I'm known as the queen of hospitality. There's nothing I like more than entertaining my friends and family in my homes and my Sonja In the City parties are off the charts fun -- no matter what! When Ramona makes the comment that I don't seem to get it together, I think that's far from the truth. She knows better than anyone that I have a lot on my plate and am juggling many things at once. I don't have the usual amount of help. I'm travelling a lot, starting up new businesses, raising a 13-year-old daughter, and I'm getting by with the help of my fashion, business and production interns. It's about give and take; I'm teaching them while they're helping me.
Whether the plates are forgotten upstairs or someone's left waiting at the door while Ramona is distracting the girls with a champagne opening lesson, at the end of the day what's important is to show the interns by example it's not where you go, but how you get there.
Showing by example what's important isn't about me being on time, looking perfect, and then the guests not having food or a pretty setting. The guests come first. I like to ready everything, then worry about myself. The experience is what's important. Having everyone over at the house in the first place is quite the accomplishment with my to do list!