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New Beginnings, New Friendships, and New Happy Memories

Kathy enjoyed watching everyone pursue their dreams this week.

By Kathy Wakile

Hi, everyone, I hope you had a terrific Fourth of July. We were lucky enough to see the Macy’s Firework Spectacular from the Hudson River. It was fantastic.

There are those special summer moments that trigger some of my favorite childhood memories. A special time when things were so simple -- all you needed was an ice cream cone and someone special to catch lightning bugs and play red light green light with.

Birthday parties also bring me back to those days. Seeing Antonia’s excitement when everyone started to arrive was a thrill. Um hello, birthday parties sure have changed since I was a kid.

Which brings me to Teresa and Joey. Even though they were both on the same page that therapy wasn’t really for them, I’m so happy that they did actually get something out of their session. They both agreed that they needed to start making new, happy memories. Bring on the cotton candy, popcorn, and cake. Yay! Oh and let’s not forget the gigantic caterpillar. All great things to distract you from any awkward moments.

I know Jacqueline felt a little strange coming to the party and seeing Teresa again, and I really felt for her and know how she felt. I’m glad Jacqueline came even though she was hurting inside. She was really trying to be cordial, how else will we all survive our Napa trip?Speaking of parties, how cute was Greg when everyone surprised him for his birthday? Rich and I were so bummed that we couldn’t be there, but at least I was there in spirit (or should I say image?). Did everyone catch my face on the suit of armor in Albie, Chris, and Greg’s apartment? Those guys are hysterical; you never know what they’re going to come up with next. I love that they gave me a new hairdo too! I guess Kim Zolciak isn’t the only girl wearing wigs these days. LOL! Great times, great laughs, and happy memories.

Joe's Not Gay, Right?

This week we also got a chance to see our friends and family follow their dreams and find out what it takes to make those dreams come true. It’s a pleasure to see everyone’s ambitions and the hard work that goes into making those dreams their reality.

Congratulations to Lauren! Cafface has become everyone’s go-to spot for their beauty needs, and it’s absolutely gorgeous. Just wait and see the end result. How can you go wrong with a business partner like Caroline? There’s nothing like having your own mother as a partner to always keep your best interest at heart. Dancing, singing, and performing on stage sure are difficult. You really have to want it badly. Melissa is getting some expert training from Cris Judd. (Can you imagine the questions Richie had for him when they met?) As an adult, it must have been so hard to focus with a family and other responsibilities to worry about.
Michael Jackson to Melissa Gorga

I also loved watching Gia bounce around and learn her routine. I can’t wait for you all to see how incredible they both were at Beatstock! We had the best seats in the house. So in the spirit of new beginnings, I hope you enjoyed our family dinner as much as I enjoyed preparing it. Yes, I was a little nervous. I just wanted everything to go smoothly for Rosie and Brianne. I can always count on Richie to keep the cocktails and the jokes flowing. I have to admit though, he does go a little overboard sometimes. Richie’s motto has always been “go big or go home.” That’s what I love about him, and you always know what he’s thinking. He always reminds me not to take things so seriously. Since Rosie and I met Brianne together, I thought a family dinner was a great way for Rosie to get to know her better. What’s better than making new friends, letting your hair down, and enjoying a great meal together in your own home?

Here’s to new beginnings, new friendships, and new happy memories! Go out and make it happen.
A Big Step for Everyone
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How to Watch

Watch The Real Housewives of New Jersey Sundays at 8/7c on Bravo and stream next day on Peacock.

Red Velvet Cosmo is now available throughout New Jersey and Florida wherever spirits are sold. I have many more exciting things coming soon so stay tuned!

Until next week!

Snark and Sexiness

Lots of Love,
xoxo Kathy

P.S. I received so many tweets about the clothes and accessories I wore in this episode, so here’s where to find them:

My fedora:
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