June 4, 2010
I truly do love him more today than the day I married him.
Below are the vows he reaffirmed to me at our beautiful ceremony. I had to share it with the world as they mean so much to me!
Probably the biggest decision one will ever make is the person to spend the rest of your life with. Sometimes it takes quite a while before you know if you’ve made the right choice. I was fortunate to have known very early that I had made the right decision. My mom had suffered a stroke and she would need care for the rest of her life. Since Dad had already passed away I asked you if it was alright if my mom could live with us in our home in Southampton. Not only did you take her in but you embraced her with love and kindness like she was your own mother. That is when I knew I had made the right decision. I had absolutely chosen the women I would spend the rest of my life with. After 17 years of marriage you have been at my side through everything that life has thrown at us, both good and bad. You have been a steady rock in times of trouble had a ray of sunshine when I could not see the light. You have applauded my achievements and comforted me in my setbacks. You have given me the most wonderful daughter a father could ever have. For all of this I am blessed and so I reaffirm my vows that I said so long ago. Ramona, I will love and honor you through good times and bad for better or worse in sickness and in health until death do us part. May God continue to bless our marriage.
After 18 years he still knows how to take my breath away. I am so blessed to be married to the love of my life!
Photos courtesy of Rob Rich.
March 26, 2010
Here are the earrings I wore last night on The Real Housewives of NYC and Watch What Happens. They come in 3 colors: Smoky Quartz, Prasiolite and Sky Blue Topaz. I absolutely love them all.
Thanks for all of your emails complimenting them! If you would like to purchase them, please go to HSN here.
March 25, 2010
Hi, My name is Angelica and like you, I would also love to start my own clothing and accessories line. However, I would greatly appreciate your advice on how I can go about getting buyers interested in my line. Do you have any tips or advice on how to get meetings with buyers? Any suggestions will be very helpful and greatly appreciated! Sincerely, Angelica
First, congratulations on your new business! It isn’t easy, but if you know this is the life for you and you can take steps to be successful, it is all worth it!! Here are some tips that I always think about when approaching buyers:
1. Offer merchandise that meets competitive pricing and would be of interest to a buyer
2. Approach stores that your product would fit into – always thinking of merchandising and the current season
3. Visit the store, get to know the buyer’s assistant if at all possible. Even though the buyer may not have time for you, if the assistant really likes your product, that’s a step closer to the buyer.
4. Call, email or mail buyers with your proposal to meet – I always say “I would like the opportunity to meet with you”
5. Be prepared for you meeting and knowledgeable of your product, memorize all the details so you appear professional
6. Think out of the box. When I wanted to pursue my dream of having an estate inspired jewelry line, I knew I would have to find the right place to sell. It made perfect sense to do my collections for HSN. And after just having my one year anniversary – I know I made the right choice!
7. Be persistent and aggressive – don’t give up!
Hope you find these inspirational. And really, best of luck to you and all the women who become empowered and start their own businesses. All my best, Ramona
March 6, 2010
How lovely is it that Betty Confidential took the time to do a three page online feature on me AND offered this great giveaway for my HSN jewelry – Check it out!
March 6, 2010
Last week I had the pleasure of appearing on the Wendy Williams Show. She was really lovely and we had a lot of fun. If you missed seeing my appearance on television, check out this clip.
Click the photo to see what Wendy & I are talking about!
January 28, 2010
Ramona, Congratulations on your gorgeous jewelry line on HSN. Though I’ve never bought anything from HSN, I had to buy a few pieces!! I own several pieces of vintage art deco jewelry, including my engagement ring. Your pieces stand up next to the antiques. You certainly have a talent for jewelry design. Please keep more pieces coming! I am also a business owner and I am pleased to support another strong professional woman. You are a great example for your daughter. – Paula
Thank you so much for all of your beautiful compliments! I was so flattered to read this email!
This is exactly what I desired the HSN collections to achieve. I wanted the designs to be as good as jewelry made a hundred years ago and still be fashionable today. Even my daughter, at 15, is amazed at this collection and wants her very own collection of the HSN jewelry that I can pass down to her.
Wishing you the best of success in your business. And thank you again for your support, you made my day!
January 14, 2010
Welcome to my official blog!
I have received so many requests for my opinion on business, beauty, health, fitness and family that I thought it was finally time to start the conversation with all of you in one centralized place. I also wanted to use this platform to thank all of my fans for all of your support these last few years. As we get ready for the premiere of Season 3 on March 4th, I can tell you this will be our best season yet and it is chock full of surprises!
Be sure to bookmark this page and check back often, I will be updating my blog often with photos, stories and lots of tips. Please comment! I love to hear from all of you.