We're back! Seaon 6 is finally here and trust me, it will be the best eason ever!
We decided to have fun with the taglines this Season. If you have good sense of humor, you picked up on that immediately! They are very tongue in cheek and they did get a lot of attention on the social media.
Here comes Heather. . .Holla! She admits she can be bossy and you know sometimes you need a strong friend in your corner. She's been there for me. Carole is grateful for the support during her photoshoot because she hates them! Heather reminds me of Ramona a bit when she tells other people in their fields how to do their profession. They both mean well. The photographer says, "No photographic advice!" LOL. Great television watching.
How funny is my new Ramona hairdo?!? Ramona is very upset about Avery going off to college. We really did talk about it and we did commiserate about the experience, but you didn't see the entire conversation. Believe it or not, it actually got even more Ramotional, which is why I reacted the way I did!
I don't want people to judge Ben before they meet him. Age is just a number to me. He’s wise beyond his years! Plus, I really enjoy spending time with him, my daughter likes him. That’s not easy to find!
Ben is an old spirit. He's worldly and fits in with my jet setting group. My friends in Europe don't ask his age! I think Ben is a little apprehensive with this NY group though. Do you blame him? I just want to cozy up in the corner with him and the girls are dishing on his age and Carole is bristling about how Aviva treated people in the past.
I thought that Carole and Aviva were best buddies? Aviva wants to sidle up to the Ramona monster that she just recently saw too well, which I don't recommend. It's the first party of the summer social season and everyone has so much to say about each other already. It's so awkward!
Sitting between Ramona and Kristen is not easy because when Ramona meets someone she hits them like a ton of bricks. She just puts it all out there. If Kristen thinks that she's going to be the mediator between Ramona and Aviva, she's got another thing to learn. Aviva must be dreaming if she really thinks she can make up with Ramona with just a hug. Aviva, are you really going to tell Ramona she has some years on you on top of everything else? That came out really awkward. I think Aviva gets really nervous and just blurts things out.
It's as if Aviva isn't inputting and is using a script in her head she rehearsed. Even after Ramona says she's vicious and mean-spirited, Aviva comes back to her saying, "Let's celebrate our differences!" I don't think Ramona wants to celebrate those differences!
Kristen is a breath of fresh air and as Ben says, a knockout. And as Carole says, Kristen is a weirdo! She wears an Elvis necklace every single day. I like it. Great start. . .I love a weirdo.
Josh's gift to Kristen is very strained and seems to overcompensate for some weakness in their relationship. Kristen certainly says that and has been giving it to Josh all along. So I say we will have to see. No relationship is perfect. Don't men always give us a gift for a reason?
I loved taking Kristen to the lingerie store. I enjoy sharing secret places and tips. Not sure Kristen wants my advice though. Maybe she is laughing it off. But I did hear her give Josh a few jabs, and he is condescending to her. I hate to see women lose their personal power when they become wives and mothers. I'm all about empowering women. I know Kristen had a dream of having a card business and put that on hold. So we will have to learn more about her. Oh and, as you can see here, leopard as always is my neutral!
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!
Who you invite, where your heart is, the atmosphere, the food and drink are what matter. The fact that Ramona brings up the point that the plates are missing, or the rug was destroyed by the hurricane is just another matter. Why is she doing that? Sometimes she just likes to create drama for drama's sake. We do have a lot of fun together bouncing off each other like sisters do. Ramona knows better then anyone that I have it together and keep it together despite all odds. I have so much to be grateful for. A beautiful child, home, family, and friends who support me. We don't have room for that A-Diva negativity in our lives. I'm able to forgive and forget, but Ramona won't forget. I think holding that negativity in is like Buddha says, "Not forgiving is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die."
By the way, Ben was so sweet and had the food for our ladies tea delivered from Ready to Eat on Hudson Street downtown. That's class! And. . .very mature!
I agree with Robin Cofer, our Swarmi priest girlfriend, who says, "Is not our character revealed when the chips are down?" "Judge not her personality, judge her soul." I like that! As I clutch and twist my leopard napkin. I'm just happy Ramona finally decides to be open to the idea of breaking the stand off with Aviva. I can't kick a dog when he's down and everyone ended up against Aviva. She didn't have one freind in her corner after her behavior in St Barth's. I just don't agree with that. A friend is a friend. Why are her own friends abandoning her?
I'm thrilled when I see Aviva offer tequila to Ramona. It breaks the ice because Ramona knows that Aviva never really drinks. So tequila is a major movement! Movement in the right direction. Now Ramona remembers what she first liked about Aviva. What can I say? They are both passionate people that can have some short fuses when you rub them the wrong way!
Intern's Best dressed List: Every week I am going to post three outfits from each episode that my interns voted and thought were the best dressed of the episode!
No. 1 Kristen's backless dress at Heather's Party
No. 2 Sonja's red and hot pink Herve Leger at Heather's party
No. 3 Robin Cofer's (the Swarmi Priest, "When the chips are down, is not our character revealed?") outfit: dress, hat and all!
Thank you for tuning in for the new Season! Believe me you're in for a bumpy, but interesting Woody Allen, mind questioning New York ride!
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