Dina Manzo With Catherine Ommanney, Sonja Tremont-Morgan,
Kathy Wakile And Rosie Pierri

Real Housewives of New York City star Sonja Tremont-Morgan’s catering and event planning company, Sonja in the City, hosted an exclusive party at Bobby Van’s “The Vault” Grill the other night, to celebrate the release of D.C. Housewife and author Catherine Ommanney’s new book, “The Gift.” Sonja rallied her fellow Bravo reality television stars, Mary Amons (Real Housewives of D.C.), Rosie Pierri, Rich and Kathy Wakile (Real Housewives of New Jersey), Adriana De Moura (Real Housewives of Miami) and Michael Lorber (Million Dollar Listing New York), as well as former New Jersey Housewife Dina Manzo (Dina’s Party, HGTV) to support Ommanney for the release of her sequel to “Inbox Full.”

The Vault At Bobby Van's Steak House

“The Vault,” located across from the New York Stock Exchange on the lower level at 25 Broad Street, is J.P. Morgan’s original bank vault, which was installed by Remington & Sherman Co. in 1902. Guests were transported back in time as they walked through The Vault’s six-foot circular door, into a spectacular room lined with the original antique copper safety deposit boxes.

Bobby Van’s Steakhouse owner Joseph Smith was available to share some of the history behind the vault, which thrilled Tremont-Morgan, who was married to J.P. Morgan's great grandson, John Adams Morgan, and whose daughter is the great great granddaughter of J.P. Morgan. In keeping with the venue’s iconic nature, Tremont-Morgan’s channeled Marilyn Monroe in a short, curly, blond wig styled by Angelo David Couture Wigs and a curve hugging dress by Lorena Sarbu.

Guests enjoyed a variety of hors d’oeuvres, tasted classic cocktails with a twist from Brugal Rum and sipped on Ramona Singer’s Pinot Grigio while mingling and congratulating Ommanney on her sophomore release, “The Gift.” Told in diary form, “The Gift” chronicles Ommanney’s excitement and pain over three pivotal years as she and her young daughters move from London to live with her new White House photographer husband in Washington, D.C., and she is fast-tracked into The Real Housewives of D.C., only to have her dream of living happily ever after shattered into pieces.

ABOUT CATHERINE OMMANNEY: Author of the biography, Inbox Full, and mother of two daughters, Jade and Ruby, Cat arrived in the States in August 2008, after a seven month whirlwind romance with her childhood sweetheart. Within months, her wit, sharp tongue, no-nonsense attitude and the ability to make a statement led to her being chosen to be part of Bravo’s hit series Real Housewives of D.C. She has gained a legion of fans across the globe for her genuine and refreshing character whose honesty, courage and strength (and sometimes big mouth!) put the ‘real’ back into reality TV. Love her, or hate her, she has entertained millions!

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ABOUT SONJA TREMONT-MORGAN: As the new fan favorite and the voice of reason on Bravo’s Real Housewives of New York City, Sonja Tremont-Morgan represents ‘housewife’ in every sense of the world. Stately, sexy, sassy and just plain entertaining, she shops for bargains, designs her own floral arrangements, and even gives her toaster oven cooking and red carpet ready in 20 minute demonstrations across the country! As a single mom with a taste for luxury that is balanced by her Berkshire sensibilities, she proves again and again, it’s not how much you spend, but what you select, and how you use it that makes the difference. In addition to her post as fashion contributor to Star Magazine, Tremont-Morgan utilized her three decades of international entertaining experience to launch her Catering and Event Planning company, Sonja In The City. Hospitality is her passion and she enjoys every event, from the intimate to corporate events numbering in the thousands!

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ABOUT BOBBY VAN’S: Piano player Bobby Van opened his first restaurant in Bridgehampton, NY, in the summer of 1969, attracting musicians, poets, writers and celebrities. Bobby Van's quickly grew into a thriving year-round restaurant, building a legacy of quality food, service and classic atmosphere that was passed down when Bobby Van retired in 1992, handing the reigns to four long-time friends and seasoned restaurateurs: Joseph Smith, Joe Hickey, Richard Passarelli, and Joe Phair. The Bobby Van’s family has since grown to include Bobby Van’s Steakhouse and Grill on Broad Street in the financial district, Bobby Van’s Grill on East 54th Street, two Times Square locations on West 45th Street and West 50th Street, two D.C. locations, an airport restaurant at JFK, and a take-out burger joint called BV's Burger, also in Times Square. Bobby Van's proudly serves Prime USDA beef, fresh seafood, and the finest ingredients in all of our locations.

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 Photos Courtesy Of: Project Captured