by Nicki Gostin
You know it’s a Real Housewives party when the goody bag includes a discount for Botox. That and some other fun items like a bracelet and t-shirt were given to guests at Tamra Barney’s hen night at NoMa Social in New Rochelle on February 27th.
This isn’t the first time the Orange County Housewife celebrated her upcoming nupitals to Eddie Judge, though. Viewers can catch a glimpse of the debauchery that occurred at her first bachelorette party in this sneak peek of Season 8, premiering April 1st at 8/7c.
"Let's just say the strippers in Mexico are a little bit raunchy!" the mom of four told Life & Style magazine.
Unfortunately none of the other Housewives were in attendance, but not because they didn’t want to be.
"It was too hard for most of them to get here," she said. "We're still filming at home, so it's hard to get away. I wanted Vicki [Gunvalson] to come with me, I really did. It just couldn't happen. Everybody's schedules are so busy."
Naturally, Tamra, is having at least three different dresses stitched for the big day in addition to her two bachelorette parties.
“They're all designed by Mark Zunino, who designs for Kleinfeld," the Housewife told the mag,"A bridal one, reception one and an end of the party one."
The O.C. gang are all invited and expected to attend, but as Tamra says sagely, “That could change!”
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Source: Life & Style Magazine
Talk about a Housewife shindig!
Before walking down the aisle to meet fiancé Eddie Judge**, Real Housewives of Orange County**'s Tamra Barney had one fab bachelorette party -- and Life & Style was lucky enough to be part of it.
Held at NoMa Social in New Rochelle, N.Y., the 45-year-old and some of her closest pals kicked back and partied the night away.
"My friends told me it was a great place to have it. I trust them so I said let's do it!" Tamra exclusively tells Life & Style about why she picked the venue.
Wearing a tight leather cocktail dress, the engaged reality star looked amazing and couldn't have been happier. But who was not in attendance? Her co-Housewives!
"It was too hard for most of them to get here," she shares. "We're still filming at home, so it's hard to get away. I wanted Vicki [Gunvalson] to come with me, I really did. It just couldn't happen. Everybody's schedules are so busy."
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But that doesn't mean the ladies aren't supportive. In fact, they attended Tamra's first bachelorette party on the west coast, which is set to air on the Bravo show come April 1. "Let's just say the strippers in Mexico are a little bit raunchy!" she says.
As for her east coast bash, the blonde beauty said she was concentrating on "just having fun."
Guests at the event got quite a goody bag at the end of the night, which included Broken Gypsy bracelets, gift certificates for NoMa social, Housewifestyle.com T-shirts and $100 off Botox from Dr. Ciardullo.
So what can we expect from her upcoming nuptials to Eddie? "It's going to be big. I'm having at least three different dresses! They're all designed by Mark Zunino, who designs for Kleinfeld," the mom of four shares, adding, "A bridal one, reception one and an end of the party one."
It's certainly turning out to be quite an event with co-star Heather Dubrow singing on the big day. "People don't know that she's been a singer most of her life," Tamra shares.
The rest of the ladies are all set to attend for now, though Tamra says, "but that could change!"
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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.
Get the deets and see video from “Real Housewives” star Tamra Barney’s bachelorette party in New Rochelle
by LINDA LOMBROSO AND ANDREW KLAPPHOLZ
Posted by: Latoya West - Posted in Celebrity Appearances
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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by Chris Serico
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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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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