Real Housewives of New York City’s Sonja Morgan is certainly juggling quite a few hats these days. The entrepreneurial diva is reportedly, now scouting New York City Upper East Side locations (of course) in hopes of finding a perfect locale for a restaurant she’d like to name Tipsy according to the New York Daily News.
Ahhh…but wait, Sonja has an ulterior motive for wanting to join the ranks of restaurateurs in the Big Apple…a reality show! An insider who spoke to the Daily News revealed, Sonja has aspirations of becoming another Lisa Vanderpump, the grand dame of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reality show fame. Lisa, who owns restaurants, also managed to snag a successful spin-off show, Vanderpump Rules, based on the shenanigans at one of her West Hollywood posh eateries, SUR. The insider states, Sonja is not wasting a precious minute to get her wheels in motion to pitch her reality show idea and has gone as far as, “hiring a producer and filmmaker to try to make a show based on it.”
As far as the eatery-to-be’s name, Tipsy, it’s origin comes from Sonja’s liquor line business venture, “Tipsy Girl.” Sonja’s spirits plans came to a pause when RHONY castmate, Bethenny Frankel, got wind of her plans. It seems Bethenny, who created the Skinnygirl low-calorie cocktail line, reportedly filed court documents to put the brakes on Sonja’s booze line’s name because it sounded way too similar to hers. Now the relationship between the castmates is reportedly not a warm and fuzzy one.
Meanwhile, Sonja is striving for an eatery that would attract an even more livelier and energetic crowd than Pump, another West Hollywood restaurant also owned by Vanderpump. Will Sonja’s attempts at becoming a restaurateur be successful? Well, her entrepreneurial track record is certainly nothing to brag about. She’s had a toaster oven line which failed. Sonja has a fashion line, a small collection of overpriced items that are only available for preorder online. As far as the reality star’s production company, Sonja Productions, LLC, she was hauled into court for breach of contract and mandated to fork over a reported $7 million to settle the judgement.
But yet, a second source told the Daily News, Sonja is on a serious mission and firmly believes her eatery will be a hit.
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