Atlanta Housewives Celebrate Phaedra’s Birthday – Somewhere Over the Pond
Twitter is a flutter with the news that the Real Housewives of Atlanta (most of them) are off at some exotic location (with an outdoor tub and shower) celebrating the birthday of Phaedra Parks.
Here are some instagrams and tweets:
Kandi announced that Derek J came over and did her hair because she was heading out of the country, then posted a photo of herself on a plane with a mask on because she was not taking any chances. I suppose she means because it is flu season, because Kandi is no Jill Zarin. Her hair does look nice.
I’m not taking any chances! Thanks Dr. @jingjingharrisfor my mask! 😘 I won’t be instagramming for a while. I’ll miss you guys!
Paradise! Outdoor tub & shower… All I’m missing is@todd167!
Kenya posted about the time change. At one pm in the afternoon in ATL it was 8 am wherever she was – which puts her around the longitude of Fiji.
Cynthia tweeted a photo of a bunch of them, including the two new girls:
Phaedra was also tweeting up a storm thanking Richard Branson of Virgin Airways for the flights. It appears she was invited to a party aboard Virgin’s new Dreamliner on a flight from Heathrow London to Atlanta. Or perhaps the ladies got on the return flight – which would make more sense logistically, assuming the party continued.
— Martina McFlyy (@MMCFLYY) October 27, 2014
NeNe was a NoNo, or at least missing in all the tweets and photos. Taking the high road, she did post this:
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In addition to the Florida trip, the ladies took a trip to Atlantic City. Teresa brings her entire wardrobe, even though she tells us that she’s changed. Melissa feels like she’s on the way to a bachelorette party because of the party bus. Dina isn’t a fan of the “melting pot of white trash” that is Atlantic City. I don’t remember her having a problem with Atlantic City in season one. Amber has never been away from her children, so she’s nervous. The twins are way underdressed considering it’s winter. The ladies begin the trip with shots and talk of their periods. I really didn’t need that much information about them.
Nicole was able to get the presidential suite, thanks to her jet broker connections. The suite is beautiful and the ladies get ready to go out for drinks. Amber wants to let loose since she’s out with friends. She is downing the drinks and pushing the other women to drink. The talk turns to the bedroom and Amber gives us way too much information about her and Jim’s roleplaying. “Alana” is her hooker alter-ego. I really didn’t need that mental image. The talk turns to divorce. Jim was divorced when Amber met him. They met in July, got engaged in August, and got married in December. They’ve been together for seven years, which is how long Teresa A’s marriage lasted. Nicole has been divorced for four years. Dina says that she and Tommy have known each other since she was nine and that they have a better marriage then most people. Hmm, if it’s such a great marriage, why are you getting divorced?
Back in NJ, Juicy is watching the girls. Needless to say, Milania is making thing difficult for him. They are making hamburgers. Gia points out that Milania is playing with the food, rather than cooking it. It’s pretty obvious that the other girls are pretty tired of Milania’s antics. After dinner, they try to settle in for a movie night but the dog has made a mess in the house. None of the girls wants to clean it up. Teresa admits that her mother advises her to be more strict with the girls, but it’s pretty clear that they let the girls do whatever they want.
The ladies are going to the casino. The twins are running late, so the others go downstairs without them. They decide to play blackjack. This should be interesting. The twins are pissed that the ladies left them. Teresa A says that they lack manners because they left without telling them. Seriously? It’s rude to keep your guests waiting. Amber apologizes for leaving without telling them, but the twins won’t let it go. Amber wonders why they are focusing their anger on her, instead of Melissa, Teresa, or Dina. She tells the twins to calm down and stop being so intense. Melissa just wants to finish her game of blackjack without drama. Amber and the twins continue to yell until Amber leaves the table. They continue to make fun of her. Dina goes with Amber. The twins, Teresa, and Melissa leave to go to the club.
Melissa has arranged for a burlesque lesson at the hotel. The ladies each get a feather boa. Teresa A thinks that Melissa will have the advantage because it’s rumored that she was a stripper. Oh dear, let’s not bring that up again. Amber wants Teresa A to leave it alone because she doesn’t want Melissa to be uncomfortable. They begin by learning how to shimmy, then they divide into two groups for performances. Amber was in the zone, until her dress started coming off. She is very competitive with Melissa. The teacher names Amber as the best dancer.
The ladies go back to the suite to get comfy and chat. Teresa A wants to know everyone’s first impression of each other. Dina liked Melissa because she was at a ladybug function. Teresa loved Dina because she was so beautiful. Nicole says that she thought Dina was an “ice princess.” Dina says that she was overwhelmed by the twins at first. Teresa A takes offense to Dina’s comments about their breasts being on display. They sure can give it out but can’t take it. Melissa says that she thought Amber was a little bit of a know-it-all, and is still like that. Amber says that Teresa A says things before she thinks. Teresa A says that she does think things through, and that if she insults you she meant to do that. Amber is done and decides to go to bed. She’s tired of Teresa A being confrontational with her. Dina and Teresa are sharing a room. She’s glad to be away from the twins so she can get some rest. Teresa sleeps with her hair fanned out because she needs it to last for another day.
Amber decides to give the ladies a boot camp workout. She has a masters in exercise physiology, so she’s qualified for this. Dina isn’t into the workout, she’d rather be stretching. They had a hard night and the workout is tough.
Nicole and Bobby are double-dating with Jim and Amber. Amber is late, as always says Nicole. Weren’t the twins very late in Atlantic City? Amber is so glad that Nicole and Bobby are together. She thinks that they are great together. What a difference compared to the end of the season when all Jim and Amber did was talk badly about the relationship. Bobby explains that he calls everything sexy, from banana bread to an outfit. Weird. Nicole and Amber has a true friendship, according to Nicole. We all know that their relationship will hit the wall soon.
Teresa and Kathy are working on their relationship, but Teresa didn’t appreciate the dictionary that Kathy gave her as a gag gift. I thought it was funny, and appropriate. Teresa, Dina, and Kathy get together so that Teresa can confront Kathy. Kathy thinks that they’re just getting together to catch up. She tells the ladies that she is writing a cookbook and her editor wants Teresa to write a blurb for the back of her book. Teresa gets out a dictionary and looks up the word “blurb.” Seriously? She says that she’s changed? Teresa tells Kathy that she was really hurt by the dictionary. Kathy thinks that Teresa is just looking for a fight. Teresa finds it odd that Kathy wants her to write a blurb, when she thinks that Teresa can’t speak English. Teresa wants to drop the whole thing, but Kathy is now upset and won’t drop it. Kathy explains that she meant the gift as a joke and that they all mess up the English language. Teresa doesn’t want to hear it. Kathy doesn’t understand why Teresa won’t support her, when Kathy has constantly supported Teresa. I’m so tired of these arguments.