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"One of my favorite mantras," Countess Luann deLesseps of Real Housewives of New York, wrote last Tuesday on her blog, "is 'if you don’t take care of yourself, nobody else will.'" Perhaps that is what is motivating her move to reunite with the Count. The Countess, who likes to give unprompted advice to women on their love lives, is having some problems of her own. From our favorite social chronicler David Patrick Columbia's NYSocialDiary:
"Word comes from across the sea, that New York Housewives’ Luann deLesseps has flown off (desperately?) to Europe to see husband Alex in an attempt to save their crumbling marriage. Alex, the Count de Lesseps has, it is said on the streets of Geneva, taken up with a beautiful Ethiopian beauty who is not only quite a bit younger than he but also quite a bit younger than his wife.
"In the meantime, the sixty-something count has slimmed down, tanned up and looks years younger, according to friends, which once again raises the age-old question: Ain’t love grand?"
We cannot fail to note that the Countess, who has a book coming out later this month on the subject of Etiquette, counselled on her blog two weeks ago:
"This week on the Real Housewives of New York City, I gave Bethenny advice on how important it is to be a bit of a damsel in distress at times. I think women are doing so much today career-wise and otherwise that they often forget that men like to feel needed."
Other tips on the blog -- though not all -- include: "look into his eyes a few beats longer," "Talk in a soft, low, provocative voice," and "Leave him wanting more." The full story on NYSocialDiary.