Sarah Winchester

Sarah discusses Heather's business plan and the ladies' strengths in the face of adversity.

on Mar 21, 20120

Speaking of concerns, I definently have one in regards to Heather and her idea of successfully owning, operating, and maintaining a full blown restaurant in Orange County without any prior experience. I must admit the O.C. is without a doubt in need of some new good restaurants, but, in my opinion Heather's idea sounds very risky. It's her approach to enter this new idea. To number one: start a restaurant without a written agreement; number two: have no prior knowledge or experience in the restaurant industry whatsoever; and most importantly number three: to attempt to run the business with just her girlfriends sounds very risky in every aspect.

This is no part-time job as she makes it sound. Even with a business plan, investors, a nice location, and good food, it just sounds like a recipe for disaster to me. I would have to say that I'm with Vicki 100 percent on this one! I think it's great that they want to all get together and open a restaurant for fun on their "free time" during the day, like it's a trip to the mall or something -- but let's keep it real. Opening a business takes a lot of sacrifice emotionally, physically, and financially. The restaurant business is known as one of the hardest industries to break into successfully. From a statistical standpoint, most restaurants usually do not survive more than two years -- at the most.

I think it was very judgmental of Heather to blame Vicki's personal issues (her divorce and her daughter being sick) for her opinionated and negative comments at the lunch meeting in LA. She had many good points and, in my opinion, a very realistic, perspective on what they were really looking at long term.

Heather brought Vicki to the meeting for a reason -- because she knows what she is talking about! She owns her own company and knows what it takes to make a business successful. It's not just a nine to five job, and she was just voicing her opinion. I thought was very rude what Heather said about Vicki. I personally think she really owes her an apology and should definitely take her advice on this one and continue to just eat at restaurants instead of owning them. LOL!

55 comments
Colleen Brown
Colleen Brown

These woman should throw their money into charity work! Hey Open up a soup kitchen!

rachel from cali
rachel from cali

who are you? I don't know why I read this blog!! It was pointless and I feel like I was just robbed 3 minutes of my blog. No but seriuosly Sarah... why do you talk so much about faith and prayer? and bla bla bla bla bla? If someone is wanting to open up a business and someone is knocking down the idea of it. Of course it is a negetive thought. Do you know that most people who go into business have no idea what theyre getting into? but they learn. Heather will more than likely hire people to run the restaurant. She's rich!! I saw the preview of you trying to talk to Vicky... and your talking about being rude. If Vicki doesn't want to talk to you she doesn't have to. Why are you trying to force her and then still trying to talk to her and tell her that she's beeing rude? I don't like you already.. you know. I like Gretchen, but I highly doubt that I will ever like you. Just because your so critical about things that don't concern you and your lucky you haven't pulled that kind of crap on somebody like me. Needless to say that this is hopefully the last time my curiousity compells me to click on your crappy blog.

Aloha808
Aloha808

You're not even remotely as interesting as one of Heather's blond helicopter friends. They only had a few seconds of air time and somehow, yet those gals are much more memorable than you are!

I would say that one of them should replace you BUT so far there really is nothing to 'replace'!

Studio City Gal
Studio City Gal

Oh geez, your blogs sound fake. You know what's going to air soon so it seems as if you're doing a little "pre-damage control character building" right now in hopes of winning over a few "fans."

RealityMess
RealityMess

Sarah, I am not sure why you blog - I think you probably will have a more substantial part further in the season but thus far you have been a decimal. Regardless, I agree with everything you had to say about Vicki and Heather for this blog (although I think you are a little biased and anti-Heather for whatever reason - Jus Sayin'). Heather made herself look really foolish with how she chose to go about this. Just a bunch of chicks thinking it will be "fun" to run a restaurant. "Sure my husband will foot this bill, it's all in good fun to lose hundreds of thousdands of dollars to play restaurant". I was appalled. Her blaming Vicki's personal issues for the "negative" comments she made about Heather's blind ideas was very childish - how about she is right?? Heather brought her there for sensical opinions and she got them, now how about a kind thank you and and move forward. Heather dug her own grave here, she can't spin this - everyone already saw how full of herself she is now and how she is not as smart as she claims to be. Her husband should put the kabosh on this ASAP.

I don't have much to say about Gretchen doing her thing other than as her friend you need to help her realize how Slad is bringing her down. Gretchen has the world in her hands and needs to realize she can conquer so much more alone than with him. He needs her, he needs any Real Housewie actually - if it wasn't Gretchen he would probably be desperate enough to try to seduce Vicki - she needs to realize this, she will be much better off. HELP!

Kim In Indiana
Kim In Indiana

I have two questions: First, who are you; and second, do you know how to proofread? Your blog gets ridiculous as you move along....too much vino from Vicki and Tamra's wine of the month club?????? (oops, that is a third question, but I am guessing you might not catch that).

Renfromcanada
Renfromcanada

You are so adorable! Please become one of the cast and kick Heather off! How dare she try to snyly belittle you with her you need the ring comment. We see right through her. Don't worry. You have more class. She looked so stupid and arrogant.

Diane22
Diane22

You have alot of good insight about the show but who are you? and when will you be on HWOC?

Thanks Diane in Dayton

snickers
snickers

Have a great week. I like you. Bravo needs to put you on more!!

Aloha808
Aloha808

Now that we are more than half way through this season of RHOC, when will you finally be ON this show??????

Aloha808
Aloha808

Contract schmontrack!!! So what? ??????????????????????

The ONLY thing that means is she has 'no choice' plus no real role on this show. That equals more boring blogging, ad nauseum, week after week, etc. . .

SunnyWA
SunnyWA

Princessktkt, I agree with you. The other women, most of whom had a very emotional week, aren't bothering submitting their blog at all. Especially Vicky who spends as much energy on Slade and Gretchen as she does feeling sorry for herself. I think Briana needs to replace Vicky since her maturity level is far higher.

princessktkt
princessktkt

Thanks for taking the time to blog..I wish the other ladies would actually do their job and blog too.

Viewer553
Viewer553

Big portions of your blogs are spent knocking Heather. One of your "concerns" is the whole restaurant deal, yet it's really an excuse just to criticize her further. Then you "wish them the best." If she and her friends are willing to take a risk for something they think would be fun,interesting, rewarding and have obviously sought out advisors, etc. it is for them to weigh the realities of the negatives against all that. It is also her right after inviting and listening to Vicky, to want to just try to steer the conversation in a more positive direction. She obviously likes and respects Vicky and her commentary was her opinion (everyone gets their candid critiques as part of this show) was not an insult. If everyone just "called it a day" after hearing the potential negative of any venture no one would go forward with something that might actually succeed. There are plenty of celebrities without a restaurant background, etc. that love food, want a place they can feel comfortable in and go to frequently, who decide to open restaurants for the same reasons as Heather and her friends. I think no matter what Heather says or does, you will take the opportunity to criticize her.

Kel E
Kel E

Let me preface this by saying I'm not a friend or family member of Sarah's. Rather, I'm a fan of all things RHW-related, and I find myself looking forward to your blogs far more now than I did in the beginning. You are a positive influence on these blogs, and that is refreshing to see. Keep it up, Sarah! There are many of us out here who would love to see you become a regular on the show.

sharon from tx
sharon from tx

just keep doing what your doing...you have the right to blog..hope you get more airtime :)

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Gail3915- Obviously everyone understands that Sarah has a contract with the show. What everyone is trying to figure out is why since she has yet to be on for more than 5 minutes is she blogging about every episode and thanking fans she does not yet have. She should wait until she is actually on the show and maybe gains fans before she does that. While I agree that if you don't like it don't read it, she is also setting herself up for criticism by writing a blog so if she can't handle it she should stop. Even when she is finally in an episode there will be critics.

Also, to those that say she is contractually obligated to blog....none of the atlanta housewives blogged and some from beverly hills didn't blog so clearly none of them are obligated to blog on every single episode.......

UGA Girl
UGA Girl

Stop pretending to be a housewife.

blm
blm

are you going to be on more than you have been so far? maybe if tamra goes off or heather does not come back you can take there place.sara good luck.

maggie44
maggie44

Well, we finally find out why "I'm better than everyone else" Heather has joined the Housewives. What better way to promote a new restaurant? I knew she thought she was way above being on a housewife show. I hope your restaurant flops....can't stand that arrogant stick! (Sorry I hijacked your blog Sarah...I'm sure you agree with me tho)

Gail3915
Gail3915

Sarah obviously has an agreement with Bravo to be on the show (even if it is not much airtime at this point) and is required to blog. If she didn't, she would not be able to blog. How hard is that to understand? To all of you who are annoyed by her blogging, it's not hard to solve the problem. Don't read her blog! What a bunch of annoying whiners!

Hmmm
Hmmm

I realize that you will be shown a little bit later in the season but not sure what you can add now not having a closer look at the show. You are watching from home like we are. Maybe a little starstruck? I imagine the people that are supporting you on here are personal friends or family. As regular viewers of the show for many years we are baffled.

Daisy girl
Daisy girl

I know why you are always bashing Heather and were rude to her at the comedy club. When at Vicki's she told you your fiancé should not even propose or something like that without a ring.

Aloha808
Aloha808

Bless your heart! Is this blog your little hobby dear? How cute.

lisa
lisa

I think it is very considerate of you to blog day after show as fans we look foword to t ,But it seems like once the ladies star pushing what ever it is they are selling or promoting they dont really care how long fans have to waite .When are we going to start seeing you on show

Colly
Colly

I was diagnosed with Thyroid a and Lymphoma Cancer last year. I had surgery and am currently doing Chemo & Radiation so my heart goes out to Briana. As far as Alexis goes, maybe she should spend less time in the Plastic Surgeon's Office & go see a therapist. All she wants to do is tear down other women, that's really sad seeing as she is the mother of 2 young girls. What ever happened to women empowering other women.

Joyce E Clark
Joyce E Clark

Cut Sarah some slack. She hasn't gotten much airtime, but probably is obligated by bravo to blog. I for one enjoy her blogs!!

Meredith75
Meredith75

Hope to see more of you, its great to hear your insight.

Sabina1016#
Sabina1016#

Not sure who she is, but I just don't want to hear more "faith" stuff on this show. Isn't there enough with Alexis?

Texas Gal
Texas Gal

I watch the show, read the bios, extra video clips and read the blogs. It's easy to know who you are!!!! We just dont see enough of you. Sadly we see more of Heather :-( I'm tired of her condescending behavior and snotty remarks. Any rational and intuitive person can see Heather is a mean girl.

fanoftheOC
fanoftheOC

Glad you are blogging and hope they give you more air time.

KSue
KSue

I'm sure you're a nice person, but I like others have no idea who you are. Where are the other ladies blogs? And Bravo, if you want us to know Sarah you should actually have her on the show so people stop harrassing her.

SoCal Mom
SoCal Mom

No spoiler intended, but there is a sense of another story-line brewing. So 'Sarah Critics', calm down and fasten your seat-belts. As a 'friend' of the RHWOC, Sarah's insight is appreciated. So keep on blogging girlfriend!!!

Viewerjcl
Viewerjcl

Love Briana, she is so sweet. I like Alexis, and if she wants a nurse what's the problem? Vicki was so correct and Heather was the air head this episode, but she always has something negative to say about Alexis!

reginaern
reginaern

At least you are the only one from the show to blog this week. Where are all the ladies blogs this week? It ended 2 days ago.

Ninagirl
Ninagirl

I don't understand what is your contribution to the show, I will agree that Marlo from Atlanta has gotten more time. Regarding Vicky her input was right, no matter what business you are opening, an agreement and a business plan is needed. This could easily succeed or fail.

Viewer4444
Viewer4444

It is so annoying to go to the blog section and all there is to read is a blog by someone who I don't know. Who are you? Why are you blogging? Can we the viewers put an end to your blogging? Please? If they are considering you as a regular on the show, I hope that they think it through. PS you mention a Kurt like we are so interested in you that we know who you are talking about. We don't. BORING...

mrns70
mrns70

BRAVO PLEASE SHOW MORE OF SARA!!! getting really sick of heather!!!!!!!!

Lmvw
Lmvw

Enough with the B*•^\Y comments already. Sheesh-don't leave a comment if you don't know her or don't care about her. What's the matter with you people?

Aloha808
Aloha808

Sarah thinks she's the 'Blog Whisperer' but really she's just a shadow.

Aloha808
Aloha808

I think you're jealous of Heather's high class BFFs! You know that ANY of them would have more to offer this show than you do.

ChicagoBravoViewer
ChicagoBravoViewer

"I know that I haven't been around as much as I would have liked to have been for both of them through all of this." This line was weird because you sound like the audience knows who you are. "But, even though I was going through a lot at home with Kurt..." This line was even weirder because you didn't even bother to explain who Kurt is. You're commenting on your life, but the audience hasn't been introduced to your life and so has no idea what you're talking about or why you're blogging. This entire blog is baffling. The funniest line of all was in your very first blog, where you thanked your fans. Fans? It sounds like you have delusions of grandeur - thanking your fans in your introductory blog.

SoCal Girl
SoCal Girl

I really don't understand why you are blogging....Marlo gets more airtime on the Atlanta housewives than you do. You should call it quits...

Laura NYC
Laura NYC

Who are you, who is Kurt, and why does Bravo keep posting your blog!?

Ernestine
Ernestine

Why are you blogging? I don't get it.

Cindy from CA
Cindy from CA

We get it..you hate Heather. Your blogs are so obviously biased it's laughable.

piperoni
piperoni

we thought vicki was just giving good advise to heather about running any bussiness.heather not so sure about yet.i just know some can dish it to lex. but when it comes back to them they can not handle it.time will tell.