As lamp fixtures do, Kristen Taekman sometimes decorates the room a bit, but doesn’t add much to the conversation. Commenting in her Bravo blog on this week’s episode of the Real Housewives of New York, Kristen remarks on everything from Bethenny Frankel’s therapy to Luann de Lesseps’ daughter’s artwork. Oh! And she does have some words for the sparse scenes she was physically present in as well.
“I would like to start out by saying how amazing Ramona [Singer’s] friends are,” begins Kristen, “I know that Bethenny was saying that she didn’t have much in common with any of these women. At first glance neither did I, but in the end we had Ramona in common and sometimes just having a mutual friend in common is enough.” Kristen goes on to defend the entire Upper East Side (those poor unfortunate souls!) claiming, “they are all very lovely, giving, beautiful, supportive women. Many of them are very successful in their own right. During the event, many of them stood up and spoke about their friendships with Ramona.” Kristen is not a fan of Sonja Morgan’s New Age friend, however: “Sonja and the Swami Priestess!? UGH! That Yogi friend of hers gets on my nerves!”
Last night on Real Housewives Of New York some Housewives celebrated moving forward while other Housewives trudged back through the treacherous waters of their murky pasts. Tru-Renewal vs. Tru-Regression, y’all!
It’s Ramona Singer‘s birthday – you may think that this is just a day where Ramona gets a cake and an extra glass of wine. But oh no – it’s a sacred celebration – a week-long festivus of Turtle Timing which culminates with a fatuous lunch of wine spritzers, steamed veggies, and timid licks of icing from the tip of a knife. The ladies of the UES trek to their mecca, bestowing gifts of wine and Gucci (or hoochie – which is what Sonja Morgan brought), to place at the feet of their goddess Turtlephenia: Ramona of The Pinot, who is bedecked in gold like a shimmering bottle of pinot.
Even though Bethenny Frankel basically told Sonja Morgan her life is a disastrous mess and she’s living in a delusional fantasy world, Bethenny insists the two are in a “good spot” and still friends.
“I think I was being supportive,” the Real Housewives Of New York star says,of her sit-down with Sonja in Atlantic City – which is the first of many! “It’s compassion,” Bethenny elaborated. “There’s a whole trajectory with Sonja and I this season,” said Bethenny.
As for the dramatic, heartbreaking episode, Bethenny feels it was a great example of RHONY at its finest.”I thought the show, overall, was really funny. People thought it was one of the best episodes,” she quipped. I kinda agree.
If you want to take a trip down a rambling rabbit hole of nonsensical hootenanny, than read Sonja Morgan‘s blog. Luckily I am here to do the dirty work for you. In the Tolstoyian length (for Bravo) diatribe about the Real Housewives Of New York trip to Atlantic City, her issues with alcohol and Heather Thomson, Sonja displaces blame, sheds light on how she promotes people, and raves about her fabulous lifestyle in Gstaad – where her smoky eye reigns supreme. Supreme disillusioned.
This is the delusional song that doesn’t end…
“Girls may want to have fun, but I guess Housewives just want to have drama,” Sonja begins. She goes on to “address” the situation that happened outside her home when she had two angry housewives and one shell-shocked Dorinda Medley hovering against the cold outside her vestibule while she explained to her interns the different uses for panties (rain water catchment if ever strange in the Alps with nothing but a smokey eye to keep you warm!).
Heather Thomson was understandably upset about being banished to the street to await Lady Morgan as she leisurely prepared to leave for Atlantic City. Heather insists she wouldn’t have minded waiting, but she does mind the lack of courtesy they were shown. Apparently Lady Morgan’s manners went along with her money! Heather also has some words for Bethenny Frankel!
“I totally understand running late. I’m usually not the best at being on time, and there never seems to be enough hours for all the things I try to jam into my day. I get it,” the Real Housewives Of New York star acknowledges. “I don’t like to pick on people about things like this, either. We were all given a time to meet at Sonja’s–10am. She wasn’t ready, and Bethenny was going to be late, too.
“The kind and hospitable thing to do at this point would have been to invite your guests into your home to wait, not leave them standing in the cold rain for over an hour. What happened to common courtesy and manners?” wonders Heather.
All of the Real Housewives of New Yorkladies are weighing in on the highlights – or the lowlights?- of this week’s episode. And at the epicenter of it all is none other than everyone’s favorite queen of delusional drinking thinking: Sonja Morgan. Dorinda Medley shares her take on their Atlantic City trip in her latest Bravo blog.
Beginning with the issue of waiting for Good Lady Morgan to emerge from her crumbling castle, Dorinda says it “would’ve been nice to have the limo there already, yes, but it’s not like we were being held in a hot subway station in the middle of August.” She adds, “Heather [Thomson], on the other hand, was pissed…and I mean pissed. She took it very personally that we were kept waiting in the foyer and, naturally, Heather expressed it to Sonja…and Bethenny [Frankel]…and Ramona [Singer]…loud and clear. More than once.” Waiting in the rain wasn’t worth the fights that broke out afterward either considering who they were dealing with, says Dorinda: “I don’t think it required a burning at the stake. I kinda expected Sonja to be late. C’mon…she’s Lady Morgan.”