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Let's start with breakfast with Sonja. Luxury loves Sonja and Sonja loves luxury! Her intern wakes her up with a chocolate treat? Who has it better than Sonja? I get woken up by four children at the wee hours of the morning. . .The only chocolate I see at breakfast is dripping off my children's mouths after messy chocolate pancakes!
Onto lunch: how embarrassing for me. Ramona puts together a lovely goody bag filled with her skin products and I mock it?!? It was very kind and thoughtful of Ramona to allow us to sample her skin line. I always appreciate ANY gift or gesture no matter what. In this case, my typical gratitude was not captured. At all.
Next, we are all talking about how much Heather talks. We are gossiping. Kind of par for the course given the circumstances!!! Heather was quite verbose at first. The good news is that when we joked about it to Heather, she was able to laugh at herself and join in on the fun. Heather is kind, and wants to make the world a better place. As far as I am concerned, if I don't have to be at a pressing appointment, Heather can talk as much as she wants. She has a lot of good to spread.
It is so refreshing to see a sensitive person represented in a positive light on television.I too am a sensitive person who can not travel easily or at times at all. Sensitivity can sometimes feel as a curse but also there are blessings. Aviva's sentitivity allows her to be a very caring person who helps many people through her charities and relationships. Does she have any artist talents? Most sensitive people do. I would love to see that aspect of her sensitivity focused upon if she does. I love how honest Aviva is too. She is an interesting person to watch. Also from one sensitive to another I would like to tell Aviva that often times it is adrenal gland insufficencies that can cause extra panic attacks. And suppliments for adrenal fatigue can help reduce panic attacks.
No one should judge you for your phobias and anxieties, especially in light of your life altering experience at such a young age. You are intelligent, gracious, and beautiful! I also think you should pen a parenting guide. I was so impressed with your well mannered children during your family dinner. Best to you and your lovely family!
Aviva you seem very genuine and I like it that you are trying to stick up for Ramona. Keep being yourself. The public always like genuine, nice people!
You're keeping it classy Aviva! Good for you for having the maturity to say, "oops, I was rude and I'm sorry". I respect that. I also like that you're not just a grown up party girl, you are more complex than many of your castmates and that's enjoyable. Rock on.
Aviva I thought it was really cute how Heather held you hand and I'm sure she thought it was no big deal - don't be embarrassed about ur phobias your just sharing your life we understand
Aviva you are so sweet! I love you and Carole. You are both so honest and accepting. Can't wait for London!
Thank you for being so open and honest. You made me just want to hold your hand anytime that you needed it. You are such a beautiful woman.
No need to apologize for you phobia's I feel that everyone has some kind of phobia or fear of something (mine are spiders, I am almost deathly afraid of them) I hope this make you feel much better, just be you and treat people as you want to be treated....if you are back next season just remember to "say what you mean just don't say it mean".
I love your blog.
You mentioned that you felt bad about Ramona's gift and you seem very sincere.
You are a good addition to the show.
Can't wait to get to know you better
I think it’s very honorable that you admit any mistakes. Not all of these ladies can do that. I also think it’s good that you shared your fears with all of us. You’ve been through a very traumatic experience and it’s understandable that you would have fears due to your childhood accident. There are a lot of people who have anxiety and maybe you sharing your issues can allow others to feel that it’s alright for them to have phobias as well.
I am afraid of flying, heights, and elevators, so I salute you for bringing this to the public. Often people roll their eyes at me, or brush me off when i try to explain one of my many anxieties... You are very refreshing, and entertaining, but please dont drink too much of the Ramona kool-aid- she's one crazy, evil woman. Try to stay on neutral ground, because trust me she will flip on you in a heart beat. just go back and watch footage from previous seasons! I salute Heather for having a huge pair and not inviting her to spoil the vacation in London!!
I am really wanting to like you. you are poised, beautiful but every time you get with people in particular ramona you seem to make a situation worst not calm a situation
I appreciate your honesty with your anxities and I am not tired of hearing about it or scared of it. I think it's really brave and understandable after the horrible tragedy you had to endure as a child. With that said, I have to say that I have always respected Ramona for being truthful, upfront and honest with people. Whether she says it in the nicest way or has the best timing is another story but regardless. With you I feel so far that you pop into a conversation listen to what's happening, give your two cents, and then run to the other girls to reveal what just happened. To a viewer that looks like a pot stirrer. Or you talk about the girls in your one on ones or behind their backs! I think you try to be nice which is why you don't always say what's on your mind. But on a show like this with these women that could eventually cause you some trouble!
Aviva, I think you are a genuine enough person, but then there are times where it seems you are a placater, someone who just joins in at other people's expenses when summoned. You really don't need to do that either. Take Heather's lead, she seems like a good and truly genuine friend to have as long as you don't pull the behind her back crap that you have been. You and Carole and Heather have an opportunity to come into this show, all guns blazing and turn some crap around, take it, own it and be good people, maybe you guys can teach Ramona how to be a "real" person, she DEFinitely needs some assistance with that.
If you talk behind people's backs, you are going to look like a weaker person than you are. Remember, Heather doesn't seem to have an ulterior motive with you, however, for some reason, you do seem to have one with her the way you allow Ramona to carry on about her and join in.
Good luck on the show.
No Aviva, your anxieties do not bother me...but your pot stirring, attention seeking and playing both sides really is starting to grate my nerves.
you are worse than the the others that are openly petty and childish because you are sneaky. Being two faced is not an acceptable alternative just because you're in a tough situation. I thought you didn't want to be a mean girl? Well stirring every pot and being divisive is mean!
I understand anxiety very well...I've actually WALKED out of restaurants when I couldn't take it anymore. I'm glad your so honest and proof that we are not "crazy". I too am getting help. There is nothing that helps more then the support, or a hand, of friends and family.
I will continue to watch and support you. Don't listen to those that don't understand.
Aviva, love you - no worries about revealing your fears! Don't get sucked into the Ramona/Luann drama. Ramona IS over the top and speaks before thinking but Luann is the real villain. We've watched her from season 1 until now stir the pot and cause problems between Alex & Jill, Bethenny & Jill, Ramona & Jill, etc. You witnessed it yourself at the "hit and run" lunch when she obviously only made an appearance to drag Ramona through the mud and turn all the "new gals" against her. As Alex so astutely described her: "She's a thug in a cocktail dress!"
I can understand your anxieties. Under your circumstances, I can see hhow you would have fear of things. So far this season, I'm enjoying the new faces. I;m glad Bravo has finally hired someone, Heather, that can give Ramona back exactly what she gives people. Kind of funny to watch really.
As for commenting further about your anxieites, it just seems you are really co-dependent. You seem really nice but....
I want to ask, and not trying to be mean but do you ever do anything with girlfriends or by yourself?
Im not tired of your anxieties, real people have real problems like yours, and not everyone on TV would admit it and let it show. I hope your fear lessens in time...in the interim, im having a xanax in your honor! xxoo
Aviva, I too have anxieties and a stream of irrational fears (flying, moths, rooftops, holding hands with people who talk too much, etc) so I can absolutely relate to you on that, and I know many more can as well. Your blog was incredibly gracious, giving credit where credit is due, and rectifying any comment that may have come across differently than you had meant it to. Thank you for putting yourself out there.
Aviva, I find your honesty and down to earth realizations about your anxieties endearing. Instead of hiding them and making excuses about not going places, you get through it! I don't think that you are whining about them or make yourself the center of attention where everyone has to baby you and coax you into doing something. Instead you let them know about it at the moment and move forward with doing it anyways even though you fear it.
Enjoy your outlook on life!