do not worry what the other women are saying. Haters come to mind. You and the other blondes are not victims. Do not let them railroad you. I have never seen such drama from people. Stay strong and hold your head up. :)
You are such a great person!.. wish you success in life!!! I hope BRAVO brings you back next season...love watching your life.
Sonja - you defended everything on the season finale with class. I am so impressed by you and your authenticity. I believe you, Ramona and Alex are the most well spoken, smart and real. I hope you three stay. I think Jill should go - although she adds drama and makes herself look stupid - it's good TV. Luann - she is a loose cannon and is only hurting herself. Hang in there, you've got the right attitude and lot's of love and support.
You are the most gracious of the housewives. I don't like how Kelly called Alex mean and wierd. She even said the bottom line is (who the hell is she to say that anyway-it's not like she's made a genuine effort to get to know her). A gracious person may critisize behavior but does not try to make others feel bad about themselves. I was most offended when Kelly critisized you because you were very nice to her. Hope that you enjoy the rest of your summer:) Sorry you didn't get a chance to talk more during the reunion.
I am a huge fan. I think that you have a heart of gold and are beautiful inside and out. Good luck with all of your troubles. With all that you have going for you, I'm confident that you will come out of this alright.
Sonja may be the only redeemable RHNY personality after that reunion episode. She kept composed, restrained, and a lady.
I appreciate that she protects her friend Ramona. They seem to be very close friends and they have fun together. So many of my favorite moments of this season involved the lighter moments had between these two women.
Stay strong Sonja. We are routing for you!
Sonja, I would simply like to say that I find you refreshing. I believe you are authentic, you rarely cause a casino and you showed vulnerability and humility. Believe in Satchels of Gold. I think all will work out for you. I'll be waiting for your TO Cookbook. Enjoy your summer and your time with your daughter. Good things come to good people.
Sonja, I love your blogs! You have an elegant way of wording things and putting things all into perspective.