Caroline Stanbury is preparing to be a lady of London no more because she and the family are relocating to Dubai for her husband Cem’s job! True to form she’s treating the international relocation as “an adventure.”
The Ladies Of London star’s super-glammy 40th birthday doubled as a going away party, and after wrapping filming for season 4, Caroline and Cem are going up-up-and-away this weekend! Despite being a quintessential Brit with serious social standing, Caroline is thrilled about the Arabic move. On a trial basis.
We’re not-so-patiently waiting for Season 3 of Ladies of London around here, so we stalk the cast’s social media accounts for a premiere date like it’s our job. Oh wait…it is. 😉
No luck on a date yet, but co-stars, as well as “real” friends, Juliet Angus and Caroline Stanbury have been sharing photos of their joint family vacation in Ibiza. They were joined by friends here or there as well, including Paris Hilton, actress Jennifer Finnigan (love her!), and football player Michael Sam (who appeared on Ladies of London and competed on Dancing with the Stars).
Caroline shared the photo above on Instagram, adding, “Best holiday with this one!” Look below for more of Juliet and Caroline‘s pictures from Ibiza, Spain.
Good news – maybe?! – the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has already been renewed. Bad news – the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast won’t change much for season seven. Why can’t we have nice things?
Earlier today, Bravo announced the six new and fourteen returning shows that will fill its summer and fall schedules. Obviously, RHOBH is on the list for fall. It will be a while before the cast is set in stone and revealed; however, when a fan tweeted @ Andy Cohen that Lisa Rinna, Yolanda Foster, Erika Girardi, and Eileen Davidson must go, he replied, “No way!”
Are y’all still with me? If you haven’t taken a sledgehammer to your phone/tablet/computer because of Andy‘s bad judgementTweet, look below to find out what other questionable choices goodies Bravo has in store for viewers.
When asked what she learned this year, Annabelle said, “To watch my back.”
“I did enjoy getting to know the American girls much better,” added Annabelle. “Marissa [Hermer] was amazing helping me with the Me Me Mes! I learned that people are just not as strong as me, and I have to accept that people lie, which I hate. I don’t like losing friends, but that has been a decision taken out of my hands. I did write to Jules [Montagu], but she’s decided to ignore me, and that does not say a lot about her. But I wish her all the success in the world.”
Before we begin, let the royal court take a moment of silence to remember a season of castles and crowns, barefoot baronesses and earls of sandwiches, stiff upper lips and loose Julie Montagu lips. Ah, Ladies of London! You’ve given us more than grown women in onesies carping at each other; you’ve given us a fun and fancy trip around London and its outer banks, complete with eye candy shots we just can’t get in the OC, Atlanta, or even Beverly Hills. So, Bravo, if you’re listening: We want more! Let’s see a season 3 for Ladies of London, please. But let’s give it a shot in the arm next time, eh? Like a better time slot, solid promotion, and a little editing magic to really dress this Cinderella up for the ball she deserves!
Okay, let’s take our final stroll down this season’s lane all together now, shall we? After our opening montage shows the ladies getting ready for their day ahead, Annabelle Neilson calls on Baroness Caroline Fleming for a lunch visit. Caroline wonders if Annabelle has recovered from Denmark? Annabelle is feeling as if Julie has not been a good friend to her lately, but hasn’t broached the issue with her yet. But Juliet Angus and Julie join them next, so the conversation is bound to take a turn for the dark side soon.
Caroline admitted that it took her “a year and a half” to agree to appear on Ladies of London, explaining, “In England we do not really have reality shows, especially women our age doing it. Nobody has done it before. It’s so frowned upon, whereas, I think, here you love them. Over there, they just don’t, so I was really nervous to do it. They [the locals] don’t talk about it. They pretend it’s not happening. But I know secretly they all watch it and they all enjoy it.”
Tensions are rising this week as the Ladies of London bring us plenty of cattiness in castles as they wrap up their trip to Baroness Caroline Fleming’s home in Denmark! Since Annabelle Neilson’s “therapy session” at dinner, in which she told a handful of the ladies what their individual problems are, the group has rallied. They’re packing up from their stay in Copenhagen to travel to Caroline F’s family estate, er, castle. Caroline Stanbury and her makeup-artist-permanent-sidekick, Luke, are catching up the morning after dinner. Caroline tells him all about Annabelle’s Copenhagen Confessions, which she can’t take seriously. She feels Annabelle has a constant dour outlook, but vows to make the best of things for the sake of the trip.
En route to the castle, Julie Montagu, Marissa Hermer, Caroline F, and Caroline S sit together to dish about Annabelle. Julie, once Annabelle’s closest ally, suddenly feels as if she can’t do anything to please her. Caroline S doesn’t want to spend the weekend being told the rules according to Annabelle, and encourages Julie to stand up for herself too. Huh. Ironic, considering it was only weeks (days?) ago that Annabelle was giving Julie the same advice about Caroline. While they rag on Annabelle, she can hear their chatter the entire time. She is sitting only inches from them on this “posh” van, after all. Like in the game of Survivor, alliances are shifting.