The van Kempens return from the Hamptons to start packing for their annual vacation in St. Barts, while getting their house ready for a major home renovation. Jill begins a massive re-design of her entire home, with help from gay husband Brad. Bethenny does a photo shoot for Social Life magazine, and to her surprise, they decide to put her on the cover. LuAnn tells Bethenny that she is writing a book on manners and etiquette, though Bethenny disagrees on whether she is an expert on the topic. LuAnn organizes a charity event at Hope Lodge and invites Ramona, Bethenny and Jill to help out. During the event, Ramona and LuAnn butt heads over one of Ramona's "tell it like it is" remarks, and Bethenny gets upset by a comment that LuAnn makes about her Social Life magazine cover. At the Social Life party, the other Housewives come out to support Bethenny, but the comment that LuAnn made does not go unnoticed.