RECAP: Ladies of London – Juliet and Julie’s Argument About an Argument [Episode 5]

Posted on Oct 6 2015 - 8:16am by Dani-K

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On this week’s episode of Ladies of London we are still feeling the ripples from the New Year’s Eve fallout. Juliet pops in at Gift Library to see Caroline and explain how she’s blabbed the “wiping the floor with her” comment to Lady Julie. And now Lady Julie has blabbed it to Annabelle. Those Americans. They’re your problem now England! Caroline could actually care less and has much bigger problems right now. She is a woman on the verge of losing it all. And by “it all” we mean, someone else’s money. Caroline wants Juliet to fix this before Sophie’s birthday party when all of the ladies will be together—because that way drama won’t ensue—lol.

Marissa and Matt are dining at a restaurant, at the chef’s table because that’s how they roll. The hot dog joint is behind schedule due to a pesky pest problem. Is your mouth-watering for a Top Dog?! Marissa is torn between not disappointing her husband and missing bath time with her kids. Matt assures Marissa she will do both.

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Annabelle is trying her best to give Lady Julie a pep talk about dealing with confrontation, but Lady Julie thinks it’s Juliet who needs the tongue lashing when in fact it’s Caroline. It doesn’t matter how much Annabelle tries, Caroline is Lady Julie’s mentor whom she both admires and fears. Lady Julie’s HSP (if you recall, she suffers from Highly Sensitive Personality-or something like that) can’t process such an altercation.

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The next scene is the funniest of the night. Carol is home and happily answers the door. It’s Caroline—another completely different Caroline—her therapist who makes house calls. But anytime the therapist tries to talk and conduct real work, Carole interrupts her. Carole explains that a fortune-teller has told her that she will meet a “really important love.” And Carole has met him. She is glowing when she speaks of this “really important love.” Who cares that he’s so young, he has a big…heart and that’s all that matters. Love conquers all. Spoiler alert: Carole has already had his baby and broken up with the “really important love.”

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Lady Julie is getting ready for her big meeting and is nervous. She dumps her lack of self-confidence on a 16-year-old who advises Lady Julie not to confront anyone. Ever. Next, Sophie and Caroline meet for coffee. They discuss the #headstand-gate that won’t go away. Caroline admits she can’t remember the last time she cried over anything.

Marissa meets with her “brand expert” Damian to discuss clever tee shirts. Say what you want about Marissa, getting this extra exposure for her restaurant is genius, and there’s no way Top Dog can fail—unless the Brits hate hot dogs—or Marissa goes way over budget. Like how they were supposed to lease an 800 sf space and instead have 4800. That’s a lot of hot dogs to sell!

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Lady Julie is off to her business meeting with the investors. Can I just say that she should wear that royal-lace top every day. Dressed for successful ball selling! In the beginning of her pitch, Lady Julie is rambling, but soon channels her inner-Caroline, and pulls it together. The investors sample the balls. They love the balls! The balls are delicious! Cheers to the balls! Lady Julie lands the deal, and though she was asking for $150K, has received “enough to kick-start” JUB. I think that means less, but it’s still a victory for Lady Julie and Mapperton!

Juliet is getting ready for Sophie’s birthday party with her adorable little girl acting as her stylist. And she nails it. Juliet missed out by not wearing the sparkly earrings. Annabelle and Lady Julie are riding together to the party. Lady Julie informs Annabelle that she’s brought two gifts; one for Sophie and one for Caroline. Annabelle is surprised that Lady Julie is rewarding bad behavior. But again, it’s no use. Lady Julie is determined to teach Caroline it’s okay to trample on her feelings.

Sophie’s party is at Mexican-styled restaurant. Only beautiful, sophisticated women are in attendance. Oh, and Juliet. She’s there, too. Lady Julie’s HSP is in high gear, but she gives Caroline a peck on both cheeks and her gift—a shirt that says Kale. It’s an inside joke that Caroline doesn’t find all that amusing.

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The women start pounding the drinks, unwrapping sex toys, playing games, and setting a napkin on fire. Do these women know how to party or what. But of course, drama must ensue. Even though Juliet is not fighting with Caroline, she picks a fight with Lady Julie over repeating the “wiping the floor comment” that Caroline said, to Annabelle. Poor Lady Julie, her HSP must be off the charts. Annabelle watches, and says nothing, except in a private interview that “Caroline has slithered away scot-free.” Happy birthday, Sophie!

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Tune in next week when the ladies go bowling and Caroline’s business troubles won’t slither away.

 

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  • Jennymckitty

    Thanks Dani. Loved the scene with Carol and her therapist. The poor woman couldn’t get a word in edgewise. Then when Carol finished talking, she dismissed the woman. So funny.
    I agree with Annabell that the women should stand up to Caroline. However, these are not issues that should be turned into battles. It would seem that after everyone sobered up, they would realize just how stupid and petty these issues are.
    I like Lady Julie but her perpetual state of anxiety is exhausting. And if someone is indeed mentoring her, I wish they would send her to a decent beautician. The color of her hair is so very unflattering.

    • Sophia Z.

      Hi Jenny… Julie has been tweeting about the color of her hair the past couple of weeks. She says it is not yellow like it appears on the show and she is frustrated about it. She mentioned yesterday that she got her hair re-colored so that it does not appear like that on film.

    • Dani-K

      That was the funniest scene. If only there were more of those and less forced drama. And Lady Julie needs to get a backbone. You have a title, woman! Embrace it. It’s like she feels guilty or something.

      • Lila

        She should take lessons from the Countess. #RHONY. 😉

    • Livie1

      I was just wondering what kind of therapist makes regular house calls, besides Brian Wilson’s and we all know how well that went :-0 That scene with Carol and Dr. On Call was funny!!

  • Lila

    Thanks Dani. Oh these Ladies. Stop kissing the Brits aRs! Juliette is pathetic. I was on her side in the beginning because of course I support my fellow American but We don’t cower down to anyone! Caroline’s sis in law is full of BS. And I can’t stop thinking about Alec Baldwin and those ummm ‘shwetty’ balls. Lol.

    • italiano bambino

      i don’t get the whole kissing caroline ass. I prefer anabelle at this point

    • Dani-K

      So funny! I can’t believe the “investors” didn’t mention changing the name!!!

      • Lila

        I know! Right!? Lol.

  • Sophia Z.

    What a snooze fest last night. First, I’m sick of the production team sticking in mini music videos with stock footage of London. The production value is still horrible on this show. It seems to me that Bravo is sticking their fat noses into the show and trying to create stupid drama which isn’t working. Juliet’s drama directed at Julie was just beyond immature. I felt like I was watching a 5th grader scolding another child. I also think that Bravo is editing to make Caroline Stanbury look like someone she is not. She is typical British (IMO) in that she has a dry sense of humor filled with sarcasm. I really wish Bravo would get their act together with this show because it is a great concept and it was good last year. I think I’m pretty much done with Juliet. That fake kiss ass to Caroline is beyond embarrassing. And as far as Marissa’s personality goes, she is about as exciting as a generic plastic cup filled with bland cottage cheese. Curds and all. I don’t know why casting chose three weakling wallflowers to represent the US. It’s almost embarrassing.

    • Dani-K

      I know what you mean. The Americans come off as whiny. And I try to like Juliet, but each week I learn she is more difficult than the friendship is worth. I wonder what Noelle Reno is doing?

      • Sophia Z.

        Yes, bring back Noelle and Caprice. At least they knew how to stand up for themselves and represent strong women. Good idea, Dani!

        • 🐯🌸 Tigerlily 🐅 *·.¸¸.·*·*

          Yes, Sophia yes! Happy Tuesday.) It is Tuesday right? lol)
          I am not necessarily a huge fan of either of them but I agree that they had a much better dynamic with the rest of the ladies & at least they didn’t wilt & turn into a puddle over every little snipe or snarky comment. Talk about manufactured drama for drama’s sake. Geez Louise!

          • Sophia Z.

            Hi Twinsie! Glad to see you back in the house! I missed you. xox

          • 🐯🌸 Tigerlily 🐅 *·.¸¸.·*·*

            Howdy hey my twin. Ditto. Very happy to *see you too.

          • Livie1

            Tiger, I must pop in here and say howdy and that I miss you!!

            I’m with you on the decending into Bravoitis and taking women and making them sniveling and snarking kindergarteners. And yes, that is an insult to kindergarteners so I apologize right now to my fellow 5 yo’s…

          • 🐯🌸 Tigerlily 🐅 *·.¸¸.·*·*

            LOL! Missed you too Honey! That mean ol’ boss actually making me work for a living! Sheesh!
            What’s next? Accountability for my work?
            Well… Golly gee willikers!

            Ikr? Bravo always seem to wreck all the good shows for us. Just leave well enough alone. It was enjoyable so just leave it be, right?

          • Livie1

            The nerve of some people (like bosses!!) You are busy doing a public service for us here, why don’t they understand this??? I need to laugh, it’s imperative I get some laughs, do you HEAR ME Tiger’s boss person??? I hope so 🙂

            Dear Tiger’s Boss,

            Please excuse Tigerlily from work (but as a paid work absense.)

            From time to time, she is needed to go to AATT and make me laugh.

            Thank you for your cooperation,

            Livie

    • Livie1

      Agreed. Like individual cast members or not, they have a GREAT cast and it is being ulitized (and edited) in the most awful of ways. Let them be who they are and, as I said in another thread this week, may the best woman or women win! This is manipulated and watered down pablum at this point.

      • Sophia Z.

        I know and I’m so disappointed, Livie. I was so looking forward to this year’s season. If Bravo keeps this up this show will end up on the scrap heap sooner than later.

        • Livie1

          What a shame too, I hope Caroline and Sophie and the rest put the screws to Bravo and tell them to get their sh*t together or they are walking.

          • Sophia Z.

            That’s actually a great idea. If the show keeps going down the drain I hope Caroline walks out early with her head held high.

  • MidwestMiddie

    Bravo Boring with poor editing. Bravo need to hire Brits for production and stay out of this show. Send Juliet back to the USA with Bravo’s Team.

    • Livie1

      Leave her cute little daughter tho, I liked seeing her!!

      • MidwestMiddie

        Hi Livie, Great Idea – Done, finally an American with Class.
        Yes, her daughter is a doll and so smart.

        • Livie1

          She really was MM!! I thought to myself, wow, I don’t think I was that confident in my fashion choices at age 5. And she really was sweet, not a brat like you might expect out of someone like her mom.

      • MidwestMiddie

        Don’t forget –
        “The People’s Couch” returns tonight – 10:00 Pm EST
        : )

        • Livie1

          MM, HONEST, I was just thinking, I should tell MM that tonight is The People’s Couch and I’m gonna try to watch!!!!! Great minds 🙂

        • Livie1

          MM I fell asleep AGAIN but I’m watching a repeat as I have lunch today – can’t wait!!! 🙂 Did you watch?

          • MidwestMiddie

            Ha! I feel asleep too!!! LOL
            Hopefully sometime later today I’ll get to see the show.
            Thank goodness for my DVR.

        • Livie1

          Midwest I watched People’s Couch. My only criticism was that there were so many shows critiqued that I’ve never seen….but the couch critics were all awesome. Funny, LOL show. I wish they’d so an all HW shows version, that would be hilarious I believe. Did you get to see yet?

          • MidwestMiddie

            Good Morning, Livie

            I’ll probably watch it over the weekend. A HW version would be
            great fun to watch. I wonder if the sarcastic comments would infuriate Bravo and Bravo Andy?

          • Livie1

            Hopefully the sarcastic comments would be good for the show they were showing (The People’s Couch) – lol!! Who cares what Andy thinks, right??

  • 🐯🌸 Tigerlily 🐅 *·.¸¸.·*·*

    I haven’t even watched the last 3 or or so shows. Bravo has ruined another mindless indulgence for me yet again. UGH! So disappointed in this season already.

    • Sophia Z.

      Agreed 100%. What a shame.

  • Livie1

    The kale joke on the t-shirt fell flat because it wasn’t amusing. Sorry Lady Julie, extending the “kale branch”?? Because olive branch is so….what?? I’m seriously not getting this joke. (Can you tell? lol)

    • Sophia Z.

      That was a pretty lame joke but I found it sweet that Julie wanted to make it right with Caroline. Poor thing, she’s going to get eaten alive. I’m just glad Caprice isn’t there to do it because she would. Caprice is a double edged sword. I wish she was back in some ways and not in others. They need some strong women!

      • Livie1

        I can’t handle Carprise’s (yes, I spelled the way I intended – lol) wierd filler-full upper lip and slight lisp when it suits her. Wow that is one chick that just totally rubbed me the wrong way so I can’t even talk about her rationally!!! Who’d have thunk it, right??? lol

        I agree, Julie’s intent was right for her and from a good place. I just meant the “kale” logo was…???? I still don’t think it’s funny and I just had a glass of wine (hehe)

        • Sophia Z.

          I know… Caprice or Caprise is a pain but she at least brought something to the table. I’m so bored with Marissa’s hot dog restaurant, Juliet’s constant rants and Julie’s mood swings. I’ll take a decline on a baby shower any day over all of that junk. Plus I like to see Caroline challenged a bit, it brings out the best in her. Not that I want any unnecessary drama. Maybe the remainder of the season will surprise us and unfold in a different direction than it has taken so far?!

          I’m not sure who would wear the Kale t-shirt but you’re right, it kind of falls flat. Julie is kind of an odd duck in a flock of Mallards.

          • Livie1

            I love that: “Julie is kind of an odd duck in a flock of Mallards”! Bingo!!!

            I wonder what the connection was to getting her on this show? Annabelle, right? But they don’t seem to know each other all that well…

            Agree, I don’t mind Julie that much but I really don’t get her I guess is the best way to put it. She’s odd but not in an offensive way, more a confusing way??? Kale, btw, imho is overrated 😉

          • Sophia Z.

            I have no earthly idea of how Juliet got on the show other than Gregor maybe having connections in the advertising world. That’s my only guess. I don’t think Juliet knows Annabelle that much so I don’t know about that aspect.

            I get Julie completely. She is very insecure and it shows. I feel sorry for her but she did put herself into the situation. I like her okay but she really needs to grow a thick skin. Imagine going from small town Illinois to royalty in England and dealing with snobby British people on top of it with culture shock. No wonder she is insecure. That part I feel sorry for. But taking Caroline an “I’m sorry” present is going to get her nowhere with Caroline. Caroline seems to relate to stronger women and Julie just isn’t the kind of woman Caroline seems to respect. Like Sophie said, she needs to stand up to Caroline and only then will she get that respect.

            Kale is overrated. I agree. You can eat too much of it and it’s not good for you. Plus I just don’t like the taste of it.

          • Livie1

            Sophia I meant I don’t understand how Julie got on the show. Sorry to confuse. I have to say tho, not overly sure how JULIET made it on there either???

            I don’t have any (well not much) sympathy for Julie. If she’s as shy and socially awkward as she wants us all to believe (and sympathize over) – go hole up in Mapperton!! I think I could handle my HSP just fine and dandy living on that estate!! Save money to put toward Mapperton by homeschooling your kids, ditch the London digs and hold yoga retreats at the estate. Problem solved Miss Neuroses.

            Julie should just be herself – whatever that is. I don’t see her as really needing Caroline’s respect, it’s just that she wants it. Well nothing in this life is free, sorry to be the bearer of bad news Lady Jules…

          • Sophia Z.

            Helloooooo Livie. I’m sure Julie made it onto the show because she is now married to royalty. You know Bravo, it’s the ‘quality’ of the cast, not the substance. So if a royal dog wanted on the show, I’m sure Bravo would cast it and make up some kind of drama regarding dog bones.

            Interesting how you feel about Julie. Sometimes we just want for people to suck it up and live life. I hope the entire season is not wrapped around her feelings of inadequacy. I will get real sick of it fast. But for now, as she has been, I do have some empathy for her in her neuroses. I just hope it’s not overplayed.

          • Livie1

            Exactly!! I do want to root for the hardworking underdog but I’m not rooting for someone that is blessed with an enviable life of wealth, nice kids, a freaking TITLE. Julie is beginning to play victim more than is respectful to the viewing audience. I know I sound harsh, but seriously, life can be rough. Caroline making fun of her for doing a headstand at a party really isn’t the end of the world whether Julie chooses to make it seem like it is or not.

            I’m fine with seeing vunerabiltily in anyone, but Jules to me is showcasing neurosis, not vunerability. It’s fast becoming a turn off. Me too Sophia, I hope this isn’t overplayed either.

            I’m glad she followed her own heart however and offered Caroline a gift. NOT because Caroline deserved one. But because Jules was doing something *she* wanted to do. That was awesome and I admire her for that: doing what felt right to her.

          • Sophia

            I take it you don’t watch Woodie Allen movies… lol.

          • Livie1

            I actually do watch his movies!!! He can carry the neurotic thing off, Jules cannot. lol.

            I did see Blue Jasmine just a couple months ago. Have you seen it?

          • Sophia

            I can’t watch his movies. I loved Hannah and Her Sisters but that’s about it.
            No. I have not seen Blue Jasmine. Sounds like you enjoyed it.

          • Livie1

            Oh me too, hate the taste of Kale.

  • Livie1

    Booze plays a large part of these ladies lives! I haven’t been around that kind of kicking it back since I was like 21 and in college. No wonder they all don’t have a clue what the other one did or did not say behind or in front of their backs?????? Sober up the lot of you. That’s my advice anyway.

    Annabelle annoyed me this episode. So what if Lady Julie didn’t take your advice to confront Caroline S?? Julie asked for your opinion, you gave it and she declined to follow your advice. The end. And Annabelle asked what the second gift was, I don’t believe L.Julie was intending to tell her she had something for Caroline.

    My favorite scene was with Lady Julie and her sweet daughter. (And those stupidly named balls.) OMG, that kid had the best advice of all. She reminded me of me -lol!!!!! 😉

    • Dani-K

      Alcohol plays a big part in the all of the Real Housewives series, but I think for RHOA it’s the least. RHONY – omg – that’s all they did this past season was drink! Lady Julie’s daughter is so sweet and smart, maybe she should take the title of Lady. I just checked her website, the balls are still called JUB’s 🙁

      • Livie1

        Someone needs to give Julie a reality check that name is poison.

        • Sophia Z.

          JUB JUB JUB!!!! lol

      • Livie1

        Dani, I believe Julie’s adorable daughter is from a previous marriageg/relationship. She’s not Julie’s current husband’s biological child.

        • MidwestMiddie

          Hmmmm
          I never gave that a thought and in her husband’s bio – it states
          he has 4 children. He could have adopted her daughter.
          This is a Dani-K challenge!!! She has more resources than we do.
          Okay, Dani?
          : )

          • Livie1

            I read that I think the 2 older kids are from a previous relationship.

          • MidwestMiddie

            Hmmmm – I’d like to know.
            She mentioned in one article how the last child she had was
            given too much medicine or too strong of a dose and it took time to get things right and she suffered from depression after the birth.
            That is when she began looking into healthy food choices.

          • Livie1

            Oh and her husband has a lengthy history with wrong drugs too, I read this all one evening and unfortunately did not bookmark. But he has “issues” according to him which would explain his absense in Julie’s life as seen on LOL.

          • MidwestMiddie

            Livie – Check Dani-K’s response. She’s answered our question.
            : )

          • Livie1

            I read it but I stil read what I read! I don’t have time tonight but maybe later I’ll see if I can find the article I based my conculsions upon. I may indeed be totally WRONG and will admit to such if that’s the case!!

          • MidwestMiddie

            It will be interesting to know where you read those details.
            Better copy Dani-k’s response before you begin you sleuthing.

          • Livie1

            Why copy, not following you MM

          • MidwestMiddie

            Earlier I quickly tried to find the ages of Lady Julie’s children and
            wasn’t successful. It will be interesting comparing Dani-K’s detailed
            information to whatever you find. No?

          • Livie1

            Thanks MM for clarifying, I just didn’t understand what you were asking me to do 🙂

          • MidwestMiddie

            I may not have been clear because I’m starving…..haven’t had dinner yet. Home alone —- Scrambled Eggs coming soon.

          • Livie1

            Oh boy that sounds like a great dinner idea, I may have some of those myself- enjoy!!

          • MidwestMiddie

            Eggs La Francaise — done the correct way and not as
            the Countess said to do it. She was so wrong…..drove me batty.
            : )

          • Livie1

            LOL, I remember that discussion!!

          • MidwestMiddie

            BTW – You Tube has all 60 shows of Chef. Thanks!
            Looking forward to watching them when I get a chance.

          • Livie1

            Yay!! Chef and Everton make for an interesting kitchen!!

      • Livie1

        I don’t watch NY so had no idea. I was just surprised at the volume of alcohol consumed by the LOL gang!!

      • MidwestMiddie

        Dani – we need your help. Can you find out if Lady Julie’s daughter is from
        a previous marriage or relationship? Thanks!

        • Dani-K

          I love a challenge Middie! Ok- Julie met Luke at age 24. She is now 41ish. Her kids are daughter Emma, 16, and sons Jack, 14, William, 10, and Nestor, 8. The math works if they married and had Emma when Julie was 25. I say they’re all Luke’s kids.

          • MidwestMiddie

            Thanks!!
            Well Done. : )

          • ohjeez

            aha i was wondering about that i thought the eldest was from a previous relationship for some reason

  • Livie1

    I wouldn’t consider sitting in the kitchen of a restaurant on a date night out with my husband, even if we were fellow restaurant owners, a special thing. That setting was just harsh! Bright lights?? Of course, the chef needs to see! But that would be no honor for me to sit in a brightly lit commercial kitchen while the staff tries to get their work done with me sitting at a table in their way.

    I’m kind of sick of the product/name placement thing now with this show too.

    • MidwestMiddie

      I’ve only had a few dinners, 6 – 8, at Chef’s Tables in their kitchens and I LOVED
      every second. Cooking techniques……and the kitchen staff working in perfect harmony. It is a fantastic experience and a real honor. Noisy but music to my ears.

      • Livie1

        Different strokes. I just found it to be yet another product placement kind of thing.

        MM have you ever watched the old BBC series Chef! ? I loved that and recently rewatched…Lenny Henry is Chef.

        • MidwestMiddie

          No —– but I’ll check to see if it is on Netflix. I have heard about it.
          I agree with you about product placement……they, all, have
          the Bethenny thing going on.

          • Livie1

            It’s offensive to me, an immediate turn off. Show me your big-assed houses and awesome gowns. I do not CARE about your stupid hobbies, er I mean “businesses”.

          • Sophia Z.

            Amen!

          • Livie1

            Amen and Amen again.

          • MidwestMiddie

            At least none of the LOL promoting their wares have decorated
            their homes like Bethenny did pushing her SG.
            LOL

          • Livie1

            I guess you are right, but I am just not interested in storylines about “new” products and upcoming books, blah, blah, blah. Just show me your fab clothing, homes and hangers-on and I’ll be a fan.

          • MidwestMiddie

            I agree with you. We’ve just seen Episode 5 and where are we and
            where have we been? Zzzzzzz Wake Me when the show begins.
            : )

          • Livie1

            It’s confusing really MM. Your point is great – where are we now at the end of Epi 5???? What a waste of a potential – the Bravo touch strikes again!!!!

          • ohjeez

            i like seeing they women building their businesses…honestly i would eat the gourmet hotdogs(there are a few places like that already in LA that do really well) and i would prob try the jub…there are plenty of times i show up for a class starving and buy a little something a juice. a bar to get me through…they sell tons of this kinda stuff at my gym

          • Livie1

            ohjeez I make my own power bars, my favorite are power pucks!! I got the recipes from a book I bought last year. I make at least once a week. The pucks travel well 🙂

            Power Hungry: The Ultimate Energy Bar Cookbook

          • ohjeez

            im a lazy ass (like carole ny) so i actually buy this crap lol

          • Livie1

            ohjeez, do you mean you buy Julie’s balls?

          • ohjeez

            not yet I’m in the states but she is at an Equinox in London and i am a member here in LA so maybe they will be at my gym if the business goes well…..i would def try them mostly because of the show

          • Livie1

            ohjeez, let us know here if you do get to sample!! I’ve read good and not good reviews.

          • ohjeez

            will do!

          • Livie1

            Thanks! I’d love to hear what you thought of them once you are able to sample. I do wish her success, just wish she would change the name -lol.

          • Livie1

            OHJEEEZ, you crack me up with your new avatar!!!! BBB – lol.

          • Baroness Breakfast Burrito

            lol theres a whole thing happening at RT lololoooo hehe much sweeter than my old one tho eh? still a rat killa tho 😉

          • Livie1

            I never doubted for a moment you had abandoned your calling as a Julirat slayer my Baroness BB 🙂

          • Baroness Breakfast Burrito

            😉

          • Livie1

            ohjeez I guess the business building thing for me is of little interest. Because I don’t really see Marissa in particular as a powerhouse. I don’t begrudge her her hotdog business but personally I don’t find it an interesting storyline. Hopefully they can intergrate all aspects of London life so it’s not just about promoting the various businesses these women are attempting to get off the ground. Like I said before I want to see homes and dresses and tiaras and skeet shooting – lol.

          • ohjeez

            i’m all for eye candy and it’s a big part of the show for me too!

          • Livie1

            You’ll love Chef.

          • MidwestMiddie

            Are you watching the British Bake Off? PBS
            I love the show. Not impressed with most of the contestants
            this time. I loved last years contestants.

          • Livie1

            No I’ve never seen! They must not be showing on my local PBS 🙁 Sounds good tho, I’d watch!!

          • ohjeez

            i need to watch that

        • MidwestMiddie

          Where did you recently see Chef? The BBC isn’t running it online
          right now and Netlix doesn’t have it.

          • Livie1

            I get all my DVD’s from the library. It might be on youtube too.

          • MidwestMiddie

            My DVD player was lost in a flood and I never replaced it.
            However, I will check You Tube.
            Thanks!

          • Livie1

            Holy molie cannoli!!! Wow, that’s horrible MM 🙁

          • Livie1

            MM I just looked and I saw some episodes on youtube. It’s Chef! …and that should have it come up, if not, add Lenny Henry. Good luck and Bon Appetit!! 🙂

      • ohjeez

        you are very lucky i have yet to sit at the chefs table and i think i would love it…

        • MidwestMiddie

          If you think you would love it, you will when the opportunity
          comes your way. Hope you do get that chance. Bon Appetit!

    • Sophia Z.

      Agreed, Livie. It’s all cheap advertising for cottage cheese and her husband.

      • Livie1

        LOL, That’s MRS. Cottage Cheese to you and me Sophia!!! LOL, you made me laugh out loud with that 🙂

        • Sophia Z.

          Marissa isn’t interesting enough to bring anything interesting to the table so why not laugh at her? There is no passion in either of their eyes to live life. Just cottage cheese.

    • Dani-K

      I want to eat at the chef’s table just once. And then, like you said, I don’t want the bright lights or noise after that. Just once.

      • Livie1

        Sure I’d do it once too and would consider it a treat! Melissa seemed like she was bragging and do I ever hate a braggert. Plus romance and bright lights just don’t go together for me personally.

        • ohjeez

          she didn’t seem braggy to me she was more like this happens because my husband has been in the business for 20 yrs so it’s either they know each other or its a professional curtesy…

          • Livie1

            hey ohjeez 🙂

            Honestly Marissa is someone who I just don’t like so anything she does grates on me! Admittedly my view may be askew on that account and no matter what, she now can do nothing that pleases me – lol!!!

          • ohjeez

            lol…she has that effect on some peeps…people on other boards are like “did you see she didn’t make eye contact with her nanny…terrible person!!! and the like….lol oh well…i think she’ll be ok

          • Livie1

            LOL, well I didn’t really object to the nanny/housekeeper thing, there were cameras there and honestly, that’s not “normal”…I’d give her a pass on that.

            But the best way for me to say it is that she’s just someone I’d not be interested in if I met her in real life. For me she’s a Heather. But again that’s *me* 🙂

  • Livie1

    I love Sophie the SIL and I like CarolineS and Carole F.

    I can say without hesitation that I would have a wonderful evening laughing my *ss off if I was in their company. Julie M I might take a yoga class from or better yet, teach HER in a yoga class but for a fun time, call the 3 above. I’m in!! Marissa and Juliet, no thanks ever. Those are not my kind of women.

    Annabelle, I’d like to see her closet and I’d do lunch but right now she still seems damaged to me, whether it’s her childhood or the loss of her friend or her accident.

    • ohjeez

      hiya livie swani 😉 yogini i agree with every thing except marissa

      • Livie1

        hiya back my lovely yogini!

    • Sophia Z.

      I agree about Annabelle. She seems to be fragile even though she likes to show her teeth once and a while.

      • Livie1

        I agree Sophia, Annabelle has a lot “hidden” away. For all her touting to others to stand up for themselves I find her at times to be blatantly passive-agressive when dealing with her own situations.

        • Sophia Z.

          OooOo I had not noticed the passive aggressive side of Annabelle. I will have to check it out. I did notice that she walks out of the room when things start going bad — which I think is quite healthy. But last year the 4th of July party is the only instance I saw her being passive aggressive when she said “that’s it” and walked out.

          • Livie1

            Passive/aggressive to me is when someone stews in the corner when they see someone they told to do something not do something (ie the “gift” T Jules gave Caroline despite Annabelle’s command for Jules to confront Caroline.) Granted Jules ASKED or discussed all earlier with Annabelle, but for me that isn’t like a blood alliance then?? Gees Annabelle lighten up. Annabelle does have some snark to direct at Caroline. I think she was hoping Julie would take the fall 😉 I see her as very passive aggressive on the subject of Caroline.

          • Sophia Z.

            Interesting. I never thought of it that way but I think you are 100% spot on. Frankly, I was rather shocked to see Annabelle saying such things on the one on one interview with her about Caroline. It did raise my blood pressure some. So good for you for pointing that out. I have wanted to like Annabelle from the beginning but for some reason I can never find a reason to think much of her.

          • Livie1

            Sophia, I don’t think this show has been good for Annabelle. I mean on an emotional level. I’ll stand by my original premise that Annabelle has some emotional damage. I find her a sort of tragic figure but can’t exactly put my finger on why.

            I do think Annabelle has a bit of a mean streak in her too, just slight tho, it peeks out from time to time – lol.

          • Sophia

            I don’t think that mean streak is far beneath the surface, Livie. I think that she is a diva and she’s not afraid to go after anything she wants and if is is something that effects her then she will be quick to bite.

            I’m like you though, there is something in the woodshed and she’s keeping it a secret. Something bad that is a part of her past.

            But on a different note, she is extremely nice on twitter.

          • Livie1

            Oh that’s good to read she’s nice on Twitter. With all these women have materially you’d hope they could have some positive things connected to them!!

          • Sophia

            I agree. They seem to be different people on the internet but who knows? It’s just so hard to figure out what Bravo is making up and what is reality. One thing for sure though is it’s not the true sense of “reality tv”.

  • Sophia Z.

    LOL!!!! Hairballs.

    • Livie1

      Now “Hairballs” that’s a funny name!! LMAO

      • Sophia Z.

        I have a friend that eats healthy cereal for snacks between meals. They are a little like shredded wheat in a ball so she calls them hairballs. haha.

        • Livie1

          LOL, I love that Sophia, I’ll have to remember that name if I roll any of my protein powder “balls” in cococut!! Good name for them!