Bethenny - acronym for "Be The Nanny".When I began watching this show, I couldnt stand Bethenny, mainly because of the way she spoke so fast with that harsh New York accent. But, in her interviews, she says exactly what I am thinking... I love it!!! (not her) She was right when she said there was nothing wrong with renovating but why didnt they mention it? It doesnt take 3 years to put a new floor in your house. They could have had it installed while there were away in St Barts. IMO it seems like Alex and Simon spend their money more as some sort of investment into their future. Their future as wannabe high society folks. If they want their children to speak French so badly, I dont understand why they dont send them to a French-immersion school. Probably cant get in.
Luann - Anyone else think her voice is a little on the deep side? She sounds like a man. I didn't interpret Luann sending her son to summer camp in Switzerland as a boarding school experience at all. It sounds fantastic and you can pick up head lice anywhere. It's not that uncommon. It's just a pain to get rid of because you have to wash everything and "nit pick" the hair to get all the eggs out.
Girls night out......the dynamics are changed when the "spouse" as one of the women tag along. Inviting a guy along as one of the girls is different than dragging the spouse with you. Ramona has issues that run deeper than wanting to spend time with the girls. After the daughter leaves the house for college, Mario will leave, too.
Boarding schools.....I dont think anyone that is not a local in Andover will confuse Andover High School with Phillips Academy. Us west coasters refer to it as Andover because of the location. I dont know anyone that refers to Exeter in NH as Phillips, its just that, Exeter. As far as not referring to them as boarding schools, yes they are what they are but many people have never even heard of these schools. So, when asked where does your child attend school, many dont have a clue that you are referring to a boarding school.