Carole Radziwill

Carole explains her quest for the boozy and lousy things in life.

on Jun 18, 20120

Eat, Drink, Flirt: One Woman's Search for a Good Boozy Brunch

Boozy is one of my all-time favorite words. Bravo stole it from me, look.

"After years of dating and infidelity and boozy shouting matches on the dock, there was nothing left for them to do but get married."
-- What Remains (2005)

Lousy is a favorite word, too, as in "the room was lousy with fashion models." And, “There will be love and loss and luck and fate -- the tent is lousy with it.”
What Remains

I like things boozy and lousy.

This week's winner of my best line contest is "LaineyLainey" who won with When Harry Met Everyone. It made me laugh (out loud!) LaineyLainey, please go to my website, CaroleRadziwill.com, and send me your address.

I don't know how long my contest is going to last. Turns out it's a lot of work to go clear down to the storage room in the basement of my building, dig a book out, sign it, and walk three blocks to Lenny's to get a padded envelope and send it off. I don't have a doorman so Lenny collects my packages and mail at his store. He's 91 and quite a charmer. I love him. You might see him giving me mail and some dating advice in bonus footage sometime soon!

So I thought this episode was maybe a little. . .let's just say, quiet before the storm. Keep a close eye on Sonja. And on her pad. And on all that business advice she took from Ramona and from Heather and then file that away. It may or may not be the innocent beginning of an epic battle. I can or can't say. Another thing I can't say is whether Ramona and LuAnn will get a phone call from Heather about London. Seriously, I can't say!

 

18 comments
OhMayAsWell
OhMayAsWell

1. how the heck did i miss a contest?  i mean other than the fact i never "follow" anyone.

2. in regards to crumbs and harry....it seems *He's* the one being passed around like a bad cold...

3. i really can't believe i'm addicted to these shows (all the RHO's)...by the end of every episode i'm utterly exhausted by the nonsense, while simultaneously double checking my DVR has the next episode scheduled to record!  ha!

stargirl777
stargirl777

So catching up on your blogs could seem...fanatical, but you are so light-hearted, you and a bottle of wine, and I re-love the RHONY. I definitely can appreciate a boozy brunch or a Wed. afternoon, and you make my insides smile, thank you for sharing your writing and humor. The number 27 is hard to beat, but I know you'll do it, like superwoman in your cape ;)

 

lesliann44
lesliann44

I think your words were just being you.  I think Heather should have invited Ramona anyway to London.  What do I know I am just a fan commenting my opinion.

bmm5098
bmm5098

Carole! Where did you get the Black hot pants jumpsuit?? I am looking for one of those! Thanks girl! Your an amazing and powerful woman!

Lisa3102589
Lisa3102589

Carole i think your hilarious! {What they do show of you and by your blogs is how i came to that ..}.. I just got finished reading this blog and first thing that came to mind about the crumb plate is that maybe they should invent a harry plate {to catch those left over's or crumbs lol}. well any ways just wanted to let u know u are now my favorite housewife ...   

jessica920
jessica920

Carole, I am so happy you joined the show! I read your book and really enjoy reading your blogs. I can't wait for your new book. I hope they don't cut you for not creating a ton of drama (or am I speaking too soon?). What you bring is so refreshing.

Pattee
Pattee

Carole, You're a breath of fresh air - I like your style!  Recently picked up your book and think that it is brilliantly written!  Thank you for proving that there ARE beautiful, talented, intelligent and fun loving women out there (unlike MOST of the "real housewives") 

diana.nicolay
diana.nicolay

This is the first time I've ever read your blog. I like it. Your an interesting woman ms. Carole. I look forward to reading your past  and new blogs and seeing you on the show =)

grossz1
grossz1

I think you're a great addition to the show. You seem very comfortable in your skin and true to yourself. Compared to some of the other New York gals, it's a breath of fresh air to watch. Last season was exhausting to watch. ;) 

Tainayosoyboricua
Tainayosoyboricua

Thanks for the blog, it was cool!  I love it you get to the point, you were not mean about anyone at all, you just state what was going on at the time, and it was cool.  I like that.  Yeah, I guess you're right about Mario and Ramona, they seem solid and they are great together.  Hope things stays the same, but we all know that once the show starts rolling in, a storm may arise.  I can't wait, but I hope there isn't too much nastiness, especially from LuAnn, she is so condescending, she is rude to others, she berates them, she claims she is better than anyone, she makes everyone uncomfortable, she thinks she is too classy for these women, especially Ramona, I can see LuAnn has it out for her, but that is because Ramona knows how fake LuAnn really is and Luann is scare of that, knowing that everyone else thinks she is fake, well to me LuAnn is fake, there is nothing real about her, she is just fake.  Please don't be like her, sorry, here I am asking you as if you're a kid, scratch that.  I know you are not like that, so forget it.  Just be yourself, be real, please don't put people down all because they don't have what you rich folks have, please.

whitneysucks
whitneysucks

If I had lunch with Ramona and Mario I wouldn't need A beer, I would need SEVERAL beers. cheers!

danieliza
danieliza

CAROLE-

You're the best thing to happen to the Real Housewives franchise since Bethenny left, Lisa arrived (B.H.), and, hooray... Jill Zarin left!

I love reading your blogs!  They're insightful, funny, entertaining, etc..  You really started something though.... it looks like "juxtaposition" is REALLY angling for a book!!!

Take Ramona for what she is: someone who talks before she thinks, but, has good intentions!

JoBB
JoBB

Hey Carole, You're my kind of New York! As a housewife obsessed Brit your blogs are my weekly highlight. I've even corrupted my Aussie husband who now watches with me. I know we need to get out more! Thanks Carole and keep it coming. Enjoying the new gals. Muchos love from over the pond xx

juxtaposition
juxtaposition

 You, m'dear are the new black.

"Of course your girlfriend is a fashion model, of course she is!"

Beautiful-thanks for showing us what classy, smart, gorgeous and witty looks like..(only)money, after all, can't buy you.. well, whatever, Countess. Keep it up, Carole, I was about to give up on the gals from NY.

Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into ours. 

 

fan1984
fan1984

Carole,

You have really brought a lot of class & humor to the show.  As you can tell by reading all of your comments, everyone adores you.   I've never seen a housewife get such positive feedback.  You are a genuinely nice person & I love how you refused to be sucked in to all of the drama.  Also you are gorgeous-your hair is amazing.  Please, please post how you style your hair & the products that you use on your website..

Stella@venicianstarz
Stella@venicianstarz

Has Harry been walking around NYC all this time with a shirt that says "Wanna be a RHONY?, Apply within..." ???

juxtaposition
juxtaposition

 @danieliza Too funny! I wasn't angling, she just mentioned what a pain in the butt it was to get the book out of the basement.The Manhattan song got me in the mood for a little Bogey.  Play nice:) Have a great day!