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Jill Zarin on Zappos Rockit Shop
August 21, 2014

Jill Zarin on Zappos Rockit Shop

Watch Jill Face-Off with her Stylist, Carrie Herman on Zappos Rockit Shop! Filmed at her recent Luxury Ladies Luncheon in the Hamptons. Click here to watch.      

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THR: Veterinarians to the Stars: Whom Hollywood Turns to When Their Pets Need Help
August 02, 2013

THR: Veterinarians to the Stars: Whom Hollywood Turns to When Their Pets Need Help

Here is a great story from The Hollywood Reporter featuring some of the best vets in the country. Ginger is SO excited that her vet, Dr Cindy Bressler is featured in the article! THR

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Jill Zarin New York Daily News
October 09, 2012

Jill Zarin New York Daily News

Here is a great story from the NY Daily News about Jill's return to Bravo next Monday on Watch What Happens. NY Daily News

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vbeaute Product Giveaway
October 02, 2012

vbeaute Product Giveaway

I am so excited to offer you this great product giveaway from my friends at vbeaute. I love their products! Enter below to win a vbeaute "It Kit" and a "Lip Spread." Retail value $190.00. "The It Kit" is a customizable skincare system that houses the products you need to give your skin the treatment it deserves. An elegant gunmetal clutch, the It Kit® holds your five skincare essentials, easy to take anywhere, anytime. With a patented design, the It Kit is refillable; perfect on-the-go sizes of your favorite products are available for replenishment. Click here to read more about it. Good luck!!! Love, Jill XO a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Today was a GREAT day!
June 14, 2012

Today was a GREAT day!

Have you ever had a great day? I did today. I had my first jewelry photo shoot with an amazing team that had the patience of a saint. It took me a little while to get in the groove but we finally got the results we wanted. It definitely takes a village. I couldn't do anything without my trustworthy and beautiful Sarah. She double checks that I don't forget anything as I am finding her glasses left in the taxi ( Just kidding Sarah)! Then tonight we celebrated Bobby's beautiful daughter Jennifer's birthday. Since she lived in SF for 6? years..we were never with her for her 30th so we re lived it tonight. I think I want to redo my 40th this year! I loved 40!!! It might have been my favorite! We had a "mentalist" come for entertainment. Have you ever seen one in person? This guy was so incredible. He knew numbers..names...dates...it was crazy...I highly recommend him and if I knew his name I would even share. Hah! Off to bed since it is 2:05AM. Big day tomorrow..CHAO for now...jill

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Jill Zarin Launches Exclusive Skweez Couture Collection for HSN
January 10, 2012

Jill Zarin Launches Exclusive Skweez Couture Collection for HSN

I'm so excited to debut my Skweez Couture shapewear for the first time on HSN. It has been my lifelong dream to do this and I always knew I was born to sell. Many of the new styles being sold during this event were designed exclusively for HSN! I will be on HSN on February 10 throughout the day. The styles will also be sold on HSN.com! To read the full story click here!

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Introducing Jill Zarin Jewelry!
January 10, 2012

Introducing Jill Zarin Jewelry!

I am proud to announce my new jewelry line, Jill Zarin Jewelry! My jewelry and accessories have definitely been a topic of conversation over the years and I wanted to share some of my favorite pieces with everyone at affordable prices. I like my rings bold and colorful. They should be something someone notices and become a topic of conversation. Jewelry can often be a way for people to connect. There will be a micro launch February 1st.,just in time for Valentine's Day, at www.jillzarinjewelry.com. The full line will be in department stores this fall. Click for full story!  

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Jill and Bobby Zarin Picture 2012
January 03, 2012

Jill and Bobby Zarin Picture 2012

Here is a new photo of Bobby and me. I am wearing a Ralph Lauren sweater from Saks, black Skweez Couture leggings available at LordandTaylor.com and Macys.com. The cowboy boots were bought as a gift by Bobby at Billy Martin 12 years ago. They are Red Ostrich. The Glasses are Dior.

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The Long Island Press Featuring Skweez Couture By Jill Zarin
December 16, 2011

The Long Island Press Featuring Skweez Couture By Jill Zarin

Here is a great story from the Long Island Press featuring Jill Zarin's recent appearance at Lord & Taylor debuting Skweez Couture. Long Island Press

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Birthday Video From The Gingerettes!!
December 01, 2011

Birthday Video From The Gingerettes!!

My fans from around the world made me this Birthday video. I can't even tell you what this meant to me. I will forever be indebted to Bravo for giving me this gift. XO Jill Click Here

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Jill Zarin Official Statement Regarding The Real Housewives of New York City
September 20, 2011

Jill Zarin Official Statement Regarding The Real Housewives of New York City

OFFICIAL STATEMENT

Dear Friends and Family,

I've had four amazing years on The Real Housewives of New York City. I'm grateful for the experiences and friendships I've made on the show. I've certainly learned a lot about myself and others. The show has decided to take a different direction and unfortunately I will not be a part of Season five. I have received literally thousands of tweets, emails and Facebook comments from fans all over the world, from Australia to Alaska, and that has meant the world to me. More than you could ever know.

For all the people who have supported me and wished me well, you can see me on a new show that will be announced soon. I will also be making personal appearances around the country promoting my new line of shapewear and leggings called SKWEEZ COUTURE. For more information continue to visit jillzarin.com and follow me on Facebook and Twitter.

As my husband Bobby always tells me "When one door closes, many will open."

Love and Kisses
Jill
XOXO

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Ryan Seacrest Talks Jill Zarin and Housewives Tour
August 23, 2011

Ryan Seacrest Talks Jill Zarin and Housewives Tour

Here is an audio clip of Ryan Seacrest talking about Jill and the Real Housewives Tour. Ryan Seacrest

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Jill Zarin Exclusive Blog Reunion Pt 2
August 04, 2011

Jill Zarin Exclusive Blog Reunion Pt 2

I've had a crazy few days as it's market week and we have been promoting Skweez Couture By Jill Zarin. I know it is not coming out until September, but I have already seen the Spring collection and I love it so much and I am so excited!! Sign up for Skweez newsletter at SkweezCouture.com to keep up with all of the exciting happenings! I spent so much lovely time with my family last week. It was a blessing having everyone together. I'm helping Ally get ready to go to her new university. It's going to be harder for me this year. Last year she was a short train ride away. This year she is attending a school down south and I could go a few months without seeing her. I will miss her terribly and worry about her even more than usual. They grow up too fast. Can you believe how fast season four went by? I can't believe it is over. What a season it was! Morocco, Luann's music video, meeting and befriending Cindy, and the craziness; so many memories, some good, some not so good, but I try to be myself and believe that I am doing my best to be the best person I can be. Do I always succeed? Of course not. But we are all human. All of us. I'm still rather upset with Ramona. Not at the fact that she was inaccurate about whether I am an alcoholic or not. But the fact that she found it completely fine to "out" someone in a program that is anonymous. I worry about how this will effect people watching this who may now fear going to AA and getting help with their problem. Ramona claims that she did not know that AA was Alcoholics "Anonymous." I find that hard to believe. She knows she is wrong. Why can't she just own up to it? On my website I have already received letters from people showing concern over Ramona's careless words. One letter stated that her sister had just joined AA but was now worried that she would be outed and it could effect her new job. This is horrible. There is no shame in going to AA, whether it is for yourself or to support a friend or a loved one. I think Ramona and the rest of us need to realize that there is a responsibility as to how far we should take our snarky remarks and opinions. When you are on television, people get influenced by your words at times. This is not a good message to have out there. I can only hope Ramona takes some time to reflect upon this and realizes where to draw the line in the future. Here is a link to AA for more info. Alcoholics Anonymous I want to add, I did appreciate Ramona's public apology to my stepdaughter Jennifer Zarin. Ramona's words hurt us all deeply, but apology accepted. Of course Alex never accepts my apologies, that is why I said I was done. Not everyone can be friends, but I believe we can all be cordial and that's how I intend to be towards her and her husband in the future. I have seen and heard too many things they have said, not just about me, that make me not want to be their friends. It's as simple as that. I have tried for four years and at some point you have to say "enough" and let go. The constant back and forth of the situation just isn't healthy. I really do feel I have changed since last season, but I think Ramona and Alex expected me to change only to their liking. I changed to make myself a better person and to smarten up and realize who my real friends are. I would like to thank all of you for subscribing to my newsletter. This was my first season of doing weekly newsletters and I am truly grateful to all of you who have written me and shared your opinions and personal stories. Thank you to each and every one of you for your support. I am still going to do weekly newsletters and I want your input. I am already planning a recipe club, travel tips, etc. Please post your comments on JillZarin.com and tell me what else you would like to see here. At this point I do not know what the future holds for me on Real Housewives, but as soon as I know I will share it with you. Love, Jill XO

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Post Your Comments About The Real Housewives of New York City Reunion pt 2 here
July 31, 2011

Post Your Comments About The Real Housewives of New York City Reunion pt 2 here

Let me hear what you have to say about part 2. To receive my exclusive extended blog, sign up for my newsletter.

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Jill Zarin Exclusive Blog Reunion Pt 1
July 26, 2011

Jill Zarin Exclusive Blog Reunion Pt 1

Hello everyone. I hope you all enjoyed watching Part 1 of the Reunion. I had a great time watching it with Cindy Barshop and some friends. Firstly, I would like to say that I love hearing from all of you who write me. I have been very fortunate to be flooded with emails from you but it is getting a little difficult to manage them all. So please, instead of emailing me, leave your comments on JillZarin.com. I will see them all more easily and timely. If you have an autograph request, a recipe, a travel tip, or want to share something that is of a personal nature please email me at jill@jillzarin.com and my assistant will handle accordingly.

Thank you all for all the nice compliments last night on how I looked! I very much appreciate them. Many of you asked how I get my hair so straight. Blow dry and then flat iron. Simple. The amazing necklace I wore is from Carolina Amato.

I normally don't like writing blogs that contain very little positivity. Throughout the season I know our blogs can get very catty toward each other but I always try to add the nice things as well. Bobby and I always say peace and love is the most important thing. I try really hard to stay on that path. When it comes to blogging about a Housewives reunion, unfortunately it's just not going to be filled with pleasantries. Bravo gets us together at the end of each season to talk about the controversies that went on throughout the season and the ensuing months. Needless to say there's not a lot of positivity to write about, so all I can give you is my honest opinion on a few of the situations discussed.

When Ramona and Alex set me up early in the season at the wedding I reacted to what they did and called Alex a name. But what did they expect? They did it to get a reaction. The only thing I regret is the language I used. Remember, this was before we made our truce. Alex used this to retract our truce. In the five months since we burned that paper I did not talk behind her back. Every chance she got, she took a shot at me. The things she said about me on camera this season were before she knew what I said about her at the wedding. Everything she said was after we had a so-called truce. I'm an honest person. When I made the truce with her I meant it and I kept it. Yet I watch the show and I hear her telling Simon that she never really liked me, etc... Also in her and Simon's blogs this season, they never missed a chance to take a shot at me. So why forgive Sonja who never gave an apology, yet break our truce? Alex said something to the extent of "real friends fight and make up." If that was the case and Alex wanted to be my real friend she would have let that go like she did with Sonja. She realized she couldn't fight with everyone and still stay on the show so she chose Sonja's friendship. That's her choice, but she never should have led me to believe that she wanted to be my friend. It's obvious that she was playing on both sides of the fence. She was looking for a reason to fight with me and used something I said under my breath once over four months of filming against me.

It takes both people to make a friendship work. When Simon threatened me, I could have done the same thing she did but I chose peace over pettiness. I wish Alex would have done the same. The truth is I did like Simon and Alex when I met them and I would have much preferred to spend the past four years building a friendship instead of tearing each other part. Sadly, I was not surprised to hear Alex condones aggressive behavior from her husband toward her friends or women in general. It was obvious all season as she never stepped up and spoke to Simon about the things he was doing and saying to any of the Housewives.

Did you happen to notice Ramona's body language when she doesn't want to talk about something? When it was brought up about Mario confronting me recently, Ramona just wanted to skip it instead of apologizing for Mario's inexcusable behavior. Andy wouldn't let it go. This was a party held by a mutual friend of ours and there is also another mutual friend of ours who was witness to Mario shoving me with his hand and getting in my face and saying "I want to talk to you." Ramona needed to acknowledge that it happened and ask her husband to apologize. She at least admitted that she didn't see the incident which is different than what she said in the press after it happened. We all got choose what we say in our intros this season and it's interesting to note how Ramona wanted to present herself. "If people can't handle the truth it's really not my problem." This reinforces her pattern of hurting peoples feelings and not caring about what people think and feel. We all say things sometimes in anger and I'm as guilty as the next person but at least I'm adult enough to apologize.

I honestly got very upset that Ramona continued to bring up Luann's children. Before season one we all agreed, no kids, keep the drama between us. Ramona crossed the line and went as low as she could go. Ramona has no boundaries for the emotional damage she causes. She can give it but she can't take it. For the past two seasons she has relentlessly talked about Luann's marriage. Yet when I commented (what I thought was a private conversation, as you can see the camera didn't see me only heard me) she thought it was the worst thing ever. She can dish it out but can't take it. It's obvious how uncomfortable she made Luann. Ramona wouldn't let it go, she kept hammering her and I couldn't take it. Someone had to stand up and say "enough" and I literally did. I walked off the set. Ramona should check her own house before throwing stones.

I want to take a moment to get something straight regarding Bethenny. Ramona continues to say that she tried to help Bethenny and me make up. What she's not saying is that the day Luann and I went to her house it was 9am and we thought we were going to help her clean out her closet. I had no idea that Bethenny was going to show up, but Ramona made sure that Bethenny knew that I would be there. Ramona knows that I do not do well with surprises in stressful situations. It was the wrong time to get my mind ready. The island was her chance to make things right and yet Ramona threw me out. Despite Ramona and Alex's efforts to keep us apart I am happy to say that Bethenny and I have since been in contact. Who knows what the future will bring.

I want to end by saying this. The blondes continue to think that just because they say things it makes them true. In answer to that philosophy I have this to say, "You stop lying about me and I'll stop telling the truth about you."

Until next week.

Love,
Jill XO

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Amy Winehouse RIP
July 23, 2011

Amy Winehouse RIP

I was very saddened to hear the news of Amy Winehouse's passing. No matter the cause, this is a great loss to music and a sad day. We will now never know where her talent would have taken her. I hope people will use this as an inspiration to help themselves and friends with problems regarding drugs & alcohol. Here is a clip from People with her last performance only three days ago.

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Jill Zarin Exclusive Blog Episode 15
July 18, 2011

Jill Zarin Exclusive Blog Episode 15

Hello everyone. Bobby and I just came back from a fabulous trip to London. We went to visit our friends Robbie and Ayda Williams and to see Robbie and his band, Take That play two incredible shows at Wembley Stadium. I can't even begin to tell you what a great time we had. The British people were amazing and they love Americans. While there we did a lot of tourist type activities, including visiting Windsor Castle, sightseeing and of course we shopped at Harrods. I also ate so much fish and chips I almost had to swim the Atlantic Ocean to get back home!
We flew Virgin America Upper Class and it was fabulous. They no longer have spa services, but they did provide us with access to their Upper Class Lounge at Heathrow. Also, when you fly in Upper Class you go through a private security line for boarding so there's no wait. Here's a travel tip for you. If you are buying duty free make sure you do it at least an hour and half before your flight is scheduled to depart. I waited too long to make my purchases and the duty free was closed to my flight. Apparently they have one person who brings everything that people have purchased to the plane and once he has left he cannot come back. Duty free is then closed to the flight.
When I got home I filmed an episode of Iron Chef America on Food Network where I am a guest judge. It was so much fun. I can't tell you much else at the moment as the episode won't air for awhile. I will tell you though that I am on my way to being an official foodie.
On tonight's episode you see me having a brain scan. I was actually surprised to find out that my memory is above average. In hindsight, I guess I do have a pretty good memory. I just lack focus sometimes and that causes me to forget things. This is something I constantly have to work on. While I was having the brain scan I kept asking Sonja questions about why she didn't want to be in Luann's video. It wasn't important if she wasn't in the video, but I could sense she wasn't being honest. Luann and Sonja have been friends for over ten years. It was important to Luann and sometimes you have to do things for other people. Even if she just went to Atlantic City to show her support for Luann it would have been better than not going. Bobby took the day off and drove two and a half hours to be there. Cindy came down later in the day and even though she wasn't in the video, she was there for Luann. It's a shame that Bravo chose not to show that.
I'll leave it up to you to decide whether Ramona's argument about parenting styles with Luann was valid considering the scenes Ramona has done over the past four years. The hotel scene with Mario, turtle time, just to name a few. I have my opinion and I'm sure you have yours. My daughter was not embarrassed to see me in an evening gown, sitting in the back of a limo or lounging by a pool in a robe. After all, it's not like I was in lingerie rubbing my husband's feet.
My jaw dropped when I heard Simon refer to Luann as Countess with the O removed. See you next Tuesday? OMG! What a horrible thing to say about your cast mate and friend of the last four years. Once again we see Alex defending the indefensible when she gave in and agreed about the boys being able to drink when they are seventeen years old. I also hope Alex was kidding when she said the word "class" was forbidden in her household. Why would "class" be forbidden but yet Countess without the O is acceptable?
It was a nice to see Ramona sharing a moment connecting with Avery doing something she enjoys. The Hip Hop dancing looked like a lot of fun and it was nice that Alex and Sonja joined in.
I thought it was great to see Alex and Simon having a party in support of the arts. What a great thing to do. I saw the hurt look in Simon's eyes when Mario made that comment about Brooklyn. Alex and Simon were trying so hard to impress their friends by hosting the art exhibit in their home. Even Ramona was embarrassed.
We had such a good time making Luann's video in Atlantic City. It was much more work than I expected but still fun. I wish Luann nothing but the best with her music career. I would like to thank Jersey Murray who was the stylist for the video. You saw him on the episode. He did such a great job. He just started his own agency blackicemanagement.com. I wish him great success. You can also follow him on Twitter @stylebyjersey.
I wanted to give a mention to Patti Dvorak who was helping me paint my apartment a few episodes ago. She is GIFTED and available to travel all over the world. Please check her out at http://pattidvorak.com.  
One more episode to go! Please send me any healthy, summer recipes you would like me to share with everyone or any other ideas you may have for this newsletter. You can write to me at Jill@JillZarin.com.
Love,
Jill

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Jill Zarin Episode 14 Exclusive Extended Blog
July 11, 2011

Jill Zarin Episode 14 Exclusive Extended Blog

Hi Everyone,

As you read this I am in London with our friends Robbie and Ayda Williams for his European tour with Take That. We are going to two sold out concerts this weekend at Wembley Stadium. We have a weekend planned with horseback riding, spa treatments and lots of great food. I will post photos in my next newsletter.

Tuesday we rang the opening bell at NASDAQ! I was surrounded by family and friends and it was an amazing thrill. It was in honor of my acting debut on White Collar which aired Tuesday night. It was the thrill of a lifetime and I hope to do it again one day. (It will be sooner than you think!)

We spent a great 4th of July weekend in the Hamptons with Kelly and her girls. Ally was with us too. We went shopping, had a bonfire, played miniature golf and I even played a little tennis with Sea. She has huge potential and I loved playing with her! I started doing pilates again, which works miracles for me. My parents are coming next week and I can't wait to just relax with them at the beach club. I really miss them.

I can't believe it is week 14 already. It seems like this season is flying by. Two more episodes to go and we are on to the reunion. This weeks episode was fun for me to watch. Allyson is in college and I miss her terribly. She decided to transfer this fall and will be attending school in the south. It will be fun to visit her there this fall! We are so proud of her. She continues to follow her passion and just returned from working with children in Africa. Allyson is an incredible person and I love her more and more everyday.

When we were having lunch, I nearly died when she told me she wanted to be a "sex columnist!" I would support anything Ally does, but a "sex columnist" !!! Maybe she was teasing me to see my reaction? Shopping with Ally is very special as well. As she has grown into a young woman, I value these times more and more.

What did you think about Luann teaching Victoria how to drive? I remember only a few seasons back Bobby and I were teaching Ally how to drive. Time flies.

Did you all enjoy seeing Chris March on the episode? He is a sweetheart and his new show Mad Fashion will debut on Bravo, August 2 at 10:30pm. Be sure to tune in.

I absolutely loved being in the studio with Luann and Chris and hearing Chic C'est La Vie for the first time. It is a fun song and I hope Luann does great with it.

I want to end all of this bickering about mean tweets etc. Bobby doesn't care when the girls go at it because, well, that's what we all signed up for. He does object to a man/husband attacking me in any way, (on the show or off). He doesn't think men should get involved in the fights. He thinks men need to be men and stay out of it.

Bobby and I both talked to Simon about our relationship and hope we can finally move to a more positive place. I decided to not publish anything or talk anymore about the hate, and move on to more positive and interesting things that we are all doing. I believe Simon feels the same and would like to just move forward. Honestly? It is so juvenile.

I have been busy working on expanding Jill Zarin products and wait until you see what is coming! I get so much feedback from each and everyone of you and I am developing products you have asked for. I can't wait to share what they are!

I want to close by thanking all of you for watching White Collar this week. I just received word that this weeks ratings were outstanding! "White Collar delivers season highs, ranking as one of the top cable telecasts of the day." How incredible is that!!

Have a GREAT weekend!! See you next week!

Love,
Jill XO

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Jill Zarin on White Collar, HGTV & NASDAQ
July 02, 2011

Jill Zarin on White Collar, HGTV & NASDAQ

Jill will be appearing Saturday July 2 on HGTV's "My favorite Places" at 6PM.Tuesday July 5 Jill will be ringing the opening bell at NASDAQ to celebrate her acting debut on Tuesday night on USA's White Collar airing at 9PM. Be sure to tune in!

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Jill Zarin On The Talk
June 19, 2011

Jill Zarin On The Talk

Here is a clip of Jill's recent appearance on The Talk. Jill discussed everything from Skweez Couture her new shapewear line to her cast mates on Real Housewives Of New York.

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Jill Zarin Episode 11 Exclusive Newsletter Blog
June 18, 2011

Jill Zarin Episode 11 Exclusive Newsletter Blog

To receive this exclusive newsletter blog as it comes out (Friday morning) and see exclusive photos and many other exciting newsletter exclusives, please sign up for my newsletter. The 55,000th person to sign up will receive a personal phone call from me! We are closing in on it fast, so sign up now! Hello everyone, I've had an amazingly busy week since we last talked. I had a great time in the Hamptons last weekend where I hosted my friends from the Oprah show. I was so glad I was able to show them a nice time. I hope they enjoyed it. I was also able to play a little tennis with Luann and the girls, which is always fun. Allyson returned from an amazing trip to South Africa. I was so glad to have her home safe and sound. From there I went to Vegas with Bobby,  Allyson and Lisa where we attended a licensing trade show. It was very informative and fun at the same time! The only down side to the trip was the leaving of Allyson's laptop on the plane. I'm appealing to anyone in the Las Vegas area who may work or know somebody who works at the airport to please keep an eye out. I know it's probably long gone, but it doesn't hurt to keep trying. While I was in Vegas I flew to Los Angeles to appear on The Talk. It was an amazing experience and I want to personally thank Sharon Osbourne, Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Holly Robinson Peete, and Lea Remini. They were all a pleasure to meet. Since writing Secrets Of A Jewish mother I have received hundreds and hundreds of questions asking for advice about all kinds of subjects such as parenting and marriage. If you have a question for my mom Gloria, Lisa or myself, please email me at Jill@jillzarin.com and one of us will answer. You can purchase Secrets at  barnesandnoble.com and most other booksellers. If you would like to buy an autographed copy, please visit Zarinfabrics.com. Please let us know who to personalize it to in the comments section of the order. Secrets was just published in Japanese, and the Russian and Chinese editions are coming soon. How proud we are of being published in 3 foreign languages! I can't tell you how exciting it was to see Skweez Couture on the episode! That day my partner  was in town and we were showcasing Skweez for the first time. I thought it would be a great idea to have the girls do a focus group because as I said in the episode, "Skweez is made for women by a woman." Who would have better input? Skweez was in its early stages when we filmed that scene. I can't wait until you see how far it's come since then. If you thought it looked great, now it looks fabulous. Look for it this fall, more details coming soon. Please visit SkweezCouture.com. I was surprised that Alex brought up Sonja's financial issues in the Skweez Couture showroom. When I walked in the discussion was well underway. I was worried that it wasn't coming out clearly so I was trying to help Sonja explain it. I know it may not have seemed that way. I think it was presented to make me look like a busy body, which has always been a running theme for me. I only care what Sonja thinks and she knows I was coming from a good place and only offered to help her anytime she needed it. When we were in Morocco we heard about the bankruptcy but I never said a word. When we came home I called Sonja and with much love, offered her my support and advice as we have always had that kind of relationship. My sister, an attorney, offered to give Sonja as much time as she needed to explain everything to her at no charge since she was being raped financially by teams of lawyers, from her divorce to her lawsuit and now bankruptcy. I asked her how she wanted to handle it on the show and that I would follow her lead. I love how Ramona continues to be insulted when she isn't invited to something but in her real life excludes people all the time with no explanation. She was upset that Cindy didn't invite her to Canyon Ranch and this time to my focus group. Alex is delusional regarding what Ramona does for a living. Since I met Ramona, she has claimed to everyone who will listen that she has been and continues to be the breadwinner of her family. Prior to Housewives she was the "closeout queen." She would buy distressed inventory from manufacturers and resell them to discounters and closeout stores as she showed in an earlier season. Alex is under the impression that Ramona was some kind of designer. Ramona can sell and certainly negotiate money. None of that has anything to do with why she wasn't invited. I lost a Kodak deal worth seven figures because of what Ramona said on the show. They told me such and in no uncertain words. As the old saying goes "fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me." Ramona measures her success by how much money she has, and my philosophy couldn't be more different. When Lord & Taylor and Macy's said yes to buying Skweez Couture, it was one of the best feelings you can imagine. I am giving birth to a brand that will change peoples feelings about themselves. My mission statement is "Beauty begins with a great foundation." What you wear under your clothes will set your mood. I was so excited to show the line to Kelly, Luann and Cindy as I know they care about me and support me as I do them. I invited Alex to offer an olive branch but how could she be surprised I didn't invite Ramona? My partner knew our history and insisted she not come near anything for fear she would bad mouth it with no basis. Ramona is just too unpredictable. Maybe I should have told her in advance but she would have either bullied me into inviting her or been pissed I didn't want to, so I didn't say anything. OK, I'm a wimp! Besides, it was Ramona who said in season one, "you can't invite everyone to everything." Speaking of Alex, I must say I was absolutely shocked at how two-faced she was to me in this episode. At that point in time I thought we had buried the hatchet and were in a good place. She was supportive to me in Morocco regarding my talk with Ramona. What changed it? Was she realizing she wasn't getting in enough scenes? It seems to me that she spent the whole episode talking behind people's backs and putting herself in other people's business. This was extremely disappointing as it seems I was the only one that was sincere in the talk we had earlier in the season. When you didn't see any dinner but only coffee at Alex and Luann's meeting you knew it was going to be brief. I noticed there is a reoccurring theme with Alex. Much like when I had the talk with her, she seemed to be reiterating that Luann didn't listen to her. Alex seems to have a problem with thinking that she is not listened to. I think the reason for this is because Alex isn't coming to people with her own issues. She's fighting other people's battles instead. If people have a problem with someone sometimes it's best just to stay out of it and let people settle their own differences. In my opinion Alex is suffering from an identity issue on the show and is trying to find one by becoming a messenger. I think Luann made it very clear what happens to the messenger. Alex needs to realize that's it's not season 3 anymore. The ladies are standing up for themselves and not letting the backstabbing and mean words go by anymore. I've been called out on things plenty of times and I've handled it. Can she? Parts of the episode, I still maintain were like soft porn. I consider myself an aficionado on romance and could write a book with suggestions on how to seduce your man, but some things are just better left to your imagination. I thought Luann and Jacque's reunion was the most romantic of the three scenes because it felt truly authentic. Nothing feels the same as a new love. I thought Ramona's and Alex's sexy moves were overly staged and fake. OK I admit it, I am a bit of a prude when it comes to showing too much on TV.  Also, I always think to myself "what would Allyson say"? I can only imagine that some of the children might be scared to go to school tomorrow because they might get teased. We all know it doesn't take much to give a bully ammunition. I was actually so disturbed by the soft porn nature of it that I warned my fans ahead of time in case they watched the show with under age children. Yes, we got the memo that you love each other to death...can we move on now? I'd like to wish all of the Dad's and special men a very Happy Father's Day this Sunday. If you would like to win one of Bobby's ties and an autograph picture of the two of us, please enter my Father's Day Contest. The deadline for entries is Sunday night. Love, Jill XO

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Jill Zarin Episode 10 Exclusive Blog
June 11, 2011

Jill Zarin Episode 10 Exclusive Blog

Hi everyone!

It is 100 degrees outside! It is August? I am really loving my time off and trying to reconnect with friends I haven't seen all winter. Last weekend Bobby's sister Zina and her husband came to visit us from Florida. We had a great time and went to a few BBQ's in the Hamptons. I went back to the city to see my friend Irina Dvorovenko in Lady of Camellias at the MET. I cried. It was a love story and Irina really brings all of her soul to each performance. We went backstage afterwards and she let me touch her stomach. She had just drank some water and it felt like an alien was trying to escape. She had danced intensely for 3 hours and her body was still recovering. I posted some photos on Twitter and Facebook. If you get a chance to be in NY on June 27th, she and her husband Maxim will dance Swan Lake. I can't wait to see them dance together!

This weekend I am hosting some of my girlfriends from Harpo/Oprah who were so generous and invited me and my family to see one of Oprah's final shows. They have never been to the Hamptons so I am obsessing over what to show them. I have spent the last week finalizing packaging for Skweez Couture. I can't decide which colors to go with and I hope I don't make any mistakes. I am going to Las Vegas this week for a trade show and then back to the Hamptons. Allyson comes home this weekend from Africa. I will post some of her photos in next weeks newsletter.

We very recently hit 50,000 newsletter subscribers. Thank you all so much. That 50,000th person was Debbie Clark from New Hampshire. She will be getting a phone call from yours truly!  Thank you all so much. The next goal is 55,000 and that person will receive a call as well.

I really wish I believed Ramona's feelings about our talk. I, along with many of you, thought it was an act and she has continued to lie about me in her blogs which shows the kind of person she really is. She hits below the belt and thinks it's ok. I can't listen to her continue to say she sometimes puts her foot in her mouth and thinks that it is alright to do so. Only to then throw stones at me if I say something she doesn't like. I really don't know what to do about our relationship at this point. I guess we'll see what happens at the reunion.

I don't see the chemistry between Alex and Ramona and I think that is also an act. More so on Ramona's part. I guarantee after the show ends, Ramona never sees Alex again. Sound familiar? You never see Bethenny tweet or talk about her "best friends" from last year, do you? I am real. If I want to be friends with you, it doesn't matter if there is a reality show or not, I will make an effort off camera. I see and/or speak to Cindy, Luann, Kelly and Sonja outside of the show. In my heart, we are friends. After Ramona and I "talked" it was was comforting to be able to have real friends to go to. Upon watching the episode I was amazed at Ramona's ability to turn on and off the water works virtually at will.

The scene when Alex walked in on Luann was so funny. Alex said Ramona was vulnerable and sad giving us the image of her crying upstairs and all the while Ramona and Sonja were laughing and sneaking out of the house. Ramona's pain over our fight didn't last long did it? Alex is desperately trying to insert herself into scenes and sometimes things don't make any sense. Her stomping into the room with full drama just didn't work. It came across as a bad entrance in a play. Just as Kelly said about Alex being Alexa again on stage at Northwestern. I actually feel sorry for her.

The exchanges between Alex and Kelly seemed like a role reversal of Scary Island. I know I have tried to have a relationship with Alex so when we film it is real. A producer told me about the fight while I was getting my poodle hair done and I had two choices. One was to go back to my room and shower the hair out, the other was to walk into the scene and help her. I chose the latter. At that point I was really trying to be nice to Alex and see if we could have a friendship. I know she felt better after I walked over. I know I did the right thing.

The trip to Morocco was truly amazing, from the Riad, the Souk, the camel ride to the tent in the desert, just to name a few. I want to thank Luann for being the hostess. I know we're not the easiest group! It was also nice to meet up with my dear friend Brad in such an amazing place. In midst of all the drama I have special memories that will live in my heart forever. I hope that all of you enjoyed watching these episodes and seeing the beauty and mystery of this exotic country.

I've included some of my personal photos from Morocco in this newsletter. I hope you have enjoyed seeing them.

Have a great weekend!

Love,

Jill
XO

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Receive A Personal Phone Call From Jill Zarin! Read How!
June 08, 2011

Receive A Personal Phone Call From Jill Zarin! Read How!

Be the 50,000 person to sign up for the Jill Zarin newsletter and Jill will email you and set up a personal phone call with you as a thank you! It's that easy! We are fast approaching #50,000 so sign up now here on jillzarin.com.

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