Tonight is the first part of the Real Housewives of New York Reunion. But first …. let’s take a look back at premiere night – brought to LynnNChicago by WSL back in June. As a reminder – there were three premier parties that night.
WSL and TEB hit all three. JZ crashed two of them and made headline news ….
LynnNChicago Real Housewives of New York Premiere by LynnNChicago
As I promised, we had a few spies at the Premiere Parties for the Real Housewives of New York.
She who much not be named went to Luann’s party as an invited guest but then she CRASHED Aviva’s party that was held at a bowling alley. Confirmed, Jill was NOT invited to Aviva’s party yet she attended anyway. (note from NMD – sort of an invited guest – a guest of a guest as it turned out.)
LuAnn was cordial. Her party was only about 40-50 people. Intimate. She brought her mom.
Avery and Mario were with Ramona at her party.
Here’s a play by play (part one) from our own WSL….
The Evening’s Party Schedule for NYC HW Season 5 launch.
Iraquois Lantern 5pm
Oh What a night!
The President was in town so the traffic was a mess!
Dr Rosetta plastic surgeon to the stars jointed me and TEB.
At our 1st stop LuAnn her beau and her mom were front and center looking beautiful. The lantern room at the Iraquois Hotel is charming but small and holds about 50 people but everyone was elegant. I enjoyed talking to Luann’s very French- Canadian mom. She is 5’6″ and very cute her husband passed several years ago. She wore a beautiful royal blue and silver shift w/peacock looking large dangling earnings that were perfect for the dress. Quite elegant style. She said Luann was the 6th of 7 equally special children who are all tall. Her Dad’s dad was 100% American Indian. Her mom has lovely soft features and light hair. I didn’t feel comfortable asking if it would be ok to put her picture on a blog. It’s interesting she was a lamb a sneaky reporter could have asked her anything!
There were lots of reporters for lots of “papers” that I vaguely have heard of. For some reason we were snapped what seemed like a zillion times.
We were at the bar and Jill and Bobby came up. TEB teased me to say hello. I couldn’t be bothered, I saw Heather and wanted to say hello. So I made a bee-line for Heather.
My brother dates one of Heathers College suite mates. She said Heather was always cool, lovely, stylish and very fun. We chatted, exchanged contacts and hugged. She is a DOLL!
The food was to die for and very artistically presented. It was like eating art!
Ready to hit the next PARTY!
Stay tuned …
Real Housewives of New York -Part 2 The Premiere Parties by WSL
Before we left Luann’s I said hi to Carole Radziwill very briefly and took a picture.
I called our driver and let him know we were ready for him to be out front . We decided that TEB would have to ride the hump since she was the youngest! The traffic was SLOW so we all hopped on Twitter!
It took 20 minutes to reach Sarafina so we were ready for a drink when we got there. Ramona’s wine was in big buckets and iced on the bar. The place had 160+ people and was packed.
I saw Avery and some of her pals. She has gotten so tall, maybe 5’7″. Ramona is petite at 5’4′ she had on gorgeous gold sparklie platform shoes. Avery had young lady pumps. Avery has natural blond hair that is thick. We call it “rich girl hair”. Avery was cute as she scurried around with her pals. She constantly checked on her mom who was taking hundreds of pictures with Sonja at the step and repeat.
Sarafina is a wonderful restaurant, the appetizers were excellent. The bite size lamb chops w/sauce were a little messy but way worth it. There was one treat on a skewer w/watermelon/cheese/meat that looked yummy and people licked their fingers but I never got around to eating!
I finally got a chance to hug my favorite Ramona. I adore Ramona. She doesn’t like to tweet so we text each other. A while back I asked if Jill was coming and she text “NO WAY”! I laughed.
I think Bravo wanted the focus to be the current cast w/no “stars” taking the focus away from the cast. I think it was selfish for Jill to crash Luann’s and Aviva’s parties. At the entrance to each party there were 3-4 people with lists. The clip board holders were diligent to find your name and mark it off. I am sure the door people were not sure what to do with Jill. She appeared with Bobby just like she did on Scary Island, ASSUMING she was welcome when she wasn’t or she would have been invited.
If it was OK to come you would have thought Simon & Alex and Kelly would also have just shown up. I think Jill knew better than to show up at Ramona’s. On Scary Island, Ramona made Jill leave even though she rented a plane to get there.
Hummm. Nothing changes!
So back to my divine Ramona hug. She smelled sooo good. Ramona is tiny. Her waist must be 19″. She is cute like a puppy and I feel like putting her in my pocket to take home. She had on a gorgeous blue dress. With Ramona’s big brown eyes and no wrinkles I think she has the face of an angel. Mario is always close at hand. He is very handsome and not a lot taller than Ramona. We joked that I am married to an Italian Stallion too. Mario has lots of beautiful hair but it has gotten much more salt and pepper recently.
I saw several writers I know. The most famous was a Sr. fellow from Vanity Fair.
We just didn’t get close enough to Sonya to chat. TEB commented that Sonya was much prettier in person.
Time to hit the last party which was a very upscale bowling Alley. When we entered there was a 25′ hallway. So we are going in and guess who is coming out? Yep Jill and Bobby.
Because I had been teased by my group for not acknowledging them and since I had to pass within a foot of Jilzy, I said our famous Italian family greeting:
A OH Eeeeeeeeee!
When I told WSM he didn’t think it was funny but he is also not aware of her sananigans. Any way what can I say it just popped out!
We entered the party and probably half the folks had left cuz it was late.
It was very cool looking. Each alley had the Housewives show playing above the bowling pins on the play screen.
TEB knew Aviva and Rob of Naughty Nice. There were lots of hugs.
I talked to Aviva’s attractive Wall St. Husband, I was happy that he knew my company. We talked “street”. Aviva is darling! She has a button nose only God can make. Her hub looks close in age where the X Sonja knows looks 10+yrs older. They seem very in love. Aviva has a size minus 00 butt. She was wearing pants and her legs are the size of my very normal arms. You couldn’t help but like her. She is warm and genuine. Her brown eyes are as sweet as a lab’s.
I asked her if she wasn’t the one who called 2 gals “white trash”. (I happen to love that name)! She actually seemed to apologize and wish she hadn’t said it. At this point it seems out of character but that’s the fun, seeing the witches pop up!
Rob. (Shuter from Huffington Post)
Now first, Jill was NOT his date.
He heard Aviva say the same thing I heard! Nuff said.
I explained that we met when he moderated Teresa’s Annex presentation.
Rob is a big hunk. He may have the most beautiful head of hair I have ever seen. It’s too bad he isn’t straight, I think he is VERY handsome. He is one of those people who like to touch you as he expresses enthusiasm, it is endearing. He was very personable and mentioned his husband lovingly.
Time to go home! I miss WSM!
We hopped in my car and left the live Housewives behind us.
What a privilege to have seen and met everybody. They all really give of themselves.
I DON’T PRETEND to be a writer but since I don’t talk to each of you I want to share.
I hope I shed a little extra light to my precious LynnFam.
Thank you WSL, sounds like you all had a fantastic evening! Wish I could have been there! xoxo Lynn~
There was a cute twitter exchange between the new girls yesterday on twitter.
Carole tweeted back: “
@iamheathert isn’t nuts either.”
Aviva chimed in: “
@CaroleRadziwill Thnx Carole!”
Is it new girls versus veterans? We’ll soon see!