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I do believe in Sonja Morgan. I think Sonja is a beautiful, witty, and dynamic woman trying to find her way through what has proven to be a traumatic divorce and a lawsuit against her company, Sonja Productions. But Sonja's real problem is that she has more contacts and opportunities then she knows what to do with and although she feels focused, it's hard to be with everything on her plate.
Josh Taekman is a great guy and one of the greatest friends you can have. He is also pretty smart. He's a good businessman and a great marketer. And, he cuts to the chase. He is not one to dance in dreams. Josh is a guy that looks at a business straight-on and tackles the issues -- which is what he's trying to do with Sonja. Sonja squandered away the free opportunity I gave her with an award winning branding guy, myself, and a fantastic photographer -- she didn't get it. I was thrilled to see, however, that she took my advice about having an umbrella brand. The thing is, that establishing your umbrella first --before opening it up to allow for other things to fall under its cover is key, and this is the point Josh is trying to get across.
I always include my single girlfriends in my life, and it's quite rare for me to host a "couple's dinner," but I thought it would be nice to thank the guys for letting me steal their girls away for the weekend. But here comes Ramona! She shows up with an un-announced guest! I am not a stickler for the rules, but geez! I certainly didn't mean to make Joey feel uncomfortable, because he did get an invitation, but it was from Ramona and not me, (the host!). Joey was charming and wonderful and I did enjoy meeting him, (you'll actually see more of him again soon), but it's just plain rude to show up at a private dinner party someone is hosting with an additional guest that wasn't invited or at all expected. Ugh. Ramona, why do I even bother?
Ramona is also being lame on this Josh thing. This is not private news, Sonja's struggles are out in the open, (some because of Ramona!) and what Josh lacked in tact, he made up in sincerity.
What is most disturbing to me is this ignorant side Ramona is showing. The Berkshire Hills are one of the most decadent places on Earth, made famous by the likes of Norman Rockwell and James Taylor, and I feel so lucky to own a piece of such a beautiful place! I do not fake who I am, or what I have. I don't have bag handlers, -- nor does Ramona. Not all rich people are flashy. Gaudy doesn't mean luxury. The privileged? Well, they come in many forms. Be it a cool breeze or a bag of caviar! Who is to say one is better than the other? Or worse, Ramona, that one is better than another? You have no idea what you are talking about girl or what you are googling -- shame on you.
So, the girls are coming and it's the middle of a heat wave -- it's literally the hottest week of the summer at 100+ degrees and thank god for the Berkshire breeze at our Mountain Nest. We never need air conditioning there and frankly, I don't really like it. Although, that may change after menopause.
Jax named it the Black House and it has affectionately stuck. Jon and I bought 26 acres of land in the Berkshires with big plans and big dreams -- just before we got pregnant with Jax. We designed the black house, as the pool house, and built it first -- under some great advice from my brother-in-law's Dad. It is part of a bigger plan, which also includes a barn, a main house, and of course the pool -- all for down the road. But for now this is all we need, and it is a special place for our family and friends. The black house is full of fond memories of annual get-togethers and holidays and all of the many the good times we've shared there.
Prospect Lake (I knew calling it a pond would freak Ramona out! haha!) sits at the base of our mountain and our canoes are perfect (and certainly good enough), to go out-in and delight in. Carole's itchin' to get her fish-on, and I thought canoeing and fishing on the lake was exactly what we needed to cool down and start our city detox.
But as they say, best laid plans. . .Because there is Ramona, the sh-- stirrer grand-master, at it again. When I swam up to the other girls, I couldn't believe that I heard Ramona talking smack about Kristen. I mean she has not stopped being negative since she arrived and now this!? We are supposed to be detoxing Singer! With the fighting that was sure to ensue, I figured it a good time to wet-my-whistle, but what I didn't realize was Ramona had thrown more than wine at Kristen, (yet again!) but this time, she threw the whole damn glass! Outrageous! When I swam over to check Kristen's lip, I was shocked at how much it was bleeding! I was worried she really might need stitches! The water did a good job of washing away the blood. It honestly looked so much worse in person.
I love how Ramona blames the Berkshires on her own behavior. When you hurt someone you apologize and when you misbehave, or you f--- up, you take responsibility for your actions.
. . .Well, so far we've got a cracked lip!
Tune in next week to see more of the Berkshires and the fate of Ramona in the mountains!