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Live and Let Live

LuAnn recaps her apartment hunt, drinks with the single Housewives, and her confrontation with Mario.

By Luann de Lesseps


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Apartment hunting was fun because I was really looking forward to starting fresh with a new apartment in New York. I forgot how expensive NYC could be. So much money for so little space! Having my good friend and interior designer Bill Stubbs with me was a Godsend because he knows me well and could quickly decide whether or not an apartment would work for my family.

In this episode, I’m looking at downtown apartments because I love going out downtown, but I decided it’s a better destination than a residence. I like to live in a neighborhood that isn’t so casual, where people make an effort to look good when they leave the house. Also, I need a doorman building now that Rosie is gone and the children are teenagers. I was open to trying something new by living downtown but after visiting the neighborhood, I decided to focus on the Upper East Side.

I had a great time at dinner with Kelly and Sonja. We all have a lot of joie de vivre and share many of the same friends. I think that Sonja is very open about her personal life while Kelly is more reserved, which makes for very interesting dinner conversation.

I was very surprised when Kelly said she wanted more children. Being a single mother isn’t easy, but having a new baby is even harder. I hope that Kelly marries the man of her dreams (pool playing, beer drinking and Met going) and wish her luck finding the right guy.


The Gotham party celebrating the 100 Most Eligible Bachelors was kind of a let down man-wise. I have such high standards when it comes to men. Luckily, I met up with a bachelor friend of mine who whisked me away.

I thought I’d approach Mario in Italian so that I could be discrete when I shared with him my thoughts about his countless comment. It quickly became apparent to me that he is never going to apologize so I decided to be like an Italian and “Live and let live." It’s water under the bridge now and I don’t expect him to change.

I had heard through the grapevine that Bethenny was engaged to Jason so her announcement didn’t surprise me. They make a great couple and I wish them a healthy and happy life together.

Although it was hard for Jill to overcome her differences with Bethenny and congratulate the happy couple, she rose to the occasion and did the right thing.

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