I Hate Jill Zarin The Real Housewives of New York – Let’s Chat!
It’s finally here, the New York Housewives are about to attack Morocco and each other apparently. I have to say that for someone who has barely cried at all for three seasons, Jill Zarin is doing a whole lot of crying this season. Let’s see if she can hold back the fake tears tonight. I think Jill is trying to be the Bethenny of Season Four, she knows, as we all do, that Cindy Barshop is no Bethenny Frankel and never will be. Jill wants to be nice to Alex, she wants to be the victim and she wants to be the most popular housewife so she can turn her crappy wares into profit.
Bethenny sends on newsletters occasionally, here is one she sent out today:
The official kick off to summer is here and I couldn’t be more excited! I have to be honest, since the finale of Bethenny Ever After, I’ve been able to take some quality time to rest and play with Bryn. It’s so nice to do so many outdoor activities with Jason, Bryn, and Cookie. Bryn is growing so quickly and I don’t want to miss a second of it.
It’s been 9 weeks since the release of “A Place of Yes” and I’m so please to announce that it still is on the New York Times Best Seller list and I owe it all to you guys. The feedback I’ve received makes me so inspired and happy to have shared it all.
I received some requests asking for Skinnygirl recipes for summer barbecues and I’ve made several delicious and easy recipes that I wanted to share with you, including some useful Skinnygirl tips to keep in mind before hitting the food line (click here for recipes and tips). Happy Memorial Day, have a Skinnygirl weekend and please remember driving and alcohol DO NOT MIX!
The Journey to Marrakesh by Qunicy IL
Lynn first told us last fall that “The Real Housewives of New York City” had been seen in a JFK waiting area for flights to Morocco. Jill, Luann, and Kelly left the first night. Sonja, Ramona, Alex and Cindy flew the next day.
We have seen video at bravotv.com of Alex and Sonja meeting a government official in a red fez (Hat similar to those worn my Masons in the USA.) He welcomes them to Marrakesh. We now know that they stay in a house/villa (Alex McCord shared this in an article on the IHJZ board.) that was rented and not at one of the magnificent hotels. This probably helped the cameramen with filming and set up and prevented people in nearby rooms from calling the local authorities when Jill Zarin starts screaming at Ramona and others.
We know that the women had their tarot cards read to tell their future and visited snake charmers from preview shared by Bravo. We know they went on a camel ride and the one who gets the bucking camel is the Countess. Thank goodness she is so experienced in riding exotic animals.
Marrakech is called “The Red City” because many of the buildings and the ancient wall are painted a salmon red color. This fourth largest city in Morocco is in the southwestern part of the country at the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. It has a population of over one million people and streets that were designed for donkeys with small carts. There are modern highways and a modern airport, but the most interesting parts of the city are ancient. The city was founded in 1062 AD by a Berber King and the kingdom extended over most of North Western Africa at that time. Marrakech was the capital built by these kinds and was the center of commerce, a tradition that the city proudly carries a thousand years later.
Sonja mentioned that once you go outside the Ville….then Luann interrupted her train of thought but Sonja was about to tell us of the new part of the city developed during French colonial occupation from 1912 to 1956. Ville Nouvelle was developed in the 1930s and its markets are the second largest in Morocco. (Casablanca’s markets are the largest.)
The Medina/old city is the major tourist attraction. The Jemaa el Fna Square is the location where locals and tourists meet. There are water carriers and orange juice stands. As the day progresses this area becomes very busy. There are people in period costumes, snake charmers, dancers, magicians, and legendary story tellers.
The shops sell antiques, leather goods which are tanned in the city, perfume and jewelry.
Hagglers lead the tourists into purchases. There is significant pressure place on the tourists by the shop keeper so you have to keep a sense of humor as they call you bad names when you walk away.
The cafes have hot mint tea and special treats.
Expect the RHNYC to dress modestly while in public area. Kelly will not be in her short and a tank top running in the traffic of Marrakesh. We will see them take belly dancing lesson in a private area. Ramona will probably win the prize for belly dancing if there is a Turtle Time.
I don’t think Jill Zarin will be paying attention to the history or sights. Cindy is playing Mommy Dearest and will have a break down over hangers.
Alex McCord said it was more like “Survivor” than “Sex and the City 2.”
10:30 CENTRAL after WWHL
Until Next Time…