Exclusive Interview with RHONY's Ramona! My guilty pleasure is watching the ladies of NYC (I don't watch much of the other cities, sorry Andy Cohen) and their escapades. Over the years, I met many of the ladies--Bethenney, Jill, The Countess, Kelly--but not Ramona. That is until we connected this holiday.
The great thing about Ramona Singer--star of Bravo's The Real Housewives of New York City--is what you see is what you get. I love her fashion flair (did you know she graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC!) and that she started out as a buyer for Macy's. But I think her latest business venture suits her best--Ramona Pinot Grigio made in the Veneto region of Italy.
In the spirit of the season, we asked Ramona about wine, entertaining and which of Santa's lists she's on:
Momtrends: What is a creative way to gift your wine at the holiday?
Ramona Singer: One way would to include it in a gift basket. During the holidays everyone is always entertaining so its also helpful. You can put together a basket with cheese, crackers, olives, meats and if you really want to go for it...some caviar! Then you can include Ramona Pinot and Ramona Red. If you can't find a basket there are so many pretty bags that you can just throw some tissue paper in and voila!
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MT: What is a great hostess gift for the woman who has everything and needs nothing?
RS: Linen cocktail napkins. You can never have enough if you are always a hostess! Beautiful white linen cocktail napkins will always be needed!
MT: For last-minute entertaining, what do you like to serve?
RS: When the cocktail hour goes longer and turns into dinner I'll whip up some pasta with either pesto sauce or tomato sauce and a salad. Of course plenty of wine to accompany it as well!
MT: How long is your gift list this year?
RS: Believe it or not, I do not have a list this year. I really feel I have everything I need. Continued health and happiness with my family and friends are the only gifts I could ask for.
MT: Are you on the naughty or nice list?
RS: I'm definitely on the nice list this year but of course we all have our naughty moments!
To find out more about Ramona her charities and her wines visit www.ramonasinger.com
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