There is a lot of drama going on in NYC and it all seems to revolve around a guy named Peter Guimaraes. Just like the Peter we have in Atlanta, this Peter also desperately craves an apple of his own and also has several closed restaurants in his past. I believe we first met Peter when he was supposedly going into business with Ramona Singer. They were in a bar called AOA Bar & Grill and the story goes that Ramona is a partner/investor in the restaurant. I know of at least two other restaurants of Peter’s who have gone belly up. Dolce a restaurant in Connecticut where Peter is from, and Bice New York, a high end Italian place in NYC. I think Bice may have still been open when Ramona jumped in.
Now Peter has moved on to Sonja Morgan. Jesus. Can’t these people find more than two men to pass around? I’ve heard several versions about what is going on with Sonja and Peter. The best source says they are not romantically involved. But that source got the story from Sonja. Other people say that Sonja and Peter are hooking up. I tend to believe Sonja. Peter is not her type (twenty something) and Sonja is not usually one to deny a romantic entanglement. I mean didn’t she cop to taking it up the ass from the Pirate guy? So my position on the hooking up is, I am very doubtful that they are.
I am not even sure about the business deal being real. Those are things she would lie about. The rumors started a couple of days ago with this Page Six story. In that story their source claims that Sonja was pouring Tipsy Girl Prosecco at her birthday party and that it was her new brand of liquor. It’s not.
Peter Guimaraes and Piermario Del Rosso are partners in a new bar in Hell’s Kitchen called Tipsy Girl it is touting an all day happy hour. Peter is using Sonja for airtime on RHONY for this bar. He is also planning a beverage line called Tipsy Girl. I believe that Sonja’s only role in this new business is to get the product on the show. Sonja Morgan does not have money to invest in a bar with a guy who has a poor track record with restaurants. I think Sonja just agree to push his new label (which doesn’t really exist yet, or at least it’s not on the market yet) is because Tipsy Girl is quite similar to Bethenny’s SkinnyGirl line. Much is being made on Page Six about Bethenny being pissed about “Sonja’s new beverage line.” But the facts are, the line isn’t Sonja’s and Bethenny would not be intimidated if it were. Bethenny is happy as a clam, filming with her new BFF Carole and cashing her checks. Both Sonja and Peter have bankruptcies in their past, and Bethenny is rolling in money. I have heard the rumors that Bethenny is coming for copyright infringement like she did here, but she doesn’t have a case and I don’t believe this rumor either. Tipsy Girl for now is the name of a bar in Hell’s Kitchen, we will see if and when a beverage line materializes. Anyone can slap their bar name on bottles of Prosecco.
On season 7, Bethenny, Carole, Dorinda and the new housewife, Julianne will have lots of fun scenes together. Bethenny and her back up Carole will mock Sonja, Ramona and Luann whenever they are forced to interact with the entire group. Dorinda will be the carrier pigeon between the two groups. There is basically nothing new to see here. Sonja and Peter are very much alike in the sense they both want all the camera time they can get, and they neither one is very focused when it comes to business.
And that’s the true tea.