Lisa Vanderpump: I'm Probably a Nightmare to Work For
The 'RHOBH' star opens up about her work philosophy.
Lisa Vanderpump oversees a successful restaurant empire in Beverly Hills—and it takes tough leadership to stay on top.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, who also has her own series which chronicles her business ventures, Vanderpump Rules, admitted that she has her own tough-as-nails style for making sure her employees get stuff done.
"I don't think I’m a perfectionist because if you try for perfection, it’s too much pressure," she told the L.A. Times. "But I’m probably a nightmare to work for. I mean, when I go into PUMP, for instance, I’ll say, 'Why isn’t the music on? Why aren’t the lights set up? Why aren’t the flowers over here?' I tend to tell people something once and then I expect that it will be done correctly from that moment on. But I can’t help it—I see things other people don’t and I know how to fix it, how to make it look better. I don’t know how I know that, I just do."
While she may be tough when it comes to running her businesses, it seems that this isn't the case when it comes to living her life. You can probably credit her European upbringing.
"For one thing, people are more relaxed about alcohol in France," she said, joking, "Here, if you have a glass of wine at lunch, everyone wonders if you’re on your way to Betty Ford. But generally, I think people here are more PC and worry far more. Even if I don’t hear them, I know who the Europeans are in my restaurants. They’re not in a hurry, they take longer with their meals, they actually look over the wine menu."
With Vanderpump Rules currently airing and the new season of RHOBH kicking off on November 18, Lisa admitted that despite her parties sometimes turning into a hot mess of Real Housewives drama, she had no plans to change her glamorous party-throwing style. And her fans have a lot to do with that.
"No!" she said. "I will never feel that way. I just couldn’t do that. I remember one time in particular, I think it was in Season 2, when I had this lovely tea party. And all the women came over and suddenly they all started having a go at me! And I’m thinking, 'What?! Where?? What’s happening?!' And my heart was absolutely breaking, but then people wrote in and said things like 'I loved your smorgasbord' and 'Your table was so pretty.' So, you see, people do appreciate these things!"
Lisa, who also just launched her own housewares lines, also offered up her own take on her feminine style—and her love for the color pink.
"I was born that way," she said. "I’ve always loved it, always. But I do want to point out that if you look at my house—it’s been seen on the series—though, it’s not Barbie pink. The roses on the table might be pink and there might be a few bits of petal pink in the accessories, but it’s really very neutral, there’s a lot of white. I don’t have twee taste at all."
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[Source: L.A. Times]