by News 12 Westchester
NEW ROCHELLE - A "Real Housewife of Orange County" threw herself a party in Westchester last night.
Bravo reality TV show star Tamra Barney hosted a public bachelorette party at NoMa Social at the Radisson hotel in New Rochelle yesterday. Barney, a mother of four, has gone through a bitter divorce and an engagement since the show first premiered in 2006.
Tickets for the event were on sale for $100 a piece, and Barney says the party was for all her East Coast friends. "New York is like my second home. Bravo is here in New York. I'm here probably once a month and I just fell in love with it. And I fell in love with the people. I think a lot of times people have mistaken me for a New Yorker because of my mouth and my honesty," says Barney.
"The Real Housewives" is a reality television series following the lives of affluent housewives. The eighth season of the show debuts on April 1.
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by LINDA LOMBROSO AND ANDREW KLAPPHOLZ
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On the red carpet at NoMa Social last night twirling her purple hair extensions—and yes, she picked that color deliberately to show solidarity with New Rochelle, the unlikely site of a bachelorette party celebrating her upcoming marriage to Eddie Judge, who also appears on the Bravo show.
Barney, who looks like a tiny doll with killer abs—built up, no doubt, from recent workouts at CUT Fitness, her new gym in Orange County, CA—smiled for the cameras and patiently answered questions from the crowd. (See photos here) Not at all the mean girl—that’s a reputation she’s earned unfairly, said Barney in an earlier interview—-she embraced fans and opened gifts from strangers, mostly women in cocktail dresses who looked vaguely celebrity-like themselves.
With just a sprinkling of actual celebs in attendance—-Amy Poliakoff from “Gallery Girls” and New Rochelle native Robin Kassner, who’s appeared twice on “Millionaire Matchmaker”—the event became a sort of celebrity hunt, as guests elbowed each other and stared. “Who is that guy?” said one woman, pointing to a muscular dude who looked like he might be somebody.
Barney, however, was happy to do her part as the celebrity-who-mingles-with-regular-people, happily talking to anyone at all.
Just how involved is her fiancé in the wedding plans?
“Eddie’s like, ‘Don’t include me, just tell me where to show up,’ ‘’ she said, adding that he’s not at all eager to go cake-tasting.
Nevertheless, plans are coming along nicely for Barney and Judge’s June wedding. “It’ll be mild…in an Orange County sort of way,” she said. She’s considering an old Hollywood style wedding, with a big band and swing music, or possibly a beach wedding at Montage Laguna Beach, a luxurious Orange County waterfront hotel.
No doubt Barney will leave her purple hair extensions at home.
Everyone had a blast last night at the packed bachelorette party given by RHOC's Tamra Barney at the fab and trendy NoMa Social in New Rochelle, N.Y.
Tickets to the three-hour event were available to the public for $100 each so many of Tamra's fans grabbed the opportunity. It was sold out. More than 200 people were there including Bravo's Amy Poliakoff of "Gallery Girls" and Robin Kassner of the infamous "Hello Kitty" episode of "Millionaire Matchmaker."
"NoMa Social was so much fun and it was so great to meet so many of my East Coast friends," Tamra told Examiner.com when the night was over. Btw she was dressed in a super sexy black body con mini dress with metal detailing, matching earrings and strappy stilettos.
A great time was certainly had by all. Guests enjoyed lively music provided by a DJ, delicious tapas, an open bar, specialty drinks made by Cuca Fresca and Viva Diva Wines, a fashion show and tarot card readings. Very Lovely Soles even launched its show line at the party.
Guests also went home very happy. Their "party favors" were gift certificates from NoMa Social, Very Lovely Soles and Royal Brat, bottles of Viva Diva Moscato, some very naughty Truly Scrumptious penis cookies, Royal Broken Gypsy Bracelets, Housewifestyle.com t-shirts, It Really Works Body Wraps, Heart Boobs.org gift packs and a $100 off coupon for Botox from White Plains, N.Y. plastic surgeon, Dr. Robert Ciardullo.
And guess what Examiner.com fans. Mention Examiner and you can also get a $100 discount off a Botox procedure from Dr. Cardullo.
This "Real Housewives of Orange County" star sure knows how to party New York style! Her marriage to fiance Eddie Judge is planned for this summer.
Tell us if you think the twice-married Tamra has finally found the right mate.
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Tamra Barney, star of the reality show "Real Housewives of Orange County," hosts her bachelorette party at the NoMa Social Lounge inside the Radisson Hotel in New Rochelle. (Feb. 27, 2013)
From left, Colby Brock, owner of NoMa Social Lounge; publicist Robyn Santiago; Tamra Barney, star on the reality show "Real Housewives of Orange County;" and celebrity hair stylist Julias Michael pose for a photo before Barney's bachelorette party at the NoMa Social Lounge inside the Radisson Hotel in New Rochelle. (Feb. 27, 2013) Photo Credit: Faye Murman
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Photo credit: Alex Martinez/Bravo | Tamra Barney is a star of Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Orange County.""The Real Housewives of Orange County" star Tamra Barney, whose relationship with Eddie Judge has been featured on the show, is heading to New Rochelle and opening her bachelorette party to the public.
From 7 to 10 tonight, NoMa Social will host Westchester County's first public appearance by a cast member of "The Real Housewives of Orange County" (1 Radisson Plaza, New Rochelle, 914-576-4141, www.nomasocial.com).
DJ Spinbad and a Gypsy Kings cover band will provide the soundtrack for the event, which will also feature an open bar with specialty drinks, Mediterranean tapas by NoMa executive chef Bill Rosenberg, gift bags and party favors.
Colby Brock, the owner of NoMa, told Newsday Westchester the "chic, sophisticated setting" of the part-restaurant, part-club is a perfect fit for the event.
"Tamra selected NoMa Social to host her bachelorette party via referral from other celebrities that are a part of the 'Housewives' national brand," Brock said. "Both Tamra and the team at NoMa Social felt the location was perfectly suited for the mood she wanted to evoke for her big bachelorette party."
Barney's not the only "Real Housewives" star with a Hudson Valley connection. Carole Radziwill, who stars on "The Real Housewives of New York City," grew up in Suffern.
But why's Barney's big event taking place on a Wednesday night, rather than a Friday or Saturday night?
According to Brock, "Tamra recently opened her new fitness studio, C.U.T. Fitness in Orange County. Her client book is extremely full on the weekends, so a weekday event worked best for her schedule."
Tickets are $100 apiece and only 200 public tickets are available. They can be purchased at NoMaSocial.eventbrite.com or www.NoMaSocial.com.
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GREENWICH, CT. – NoMa Social is a unique lounge and restaurant located in New Rochelle, New York, known for it’s critically acclaimed menus and interactive and relaxed atmosphere. NoMa Social brings sophistication to each and every dining experience, pleasing critics and customers alike.
NoMa Social, known for its vibrant décor and unique dining experience has been recognized by the New York Times, Zagat, Journal News, Westchester Magazine, and Restaurant.com - to name a few. The restaurant has been gaining positive recognition for its delicious Mediterranean menu, courtesy of Chef Bill Rosenberg, who brings an originality and flavor to his dishes that are all his own. The New York Times Review described the menu as “deliriously good.”
On Friday, March 1st, 2013, NoMa Social has the honor of sponsoring the 28th annual Great Chefs Fundraiser in Greenwich, CT. The goal of the fundraiser is to benefit the Community Health and Greenwich Hospital, which offers various education programs, healthcare screenings, and support groups to the community. Restaurants and chefs from all around the Connecticut and New York areas are participating in the festivities, each with their own individual stations featuring a few of their favorite dishes. With an expectation of 600 guests, the feast is going to be memorable event that NoMa Social and Chef Bill Rosenberg are excited to be a part of.
ABOUT NOMA SOCIAL:
NoMa Social is an upscale, modern lounge and restaurant. The location isn’t only a local hot spot, but is also convenient to any guests staying at the Radisson Hotel in New Rochelle, NY. NoMa provides guests with a unique experience that is sure to meet even the highest of standards.
For more information visit http://www.nomasocial.com/ or call (914) 576-4141.
NEW ROCHELLE, NY. – NoMa Social in New Rochelle, has been gaining positive recognition for its delicious Mediterranean menu, courtesy of Chef Bill Rosenberg, and its interactive and relaxed modern atmosphere. NoMa Social, known for its vibrant décor and unique dining experience has been recognized by the New York Times, Zagat, Journal News, Westchester Magazine, and Restaurant.com- to name a few.
Now, NoMa Social is being awarded the 2013 Carlson Brand Renovation of the Year Award, in honor of the impressive improvements the restaurant has made to its sophisticated atmosphere. The prestigious award recognizes the efforts and success of the stylish renovations, and the importance NoMa Social places on the comfort and satisfaction of their customers. Colby Brock, interior designer and project manager for NoMa Social has been responsible for overseeing the multi million-dollar transformations the restaurant has seen in the past few years. She is proud to be a big reason NoMa Social has the honor of receiving these recognitions. NoMa Social also won Carlson’s 2012 Corporate “Renovation Excellence Award” for the same distinction. These awards are a high honor for NoMa Social and the restaurant is proud to set the standards for a quality dining experience in the area two years in a row.
Tamra Barney is inviting fans to celebrate her upcoming wedding with a Bachelorette Party later this month. Presented by Illumination PR, the celebration is on February 27. Barney tells news “NoMa Social in New Rochelle will be hosting [...my] bachelorette party. To attend RSVP here.
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