10:08am PT by Diane Gordon
Real Housewives of New York: A Bidet Facial, Party Planning 101 & Aviva Puts a Ring On It
This week's episode of Real Housewives of New York gave us more bits and pieces of the ladies' London trip, and what better to begin with than Sonja Morgan, in curlers, dunking her face into a bidet filled with ice and cold water? Talk about setting the scene. Sonja continued to work her magic as she planned a game of cricket for the gals, which was really just an opportunity for Luann to brag about her natural gift for sports. In a conversation that should have been captioned "Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better," Luann and Carole went back and forth about the sports they played and family factoids, and with each exchange, Luann was compelled to one-up Carole. The truly wonderful thing about Carole is her droll amusement at Luann's need to do this, and it makes us like Carole even more than we already do.
Meanwhile, back in Manhattan, Ramona and Aviva look at a space at the Empire State Building for Aviva and Reed's fifth wedding anniversary party. Sonja is allegedly planning the party but she's still in London, dunking her face in a bidet. But fear not, the London contingent will return in time for the party and when the party begins, we learn what makes a "Sonja in the City" party special: terrible singers, guests squabbling with each other and a fire alarm goes off mid-party. It was lovely to see Aviva and Reed happy together and celebrating five years of marriage with Reed's adoring words to his wife and Aviva's gesture of ownership of her hubby by gifting him with a wedding band. Yes, she actually put a ring on it. Even Aviva's slip as she navigated a few stairs couldn't mar the occasion. That was done by the "singer" Cara Quici, a songstress Sonja hired, who apparently wrote a song with special lyrics for the happy couple. The song seemed to puzzle Aviva but ever the good sport, she put on a smile and cheered the gal on. Then Ms. Quici segued into a second number with a couple of male backup dancers and they busted out some sexy dance moves, which puzzled everyone. Carole, affirming her writer cred again, summed it up perfectly, "Just when you think it can't get worse, it gets worse."
But that wasn't the end of it because the grudge Ramona has been holding against Heather resurfaced as Heather tried to make nice but Ramona wouldn't have it, chiding Heather and telling her, "don't be a fake, don't be a phony." There was no calming Ramona as she is convinced of her absolutely rightness in this situation. When Heather shared the exchange with Luann and Carole, Luann shared, "I've been on the Ramonacoaster. That's the Singer Stinger." Dear Bravo, when does the Real Housewives amusement park open with a Ramonacoaster and a ride where tables flip over in honor of Teresa Giudice? Second question: Will Andy Cohen be serving Singer Stingers on Watch What Happens Live and will said cocktail include a healthy pour of Ramona Pinot Grigio? We can't wait to taste it.
Next week on Real Housewives of New York: Aviva invites Ramona and Mario to the Drescher's Bal Harbour home and Aviva also invites Sonja to join the group, with the intention of fixing her up with her "sex-addicted" (Aviva's words) father. Will you be watching? Or should we say, how can you turn away? Hit the comments and let us know.