Well hello again. This week's episode was a welcome reprieve from all the drama the week before, certainly an insight into my life at the restaurant Villa Blanca. It is always stressful as there is never any certainty of how these charitable events play out.
Ken and I have created many of these in the past, and as I don't have an assistant -- because of my ego thinking I can do it all -- I prefer to do things myself. It is absolutely key to be supremely organized! I admit I was irritated by the fact that I had asked Cedric -- which is rare -- to do something of importance for me, and he didn't. That did not sit well with me at all. I work hard, and as the responsibility of the kitchen, menus, visuals, models, and basically as you saw there was no organizer, falls on my shoulders, I could've done with his help. Every penny that was made went to this young girl, whose life was devastated overnight by this vicious attack, and also very importantly to draw much needed attention to the children's burn unit. Ultimately and thankfully the event was a success, which managed to pay for further operations for Nina.
I am thankful to Kyle that the upset at her table regarding Camille was kept from me. When you put things in perspective, which is one of the real positive effects of doing events like these, that argument, even though we all were still reeling from the shock,in my opinion, fades into insignificance!
We had time at home with my love dog (see Giggys blog), and prepared to go to Taylor's Roaring '20s. I hate costume parties, or as we call them in England "fancy dress." It comes from an experience 10 years earlier of being informed that it was fancy dress, so Ken went as a pink rabbit and I was a hooker, to what turned out to be a black tie event! It was not a positive experience and has stayed with me!
I thought of Bridget Jones' Diary as soon as I read the "Fancy Dress" situation Lisa had 10 years ago!! Now I understand the title of this weeks blog! So funny and amazing that Lisa is! Cedric needs to get a job, yes he is hot to look at, but come on...
i think you're beautiful and classy and you have the BEST sense of style. i want all of your clothes. you're fabulous.
I absolutely LOOOVE reading your blogs Lisa. You are not only funny and real on the show, but your same exact personality (minus the English accent, but then again I read your blog pretending to hear the English accent!) shines through in your blog postings! I LOOOVE YOU! haha. You are awesome.
I wish I was there to see Ken walk in as a pink rabbit and you in as a hooker!! That would have been hilarious, and I am sure you played it off well and had fun with it. You are a pleasure to watch on tv, please stay true to who you are even though you are getting more and more famous!
Lisa, You are great fun to watch.
I love costume parties. You can show sides of your character that you cannot in your every day life. Hmmm, If I had had the expiernce you did, I sure would not like costume parties/balls.
I hope Housewives of Beverly Hills comes back for more seasons. It is the best one of ALL the House wives shows. (Can't they just replace Camille like they have done on other shows? Take out one character, add another one in?)
Her nasty character & living habits (doing nothing of normal life herself) just does not fit with the real ladies in the rest of the show.
Thank you. Devoted viewer, Debra
Lisa, whether it's intentional or not, you provide such a comedic relief to the show. I love you, your husband, your dog and even your permanent house guest - Cedric. Although your lifestyle is completely opposite from mine, I completely relate to you. Thanks for making my Thursday nights so much more enjoyable!
Is it just me, or does Cedric look just like Lindsey Lohan on the main page pic with you and him in costume!!! : )
Lisa!! I love love love your sense of humor!! You have this care free attitude that is inspiring! You are my favorite Housewife in Beverly Hills!
Hello Lisa, That story about the black tie event that you mistook for a costume party is hilarious! And I love that you and Cedric swapped genders for this party. It was fun gesture. It really spiced up the party and gave everyone an instant laugh and something to talk about. Remind me to to invite you to my next party. :)
The pic of Cedric frowning in costume on the Blog Page looks just like Lindsey Lohan lol. Lisa, You are my favorite Housewife on BH. You are hysterical,
I adore you and Ziggy. If you get rid of Cedric, I'll take his place. I could be your personal assistant. I think you have great humor and a wonderful outlook on life.
You do the funniest things like cross dressing and that message on your phone that made it sound like you couldn't hear the person calling. Also, whenever Giggy comes on the tv, I can't help but smile. You give everyone a good reason to watch this show, this is my favorite cast of real housewives to watch and I think it's because of my love for Giggy and my distaste for Camille.
Lisa, I love you! Your humor keeps this show light and entertaining. Years ago, before you filmed this series, I had lunch at Villa Blanca with my mother and 1 year old daughter. I absolutely loved it and Cedric was our waiter! I remember telling my mother, he was way too good looking to be straight. Your husband came into the restaurant with one of the dogs and my daughters eyes lit up...at that time he brought the dog over so she could pet him. You may portray glitz and glamour, but it's nice to know your humble and friendly people as well. Happy holidays to your family.
I enjoy watching you, you always come off as very down to earth. I guess, as much as anyone who lives in BH can. My only issue I have is, how can a person who invites all her rich lady friends to her charity event, only raise $25K? I have seen Church fundraiser get more than that. It was a really nice idea, but I would have thought your friends would have been more generous.
Maybe that is the norm. Too bad.
Hey Lisa! I Love watching you every week!!! :)
I am new to the L.A. area and am hoping to get over to Villa Blanka soon!! :)
I too was very stunned by the 25K. I thought your crew would pull in a much higher number. Earrings in that room cost more than that. Hopefully that was for tv and not reality.
Lisa, you are a kill! I love the relationship we see with your husband, kids, dogs and friends. You seem like someone who any woman would be lucky to have in her corner.
I love your dry wit -- it's terrific! You deal it to folks straight. I find you a breath of fresh air!
I was astonished that in a restaurant filled with wealthy women you were only able to raise $25,000. There is no way with the outrageous cost of health care in this country that that did very much good. You went to all that work and trouble and your "friends" were shameful cheapskates. Wow! It looks like the Tea Party has a strong foothold in Beverly Hills. That is scarier than Camille's freaky friend.
YOU ARE THE GREATEST! every week when i watch the show you just make me smile with all of the things you say. i watch all of the real housewives shows, and out of all of the ladies, you're quickly becoming my favorite!
Lisa, you are the most beautiful man I've ever seen! I loved your costume! The Kyle/Camille thing was strange - do you think Kyle was trying to smooth things over for Mauricio's sake? If so, that's what I call devotion to a spouse! It looked like Camille couldn't leave well-enough alone on the preview - "How to Act and Why" !?! I hope she gave it a read before gifting it to Kyle! You are a wonderful voice of reason on the show and your humor is priceless!
Hi Gorgeous! Lisa, I think you are absolutely beautiful! Your class and your wit also keep me glued to each new episode of RHBH. Thank you for giving us a glimpse into your life! The next time I am planning a trip to LA, I'll be sure to make reservations at Villa Blanca! I hope that you, Ken, Cedric and Ziggy have a very Happy New Year!!
LOVE LISA! Always chic, always beautiful, always fun. Anyone who is friends with you is one lucky person.
Lisa, out of ALL of the Housewives, you are my absolute favorite! You are the friend everyone deserves...classy, witty, smart, sincere, loyal, and priceless!!!!!!
Lisa, you should be ashamed of the list of women you invited to your charity lunch!! 25 grand? COME ON, some of thier hand bags cost more than that!! Perhaps if they thought people would see how much they EACH gave to this poor unfortunate burned girl, they would have given more!! After all, it appears to be about who can get more air time on this franchise of the show!! For shame, for shame!!
Lisa, you are so wonderful and refreshing to watch on tv! What shampoo and conditioner do you use on your hair? IT IS GORGEOUS!!!
you are sooooo AWESOME i luv you, Kyle and Adrienne. its a little strange w/ the dog, but that must be how its done in BH. Cedric is a moocher and needs to stop mooching off you and your husband he seems to be a loser to me!
I think you are the first Housewife in all cities that I would want to be friends with! You are hillarious, generous and loyal - amazing lady!
I'm surprise at the negative comments about your fundraiser. 25K for a few hours is a good take. So many charity events don't even make a profit. It all depends on who is putting it together. As far as people giving enough that isn't fair. I know I have my own charities I support generously and contribute to others to a different degree. There is an endless need for money and we all pick and choose the ones we support. I'm sure the viewers do the same on a smaller scale. Let me put it this way If every viewer send 100 dollars imagine the money that would have been contributed. Don't ask someone to do what you aren't willing too! At least these people gave something most people don't.
You are the best! I love watching you...your hubby seems like a real sweetheart. I love your sense of humor!
Lisa, you are the most enjoyable "housewife" to watch. Your home is beautiful, as are your children and husband (and the gorgeous diamond necklace you wear with the pink long sleeved blouse for your one-on-one moments - is breathtaking!). You seem genuine and authentic, caring and hardworking. In a city that makes plastic surgery as common as breathing, you are more beautiful exactly as you are and that is so refreshing. Thank you for allowing us a glimpse into your life.
Lisa, I love you!!! You are the BEST! So beautiful, witty and hard working! You are a shining example to all of us!
You and Adrienne are the best! You two stand your ground with class and no drama!! Me and my pups love watching; I've learned allot - don't sweat the small stuff & sense of humor!! Cheers ~
How funny...the switch with you and Cederic.
You are the only one who acts normal and doesn't think the world revolves around them.
Kyle is somewhat likeable as is Adrienne but the rest of them are a real pain.
Camile is just plain nasty and phoney and hugely manuplitive. I think her ex is an idiot but even though he should have divorced her and then gotten involved, she is horrible and so is she.
I do love, love, love the dogs. They should have their own show.
Best to you and Ken.
I LOVE YOU THE MOST OUT OF ALL THE HOUSEWIVES OF ALL SHOWS!! You are so beautiful and so genuine .. comfortable in your own skin .. absolutely gorgeous!! I love the way you dress, walk & talk!!!! You are the definition of FABULOUS!! I JUST ADORE YOU!! You deserve every penny you have!!
Lisa, I adore your little Giggy and his wardrobe is spectacular. Is his skin condition permanent? Does he itch? Will his hair ever grow back? I have so many questions about him. We must go to lunch!
Dear Lisa, I have a Pom also. He experienced balding just as your baby. My veterinarian advised me to try a remedy that did indeed work. Most of hair returned. Remedy is [brand name] Natrol, Melatonin,3mg. Dose: 1 tab/day. It took a couple of months to start seeing new hair--have patience. Sincerely, Eydie Falkenhagen
I could not have said this any better! I love watching you Lisa! You are a first class lady, love the accent and love your house with the pink roses everywhere! I would love to be friends with you. You and Adrienne are the prettiest, nicest and most mature, you go girl! You look awesome!
Let's say there were 100 women in attendance. That is $250 per woman. You want each viewer to send $100? You sound like the IRS. The lower classes always pay a higher percentage of their income for everything than do the wealthy!
Lisa, Hellllloooo Darling! You are fabulous, gorgeous, funny and one of a kind! I am so happy they found you! You make the show. Keep up the great work. L
To "What?" You scoff at the $25,000.00 raised for the young lady in this economy? Wow.......what a snotty thing for you to say.
And.......What does the Tea Party have to do with it? Did you know that those who lean to the right give much much more to those in need than those who lean to the left.......a well known fact......look it up.