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'They're Keeping it Real in SLC' - RHOSLC 'Sundance City' recap

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Posted at 2:48 PM, Dec 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-17 18:36:04-05

SPOILER ALERT: The following contains spoilers for Season 1 Episode 6 of "The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City"

FOX 13 web team members Melanie Porter and David Wells are watching "The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City" and giving you their real reactions. Melanie is a real "Real Housewives" fan, and Dave deliberately steered clear of it until now. Melanie and Dave are "Keeping it Real in Salt Lake City."

MELANIE'S REVIEW
This week was a very lighthearted and fun episode! We got a taste of the luxury parties and events behind the Sundance Film Festival.

Now, I have never been to Sundance (or Park City for that matter.) I'm new-ish to Utah, so this was a very eye opening episode to me.

Whitney threw another party for her husband - it was effortlessly chic and over-the-top, but at this point, do we expect anything less from Whitney?? I think not.

Jen also threw a party. I thought it was more focused and better put together than the first party at the beginning of the season and a sweet gesture to host a party for her cousin. Through the past few episodes, we have really seen Jen's loyalty to her family.

On a different note about family, Mary had a moment with a distant relative who works for her. They seemed to be having fun hula-hooping and roller skating around the house (looked like so much fun.) Then Mary revealed she doesn't know much about her relative's life, it is more of a professional relationship. A little odd, but every family has their own situations so whatever floats her boat.

And then there's Lisa. Oh Lisa. The self proclaimed queen of Sundance. I'm sure she was so busy which is why we didn't see as much of her this episode. I liked the peel away feature of the one event where peel away stickers were lined on the wall and guests could grab a sticker for a prize on the back. Pretty cool for a party and practical decor is my jam.

We saw a different side of Heather this episode also. Heather seemed to be feeling a little bit insecure about her identity and life. She and Whitney got together to chat about it and I loved how Whitney told Heather to basically stop making excuses and start living life however she wants - no matter what others may think.

Really interesting episode and much more fun to watch this week. The fancy dresses and over-the-top parties are part of the reason why I watch The Real Housewife Franchise, so I was super content with this episode.

DAVE'S REVIEW
I'm a little pressed for time today, so this will have to be a brief review. Episode 6 gave us an insider's perspective into the massive amount of work that goes into planning events at the Sundance Film Festival.

Lisa's marketing company, Luxe Marketing, produced several events throughout the 10-day festival earlier this year. We only get to see a few small slivers of Lisa's work, but it's clear that she brings strong ambitions to each of her projects.

Whitney threw another fun-looking party. This time, it was a birthday party for her husband, Justin. Partygoers gathered at the Rose household and boarded a "party bus" for grand soiree in Park City. Whitney's parties always make me jealous of her invitees.

Mary easily takes the cake for the funniest moment in the episode. I won't spoil it, but involves roller skates AND a hula hoop.

All in all, this was a fun episode. It was much-needed after last week's downer.

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