The Housewives franchise just wouldn’t be complete without a sister duo. My personal crackpot favorites are Kim & Kyle (aka Paris Hilton’s aunts
) in the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Their drama just doesn’t stop and luckily The Real Housewives of Mendocino County
has sisters as well. Before you’re introduced to the final housewives, if you ever find yourself traveling to northern California driving through Mendocino County, here are 7 of my favorite places or hot spots (in no particular order) to make a pit stop:
1. Hopland, CA ~
Tour RealGoods Solar Living Center
or stop into Brutocao
Family Vineyards for a winetasting & play on their famous Bocce ball courts
2. Hector’s Sno Cone Stop ~
Ukiah, CA. Best Sno-Cones ever on a HOT summer day. From Pina-Colada HERE
to Tutti-Frutti, they have every flavor you could desire.
4. Orr Hot Springs Resort ~
Mendocino County is known for relaxing private hot springs, and this
affordable hidden resort deep in the Redwoods is one of them.
5. The COAST ~
Stay at a Bed & Breakfast or rent a seaside victorian home overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Mendocino (the town) or Fort Bragg. Details HERE
6. What goes well with Red Wine?
Great Italian food. Stop in to family owned Mario’s Ristorante Italiano
in Redwood Valley, Ca and be sure to order the best Anti-Pasta Salad I’ve ever had before your main dish
7. World Famous Brandy tasting time
~ Check out the tasting room at Craft Distillers in Ukiah, Ca and take home a bottle of famous Germain-Robin
brandy. Back to the Housewives….
The Finale of ‘The Real Housewives of Mendocino County” spoof continues with 2 sisters and a special giveaway…
Nikki ~ “Just like split ends, I cut bad boys out of my life”
For Real ~ Nikki is a top stylist specializing in color and extensions at The Parlour, plus ItWorks body detox wraps. She posts some seriously amazing before and after pics
Drama Free Beverages ~ The Real Housewives dinner party drama never ends on the Bravo! shows, but we don’t waste wine. Speaking of north bay wine tasting trips, avoid outrageous tasting fees in Napa and head north on 101 starting in Healdsburg and ending in Mendocino County.
DETAILS ~ dress & necklace (recent) H&M, heels ~ random Footsies warehouse in Orange County
Roxanne ~ “I can hold down the fort, and bring home the bacon”
For Real ~ Roxy is a Mrs. but she’s also a banker and professional makeup artist.
Chef Myth ~ Unlike the Real Housewives of Orange County & Beverly Hills, you’re not going to find butlers, multiple assistants or full time chefs in Mendo households.
Dress & bangles (recent) Forever 21
, Sandals ~ Report Footwear
, Red Wine ~ Testa Vineyards
Behind the Scenes
Oh the drama ~ Reality show producers love a good cat-fight
Stick a Pitch-fork in it, they’re done ~ Every “Housewives” blow-out fight has to be followed with that obligatory ‘make-up’ scene
Something you won’t see on the RHOC ~ As we were finished with the shoot heading back, we spotted a snake slithering down the driveway. “Aww, I’ll pick it up,” said Roxy totally un-afraid. And that sums up the Real Housewives of Mendocino County. Now, it’s time for a GIVEAWAY
MENDOCINO COUNTY SPECIAL GIVEAWAY
Who is the 6th Housewife? ~ Possibly YOU! If you watch any of the Bravo! Real Housewives shows, you see how high-maintenance and pampered they are (which I think every woman deserves now and then). Thanks to some generous donations, I want to announce a special giveaway PRIZE PACK including
MENDO Prize Pack Includes ~
1. $50 Gift Certificate to The Parlour Hair Salon (Ukiah, Ca) with Lisa or Nikki toward the service of your choice
2. Tan Your Can ~ Complimentary airbrush Spray Tan at Tan Your Can (Ukiah, Ca) using professional Norvell leading spray tan solution ($40 value). ‘Like’ them on Facebook HERE
3. Complimentary Pedicure ($30+ value) at Ukiah Nails & Spa located at 1387 N. State St.
4. Liv Fashion Boutique ~ $25 Gift Certificate & Complimentary Styling Session. Like ‘Liv’ on Facebook HERE for updates on newest fashion arrivals & more
5. U-Top-It Fro-Yo ~ Ukiah’s new Frozen Yogurt hot spot ~ $10 Giftcard (Find them on FB HERE)
THERE’S MORE….Important Details ~
Winner receives the entire prize pack, plus can choose a friend, sister, daughter, mother or anyone you want to receive the EXACT same prizes to get pampered together. Giveaway ENDS Aug. 1st 2012. Winner will be selected by Random.org & I’ll contact the winner via email and mail all gift certificates to winners. Winner must live in Mendocino County or be able to travel there as the prizes are all located in Ukiah CA.
Special thanks to all of the businesses above who generously donated & lovely ladies who modeled & acted for this post.