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This Week’s Issues: Looking For Love And Restaurants In The Hamptons

Originally Posted: June 04, 2008

Jill Zarin

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Another great week has passed. "The Housewives of New York City - Lost Scenes" were on television this past week. I heard from many fans and everyone seemed to like it. I loved the piece I did with Gina Glickman for Hamptons.com Main Street Series last Saturday from Main Street in Southampton Village. It was so comfortable.

Jill Zarin and Bethenny Frankel at the Conde Nast Traveler party.
Photo by PatrickMcMullan.com

Last Saturday I was also interviewed by R. Couri Hay at Plum TV's set in Sagaponack. I wore my TEAM JILL shirt and Pucci shorts and Ginger came with me everywhere in her new TEAM JILL shirt. If anyone wants one, go to jillzarin.com. If you take a picture of yourself in it, I will put it online!

Next, I went to meet my family at Jason and Haley Binn's Annual Memorial Day kick-off party. My family, especially the children, Jessica, Jillian, Jaclyn, Grace, Jake, Piper and Crosby really love it the most. Besides the ice cream truck, the entire front lawn was dedicated to children's activities - including a magician! I ran into Bethenny, Ramona, and Alex there. Everyone looked great and ready for summer.

After the party we went home, changed, and regrouped. I wore a lime green and purple Valentino Cashmere coat, it was chilly. Bobby and I went to the Mansion party for Social Life Magazine's cover girl Whitney Port of "The Hills". She looked so beautiful in a flowing gown. We are both fans of each other and exchanged numbers. I even called her with Ally the next day who was very excited to talk to her.

Last, we went to my friend Amelia's house for a holiday barbecue and ran into some old friends. With Amelia, there is no place like home. Then we finally went home. The rest of the weekend we never left the house. We cooked and had a movie night with my entire family staying with us. In case you want to know there were about 15 people not including Ally's friends who also slept over. I am exhausted trying to remember it all.

This week was also crazy. I think the highlight was seeing a private screening of "Sex and the City" thanks to Bethenny. She has a column in HEALTH magazine and was invited with a guest to see it in the Time Warner screening room. Hardly a small room by the way, it held 190 people! They had a wonderful cocktail party before and I met so many wonderful women. But really, don't you want to know about the movie? I won't ruin it, but I will say, bring tissues and it is two-and-a-half hours long! The clothing did not disappoint! Kristin Davis was sitting two rows behind me and she looked even more beautiful in person in a bright green dress and her hair was up with a huge bun. She is quite a lady, and wonderful actress I might add.

Tuesday I was a guest on Judith Regan's show on Sirius Satellite Radio. She was so sweet and called my mom, Gloria, and sister, Lisa Wexler from www.livewithlisaradio.com, to ask them questions about my childhood. I am so lucky to have such a loving wonderful family.

Tuesday night Bethenny, Jason, Bobby and I went to Rao's for dinner. Since our show was airing live, Frank let us watch some of it in his office in the back. It was so exciting to watch it together. We shot those scenes so long ago and it was fun to watch.

Looking forward to the weekend in the Hamptons!

Hi Jill,

My question for you is if you were 38, single and living in Manhattan - how would you go about finding a great man? We all know that is a tough order in NYC. I really don't love the time commitment that online dating requires. You found Bobby so you obviously know what you are doing in this area. You are a great couple and he seems like you are the center of his universe - love that!

Thank you,
Ali, an Easy going Upper West Sider Looking for Love

Hi Ali,

I really should throw this question to my girlfriend Bethenny. We spent the weekend at our house in the Hamptons. We talk about being single and relationships all the time. First of all maybe you should stop "looking" for a great man. If you are a great girl, he will find you. Relax. We make plans and God laughs. There is a reason you have been single up until now and time will reveal that to you. Next, smile - people don't realize that a smile communicates so much. Men want to be around happy people. Last, don't think so hard. Just enjoy life one day at a time and when you aren't looking it will happen.

Hi Jill,

Can't wait for the next season of "The Real Housewives of New York City". As a businesswoman I travel a great deal but TiVo your show. It's exciting, fresh and real. I have a summer home in Southampton and my husband and I continually frequent the same restaurants. Any exciting restaurants I should try? I know all the regulars, any hidden or special places?

Thank you
Marilyn, New York City

Hi Marilyn,

The season is just starting so I haven't been to many of the new restaurants yet. Although I know Kobe Club is amazing in East Hampton. Please tell them I sent you. When I try some new ones - I will post them. If you try any, please let me know your review.

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Guest (SocialWorkerBAP) from Windsor Mill, MD says::
Hi Mrs. Zarin, I just wanted to tell you how much I love your show! I can't wait until next season. I love this column.
Jun 10, 2008 3:30 pm

Guest (Donna) from Staten Island, NY says::
I am taking my daughter to the Hamptons this Wed June 11th. My daughter just graduated from college and we want to do a Mother/Daughter overnight. I have never been to the Hamptons and would appreciate some tips as where to stay, sightsee, shop and eat. You can reach me at SunnyD1223@aol.com Thank you and have a great day. ~Donna Flannery P.S. I love the Housewives of New York and would love you guys to get together with the Housewives of Orange County. If you do get together can you please call me, I would love to attend that Party. Thanks~Donna
Jun 9, 2008 12:00 am

Guest (Mugglemikki) from Atlanta, GA says::
Hi Jill, I loved your show! I've never been to the Hamptons, but have always wanted to go so every now and again I peruse websites to find out what's happening there. Your column is great! I can't wait to read more...
Jun 6, 2008 11:28 am

Guest (Wes) from Sag Harbor says::
Jill, Caught your interview with Gina Glickman and was very impressed with you as a person. Not only did you sound like a warm caring person but also someone who is confident enough to be honest. My girlfriend and I watched the show with great enthusiasm as it was insight into a group we see a lot of in NYC. What a nice surprise to see your article in my weekly in box. Best wishes with the new season and hope we get to say thanks in person.
Jun 5, 2008 3:43 pm


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