Next week the Jackie saga continues with my struggle to get the Bel Air job finished, and my bigger struggle to get paid.
I was very surprised when Jeff agreed to take up Jackie's slack and "finance" her remodel. I would have never though that he would stick his neck out for a client. That seems very un-Jeff-like. Too much of a risk in my opinion. That Jackie girl is a flake, and not to be trusted to repay anybody. She doesn't even want to DISCUSS money. Jeff, what were you thinking?
Jeff, Love your show and that Zoila is a hoot!. If you ever get rid of her I will stop watching the show. I love the interaction between you and her, I can tell that you really care for her and she for you. Keep up the good work and stay handson, you sexy thang you!.
Jeff, good luck with everything I hope you grow your business because it seems as if you are growing too (emotionally). Keep on rockin, love love love Flipping Out!!!
Jeff Love the show I never miss a one. Don't ever do anything to run Jenni or Zolia off you need them. Give them both a bonus. They deserve it. That Jackie (the blond heifer) is going to stiff you, just wait. I hope you drag her fat butt to court to get your money.
Jeff - you need Jenni....she's your soulmate. The show wouldn't be the same without her.... love ya!!!!
I just happened upon your show 2 weeks ago while sick in bed....and just LOVE it. Now I'm a watcher!! Jeff, loved when you hired your friend as your assistant, although no longer employed by you....love they way you don't say anything, but just stare eyes wide open, LOL. Jennie, you have alot of patience, haha. Anyway, you're all great and I wish you lots of luck with your business and your show.
Jeff, when the heck are you going to dump Vlad. He is a liar and a cheat. Why do you put up with him and yet complain when someone needs more than 60 seconds to pee and change a tampon?
HI, JEFF. I JUST LOVE YOU TO PIECES, AND YOU ARE THE SEXIEST WHITE MAN ON TV. I, HOPE YOU FIND A MAN SOON SO YOU CAN FINALLY BE HAPPY AND ALOOF. LOVE YOU JEFF A, SISTA FROM THE HOOD. COOKIE FROM BALTIMORE.
Jeff, I can not tell you, how much your show and staff mean to me , I am homebound and look forward to your humor, wisdom, insight and vision..each episode.... You are a beautiful man and I can see you are really present in the Moment and your creative energy is so wonderful to see in action.... You Rock guy.......
Love the show and notice you eat Baja Fresh all the time. Do they sponsor you and do you love it as much as I do?
You need to drop Ryan and move Jenni up. Think she would step up to the challenge and drop the acting idea? There is only so much mileage she can get out of looking like JLD.
I do. I don't know why but i ♥ Jeff Lewis. The guy is addictive. He is an complete lunatic but he is an insanely charming lunatic. I just wanna hug him and then haul his ass to therapy. And then I wanna be a fly on the wall in that therapy because , hands down, JL is the funniest man alive.
I am so proud of the way that you acted with the Jackie phone call. There was NO way in this life did you say one thing to set her off. She is short on funds and will not admit to it. I hope you get your $25k back. It is also wonderful that you acknowledged the way Jen took over. She did a wonderful job. As for Ryan he has stabbed you in the back time and time again. He has gone as is still going behind your back. You need to break away and move on. You do not need him you have a wonderful team (would be better with me)righ now.
The show is hilarious. I wish I had the nerve to be that direct with people.
Can you call Zoila by the name Rosario a few times for me? That would be great.
My favorite things in last night's episode: the comment this isn't melrose place and your not amanda woodward (to jenni), That whole bacon ordeal- why did Zoila tape that thing to your head?, jeff & dad (so cute), Vlad's tantrum (will he be stopped soon?) He is truly creepy - I love your show!
Your relationship with Ziola reminds me so much of "Karen" and "Consuela"'s relationship on Will and Grace series.... LOVE IT!
Jeff, Zoila didn't try to kill you. There are much more efficient ways than old bacon. ;-) Either way, glad you're feeling better. I doubt there is much you can't overcome, anyway. And I agree with Janis, Jackie doesn't have the funds to pay for the project which is most likely why she gets so defensive when talking about money.
I respect you as a person...but you lost cool points. You are crossing boundaries. It is obvious that you are in a tight spot with this Jackie client. However, if you start financing one client then you will be financing all clients. You have to draw the line and from now on...you should get down payment of at least 30 percent. She just wanted to be on TV...she does not have the money...it is her husband's money and she think that she is entitled to 1/2.
Good luck....chalk this up to a lesson learn and move forward....
jeff, love your show but i din't like it when you call zoila a bitch,show some respect,she is old enough to be your mom. watch out with that botox jackie, i used to work in construction wish we had a contractor that care for us,as you do for the sub-contractors.
Jeff, I think your show is great. I find my self wanting to send a resume to you, do to the incompitence of some of your workers. I love your drive and how you know where you want to go and the fact that your are in the drivers seat and dealing with what ever obstacles get in your way. So I am wondering if you read these and if you will send an email reply?
P.S. Love the self portrait of you.
Thank you for your time
I love your show,I love you guys... Jeff,Jenny and Zoila!! Hey Jeff have you ever thought about marring Jenny? I know you said you gay,but I just thinkiing You and Jenny make a good team I really didn't get to see the whole show , only tail end of it, where you say Zoila poisoned you ,she looked so sad because you were saying this, she really care about you Jeff,but I love your honesty I think that what make you so funny and your client doesn't want to talk about money , wow... that bad sign. Jenny did do a good job for you .I think Jenny see you in new light too and realizes how hard your job really is..Your just so amazing Jeff....I can't wait to see you baby sitting...
Jeff, I can totally sympathize. I'm a recruiter and in this economy, it's hard getting clients to pay up! Always a bad sign when they avoid the money talk....means they don't have it. Here's this recruiter's advice...give Jenni that holiday bonus; she's the most loyal employee you'll ever have.
dude, i think Zoila is like Rosario on will and grace. you know, in a surface kind of way. i don't like reality shows except for this one because i was a carpenter for ten years. and yet, it is real honest humor, and i like campy, too. so, i think it's my favorite. i hope you show more construction stuff. and like if the economy was better you might not have to do this. so, it's a good way to learn about business. thanks.
Jeff - Give Jenni a HUGE bonus. Walking on the roof in high heels warrants a raise too! Zoila is an angel and hopefully won't poison you again. Don't provoke her.
I thought it was very generous of Jeff to pay the contractors $25,000 of his own money for Jackie's Bel Air remodel. I think he did it to maintain the integrity of the Jeff Lewis name, which is honorable. Possibly stupid, but generous and honorable nonetheless. Jenni did step up when Jeff was sick and handled both Jackie and Vlad - go Jenni! I realize the viewers don't see all that goes on at Jeff Lewis Design but I can't see how Jeff could question Jenni's allegiance to him when she has stuck around for 8 years while it's been a revolving door with everyone else. LOVE the drama over the bacon incident. Zoila is so funny but I really felt sorry for Jeff (even tho' he called Zoila a bitch). I'm a super huge fan and can't wait for next week's episode!!
Jeff, Glad to see you recovered, next time, go to the hospital right away. Love everyone on the show but after this weeks epi, there is one that is demoted to omfgwtf status.
I realize as a property owner and anal person myself it is hard to give anyone, but yourself control. Especially when you put your hard earned $$$$$ to upgrade of fix a property for someone else's benefit only to be had or put to the run around. so feel your pain.....
Jeff - I wish I could be as straightforward as you are... even though it ticks people off you tell it how it is. I fear that Jackie will not cough up the dough; and I also think the skyproperty is going to stiff you too.
In Re: to Ryan I'm kinda unclear what is going on between the two of you. He's wrapped up in his own business so it's time to just go back to friends and no more mixing business together.
In hiring new staff - hire an agency to screen for you. That way you don't forget those resumes :) All the best to you, Jenni and Zoila!
LOVE LOVE LOVE, the show.. Jeff and Jenni are the best... Zoila is awesome, love her to pieces... I have been watching since season 1 which I stumbled across. I don't think Jeff has OCD, I think he neurotic and I love it... Good Job to Jenni for "handling" Jacki, not sure I would be as calm about 25 grand...
again LOVE LOVE LOVE
Did anyone notice that Jeff did not have a bed skirt on his bed? It looked so weird. That is not like Jeff at all. His attention to detail is flawless; how could he overlook something as basic (and important) as a skirt on his bed. It looked trashy.
UM, VLAD...I TOTALLY TRUST YOU BUT LET ME MEASURE JUST TO MAKE SURE. DON'T STOP GIVING PEOPLE A HARD TIME - YOU ARE GOOD AT IT. IF THEY CAN'T HANDLE THE HEAT - GET OUTTA THE KITCHEN.
I love the camaraderie Jeff exhibits to his staff in a very humorous and subtle way. I think he says what most employers want to say but are afraid of a lawsuit for some whiny discrimination or hostile environment law that protects those that think they are entitled to do what they want and when they want instead of what the employer needs from them. Go, Jeff! If you weren't on TV, I'd definitely try to join your staff (I never did like the camera). Jenni should be happy with the exposure the show is giving her towards her goal of becoming an actress. She truly is a sweetheart.
First; you are right. Jenni is a great asset to you and your company. Second; never provoke anyone who is in charge of your food. =)
I love the show and believe it or not, I love you. You are a GREAT PERSON! When I first started watching I didn't think so. After seeing the things that you go through, I have changed my mind.
I think that you and Jenni should be business partners. In my opinion, she is the most trustworthy! She only has your best interest at heart. I would give her a raise! And, a hug! She is a wonderful person.
Keep up the good work! We all love you!
I thought last nights episode was the best this season! I loved seeing Jennie going into "bitch mode" because she's usually the buffer between Jeff and his clients. I also think my all time favorite line of the series was Jeff saying "this is not Melrose Place and you are not Amanda Woodward". Hilarious! FYI: Jackie seems like too big of a liability to work with!
Your adorable and you know it! hehe total drama queen! too cute how you thought that girl was cute! your eyes lit up when you saw her! hmmmmm
"Near death experience" Oh Jeff, you are such the drama queen!
I'm glad to read what you had to say about Jenni. It shows that you really do appreciate her. And yes, you should definitely give her (and Zoila) a holiday bonus!
Man Jeff if anyone hasnt told you before (ya right) youre a real crack-up. I have the same sense of humor and we would be peeing our pants if we ever got together to shoot the shit!
Giving credit where credit is due?? Jeffy..you ARE growing! ;) And Fate stepped in when Zoilla poisoned you. You were meant to be Far away from the whole 'Jackie' (the Other Jackie;) scene! I think you should give her some vacation time for a reward...!
This Jackie chic's plan backfired bigtime didn't it?..She Must have been having a blonde moment when she decided it was a good idea to have her remodel played out on national television..apparently she only thought of the prestige..maybe even thought she'd be 'discovered' ha! Well dear yes, you were discovered.. to be living beyond your means... and now we all also know you go into complete bitch mode when you have embarrassed yourself..
Oh, in response to Veronicas comment... A Bedskirt?? In Jeff's room?? Are you serious? MAYBE a platform bed.. but not a bedskirt..
Jeff, I just want to say, I can see right through you. You are a closet good guy. You really care deeply for people but you have been burned so many times that it's hard for you to trust. You are a little afraid to let the ones whom you care the most about know it because you feel that they could decieve you, probably because it has happened before. I think that those who are closest to you should know that you appreciate and care for them. If they don't then they must be blind because you never fail to express gratitude in the end.
I also think it's really great the way you never forget about all the ones who work for you, how they have families that need to be taken care of. You truly are a blessing to many people.
Being in the const bus. is tough for us all in this economy. What I do is get a 50% deposit up front, then another 30% around the time the client does one of the final inspections, then the last 20% when keys are turned over. It's in my contract so there's no question when I'll get paid. I pay all the subs and it gives me more control over what they are doing and when. If they didn't finish and do it right, they don't get paid until it is right and the mistakes they make comes out of their pockets. So they usually don't make many.
Good Luck and keep up the good work, Love Lisa
Hi Mr. Lewis, I just love your show, and your dry sense of humor. You are a breath of fresh air to the whole reality show scene. My husband even sits through it!!!! I so enjoyed your interview about the deportation, so funny!!!!! Keep up the great work, and you have a loyal, and long time fan!!!! xxxooo
Jeff, I am wondering where you purchased the multi-colored striped wall hanging you have in Valley Oak? I really love it and would like to find one like that but in green. Any suggestions?
PS love the show
Love your show. Very real. Jenni did step up to the plate when you needed her...Great Job !! You owe her a big bonus. And Zoilia watch out...don't bite the hand that feeds you...be nice. She deserves a big bonus too..just for putting up with your madness. Remember not everyone can be as perfect as you !!! ROFLMAS
jeff, you are awesome. good business man. loyal friend. honest person. talented designer. hilariously good entertainment. ryan, on the other hand is a douchebag. zoila didn't try killing you....just keeping you in check.
I couldn't fiqure out why I liked Jeff Lewis so much until I watched the show the other night and saw a similarity to myself...I laughed out loud when I realized "I'm Just Like Jeff" in a girl's body! I totally get that he expects perfection from everyone and what is wrong with that? Way too funny and yet so very real...thanks for being yourself Jeff, you make my night when you are on!
Zoila would never poison you on purpose! I think you are like her son, she made me smile when she stroked your head and taped on your cool cloth! Jenni, is like your best friend! She is your alter ego! Go Jenni kicking butt, when you were down! I just love ya Jeff!