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!
Love your blog Lisa can't wait to see all the ladies open up a bit more! :) You and Kyle have emerged as the most likable to me so far! I'll def be watching what happens, good luck on what's to come!
Lisa, you are fresh!! You are totally funny and truly seem to display a sweetness not present in Cat from the D.C. Housewives. She always goes on about how she's British and Brits are more brash.... Well, you seem genuine but you don't seem brash and impolite like her. Keep doing what you're doing girl! I'll be watching!
Hello Lisa, you seem to be the most sophisticated yet the most down to earth. You didn't seem snobby or superficial. If we ever run into each other at Target let's say hello ;) Joking aside, thanks for sharing your lovely home with the rest of us to appreciate. Best wishes to you and your family.
So far you are my favorite. You're beautiful, lively and full of life but most of life, but most of all your are very witty! I like how you carry yourself also. I'm excited about this season.
You're hilarious, elegant, and down to earth. When you said "oh for god's sake" in regards to kyles flying fear, i nearly fell over in my chair! You and Adrienne seem like my type of folks!
Your accent makes everything that comes out of your mouth 10X funnier, but classy at the same time. Villa Blanca is one of my favorite restaurants-it's like a miniature version of your palatial estate! Jiggy's adorable. Your finesse and design savvy attitude put you on a whole other level than the rest of the Housewives.
You are so lovable. I love the things you say and especially the way you say it. There is a wisdom about that comes across very smooth and chic!! loved reading your blog! this is jenni from the Sunshine State of Florida
Lisa you are so funny, I like your 'sense of humor' it keeps one young. You are looking great, it's evident from your workouts. I'm sure you are the third Collins sister or so you've put it, younger sister or daughter...haha! Either way, I've enjoyed your first appearance. So far you, Kyle and Adrienne are my favorite housewives. God Bless you and your family.
Lisa Really enjoy the show and especially you. You look and sound just like my Aunt Sheila. We are all British. also. So, of course, I feel a connection with you because you sound like my entire family and the same sense of humor. Your husband seems fantastic, too
I am going to enjoy watching the dynamics of the BH franchise.
Lisa, both you and your husband are very pleasant to watch. Your dog is adorable. You, Kyle, and Kim are the reason I'll be watching. The others should lay off the botox, etc.
How refreshing, Lisa...you are showing true Briish class..unlike another HW on Bravo. Looking forward to the next episode.
I love love love you! You are definitely going to be the comic relief in this show. Who cares if you take jiggy everywhere, I have a little dog too that I am obsessed with. They are great company! You are my favorite so far!
My jaw is still on the floor from watching the first episode! WOW! I will be tuned in every week! You look GREAT!
Lisa, you're hilarious! Can't wait to see more of you and your take on the way things play out with the other wives.
You're actually mine and my bf's favorite. I think you are the most real and have a good outlook on life and things. Kudos
Oh, can't forget your comment about the 'Pantomime Lion' lol funny, regarding the Sacromento Kings Mascot. Still laughing....
Love Love Love you!! It usually takes a few episodes of RH to figure out the one we love but after one show I think you're going to be the number one. So glad you're on it. PS - If you kick that trainer/lodger out - please give him my address!!
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!
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.
You are great fun to watch - a beautiful Brit in Beverly Hills! Along with your dog and your husband...wow, what a life!
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!
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!
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
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!!!!!
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.
$1000 for a chocolate rabbit??? Imagine all the food you could have donated to a food pantry with that $1000.
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 :)
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
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! :-)
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!
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!
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!!!!
You are hands down my favorite housewife! Absolutely beautiful and every bit the women, looking forward to the rest of the season.
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.
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...
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!