Sonja on the Yacht. It's Ramonja time! Our bellys are paid in full. I pay my bills in full and work my can off to support my daughter, maintain my assets, pay off my judgement I received while producing movies, keep my home, and stay independent.
If I am white trash then I really want to embrace my inner trash, because at least I don't go around calling people nasty names. I am who I am and I want to be with people who accept me the way that I am. I don't expect people to be like me, I expect them to be themselves. I don't need people to tell me how well educated they are, and how they are THE real New Yorker. New York is a melting pot of people who come here to be themselves in very unique ways.The fact is New York is the town of tolerance. We pride ourselves on that.
Some of the viewers have said that I live too much in the past, but it is just not true. I live in the moment and celebrate the past! I have a love for life and my friendships. When I go on vacation I GO on vacation. I am in St. Barths to have an extraordinary time with some extraordinary ladies and to share my special ties to the sexy island I have been going to every year for decades. And the key word: ladies!
At on point Carole had floated the idea that we go on a trip to Thailand. Sooooo Carole!!! However, after discussing vaccinations and the difficulties it would take to get there, we decided for us all to go to St. Barths (especially since I know it so well). Russ being there, I don't have to tell you, was a bonus! You saw those hotties together. . .besides, Russ would be busy working at the music festival.
I'm sad you had a bummer in St Barths with Aviva's tirades, but you are a strong lady and will move forward. I love your realness and honesty. People most likely wish they were more like you, a free spirit, and a lady. Walking away from Aviva when she was bashing you verbally showed you have class. You and Ramona are a blast to watch! So fun! Never apologize for being real. You rock!
Love you blog!! You are so right, and I love that you can be yourself and have fun with everyone, I love that in a person because I am the same way. I love being silly when I am with the girls, and hell I'm 48 and a grandmother of 2 boys, but hell I love having fun with my girls. I love the fact that you can admit to your s--t, and that you don't bring it up to their face constantly like Aviva does to everyone. Aviva should have stayed home, she did ruin the trip for all you ladies, I'm sorry that happen, she ruin it for me, too. I'm not rich, in fact I'm unemployed, it's rough out here. I have my own to deal with, no job, no money, can't do anything for my daughter and grandsons, or for myself at that, so when I look at the show I want to have fun, too. I look forward to seeing when the ladies go on the trip, because since I can't go at least I can see others have fun, I love that I love to see others have fun, and see how the island is and how beautiful it is, that is my favorite part. I love seeing you and Ramona being silly and having fun, that is what we are suppose to do on girls trip. Thanks again for you comments, it's great and I thank you for being you, I know I know we are not perfect, and like you I love the imperfections because that is what makes us beautiful women. I'm not rich, not famous, born and raised in Brooklyn, Holla! Like you said, New York is a melting pot, so glad I am not friends with anyone that is like Aviva, sorry, that person wouldn't last with me. Thanks again Sonja, love your spirit you're awesome. Keep being you, with all the imperfection and all, that's what makes you so beautiful!!!!!
Love your spirit Sonja. You are a character - especially without Ramona. My only argument with you is your attitude with Heather after she (and all her associates) tried to help you with your Brand and you treated them all with disrespect and ungratefulness. You weren't even paying them and bad mouthed them to all who would listen. Big mistake - she'll never help you again and no one in her positon would either. OK - Aviva's got a lot of issues - she has attacked everyone and never aplogizes. Its like she feels she's on a mission to tell everyone, according to Aviva, how they should act. Her husband is a saint - she lucked out on getting one of the good guys who can put up with all her quirky behavior. I also think that her father was creepy and would make any woman's skin crawl - he could have all the money in the world and it wouldn't be enough. However, do you ever think that Aviva sicked her Father on you because she thought, based on the way you act, that you'd go for anything and do anyone? You do go around acting like you'd be with any man as long as they were breathing. I don't even know if your realize it or not but you do act like anything goes and morality doesn't enter into it at all. Plus - please Sonya - stop taking your clothes off - its not a pretty thing to watch. Aviva needs to apologize - pure and simple.
I am so feeling for You and R.. this vacation was a "flash-back of Kelly".. except Aviva did not leave...
Aviva should be so ashamed of every nasty thing that came out of her mouth towards YOU. .
If I was single, I would have gone on a "garden walk" and a "moon walk" with the Hot Tomas. You go Girl!!!
And this was NONE of A's concern.. And to top if off, she did not have her facts straight on this situation.. Hello, you did not pick him up at the bar, hello, he came to you... And to say R was involved in this, was so WRONG on every level.. We all know R is so in love with her hot hubby and cheating is NOT even a thought with her...
Every time A was screaming about all the men that were picked up in the bar and brought back to the house... She did not have the facts and of course, we know it would not matter.. She was on a roll...
What I love about you, you own what you do.. As a Single Women, hello, you can float your own boat anytime you want.
I wish you would not try to reason with A.. she's too far gone..
I still think if anyone should be MAD, it should be YOU for being set up with Father of A.. And you were so YOU with this situation.. You handled it like a pro and got the hell away from him.. my skin crawls thinking of him...
Can't wait to see next week...
<3 you Sonja and Ramona.
Can Aviva see past herself or is she defined by her fricken leg.Sorry to hear her refer to you as Anna Nicole Smith, does this lady only know low blows.
Never change Sonja. Ever!!! x
I just have to say how irked and pissed off I am how Aviva treated you!You have more class in your pinky than she will ever have. Didn't realize the world revolved around Avia and for her to think that she is better and above everyone is BS. She will never be on your level cause you are honest and tell it like it is in adult like way. Keep staying positive and standing up for yourself. Show her how a true lady, human being with a soul acts. And enough with the leg thing...there are people dying of cancer who dont complain or bring up their illness constantly. Tell her that! LOL :) You rock Sonja! Looking forward to your toaster oven!
Nope, I don't think so. Sonja told Heather she was her client, but Heather made it clear that clients pay and that Sonja did not pay her. Sonja was very ungrateful for all the help she received from Heather and her team. Heather was unbelievably patient and so professional with Sonja. I use to like Sonja, but I don't like what I see anymore.
Sonja - normally I really like you, but you and Ramona were so absolutely rude to Carole in the bedroom. You and Ramona were basically telling her who she could and couldn't have in her home as a guest. It made you both appear ungrateful.
I wonder if Sonja paid Heather for all the work she did to promote the toaster oven thing. My take on that is she did not. If not, Sonja was way out of line. Even if she did pay that team/Heather....she should have spoken up and explained what she was trying to achieve instead of being all wishy-washy, then slamming the people who are obviously professionals in that field. It's clear Heather knows what she is doing and knows how to promote a product. it's also clear Sonja doesn't.
sassymama57 I'm beginning to like Heather, but Sonja came off as the better strategist and clearly knows her own brand style better than Heather -- who might have advised her staff to learn all they could about Sonja rather than go into a first meeting knowing nothing. Big mistake on Heather's part. I felt Sonja was doing Heather and her staff a favor because they got priceless free publicity out of those episodes.
Aviva's calling you two white trash...................................and yet her father made one of the most crude, classless remarks I've ever heard........................."I'll give you a squirting orgasm"; seriously? Clean up your own backyard, Aviva!
I think Aviva had a melt down after her scary flight but it was no excuse to light into Sonja and Ramona the way she did. To say that Aviva does nothing without her husband shows her insecurity. It must get rather annoying on her husband's part. I do think that Sonja and Ramona have a good time together and are friends on and off the air. I'd control the drinking a wee bit. It seems that just about every episode it shows you getting sloshed.
You are not white trash and Aviva has no right to judge what you spent your vacation doing! You are a single adult and her were away from your daughter so cutting loose was not as big of a deal as Aviva made of it. She is too uptight and I think she is jealous that she is not a free spirit.
You are precious! I adore you and am so proud of you in how you have handled so many hardships in the public eye. You are one strong, beautiful, and independent woman. ~ SHE is the one with the problems if 'nerves' caused her to act in such a horrible way. It shows that you are the bigger person and much stronger. You should be proud of yourself! Pray for her honey, she truly needs it. Bless her heart! ;)
viewer99Disagree. Ghastly pair.. hard to watch. I think we have all had enough of these two.
Sonja, you are terrific, and I'm sickened at Aviva abusing you; you were amazing in your patience w. her and I'm glad you walked away. And on top of your patience in Miami w. her offensive father! Don't show up for confinement with personalities that need as much work as A. just because you're on this show together. Life is short. I'd rather not have to hit the mute button as I have w. A., and others on previous seasons, but hey, we need a mute button in life too. Keep your joy. It is great. And your abilities are too. Wishing you all good things!
As I just posted on Ramona's blog...LOVE you Gals!! Rise above ...and continue to have fun!!!
Sonja, you are my favorite! Aviva is such a rude $%&*^!! And I am a non drinker who also has many phobias! I would never act like her! But, I would love to hang out with you! xoxo
Please tell the network to get rid of Aviva... she is not entertaining, annoying to watch and if I could I'd fast forward through all her air time! Somethings are the same in NYC as anywhere... JEALOUS girls will always be mean! Hope your interns read this comment to ya :)
Avoid crazy Aviva like the plague please. LuAnn is not nor will she ever be your friend. LuAnn is a coward who causes trouble then steps back and asks "how did THAT happen"; hence her comment to Ramona regarding the dynamic changing in FRONT of raving Aviva. Keep being YOU Sonja.
bravowatchinluann is the smartest of the lot.. and the best dressed.. that green dress was fabulous!
Sonja, - you are wonderful! I am from the South and believe me you are NOT white trash. Even here in the South we do not call our friends white trash. We treat our friends with respect and if we have a problem we do like you we air it out and then kiss and make up. I really feel bad for Aviva because she may have a lot of degrees and education, but no one that has one tiny bit of manners says what she has to you, Ramona and the other girls. I just cannot understand why she insisted that you and Ramona had to bow down to her and her husband for being there. She just would not stop!!! You are adorable, keep having fun and being real! We love you...keep your chin up... you have more manners in your pinky than Aviva does with all of her pedigrees. You are one of the best thing in the RHNYC... xo
I just think you're great, Sonja! You live life to the fullest despite all the things that you have been through. You had every right to be upset with Aviva because she was awful from the minute she got to the island. She had a "feel sorry for me" attitude and wanted to burst in and have the vacation center around her! You held your ground with her and good for you!! Stay strong!
Sonja, You, Romona and I could really hang out and have a blast. My life is being lived through you both. Aviva is a prude, it's just that simple. She had the nerve to talk about you and Tomas hooking up, what the heck. You aren't married and as far as I'm concerned you can do what you damn well please. She's just a hatter! Talk about putting a damper in the trip bringing her husband. I mean no harm but, she should have left him at home or she should have stayed at home. This was suppose to be a girls vacation and you showed all of the women how to let loose and let your hair down. I love you girl! You are smart, pretty, sexy and above all a damn good friend. Keep your head up!
I LOVE you Sonja. Please don't let that crazy Aviva let you lose one step in your day. She's crazy. You are gracious, in tune with others, and a good friend. You don't need to be friends with everyone and it seems you won't be out anything if you don't have Aviva in your life. She's a mess. You know who you are and I am one who is proud of who you are and all you do.
You keep being you girl!! You are the life of the party and good gal! You owe nobody any aplogies for being you!
Sonja, I was really impressed that you did not go off on A-Diva, I mean Aviva, sooner than you did. I wanted to jump through the TV and say a thing or two. She is a piece of work, and I do not mean that in a good way. The weird thing about her is everyone can apologize and think it's over, and then she flips again over the same thing. Early Alzheimers or just crazy, I don't know.
mandavk1 I think it's just crazy, kookyfanooky, that was my new word for the crazy D'Aviva, oops Aviva, lol... I love Sonja, she is fun, she is real she tells it like it is and she is the type that she can admit to her own s--t and move on to the next and just be her and I love that about Sonja, I love the beauty of people who are able to laugh at themselves and be themselves without any worries, and no one should worry if you are with friends, right? Love your comment, sorry I wrote a book...
Sonja: I absolutely adore you. You're the best thing in all the Real Housewives franchise. You have such a wonderful personality, and everytime you come onto the screen, I have a smile on my face because I know you will say or do something that will make me laugh. I wish I could have you as my friend, because you and I are very similar. You tend to accept people for who they are, and celebrate their differences...until they are rude and disrespectful to you and then it's a whole other story.
Aviva is a miserable mess. This is the second time she went off on you...remember when you didn't attend her fund-raiser? If that would've been me, I think after that situation, seeing how she reacted to the fact I couldn't attend because someone I loved was sick, and needed to tend to it, (in your case, you sweet dog who you had for 18 years) I would've kept my eye on her. I forgive crazy reactions the first time, the second time it happens (in such a short period time since the last time it happened), it would make me question whether I would want someone who's so easily angered and resorts to name calling and speaking as though she's so high and mighty.
She has too many issues and quite frankly she's a bore. Move on away from her because as Ramona said she's a BUZZ KILL! She's a Debbie Downer...and who wants someone who's around to ruin everyone's fun.
Sonya, I'm a fan because you're in a similar place as myself - a radical lifestyle change thanks to divorce - and trying to wade - swim and not drown as a single woman with a libido needing to create a new life that is one she's proud of. Your words are so true - 'To thine own self be true' - but be careful how alcohol shifts that thinking from wisdom to the object of harsh judgment. Be fun not frantic.
Aviva was completely out of bounds and 700+ viewers seem to agree with me.
and I'm also a toaster oven fan! lol. . . it was part of 'downizing' . . .
Sonja, You are so cute, I wanted to give you a hug too, when you were trying to calm Aviva down. Then she tossed your sweet gesture aside, you were hurt and angry, and I was angry for you. She forfieted a true friend with a generous heart, such as our Sonja. All of this after you forgave her for putting you through the pains and torture of her Father's rude advances. Aviva has the nerve to inform you of her mighty pedigree and education, which is seriously lacking in the arts and teachings of "Charm School." How can she insult and accuse you of the exact behavior her Father displays, and she thoroughly promotes, while thinking it is witty and charismatic. When is reality he displays himself as a boorish wolf with no tact, couth, or self awareness whatsoever!
Too selfish, all of you RHONYs. The only real woman on this show is Carole... This was never a girls trip, it was a celebrate-Carole trip, remember? Well, it's in her memory. Let me refresh yours with Carole's meek reminder: "I’d like to take a moment to remind everyone, again, about the reasons for this trip. 1. I finished the first draft of my book. 2. Russ is playing a blues festival. 3. I invited the girls along to celebrate."
Hmmmm Yes, "I invited the girls along to celebrate", key word, the girls along, and hell the girls know Russ was going to be there, but was at his own hotel, not with the women. Aviva was the one that wanted to bring her man, Carole who is sweet and nice, didn't want any problems said okay, but again it was a girls trip to go along, so yeah you're right Carole is sweet and I like her a lot, too, she is awesome and low maintenance, but the women like Sonja Ramona Heather LuAnn, they were okay, there was nothing wrong with them, they were there to have fun, too bad Aviva came and ruin everyone's trip. So the other women were fine, they were having fun being themselves, Aviva with all the other women, she didn't care that she just came to the trip late towards the end and started with her sh--, watch the show again and you'll see how she was acting and see how the others was trying to handle her, sorry, but Aviva was so wrong.
Sonya, I love your spirit. Don't change anything. Aviva owes you an apology. If I were on vacation with your girls, I would definitely hang out with you and Ramona. You only live once and it might as well be one full of fun. Stay faithful to yourself....you ROCK!
I usually don't write, but I felt you are still hurting, so I thought I would send you some pixie dusts of happiness and hugs and lots of, lots of love. You are very much fine just the way you are. Love you.
I adore you. So funny, so down-to earth, so sweet and you are a true beauty too. I Do think should ease up on the Harry comments, just out of respect. Otherwise, don't change a THING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
When Reid and Aviva arrived, Ramona put her bikini on - you did not. That was a very trashy move. So if the shoe fits...
Sonja explained that she was completely naked and she was waiting for Aviva and Reid to go upstairs and freshen up so she could get out of the pool and cover up with her robe. (Ramona had her bikini bottoms on as you could see it under water.)
If crazy and her husband would have stayed home (or crazy would have come by herself) it wouldn't have mattered. The point of a girl's weekend is to do the things you would not do around someone's husband.
If crazy decides to bring her husband into the middle of a girl's weekend, it's on them-not S&R.
Sonja.....I really felt for you as you cried in the bathroom. You, nor Ramona, deserved to be berated and belittled by Aviva. You are 100% right, you do not owe Aviva or Reid any kind of an apology. In fact, it should be Aviva apologising to all the ladies and even Reid for ruining a great trip. You are one of my favorites on the show....don't change!
Sonja, you may call it "just being yourself" but I call it childish and embarrassing for two grown women to act like you and Ramona do. Quit hanging onto Ramona and constantly sticking up for her craziness.