Mario and I bought a case 1983 Chateau Margaux in honor of our lovely daughter Avery's birth 17 years ago. Since we purchased it, it has gone up more than tenfold in value. Mario and I are a team. When he called out Jacques and LuAnn regarding the Ramona Pinot caper, I found it very interesting that LuAnn exited and wanted no part of it. LuAnn can dish it out but doesn't like to face the consequences.
I was so shocked about what LuAnn did, that I am glad Mario told Jacques how he felt and I was able to stay out of it. LuAnn and I have never been in a great place. I see her for who she is. Despite that, I am trying to get in a better place with her and that's why I did not want to have an argument and confrontation with her at the Christmas party. What LuAnn did was wrong! She knows it was wrong. I knew it was wrong. Many other people knew it was wrong. That's why I could not look her in the eye -- as I would have thrown my wine in her face so fast!
The highlight of that evening was LuAnn's choice of entertainment. Who knew that the self proclaimed "expert on etiquette" would hire an X-rated band!
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Ramona...you need to learn to LISTEN and not just wait for your turn to talk. You end up sounding like a teenager when you argue because it's obvious that you aren't in a conversation, you're just in your own emotional head space. You yell at people and run away like a child who doesn't want to hear anything but her own voice. You talk behind, well, EVERYONE's back and then scream at Heather for "talking behind your back" when she was pretty plainly speaking right near you and defending those who were being picked apart by you. You're so obviously jealous of Heather and the way you attacked her right away for talking too much (talk about the pot calling the kettle black) and in such a glaringly passive aggressive way. It was unkind and made you look like a fool.There was no need for you to be at the photo shoot, all you would have done is make sly comments about Heather or a her work and made everyone uncomfortable like you did at the meeting. You don't know how to act in so many situations that it astounds me that you have become as successful a business woman as you are when you are so socially mean and callous. I think it would do you well to see a therapist to help you deal with your emotional issues that seem to stem from your father's treatment of you when you were young. When you get upset, you need to go to a quiet corner, take ten deep breaths and assess if the situations warrants such over the top behavior from you. I would be mortified if my mother acted that way, you should think of your daughter's reaction when you act the way you do.
ramona, i love you...you tried to be diplomatic with lu ann at the party, and that must have been so difficult. she and jacques were trying to make a fool of you. that's terrible. i'm glad you went with sonja to the meeting, but sonja should have told heather that you would be there. she was caught off guard, as anyone would have been. you shouldn't have taken a personal call and probably should have turned off your cell phone before you got there. you appeared very rude. get over the fact that heather didn't invite you to london. you two don't get along and that was very nasty of her, but it reflects on her, not you. i think you're great!
I have been watching the show for a full season previously and this season. This is only my second time at reading and writing to a blog. If you ever get to read these posts personally, which frankly I doubt, you will quickly realize that many viewers (the ones I know anyway!) are weary of your bad manners! It is ironic that you feel Luann "can dish it out but not take it" because YOU are guilty of doing exactly that! You make a nasty remark when you THINK you have been slighted (without getting all the facts) You attack, then you promptly leave! It is a pity that Sonja and others whom you call "friend" are not more candid with you. They speak behind your back about how difficult a diva you are and tolerate your unfiltered rudeness! Sonja was not fully truthful with you when she told you about the photo shoot. Either by accident, or because she did not want to face a scene with you, Sonja allowed you to get the wrong impression of what happened at the shoot and why you were not invited to be there. But Sonja NEVER requested you be invited on the shoot..
I think it was also rude of you AND your husband, to make negative remarks about Jaques' French accent etc! You and your husband have made it clear you do not like him and I imagine that is why he and Luanne left early. I would not tolerate such behavior either! Personally, I do not believe they were trying to con you, or embarrass you, regarding your own brand of wine, during the wine tasting game. I think you are insecure and on reflection YOU thought something like "Oh my God! What if I had said something negative about my own wine!" They explained themselves and it SHOULD be over. Please let it be over?
You are obviously an attractive, talented woman, much blessed in life. I imagine you can be loyal friend. The viewers do not expect you to be fast, firm friends with EVERYONE in the show. But this is such a bountiful experience for every one of you, it is my hope you try a little harder to be respectful of ALL the ladies.
Thank you for listening to my thoughts!
What a joy to even to have you read my opinion, if you even have time. So funny that I am listening to Ritchie Valens' "Come on, Let's Go" while writing you. I am so proud of Avery! You and Mario have raised a gorgeous girl, and a smart as a whip!!!! I hope she gets a lot of her parents showing more and more every day.
One problem. You're a little...nosey. If you would not come in at the wrong time...you would avoid a whole "Jill Zarin Incident". Remember her? Your best friend? Yeah. She did nothing to you and vice versa. You were pitted against. 20 years of friendship down the drain for a stupid TV show. For what? And now they are pitting you up against LuAnne and Sonja and these three wonderful new women all because nearly all of you (as you call him) a man slut? I don't want to slander, but I call him nothing special. Except for Harrison. That boy is an angel.
I love you because no one understands your "Mother Hen" who is just trying protect her chick friends and finds herself stabbed a lot of times. Please don't take it so seriously and get angry. Do you know that love and kindness heaps hot coals on your enemies heads? God said that. Make sure you don't go for revenge...that's more for Mario. You guys are rich, classy, upper-cut people, not kindergarten kids on the playground playing with Monopoly money. I am dying, been deaf all my life an NO ONE came to my family to prepare us or help us, even when we asked.
Now I suffer 6 brain diseases due to stress, Severe Empathy or Carrying the Weight of the World, and dealing with really greedy, poor pitiful me syndromes. You know what? You woke up, you're alive, you can take a trip to Miami in a Leer Jet with anyone you effing want!!! If you don't believe in God? You should, because remember what God said to the rich man, "Easier for you to pass through the eye of a needle that pass the gates of Heaven," with him not letting go of his treasures. You cannot rule the world if things don't go your way. This isn't yours and Mario's land. Matter of fact...if you think you are so superior and want to go there? LuAnne with our Native Blood can kick you off American soil and back to your native homeland. So there. STOP BEING SO FRICKIN' MEAN AND GET ON SOME HORMONES!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm 34 and I take them! What are you afraid of? People still ID me for cigarrettes bc I look 14!!!!
Just....let love out, okay? No more hatred or I'll be foreced to talk like an annoying Indian to you. A CHEROKEE INDIAN NOT A DOT ON FOREHEAD INDIAN!!!!! LOL!!!!!
Ramona, it seems that very often you act like a little girl throwing a venomous tantrum. Its not too late in life to get professional help for your serious anger issues and alcohol dependence. Yoga would also help. It seems you act and live from your deep wounds from your childhood. Get help before you continue to spread your negativity and continue to hurt others like you've been hurt.
The truth is Ramona your lucky I am not on your lame show because you need a good ass whopping and I wouldnt have an issue doing it. Hope Heather steps up checcks your annoying ass.
You need to go. I really hope you are not on the next season. All you do is shout. You are so jealous of heather it's pathetic. You are acting so bad this season you make Jill look like an angel. You don't say what others are thinking you are just plain rude! I hope you fall flat on your face.
Please,please,please get rid of Ramona!!!!!!! I really would like to continue watching the show but lately I just can't take it anymore. It is not fun at all! I love the new wifes do . But Ramona and her husband is not fun it is getting waaaay to old. Thank you.
You are a bully and borderline alcoholic. the first season all you did was talk about how christian you were and the christian jewlry line. now its about your wine, wine,wine. You belong with Jill, off the show already!
Sonja has a true loyal friend in you. You are there for her when she needed you as a back up to get her voice heard with Heather and as a distraction with George to allow her some distance from his harassment. When Sonja upset you, you were honest with her and then let it go.
It is obvious you both care about each other and really know how to have fun together. Sonja should be proud to have you for a friend. I would be.
Could you please bottle Mario? My husband needs
to hold a fifth!!!
Good job Mario on sticking up for your lady!!!
I agree with Sonja and Ramona in a way.Should Sonja's brand take off..You know Heather will be right there taking the credit for creating that brand as a nod to her company.You would not hear about her kids or charity.It will be i came up with that whole concept.Give me a break.This is why i can't be friends with many women.Accept people for who they are, be genuine even if you don't agree, but don't talk about people behind their backs pretending to be so classy...Just sayin'
Btw, I don't buy your bs that you were trying to keep the peace by engaging in raunchy talk. You were practically throwing yourself to Aviva's dad! Then prancing around trying to get attention. If you were just pretending, then I give you the oscars because it was truly convincing.
Ramon, I do believe you took the high road with Louann (the wanna be countess). Good job! But do you always have to tell it like it is ALL the time? A bit of filter sometimes wouldn't hurt. None the less, as least one knows where they stand with you.
Ramona. Why do u always start the argument and then walk away? Oh I know, you want to be in control. U should talk respectfully to whom you have problem with. You will say your piece of mind and then run away. I have a granddaughter named Avery and i would never teach her this. You say you want to speak what's on your "mind" yet you give no one else a chance to speak. Also you didn't even know your own wine. You said it needed more "depth". Even if Luann set you up, which I think she did, you should know your own wine. After all you drink it probably every day . I am a real housewife. I work 40 hours a week. I have friends who I would never run away from if they had an issue. Mario is along for the ride. He has no backbone. I don't particularly like a "yes" man.
Ramona, I'm so glad you're on the show. I'm sorry the other women on the show pick fights with you and try to set you up, then act appalled when you stand up for yourself.
Heather is probably just jealous that you could buy and sell her twice, and that you are recognized by groups and organizations that arent yours. And the countless, well shes just being her usual rude, offsensive, mightier-than-thou self. Keep on being you, Ramona!
Wow I knew Ramona was rude but now it seems it's rubbed off on Mario. I can't believe he acted like such an AH at the dinner table. What was the big deal? It wouldn't have been a problem if Ramona said. "this is the best wine of them all" but no, she didn't know her own wine. Mario was totally out of line acting like such a tough guy to Jacque trying to embarris him in front of everyone & making everyone who was sitting there feel uncomfortable. God, your friends can't even play a joke on you without a problem. I would have thought it was funny putting your wine in the group. I would have loved to hear Jacque say, " Really Mario, what are you going to do about it?" but no, HE had manners. I love Heather. Finally someone with some balls & is sucessful in her own right.. Take her out Heather!! In my 58 yrs I've never seen someone act the way she does esp when she's confronted. Looking every which way, talking loud so everyone can hear, trying to embarris them in front of people at affairs. Sonja. Sorry Hon, your not a client, your a friend to Heather. She was helping you for FREE!!. Did you pay her & not mention it? And to bring Ramona to the meeting? I don't know what Ramona did on her own to want her opinion. The only thing I know about is she's riding on her husbands families jewelry business & now since she's known on RH coming out with a wine. I'll bet that would have never happen if she wasn't on the show. What's next? a book? If it is it better not be about manners since that's something you'll never know about, shame you didn't learn anything by now at your age. Oh, by the way Ramona, what did you do? steal that line " I say what people thinking" from Kathy Griffin? Not all people think like you thank God!! Love ya Heather, you go girl.
Ramona, Ive been a little concerned about your kinetic energy, but after watching the dinner party at Le Cirque and LuAnns terribly offensive behaviour--I get it. I can not imagine how you have the patience or temerity to deal with that ego. If you stay calm when calling her out, you can be sure she will put her own foot in her mouth and come off much like she did that night with the majority of viewers.
And as far as Mario calling out Jack--I liked very much that he stood up for his woman. Could it have been done privately--sure, But this way, perhaps he and Luann chewed a little humble pie for being called out on their childishness, and in future wont assume that you are all too stupid to know when they are messing with you.
Believe it or not I actually used to enjoy watching Ramona. This season however she has been so hard to watch or listen to. I can't believe the way she behaved at the branding meeting for Sonja's toaster oven. It's hard to believe she's a successful business woman. OMG!! and why was she there anyway? It seems like Sonja is too concered with her relationship with Ramona and not concerned enough with getting her buisiness started. Heather and her team showed their professionalism just by not walking out of the meeting. How much longer is Bravo going to shove Ramona, Sonja and Luann down our throats. ugh!!
You need to decide if you are a strong woman or not. If you don't know your own wine or know if it tastes good then you need to close your wine business. Mario and whomever else is talking in your ear is leading you astray. Doesn't Mario have any faith in you at all? You came through that tasting with flying colors but now people are doubting you. Why aren't you telling them that you KNOW your own wine and/or that it tastes good? Mario said that you might have said that it tasted awful. Why would he say that? Mario made YOU look like a fool that doesn't know the taste of your own wine not LuAnn. Think about it.
Ramona wants to be Bethenny .....you never will be, .why are you such a child! You are always yelling, and stomping out! Respect is earned not pounded down on people~!
by the way Ramona taking a call during a meeting so Unprofessional! Excuse yourself and LEAVE the room their time was valuable particularly since they weren't getting paid!
It would really be nice if you stayed out of other peoples business and took care of your own.
I have never seen or met anyone with such bad manners and insecurities. The things that come out of your month and the way you treat people is ridiculous.
Maybe you should attend some type of etiquette school and be sure to enroll your husband, because he is getting just as bad as you.
I guess to much time on the show has gotten to both Mario's and your head. (bigheaded).
I don't enjoy watching the show anymore. As soon as you get on. There's nothing but tantrums and fits and crying about something your not happy about. It doesn't all revolve around you and everyone that comes on the show is not going to like you. And you can't handle that. Your like a school girl...upset because Heather didn't invite you to Paris. And why should she after the way you treated her.
And the way you acted at Aviva's house in Miami was rude and ungrateful. You want to be in control of everyone and everything. Sorry you can't.
The show is losing lots of viewers and would be better off without you.
Ramona, why did Mario think it was a set up at the wine tasting? Shouldn't you know your own wine, you drink enough of it.
I LOVE that Mario confronted Jacques at dinner. EVERYONE at the table, and everyone watching the show, knew that he and Luann set you up for humiliation. Good for you for being too smart for them, and good for Mario for letting them know they couldn't just laugh it off with "it was just a game". They owe you a BIG APOLOGY.
Ramona, Sonya might have put a lot of time in this project but she did not put any money toward it. So any business woman would know that you will be the customer if you pay for it.
Heather, as a friend, was trying to help Sonya. Man I can't believe that you don't know that. And besides I don't see where you help at all, especially taking personal phone calls during the meeting. I can only imagine what you would have thought if it was the other way around.
@judyann325 UGH! The only way Ramona could have been set up to be embarrassed at the wine party is if she was DISHONEST. If she genuinely loves her wine as much as she says she does, there would be no cause for concern that she might say something unflattering about it. Because Ramona must put down everything that isn't all about her and constantly self-promote, she created the embarrassing situation for herself, BY HERSELF. The truth is, she tasted her own wine, believed it wasn't hers, and said some not so flattering things about it. Jacque and Luann provided a perfect opportunity for Ramona to promote her own product, if only she'd been capable of saying something nice about something she thought someone else made. If she'd tasted it and raved about it, and it was unveiled that it was, indeed, her beloved Ramona Pinot, it would have been terrific promotion. Too bad she is such a Debbie Downer about everything, because she completely blew that opportunity. To blame Luann and Jacque for "setting her up" is ludicrous. Ramona is just embarrassed that she panned her own wine and is deflecting.
@judyann325 How would Heather not inviting her to London be nasty? You yourself said they don't get along. If you don't get along with someone why invite them on your trip? Just curious.
@real1housewife I second that motion!
@hawaiikaihousewife How true!
@BonCast "Telling it like it is" = Having no tact and no sensitivity. This is not a virtue. Honesty and kindness are not mutually exclusive.
Ramona certainly couldn't take Heather's honesty in not wanting her to come to London. She is hell bent on retaliation. I would love to see Ramona on the other side of someone "telling it like it is"... oh, wait, we have: Heather calls her out, in a calm adult manner, on her childlike ways and Ramona's response is to run away, yelling over her shoulder, and then trash talk Heather to everyone in the near vicinity. Seems like Ramona is the one who can dish it out but not take it.
Spot on!! Ramona should recognize her own wine when she had the first taste test. However, if she got it wrong after smelling the other scents, it would NOT have ruined her. The whole point of the blindfolding was to show how scent can totally change the taste of something!! Just like when you're sick and food starts tasting different. If Ramona did guess wrong then what's wrong with saying wow - those scent really do change the flavor of the wine? I highly doubt that would have messed with her "livelyhood" as Ramona and her husband are trying to push. Ramona (and her husband) are ridiculous for letting this go on for so long and making such a big stinkin deal of it!! Ramona's anger grew as she heard from others they thought it was wrong and she could've stopped it there but of course, Ramona is always right and if she's not, beware the wrath because her vengence will continue until she feels she's vindicated.
@pamelayepizRamona is full of herself and wants to be the centerof attention. If she is not, then she reinvent herself and injecting herself into someone else's affairs.
EXCELLENT, spot on observations, pamela!!!
Ramona...even if Lu set you up... you SHOULD know your own wine...particularly since you drink so much of it! You weren't even blindfolded -- the colour should have given you at least a hint.
In any etiquette guide, Ramona, (and thinking of it, SonJa as well) would be the perfect example of "how NOT to behave".
@SookieSue it doesn't matter who can sell each other "twice" as u put it. Money is a great thing to have. But manners, respect, and friendship is a greato have. And I don't think Heather is jealous of Ramona. I think its the opposite. Ramona knows Heather will stand up to her and she can't stand not being in control. Nobody picks fights with Ramona. Think about it sookisue. Ramona starts the fights, then runs away.
@palri The thing is her husband validates her bad behavior and acts like a mini Romana himself.
@Diane69802 Have you been watching the show since the beginning? Ramona has always been this way. This IS Ramona. She's not trying to be anyone else. She's never tried to compete with Bethenny.
Ramona was a successful businesswoman before the show even started and before Bethenny and her brand took off. Sounds like you're looking for something to be critical about and you're reaching.
You are correct. For anyone whoe "professes" to be an expert on wines, Claiming she has done tons of research and ONLY drinks her own brand now, she should be embarrased if she couldn't tell her own brand. Marios fear of that tells me she just slapped her label on some wine suppliers bottle. It is not the unique concoction she claims she developed.
@danieliza Speak for yourself, sister. I didn't think it was a "big set up for humiliation" at the wine tasting. I thought it was a possible little prank. The fact that the wine was revealed gave Ramona some free advertising. Lighten up!
@pamelayepiz @SookieSue Nobody picks fights with Ramona??? do you watch the show?? Jill, Luann and Heather have to name a few. Ramona may seem crazed sometimes but has shown herself to be a much better friend than Heather. She has stood up for Sonja, Aviva and Harry this season and Alex, Sonja and Bethenny in past seasons. She also seems to be a better wife. Heather has not shown herself to be a good friend and has said nasty comments about everyone in her talking head. Heather also does not seem to be as devoted of a wife as Ramona. Jut because you do not like her personality does not mean she has no good qualities.
You might want to back up on that one. Ramona's jewelery line & subsiquent "beauty products" grew as a RESULT of RHONY, just like every other "housewife" who benefits ($$$'s) from signing a contract with Bravo. They all want to have a "brand". Good for them, however Cindy, Heather, Carole, even Jill and "the model" had careers and influence B4 Bravo. These women brought some experience and knowledge from the REAL world, and will hopefully benefit just like all the other "Bravo Wives/Women" who sign up and expose their families and lives to judgemental America/world.
I have been watching the show since the beginning. Ramona is threatened by everyone. She may have been this way all along, but it is getting tiresome watching her pathological need to squash everyone else to make herself feel better. Remember her *you’re the underdog* comment to put down both Bethenny and Jill at the same time? Aside from her own family, I can think of only one person she hasn’t insulted or tried to control so far—Carole. But then again, the season isn’t over yet…