Adrienne Maloof

Adrienne explains why she was really hurt about Lisa's decision to hold Pandora's bachelorette party at Planet Hollywood instead of The Palms.

on Nov 23, 20110

So after my whirlwind trip to New York last week, I’m back to blogging for this episode.

Let’s start with the tea party. The tea parties I threw as a child involved teacups and scones. This tea party felt more like the one they threw in Boston a couple of hundred years ago. Friendships seemed to shift in an instant. 

I think most of us were frustrated because, as Taylor’s friends, we were concerned for her. We’d heard things about her marriage from her, and we had expressed concern, offered help, and been there to just hear her out. Yet at the same time we were often expected to turn a blind eye to all that we were being told in social situations. As a friend, that’s a nearly impossible thing to do. When you care, you can’t just turn it on and off. 

I think Camille was just tired of the façade, and she couldn’t hold back any longer. I can’t say that I blame her. After I left that day I spent a lot of time debating how to best move forward with Taylor and I came to the conclusion that Taylor’s domestic situation was something best to be navigated by professionals. I had earlier recommended someone for Taylor to talk to and I knew that she was talking to them, and to me that was the most responsible thing I could do and a step in the right direction for her. 

134 comments
Rosalia Morales Kidd
Rosalia Morales Kidd

Thank God Lisa didnt go grovelling to you so you can tell the whole world the favors you do for her. Lisa is very refined. You are not. Evidently you dont even know YOU are supposed to offer.

donna d
donna d

Hey girl, just watched the reunion. I am team Adrienne. Lisa should have at least given you a chance with hosting the bachelorette party. I'll tell you what.... my son's fiansee is going to be having one an if you'd like to host it... feel free. This bunch of cabin's from Louisiana would never forget that! Stay classy as you always are. thanks, donna

SKR
SKR

Just a quick note ~~ I think Adrienne explained her feelings re Pandoras party ~ I am pretty sure she gets it and accepts it !!!! I don't think she is full of herself and maybe if you all really read what is being said such comments wouldn't have to be made ~~~ !!

JVB
JVB

Sorry Adrienne, but you are in no position to expect anything from Lisa. The man hosting Pandora's Party has known them for over 20 years. In my book, that is a long time friendship and takes absolute precedence over any friendship she has with you. She owes you absolutely nothing. Get over yourself.

Ruby Lena
Ruby Lena

Adrienne: You are very diplomatic. You're always composed and logical. You're the voice of reason during episodes of chaos.

Debra Chambliss
Debra Chambliss

First of all Adrianne you were right to be hurt over the bachlorette party....you are just trying to be a good friend.....bravo (no pun intended lol) to you and just continue to be the classy lady that you have always proven yourself to be...my daughters bachlorette party will be in Vegas in April and although we can't afford to stay at The Palms, we certainly plan on visiting..if you have any suggestions for us I would greatly appreciate it as it will be our first time in Las Vegas...thanks so much.....I will be watching as things continue to unfold....best of luck to you and your family

CA Girl
CA Girl

Adrienne, you sure get your nose out of joint for the silliest reasons...in the midst of planning a long awaited wedding for her precious daughter and ALL that goes along with that you stand in the shadows waiting for them to come to you instead of making the offer and being clear about it...and then complain about how hurt your feelings are...really? It was similar to your stance that Brandi owed Kyle and Kim an apology on "game night" even though you were no where in sight to witness just how rude the sisters were to begin with. I love Kyle but she was mean and catty that night and apologized for it later. I even felt sorry for Brandi, she couldn't catch a break from anyone!!

Jennine
Jennine

Although you didn't get the answer you wanted, it was refreshing to see a pair of women address an issue face to face without the over dramatization. You may not have heard it, but from the footage Lisa did apologize. Kudo's to Adrienne for expressing your hurt clearly and not rolling over.

Bravo Fan #1
Bravo Fan #1

YOU Adrienne went to engagement party, you could have told Lisa and Pandora then you would like to host her party, YOU didn't...Was it just the fact it was another hotel in Vegas??? Testy I would say, as Camille says, NOT COOL for YOU.

PAUL, Paul, Paul where are you??, Have Adrienne sit and watch the conversation between Lisa and Pandora and if Adrienne does not get it, explain it to her. Adrienne just a thought, Did Kyle say things bad about Lisa concerning this when she was looking at your shoes?? Is that what Kyle likes to be on your good side, because you to wear the same size shoes? Just a thought

CynC
CynC

OMG. There are so many people who are just not getting that Adrienne was hurt by the fact that her across-the-street *neighbor* didn't have the guts to just give her the courtesy of a personal word that another friend was giving Pandora the gift of the bachelorette party. Instead she had to hear it from someone else. I really don't think it had anything at all to do with business, and those of you who think it did are just not thinking. Which is probably why you think hosting a weekend-long bachelorette party in Vegas is the equivalent of someone eating out at a restaurant. Really?!?! And Adrienne handled it in an adult manner by drawing Lisa aside and talking with her in private, instead of stabbing her in the back like most other "real housewives" in Beverly Hills and all the other cities. I'm almost as tired of all this drama as I was of NYC. Andy, there is a limit, and all these shows are about to reach it. The first year is fun. THe second year--not so much. The third year is beyond any semblance of human civility. I no longer watch RHOA or NY. I'm about to cut this one, too. And if the other housewives hadn't dealt with Tre in NJ, I was going to cut that one as well. I just can't watch that much meanness. It's not fun. Andy, are you listening??

BellaSouth
BellaSouth

Come on, Adrienne!!! Why, praytell, did you not throw out the offer? It really isn't Lisa's or Pandora's place to try to hit you up. Once an engagement strikes, there are TONS of details to tend to. Everything becomes a whirlwind of activity. You should blame yourself for not cheerily sending an elegant handwritten note saying "Congratulations on your engagement! You will make a beautiful bride! If you're considering holding any of your bridal functions in Las Vegas, please let me know. I'd love to host ---it'd be my great honor and gift to you and your family! XOXO!".

There you have it. Nice. Simple. Classy. Enough said, right?

justahwfan
justahwfan

first time reading blogs...how do you stand it, it's crazy, I totally understand where you were comng from w/the Vegas deal, and I dread the day that you cannot share your feelings w/a friend, cause a friend will respect and understand, I also love Lisa, I think you are both great!! Keep the lines of communication open between friends, it's the best way to remain friends ! Good luck on your shoe line, only wish I could afford a pair !! think Bravo wants to do a House Wifes of San Fernando Valley !!! LOL

MR C
MR C

I find it irritating that people are telling you , "how you should have felt." As if!!!! You feel like you feel! The only thing wrong with your reaction was the manner in which you confronted Lisa. As she walked in your house to attend your function, was not the right time. Lisa could support The Palms occasionally at best. You could support her restaurants multiple times, daily! Act accordingly if you choose. You seem to be a bigger person than that. I'm not!!! As for Taylor, the problem with Camille's statement was that after she said it, she got mad and left the room. Once the big "secret" was out, that was the time to discuss it. Instead, Lisa made nice with Taylor and everyone ignored the "elephant" in the room. People have to do more than just bring it up! It's what people do after it has been brought up!!!! Which was nothing in this case. You are amazingly grounded despite your wealth. You are by far the best dressed, most attractive and yet still approachable lady on the show. You are always trying to be "the problem solver." You have never been the trouble-maker and you aren't now!! Consider the source. Let Lisa have her moment in the sun with Pandora. You have many fun-filled sunny days to come. Everyone knows, there is nothing like those fabulous themed suites at The Palms. Lisa's tastes must be waning!!!!!

luvmydogs
luvmydogs

Hey Adrienne! What up! love you and Lisa both. The two of you and now Camille are the "most together" on the entire show! But Lisa gets my vote on this one. Tacky I think to call someone out for their choice of venue on a family gathering because they didn't choose yours. You have too much style and grace to paint yourself as petty - and that's how it came off. Also, I find Lisa hilarious. We've all come to expect her sarcasm and I take it with a grain of salt. I'm sure when you're the victim it can sting at times. But just remind yourself that this is how Lisa communicates and although not always right, you know deep inside I think that she means no harm. She's opinionated and speaks her mind with humor but she would do anything for you. And again, perhaps you should have waited a little longer to have the "shoe show" if the shoes weren't ready. You can't blame people for asking "where are the shoes?". Stay sweet and strong and trust us all when we say, although Paul obviously grates your nerves at times, he adores you and he's a catch. He's handsome, witty, smart and cut him a break. As another type A strong woman, i can see in you what I do to my guy. We need to cut these guys a little slack. After all, they're only men :) luv ya!

solecurious
solecurious

You were wrong. You assumed too much. Two duds in a row. First - it IS Pandora's party. YOU should be the FIRST to ask if you had really cared about HER, not put YOUR business before her. That's crass! Where were you??? Right, next door!! Duh? And it WAS a family friend - that's hard to argue considering weddings are all about family and close friends! And the family friend did ASK FIRST! What is so hard to understand about common sense and etiquette here??? I love shoes too. But to have a fashion show about shoes and not show shoes is like going to a restaurant to abstain from eating and drinking. Duh?? If it's for charity and your intention is clear - then roll with it. Stop pretending to be modest. Doesn't play well in this situation. Made you foolish than anything else. But your shoes were fabulous, though I can tell they will be uncomfortable. And the dresses by Kevan Hall were absolutely breath-taking. High in style and taste . But I don't agree with your behavior. Bad judgement here.

mmjersey
mmjersey

Adrienne, in season 1 it was fun to watch you but what happened this year? The bachelorette party was not about you and it was not about business. Plus, why do you feel you have to constantly restate was everyone is trying to say for themselves? It's getting very annoying. Just relax and be your self (and tone down the 'boss in charge' attitude). Don't pull a Caroline Manzo on us.

Patticakes
Patticakes

Love you Adrienne but sorry dear....I must disagree with you on this one. Lisa explained to you that her longtime friend asked to host the bridal shower at his establishment. Seems that would have been suffice...but you and Kyle seem to be hating a little on Lisa this season and I'm unsure why. I really don't think you have cause to be offended. You are still one of my favorites on the show!

patrick drought
patrick drought

hi Adrienne, I agree with you your friends should stick by you lisa is not very nice lately its not about money as most people think its loylety to your friends people for get that always rember every body has not got money but you got a good friend thats all you need you were right to be upset any you are a very nice person any way xx patrick. cavan Ireland

Julie Francke
Julie Francke

Hi Adrienne,

Bravo please try to pass this e-mail to Adrienne. Love you and Paul. Love the shoes, could you please think about makeing a pair of saddle shoes just like the originall ones and could you make them pink and white with a pink ribbion. I am a breast cancer survivor and have the pink ribbion tattooed on my wrist. Just a thought.

Thanks Bravo

Love you and Paul

GreekGoddess
GreekGoddess

Adrienne...love you and mostly agree with you, but I don't think Lisa meant to slight you. Let it go! Is it that big a deal? Is The Palms struggling?

Tampa Viewer
Tampa Viewer

I would say that this was more of a bridesmaid idea were mom's input is welcome and suggestions are taken. It was a gift from a family friend.....

jeannie D
jeannie D

Hurt or Mad? Two differnt things altogether

This is America and Pandora can have her Bachelor Party where ever she wants to have it. My husband has a restaurant do we get mad when anybody elses goes someplace else "No We Don't" people are allowed to do whatever they want and taking up an offer from an Old Friend to stay at another hotel (This is about Pandora right?) is up to the "Bride".

You should of extended the invitation first if you wanted Lisa/Pandora at your hotel.

Adrienne you seem to get everything you want in life and you worked hard to do it and this time you didn't get what you want ~ This is how most people live here in America

Get over it and I hope you don't hold grudges for somebody not staying someplace because you want them to.

Jeanne D

KOP Housewife
KOP Housewife

Adrienne you're a class act on how you handle every situation on the TV. Many women look up to you including myself to be strong and stand up for what you believe in! I look forward to seeing your shoes in our King of Prussia Mall soon!

s_shelagh
s_shelagh

Lisa, Your party was to die for.... Only in the movies have I seen such grandness... It was beautiful... and you were too. About Lisa, I agree with you.. She knew, she would hurt you.. I can see her colors coming out this year... She gets back in such a quiet way, But she gets back... With your shoe line.. How rude of her to say something about her vanderpump line.. that is sooooooooooooo wrong... I believe you about the wine too.. she probably thought she could get the wine for next to nothing..and didnt respond once she found out.. Hold your head up... you are a lady... She is well.. ENGLISH.... Shannon

Maria Elena
Maria Elena

Usually, when one wants to host an event for a bride-to-be, rather it be a bridal shower, brunch or bachelorette party, the hostess will discuss it with the family....I don’t recall you doing this.

miami goddess
miami goddess

for all those who are saying it was pandora's party and she should go with her choice: she never had a choice - in the sense that she trusts her mom with her judgement and taste. she knows her mom has high profile friends and anything done will be elegant and upscale. so for her engagement party she went with mohammad's venue, mohammad being her mom's connection and the decision essentially made by lisa. the same applied for the bachelorette party - she would have gone with whatever her mom would have gone for.

i guess that why adrienne was hurt because she knew it technically may have been pandora's party but the ball was in lisa's court.

Midwest housewife
Midwest housewife

You, Lisa and Camille are my favorites because you are savvy business women and seem less self aborbed than the other women. I was sorry to see your reaction to the location of Pandora's engagement party. It was a generous gift from a family friend and that should have been respected. Why didn't you offer to give her an over the top bridal shower in your venue as a gift? Sometimes it is not all about business and promotion, but about the friendship - and in this case about the engaged couple.

Taylor - Wow, it is so sad to see her disolving right on camera. I am hoping you and your friends continue to be upfront with her about her problems. She needs reality right now more than coddling.

Stay classy

Jone
Jone

Lisa knew exactly what she was doing when she booked the party at HRC she always plays dumb once she is found out about. She is manipulative and back stabbing. She should have asked you first period you both are on a TV show and your business should be on Brave period.

BravoBoo
BravoBoo

Adrienne, What's up with your vendetta against Lisa this season? Lets list them out.... being competitive with your dogs (Giggy vs your new little dog at the beginning of the season).. your chef making very RUDE comments about her, your constant remarks about her being 'snarky' and now this whole Pandora party thing... C'mon, this is not a good side to you... Whatever your issue is with Lisa, deal with it one on one, not by constantly picking at everything she does. (like you do with your husband)

Jone
Jone

Adrienne, you are the only adult on the show. You had a right to be upset with Lisa who I think can be very manipulative and back stabing. You both are on a Bravo show she should have asked if you could host the party not get another business free TV time. That would be like you have a month long reservation for 100 people per night at her competitors restaurant and have bravo film every night. Keep her at an arms lenght.

Sharon from NY
Sharon from NY

It was so nice and refreshing to see you go to your friend and honestly tell her how you were feeling, share your hurt, and without any nonsense. It was also nice to see you without any makeup. You have a lovely face. Stop covering it up wit all that paint. Let your natural beauty and honesty shine through.

Surfing
Surfing

I agree with you. Lisa is clueless on hurting others feelings. You two are friends and she should of come to you to host Pandora's party. Lisa comes across as a very unfeeling person. I think its all about Lisa. And What's up with bringing that dog Jiggy every where they go......Talk about rude and clueless.

Liz Feola
Liz Feola

Can't fault you for being hurt. Minimally, lisa should have shared with you why she was having the other hotel host her daughter's party before you heard it through the grapevine.

On Taylor, she has many issues that should be addressed by a therapist. She shocked me after feigning her hurt about Camille (I think Camille is actually more "real" than Taylor or Kyle) why she chose to discuss her botox etc with your husband after the tea. iT WAS SCARY to watch her do that! I think both Taylor and Kyle are really dishonest with themselves and can't help but feel Kyle is a troublemaker...she loves being the in the middle. Taylor shared those issues with all of you and it's so sad she singled out Camille without looking into herself. If find her to be very troubled. You and Camille are my favorites..but I'm not sure I can watch every week as it's getting too phony with the drama.

P>S

martag
martag

I agree - Lisa should have told you about PH and it was so you to want to 'share your hotel' with your 'friend' and have the party there - not for any reason other than that is just the way you are - not for the show but to show how wonderful you are and Lisa should have told her daughter that it would just be the right thing to do. You would have if the role was reversed and it were something that would have been in a restaurant - you would have chosen Lisa's - without a doubt. But then again, you have class - enough said. I too agree that pulling away from Taylor is good - she has proven to be such an attention grabber since her husband's death and we all don't really know the true story since he is not here to tell his side, so better it is left to not take any side at all, because we don't know what the truth really is, getting it just from Taylor is not getting the truth at all. She truly has problems. You are a joy to watch and thank you for letting us meet Dr. Paul.

danny323
danny323

Adrienne, i think you had a misunderstanding with Lisa. I think she didn't mean to hurt you. I think she has a lot of friends and somebody else asked her first. Besides it's Pandoras day and she made a comment on tonight's episode about the tea party and all the drama. Maybe it was Pandora that decided to avoid the Palms because of all the drama that is going on between you guys. I don't think Lisa did it intentionally.

A former Californian
A former Californian

Adrienne.... Love you; However, I do think you were being a bit hard on Lisa regarding her not having the party at your hotel. It was a "GIFT" from family...asking you to have it there is not fair to the one who is flipping the bill. I'm sure you would have rolled out the red carpet, but unless you were willing to give it to her as "a gift" instead, then I think it is not right for you to ask. The Palms is a FAR CRY from Planet H. If I were flipping the bill, I would be sweeting....That is "their" decision and you should have respected that. Other than that, you're awesome. And Paul is adorable.. altho the bickering can get a lil old ;o)

Nicole Gallego
Nicole Gallego

Be nice to Paul! But if you are done with him, I'll take him :) He is just too adorable! But I love both of you!

Nana Ama
Nana Ama

Adrienne, you realized that is not Lis's day, is all about her daughter. she do what makes her daughter happy on her wedding day.

Lisa K
Lisa K

I just wanted to confirm something you probably already know...you are a class act! I loved hearing your business philosophy on tonight's episode. I have been in the hospitality business for over 30 years and taking care of your employees is so important because they are the face of your company. You have become my favorite Housewife Adrienne!

kaykay77
kaykay77

Adrienne- I know you being the class act that you are will move on from this diasagreement with Lisa. Please don't change being the beautiful lady that you are on the outside and most of all on the inside.

Rozarelli
Rozarelli

You are a class act. Each one of those girls could learn something from you. I want to be on your team. Together we could make beautiful shoes.

CarlaO55
CarlaO55

I agree you were right to be hurt,you are so levelheaded and grounded "money is what I have not who I am"you must have been raised very well and with real values I admire your thought process.

NurseBetty
NurseBetty

Can't wait to see your new shoe line! I'm sure they will be fantastic.

CarlaO
CarlaO

I agree you were right to be hurt,you are so levelheaded and grounded "money is what I have not who I am"you must have been raised very well and with real values I admire your thought process.

KSue
KSue

I'm glad to see you have normal feelings and emotions like having your feelings hurt over Pandora's party. I don't think you were talking behind Lisa's back or being catty, I think you were just trying to figure it out why she wasn't using your hotel. And now you know why, no biggie. Feels funny to tell a reality star to watch their back around other reality stars buuuutttt.... watch your back around Kyle and Kim! They're the ones you should worry about!

artist10
artist10

Adrienn, Stop be a big girl.

ChicagoNative
ChicagoNative

I have said it before and I will say it again....YOU ARE THE BEST! Your feelings were hurt about the party being at another hotel....you're entitled to your feelings. I don't think it was about your hotel getting television exposure....clearly you have successful businesses, one more party here or there wasn't going to make it or break it for you....I think it was about your feelings and not business. I like the way you stated it in your blog and moved on. Not over the top about it. Classy all the way. I'm older than you, but I want to be you when I grow up!

OCally
OCally

I agree with most posts here regarding Pandora's party. You could have offered The Palms. You didn't. Move on. I couldn't beleive how you put it to Kyle. Sounded like something Taylor would do. Never, ever would have thought of you as one to stir up trouble. Please don't turn in to these other phoney ladies.

Kyle can complain about being in the middle, but we all see how she offen puts herself there. Why? Maybe more camera time? Who knows.

So disappointed in all of you for not speaking up and backing Camille. She said what everyone of you were thinking. One class act, Camille is.

With the very REAL drama Camille was going through at the time, to put up with Taylor's constant whining, had probably been what pushed her right over the edge into "Honesty Land" which is a place I doubt Taylor is very familiar with.