Cast Blog: #RHONY

To Sonja, Age is Just a Number

Sonja Morgan dishes on her younger man, party hosting, and new "knockout" 'Wife Kristen Taekman.

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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Sonja: Don't Take Yourself Too Seriously

Sonja explains why she and Ramona are family, why she's hiring Aviva, and why LuAnn is still her friend.

At this point, I am numb to the whole BookGate debate. I am not on anyone's side, I just hope that both books are bestsellers and that Carole and Aviva are making enough money to pay the bills with their books because BookGate has definitely taken an emotional toll on their friendship. I know that they were close and had great times together. In fact, Carole was once the godmother to Aviva's daughter. How can this come between them? Such contention over the accusations! I don't know why they let it get so heated. It's not worth it! I just hope that they can forgive each other at some point. As you get to know someone, you get to see their strengths and weaknesses -- and you have to accept those if you're going to be friends.

I was surprised when the girls laughed at me discussing my ability to forgive and voicing my Christianity. I think that it is one of the reasons that I can live my own life and not worry about everyone else's or the grass being greener. It's all relative. We are on Earth for such a short time. I am enjoying every day of my life. I am grateful for the family and friends that I have and my beautiful daughter.

I have so much more than many other people, and I remind myself of that every day with the charity work that I do. That's why I feel so much more comfortable working with artists, animals, the LGBT, and children. It's such a sensitive, caring, and loving place to be. I love my Sonja In The City event planning business because it lets me be me -- an artist and a promoter -- while helping others reach their highest capabilities. Plus I get to do all that while helping me get my daughter through school in a stable environment. It keeps me connected to the movers and shakers who help me manage my investments. I love to produce and to contribute. It makes me feel good.

I believe some of the women fail to take me seriously because I only show them my party side. There is a private side to me that most people don't see, because they only see me out at social events and while I'm entertaining. I throw a lot of events, so a lot of people only see that side, as it's my business and the way I broker some of my deals.

It is amazing how moms like Heather find strength to do dealing with their children's issues, like her son's health and hearing loss. It's what we do with loved ones. We do it with marriage partners too! I surprised myself when my ex had a terrible accident and I was called upon to deal with all of the doctors, therapists, and financial advisors.

I dont feel that Ramona called Aviva vile. She said that she had a vile side. That's different!

I'm not upset that Ramona spoke behind my back about my financial problems. She's human, and I spoke my feelings then and we worked through it the way that family does. We have too much water under the bridge to let opinions or men get in between us.

Heather questioning the legitimacy of my friendship with Ramona is just silly. She knows that we have been friends forever and whatever I have said about Ramona I have told her to her face. Heather knows this very well -- since I'm very upfront about my feelings with her.

The girls saying that Aviva's leg throw was staged is silly. I let Aviva know that everyone was saying she was fake. Even if she plans to throw it on the table to make a point, that doesn't make it staged. It just means she was pushed to a limit. I thought she was hilarious. After all, it was a private party in the back room. We weren't in the actual restaurant. Aviva doesn't go around throwing her leg around in normal restaurant situations. Maybe she and I should take her act on the road! A real dog and pony show! I always said I was a performer, a comedian, and a producer. At my Sonja In The City parties, now we can include Aviva as part of the show!

My overall thoughts of the season was that the reunion had more drama. I felt the season flip-flopped around quite a bit. Harry and I will always have a very strong relationship, just as Ramona and Aviva will always be in my life. Aviva's son Harrison is like my family.

Ramona was definitely going through something this season. I let her know I was upset, but I can't change her and she can't change me. We accept each other the way we are and we work our differences out.

I didn't know LuAnn was going through a breakup. She never shared that with me, and I was getting upset that she wasn't trusting my friendship and was blaming me for everything. I didn't give any credence to any of the rumors that were going around town through the salon that Satoko worked at. Kristen and I just asked the facialist to tell us for fun. I can't stop LuAnn from running out of parties with my guys -- just like I can't stop Harry from taking off and leaving me because he knows I want commitment and he wants to fool around. But that doesn't mean LuAnn's not my friend and that I can't speak my mind in front of her, and it doesn't mean that Harry isn't someone that I love as well.

I hope that you found the season entertaining. I hope that you don't take yourself too seriously! And when the naysayers back you into the corner, just say what Glinda the Good Witch said to the Wicked Witch of the West "Be off with you, your black magic doesn't work here!"

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