The second episode of The Real Housewives of Melbourne kicks off with Lydia Schiavello shopping with her Stepson, Sam at a high-end designer boutique, Christines. Man, does she know how to shop. She buys whatever she wants and that includes a trench coat made out of pantyhose (I sound like my grandmother). Then, she weirdly tries it on and walks out of the dressing room in a black lace bra wearing said pantyhose-material trench and asks Sam what he thinks. Gross. He’s your stepson.
Speaking of shopping, Gina Liano is at Versace for some new dresses, bags and shoes to bring abroad to spend time with her long-distance boyfriend. He’s flying her out to to be with after she shared with him what Jackie Gillies, the psychic, revealed at the ladies’ dinner a few nights prior. He completely denied any cheating (hence the plane ticket. Um, OK. Can you say someone is busted and feeling guilty??) and of course Gina believes him without a doubt (mind you, he has been abroad for SIX months, so why would he cheat…)
Lydia gives Gina a quick call to check-in with her and make sure she’s okay after what Jackie said and Gina is all “I’m good – no really!!! Heading to Miami for week and looking forward to a tan! This has nothing to do with what Jackie said. Really!! Byeeeeee!!!” and Lydia doesn’t seem to buy it.
Jackie and her husband Ben are driving (and club-dancing at the same time) and are heading to the bar to meet with a mixologist friend, Nathan, where they will discuss their new business venture which is a line of tequila drinks. Nathan’s feedback is that Vodka is really what sells and psychic Jackie completely disregards his professional opinion and decides that in her psychic opinion tequila is really speaking to her – it’s very “Sex and the City” (which is a great barometer for coolness if it were 10 years ago).
Lydia thinks something stinks with Jackie so she invites her over to a local gallery in Melbourne to give her a second shot. Lydia immediately asks Jackie if she could read her. Jackie obliges and says you’ll have another kid, it’s a boy with curly hair. Lydia already has a gazillion kids/stepkids so she doesn’t really believe Jackie is “reading her” right. Jackie shifts gears and mentions that her husband is thinking of buying a plane (reaching for common ground with Lydia) and Lydia goes into her monologue about how she only flies private and can’t be bothered to travel commercial anymore. Oh, no. Lydia cannot go thru TSA and deal with tossing out her bottles of Chanel perfume. She doesn’t even want to waste the perfume on the smelly people that fly first class with her – so private is the only to go. Yep! Lydia brings up the dinner and tells Jackie that Gina doesn’t believe her psychic reading of her and Jackie doesn’t really care. Lydia gave her the heads up that Gina will chat with her about it when she gets back from Miami. Dun-Dun-Duuunnnn.
On a brighter note – we meet Andrea Moss’s kids (Bud, Kiff and Buster, yeah, I’m serious) and get a glimpse of her routine and holy crap. It’s legit. She is reviewing a 54-point bullet list with her new nanny (one of four) about the kid’s schedule and her expectations. I love this. Just as I’m thinking to myself that Andrea should write a book about being a mom and juggling it all – she reveals just that. I will be buying this book ASAP. She even has a nanny phone exclusively for making phones call about the kids and no internet. The nanny has to leave her phone in her bag and not text her boyfriend while she works for Andrea. This lady is a Badass. “You can have it all if you hire a nanny…or a few nannies”. Truer words haven’t been spoken!
Chyka Keebaugh decides to throw a dinner party for the ladies to try some delish food from her uber successful event planning company. Meanwhile, Jackie vents to Ben about her convo with Lydia about Gina. Jackie knows Gina believes her reading otherwise why is she hopping on a jet to be with her boyfriend?? I agree Jackie! Chyka accompanies Janet Roach to her jeweler to finally depart with her wedding rings from her previously failed marriages to rid her of the bad karma and make a new ring out of the old ones. I kinda love Janet and it’s nice to see her get excited about moving on.