Hi everyone! Just want to start out by saying I had the most incredible time in LA this week! Wow, everyone who lives out on the west coast is so lucky. Not to say we aren't, I missed Jersey so much! I have to say the restaurants were so beautiful, but the food really couldn't compare to NY/NJ. Sorry, I have to keep it real, it must be in the water!
Anyway I did some press while I was out there, and everyone was so nice! I loved doing Good Day LA. They have the most beautiful news anchors around! I went to the E! News building and met Marc Malkin, who was the biggest sweetheart. I can't deny my absolute favorite interview was with Ryan Seacrest! OMG, this was exciting, his office was so crazy. It was like a party from the second Joe and I walked in. We loved it!
I just want to say thank you to all my new LA fans and friends. You are all amazing! I can't wait to go back, Joe feels the same. There is just a feel good vibe going around that town. Love!
On to the episode... So glad Teresa and I had that talk. It was overdue! Sometimes it seems we go around in circles -- round and round we go, where we stop, no one knows? Hopefully it stops here! I do want to tell everyone that it might seem like I roll my eyes a lot, but that is not because I don't want to listen to her, it's because I'm thinking. I think with my eyes, I always have, so I just wanted to clear that up. I also got a little frustrated when she brings up her brother's business deals. I don't see how it has anything to do with our conversation. It's almost like she's trying to expose him or something. It had nothing to do with the conversation, so I got a little aggravated.
I will say by the end of the conversation I really did want to make it work, and that's why I took out the vacation pictures. Family is everything, even if we don't always see eye to eye. When all of this is over, who will still be here? Family. I really want for both of us to stop and get to a happy place. I think it's OK to agree to disagree sometimes. I'm not saying we won't ever go back and forth again, we probably will, but I never want to get back to the place we were.
OK, so the Catskills looked like a good time! I thought Jacqueline was hysterical, and Caroline is a typical overprotective Italian mommy. They looked like they had a lot of fun. Joe Giudice was pretty good at shooting those melons! Lots of eating and drinking and some crazy sex talk! OK the ring thing was a little too much for me, not my style, eww! Why was she holding that?
I loved watching Kathy take the reins and go after her dreams of opening her own business. She has such a passion for food and entertaining. I mean did you see the desserts she made for Thanksgiving? I know that whether she decides to open a restaurant or not, she will always do what's best for her and her family.
Did you see my little girl ballroom dance? I was really proud of her! She practiced really hard for that show and did such a great job. She really knows how to shake it! Sometimes I can't believe the way I see her move around the house. It really does come naturally to her, and she's just got it! I love her so much!
Something about watching your child perform in front of a huge group of people makes me very proud that she is so confident and had the guts to do it. She was the youngest one there! There were about thirty acts that night, once again you only saw the older people who went, who by the way, were also so good! But there were many other children there performing from ages 8-16 and then there were the adults. It was such a great show! That's an incredible dance school.
Also, did you see how happy my husband was with his mother? Ah, this is what I like! No tension, just good family times. So happy she came and got to watch her granddaughter! Joe was so happy she was there, we all danced for hours! Joe was beaming with happiness. It was all over his face, and I felt the same. This is all we ever want! Love this! My mother, my sister, and Kathy's family all came to support Antonia, and it was such a great and memorable night! We all laughed together and had an incredible night together. I was so happy Antonia got to have both of her grandmothers there on her big night!
The name of Antonia's dance school is called Fred Astaire Dance in Montville, NJ.
Here are a couple links to some of the interviews I did while I was in LA:
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I hope everyone has a magnifico giornata!