Carole Radziwill

Carole admits she's a terrible singer, evaluates the Central Park fight, and ponders running away with Jacques.

on Jun 12, 20120

His lines are all sotto voce -- which is an Italian expression, not French, and also not from Google Translate but from my head -- and this makes them even funnier. This is a really nice family moment, but I wouldn't want to fail French with LuAnn.

(Scoop alert: In future episodes Carole leaves Russ for Jacques. They run away to Gstaad and open a French Accents for Dummies school. Jacques does a comprehensive water test while Carole bides her time shellacking her nails.)

Joe, I need a glass of pinot grigio right away. Ramona, I am certain, knows the name of every man in every restaurant that carries pinot grigio. I think Ramona should call everyone Joe, and that this line should be the Housewife mantra for Season 6.

So, what did we learn this episode? Sonja knows drip patterns, Ramona's manicures last three weeks, Heather likes freestyle dinners, Aviva likes neat children and napkins, Jacques is really funny and, lastly, I can't sing.

Remember, to check out my website here and I wouldn’t be a Housewife if I didn't plug my book, here. And tweet me here.

There were six toasts this week, up from last week's count of five. And will someone please count references to Harry? Whoever comes closest to guessing the number of toasts and the number of Harry mentions at the end of the season will win French lessons from Jacques.

178 comments
SassyG
SassyG

I adored the 3 new cast members until Aviva had the meltdown in St. Bart's.  It was like a breath of fresh air when Carole, Heather and Aviva joined the show, but Aviva is now showing her true colors and they aren't colors I like.  Carole is my favorite, she is very down to earth...someone I would hang out with. 

TRyan
TRyan

What did I learn this week?  The housewife casts write their own blogs posts.  What a treat to have funny, well written recaps for my favorite guilty pleasure.  Thanks, Carole.

Kbrod
Kbrod

What vintage store are you and Aviva shopping at in this episode???!

BarbFantastic
BarbFantastic

I am really enjoying reading your blog!  I can't help but think of "When Harry Met....S onja,

A viva, L uanne" He is working his way to Sally.  

irene3g
irene3g

carole, you are so funny, i do enjoy your blogs. where does stud muffin live, and i don't mean upper east side or upper west side. I WANT HIS REAL ADDRESS. i do think aviva is embarrassed by this. it is her son's father. never mind i don't want his address. keep blogging

viewerRHfromLI
viewerRHfromLI

Really enjoying you on the show Carole and love your quiet humour (it is NY housewives, so I'm sure it will get louder). First of all, the young guy in the shop was too hot for words, and I loved your flirting with him, but girlfriend or not, you should pushed more! It so reminded of the days of Sex and The City and when I lived in Manhattan years ago. You continue with your love interest, hey if someone writes a song about you, why not wait until he dedicates the whole album for you? Re: Luann - can't handle her! Perhaps we should send her son "French for Dummies"? Welcome aboard!

Stacy O.
Stacy O.

Jacquarole (you and Jacques)...has a nice ring to it (wink wink wink)--I'm really looking forward to THOSE episodes. Anyway, you are one of my favorite housewives ever. You are intelligent, funny, talented and gorgeous. I'm so glad you're doing the show. Your blogs are extremely impressive. I ordered your book, and I absolutely cannot wait to read it. Looking forward to the next episode (and blog, of course!!!).

Susan B.
Susan B.

You are delightful! I sat there watching your ride through New York, very envious indeed!

Lee88
Lee88

You're fun and funny!

tina c.
tina c.

Carole, I love you more and more after every scene you're in on RHNYC and after reading your blogs. You are hilarious, and have a great attitude! You also have amazing taste in fashion!

Jax@Chitown
Jax@Chitown

Can I just say, THANK GODDESS!!! FINALLY!!!! A literate, well educated "housewife" of NYC! My mother was from the city, my sister lived there for years, and everyone I met there was stunning, smart, successful, and well-spoken. Thank you for finally, in this 5th season, accurately representing NYC female-dom in all its crazy, brilliant glory. Love you and Aviva! Live long on BRAVO and prosper!

Erin_CA
Erin_CA

You should start writing recaps for Vulture. Jacques really was the scene stealer of this episode.

Kate W
Kate W

Wow, Carole, you're doing the work of the recap blogs....this reads part Real Housewife blog, part D-Listed post. This is hilarious, truly. I can't believe you are this self-aware and funny and grounded. Why are you on this show?? Even Ramona seems puzzled. How is a co-worker of Peter Jennings going to talk to her about her shellacked nails? Or who is interrupting who? Thank god, though, that for you, Luann's allegations of blackmail during a coffee date/witness deposition seemed to trump the perils of Afghanistan. Otherwise, where would we be? Sitting on a couch at a society event with Ramona, gradually realizing that the world does extend beyond the Upper East Side and "spokespeople," somewhere into a gray, unfashionable world of politics, news production, and small countries that are hard to find on a map. Thank you providing NYC with a desperately needed injection of humour and self-deprecation...Ramona can't keep carrying the torch by herself.

Mr Roaming
Mr Roaming

You are the Lisa Vanderpump of the RHONY! Cool, funny and beautiful!

FAKEx3
FAKEx3

I love you!!!! You have to be the absolute best addition to this show EVER!!!! Now if Bravo would just get rid of Luann and Ramona - this show would be perfect. I would love to hang out with you and Sonja...you two are my kinda chicks!

LCW79
LCW79

LuAnne's next single "Money Can't Buy You French Lessons"

tlg
tlg

I love you..... From one adult woman to another, thank you for talking about something besides babies. great outlook on life!

Ca$ab1anca
Ca$ab1anca

Carole, The best part of RHONY isn't watching the show, it's reading your blog afterward. Love your acerbic and dead-on humor. The conversation re: failing French (on the verge of failing, that it) was the most authentic that I've seen from LuAnn. Maybe she does care about her kids (when she's not jetting off with Jacques to yet another exotic location, thus leaving her kids to conjugate in a lesser way).

girli22
girli22

Carole, It's great having you on the show. Hopefully, you will rub off on the other ladies they can use a little chill in their attitudes. i love the song "Manhattan" it's really pretty and the video is perfect. I look forward to watching more of you on the show...Best of Luck!!

lolaq
lolaq

You should be the fifth sex and the city girl ;-) you've reached the level of 'coolness' that only Samantha would handle ;-)

Anyway, my best line of the episode is 'Singing career? What singing career?' :-D I'm not her huge fan, though bigger than LuAnn's but I have to agree with one thing, she is who she is ;-) Btw, is LuAnn still a countess? (Wow, that questions even looks wierd) Looking forward to the next episode...

SuzanQ
SuzanQ

Carole - You had me at "inject". I think you are absolutely fabulous (not the BBC show) and agree w/ you re.: LuLu as when pouvre Jacques made the math teacher comment, while it was floating high above her head, she gave him a very stern "french teacher-ish" glare. Best wishes!

Amelia81
Amelia81

I LOVE CAROLE! You are a hoot! Always the coolest girl in the room, no doubt! Can't wait to see more of you next week!

M.
M.

Carole, I just finished reading your blog. Thank you for providing me with my first laugh of the day.... BRAVO...

Nancy NJ Housewife
Nancy NJ Housewife

You are off the charts cool. Loved the perspective of riding in Manhattan, in a convertible with the top down, rocker boyfriend, bare feet up on the dash board. Good for you for being real and enjoying life! How about win a date with Harry?

Md viewer
Md viewer

Thanks for not taking yourself too seriously! Love your blog and thanks for your quick wit and sense of humor. Looking forward to seeing how the relationships develop. I think you might be a bit too classy for this group...we shall see!

StephG.
StephG.

Love you! Please don't "do" Harry to fit in with this incestuous group;) (haha). You are definitely one cool cat!

divauta
divauta

Thus far, your blog recaps of the show are funnier than watching the events unfold. Andy should have you do a segment on Watch What Happens Live doing tongue in cheek recaps of Bravo shows.

Teriacky
Teriacky

Well, I seriously love watching you on the show - we are so alike! (run like the wind...) I am truly, madly, deeply in love with your pillow shams (featured on "View Carole's Crib". I want them. However, the cost is somewhat prohibitive to my budget. Therefore, I think you should send them to me.

Jessica L
Jessica L

Ok I have got to admit this I didn't think that I was going to like this season. I am a Jill fan and I miss her spunk, BUT I have to hand it you girl you are funny, witty and my new favorite housewife :) I love your blogs, they make me LOL. I also like that you kinda make fun of all the girls (even yourself) I think that it speaks Volumes. I look forward to watching you more and reading your blog!!!

Lolaq
Lolaq

You would be the perfect fifth sex and the city lady ;-) (I guess I won't get the signed copy as the comment is about you,huh? ;-) looking forward to the next episode :-)

Tracy E.
Tracy E.

The scene with the convertible BMW driving through the streets of Manhatten is breathtaking and timeless. I stopped watching the Bravo NYC housewife series because I believed it had grown to be classless and simply ridiculous. I love the new cast in NY because you guys remind me of NY (smart, independent, ambitious, accomplished, and stylish, and fast-talking). The new girls are worth their weight in gold ... PLEASE KEEP THE STANDARD HIGH!!!

NotAfraidofReality
NotAfraidofReality

You're one cool kitty cat. And a clever one at that. Russ is a hottie but what about that guy in the thrift shop? Yummy! But of course his girlfriend is a fashion model. Don't you hate that? But you have Russ - sometimes anyway.

Christie Riggs
Christie Riggs

You are such a great breath of fresh air to this show! Brava to Bravo for putting you on. You make me think of a quote from Bette Davis, when asked to describe herself in 5 words said, "I Am Just Too Much." You make me think of that with your wit and how you view the world. From one "too much" chick to another, I raise my glass to you!

opusvii
opusvii

I still can't believe that an intelligent, attractive and witty women like yourself is on this show. You are not a typical Bravo TV personality. Am I hallucinating or am I really getting to see a truly classy woman on TV?

KymmieNY
KymmieNY

My entry with reference to Russ: So happy you jumped "Back in the Saddle" with that "Angel". I know you two are "Living on the Edge" and you'd be "Crazy" and "Cryin" without him. "Walk this Way" my friend, because we love you!

SFShoegal23
SFShoegal23

You should have worn that hot leopard jumpsuit when talking to that guy at What Comes Around Goes Around. He would have bought it for you, I mean his girlfriend.

Love you and LOVE your blogs.

Covington Mom
Covington Mom

I think Carole should replace the Dos XX's man!

SFShoegal23
SFShoegal23

You should have worn that hot leopard jumpsuit when talking to that guy at What Comes Around Goes Around. He would have bought it for you, I mean his girlfriend.

Love you and LOVE your blogs.

SFShoegal23
SFShoegal23

You should have worn that hot leopard jumpsuit when talking to that guy at What Comes Around Goes Around. He would have bought it for you, I mean his girlfriend.

Love you and LOVE your blogs.

Bunny
Bunny

Girl crush!! xoxo

I can't wait to see you turn up on WWHL! I just know your "Plead the 5th" segment will be juicy! ;)

Given your net worth and major career accomplishments, I'm not sure what you're doing here... but thank you, Cool Cat Carole! Best blogs ever. Good job, Bravo!

Lisa1960
Lisa1960

I just loved the shopping trip at the vintage store - you ladies rock! I'm enjoying your blog and can only wish to aspire to your writing skills... I have to agree that my favorite line was Jacques reference to the math teacher’s accent ... I got it but no one else at the table did or were too scared to laugh at that moment. I would not want to be in LuAnn's French class either! Love the blog, Love Manhattan - downloaded it last night!! You are refreshing and a class act. Nice job Bravo - this is a good one :)

AMS
AMS

I never comment on these blogs, but you are now my favorite housewife! I like your sophisticated but fun personality. My favorite scene this week was when you go to flirt with the good looking guy in the store. If you can't pick him up, convince him to buy a leopard jumpsuit for his girlfriend lol.

Ande`
Ande`

I laughed. I cried. I laughed until I cried. This was such a great commentary. I am not even going to say blog! Creative, innovative ... I give it two thumbs up! I hope that they show more and more of you each week! You are definitely my kind of gal! Did I say "gal"??

MadgePadge
MadgePadge

Good bye Kelly, Jill, Alex and Cindy. HELLO CAROLE!

CT Viewer
CT Viewer

I think you are so cool and funny.....why the hell do you want to be a RHONYC?

Viewerjames horst
Viewerjames horst

Carole, You are my favorite New York Housewife, Hope you get more air time. Think you are very cool, and the kind of person i like as friends in my life.