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Heather Gay Channeled an OC Housewife for Angie Katsanevas' Greek Easter Brunch
The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City cast member brought a memorable gift to Angie's home.
At this point, understanding "the power of the lemon" is basically a Housewives rite of passage.
For one, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum Yolanda Hadid told BravoTV.com in 2014 how much she loves lemons, saying she was "always attracted" to the bright yellow color, and stating, "I just believe in the power of the lemon."
Additionally, fans of The Real Housewives of Orange County are aware of Shannon Storms Beador's feng shui practice over the seasons: Always keep nine lemons — exactly nine, not eight or 10 — in a bowl because it creates good energy. As Bravoholics may recall, Shannon's tagline for Season 10 was, "When life gives you lemons, put nine in a bowl."
Heather Gay's nine lemons in a bowl gift for Angie Katsanevas' brunch
On Season 4, Episode 7 of RHOSLC, which aired on October 17, Heather arrived at Angie Katsanevas' Greek Easter brunch with a very special gift — you guessed it — nine lemons in a bowl.
Heather arrived at the festive event with a gift of nine lemons in an appropriately matching color bowl covered in cellophane. For the occasion, Heather wore a beautiful pale pink dress that featured a sheer tulle overlay.
While they've had some differences in the past, Angie was pleased by Heather's presence, exclaiming, "This is extra special to have you here!"
Angie, who rocked a multi-colored floral blouse and matching pants by Versace for the affair, thought the gift of lemons was "so sweet."
More details from Angie Katsanevas' Greek Easter brunch
In addition to Heather's gift of nine lemons, we were obsessed with several other details from Angie's brunch, including the decorations, the food, and the activities which all centered around her Greek heritage.
Rabbit-shaped bags included gifts for the children while all-white tablecloths and chairs were accented with pale pink floral arrangements amidst beautiful tablescapes.
Plenty of wine, crackers, and bread were available at each table, while a huge, impressive cheese and charcuterie spread caught our eye. Throughout the spread, we saw vegetables like cucumbers, carrots, and radishes, as well as olives, figs, honey, and feta cheese. We also spotted a slew of delicious, Greek dips, including what appeared to be tzatziki, hummus, and muhammara.
Outside, the Katsanevas' also had a whole lamb being roasted on a rotating spit — a staple in Greek tradition.
The icing on the cake? Well, a bunny-shaped cake with a pink bow — a special treat that looked just as cute as it looked delicious.
After giving the guests stacks of one-dollar bills, Angie explained, "When we dance, we throw money on people to celebrate them." Angie's father, Louie, started off the celebration with a traditional Greek dance.
Earlier in the episode, Angie sweetly spoke about her Greek heritage and her family's journey to America, touching on her father's specific challenges.
"I love my dad so much. He's such an incredible human being," Angie stated in a confessional. "He came to America from Crete, Greece, he sacrificed, and he was there through a very hard time when we lost our mom. My dad became a widow at 44 years old and he was left with seven children. He already had a hard life coming to America, not knowing the language and having to work hard to build a life for his family here."
She concluded: "Being an immigrant, my father gave us a gift of loving the Greek culture, the Greek community, the traditions ... he never let us forget where we came from."