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I've mentioned on many occasions my love affair with the Bravo channel! There are very few shows I wont watch, but Real Housewives is not one of them!! It all started in 2006 (did you know that?!) with Real Housewives of Orange County and I was hooked!! Jo was the first housewife I really liked and as the seasons and cities have evolved, so has my affinity for The Real Housewives!! 

While I definitely get that their lives are dramatized for TV - I appreciate my favorites for their class, wit & style! Gary likes to call Bravo "The Women Fighting Channel" for good reason as the level of fighting has progressed with each season, but let's be honest, I'll still watch!

Bethenny Frankel (New York City)
While Bethenny was never really a "housewife" in the true sense of the word - she was my absolute favorite and I could not have been more excited when she had her own spin-off! She's become quite the mogul with her books and also the Skinny Girl Brand!! Her one-liners were always the best part of RHONYC - I so wish they would give her another show! 

Caroline Manzo (New Jersey)
Sure Teresa's table flipping antics are fun to watch, but Caroline was a force!! She seriously reminded me of a mob wife from The Sopranos! I really admire how family oriented she is...as she says "blood is thicker than water!" I can't wait for her spin-off show - mostly because it'll be centered around her daughters upcoming wedding I'm sure!

Lisa Vanderpump (Beverly Hills)
Perhaps it's the posh accent, maybe it the clothes, but more than likely it's Giggy because Lisa is one of the best housewives out there!! I really loved the special she did on E! and appreciate that she always speaks her mind, sticks up for herself and looks flawless while doing so! 

Lisa Hochstein (Miami)
She is a fiesty little thing!! Lisa is a riot and was a newcomer to the Housewives of Miami cast in their second season! She's got a killer bod (some parts fake and other's real) and her personality is just fun and outgoing!! I get the sense that she is a true friend and her pups rival that of Lisa's from Beverly Hills! There is a "realness" to her as we watch her struggle with infertility. 

Heather Dubrow (Orange County)
She could quite possibly be the smartest housewife out of all them! I'm almost 100% sure that Heather is my favorite for her handbags and shoes alone!! I mean she has a Chanel bag in practically every color ever made! She's been on the show for about three seasons and they are starting to portray her a bit differently with this one, a bit cattier and sort of not liked by the rest! We'll see where the season goes - but I love how she interacts with her kids and hubby! Granted I didn't throw a party when I legally changed my name, but hey I'm also not a billionaire! 

Nene Leakes (Atlanta)
 I mean, does she really need a reason to be listed as a favorite?! She is a riot, honest, proud of who she is and above all else a family woman!! I watched a behind the scenes type thing (almost E! True Hollywood story) about her and she is amazing!! I don't think she'll be coming back to do another season after how she was portrayed this year, but I'm sure she'll either land a spin-off or end up on another sitcom! Any woman that can make a man like Greg change his actions - deserves to be on the Best Housewives list!! 

Ladies of London premiered on Monday night! Amanda, Christina & I had a group text going about just how fab these ladies are...honestly it's just Real Housewives of London with a better name! So excited for this season - I mean Annabelle was Alexander McQueen's muse. How many people can say that?! Well one other person and that would be Kate Moss!! 

If you watch the shows - do you have a favorite housewife?! Are you a fan of Bravo or am I alone in my obsession? 

xo,
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  1. what a nice post! gorgeous ladies!
    happy thursday to you!
    kisses
    Maren Anita

    FASHION-MEETS-ART by Maren Anita

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  2. Ok so I LOVE Lisa Vanderpump. I watched Vanderpump Rules too and I seriously love how she handles herself. I was just saying how my favorite RHOOC housewife was Heather but I feel like they're making her really bitchy this year. The whole chair thing was a bit unnecessary... but then again I really dislike Shannon so I kinda thought it was funny. And officially obsessed with Ladies of London even after just one show.

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  3. Love this! Bethenny is always a favorite, though I'm really starting to enjoy Heather and Kristen this season (and for some reason, the Countess is cracking me up!). I missed the debut of Ladies of London but can't wait to catch up on my DVR!

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  4. I only watch occasionally but it is pretty entertaining :)

    www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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  5. Oh gosh, I could talk about the Housewives all day long!! My sister and I talked the other day and most of our conversation was about them haha. I hated NY, and NJ I only watched a few times. OC will always be my fave though. Love Heather Dubrow, even though she's acting super snobby this season. But I do think that she's true friend and sometimes she's misunderstood. Terry is also hilarious. Lisa Vanderpump is fab!! Love her and Ken, they're adorable, and gosh Giggy!! I like Yolanda too. Did you hear that they're not bringing Carlton and Joyce back??

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  6. This is probably the on reality show I never got into! I have never even seen an episode haha! Just because I know I would get sucked in! I kind of want to see the Ladies of London now though!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  7. i havent seen many, but i watched a couple seasons of atlanta, i like Nene - was she portrayed badly this season? boo. and i had no idea Bethenny was a 'housewife' that's so cool!

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  8. I watch every housewives religiously-bravo is totally my guilty pleasure. I miss Bethenny!

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  9. I'm with you on pretty much all of these. I don't watch Miami or BH, but otherwise your picks are the same as mine. I love Caroline, I hate that people think she's a bully cause she's not. She just doesn't mess around. I want to have the same no nonsense attitude with my kids.

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  10. I think my favorite is Orange County -- I don't know why, but I just love them! Happy Thursday! xo

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  11. Bethenny was my favorite and I loved her spin off but her talk show was just plain dumb! Glad to hear it was cancelled. Lisa and Kyle are my favorites on RHOBH but Lisa became too selfish this past season. As for Ladies of London, I'm hooked!! Americans always have such an interest in the British so it's going to be awesome seeing how different they live!!

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  12. Giggy is my favorite!! :)) I just smile every time I see him - too stinking cute haha!
    I have Ladies of London on the DVR to watch next time Aaron is out of town ;) (he hates Bravo and won't watch any of it with me)

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  13. Bravo is my guilty pleasure (and since our stupid cable didn't include it, I have to pay $1.99 for each RH episode!). I absolutely LOVE Lisa from RHOM. And NeNe is always good for some straight southern truth hah.

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  14. I've never been much into the RH shows, but I do find Lisa Vanderpump extremely entertaining.

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  16. I've watched RHOC since it started too! My husband and I love their crazy antics - I'm not sure how I feel about this season though and even though Gretchen and Alexis were pretty boring last year, I kinda miss them too! The NY, BH, NJ and Atlanta I've watched at times, but I think OC is the best!

    We had The Real Housewives of Vancouver add to the franchise in 2011 and 2012 but they put the third season on hold for whatever reason.

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  17. I will literally watch every single Real Housewives everrrr! I am loving RHONY this season! I am with you girl. I am also really interested in this Ladies of London - I can't wait!

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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  18. Yup, I am obsessed with them all too! A lot of your faves are mine too :) I like Jacqueline too from Jersey. I set the London one to record but haven't had a chance to watch it yet, can't wait!! Dustin rolls his eyes when he walks through and I'm watching, I just say "Shut it!"

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  19. I admit, i have NEVER watched the show! but i can appreciate lisa vanderpump- that name alone!!

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  20. So who is your favorite on the LoL? Mine is Caprice (or however you spell her name). I will agree with your ATL, Miami and OC picks (although I love crazy Vicki!!) but the others I have to disagree with being my favorite. My New York favorite is probably Heather but I can't get enough of Sonja. My NJ favorite is Melissa. My Bev Hills pick would have to be Kyle!

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  21. Yay!!! Love this post :) :)

    Heather is definitely my favorite, but Lisa Vanderpump comes in at a close second!

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  22. Your faves are totally my faves, too! :)

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  23. I'm so glad someone else is watching Ladies of London! I LOVED it! I am such a Fancy Pants Heather fan and I think the producers behind the show have just concocted this whole "talking down" separation business for the cameras. She's been the same has she has every other season it's just being totally highlighted now.

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  24. I love Caroline, Lisa, and Heather the best. I watched the preview and the first episode of ladies of London and it doesn't seem to be kind to the American girls. I am keeping an open mind though.

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  25. Jo started my obsession with Bravo and real housewives too! Bethenny is definitely my favorite from RHONY and I admit that I stopped watching after she left and then Jill. My favorite from Atlanta hands down was Kim, I just love her crazy ass and am so happy that she got her own show and I can continue to watch her craziness.

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  26. I am obsessed with the Bravo channel, too, and LOVE Bethenny! Brandon HATES when I watch anything on Bravo, ha! I did tune into "Ladies of London" and could. not. stop. watching. Loved it!

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  27. First of all I am really loving the new layout! It is so pretty, clean lines and I just love it. Now onto Housewives. I think Atlanta had the best cast in the beginning those ladies had so much sass.....straight entertainment. These Ladies of London.....I mean could their lives be anymore glamorous??? It's crazy!!

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  28. I'm bad. I've never watched any of the real housewives shows. I have a feeling I'd be super entertained though!

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  29. yes bravo is pretty much the only channel i watch because i love all of their shoes, i do especially the real housewives. not the biggest fan of new jersey and new york is boring me this season but miami is great the OC and of course beverly hills!

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  30. I live in the same town as the Manzo boys and see them ALLLL the time. They're actually really nice people!

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  31. I'm definitely going to have to check out the Ladies of London that everyone seems to be loving. I did love Bethany's spinoff and was a HUGE fan of Vanderpump rules. I absolutely adore Lisa Vanderpump!

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  32. These are all of my favorites, too! I love Bethenny but thought her whole divorce thing from Jason was so sad :( He seemed like such a good guy but I feel like she wouldn't let herself totally trust him or something! And I still need to watch Ladies of London.. everyone is raving about it!

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  33. Love Lisa, she have so much class and glamour
    Love her personality, she is also gorgeous.
    xoxo
    http://stunningchic.com/

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  34. I love the real housewives. Jacqueline Laurita is one of my favorites. I think it's really wonderful how much awareness she and Chris have raised for autism! XO I also can't help but love Brandy from Beverly Hills.

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  35. I am getting over the Housewives but I LOVE Vanderpump Rules!!

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  36. I never watched any of these but Bethenny has always been my favorite... she seems the most real!

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  37. I love Bethenny SO much. She needs another show STAT! I also love me some Lisa from Miami, Nene and Heather!

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  38. I absolutely LOVE Lisa Vanderpump. I met her once and she was the sweetest! :)

    Kristen @ Your Beauty Fix

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  39. I am a major housewife fan myself. I also watched ladies of London and think I am going to love it. What I didnt like were how the London ladies were such mean girls...right?!

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  40. I LOVE Lisa! I met her at SUR before and she was the sweetest! I only caught a little bit of Ladies of London, but it seemed really good!

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  41. I love Betheny! This show totally made her a mogul! I need to catch up on the Ladies of London.

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