Aviva Drescher

Aviva shares what she thinks makes a party special and laughs off her fall.

on Jul 16, 20120

Hello again!

The hair salon scene begins to capture my friendship with Carole. We spent so much time bonding and sharing life stories, similar perspectives and laughing about the silliness of it all, including RHONY. Carole always made me laugh and helped me get through the tough times of this particularly odd journey. She had experience in television and knew a lot more than me. I hope all of our special time together does not get reduced to gossiping at a hair salon.

Falling down. . . Well that is always embarrassing. Watching yourself fall down repeatedly on television and relive the experience over and over again is sheer torture. Knowing that a couple of million people will watch me fall brought me to tears laughing. What else can you do but laugh? Unfortunately, I did really hurt my ankle. What you don't know (and what I covered up) was that for the remainder of the party I was in excruciating pain. I barely heard the band or how bad it was because my "good" ankle was throbbing. Nonetheless, the show had to go on. . .

I had to wear a bootie for two weeks and for months my ankle was a problem. Regardless, every time I watch that fall, I laugh hysterically. I hope you laugh with me. And remember, "Our greatest strength lies not in never falling, but in rising each time we fall." Thanks Ralph Waldo Emerson.

46 comments
Scribbles
Scribbles

I'm not feelin' you at all. I think you're a phony.  

kiki13
kiki13

Aviva-  I watch the show hoping to eventually see people like you and Carole - nice people, fun people, interesting people whose main goal in life is not how to take the others down!.  THANK YOU!!!

 

xx, from your airplane hand-holding fan!!

Hulali
Hulali

You are truely beautiful inside and out! I especially liked it when you repeatedly mentioned to Heather that it was not nice to exclude Ramona from the London trip. You have a great heart and it shows.

Carrie.Bohns
Carrie.Bohns

I enjoy seeing you and am so happy you are open about your body. I used to teach and my favorite moment was when my topic was physics and body. I invited an awesome prosthetic artist in Houston to help my 7th graders through this unit. So I just think its great that the kids that I crossed paths with may see the celebritiy connection to this science. Plus, you're just gorgeous! Thank you!!

Uplander
Uplander

You were very gracious despite the train wreck of a party that Sonja produced. How you were able to keep a straight face as that horrible singer knelt in front of you and Reid and took your hands is beyond me. It was awkward for me to watch from my living room and I could sense that it really sucked the energy out of the party. Congrats to you on your anniversary!

Eva18
Eva18

I was disappointed that Bravo aired your fall, but thoroughly appalled that they used the clip over and over in promos for the episode.  Their bad taste seems to know no bounds. I, for one, am getting annoyed with all of the Bravo shows.  The pettiness and meanness seems to be encouraged and rewarded with more airtime. I’m growing weary of it all.

Aviva, I think you are delightful.  Both you and Carol have brought new life to this show while Heather wants to play in the mud—then pretend she didn’t get dirty.

ScottJames
ScottJames

Aviva - off episode topic.  The 6 year old granddaughter of my building's doorman lost her leg to bone cancer and was fitted with a prosthesis last week. She and her family are now learning the ins and outs of using her new leg. I mentioned to him that he should watch the RHONY or read your blog, as you have let nothing get in your way of having a fantastic, fabulous life. He and his wife had already heard about you and raved about what an inspiration you are.  So, yes, we all love the fabulous clothing, the parties, the drama; but you are a true heroine and an inspiration to a little girl in Pennsylvania.  Best wishes, SP

DeeDee5304
DeeDee5304

I like Sonja, but really. She didn't take the time or she is just clueless. I think Ramona would have been great. Sonja enjoys life that is what I like about her. She doesn't seem ready to have her own business. When she was at Ramona's office she would have taken notes on some scrape paper if Ramona didn't hand her a notebook. While in London she was focused on her "toaster oven", instead of focusing on something she was to be catering. I don't even want to comment about her and her "assistant". I didn't see any food, and from what I gather what little food they had there, the guests would have to eat with their fingers. What an embarrassment. She didn't seem to put effort or thought into catering. I am wondering if Aviva had to pay Sonja.

Didabr
Didabr

Aviva,

 

You are so lovely in every way and your husband also!  How you handled that hideously "bad" performance is beyond me, but why would you call out your husband who you really so love, in front of everyone after his toast was so sweet?  Just didn't get that....

jerianne
jerianne

Romona must have lead a sheltered life and has no experience with human diversity.I grew up around every situation imaginable, my parents socialized with people from all various backgrounds, including disabilities (which is a poor choice of word). Her reaction to Aviva's prosthesis made me uneasy and I have a Maters Degree in Speical Education! It was a typical reaction that a 3 year old would give. How long has she lived in NYC? Even I encounter a wide range of diversity outside of my job. Does she not shop, go to the doctors, dentist, visit schools,churches,attend seminars or  concerts, go to the gym, library or museums? The stare and disbelief really bothered me.She's like living in isolation.

anniefromMD
anniefromMD

Aviva - i've been trying to figure you out.  I think you are playing all sides - listening to gossip and then spreading it and then staying clear.  I don't find you to be genuine. 

1RHOKennewick
1RHOKennewick

You and Reid are perfect together! I love the way he is Your Knight in Shining Armour! The two of you are truly blessed. Aviva and Carole are now my Favorite Real Housewives! Beautiful inside and out, full of fun, and both class acts! While ALL the other housewives scream and fight and make total fools of themselves you ladies bring laughter and Love to a long empty franchise! Many more Happy Anniversaries...

thexanaxdiary
thexanaxdiary

Congrats to you and Reid. The salon scene with you and Carole definitely exhibited a growing, honest and lovely friendship. I felt so bad for your fall, but as I tweeted you, you handled it so well. Keep being yourself. Love it.

FanOfCaroleHousewives
FanOfCaroleHousewives

ouch, sorry about the fall. Hope its all better now. I loved the dress you were wearing for your party. Really lovely. Your hubby is a wonderful guy. The two of you make a fabulous couple. Also, love the friendship happening between you and Carole. Both wonderful, college educated, smart, classy women. BRAVO to Bravo for getting it right by hiring the two of you guys... 

lynnej22
lynnej22

How much did sondra pay for the singer ?$10  and the " bad girl "  song with her hair being pulled and then going down to  you and your husband ,how on earth did that relate to your anniversary it was a trainwreck but it was hilarious ..lol.

lynnej22
lynnej22

I must say i had to laugh at more than just your fall after you said it was your good leg,(sorry but i mean no malice by it)then your husband looked absolutley horrified at the singer,while you tried to be a good sport and jig your hands around in acceptance of the terrible singing and the look on peoples faces ,not to mention  the comment that was made about the singer being someone that was probably at the wrong address i havnt laughed so hard watching rhony in along time.Plus youre a really nice person i can tell that just by the few episodes ive watched so far : )  from a viewer down under..

reginae
reginae

Bravo please post: Aviva I really liked your dress at the party. Happy anniversary to you.

Oceankitty
Oceankitty

Aviva, You're new to the New York ladies, but you should know that you are COMPLETELY out of line nagging and insisting that Heather include Ramona in anything, especially her business functions! Ramona has EARNED being left out because of her constant inappropriate behavior and for you to call Heather a mean girl was just WRONG, unfair, and naive! You don't know what and numerous things Ramona has done to people that are vicious and intentionally harmful, not to mention spreading outright lies! I can appreciate you having sympathy for her side of the story, but don't compare the things people did to you with what Ramona actually earned & deserves. Ramona only takes care and cares about Ramona. I watched her blame and throw one of her oldest friends under the bus, and make it all about her being the victim. That was sooooome sight, but very revealing and telling about who Ramona really is. All I can tell you is, be careful where she is concerned.

AnnPF
AnnPF

Aviva,

Your husband's toast to you and yours' to him were beautiful !!!  I hope the other people at your party were not expecting dinner.  I hate it when you think there will be a lot of food and there isn't.  The room looked great.     I like a man to wear a wedding band.  It was sweet he liked it so much..  Love watching you two together.

 

Love,  Ann 

HousewifeinNH
HousewifeinNH

You have grace, poise and good manners.  Gasp!  Are you sure you belong on this show? ;)  For what Sonya presented to you at your party, you handled the singer's wacky performance well.  Question:  Would you hire Sonya again?

LLOhio
LLOhio

Aviva - My husband doesn't wear a wedding band either. For no particular reason other than he doesn't like to wear jewelry. I've never been bothered by this expect for when I saw the episode with Ramona and you at the jewelry store. I thought "am I crazy, should he be wearing a ring too"?  Then I remembered how much I trust him and our relationship. It seems like you and Reid have a very strong relationship as well and wearing a ring is the last thing you need to worry about it.  I'm glad you're on the show, you make a great addition!

ChicagoGalExtraorindarie
ChicagoGalExtraorindarie

Wow - Aviva......can we say "passive aggressive"? 

 

"I hope she keeps on trying until she gets it right. I believe that Sonja can do anything she chooses"

 

That is just downright pathetic on your part.

Can't wait to see your "white trash" comment

 

Ouch, does someone think they're better than everyone else?

 

malibutls
malibutls

Aviva, you are such a strong, beautiful and lovely woman.  You and your husband are so beautiful together.  When I watch you I just sit back and relax, you both just give off that wonderful energy.  

raider75
raider75

I truly respect your marriage.  Thank you for sharing it with us.

BMBarbie
BMBarbie

I love your attitude about parties- I feel the same way. SO glad you could laugh at the entertainment- again, if you didn't laugh, you'd have to cry! Everything looked beautiful, and you were gracious as always. The cake was fantastic. So happy you both had fun.

jerianne
jerianne

It's a shame Aviva has many phobias that significantly limit her activities. There are some great therapy programs to overcome those issue.Aviva is missing many awsome adventures with friends and family. I hope this does not aect her children's experiences. I use to be so shy I missed out on so much and realized all I thought about was me, I was selfish! I pushed myself little by little out of my comfort zone and now no one around me believes my stories about shyness.  I realize trauma has played a part with Aviva but I also was physically attacked as a child and teenager.

TanyaFrmNJ
TanyaFrmNJ

Aviva, you and you husband make a beautiful couple.  You are so loving and devoted to one another AND it shows you both respect one another.  I think it was wonderful you gave Sonja the opportunity.  I did however, cringe at the music.  Even though I love Sonja, I felt very bad for you and Reid.  That singer and everything about her act was terrible.   She had to have gotten the parties mixed up.  Possibly she thought she was going swingers party.  

reginae
reginae

Aviva I loved your dress you wore to the party. Happy anniversary.

Aqualover
Aqualover

Aviva, You have such a positive outlook on life and bring a kindness to the show. Thank you for sharing yourself with us (the viewers).

bsbfankaren
bsbfankaren

Wow!  I'm glad to hear that your ankle is better, and I'm sorry that you had to smile through the pain.  You truly are an inspiration, and I look forward to learning more about you.

Dcnonhousewife
Dcnonhousewife

You are such a lovely breath of fresh air on this show.

SargassoC
SargassoC

Personally I felt Bravo was cruel to air this sound bite on the commercial. I don't think it should have been shown at all but if so, definitely not on a commercial. Was that supposed to be amusing? It wasn't. Or shocking and dramatic? It's an insult to realize they assume their audience is so pedantic that something like that would lure us into tuning in. I'm sorry you had to endure this moment on tv. It is humilating enough for us to have these moments in a crowded room. I'm glad you say you can laugh about it. I suspect you are just being stoic. If the airing of this incident hurt you, I wish you could honestly say. But I understand the need to put on a brave face. I'm sure you are accustomed to doing that. I also felt so bad for you, that the singer was so lame, and there was no food served - not even toaster oven finger food! Wow. I have to hand it to you. You were a great sport. Too bad. It was a beautiful venue. Fortunately you are blessed with what really matters in life, such as a loving husband and children. Congrats on your five year anniversary.

Totellyouthetruth
Totellyouthetruth

Dear Aviva,  I am sorry that you fell, I can only imagine the pain that you expereinced.  What a terrible thing to happen to you during your anniversary party.  Your husband's speech was lovely, however it was not very kind of you to make an announcement that you knew he had help with it, that was really not so nice.  Not many husbands would put themselves out there in front of the world to say such truly wonderful words, think next time you find yourself in a situaiton such as that. 

 

I hope and pray you are honest with Sonja and let her know that her choice of entertainment was less than a good choice, it was horrendous.  And where was the catered food?  if you ask me, it was not a professional job at all, the rest of us were cringing watching this unfold, or not unfold.  If you are going to be a good friend to Sonja, you must tell her honestly that she is in the wrong field.  To not let her know, would be a huge diservice to her and in lite of the fact that she sees this new venue as her impending occupation, to not tell her would be equal to taking part in her failure. 

 

On another note, your people pleasing is going to catch up with you, you hang around one person and talk about the other person giving away secrets, and confidential information, and then turn around in your next breath and do it when with the other girls.  Some people call that a pot stirrer, a disloyal freind or someone that wants to stir it up for all involved, again not nice and you should probably take a look at this, maybe it comes from being nervous or maybe a social issue. 

 

Also, Ramona's response to your leg I  think was extremely ignorant and gross behavior on her part ,it was truly unacceptable.  I have small children that have greater social skills and broader minds than she.  I think you would be best off in steering away from Ramona, as she is truly a bizarre and mentally fragile person that you can only expect confrontation from, ignorance, just blatant rude behavior from, an ugliness that is both classless and tasteless.

 

I hope you recover quickly and happy anniversary.

monicalynnannie
monicalynnannie

I do not know why you align yourself with Ramona.  You are so nice and seem like a really neat person.  

azden
azden

Wasn't the singer at your party on "Millionaire Matchmaker??"  I think she went on a date with the infamous Jimmy D who thought she was wack-o-doodle!!!!

zocola
zocola

Ouch...the fall reminds me of the times that my ankle has turned and I have fallen. It isn't fun so I cannot laugh about it. You and Reid seem a good match.

DixieDarling
DixieDarling

You are so much more than your leg. I will be glad when everyone stops making it the center of topic. You are a fantastic example I'm not taking that from you. I admire you but can see you are so much more. I don't get the going from one person to the next talking about their issues though? Heather has said very nicely to speak to her face to face. LuAnn is very forgiving! But Ramona and her puppet will eat you alive and spit you out screaming. Be aware

Bedford
Bedford

Good for you, Aviva, for focusing on what's truly important, your love for Reid and his for you. You handled the party very graciously. You joked about your tumble and moved on. You smiled throughout Sonja's inappropriate entertainment. You were warm and friendly to all. Countess, take notes:  Aviva's behavior at this event is TRUE class!

marsha.didricksonschultz
marsha.didricksonschultz

You are an asset to the Housewives....no, wait, you really are a housewife!  Thank you for being a calm, considerate, caring, beautiful woman inside and out.  You and Carole have quickly become my favorites.

Grammy8
Grammy8

I am loving this new season. You ladies have brought the fun back into the show. You are a class act and Reid is fast becoming my favorite RH husband. He is a keeper. I hope you and Carole keep the humor and don' t let Bravo turn you into mean girls in a few years. They like to do that. Kind of twisted.

koronda
koronda

 @anniefromMD

 I so have to agree with you.  I'm still out on my feeling about Aviva also.  I, too, think she's playing both sides, listening to one & spreading it to the others, & then standing back & watching it all play out.  Very good observation.

Perstephanie
Perstephanie

 @ChicagoGalExtraorindarie I think Aviva is right. The only women on the show who behave with decorum are Carol, Aviva and Heather. Sonja and Luann have their moments, but they are certainly much better behaved than Ramona. You can't take Ramona anywhere, she makes a spectacle of herself, everywhere she goes.

 The one thing I will say about Aviva, is that I think her unwillingness to travel has less to do with anxiety of flying and more to do with fear of leaving her husband alone at home, without her. For all her accomplishments, I think she's insecure in the relationship. The explanation the her husband is the ONLY one who can allay her fear of flying, is too rational. The phobics that I know, can't be comforted by anyone. That's why phobias are irrational. What's the guy gonna do, jump out of the plane with his Superman cape on? Come on?? Maybe she just wants to make sure that he kids have NO parents, instead of at least one, if she crashes. Heaven forbid he remarry, after she dies. Nope, I don't buy it!

 And usually, Carol can be counted on to do everything right. This one time though, by changing the initial plans because their two 'guys' showed up, I think Carol was in error. I would be upset too, were I invited along on a trip that turned into the "have's and the have not's." The girls who 'have' their men along and the ones who don't. So that dinners turned into "us" vs "them."

 That was an inappropriate thing to do. And I love Carol, think she's super chic' and sophisticated.

DeeDee5304
DeeDee5304

 @ChicagoGalExtraorindarie

I like Sonja, but really. She didn't take the time or she is just clueless. I think Ramona would have been great. Sonja enjoys life that is what I like about her. She doesn't seem ready to have her own business. When she was at Ramona's office she would have taken notes on some scrape paper if Ramona didn't hand her a notebook. While in London she was focused on her "toaster oven", instead of focusing on something she was to be catering. I don't even want to comment about her and her "assistant". I didn't see any food, and from what I gather what little food they had there, the guests would have to eat with their fingers. What an embarrassment. She didn't seem to put effort or thought into catering. I am wondering if Aviva had to pay Sonja.

islandgirl7
islandgirl7

 @Grammy8

 I agree! Aviva you have a kind heart and beautiful family. Stay out of the fray and once the show turns sour, turn to other endeavors. So nice to see fun and sincere women again!