I Hate Jill Zarin Bethenny Ever After/More New York Trip Fun!
Bethenny Ever After
Preparing to go out for the evening can be challenging, most couples do have issues, as Bethenny pointed out, she certainly does have an unfair advantage. Stylists to do her hair, make up and clothing choices isn’t something most people have at their disposal. I was a little confused why she needed a hair stylist to put her hair in a pony tail, I would think she could take care of that on her own. That wasn’t a great look on her, I much prefer Bethenny’s hair down.
They seemed to enjoy the party, dancing and laughing and Jason didn’t wear his 80’s jeans, so that was a plus!
The discussion about Jason’s parents continued well into Episode two and I think we all get it. Most of us have similar issues with family. Not all couples, but most couples have one or two sets of parents to pacify and finding the proper balance can be difficult.
Jason did a pretty good job of role playing as “Christian” the guy in the rooftop bar trying to pick up the lady at the bar ordering a cocktail. He has clearly done that before, once or twice…. a week. He’s smooth and has the lines down pat.
Unfortunately Bethenny couldn’t keep the role playing going, she had something on her mind and couldn’t ignore it. Unfortunately her need to talk about her feelings of guilt turned into a bit of a hysterical outburst. Jason really is so easy-going, he does things for his wife that I’m sure he doesn’t want to do, attends parties and events he probably doesn’t feel like attending but he does it because he knows that it is important to Bethenny.
In return Bethenny feels like she should do anything that Jason wants to do, including visiting his parents on a regular basis. Every week, every two weeks, three weeks, once a month? What is the appropriate amount of time they should visit Jason’s parents? Bethenny doesn’t want to start feeling like it is a chore to visit the Hoppy’s.
Should Jason feel free to take his daughter to visit is parents alone if Bethenny doesn’t want to or can’t get away one weekend? It is complicated, because they are newlyweds, it is sort of a mixed blessing that Bethenny doesn’t have parents that she has to worry about fitting into their busy schedule as well.
Bethenny’s assistant Julie was featured on this episode, first as she was given a promotion and a raise, ten percent increase in salary would absolutely come in handy as Julie told us she was moving into a new apartment. The promotion part hadn’t actually been worked out, finding a title for someone who does it all is tough.
Later Bethenny surprised Julie with a makeover courtesy of the Rachel Ray Show. Julie was appropriately excited as Rachel’s film crew surprised her at Bethenny’s apartment. Bethenny and her baby nurse Gina were a bit inappropriate with the producer and sound technician but Julie made all the right excited sounds.
There is a very fine line that Bethenny walks between her work and her family. I think that Rachel Ray gave her great advice. “It is what it is” just go with it, don’t try to find balance because you’ll make yourself crazy, you can’t schedule family time or designated work time when you’re Bethenny Frankel. Some weeks will be heavy on the work load and other weeks will allow more family time. Just take it as it comes and you may not need the high priced therapist.
Julie’s makeover was incredible, she really did look amazing! We learned in Julie’s blog that she was insistent that she not lose any length on her hair but they put some lovely highlights into her hair (or lowlights, I don’t know the difference). They put her in a beautiful red dress and she looked striking walking out from behind the “before” photograph.
I love Gina the baby nurse, she is so natural in front of the cameras and even dared to come out of the bedroom in a towel while the cameras for two television shows were running. Rachel Ray’s sound guy caught Gina’s eye but unfortunately he was spoken for.
Bethenny’s therapist seems to have more to say this season than last, it seemed as though last year he simply listened and asked a few questions, this year he is giving advice and even calling Bethenny out on a few things. Of course, she didn’t take his advice, in fact I think she would do better to visit Rachel Ray once a week, she got better advice there.
There seemed to be a lot of “filler” scenes tonight, scenes showing the streets of New York, the buildings, the traffic with music in the background, then the music would change and we would see more scenes of New York. I enjoy seeing the city but it got to be a bit too much.
Bethenny is getting a lot of criticism for her struggling to be able to do it all, but as she says, this is her life and she’s opening up her life to viewers. This is how she feels, overwhelmed and at times frustrated. I think it can help new mother’s who watch her show to feel like they’re not alone. I don’t think Bethenny is all that different from working mother’s struggling to be able to do it all and do it all well. I think many women can relate to Bethenny.
Bethenny will be on Watch What Happens Live tonight on Bravo at 11pm / 10pm Central.
As most of you know, I recently visited New York City and attended Cat Ommanney’s (Real Housewives of DC) book launch party. I was able to get in a lot of sightseeing in a short amount of time. Exhausting but so much fun, here is a little more of how I spent time in New York City.
More New York Trip Fun!
Standing out in front of the building, Bobby Zarin pulled up in his black SUV, parked illegally right in front of his store, pulled something out of the back of the SUV and took it inside the store. He was in the store for maybe 30 seconds, came back out, hopped back into his SUV and took off again. It all happened so fast I missed the chance to take a photo and admittedly too stunned to say hello, besides he looked like he was in a hurry!
I didn’t go inside of the store, the display in all of the windows are loaded with Jill Zarin’s pictures, Jill Zarin’s book and Jill Zarin’s “decorating tips” on faded cardboard signs.
All prior reports that I’ve read are correct, Zarin Fabrics is located in the middle of ChinaTown, certainly not the prettiest part of town, but in their defense, so are many, many other fabric stores. Apparently in New York same type stores are all lumped together making it much easier for a consumer to check many stores for what they’re looking for. It also benefits the consumer forcing these stores to compete in the pricing area. I saw similar set up’s in New York with lighting stores, and appliance stores. On the flip side, the competition must be really tough for the retailers.
This is Rockefeller Plaza, I’ve seen Andy Cohen film video blogs from his office and the view out his window is looking down onto this area. Although I visited this area between 5pm and 6pm, no sign of Andy leaving for the day. 🙂
This is the view from my amazing home away from home while in NY
This is the East River
Not too far from there was Jill Zarin’s building. I heard she was at a book signing in New Jersey while I visited:
This is St. Patrick’s Cathedral an amazingly beautiful and famous church in the heart of New York City.
I took this photo above. The photo below is the exterior of the church, I didn’t take this photo:
I walked across the Brooklyn Bridge, having no idea where I was going just took the same stroll that Bethenny and Ramona took just last season on the Real Housewives of New York. They met Alex and Simon on the other side, I didn’t. 🙂
I highly recommend walking across the Brooklyn Bridge if you’re ever in New York. The views of the city and even the Statue of Liberty were breathtaking. I got very lucky as the weather was perfect, almost 60 degrees and everyone I met was really nice!
I visited some outstanding restaurants from Chinese to Brazilian, Italian and had a great Lobster Roll in a quaint little restaurant in the West Village. With so many different neighborhoods, all with a different “feel” to them, it is like visiting several cities in one trip. My first trip to New York and I can definitely say that I Love New York!
Happy Fat Tuesday!
Check out Real City Housewife’s blog on The Real Housewives of OC, I literally laughed out loud!
Until Next Time…