London is an amazing city and one of my favorite place to visit. It was such a treat to stay in the hotel's penthouse with the girls. I felt that we all grew a little closer during our trip, and it was a pleasure to be with a group of ladies who like to have a drama-free good time!
Pumpkin Head? I've been called many things but Pumpkin Head is a new one for me. Carole said that only her most gorgeous friends get called this. so I guess I’m flattered?!?
Ramona's reaction while shoe shopping to Aviva's prosthetic leg was immature and way over the top. I admire how Aviva handled Ramona's questions and how patient she was with Ramona. When Ramona said that Heather is jealous of her, I had to laugh. Heather is one of the most successful and secure women I've ever met.
The egg stalls in the bathroom were really interesting but I didn't get Heather's joke until she explained it to me. I guess it's because my kids are older that poop jokes go right over my head!
LuAnn-I have been a fan since the 1st season. Carole took what you said the wrong way. Ramona would have been 1 upping EVERYONE were she there. It is soooo true that you sometimes come across superior....so you really need to watch that. Jealousy is a green eyed monster. PLEASE get married before you get pregnant-that is soooo sending the wrong message-to the class of people where it matters. Please limit any remarks regarding Ramona-SHE isn"t Worth it and it makes you look petty. Stick to your guns and STAY Gracious.
I love the Countess LuAnn and wish the show would file more of her life. I'm already over Ramona agonizing over not being invited to Heather's London trip. Enough Already!
Oh LuAnn, FYI - it's not "elegant" or "classy" to have a baby out of wedlock, especially when you have a teen aged daughter. Is that what you are teaching her? It's time to come down off your high horse. No one is buying it.
I am sure if Miss Manners watched the show she'd be dabbing her forehead with her hanky by your ungacious behavior.......from being as excited as
a schoolgirl when learning one person was excluded from the trip to making sure Carole felt more uncomfortable than she already did by pointing out that she didn't stand, to your comment "Everyone knows Carole is a Princess"
You did prove your point thoough..."Money can't buy you class".
Sweetie, you spend the entire first season making sure that people knew you were a Countess...from the limo driver to the Pizza place...I have yet to hear Carole order a pizza as "Princess Radszwill"
Our Dear LuAnn, It's clear your story line this season will be the constant comments about this that or the other where Carole is concerned.Who cares right? Many fans including myself adore you! We know it's about making a living while hopefully having some fun. Just as its known Carole is just helping get her book and TV show "out there". I personally want to thank you and the children for sharing part of your world with us. It's not always easy I'm sure? I can't imagine how it must feel constantly being judged by strangers? I'm a very private myself and beyond happy when I only have to drive into town once every 3 months. Church once weekly but it's also a small country church. I find it humorous when first meeting someone that they automatically assume I'm some poor country bumpkin! A girlfriend from College gets a big kick from this also when she visits us on the mountain. I don't explain myself to strangers and neither should you. Good follows the good. Surely you must be laughing just as hard as I am reading how some are defending Ramona??? My that woman is bonkers! I admit I find it hard not to talk at the TV every time the ding bat goes on about being in "fashion"! LOL Does being in the resale of clothes mean you are in fashion or a salesman? I love TJ Maxx so happy she's one that fine stuff Macy over ordered.:-) I'm a put off at anyone that toots their own horn constantly! Sending up prayers that your dreams all come true.
Did you watch the show ?? Reid was the one who said heather was jealous of Ramona ,and Ramona disagreed with him . I think you are the one who is jealouse of every one especially the princeese .
It's perfectly fine for Carole not to participate at Heather's London dinner party if she didn't feel COMFORTABLE. We see LuAnn STAND UP with her "STAND UP" comment/jab directed towards Carole, which only further adds to Carole's disCOMFORT. Granted, we all have our moments, but the LuAnn trademark of being 'unkind with a smile' has been ongoing since season 1 & is not only classless & transparent, it's getting old. I wander how she feels watching herself behave this way. Doesn't she know she would be a lot more likeable is she just came back down to earth. . . P.S. I have actually lost COUNT of the endless examples of passive aggressive behavior from THE COUNTESS- the title is quite fitting I must say!
Even though you get invited to a party, that does NOT mean that everything the host plans you must partake in. A gracious host would not force their guest if they were uncomfortable to do something...furthermore "a commoner couldn't possible tell a Princess what to do, even if she was the guest." You just need to get over Ramona she doesn't even talk about you as MUCH as you talk about her. So get over it!
I am still befuddled with Carole's reaction to you. You are pleasant and happy and polite and get bitchiness in return. I guess that some girls like to be mean and nasty and that the only girls that they like are the same way as they are...mean and nasty. You seem a wonderful person and a great friend. If some girls don't see it then it is their loss. Love you on the show. There is a scarey movie about pumpkin heads. I don't think it was a compliment.
Etiquette & class is like money, you either have it or you don't, and you certainly don't talk about it. It is all in your actions.
Luann - love you - I believe you are more beautiful than ever, you really do try to take the high road with all these crazy conversations! I think you must be wonderful with your children, the little I have seen - they look like wonderful kids. Keep to your ideas - I think you represent yourself and family well. - not like some of your co hosting friends - would you really be friends with some of these people if it weren't for the show?
Luanne-- Sonja's name is pronounced SOHNYA with a long o, not SONYA like the word on. It is sooooo annoying to listen to you constantly mispronounce her name. Shouldn't you pronounce it the way she does???
I just wonder how the Countess with all her etiquette & class, finds it appropriate to talk about having a baby when you haven't even discussed marriage. Although perhaps you have & it has not been aired. Going back to the episode with you & your daughter, and you asked her what she thought about you having a baby, I would have responded, what about getting married?? I think it's great that you & Jacques are in love, but perhaps you should take that next step first. Just sayin'
I guess is because you always try to up stage what someone says with somthing better. Sometimes you have to be a little humble and let other people share things without telling them what you have or had.
Oh, and I would have been instantly annoyed if someone called me Pumpkin Head. That's so childish and just, strange. How could that be a compliment?
Carole's always saying snarky things about LuAnn behind her back. I think Carole's sole intention was to come on this show and belittle LuAnn by down playing The Countess's title. Carole's a big sneak. Watch out LuAnn.
While I think sometimes you come off as trying to be superior, I really like you. You are so fun. I do see that you were just trying to make conversation but sometimes it does get annoying when someone is sharing a story and another person keeps interjecting their experience. Sometimes you do need to just listen and let the person have their moment.
Stop trying to show how classy you are by one-upping at every turn. Ramona did not say that Heather was jealous of her. Reid said that, and Ramona disagreed. Name dropping and fake accents don't help you any either. We know you don't like Ramona, but show some class and stop trying to stab her in the back at every opportunity. I don't think your etiquette books would portray any scenario where it is appropriate to speak ill of another every chance you get.
Ramona NEVER said that Heather was jealous of her. Reid said that! You do continuously try to "one up" Carole at every turn. You also make a pathetic attempt at fake accents every chance you get. The audience understands that you want us to remember that you were once married to someone important. Give Ramona a break. You jumped on the "mean girl" bandwagon, and I fail to see how that passes as good etiquette. I hope your attitude will soften because this is not what I tune in to see. A little kindness goes a long way. You should try it!
LuAnn, It's sad that Ramona was "left out" and you enjoyed that so much -- Are you the devil in disguise? I'm sure if you were the one left out, it would be different. I would think that you would of learned by now how to be kinder to people, as that's what life is about. You are filled with so much negativity toward others. It's obvious that you like Heather because she doesn't like Ramona, and you need somebody on your team. You give the word "Countess" a bad name.
I think Carole's take on you is dead on. Whether you realize it or not, you were one "upping" her. But you are not known for being terribly insightful about your actions, so it's not surprising that you disagree! Why are you not talking about marriage, instead of having a baby? I am a bit confused, that would seem to be a classier conversation rather than a baby first- just saying..
Careful LuAnn! Your insecurities are showing! Ramona is Ramona, you either love her or you don't invite her to London. Your constant belittling Ramona does not make your candle burn any brighter. A secure, well mannered person can afford to be gracious. They don't point out that they are waiting to begin the meal until everyone is seated (and they don't start nibbling with their fingers). A well mannered person would have understood that Carole was a bit uncomfortable standing and introducing herself at the business dinner and not needed to point out to one and all that you were standing. A gracious person listens to what others are saying and responds to what the speaker has said. Yes, sharing your experience is part of a conversation, but not every time, all the time, and with an attitude of 'I can top that.' You might want to check your Emily Post. She never, ever, not once suggests you point out another's faux pas.
It always seems to be the Countess' way or the highway-has anyone else noticed that her blogs are poorly written and boring? Just like her personality.
So, let me get this straight. Etiquette means Luann can make rude comments about the other girls, but they are not allowed to allowed to point out the obvious about her??
You do come off as a one upper. Yes finding common ground is nice but once in a while try asking questions about what the other person is speaking about rather than the old contrast and compare.
LuAnn what could be more amusing than Ramona and her antics about your title. What is the big deal so you married a count and you get to be a Countess....and Carol married a prince and she gets to be a princess. You are so much nicer about yours. Carole only pretends to play hers down when in realityshe loves pulling it out of the hat on a minutes notice
You hang in there girl with out you the show would be a real drag..
I do see how people would think youre a "one upper" but i think (b/c you consider yourself to be a classy woman)that you are trying to keep the conversation going by relating to whom ever is speaking.
Just a thought though: sometimes its better to just sit back and have fun and throw some praise out to the person speaking. ie: "no! really?!?! i think that is so great/funny/fabulous etc." or "oh my gosh! what?!? then what happened?!!!"
just my $0.02
When Carole said you were one-upping her it comes across as you don't care about what she just said. Although you say it's just conversing by sharing similar stories it always seems your story or experience was "better" than anyone elses. As a casual observer of such interactions with people, the people that seem most sincere are those who will quietly listen to a story and then ask a caring question like "how did you feel then?" or "How do you feel now?" After they respond you can add your experience. It comes across as more sincere.
Love having the old Luann back now that Jill is off the show. However, I do have to point out two things:
1) Ramona didn't say Heather was jealous, Reid did and Ramona told him no I don't think Heather's jealous.
2) You claim Ramona is always trying to one up people like last week with her wine being in Target stores. She was simply trying to share good news same as Carole did.
A lot of the housewives in every franschise are very similar in that it's ok for you or the people you like to say something rude, act immature, insincere, etc., but when the person(s) you all don't like does the same things, all of a sudden they are the worst people on earth!!!???
Those points being made, I hope to keep seeing more of the old Luann and wish you nothing but the best.
Carol hasn't been to too many business dinners with buyers. You were right to go along with the introductions. Dinners like that can be corny but necessary. Sonja did very well too, she was gracious.
Oh Luann, you have no idea how you come across to others. The trip, being filmed, would have been so much better with Ramona there... Be careful what you wish for..
Luann, You are so boring and stuffy. You don't know how to act when you are not in control of everythig or being mean and hateful to people. Please get a story line other then having a baby at your age. That should of stayed quiet between you and Jacques. You are such a bad example of class.
@tkdrost LuAnn won't get re-married....... Then she would lose that title she uses so much!!!! Lol
tkdrost My sentiments EXACTLY. I mean REALLY, an unmarried over-the-hill hi-falootin' "Countess" havin' a baby outta wedlock? Gee, what would her subjects think? :-)
I think Carole is judging you by pre conceived opinions she has gotten from Ramona. She is not giving herself an openminded unbiased chance to know you so everything you say and do is being judged unfairly. So as Heather said about Ramonas' opinion's about her...who gives a sh_t! Keep being your gorgeous classy self! Good Luck on the Holistics!
Carole has you so 'pegged' you always have to be ONE UP! Do you ever get tired of being 'on' all the time? Ms. Manners book should be updated, you no longer have to wait until everyone is seated to begin eating in a large group setting. You displayed your lack of manners when you began munching with you fingers. Update yourself LuAnn, you're behind the times. And just one more thing, Heather's 'Groucho Marx' glasses are currently in style. There classic.
I never see you trying to ONE UP anyone. You are who you are and your AWESOME! Awesome with manners. Anyone who tries to bring you down, is just jealous. You and JILL were my two favorites. I was sorry to see Jill go. Im glad you and Heather are on the show. Carol, doesnt know you well enough yet. Who cares what she says? I think she tries to be funny and fun, it's probably nothing personal.