LuAnn de Lessepes: Dorinda’s Reaction Was Uncharacteristically Dramatic


It was an emotional episode of the Real Housewives of New York City this week, and the Countess’ one-liners were too great to handle! While she had her commentary on screen, in her Bravo Blog this week she gives her input on experiencing all of the drama as she was not involved, and had embraces her top-lessness and care free vacation.

I like my beaches and my cars…topless! We began our day in the beautiful Turks and Caicos with a lovely swim followed by me cooking eggs à la Francaise for the girls. It doesn’t get much better than this in my opinion, so when the girls started this glorious day arguing about whether or not Sonja self-medicates, I wanted everyone to chill out and enjoy their breakfast. Before we left on this trip, I told the girls at the Italian restaurant that this is a vacation, not an intervention, but I guess some of the girls can’t resist scrutinizing each other. I’m more of a “live and let live” kinda girl.

After breakfast on the beach, even though I was very relaxed, I decided a little yoga taught by a cute instructor would do no harm. As we were getting into our groove on the mats, our peace was disturbed by an animated conversation between Sonja and Dorinda where Dorinda convinced Sonja to just “shut it down” when the girls give her unsolicited advice. Shortly thereafter, we see Sonja poolside barraging the girls with angry denials. I don’t think this vacation and this peaceful morning in particular was the right place or time to discuss Sonja’s issues (it never is), and as you can see, even when we agreed to put the subject to bed, a $100 fine per mention didn’t deter them from the subject!

Since Sonja planned this trip for us, I felt bad when she decided to skip the boat ride. I can see why she chose to take a little break, but I missed her and told her so in a text. On the boat, Ramona was really laying on the charm, as she always does when she’s been a bad girl, so when she jumped in my lap to hug it out, I decided she deserved a good spanking! We were having a lot of fun, so when we concocted our plan to douse Ramona with ice and were able to launch the entire bucket over her blonde head, it was the ice-ing on the cake!

Going out at night in the Turks and Cock-ohs…hah…loved that line..is so much fun but we couldn’t get from the cars to the door without a fight! Dorinda isn’t used to hanging out with eight girls, and she was feeling exhausted, so when Heather yelled at her for walking ahead, Dorinda’s reaction was uncharacteristically dramatic. She’s learning that a Housewives’ trip requires physical and emotional endurance, and I’ve learned to take naps when I start feeling tired, but I’m not as good at it.

Ramona has really become a much more humble and kind person since she and Mario split. I feel for her, because divorce is like losing a limb, but I hate to say it: divorce suits her. Relationships evolve over time, and sometimes love isn’t enough. Ramona was correct when she said men need to feel important and she realizes that maybe her strong personality was too much for Mario. I think the right man will love her for who she is, Ramotions and all.

I love to swim naked and my viewpoint is more European than American when it comes to bathing au naturel. There is something so freeing and primal about skinny dipping! After my swim, I went up to the house where Bethenny was relaxing and fixing us a salad. When the girls decided to lunch elsewhere, I could see why Bethenny decided to stand firm with her veggies and her plans. There is a lot of manic energy on these trips, and like me, Bethenny realizes it’s important to take a breather now and again.

Until next week when we join you from the Turks and Caicos…don’t be uncool! My new dance single, “Girl Code (Don’t be Uncool)” will available soon, so stay tuned to @Countess Luann at Twitter and Instagram.”

Photo Credit: Bravo

  • One Rotten Egg

    1. Heather did not yell at Dorinda, like Lu mentioned in her blog.
    2. Knew luncoulnt resist a commercial, as all these ladies do when they blog or film, ahem…SkinnyGirl anyone? No pee juice for me thank you very much.

    • Aunt Bee

      I can’t imagine anyone buying that song unless they are hearing impaired.

  • Sandra

    I am waiting for Dorinda to respond to this one…

  • starr

    Rubbish, Ramona got Sonja all riled up & trouble spilled. But Heather NEVER yelled at Dorinda. Lay blame where it should be laid. Wrong doorstep.

  • Being that there are hours of filming to minutes of show, I think the HW think we saw something we didn’t. Editing does a pretty good job putting a show together, but sometimes it is obvious we missed something important. I don’t think anyone is saying it was an important argument. Dorinda was probably tired and two martini’s into a dinner with no dinner yet. I realized that when she started crying, which is the thing a lot of us do when we are physically and emotionally exhausted.

  • Anonymous

    Miss (I want to travel to malamar), which is actually something you eat and not an island—-is just trying to stay relevant, this one is dumber than a door, which kinda fits in with the other menopausal losers (sonja/ramona)–RHONY is beyond lame with stupid woman who have no storyline.
    BTW, dorinda’s Christmas decoration’s look like they were from k-mart unlike how this one tries to portray (her faux wealth)…

    • Sandra

      But she made me want a Mallowmar. Mmm…those chocolate covered marshmallow treats and the thought of traveling there reminded me of Willy Wonka.
      On that note, Turks and Caicos is not even in the Caribbean Sea. It is located in the Atlantic Ocean not far from the Bahamas, yet they all thought they were in the Caribbean. I know the Caribbean, and Turks and Caicos is a nice place that isn’t there.
      Dorinda is quite wealthy. That home was not her only home, and it was sprawling. I do think her taste is on the gaudy side, but she should do whatever makes her happy. It is her home after all.
      The menopausal remarks sound familiar, but going anonymous is good when you want to rip people apart I imagine. If you don’t go through menopause someday and you are female, then maybe you didn’t live long enough. You are clearly an ageist. Maybe one day, if you live long enough, you may meet someone with your present intolerant attitude who treats you the way you treat others.