Ever since "Scary Island," Kelly acts as if I caused her breakdown. I kept my promise to her while we were there. I was patient with her, went out of my way, and tried to keep peace between her and Bethenny. I was always trying to calm her down! I think the fact that she spoke to Jill five times a day made it worse. She was getting agitated every time they spoke. I begged her not to talk to her, but she wouldn't listen. So, I guess she needed someone to blame.
Anyway, I thought it was time for her to put St. John behind us and let the past go so she and I could go forward. The lunch did just that, and I am glad Sonja did it for us. Cindy hardly knows Kelly, and she is a friendly acquaintance of mine so I really do not think she should have gotten involved. I don't blame Sonja for being angry with her.
The one thing I do know about is business, and I do become an expert at whatever I get involved in. Many women have contacted me asking how can they have their own businesses. I thought it would be a great idea to set up an opportunity for women to become sales reps for my brands. Make 50 percent commission, have your own schedule, and turn it into a little party so you and your friends can get together! So, now with True Faith jewelry you are able to do this, and I have gotten great feedback. Who doesn't love a party that involves beautiful jewelry???
It's funny how LuAnn wasn't very complimentary with my jewelry line, but walked off with not one, but two, of my gold cuff bracelets! LuAnn never pays attention to business. I have been doing my HSN jewelry and fashion pieces for True Faith since 2007.
Now, on to my latest venture. The best pinot grigio grapes come from Venice and the region is Veneto. Sadly, I don't speak another language, so I did not get the correct Italian pronunciation. I was trying to impress LuAnn, who speaks Italian, by saying "Veneto." Who knew she would insult me behind my back?! It took me two more months to learn to say it right LOL. Isn't it funny how when Kelly mispronounces "sole meuniere" at Sonja's, LuAnn does not correct her or insult her behind her back? Wonder why?
I partnered with the Opici family, the most respected importer in the U.S. and in Italy. I research everything fully before I do it, and this is hands down the best pinot grigio you have ever tasted.
The lunch with Cindy at the Four Seasons was the most awkward lunch I have ever had. I apologized again about the pinot grigio and that it was not my intention to be rude. Without Avery, it would not make sense for me to go with Mario. Mario and I need our alone time -- that is why we are still married 19 years later! I still make him important in my life, and we do special things together. I have decided that Cindy has been hanging out with LuAnn and Jill too much. I’ll keep my distance until she figures out who the "real" people are.
Let's end with Jill's crocodile tears when she met Alex. She never wanted to make up with Bethenny. I tried countless times to do so, and Jill would have no part of it. Finally, when Jill was ready, it was too late.