Well hello again. This week's episode had a very different energy. I know for me it was much more personal and at times it was strange to watch as I let emotions fall freely without thought as to the multitude of people watching.
I entered into this forum with the blessing of my children, but I know as my son watched the screen transfixed by his mother talking so openly about a subject so personal to him, he found himself placed in a unique situation that I had led him into.
When he surprised me on my birthday.I felt as any mother would, that him arriving unexpectedly was the most a mother could wish for. To hold him as he greeted me was overwhelming, and the pride I felt when he showed me the guitar that he had worked on so diligently was a moment that I captured not only in my heart but now forever documented on film. That is what I have loved about this experience -- that sometimes there are these rare moments that otherwise would be lost in your catalogue of memories that we try to hold onto....
Anyway back to the ladies.
Camille trotted off to her paradise in Hawaii still blissfully unaware of the storm brewing with regard to her marriage, and Kyle and Taylor prepared for their respective daughters' parties. To see Taylor buying diamonds for a four-year-old was something I wasn't expecting, and the planning that went into this event was amazing,
I have to add that I find the whole children's birthday extravaganzas ridiculous. Taylor's party for her daughter was exquisite, but begs the question as to what she is going to do for the child's 18th! Kyle's party for Portia was more down to earth, but I still feel that one doesn't have to indulge kids who really don't have a clue what on earth all the fuss is about.
I cannot fathom spending $50,000 on a four-year-old's birthday, and caught the remark from Taylor that I would maybe rather spend it on shoes. Well actually, darling, if you happen to read this, I work too hard for my money to be as whimsical or downright stupid as that. Anyway moving on .... We are in this episode in the middle of a potentially disastrous situation as the misunderstanding between Kyle and Camille is festering and still unresolved, so stay tuned and I will see you next week, but prepare yourself as we start our rapid decline into unchartered waters!
Love you Lisa! You are such a wonderful person, mom and wife and most of all dog lover! I want to be just like you. You seem real and it shows how much you love your children and life. I think Max is so lucky to have the opportunity to attend MI and you holding back to let me make the right decisions. As I watch your tour through MI I thought of my youngest son who would love this same opportunity. So, please keep us posted on Max. I am sure he is destine to do great things.
I loved you before, I love you even more tonight. To see you with your family moved me. What a special relationship you have with your son :) I felt the love. Encourage him to nurture his gifts. We as parents have to applaud all their achievements. Life is so short. Cheers.
Lisa..LOVE LOVE LOVE your style....Ken was a client of mine on N Bedfod Dr. ( don't want to disclose the location)..say HELLO from your old banker :) and JIGGY is the cutest thing ever, I have a picture in my cell phone back from January...LOVE THE SHOW, LOVE YOU GUYS...
You and Kyle are so great and also SO real. Despite the amount of money you have, you're still so cool and down to earth which is very refreshing.I never thought I would be able to relate to any of the women in this season but I was wrong. You, Kyle, Kim and Adrian are all great with your children. Watching Taylor and Chamille is just mindboggling to a mother and after watching you with your family, it really irked me to hear what Taylor said. Anyways, I can't wait to watch more and to listen to your accent! You're sense of humor is great! :)
You are such an amazing mom! The love you have for your children really shined through in this episode and many times it brought me to tears. Just seeing and hearing the emotion in your voice when Max showed up, told me just how much you love your children. Keep up the good work! I am sure Max will turn out to be a wonderful and successful person with you by his side. :)
~"Whatever happened to Pin The Tail On The Donkey?"...hahahaha...absolutely the BEST comment ever!!!!!~
~I enjoy you and your family (and doggies) more and more every episode..and..I don't care what the "Poll" results are on Andy's show..YOU are the WINNER and the reason I watch RHBH~;)
~Hugs to you and of course "Jiggy"..btw...is the correct spelling with a "J"..or..a "G"???~
Lisa, its appearant tothe viewers you have been blessed with much, but still have the skills of a great parent and a lady. After a certain age I feel throwing a big party for one is annoying, you lunch with family like a lady!!! You also think 50'000 for a party is over the top is dead on, even with you blessed lifestyle!!! You are right, many Americans would be happy to make that money! You are a great parent, make your kids mind rules and let them know the world is not "their oyster" I loved watching you cook for you kids! You are a great mom and hands on at the very least! I think you are becoming my favorite!
What incredible moments tonight. Lisa, in a world of wannabees and people famous for no reason, you are in a class by yourself. You continue to be my favorite. Thank you for sharing your life with all of us watching.
You are so genuine, honest and caring. Beautiful to watch. You deserve everything you have worked hard for along with your husband. What a delight to see how you embrace everyone and stay so level headed. You do nothing to make anyone envious of your status, just so grounded. Love it. What a class act you are.
Your such a down to earth person who really seems to have a good head on her shoulders. I'm glad you addressed the money spent on that party. Totally over the top. Maybe they will learn to call you for your opinion in advance next time? They could use your insight.
Oh! My! How I enjoy your expressions throughout the show! I look forward to your take on each event. You have a wonderful style, charming expressions with wit that are so truthful.
You are a common sense woman......got a lot of money but it's nice to see that manners and good taste far out weigh the bucks. You continue to make me smile and caused me a tear or two when your son surprised you...loved that moment so so much.....awwwwww.....
Thank you for being real! You and your family have real loving relationships and it is natural and shows through to the viewers. I look forward to watching you each week.
And, your observations are spot on!
I have sat wondering tonight who has taste and good sense on this show. It is for sure you Lisa! To spend that amount of money on a child's birthday party is way too out of line, especially with all the unemployment and suffering going on in this country.
I wonder if Taylor knows how many animals lives would have been saved with that amount of money, or how many homeless people could have been fed or sheltered. Learning to give to others is something I believe these housewives need to do.
It just made me sick to think of that amount of money wasted, just to show YOU have money.
I'm Pom Crazy too!! I like how you are very elegant but your values are down to earth. You love your family and you have great work ethic something today society lacks. I also have a Pom. I rescued her 6 years ago when she was 2. She began her life in a puppy mill. :( Now she rides in her car seat and goes shopping with me in her stroller on friday afternoons. opps better go she wants out.
Your my favorite housewife, you seem to be truly genuwine, I absolutly adore your family, and jiggy isnt bad to look at either.
Lisa, you have so much love in your heart for Max. That's AWESOME and so inspirational. May God Bless you always! You're the best!
Lisa, please please adopt me! LOL
But seriously, you are a lovely human being. I envy your daughter and son...they're blessed with such a devoted mother. And you've raised them well. Your daughter is poised and elegant, and your son is well-mannered and talented (love that guitar!).
You're intelligent, classy, warm and loads of fun to watch. Keep bringing your true self to the show and I'll keep watching!
LISA! I love you!! You make me want to work hard to create a better life for my animals and family! Something that i learned in this episode that amazed me by you, is the fact that your son is adopted. I think that is extremely amicable and you should be very proud of yourself as a mother. I grew up having the most supportive and amazing mother ever, and eventhough she has since passed away, I know how strong and precious the bond between a mother and her children are. I am also commenting on your blog because I am looking for help from the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. I love your show, your homes, your clothes, etc. My family home is in desperate need of a new couch, rug, and refrigerator, something that my family cannot afford right now. I am a full time student, and because of my mother's loss, am also the full time caretaker for my young sister and father. I am looking for any donations, any help at all. I love, love, love this show and just admire your homes greatly. Hopefully, one day, I can have a home like yours if I work hard enough. My email address is privately on this post. Please email me if anyone is feeling giving!
I find it interesting that the housewives who spend the most...work the least.
At every socio-economic level we are raising entitiled children with no understanding of the hard work it took to build this nation and our individual households. It is important to teach our children that their success will be in their own hard work, not in the gifts they can get from others.
Lisa, you are truly my favorite housewife! You keep it real and seem to be very down to earth. Thanks for your honesty ...
Oh, Lisa, your roast of filet looked incredible! Please share a couple recipes for us (or jump on the train and write a cookbook...I would definitely buy yours!)! And the centerpiece of flowers on your table (at dinner) ...so beautiful!
LISA IT'S GOOD TO SEE THAT THERE ARE REAL, DOWN TO EARTH PEOPLE IN BEVERLY HILLS! YOU ARE SUCH A GREAT MOM AND WIFE! I LOVE YOUR STYLE!!
I do not understand how someone can spend so much money on a child's birthday party, but to say that it's worng to spend so much money in these hard economic times is silly too. Guess how many people recieved a paycheck because of that birthday party? Someones spending habits is no -one elses business. If you earned it, it's yours to spend.
The way a parent interacts with children is perhaps the truest glimpse into that person's character. Your character is exceptional. Your children are so lucky to be loved by you and your husband - and it's clear that they know how much they are loved. You are true grace, and a lesson to many of what is truly important in life. Bless you.
I watch just to see you and your husband. I find it refreshing to see a long term relationship represented in any medium. Your open and honest with your children. Keep it up & good for you when you asked about drugs on campus. As a recovering addict I appreciate people who are concerned about those types of situations.
The filet looked scrumptious! My husband and I are dying to know how you prepared it. Please do share your recipe!
How amazing are you!!!! I think you are such a great person and a wonderful mother....I teared up when you spoke of your love for your son and how you don't have to be a biologic mother to love them equally as much. Please never change. Please don't ever change.
Lisa, You seem like a great person toward your children, friends, etc. I also think you are very funny. Keep on dressing in your very sophisticated dresses with matching shoes, the look suits you.
Lisa- I think you may be my favorite all time HW! You have poise and grace at all times and common sense to go with them!
I thought it was wonderful when your son surprised you and how you went with him to check out the music school even though you have apprehensions about it. That is a really supportive thing to do and I hope he will fair very well as a musician or in whatever else he wants to do- he has wonderful role models in you and your husband. Thank you for being a great example of how people should be attending to their family relationships. Beautiful daughter too!! Lucky girl to have you for a Mom! xxoo
I swore I was not going to watch the RHOBH especially after the RHODC left such a bad taste and the commercials for your show showed such ridiculous, out of touch with reality spending I didn't think I could stomach it. However, last nights episode the scenes with you and your family were really touching. Being adopted myself I especially enjoyed your words about your love for all of your children. You seem very real.
Great episode! I LOVED the pic of you and your hot hubby and son- from years ago! You all seem like such a normal family - rich BUT normal - for BH standards! I really enjoy watching you AND your family! Your daughter and her boyfriend look great together! I hope you fare well in the "storm ahead"!
Lisa, of ALL the housewives, ever, anywhere, you are without a doubt THE most real. I may not be able to relate to your wealth and the freedom it allows you, but, as a mother, I can most definitely relate. You seem like such a loving, adoring person. Married and still happy in your marriage. Providing a stable, loving environment for your family to grow and flourish. You have every right to be proud of both your children. I gawk, week after week at the ridiculousness of every other single housewife. You are a breath of fresh air. Your interactions this week with your children, brought tears to my eyes and your CHEEKY sense of humor (which was on full display with Andy Cohen), is FABULOUS! You make me laugh out loud AND make me cry. You are a wonderful person. Keep doing what you're doing! Love ya darling!
Love the show. Love you & your family (of course, that includes Giggy) on the show.
Realize that the BH lifestyle is all about conspicuous consumption but like your sensibilities.
By contrast, didn't Taylor's husband run into a reversal of fortune?
You are awesome! Love how you work hard and play big. I think you are absolutely stunning, classy, and the show would not be the same without you. When I think of Beverly Hills, you are the type of gal I picture. Love Giggy too - absolutely precious!
You are fabulous Lisa! I love that you are true to yourself and the viewers. You keep it real while maintaining respect and you outshine the others with your effervescent personality and charm. I love watching the show--you're my favorite BH HW!
Our lives couldn't be more different. We might as well come from seperate universes. But when I see the love in your eyes when you talk about your son I feel that in the most important ways we are the same. You are a wonderful mom and you are doing a great job of dispelling the stereoptype that rich, famous, beautiful women are disinterested in their children and simply use them as accessories and pawn them off on nannies (unlike some other women on this show who seem to prove the stereotype to be a reality). you should be very proud of yourself for setting a wonderful example of what motherhood is all about.
My partner and I voted for you as the best mom on Andy's show last night. I would take you any day!!!! Those scenes with your son were so nice. If your son stays in LA he'll get great guitar training at Musician's Institute and he should get Seth Riggs as his voice coach. He's the best and a guitarist needs to know how to sing properly. Seth has been my voice coach for 10 years and there is no one better.http://www.sethriggs.com/themethod.html
Seth was Michael Jackson's coach, Julie Andrews, etc. There is really no one better in the US.
We love the show. I'm sorry for my rude remarks last week. I really am.
You are a riot..love you and so related to your reaction at the party, or fete might be a better word, too over the top, agreed! I also got choked up watching you react to your son, it is so clear how much you love him and how deep your concern is for his well being. Have a very similiar situation on this end and could cry just thinking about my son and how much I love but worry about him. It is such a fragile and precious relationship. You are a very special lady, I love how your family comes before all else, loved how little Jiggy was all dressed up for your birthday and love how you love pink, obviously as i see you so often in pink, I love pink too and never miss a chance to wear it! I wish you luck on the show, you are real and down to earth, not at all pretencious and calls it like it is all the while remaining a true lady. Thanks for adding some class to the show...it was a nice surprise.
The more I watch the more you're becoming my favorite! Thanks for letting the cameras capture the real moments. It's refreshing to see that money is just money, the real things are the moments that we have with family. Money may make life easier in some regards, but the pain of watching our children go through life's tribulations have no price tag. To see them struggle through something we can't help with, and rise up to overcome it realizing mommy not money will matter the most is priceless.
I loved your birthday dinner surprise. It was so sweet!
Keep being yourself! :)
Love, Love, Love YOU! Every week you make me laugh and smile. I have watched every single episode of every single RH series and by far you are the best! If Bravo doesn't give you your own show another network will. You are the epitome of class, grace, humor and beauty.
You rock! I so appreciate the fact that you worked for your wealth and seem to remember that fact. I just want to bring you to Texas so you can laugh your butt off at my country family! I have a feeling when this season ends, people are going to understand why Kelsey did what he did. I wanted to puke during the hot tub scene! I hate when people do something good for others, but then tell it. It ruins the good deed. Poor Camille it's all left up to her to line out the cooks and nannies..boohoo.
Lisa, I am a fan of all the real housewives shows, but I have NEVER been moved to post a comment for any of them until I watched this latest episode. The scenes with you and your son touched me so deeply and I teared up when he surprised you for your birthday. You are delightful and it is so clear how much you love your children. You are a wonderful mother.
Thank you, thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and fears with your son. I have recently been through a rough patch with my 20 year old and I felt alone because not even my husband could understand how fragile I was that he would end up choosing the wrong path. My son, like your is into music and art and the "rock & roll" mentality for someone that is so impressionable is frighting for a mother that just wants her child to be safe, healthy and happy. I cried during this episode. What I can tell you is boys do listen to their moms even though they don't seem to be and as long as you support him while you continue to express your worries to him, he will make good choices as my son has begun to do. Like you, I will always be behind him to keep him on track. I simply adore you and your family, the most real people I have ever seen in So Cal, let alone BH....
Lisa, you are my all-time favorite. Hands down, no question. Common sense, taste, passion and honesty. That's a rare combination not found on Reality these days.
This whole show may be far beneath you but in the truest sense of grace and class you don't come off as pretentious at all. Or even bitchy. It's nearly impossible to pull that off. And thank you so much for addressing a concern we all have about our kids and the drugs and the danger young kids face everyday regardless of their class or their parents' involvement in their lives. Good show, dear gal.
Just do you, Lisa. Taylor is a middling, petty, little gnat not worthy of your notice. That aimless toast was nothing more than a case study in quintessential narcissism to be taught in shrink schools. Up with pin the tail on the donkey and spotted dog contests.
We saw a totally different side of you tonight. How amazing that you are so caring and insighful to realize the potential issues that may arise from a child feeling like a bit of an outcast in a family. To understand that he may be feeling a bit different than or not as achieved as your biological children and seek to change those feelings through love and acknowledgement was truly a beautiful thing to watch, and one of the more touching scenes I have seen on the housewives franchise. I commend your words on how the school was different than you thought, and your efforts to truly embrace and understand what your child's passions are, rather than what you wish they would be. I adore you Lisa, you are my favorite of ALL the housewives!