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I was very proud of the beautiful party Sonja In The City put together for international jet setter, Janna Bullock, who is known worldwide for throwing the best parties and putting together the chicest crow!
Of course, never fail, there is an upset. As it was I was pressured because last minute we could not throw this party at Janna's home. So. . .thank goodness for my dear friend R. Couri Hay who reciprocated to both Janna and I and lent his gorgeous townhome designed by our friend Campion Platt. That is what friends do!
He made sure everything was according to Janna and my specifications and was gracious throughout the whole creative process. There is always a glitch. You plan for that, and have to roll with it. Ramona donated the wine, and as usual Sonja in The City kicked in the rest with Couri and Janna. Thank goodness for tradeouts. What did you think of my gorgeous servers??? I thought they were fantastic at Aviva's when last minute they were required to serve a three course meal on trays since it was too cramped to be seated!!! Thank you all around for the generosity and gracious behavior in pulling off another event. #TeamSonjaInTheCity
As for the drama, I was surprised Heather told Mario that Ramona was crazy because she doesn't name call (that I know of). The thing I respect about my relationship with Heather is we may have our creative back-and-forth banter and tug of wars (because we are both strong minded) but she never personally insults me. She understands I am fighting for my vision and I feel I need to get Sonja In The City and Sonja Home off the ground in the right fashion. She, being a designer and a creative as well, has her vision. I still feel I know my client base and potential investors better. I also have had extensive talks with shopping networks and retailers. I just want to be careful. I also need tons of pictures for the website, promotions, and demonstrations.
Sonja, I just love the Woman that you are because you seem to be so incredibly authentic. You show your strengths, weaknesses, vulnerabilities and although you try your best remain composed when obviously insulted, you eventaully say what needs to be said - remaining TRUE TO YOURSELF! <3 Love you for that! I just want you to know that when it comes to dogs, my children, there is NO STOPPING ME. I have been homeless for four months now living in a tent in Quakertown, PA because I ABSOLUTELY REFUSE TO GIVE UP MY GIRLS!! I have a 14yr old German Shepard and a 7yr old Rhodesian Ridgeback that I rescued from a shelter the day they were going to walk her down the hall to go nitey. I am an intellegent, creative. loving, compasionate person (whose freakin keyboard keeps sticking cuz I live in a tent LOL) who refuses to fall into the scope of what OTHERS think I should be doing. Screw them! Let them give up their children to prove a point and I STILL WOULD'T GIVE UP MY GIRLS!! My only heartbreak is that my 14yr old may pass away while being homeless and that simply isn't fair to her but in my heart I know she wouldn't want to be anywhere else but with her Mommy. She would wither away and die from depression without me. So you tell them all to go take their actual children for a damn walk before they start "pissing" on you for caring more about the unconditional love you have for your pet. Thanks for listening and I'm sorry if I sounded harsh but that's what in my heart!
Sonja, darhling...... You didn't pay one red cent to all of the people that Heather got together to "help" you. Your attitude was quite low class. You kept insulting Heather and her professional manners and you even brought in Crazy Ramona when she had NOTHING to do with the shoot. If you are soooo in love with Ramona, next time ask HER to give you Freebies.
While I think that Aviva's charity is wonderful, I'm siding with Sonja on this one. When a beloved family pet is having serious health issues, you do NOT ''delegate'' taking them to the vet. Family pets give their undying love and loyalty, and deserve the same in return from their owners. Incidentally, my 18 yr old cat crossed the ''rainbow bridge'' last month after having numerous health issues. When a pet becomes elderly and as the trips to the veterinarian increase, one never knows if this trip will be ''the one''..... the last one... And consider this.... if Sonja HAD delegated the task of taking her dog to the vet...and it had turned out to be ''the last one''... could she live with herself for that? I know I wouldn't. Guess you have to be a pet person to understand that a pet is a FAMILY MEMBER!
Never apologize for you being with your dog. People may not get the connection, but dogs are like kids and are just as important. I myself have gone into serious debt, over $30,000 for my dog who has cancer and he will not beat it, but I want his final months to be quality. I would give up everything for him and some people do not get it. I am beyound sorry for your loss and I wish these women would put aside their own feelings and try to understand its like losing a child.
So sorry about the loss of your dog. You should just apologize to Aviva in private because during the episodes you were both so passionate about your causes - she was upset about her charity and you were upset about your dog.
Sonja I am sorry for your loss of Millou. My dogs are memebers of my family too. I competely understand. He is at the Rainbow Bridge with Hondo and Rebel, let them run and play.
Just rewatched this episode. I was dismayed that you left something as important as your dog's medicine to one of your many "interns," who didn't give Miliou medicine for weeks. That is a very long time for anyone to go without important medications. You took no responsibility for that at all. I question that, since we saw nothing of that on the show. Certainly that kind of drama should have been played for all it was worth.
I would not have left my dog either. I totally get it. So sorry you lost him but obviously you were a great mommy to him.
Totally agree. Sonya, so sorry for your loss. I have 2 dogs and they are my world. They are #1 priority. I was disgusted with Aviva's comments. Stay the true, amazing person you are.
I completely understand your point of view Sonja being an animal lover. I'm sorry for your furkid loss.
Sonja, remember you are no longer a chase morgan. When someone does a FREE shoot for you on your product, no matter how lame it is, don't you think you should be on time and does the word thank you ever come out of your mouth. You need a real job with a real boss for you to follow diretives. Welcome to the real world.
S.B. Those two mischief makers remind me of the show, "Wicked Attraction". Where ever they go, trouble and misery follows.
Totally disagree with the comparison, S.B. --- that is an insult to the Beales! Who, by the way were cousins to Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis + Lee Bouvier Radziwill.
correcting myself....Little Edie was their cousin, + Big Edie was their aunt. Both were stunning beauties in their youth.
I'm sorry I'm confused are you saying that it's because of you that Aviva put together and worked for the charity, because you introduced her to the right people. Please clarify.
And I am so sorry about your pet. They are FAMILY and bring such happiness and love. I hope you adopt another pet, they never take the place of one but can bring new and wonderful memories.
I agree with mellow yellow. You have been a horribly rude to almost everyone in the cast this season. You come across as so entitled when it is clear that you are a poser. You need to get off your high horse and back to reality. You have been disgraceful this season.
I agree when she and Ramona get together they remind me of the mother and daughter in Grey Gardens. wackadoodles.
"I am so happy Aviva is getting involved with the One Step Ahead Foundation and bringing awareness to it through new friends."
Huh? She says she's been involved since 2007.
Whoa! Auh posted the best line that totally sums up the existence of Sonja (with a sexy J)
"I find it terribly sad that your entire identity is defined by the lineage of the family of a husband who appears to be long gone."
the fact you find Ramona's eavesdropping funny just shows how childish you both are! You could have just been very apologetic to Aviva and told her that the next time you will make sure to attend instead of going on and on about the dog's issues- Ramona pointed out to you that she most likely was not a dog person. I think she got mad because of the attitude you took when she just didn't want to hear your excuses she just wanted a sincere apology and for you to understand what the event means to her personally and how hurt she was that 2 people she really wanted there did not come.
I am so sorry for the loss of your dog. We lost ours in June after almost 13 years and know how devastating it is. No matter what, this is true grief and I am sorry you have to go through it.
You don't owe Aviva any explanations for why you didn't attend her charity event! I'm so sorry
you lost your precious pup! The majority of us feel our animals are family, unfortunately Aviva
doesn't get it, too bad!
Sonja I am so so sorry to hear about Millou. What a little doll he was - I can see why you adored him so much. My 9-year-old dog is my first child and I completely understand your love for Millou. RIP Millou.
Would you just plz get over yourself?!?!
I know what it feels to loose a dog since I lost one before, it's heart breaking. But you were just making it all about you. You truly need to get over yourself, seriously!! I'M starting to find you really annoying.
Sonja is so out of touch with reality. Who would hire her to do a party after watching the disaster she put together for Aviva and her husband .. venue too small, no food and that "band" really Sonja, what a joke. Aviva and her husband deserved better than that fiasco and she is too sweet to say anything. I would love to know what Aviva paid her for that .. if it was more than $5 it was too much.
Sonja, on the show you said you couldn't donate to Aviva's charity because you donate to other charities? What did you mean by that?
Amazing that you spin the name dropping and then insert and distract with the death of your pup at this juncture. It's a safe bet that most everyone will sympathize with you losing your dog. Most all of us have pets we love, but to me this is a clear case of manipulation, and that's low using your dog to deflect from an obvious self made disaster. And, all that haute coutier bs you spew sure went away in a hurry when Aviva got direct. Boughetto.
The loss of a beloved pet is truly regrettable and reason to mourn. Even those that don't have pets can appreciate your loss. However, I do feel that you started off the conversation with Aviva as very flippant and uncaring about her charity. I belive that the reason she got more and more worked up is that you just didn't seem to care. A simple, *I'm so sorry that you felt unsupported* would have one a long way. BTW, this scene was filmed before Christmas, right? Your dog died in March? Do you see why you aren't coming across as very genuine?
Andrea71321 Actually, the timeline of her pet's decline was very similar to my own beloved poodle companion of 16+ years, who started becoming ill in January and died in April last year.
Andrea71321 I agree with you 200%. Thank you for noticing the time frame between the charity event and her pets passing. I would like to know if during this time period if Sonja canceled all social events because of her pets illness??
I am very sorry for the loss of your beloved doggie. I know that bond is irreplaceable and the loss is hard to bear. I was appalled at Aviva's reaction to you and Ramona. You did let her know you weren't coming, which is more than some people would have done.
She had no business reacting the way she did- you were correct to take care of your dog. I think Aviva's charity is wonderful and she is an amazing person, however, this outburst at Ramona's was so rude and looked like bullying to me.
I know you have had a difficult path lately and I wish you good fortune and happiness in the future.
My deepest sympathy to your and your daughter for the loss of your beloved little friend. I know you will still be feeling the pain from this for a long time.
As much a I like you, I have to admit to suspecting that even if your dog was not doing well, you and Ramona had scheduled the little touch ups, never intending to go to Aviva's event. When Ramona used the "bright red chest" reaction, you had to scramble for another excuse and pulled this one. None us of will ever know the truth, but I will say that my mother taught me never to make up an excuse using my health, or that of a loved one, since it could bring down the "evil eye" to fulfill that prophecy.
TondalayoSchwartz There is confusion about the two Dr. appointments. Two different things. One is where Sonja and Ramona are at the plastic surgeon's office and it was a different day and time(watch Alex McCord on Rumorfix. She is great). The other was a dermatologist where Ramona had a reaction on the day of the Charity Spin Class.
lynnwhitlock TondalayoSchwartz Does it really matter? Both women are of the "ME First" brigade. They didn't go because they didn't care. Case Closed.
Sonja, It really is time to stop sounding and looking so silly. You have had an extraordinary life with so many advantages and exposure to so very much. It is amazing that you, however,choose to live on a very superficial level. What is up with your odd dependence on Ramona? You seem to be looking at her in a state of denial. I don't think you should trust her so much. You might recall how awful she was to you after you dared to talk to Heather the first time about your logo. Ramona will not tolerate your wanting to branch out and know other people. Think about this.
Sonja never broke out into hysterics until Ramona gave Aviva a check. She was using the dog as an excuse because she didn't want to support Aviva's charity.
Sonja, I was completely flabbergasted back when you entered the first Heather/James meetings muttering something about Mrs. J. P. Morgan carrying her own suitcases. Is she a relative and that was her suitcase or did you forget which one you married? Just to refresh your memory, it was a J. A. Morgan.
I find it terribly sad that your entire identity is defined by the lineage of the family of a husband who appears to be long gone.
After this episode and your blog I simply have to call you out on your complete falsehoods. There are documents you filed, under oath, that indicate thatyour monthly budget for charitable donations is zero, zip, nada, zilch. I get that your broke and there may be no room in the budget for charitable contributions. However, your blog deliberately and clearly expands on your explanation for not making a contribution of you gave in your interview during the episode.
Aviva's charity would have been a perfect way to give back - a spin class to smooth out all those divots and dents from your liposuction and a worth cause to boot. All for free.
Your suggestion that Aviva has somehow only become recently involved in a charity that has long had your support is contemptible. Seems to me your friendship with Amy and all your hard work on her behalf would have been the first thing out of your mouth at the luncheon. An edit - doubt it. I suspect Carole would have mentioned it - surely you would have explained all that to Carole and Ramona when the topic came up prior to Aviva's arrival?
Shame on you...
While I sympathize with Milou's health issues and subsequent demise, Milou's health issues certainly never stopped you from taking any and every opportunity for any and every freebie offered by the other ladies. To attack Aviva after you had happily left Milou for London and Miami in the very few months she knew makes very little sense. Someone else was able to take Milou to the vet under those circumstances, mais oui?
And you're perfect? Have you looked in a mirror & are you sure you don't have any flaws? I know I'm not perfect & never will I be. None of us are perfect. And none of us has a right to judge & attack another when we should be working on our own faults.
We ALL should ask ourselves, how we can change for the better & remember to help others, even on our worst day. Be a blessing.
Psalm91,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Grow up! This forum is all about commenting on the blogs. It's not about stroking the egos of the reality stars!