Now even though I wasn’t running into doors and bringing home a “group of Italians,” Ramona and I were pointed out to be drinking "already" by "I'm Gonna Be Miss Goody Two Shoes Tonight” Carole Radziwill because she hasn’t seen her "West Coast Boyfriend" in five months and she's refraining from partying.
This is a girls’ trip! I’m here to stir the drink! What you don’t see is from first flight to the end of the night we were all constantly being served! Welcome mimosas and wine with lunch in first class on the plane, arrival champagne at the villa. Rosé was not flowing in this Villa, it was gushing from a SPIGOT! In all my travel I've never seen this.
We flew on the big plane to the big family island and took the small plane to the small, sexy island to a private home (that normally costs a small fortune), so we could have round-the-clock security, on-site drivers, staff, a butler at our side, and yes, a French chef (even though he did go home too early). One gets festive at holiday parties and on holiday vacations; that's why they’re called HOLIDAYS, not WORKDAYS. With my smaller body frame, of course the after dinner tequila Lu Lu, Heather, and I shared is going to hit me first. While the rest of the girls were raising their eyes at me, Lu and I were raising the French flag on the butler in the kitchen. Tee! Hee! I have to go back to the big girl syndrome. Heather and LuAnn are amazons compared to me, and I’m a lightweight! I was there to let my hair down (and as you’ll see next week even my top). I lived in France, and as a young model I soon learned the pleasures of topless sunbathing and swimming. It's like wearing a necktie at the pool once you experience this. All the more the reason to stay in a private home rather than a hotel! Especially in Europe.
I do have to wonder what happened to this trip being a girls’ trip? I loved Russ, he is very cool. He and Carole are very sexy together, and I told them that. Carole’s like the HOTTEST woman on Earth. We saw that at Thierry Badereau's Thom Beach when she wore her swimsuit! Wow! When Russ came, I offered to leave the table because I was cognizant of the fact he and Carole were on tête-à-tête, and it was only a matter time before the after dinner tequila shots set in.
It would be like one wife coming along with a group of husbands to Vegas and expecting the wife to be comfortable! I’m not in St. Barths to be on my best guarded behavior in front of Carole’s boyfriend, I’m here to have a blast and blow off some steam. I've been working really hard on Sonja Home Innovative Living, booking Sonja in The City parties, maintaining my charity work, combating the hurricane damage at my home, managing my assets, and most importantly being a mom. All this when not shooting RHONY!
You have to love Ramona! Of course she went straight for the master suite. I mean Carole did give her blessing to choose whichever room she wished, since she knew she'd be far from us in the private bungalow below! And I am glad she did... Sonja in the bungalow? No! Sonja in the suite! Put the wet blankets in the bungalow. It's Ramonja time!I now feel like the Grand MaaaaaAAAArrrrrshaaaallll of Le Ti St. Barth and the BLT* Community.
(*Bacon, Lettuce, and TOASTED. I will get back to supporting the LGBT youth when I get back to NY!)
I have been friends with Carole Gruson, owner of the fabulous Le Ti St. Barth, for decades. I had no idea her and Tomas were broken up until Tomas told me at the house the next night at our cocktail party. He's French, always flirtatious (especially with the clients), which is what we go there for! All that attention is intoxicating. Carole Grusen does not get jealous easily, because she is French, sexy, vivacious, and has men lined up and down the island for her! She always has the cutest, sweetest boyfriends. I’m thrilled LuAnn let her hair down a bit and got in touch with her inner pirate booty. If Tomas (or was it Johnny Depp?) is giving her attention, let her enjoy!
Whether it’s Sonja in the City, Sonja Home, Sonja in the Master Suite, or Sonja on the Island, I live in the moment wherever I am. I love St. Barths and enjoy every moment. When in France (it's a French island), do as the French do! Thanks for watching us through the ups and downs and supporting #RHONY!
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