Lisa Vanderpump

Lisa VanderPump tries to wrap her mind around how the Housewives' lives will change, and the ladies' first trip together.

on Oct 18, 20100

Well finally after all this time we get to see a part of this story that has overtaken our lives these past few months. As we boarded the plane to Sacramento I remember feeling this was a trip that I was taking not just for that day but that I was embarking on a journey that would forever change our lives, an adventure into an abyss of experiences and emotions that would be recorded for all to see. I remember looking to Kyle and hoping that our friendship would sustain regardless of the hurdles we had to overcome. As a group of women we all seem vastly different, opinionated, passionate women who I envisage will butt heads in the not-too-distant future.

The funniest thing to me was the fact that I at 5'5'' and a 120 lbs seemed like a heffulump to the the rest of these women. I've seen more meat on a butcher's pencil! They are all miniscule --a diminutive bunch that is for sure!

I had no idea of the magnitude of Kyle's fear of flying, which did not make the ride any easier that's for sure. Throughout the day I noticed subtle dynamics that were beginning to form. Kim seemed often detached and I could feel a definite attitude towards Taylor, who I had also just met. It was a day full of laughter, but each of us were slowly integrating and observing each other.

I took my little dog Jiggy,and know for sure that I will be criticized for that, but he normally goes everywhere with me and that day was no different. The relationship between Kyle and Kim is one to watch, as even though they are sisters they appear to be polar opposites, so I am interested to see how that plays out.

I do tend to see the humor in many situations and I predict with this group of women I will need it to maintain my sanity in the forecoming months!

Watch this space!

74 comments
D-i-a-n-a
D-i-a-n-a

Lisa, I am becoming a lesbian and taking you away from your hubby. I LOVE YOU...your personality is inspiring, I always look forward to watching you every week...I agree you need your own show, so like that when I deploy I can watch you guys, lol.

Towknee
Towknee

Lisa, that was great of you to try to help Kim out, seems no good deed goes unpunished that was very rude of her to not even call and thank him for that, It is clear that she has some issues right now, she really needs to find herself, she has an unhealthy addiction to her Kids and it isnt about being a "MOM" I dont know, that one is for Dr Phil to work out ! Taylor is very unhappy, she is very afraid of her husband there is something not right with him but I wouldn't trust him one bit. and Camille, omg is she on something, every time she opens her mouth i get nauseous, she is so delusional. I only watch the BH housewives because of you. I love your humor, class, work ethic, You are so Amazing and a great mother and I love your friendship with Sedrick you better not let him find a husband and move out EVER !! I think you two need your own show!!

Love Ya

Tony

ginny77
ginny77

Lisa, you are a great lady. I to own resturants. i am almosst 50 & i feel as if i do not want to stop. I Love working. You and i feel the same about our children. i give you big props, good luck hang'n with these women. I really like you.

rw
rw

Your sense of humor and down to earth attitude are refreshing.

Carolyn2876
Carolyn2876

Lisa, you are by far my FAVORITE housewife of all the seasons(an I have watched ALL of them). You are TOO funny and absolutely gorgeous. Natural beauty is so much more refreshing then the plastic look alot of BH ladies have going. I love your take on life and you are really inspiring to watch! Its so nice to see a genuine classy housewife with a good heart! Your family is the cutest. Cant wait to watch the rest of your season! xoxox

Franco
Franco

Lisa u r the best housewife yet! U r incredibly funny and seem to be very genuine! Enjoy ur takes one the other women!

AmyM
AmyM

It's nobody's business how people spend their money. Restaurant owners are some of the hardest working people out there! That's why I don't own one!!!!

Unlikely_Viewer
Unlikely_Viewer

I think you are by far the classiest and most beautiful woman on the show. The way you carry yourself is admirable.

Heather Lynne
Heather Lynne

Lisa.. your great! Thinks for making the show more unique. And I love Jiggy take him everywhere. He may be your ladies "team" mascot. Also maybe Ms. Kim needs a little Jiggy.

msladyv
msladyv

Lisa, I applaud you as well for being real, You remind me of the character Dixie Carter played on Designing Women. You basically call it like you see it no matter what and I like that. Your relatioinship with your husband also appears to be the real thing, you compliment each other.

TheDamnKat
TheDamnKat

I agree, I just dont understand why anyone would buy a $1000 dollar chocolate bunny, Shocking! In these trying times, knowing that so many families go without food..shocking!.... sad.

Ellen2010
Ellen2010

I guess people spend their money on what's important to them. Some people have different priorities. Oh well, it's her money.

Reva
Reva

I don't think Lisa had any idea how much the bunny was going to be - she just wanted to bring something lovely that everyone could enjoy, and she did. These women own shoes and handbags that cost that much, and bless them for that for they are putting dollars back into the economy - something we all need!

CPav
CPav

Lisa - kudos to you for being so genuine and sincere! I truly admire your natural beauty and kind heart - and Giggy is absolutely precious. I had to laugh when I saw the premier as I take my little maltese with me everywhere she is allowed (and sneak her in when she is not)!

runnyvenom
runnyvenom

You are funny and of course I love you accent. You have aged well. Keep up the good work.

Jme†
Jme†

Omg! U have such an amazing life live live live for you lol..... ur the 2010 Karen Walker from will and grace!

SamanthaJane
SamanthaJane

Sorry Lauren, but I agree with Shaelyn.

What made her want to bring such an expensive hostess gift? I think she was trying to show off for the show.

Kimmie Sue
Kimmie Sue

Lisa, I love you - and you look fab! Love Jiggy too. You seem so unaffected by it all. Keep it up - look forward to seeing more of you.

Jenlyneva
Jenlyneva

Love you! You and your husband have such great energy- and thank you for bringing class back to the housewives franchise (finally!).

Lexi28
Lexi28

You have great wit and bring a lot of elegance to the show. The ladies all seem to be nice, but I feel bad for Kim. Being a single mother in Beverly Hills without a man to lean on must be tough. Its clear that opinions are already forming against her and I think its shameful how her sister treats her. There is always one woman that seems to be the one to pick on, which may be a result of the network's instigation, and I think it is going to be Kim.

Jiggy is clearly the star of this show! Love, love, love him! Oh and Cedric is certainly nice to watch as well.

Good luck to you!

Lauren6
Lauren6

Oh come on if thats your view you are definitely watching the wrong show...all of these ladies donate to charities and give way more than 1000 every year. They are just blessed to be able to give and reap from their hard earned benefits...dont be jealous

f8
f8

Lisa,

This is definetely the best Bravo Real Housewife ever. Especially because of you. You exude class without trying.

Can't wait for the rest.

Have fun!

rrr
rrr

You are one of my favorite housewives. Love your approach to life. You are beautiful mentally and physically. Keep it real- I'm not too sure about the others. But, love Adrienne too! Of course, Jiggy too!

Anthony F.
Anthony F.

Lisa,

You are my fave of the BH Housewives, You are so lighthearted and funny, makes me want to be your friend. Well good luck with the ladies, and cant wait to see more...

PLAIN_JANE
PLAIN_JANE

Lisa, Your a hoot with a great personality and kind heart. Loved that chocolate bunny you had made, surre to be a hit at any gathering.

Steve Bond
Steve Bond

Why did you put yourself in the middle of the cooking fiasco in Palm Desert?

AvasMom
AvasMom

You are hands down my favorite housewife! Absolutely beautiful and every bit the women, looking forward to the rest of the season.

jorgie
jorgie

You are the standout FANTASTIC one of the bunch! You and your husband are so cute and Giggy Too!!! YOU need your own show!!! Loves You Lisa!!!!

jegulzz
jegulzz

Love, love, love you guys!!!

Vanderpumptastic!
Vanderpumptastic!

I think you are the most amazing woman in the history of this franchise: witty, beautiful, intelligent, smart businesswoman--you are so inspiring! And not to worry about the physique, you are absolutely perfect. The other women are so emaciated they might disappear, which explains why they have to pump their faces so much. If they just put on a couple of pounds they might look more youthful like you instead of the joker from Batman!

Ashley, Florida
Ashley, Florida

I just love you!!! I think you're a classy lady...and I love your cute doggy.

Lori from Ohio
Lori from Ohio

Lisa you have given me a new favorite housewife. You are so entertaining...I love your sense of humor. I look forward to this whole season! Good luck!

jayeford
jayeford

Hi, Lisa!

I absolutely LOVE you, darling! LOL! You are the REALEST of all of the women on this show, and the best thing about you is that you don't have huge lip injections or other plastic surgery that makes you look like you're trying too hard. You have natural beauty and grace that cannot be bought with money.

I thought it was sad the way Kim's sister was breaking her neck to make herself and her family presentable to you. Everyone doesn't have to serve caviar and the best wines to entertain real friends. The fact that she felt she had to go all out just tells me she wants to be friends with you for the wrong reasons. Friendships should be based on actually loving to spend time with someone that you have a real connection with and can confide in. What I see in Kim's sister is, unfortunately, someone who wants to live the lifestyle that you live, but doesn't have the means. Her poor husband. I can see her sending him straight to bankruptcy court. As an associate of hers, maybe you can talk to her and convince her to just be happy being content. I feel really sad seeing her make a fool of herself on the show and I'm being as sincere as I can possibly be.

Anyway, again, you are my absolute favorite. Sorry to discuss someone else on your blog, but I can see how being so fabulous has a strong impact on some of the other ladies. And being the woman of class you are, I hope you can talk some sense into them.

Continue being you, darling! You are just yummy! :-)

Palmbeachchick
Palmbeachchick

Lisa, Your husband and your children must be proud of you. You carry yourself with a lot of class ....very refreshing money and class!!! Love Jiggy too

Sf Fan
Sf Fan

LOVE YOU! You had my laughing in every interview. You are Kyle are definitely my favorites so far, and I can't see how that would possibly change. Your sex object line? Priceless. And who couldn't love that little thing you call a dog :)

Shaelyn
Shaelyn

$1000 for a chocolate rabbit??? Imagine all the food you could have donated to a food pantry with that $1000.

katie9753
katie9753

You are the best of this group. I agree with the others, you and Kyle are the most likeable so far,along with Adrienne. You have a great sense of humor and light/fun way about you. Very natural and down to earth. It is adorable that you take your dog everywhere, don't pay attention to those who have negative things to say about that. Looking forward to this season.

~Sher~
~Sher~

Hi Lisa..and..Jiggy the ADORABLE Pom...

You've already become my FAVE from the show..your simply beautiful and I love your British accent...and..of course who could not love your ADORABLE baby Jiggy...what a sweetie-pie!!!!

I have a full-size Pom and they are indeed so PRECIOUS...

Looking forward to each week's episodes...take care...and give a little hug & kiss to Jiggy!!!!!

NOLA Girl
NOLA Girl

You are my fav of the Beverly Hills housewives. I like your spunk. :-)

SoCal1235
SoCal1235

Hi Lisa, Oh that chocolate! Oh my gosh...it looks sooo good! The shoes were beautiful!! The big bunny...lol..it was sad...you brought that beautiful chocolate bunny to Kim and Kyle's at Easter and it looked like it was demolished in a matter of minutes! lol...That's how females are around chocolate!! lol...you are such a fun person! Take care, Kim San Diego

Jiggy Lover
Jiggy Lover

what kind of dog is jiggy?!?!? he is soo adorable

ffrogkisser
ffrogkisser

Love you and your husband and your personalities! You are one of my favorites.

SF Viewer
SF Viewer

Love you, love your husband, and of course, LOVE Jiggy! You could have a show all on your own & it would be entertaining. Please keep up the blogging!

Kyle001
Kyle001

Lisa, you and Jiggy are precious and if Kyle is a true friend, then what people say and do will never get in the way of that friendship! Best of luck!

DIGNIFIEDaddict;)
DIGNIFIEDaddict;)

You are great fun to watch - a beautiful Brit in Beverly Hills! Along with your dog and your husband...wow, what a life!

NC viewer
NC viewer

Please, please, please tell me where I can get a dog like Jiggy. I've tried to find "teddy bear poms" but can only find "teacup". Is Jiggy a teacup??? I adore him.

Jiggy Fan!
Jiggy Fan!

Don't apologize for bringing your very well-behaved dog anywhere!! People's children should be as well behaved. You are by far the best out of all those women. They look so freaky with all their plastic surgery. That alone would make me go find a younger woman if I was their husbands.

Anyway, i have a yorkie that i take EVERYWHERE. Life is so much better with your dog!

Quinncie
Quinncie

I don't think he'd be interested in you. LOL.