I Hate Jill Zarin Million Dollar Decorators / Housewives News!
Million Dollar Decorators by Quincy IL
Mary has gone to the home of Jill, a fashion designer. Jill’s home is what Mary calls “LA English.” It is the style of home that an English person would have if they were in LA. We see the pink room which has no desk, but is used as an office. They discuss Jill’s new office. Mary suggests bold patterns because the room is small. They will change a window to French doors. The room will have the same budget as the work that was done on the other rooms in the mansion.
Martyn has flown to NYC to share Tamara Mellon’s 30 million dollar apartment with us, they have been friends since they were 16 years old. Tamara is the creator and CEO of Jimmy Choo, a line of designer shoes and handbags.
The apartment is 9,000 square ft. In the last six months, Tamara has spent a couple of million dollars on furnishing and they will spend between up to $600,000 dollars more in the next six months. There is a 5,000 sq. ft. terrace and they discuss putting in a pool. Marytn sees Tamara roasting marshmallows by the fire on her terrace. No other apartment in NYC has a deck like this. Martyn suggests a swimming pool.
They go into the television room to admire the chocolate lacquered shelving installation. Martyn describes the room as sex. A famous photographer and artist, Marilyn Minter, has splashed gold paint and signed shoes from Tamara’s new collection of handmade shoes. Martin considers this art and he will create an installation on his shelves for Tamara using her shoes.
Ross and Jeffrey are home in their kitchen. Ross is cooking and he thinks Jeffrey is slacking. Ross is going to have his 32 birthday and Jeffrey wants to throw a bash. Ross insists on a small party with close friends. Jeffrey knows someone with a small beach house. He is going to work out a meal. Ross would like Jeffrey to do the dishes from dinner. The maid isn’t coming tomorrow. Jeffrey suggests that they do them together.
Mary meets with Jill to discuss the office design. Jill is all over the place when she discusses colors. Mary tells us, “Jill’s color wheel goes round and round, round and round. Where it stops, nobody knows.” People don’t know what they want, but Mary knows.
Katherine is now discussing the design of the beach house that Shannon Factor recently acquired. The Malibu house is in an area that has 10 million dollar homes and the nearby neighbors are Tom Hanks and Barbra Streisand. The home was purchased furnished, but it is bad taste according to Katherine. Katherine does not want the house to look like the Palisades home that we saw in the last episode.
Katherine envisions a bright and breezy beach house with whites. The home needs new bathrooms, new cabinets, paint, new flooring, drapes, and furniture. The house has a nice flow, but it is outdated, Tuscan, and belongs in the valley. Katherine says the home will take 6-8 months to decorate, but Shannon insists on 6-8 weeks. Katherine has a budget of 1 million dollars and she tells Shannon it will cost more. Shannon plays hard ball and says that she can find someone else, but Katherine says she is the only one who can finish this in 8 weeks. She wants to keep the 1 million dollar project. This could be fantastic or a disaster.
Mary wears a dusk mask as she checks out the office renovation. They have 50 thousand dollars to decorate this room. She talks to a painter about the floor that is he is sanding. He thinks it will cost $8,000 to paint a zigzag in black, white and tan. When Mary thinks that price is alright, he raises it to $8,500 then $9,000. The floor will make this small room, so Mary will convince Jill that it is worth it.
Katherine shares fabrics samples with Shannon and Shannon starts giving her preferences. Katherine calls Shannon a control freak. They talk a lot about the daughter’s room.
Mary is driving through Brentwood when her phone rings so she answers it while she is driving. Jill sounds concerned and she insists that Mary comes to her home because she does not want to discuss it on the phone. Mary says that her business is a service and you have to drop everything to please a client.
Jill hates the zig zag floor in her office. Mary loves it because it adds a sense of volume to the small room. Mary would like her clients to stop grabbing the paint brush before she has finished the painting. She tells Jill to trust her on this.
Jeffrey goes to the Tavern Restaurant which he designed for Suzanne Goin ten years ago. He is taking a cooking lesson for the appetizer that will be served at Ross’s birthday party. He is making torts with goat cheese to serve with wine. Susan thought that the party was that night and she seems concerned the Jeffrey will duplicate her recipe next week. Demetra1 is going to help him, but she seems inexperienced too.
Mary comes to Nathan’s store to shop for feminine furniture as a counterpoint for the office with the masculine floor. Mary is looking for a focal piece for a wall with paintings/photographs. Nathan has a piece that might work in his office and anything he has is for sale.
Mary finds an ivory desk for $4500 at Mecox, another store. It’s plain so she will add some upholstery to it. Mary and the clerk in the second store banter about their dead mothers. Mary said she has listened to her dead mother for 18 years.
Katherine was 2 hours late to her appointment with Shannon so Shannon started to organize Mary’s cloth samples for her beach house. There were pieces of cloth missing and Shannon asks about them. Mary edited. Shannon has a great memory. The colors are blue and white with a pop of red.
Jeffrey is at the beach “shack” and he is alone. He should have arrived three hours earlier to decorate and cook. Demetra 1 thinks that you have to increase the oven temp to 450 degrees if you are going to cook two tarts at a time. Jeffrey calls Jennifer (probably at the Tavern) and she says you will burn it at the higher temp. Demetra 1 does help the preparation and there is a woman cooking in the kitchen in the background too. There is a decorated cake that could have been purchased.
Ross’s party has begun and Katherine is a guest. She comes in a too tight, too short white dress with her breasts showing. Ross loves the dress. They all love the sunflower decorations and the beach house. They love the goat cheese tarts. They really love the wine.
Mary and her staff are installing the office furnishings. One of the framed objects is damaged and the focal point painting is missing. Mary’s staff calls the framer, but they cannot guarantee delivery by 4 PM so someone travels to pick up the painting. The room cannot be finished without it. They continue working. The owner returns and Mary has to ask for more time, she does not like the client seeing unfinished work and because they suggest tangents.
Katherine is driving in her car when she remembers that the ashes of her dead dog is in a container that her French cook might believe is “herbes de Provence. “Katherine doesn’t want Greta’s ashes in her salad. She leaves a message for Jacqueline in French. We don’t know if Jacqueline received that message.
The focal point of Mary’s office wall arrives and it is a woman with a hat. Jill is a fashion designer so this is a great piece for her. Mary discovers that one of her employees has broken a drawer in the desk so she can’t open it. She thinks everything has been off track lately. She wants her employees to stop breaking things.
Jill loves the room. Mary says it is so Jill. It is bold, modern, with a touch of glamor just like Mary. At least, that is Mary’s opinion.
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Teresa’s blog is up, she had this to say, among other things:
I really do think it’s just a bunch of little things, tit for tat, that built up. But at the end of the day, it’s not one big thing, and hopefully we can all get past it. At least I will never stop trying. My kids and my parents deserve nothing less. I’ve apologized three times now on the show — and a million other times you don’t see! — and believe me, I don’t say “sorry” easily. I don’t know if it’s the fiery Italian in me that makes that word so hard to say, but I’ll say and do anything to make my family whole again.
It’s interesting how Teresa claims that it is all Melissa’s fault and she did nothing wrong yet she apologized three times on the show AND a million other times that we don’t see? What did she apologize for? I thought it was all Melissa’s fault? I still believe that someone else helps Teresa write her blogs, we know for a fact she didn’t write those books on her own. The woman can’t speak, nevermind write.
Melissa also posted her blog, she goes into detail about some of the things that happened between her and Teresa, I really think she’s sincere in wanting her husband’s family to be whole again. I still don’t completely understand the situation with Joey and their parents, I find it hard to believe that they’re unhappy with Joey Gorga for working too much. We know that they have spent a lot of time with Teresa and Joe Giudice because she is filming and doing her book singings so they’re built in baby-sitters. Teresa insists that they don’t live with her but we even heard Joey Gorga saying that they spend a whole lot of time in the Giudice home watching the four Giudice girls.
Teresa’s claims that she does it all with no help are an outright lie and it is insulting to her parents when she continues to refuse to acknowledge how much they’ve helped her. I don’t think anyone would think less of Teresa if she said, “I couldn’t do all of this without the help of my parents, they’ve been so great!”
The Watch What Happens Live Aftershow has been posted, you can view it here:
I think it is very telling that Caroline appeared to be on Team Teresa during filming but she’s definitly trying to tell us something, she again mentioned that she “gets it” when she’s asked about the fight between Melissa and Teresa. This time she was asked if she thought that Kathy was causing some of the problems between the two families and she told us that at the time (during filming) she did think Kathy was part of the problem but now after the season is finished she said she really likes Kathy and again said that she “gets it” and there was a definite “Team Melissa” feel to what Caroline was saying. This should make for an interesting reunion. Now that Caroline has flipped from Teresa to Melissa and rumor has it she’s not speaking to Jacqueline anything can happen. I certainly hope Caroline is better behaved at this season’s reunion.
I wonder if they’ll bring Joey and Joe onto the reunion. If they do will they have to invite Chris, Albert and Richie? I think Andy Cohen will see value in bringing Joey Gorga onto the reunion, we may just see the husbands this season.
Kim Zolciak did a radio interview in Atlanta, read all about it here:
Real Housewife Kim Zolciak Dishes On Feud With NeNe Leakes, New Baby, & New Ventures! http://t.co/8vX69jB
The New York Housewives are filming their reunion today, send Alex, Ramona and Sonja some love, they’re going to need it. The Brunettes probably got together before filming to go over Jill’s notes. I can see that meeting clearly, Jill is prepared with copies of her notes for everyone, Lulu bosses everyone around telling them exactly what to say, Cindy begs them to back her up over the hanger car set issues and Kelly is daydreaming about unicorns and satchels of gold….The Blondes only have to go in armed with the truth and support each other and they’ll come out on top, as always!
Our friend Real City Housewife (@Putyourhairup) tweeted yesterday that she tried Ramona’s recipe for Pinot Chicken and she said it was great, here’s what she had to say:
Final Verdict on @RamonaSinger Pinot Chicken: Very good!! I served it with a side of brown rice and poured the extra sauce on top of the rice. But the chicken needed to cook for more than 4 minutes per side, so I popped it in the oven while I made the sauce.
Ramona Pinot Grigio Chicken Dish With Tossed Salad
(I didn’t make the salad)
4 Chicken Breast skinned boneless and split in half
20 White Button Mushrooms slice
1 (14oz) or 2 cans Artichoke Hearts (Drained well and cut in half)- you can always use one can and it’s still great to cut down on cost
Juice one Lemon
1 cup of Chicken Broth (I like College Inn brand)
1/2 Cup of Ramona Pinot Grigio
Put salt and pepper on both sides of the chicken then coat with flour
Heat the olive oil in pan on medium heat
Cook the chicken on both sides for about 3-4 minutes each (until done, then remove from pan)
Add slice Mushrooms and cook for 1-2 minutes
Add the artichokes, chicken broth, wine and lemon juice
Bring to a boil then simmer until the sauce gets reduced
Add the chicken breasts back into the pan
You can serve immediately, or as I do, serve 4 hours later and just reheat in the oven or sauce pan
I usually make for 24 people, so I make the recipe times 3. For home I usually make it with linguine and serve the chicken and sauce over the pasta. This makes a great party dish as it can be made ahead of time and served with grated Parmesan cheese on the side!
Take Asparagus and toss lightly in olive oil and a little lemon juice
Add freshly ground pepper
Put on a baking sheet covered with foil
Bake for about 10 min at 425 degrees
Use a tossed salad (field greens)
Cherry tomatoes cut in half
Salad Dressing Directions ( I always make excellent seasonings!)
All natural Italian packet of spices
Add extra virgin olive oil water and balsamic vinegar
It was amazing. Definitely adding this one to the recipe book!
Thanks Real City Housewife! Don’t forget to check out her web site too!
I got a very nice tweet yesterday:
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