“I haven’t even packed yet,” says Real Housewives of Toronto’s Kara Alloway at a liquid lunch on Sunday. “I leave for LA in the morning.”
Alloway, a native of Ontario, is no stranger to Lala Land. “I used to live with Kyle Richards,” she says. “We were in acting classes together. We studied under John de Lancie from Star Trek fame.” It was at La Scala with Kyle when Kara met Skinnygirl mogul Bethenny Frankel.
Kara comments on other Real Housewives connections. “Jill Zarin has reached out to me. She’s doing a new show with Joyce Giraud, such lovely women,” she gushes.
When asked her reasons for travelling to Los Angeles, Alloway says she has a production meeting of her own. “I’m meeting with producers about a project that is six years in the making. Real Housewives of Toronto has helped push this production meeting in fast forward. Thank you, Real Housewives of Toronto!”
Contrary to popular belief, Kara has a drink just like anyone else. “Let’s have a glass of bubbles,” she giggles. “It’s a square meal in a round glass. I like shots and wine just like the other ladies. But Kyle advised me not to drink on camera. And I believe that’s sound advice.”
Squashing all rumours about her reluctance to attend a reunion she plans on leaving room in her suitcase for a designer dress. “I would love a RHOT reunion. I’d wear yellow. It’s such a bright and fun color for me right now. I’m definitely buying a new yellow bag in LA… Lala Land yellow.”
What does Alloway expect from a RHOT reunion? “The truth,” she says… sips champagne.
What does she expect from LA? Kara plans to attend the newly-opened Felix in LA with international restauranteur Janet Zuccarini. “Janet is a friend of mine. We were child actresses and co-starred in Jacob Two-Two Meets The Hooded Fang by Mordecai Richler. I’m also meeting with Canadian Grammy winner Adam Messinger while I’m there.”
With her sights set on stardom, she keeps both feet on the ground. Humility and humanity are her handles on life. “Charity is my passion,” shares Kara. “I consider myself a conduit for donations.”
On that note, Alloway agreed to help partner with FemmeFoyer.ca on an upcoming food drive for the local HIV/AIDS community. Fruits and Vegetables Endowment (FAVE) will launch this fall in Toronto. FemmeFoyer.ca has successfully executed food drives for AIDS VANCOUVER with RHOV’s Ronnie Negus, Reiko Mackenzie, Robin Reichman, Jody Claman (plus Neda Kalantar and Bif Naked). We look forward to feeding hundreds more families via the Real Housewives brand in Canada.
Alloway’s the queen of pop-culture. Meeting her was like blowing Bubbalicious between Helen Gurley Brown quotes. Kara remembered my birthday and brought a present (from YSL). She even put me in her birthday app and promised an autographed Mamma Agata cookbook. She refused to give me her latest novelty phone case. Her Windex bottled iPhone is notorious since episode 8. Sipping tea over a round of Real Housewives Guess Who she exclaims, “Is your person Kyle!?”
Kara for the win.