Lisa Vanderpump

Lisa VanderPump reveals her reason for hating costume parties.

on Dec 22, 20100

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!

126 comments
Caroyln Forest
Caroyln Forest

This show has gotten so boring it is the Newest of the Dullest of the House wives series. Send them packing

Kristi Tyler
Kristi Tyler

I'll bet that with your acerbic wit and elegant style, you were a hit at that "fancy dress" party even in your hooker costume. I can't imagine that you were anything but the life of the party!

Linda Kay
Linda Kay

Lisa, I was thinking one day which "Housewife" I would like to be and I chose you. I think you seem level headed and comfortable with yourself. I think Giggy, is so cute.

judymc
judymc

LISA & GIGGY

Liza, I have found you to be a remarkable lady with a combination of compassion, sharp humor & a great place to eat. I wish I was lucky enough to have you live across the street from myself. I just love love Giggy. Keep up all the great work you do and don't let the drama take over. Best Wishes to a New Year

rramsey803
rramsey803

Lisa... I absolutly love love love & adore you! You're my favroite housewife of the bunch! You ooze nothing but class, intelligence, wit, charm, fabulosity & sexiness! Ken is a very lucky man 2 have you... Watching you motivates me 2work harder & strive 4more n life (n mor ways than u can possibly imagine)! I would jus like 2 thank you 4 bn so inspirational 2me! I think you're a beautiful person & may God continue 2 bless you w/all these phenomenol attributes! Happy New Year 2 you & your family!

D>L>
D>L>

How do you always have some witty thing to say in any situation? I admire you for that! It seems that no matter the situation, you always can say something humorous or endearing. Just wanted to tell you!

MBeth
MBeth

Very Classy Lady When it comes to class you are first class!!! You are beautiful inside and out. Glad you are on the show.

Felicia R.
Felicia R.

Lisa...

I must say i love your shoes and i am dying to know what kind of watch you wore to the dinner party at Mohammad's house. It is absolutely gorgeous!!

Laurie L
Laurie L

Lisa,

I love you!!! you have a great sense of humor, and i love watching the show because of you..Looking forward to the new season. Say Hi to Ken!

Ms Maria T.
Ms Maria T.

Lisa...I love u!..ur my fave amongst all houswives..u are such a classy lady and your husband ken is cute as well! ur a great couple..big hugs to giggy!

Viewer56
Viewer56

I was very disappointed in the viewer comment about your luncheon and the money raised. Having hosted several events I understand how much work you must have put in to make it profitable. I think 25K for several hours is an achievement. I think you should post information where viewers can contribute so they can put their money where their mouths are! Enough said. I understand you are close friends with Kyle but it boggles me as to why. She is so explosive and emotional for adult. It totally blew my mind that she hopes to bring up issues with her sister next season on air. So tasteless. I am beginning to wonder if being liked or right is what motivates her. I would advise her to have some tact and a little less bravado. Good luck next season.

ViewerLisa
ViewerLisa

I love the show... and NeNe must not have watched at all if she says it is boring! I much prefer y'all to ATL! For some reason -- even with your wealth, the majority of your cast seem to have a better grasp on real life than those Atlanta ladies do! (Except for Candy, love her.)

pasha
pasha

Dear Pinky, Could you please let the viewers know what happened at your restaurant between Nene and another woman. Thank You

dmillermima
dmillermima

RE: That gorgeous diamond necklace, any way you could let me know where to get one? Or maybe put it on a wish list? Lisa is by far the classiest of them all!

Jenna D
Jenna D

Lisa, beautiful lunch fashion show and for such a wonderful cause. So classy and special of you to do.

You are such a polite lady and have the wackiest sense of humor, coming from that angel face of yours.

CaylaG.
CaylaG.

Hi Lisa i love love love you. Your my favorite housewife ever out of all the shows. Your so hilarious i hope i can be just like you when i grow up. Wow it sounds like i'm 9 haha (im actually in junior high). :)

P.S LOVE YOUR SHOES!!!!!

Tracey H.
Tracey H.

Lisa, I think you are so beautiful and very classy. You are my favorite Beverly Hills housewife.

Viv
Viv

Lisa you are so beautiful and so classy I love it! Also I want a Cedric of my very own...

Christine G
Christine G

Love, loved, loved the costumes! You both looked great and we had a laugh! Much nicer than the arguments!

Terrific job on the benefit. Your restaurant looked stunning and pulled together. Way to go!

Emmarie
Emmarie

Lisa, I just have to say how much i adore you! I see a lot of myself in you (being family oriented at a young age, etc) but more importantly I see so many things in you that I want to strive for personally. I just want you to know that I think so highly of you and the way you carry yourself. You are so classy without being obnoxious about it....you are just genuinely classy. But you still know how to have so much fun and enjoy life! thanks for being my fav housewife in any RH series!!

robin d. cradle
robin d. cradle

HELLO CLASSY LISA, Did you ever find out if your grandmother was at the dinner party?

luvzRHOBH!
luvzRHOBH!

Lisa you are a wonderful and classy woman! You are my absolute favorite of all the housewives shows. You are the type of person that warms peoples' hearts and you have certainly touched mine. I wish you and your family all the best in the years to come and I love Giggy boy. He is sooo adorable!

TL
TL

You are my favorite!!

Chris in Florida
Chris in Florida

Hi Lisa, I love you quick wit! Seems like the nicest girls have the happiest marriages, on RHOBH.

The rest are toxic!

Lizanne
Lizanne

I cannot believe NeNe said that the Beverly Hills Housewives show was boring! Just because there is less drama doesn't mean it's boring. I like it the best because there is less drama. You all are classy and have lives outside of the show.The Atlanta Housewives are mostly trashy and are trying to gain fame from the show. Beverly Hills Housewives Rule!

~ANGELA~
~ANGELA~

I just~LOVE~you!!! True meaning of well behave~DIVA~so~DRAMAFREE~& well preserved.

 Viewer 777
Viewer 777

LOVED LOVED LOVED Giggy at the New Years Eve party!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You were so nice to everyone at Andy's New Year's Eve party that I couldn't believe how RUDE NeNe was to you. Really getting sick of seeing her and Andy must've been really drunk to think her "new word" for the new year was cute.

SCD
SCD

Hilarious! I'm so glad I wasn't drinking something when I read the part of your blog about the 'fancy dress' that was actually a black tie affair or I'd be cleaning up a messy computer screen. I'm sure it wasn't funny at the time, but it's a great story to tell now ! ;p I loved your costumes and it looks like you had fun. :)

Your charity event was lovely and you should be quite proud. It's obvious you worked hard to make it the success that it was. I give Kyle props for not mentioning the text message and putting you and the event above the nonsense even though it was obviously very upsetting to her. I wonder if it's difficult to text while wearing a helmet? ;-p

Regarding C & K, I'm with you. I'd be hard pressed to be so forgiving and I sure wouldn't have been dancing the Charleston with her...not sure I would have even spoken to her. Will be interesting to see how that all works out...

Thanks for all the laughs...you're a class act Lisa. Wishing you and yours good health, happiness and prosperity in the new year!

Viewer143
Viewer143

Oh my Lisa, I would have loved to have seen pictures from the "fancy dress party" where you dressed as a hooker and Ken as a pink rabbit! lol

You're such a doll and what a wonderful person you are for doing that for Nina and all the other people you help with your charitable work. You're so fun to watch!

Happy New Year!

bavalentine
bavalentine

My Dearest Lisa, I just wanted you to know how much I am impressed by you and your neighbor across the street. I wish you two lived in our community. I can only imagine having coffee with the two of you in the a.m. Beverly Hills just screams class and money but not always breeding. Lisa you have been brought up with social skills. Very English I must say.You stand by the motto Love, Loyalty and Friendship. That is the motto I to try to live my life by. I love the fact your family and friends are first and formost, and trust me no one can be too orgainized, oh and I love the fact you NEVER lower yourself to the shouting and DRAMA of the show. "Stay Calm and Carr

y On...." I hope your holidays were wonderful. I wish you a blessed and Happy New Year. Love,Peace and Happiness.

princess_workstoomuch
princess_workstoomuch

Lisa I believe the concensus will be you are numero uno of all of the Housewife shows! You are , beautiful, intelligent, ambitious, with a priceless sense of humor!! You as well as Adrienne are the reasons I watch the show. Unlike others I believe Camille is not used to this and has been set in a worse light than she really means to be. She needs real friends and hopefully you and Adrienne will be that for her. Anyway Love you Love You LOVE YOU!!! Being of english descent myself am a total anglophile and few people get my dry sense of humor until a few minutes later! ha! Oh>>> on a side note...it was appalling to see the way NeNe Leakes treated you during the New Years Celebration! She is so obviously jealous and her behavior was beyond sophmoric! She is completely and totally classless excuse for a woman.

CuriousKitty
CuriousKitty

Is it true you and Cedric aren't friends anymore?

TheresaKP
TheresaKP

Hi Lisa - Happy New Year to you & Giggy! (And oh yeah, Ken, too!) You both made my New Year's Eve! If when Cedric leaves, you'd like to adopt a much older, more capable child with 8 Pekes, let me know. Kisses to the Gigster!

Debi in AZ
Debi in AZ

Lisa, you must start your own show or write a book. Or both! You can teach all of out there how to have class, elegance, style, and grace. You rock!

Viewer131313
Viewer131313

Lisa,

You are such a beautiful, classy and funny lady. I know that everyone is entranced by the drama, but I love hearing your take on everything. I am a bit younger than yourself and I have to admit that I am crossing my fingers that I look half as fantastic as you in my future. Thank you for being such a witty, charming and ultimately redeeming person and sharing yourself with the rest of us.

Sue K.
Sue K.

I agree with the all the comments about the $25,000. Very sad ... But as the old saying goes, those who have are less likely to give because they know not what it is to need...It's those who don't have that give because they are the ones that know what it is to need.

I really like you on the show... Kyle is lucky to have a friend like you!

adinar
adinar

Lisa, I love you on the show.You should have a show devoted to your family. You and Ken have such a funny Quick wit I love it!!

Donna in CA
Donna in CA

Lisa, I did the same type of thing for a party one time. It was the opposite, though. I was told that it was a dress up party, so I got dressed up. When I got there, everyone was in a costume. It was pretty upsetting because I was just a kid.

Donna in CA
Donna in CA

Lisa, You and Kyle are my favorites. I think you are both nice down to earth family people. And I love both of your little dogs. Yes, that was very considerate of Kyle to keep that upsetting text from Camille private until later, so as not to upset your Fundraiser. Camille, however, wasn't considerate at all to text Kyle an upsetting text that way during your Fundraiser. She deliberately upset her without any concern for anyone else or the Fundraiser Event. She's very self absorbed, calculating and manipulative.

MamaVia
MamaVia

You are simply gorgeous! I just adore your pomeranian Giggy! Our animals are our family members! I love your class and sense of humor in every situation! It looks like the show has outed it's resident "crazy" and that is Camille! What a train wreck! It is easy to see why you are a treasured friend to Kyle and Adrienne! Class act all the way! I can't wait for the next episode!

V.O.
V.O.

LISA, LISA, LISA......

I love, love, love your sense of humor! Oh my gosh, you have me laughing so hard, my belly gets sore watching the show! I love to laugh anyhow then when you come off with your one-liners, I laugh OUT LOUD! Also, I love that you've named your dog Giggy! We used to say "get giggy with it!" lol Knowing me and my personality and you and yours, wow would we be giggling all evening long! haha! I love that you pull pranks, too. HA!

You're a beautiful person and I always wish the best for you.

I do agree with you, time for the roommate to GO! lol

I love Giggy...such a stud! LOL Best wishes in 2011~~

CarolinaCookie
CarolinaCookie

Lisa, I like you....I really do, but I have to comment about your fundraiser. I just watched a repeat episode about it and heard your tally. The women at your fundraiser were wearing 20 times more (if not more) then 25,000 dollars. Let's be honest and admit that this galla was an event for wealthy women come show off, have a good time, be seen by media, and try to feel good about it by donating far less than what their outfit cost them.

Beverlyfan
Beverlyfan

I like Lisa the most ^^ You are very cool and classy!!!

laustone
laustone

I like you very much, Lisa, but cringe when I see Giggy in so many outfits.

I hope its all for the cameras and he's allowed to go around "naked" sometimes on his own four paws, not constantly carried. He may have the skin problem because it never gets any oxygen. Also, some of those costumes look so uncomfortable with those high, stiff collars and awful hats. Rather than going "awww" I want to turn away. I find it sad. Let that poor creature be a dog rather than a silly stage prop.

dedec
dedec

You are so funny, beautiful, honest. You are the "real" deal. So glad you signed up and let all of us house wives enjoy our time with you each week.

Jeanjeanie
Jeanjeanie

I just recently started watching some back episodes of RHBH and while I understand this is reality T.V., you get really the personalities of these women. I live in OC and have seen in person some of the RHOC and their personalities in person are exact as on T.V., so RHBH couldn't possibly be any different.

The only real class on this show is Lisa. For a woman with this wealth, she still exudes extreme charm and personality and actually seems to have a really big heart. Lisa is the ultimate woman...smart, beautiful, a great mom and all that damn money.

Personally I don't care for Kyle, at all. The bitch demeanor is far too much.

As for Kim, she needs to come out of some "shell" that she seems to be stuck in and she needs to quit being trampled upon by her sister.

Adrienne would probably be my 2nd favorite housewife. She seems like a decent human being.

Taylor doesn't appeal to me much. She seems to be so self obsessed with her money and status.

Now, Camile on the other hand, she is the one who truly perplex's me. I can't figure her out. She sits between being a snob and a decent person but I can't figure out if it's an act or not. Is she a victim or the button pusher--or the master manipulator? What she needs is to hang out with 'normal/unwealthy' people to get a clue as to what real life is if you ask me. I think Camile is totally salvageable in terms of being a much better person.

This is really Lisa's Blog so I won't stray any further--but all these other housewives should really take some lessons from Lisa as to how to be wealthy AND fabulous and how to show some class and not their A.S.S. (Kyle, this especially goes towards you).

Poppi
Poppi

What is the name of the designer you showcase......I love the look! Great work on the charity event, you could see it was close to your heart!

bravo viewer
bravo viewer

I totally agree, at some point you have to think about whats best for Giggy. He is so adorable. What a face! Truly he is all that matters....not those silly outfits. I would just dress his collars to the 9's. Besides you cannot see his cute little body with those outfits, and when he walks or (tries) to run he looks so constrained. Please Lisa, just diamond collars and things of that nature.

P.S. He looked sooooo uncomfortable at the New Years Eve Party biting and pulling away with that turtle neck thing. Poor Giggy :(