Ramona Promised Proof…And Poof!
Posted by tinselkitty on May 21, 2011
Good morning. On last night’s episode, Jill denied that I was ever asked to bring wine to serve to the ladies at the charity lunch. Please see the emails between our assistants confirming just that! Another Jill lie…
We have proof. Whatcha gonna do, now, Jill? You can’t outshout this one. And let me just ask this – are society ladies (yeah, I’m using that term all kinds of loosely since it’s the Housewives) under the impression that the only way to solve any issue is by staging a fashion show?
Well, since it’s Jill, I bet it’s somehow not her fault at all.
Bingo! From Jill’s Bravo blog –
I need to address the Darren/Ramona wine issue. It really was like a game of Telephone. I told Darren to do something. He may not have done exactly what I asked, and we got a different result. As far as I knew, I asked my assistant to get items to auction. I told Darren to contact all the girls to see if they wanted to promote their products. The caterer ordered colorful martinis (which we paid for!) but most of the guests drank soft drinks and water since it was 11 am when it began. If we needed wine for the party, we would have asked for 10 cases for 100 people (30 bottles to fill glasses on the table and have a one glass refill). I would have sent a car service to pick it up as I picked up all of the other fabulous donations including the four night stay at Canyon Ranch, ReVive Skin Care, METHOD, Lucille Roberts Bags with gift certificates to the products, bedding from Zarin Fabrics, a Lord and Taylor $50 gift card, and various other donations from my friends.
Obviously there was a misunderstanding. I asked the girls to donate something so I could promote their brand. I knew Ramona’s wine was coming out this spring and we called her to give her a platform to promote it on the TV show. That is what friends do. Friends show up at each others events, which I did weeks before, and put each others products in goodie bags or silent auctions (did you hear me mention LuAnn’s CD on the show?). Rather than waste it filling glasses, since many guests weren’t drinking alcohol, I asked her to set it up on the silent auction table. Either way, once I asked her not to serve it she should have said “fine.” Darren was wrong. I told her that. She went behind my back and did what she wanted anyway. The caterer was upset. They didn’t have enough wine glasses and were serving out of martini glasses.
Poor Darren. And look, it wasn’t anything to do with Jill at all! It was strictly a Darren/Ramona wine issue. So there. Haters.