OK! Magazine – First for Celebrity News.

TV Fanatic

By Delaina Dixon

FRI FEBRUARY 13 2009, 12:00PM
TV Weekly Recap: Real Housewives NYC and Tyson Beckford!
(my bright dress with Jill Zarin)

With V-Day looming tomorrow, I felt it was only right for this available gal to seek out advice from The Millionaire Matchmaker’s Patti Stanger.

“Wear bright-colored dresses,” she instructed. “It will make you stand out.”

So thanks to Diane von Furstenberg and a little touch-up from Salome at Paul LaBrecque salon, I looked and felt like a million when I joined The Real Housewives of New York City in for their secondseason premiere party in The Gilt Room of New York City’s Palace Hotel.

Ramona Singer, Alex McCord and Jill Zarin all had their best accessory, their husbands, by their side. I decided to ask the men what they do to make Valentine’s special for the ladies they love.

“I always like to write a sentimental card, I think that’s important,” Mario, Ramona’s husband, revealed. “When you been in relationship as long as I have, 16 years, you just talk about all the many things you’ve gone through in life and how you value your friend ship and love grows.”

Simon van Kempen, Alex’s husband, actually prefers the simple things. “Three years ago, I think it was for her birthday, we booked a baby-sitter and just went to the movies,” he shared. ” It was such a normal evening – no red carpets or parties or fancy dinners. Sometimes when you do something completely different, it’s nice.”

As for Jill’s husband Bobby, “We celebrate our love for each other all year long. Every day is Valentine’s Day,” he declared. “That’s just the way I roll.” Bobby also added this gem of advice for newlyweds. “I learned this from a wise old man years ago. Every morning when you wake up, you say I’m sorry. That covers you for the entire day.”

The Real Housewives of New York City returns Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 11 p.m. on Bravo.