I hope you enjoyed a glimpse of Morocco if you could see if peering over the shoulders of us NY drama queens.
Don't you love the Moroccan architecture and colors? My favorite was Kelly's red room.
Morocco is a very tolerant country, and the people are open and welcoming. As in any country, one must still be careful, especially in the more touristy areas and when transporting.
I wish you could have tasted the cuisine and experienced the aromas. I was enriched by the experienced, was thrilled to absorb some of the culture, and even came up with a tangine dish for the toaster oven using crimped foil and typical Moroccan spices. Hope you like curry in a hurry!
Ramona does need her creature comforts, she works hard, and she deserves them!
The tea service in Morocco is a welcome gesture that is fit for royalty. Tea represents the most refined expression of hospitality and Moroccans take their tea very seriously. Tea is considered a sacred herb. This is one of those subjects Alex was speaking of being careful about. One doesn't want to offend an ancient custom.
The English have always honored their tea service, and I honored Cindy by having her at my home for high tea. Just for her and I. I cooked some cinnamon rolls that she loved in the toaster oven!
I love my bathtubs! If we are in a hotel that offers all the creature comforts, I can rest easy knowing I can take a relaxing hot bath each night with Epsom salts and some nice oils. Ah, me time!
Many times I have someone help me unpack/pack my bags. Is that unusual? Not at all. When you rent a home on vacation it is customary to have help unpacking. It's a vacation, and the job of the house staff is to be sure we have the most relaxing time possible. With this group is it possible?
I packed so light with one carry-on so I didn't need much help. I always have been a light packer since the day I left my large suitcase as a young model in Brindisi, Italy, on the pier on the way to Greece by ferry. I had no choice but to learn how to pack light because I was carrying my own luggage everywhere.
Sonja, I really enjoy the way you embrace life with such gusto. You seem to be candid and honest in your assessments about others and don't try to dictate right and wrong as some other NY wives do. It really galls me the way a few others backstab and quibble and cluck like angry chickens. Stay true to yourself and you'll prevail!
Love how you live your life with no apologies and you don't care what people think! Its great!! You inspire me!
Just a quick note to ask you what kind of dog do you have? I LOVE it! You are so fun to watch-I love your happy demeanor and your zest for life! HUGS!
You seem to be the most grounded person on the show. You like to have fun and be happy. I don't see you getting into all the drama the other women seem to love. LuAnn is acting like she's the hostess of the trip, you need to put her in her place or she'll do it all the time. Sometimes some of these women have to be called out on their behavior, otherwise, it'll never stop. Enjoy the show and your place in it (voice of reason).
You are always spot on in your blogs - love them!! You were right about everything & everyone, the brunettes need to take notice. I love your attitude and your committment to friendship, again brunettes take notice! You will say anything to someone's face UNLIKE the brunettes!!! Love you Sonja, keep on being you:)
Just love you Sonja, You, Ramona and Alex are the only reason I watch the show, the others are so fake!
You and Romana think your so much better than everyone. A little humility wouldn't hurt you and your "peeking order" is ridiculous.
Hey Sonja! Did you ever find your petticoat to the custome?! LOL! You have to be more careful.
Can't wait to see the rest of the Morocco vacation; the camel rides, etc with the girls.
Sonja, Sonja, Sonja, you are a beautiful and smart woman. Enough already with the peep shows. Buy some underwear. Let's focus on who you are and who you're trying to become on this show.
Pecking order episode was a little over the top with sweet girl Cindy. Don't get the big head. Let's stay true to the Sonja we fell in love with last season.
Sonja, You are a breath of fresh air. Keep it up! You are the reason, I'm still watching this season.
You, Alex and Ramona are the greatest in the show. Forget about gossip Luann,curling hair Kelly, Cindy and Jill. The classy ladies are all three of ya''ll.
You live your life with full abandon, good or bad. I am surprised a seasoned traveler like yourself allowed Ramona, (and even participated in), to banter on and on about Moroccan abject poverty while hurling insults to the general population. Ya shoulda known better, Sonja. Somehow I think you do. Hello Bravo???!!!
love your blog, always positive do you think you can rub that in to ramona a little bit. I mean you can prhaps teach her the art of subtlety to get her point across.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE you - What a way to add a little brevity to the moment - I, too have traveled to faraway places and stayed in private homes, the staff expects to help you unpack and give you the lay of the land. Our host and hostess have always asked us (via email) if there is anything special we would like to have at the house before we arrive (I am a huge Epsom salts fan!!). LuAnn is acting like a girl scout troop leader - and the other girls have no adventure in them at all.
NEED to know the products the makeup artist used on your eyes for the cookbook photo shoot. Amazing!
Sonja I do like you but please try to be a little more ladylike. You like to brag about the houses you own, the people you know, the countries you've travelled to, try and just be a little more discreet and ladylike and it will go a long way. I think you have a good heart but you do make me cringe with some of your OTT comments about sex.
I love the Morocco show so far, and you always look great! But I am wondering what you have planned up your sleeve. I don't get the tip-toe-ing around with Ramona, all buddy-buddy, and shunning the other ladies at the riad. I also don't get insulting the staff at the riad, and insulting the driver in the van from the airport by making insidious comments about Morocco and how poor the country is. If this is the type of behavior that brought you to the heights of NY Society, then Sonja, look out. You are on a sure and speedy decline because THAT PARTY IS OVER!.
I like the way you keep it real. You understand that life is short and you live your life with true zest! I love your honesty!
High tea is not served on a low table. In fact High tea is called such because it is served at a proper table and is light meal. It appears you invited Cindy to drink tea and chat.
You remind me of one of my favorite people in the world, my aunt. She's sexy sassy, a little naughty and funny like you. Unlike you, she would never deign to discuss her financial matters (even in defense of who? kelly? come on, girl). It never registers on the ears of your audience they way you might like. I believe you're a "woman for all people" and I like that but don't be a dumb bulb. Especially when you have sex appeal. It turns that Bucati body into a Ford failure. Rise above it babe. I know you can. When you think about it, isn't it really silly and inconsequential to your life?
Do the other ladies get bored when you and Ramona take off to a a 5 Star Hotel, party all day, get "3 sheets" and have a ball without them? Don't they know that girls just wanna have fun?