TBBonTV : Design Tips from RHONJ Girl Lindsey Andrews

Lindsey Andrews showed Tara Cushing and Derek Zagami around her Hoboken NJ apartment.

Lindsey Andrews showed Tara Cushing and Derek Zagami around her Hoboken NJ apartment.

In Real Housewives of New Jersey season four Lindsey Andrews made quite a stir as the girlfriend Albie Manzo was nervous to introduce to mom. In season five, no longer on the show…or with her former beau…she made an even bigger statement in the form of a very talked about blue dress. Though she says she no longer dates the eldest Manzo offspring, she still has the heart of his mother, Caroline, who has become a mom away from home for the Rhode Island native. In an effort to catapult a burgeoning career in fashion design, Mrs. Manzo, as the shy twenty five year old refers to her, ordered a custom dress, one which she surprised Lindsey by wearing on the Reunion show.

The royal blue gown sparked a sensation and rumors that Jacqueline Laurita‘s red number was also an Andrew’s original. We caught up with Lindsey to learn more about the face behind the blue fabric. Impressed by her beautiful apartment we got some great Looking Real Housewife Rich for Real Cheap interior design advice from Lindsey. We hope you are as inspired as we were…so much so that I now have a Buddha on my dresser too!

Making the Rounds…In New Jersey

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imageSummer is over, but Bravo’s longtime biggest summer sensation is still going strong! In fact, the reunion of The Real Housewives of New Jersey filmed yesterday as confirmed by Jacqueline Laurita who tweeted , “Of course the reunion had some drama. It wouldn’t be the RHONJ reunion w/out drama! But…it was deep and good!”

When I saw Jacqueline and her co star Melissa Gorga  last week neither one of them mentioned the reunion coming. The women were at Portobello in Oakland, NJ to help launch the new dermal filler Artefill. Melissa and I ate a light lunch of fruit and cheese over which we discussed another filler Botox, something she really hasn’t tried…nor have I. We also chatted about her three adorable children who were getting ready for the new school year.

Jacqueline, who recently shared her plastic surgery experience on the show, looked svelte in skinny jeans. “She has the skinniest legs,” Melissa said while they were taking pictures together. Just recovered from a tummy tuck myself I had to ask Jacqueline about those jeans she wore home from her LA trip to Dr. Brent Moelleken, who happens to be the husband of journalist Dayna Devon. “They were jeggings,” she told me. For those of you who don’t know that flight home was just days after Jac’s surgery, had those been actual jeans she’d had been in some serious pain.

Absent from the event was Caroline Manzo who mentioned the reunion last month when I spoke to her at The Browstone. That night she was in good company, surrounded by her husband, Al and three children, Albie, Chris, and Lauren. Always together, especially in lots of scenes on the show, rumors have circulated about a Manzo spinoff. We asked unofficial family spokesman Albie about the possibility. Check out our exclusive interview below!

TBBonTV: Fun with Caroline Manzo

On Thursday August 15th Caroline Manzo and family hosted a huge shopping event and meet and greet at their Paterson, NJ catering center, The Brownstone. The entire Manzo clan was on hand not only manning booths for their businesses; Lauren was there with Cafface and Albie and Chris were handing out samples of BLK water; but taking pictures and conversing with Real Housewives of New Jersey fans. In an exciting new TBBReality feature, we have our very first video red carpet interview with Caroline Manzo. Our videos are produced and edited by The Derek Z Show!

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