Cast Blog: #RHOC

Back in the Saddle

Peggy talks about her return to the runway (and her crazy arm).

Hi Bravo blog readers! Thanks for your support and for reading my blog. Hope everyone had a happy Easter or nice Passover!

This episode was really fun for me! When you first see me, Micah and I are meeting with Top Chef Master and restaurant owner Susan Feniger! We went to her restaurant Border Grill in Santa Monica to discuss Susan being our chef for the annual chef's dinner we host. We were referred to Susan, because she was on 'Top Chef Masters,' but we were not aware that Susan primarily cooks Mexican cuisine. Micah absolutely loves Mexican food and eats chips and salsa daily (not to mention we make Mexican food a few times a week), but for our chef's dinner we usually like to serve more formal cuisine with high end wine pairings. For this reason, we were both initially having a tough time envisioning eating tacos while drinking Silver Oak wine! Thankfully, Susan brought out so many dishes viewers didn't even see, and we were able to take Micah's suggestion and marry the formal with the Latin pallet! She was so great and by the end of our meeting she and Micah were cracking jokes and coming up with crazy drink concoctions! Next week you will see what creative dishes we all came up with. I definitely recommend Susan, and if you are in the Santa Monica area make sure to visit Border Grill The best Mexican food in LA!

I loved Slade's birthday surprise to Gretchen. That was so sweet and romantic! I always think presents from the heart are better than material gifts. And the painting his friend did of Gretchen is beautiful! I have to say Slade is also a very talented artist. When the four of us had dinner on last week's episode, Slade told us he paints and Gretchen showed us some of the things he has painted on her phone. I was really impressed, and I think he should pursue painting as a possible career if he loves doing it!

It was so funny to see Vicki talking to Brianna about Vegas. They have a really sweet relationship, and I can only imagine how I will be when my daughters want to run off to Vegas for the weekend. Vicki is a great mom and has instilled good values in her kids. It was also nice to see Vicki and Alexis talking about the mace incident and trying to put the past in the past and move forward. I think we are seeing a softer side of Vicki this year!

The scene of Alexis meeting with her business partner was definitely interesting. They showed Alexis walking into an "office" but there was a bed in the middle of the room. Was anyone else confused by this or is it just me? Is someone living there? When Alexis cut the arm off that one dress I was completely speechless. The designer had just said she spent hours hand sewing the arms and that it was very important to her. I couldn't believe Alexis was so insensitive. Wow.

Now let's talk about the strange gym workout scene Lynne had with Fernanda. I've only hung out with Fernanda a few times and think she is sweet, but I felt her bringing up a drunken kiss between two girlfriends that meant nothing to Tamra was a poor attempt to get attention at the expense of Tamra and her family. Especially since it happened more than a year and a half ago.

And finally we are at the fashion show fitting! Wow, I have to say after watching the episode, my new "twins" were very swollen! I had just had surgery two weeks prior. Glad to report they have since then calmed down! I'm so happy with my results and know I made the best choice with Dr. Anton in Newport (www.antonaesthetics.com).

Next you see me at the actual fashion show. This was such a fun event for me, as it really was my first time back working since having Capri! Unfortunately you viewers didn't get to see more of my hosting and the fact that I walked down the catwalk numerous times. Now I have to laugh at my walk! When you see me at the rehearsal I had a normal walk, but later that night Marisa had said she wanted us to really exaggerate our movements, but when I saw the show, I realized my one arm was getting a little crazy! Too funny! Guess I'm a little out of practice. It was so cute how nervous Tamra was, but when she got up there, she did a great job! We had a lot of fun after the fashion show was over. My mom was with us and we celebrated with champagne! Micah and I always have so much fun with Tamra and Eddie! We are all great friends now and hang out on a weekly basis. You will see more of this in the next few weeks.

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Shannon Settles the Score

If Andy's asking "What's the score, Shannon Beador?" Shannon thinks she's definitely won.

This is Blog #20, my last Blog for the season! The past year was been a wild ride for both me and for my family. I have come to many realizations about myself, made lifelong friends, experienced some tough moments, and embarked on a path to a more peaceful self. So to use Andy’s phrase, “What's the score, Shannon Beador?” I would say without a doubt that I have definitely won.

I am happy that the viewers got a little glimpse into my sometimes unconventional ways! For me, it's all about good energy. I love that Vicki’s business has clearly benefited from trying feng shui with Elaine Wright. If you can't get hurt, there is no reason to try anything holistic. If you actually benefit, why wouldn't anyone want to go the natural way? If my children tend to feel better after seeing Dr. Moon and not have to take antibiotics, then I am a happy mom. It's all about creating a healthy balance!

I am an open book and am often criticized for it, but I am who I am. I don't know many couples married for 13 years that have a perfect relationship. Everyone has ups and downs, and although it may be difficult and require effort, it is possible to move through it and make things better. I have said it many times in the season that divorce is not an option. I will always fight for my marriage and my family. It truly touches my heart that so many fans have been and continue to root for David and I. I am so appreciative and grateful for all of your positive comments! Thank you!

Do Tamra and Heather truly want to move forward and potentially develop a friendship with me? Only time will tell. But for now, I have amazing friends surrounding me, including Vicki Gunvalson and Lizzie Rovsek. And most importantly, I have been blessed with the most incredible family anyone could ask for. That is where all of my energy is focused.

I will never forget this entire year, both the good and the bad, because each moment took me on the journey to where I am today. And today, I am in a phenomenal and happy place. Thank you for taking this journey with me!

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