Quick FactsProfessionHousewife, Restaurateur, Lifestyle Aficionado WebsiteLisa's Site
This charming and witty Brit has only been in the U.S. for seven years but has already made her mark in Beverly Hills. Lisa Vanderpump was born and raised in London but lived in Monte Carlo and the South of France before moving to California. Married to her husband Ken Todd, the couple celebrated their thirty year anniversary this summer. Lisa and Ken have two children Pandora (26) and Max (20), plus their four dogs that they also consider their babies. While in Europe, Lisa designed various homes, yachts and all twenty-six bars and restaurants that the couple owned in London and she hasn't slowed down now that she is in the states. Lisa currently owns two restaurants, Villa Blanca, a celebrity hangout, and Sur in West Hollywood, which she just recently redesigned. Design is her passion, but she also writes a page each month for Beverly Hills Lifestyle magazine and launched her first book in October 2011 entitled, Simply Divine, about simple but gorgeous entertaining. In addition, she also has her own skin care line, "Epione.” Lisa is candid about the fact that she spends every night in bed with a gigolo, also known as her pint-sized pup Giggy.
As SUR’s co-owner, creator, designer and boss, Lisa has the task of wrangling the restaurant's staff of dynamic but reckless employees. Although Lisa and Ken have owned 26 restaurants and bars in their native London and Los Angeles, SUR stands out for its sexy atmosphere and backstage fireworks. Lisa constantly tries to instill her values of hard work and professionalism to the SUR staff, who view her as a tough but caring mentor. Still, everyone knows that when a server crosses the line, Lisa's unafraid to crack the whip. . .or hand out the pink slip.