This episode saw you at a charity event for Jason's sister. Can you talk more about the event and the charity itself? Can people donate online?
Bara's charity is the Children's Tumor Foundation: Ending Neurofibromatosis Through Research. Neurofibromatosis (NF) is what Bara has. She has had over 35 operations for tumors throughout her body. The event was a casual charity event to raise money for their cause. Bara is such a strong, amazing, brave woman. The charity started as a coffee clutch with Bara's parents and a few others over 20 years ago, and now they raise millions of dollars. Please go to the website and help them to raise money for an amazing cause. NF was part of the reason I did the show -- to use it for good not evil.
How do you know Ginny Hilfiger? Have you ever cooked for her? Does she dress you often?
I met Ginny at her brother Tommy Hilfiger's house. He was having a party to showcase her line. I fell in love with her, and her clothing, instantly and I wear her line 80 percent of the time. She sends me pieces for all of my television appearances, interviews, and events. Her style is feminine, classic, chic and yet still sexy.
You seemed to be enjoying the tennis match between Ramona and Jill. Can you elaborate on the afternoon? Highlights? Lowlights? Anything we didn't see?
I don't know that I've ever seen something so dramatic. I've been to the U.S Open and the competition didn't seem to be as fierce. I've never even seen spectators at a home tennis match. Truly, it was hilarious. Ramona and Jill were the focus of everyone's attention and amusement. How has life been since the premiere episode aired?
Life has been wonderful yet extremely busy. Bethenny Bakes has been growing exponentially and selling tons of healthy treats.
I am a contributor for Health magazine, which relaunched their new and improved magazine this month and my column on my fudge chocolate chip muffins is featured.
I'm also the new face of Pepperidge Farm Baked Naturals, so we had our launch party. I created several delicious recipes to go with the heathy crackers and crisps, and I did demos to show the recipes to all of the most important editors and press in Manhattan.
I'm also in the process of choosing a publisher for my book which will teach people to be naturally thin. No rest for the weary.