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.
Love you Adrienne - laughed so hard at Paul trying to get up on the bull and laughed even more at how much Portia was laughing at him.. You two make a great couple and it's nice that you keep your sons out of the spotlight. Teen Maloof!!!
Adrienne, I just love you and Paul! What goes around, comes around, and it's obvious you and Paul have been kind and generous to others. I was especially glad to see the preview for next week's episode showing you voice your concern to Lisa regarding Pandora's party.... now that's how to approach someone! Perhaps Taylor can learn something by watching this. A calm, personal approach instead of hostile accusations go a long way. Well done.
Hello Adrienne. I understand you being hurt about Pandora not holding her bachelorette party at the Palms. I was there in August....and it is a very beautiful hotel. Furthermore, I am getting married in May...should you still feel like hosting a bachelorette party at the Palms, by all means, I will accept :) Either way...I'm still a fan!
Adrienne......I really like you and Paul; I think you're adorable together although sometimes you appear to be a little hard on him. Please be careful with his feelings so he doesn't have an excuse to look elsewhere for validation. I really like Lisa and Ken as well and, like many viewers, don't understand where your apparent animosity towards Lisa comes from and wish this wasn't an issue. Since I do think so highly of you it's not easy to say this but I think your attitude about Pandora's choice of venue for her and Jason's bachelor/ette parties is unwarranted. I don't understand why are you are continuing to make it about you when it has nothing to do with you. I'm sorry to say that I feel you owe Lisa an apology.
Adrienne, PLEASE don't fall into the crazy trap! When you heard of Pandora's engagement, that you be the time for YOU to OFFER the Palms as the location.I don't care how close of friends you are, I think its rude to ask for such a favor. Obviously, Lisa's friend at the Hard Rock knows a little more about advertising. That should've been in the works a LONG time ago. On another note...I'd be more than elated if you hosted MY Bachlorette Party..I'll even let you pick the dates!! Think about it!
Adrienne I adore you and think you are a gracious, and generous woman. However, sometimes friends may feel that offering all these wonderful things like spa day, and plastic surgery night, can be more of a I have all this and you don't. I don't feel you are consciously doing that, but it may appear that way. As for Lisa's party she also may have felt she doesn't need your generosity to hold a party, especially if someone else was throwing it. She wouldn't want to stick her nose in and say my friend can have it at her place, then it would make the party giver feel their party wasn't good enough?
And, Lisa can afford her own party as well. As for the engagement at her friend's place, I feel that was more of a producer's get. The fans would love to see a place like that, and I did. I wonder what he does to have all that.
But, I think you are one of the nicest wives there, but at times you didn't let Brandi say her peace, you stuck with the other ladies, and cut her short. Maybe that is your way of not getting too involved.
Besides those comments, you are lovely, funny, fair and very normal, down to earth mom, wife, and friend. I'll be looking for your shoes, though at my age, it's hard to wear heels these days. You always look so lovely. Colleen
I like you Adrienne but I think you are wrong being mad with Lisa. She doesn't owe you an explanantion. As a friend you are to understand her situation. As a friend she doesn't have to explain herself unless its a direct hit to you and it clearly wasn't. I think you were just disappointed she went to the competition and that's the bottom line.
I think you and Paul are very down-to-earth and I am glad you both are on the show to anchor it. Your voice really most mirrors my feelings about what we see as a viewer. I appreciate you and Paul, even your bickering is real and down-to-earth. I certainly understand your feelings over the bachelorette party, but I also doubt that Lisa would ever intentionally try to hurt your feelings, as I am sure you have since realized. Please don't change, I don't think you will, but others have tried not to and failed, I would hate to see it happen to you.
Adrienne, on the show you said it was "rude" of Lisa not to ask to have the bachelorette at The Palms. Wha? After all the times you've declined to say anything in the middle of a real fight about real issues, you're putting your foot down about this?
I absolutely believe that you would've loved to have hosted and would have done a great job for Pandora, but I'm not sure you're being objectively reasonable. Lisa accepted the invitation of a long time family friend. There's nothing rude about that. Frankly, it looks like you're angry that you missed a chance to publicize The Palms (which was already featured heavily last season). If Lisa were upset that you didn't have all your events at Sur or Villa Blanca it would look equally silly. Just my two cents.
I really don't think Lisa did anything wrong in this situation. With all the stuff on her plate, I am sure she was very grateful that someone else was handling Pandora's party, and that she was pretty much out of the loop. I cannot image there was even an inkling of a slight towards you.
Still think you overreacted with Lisa. She should not have had to fulfill your criteria for how you wanted to see things unfold in order for you not to be insulted. You attached too many strings to that friendship in that instance, I feel...but you're still one of my favs on the show.
I glad you explained the situation about the bachelorette situation with Lisa ...I was a little set back when you told Kyle (which I'm sure she is the one that told you...miss gossip aka Kyle ) at the party how upset you were with Lisa ...honestly that was wrong and uncalled for ...you should of called Lisa yourself rather then say something to Kyle or in front of the camera...you looked really petty by doing this. Adrianne, I really like you and Paul, but that was very petty.
Miss Adrienne, The fact that you are able to attend a gathering like the tea party and not slap them one of these crazy women up side head is a testament to your character.
Adrienne, I feel that Lisa wouldn't intentionally turn down your hospitality in using The Palm as a venue for her daughter's fling in Vegas. Perhaps that offer from the other party she is close with as well came first and Pandora chose that hotel, when the opportunity struck. I believe Lisa cares about you and your family and made a decision that was extended to them before they thought to talk with you first. I just can't see Lisa doing anything hurtful or spiteful on purpose. Yes, watching your husband did honestly have me roaring! You have to give him credit- and he just seems like a great guy with a shining personality. You are blessed and your family is as well.
Adrienne, Ok you my dear are the coolest house wife out there. You have it all, Class, look's ,style,smarts , wealth,fame....I could go on and on! I love that its your level head that keeps the peace at most of the events.You are wonderful! As far as Pandy's B-party B-party.......dont be hurt, I really dont think it was meant to be like that. Why not have 2 party's? what a lucky girl!!!
You are most wise about the Taylor situation and your sense of recognition in knowing that the handling of your involvement in such a dire situation is best kept to a professional. She is beyond fragile. Sad. Now, in Lisa's case, put forward your same sense of professionalism and see that this is NOT PERSONAL. Pandora's bachelorette party appears to have been a gift, something you could have offered to Pandora the INSTANT she was ENGAGED. You didn't really need to know whether or not Vagas was her dream destination, she could have politely turned it down should she have wanted a party in LA instead. It simply seems another friend beat you to the punch, and has nothing to do with Lisa intending to hurt your feelings about your venue, which, I imagine is a lot classier than Planet Hollywood. Let is slide.
I just wanted to say thank you for being the sane one in this bunch. Now don't get me wrong I like all of you housewives but you are the calm in the storm. I am glad you told Camille that she did not owe Taylor an apology. Taylor and her drama has been out of control and she needs to get the help she desperately needs, which like you say is from a professional. Thank you for being so level headed and down to earth.
You're so cool and collective most of the time it was strange to see you hurt by Pandi having her party at someone else's hotel in Las Vegas. You feel how you do and no one can change how you feel. I do hope Lisa's explanation relieves some of the hurt and you're able to move forward.
Adrienne- don't let the insecurities of others start making you jump to conclusions- don't be hurt by your good friend until you check out the real story. Lisa's decision was not really her decision at all. It's Pandora's wedding so she and her groom can decide where they want a party too. I think sometimes when there is a "Taylor" personality around, is can rub off on others and make them feel insecure and paranoid.
You and Paul are so sweet and cute together- just enjoy your wonderful life and have a very Happy Thanksgiving! xx
I think every girl needs a friend like you. I am not talking about your wealth or the fact that you are famous. I love how you tell it like it is without making anyone defensive. That is a gift. I don't know many people that can do that. Have a great Thanksgiving!
Hey thats great, Charlotte is my town, I met my husband of 42 years there, 2 of my sons was born there. Its a great city. I am glad you see that it was Pandora who wanted the other hotel.
I think it was disgraceful the way Taylor did Lisa in her home. And it was ugly the way Kyle has talked about Lisa all season, she is not a friend to Lisa, like Ellen Barkin said on wwhl with Andy, Kyle does not want peace, she wants to keep things brewing. So be careful of her. Love Paul
Adrienne, I love U so much on the show and now that U are a charles jourdan associate, I love U more. I am from French culture and Charles Jordan was my favorite branch as shoes is concern. He did made the best shoes ever and I know I will be starving and save to buy Ur shoes. I can't wait to see the shoes.
LOVE YOU ADRIENNE (& PAUL!)
Lisa should have come to you first, that's what a true friend would have done. Her ego really does seem to be getting to her
Adrienne - You have every reason to be hurt by Lisa's actions. Certainly, when Peter offered her the HR, she should have let you know. But adding to this, her blog post is another slap.
Just wanted to let you know that of all the women on the show, you are the most level-headed (I believe you've called yourself the peacemaker and I see you that way as well: the sensible one). You're gracious, accommodating (except with Paul, but hey, who am I to judge? In fact, I really get a giggle out of watching you too, he seems like a great guy.) and always try to see both sides of any situation.
I love you Adrienne, but seriously? The whole Vegas issue comes across so petty in light of Taylor's situation in this episode. I doubt very much that Lisa did this to hurt you in any way. She probably received the offer from her friend before she was even thinking of this bachelorette party, and it would've been rude to say no. Besides it was Pandoras decision not Lisa's and that's that. In life we shouldn't make a big deal over the little things or be mad bc someone didn't handle something the way we think they should've. Let it go and don't sweat the small stuff :) ps. Paul was hilarious on the bull! Got to love him!
Adrienne I love you on the show, but it was really tacky and inappropriate to confront Lisa about her choice of where her daughters party will be held.
She is allowed to go anywhere she wants. You should offer, then stay out of it. I was surprised to see you do that.
Why didn't we see you again at the tea party after you took the call from Paul?
Why weren't you more honest with Taylor?
I'm confused about why you (and Kyle and Taylor) are taking digs at Lisa this season?
You have many good qualities which make watching you on the show interesting and fun. However, this 'hurt' you feel about Lisa not informing you about their choice of having the party at a rival hotel in Vegas seems, to an outsider, more like greed and entitlement than hurt. It would have made life feel more fair and positive if Lisa had involved you, but life isn't fair. (I can't even afford dental work) That 'hurt' you feel should have stayed a private upset between you and those close to you, not told to a huge tv audience. You made it seem like you're trying to punish/humiliate her with the public display. As well, you 'appear' to be kicking her when she's down. (Taylor's rant and Kyle's mini betrayal)
Sorry Adrienne, I really like you but this was not something to take a stand on. Just made you seem petty.
You should be hurt by Lisa's inconsideration to at least inform you of their family's "friend" hosting Pandora's party. I sense Lisa is trying to hurt you in a backhanded kind of way. Seems to be her method of operating. Her money is her power and her manners are not up to par with the funds. Something is brewing there. She is trying to hurt you. Lisa's way or the highway. Perhaps she downgraded her manners when she downgraded her home size.
I really disagreed with you about Lisa needing to come to you about having Pandora's bachelorette at the Palms. Lisa has other friends too, she doesn't owe you anything. Besides, this was Pandora's party, not Lisa's. I don't understand how it was any of your concern. I really felt you made yourself look bad in this situation. You are not the mayor of Las Vegas and, the last time I checked, people don't need clearance from you before they have a party there. Do you host your parties at Villa Blanca and ONLY Villa Blanca when you are in Los Angeles?
Adrienne, you have natural class and elegance. But we can't all be perfect. You have not been fair to Lisa and really ought to reconsider your position. Truly, do you eat at Sur for every occasion, methinks not. While LIsa has been to the Palms, this is not about you, this is about her. If another friend offered their place to the bridesmaids ( who typically plan the bachelorette party- NOT THE MOTHER) that is their prerogative.
You are a wonderful person, but this time you are letting money come between you and a friend, and placing yourself first. Not good. I do not have this type of anger when friends use other services other than mine for their needs...
Please reconsider, because you are blinded for some reason & you owe Lisa an apology....
Still you fan...
Hello Adrienne, you and Lisa are my favorite's. You were such an awesome peace maker last year with a fair and balanced view. You are like a big sister to the younger women. Honestly, I suspect you will find Lisa's daughter planned her own batchlorette, or someone else offered their hotel before you. I don't find it like you to be offended by something like this before knowing the details. You are one of the strong ones. I hope you and Lisa, being the big girls, talk and hug it out. You have an awesome husband who loves you dearly. You are so strong and look out for others, maybe it's hard for you to receive your husband looking out for you, especially with the absent Dad (mine recently passed), maybe you haven't allowed yourself the luxury. I know you have brothers you must maintain the leadership role with, but your husband is always on your side, no need to be circumspect or strong with him. With that guy you can let your guard down, and maybe that sensitive side you so often show to others in their difficult situations can get some nurturing, too. Love Rachael. Hope you can be strong enough to let your guard down and receive the love you have and deserve. It can be a strong woman's burden. (you remind me of one of my best friends, tough and compassionate-- you're entitled to get that protection and love from others too -- God Bless)
At least you realized that lisa was not hurting your feelings; she did what anyone would do...you are now my 2nd best person to see on RHOBH!!! You are right about taylor, you will hear her version over and over and over and it's best to leave it to the professionals, otherwise we as women can not turn a blind eye, i 100% agree with you!!! I can't wait to see you in NYC as i am from LA, i reside in CT; however, Charles Jordan has made great shoes for so many years....your joint venture should be fun and exciting as i love your over the top style, perfect for the holidays!!! Be honest and you will always have your fans!!!
Please don't let your feelings get hurt over anything that happens on the show. The NY ladies got caught up in petty differences and egos and that's not fun to watch or live through. Don't try to guess anyone's motives or try and speculate the worst. Don't worry about appearances. Just live as though no ones watching.
Love you and Paul. Both of you are so much fun to watch. You are one of the main reasons people keep watching this show.
Your husband is a hoot. You really do have to love him. I am glad that Camille said what she said about Taylor. But now look at how Taylor is acting toward her. Taylor is mentally unbalanced. Wish that you would consider coming down to the Palm Beaches in Florida.
Eventually people realize that when really mean words are spoken, even softly and without emotion, they are really mean words. You are mean when you speak of Lisa, and you are mean when you bring Bernie in to insult her.
Paul is sooo great! I loved that he got on the bull and he really seems to care about your friends in a sincere way.
I can understand how you felt but, just like Mohammed offered to host a party for Pandora at his house this family friend offered to host this particular party at his hotel in Vegas. So, I hope you get over this and not hold ill feelings for Lisa. I'm sure she was not trying to upset you or purposely go to your competition. I love you and your family especially Paul he was hilarious on that bull!!!
I love you and your family, but you are being very silly to be hurt and/or angry that Lisa is having her daughter's party at another hotel. Whether it's a gift from a friend or not, it's their perogative to have it any place they want and you shouldn't take any offense that they didn't have it at your hotel. You are usually such a "regular person" in spite of your great wealth, but this time you are showing your rich spoiled brat side. You are usually such a lovely person and I hope we see more of that and less of the pettiness.
I'm so surprised at your reaction to Pandora's bachelorette party! What did Lisa say when you asked her? Oh that's right, you didn't. So unlike you not to go to the source for your answers before gossiping about it. Lisa seems like such a gracious person and all of you bashing her in front of and behind her back was deplorable. That an old friend offered to host the Vegas party shows what generous friends she really has. It didn't appear that her decision had anything to do with you or the Palms. Of course if you wanted to do something in addition, that would have been kind and generous of you as well but I was really shocked that you took any of that personally.
Love you Adrienne, and Paul too! Love him on the bull. Too funny. Glad you and Lisa have straightened our the Vegas thing. I can understand your point - Lisa should have told you where and why the party was somewhere else. That is what friends do. Your decision to pull away from Taylor's incessant need for attention is a wise decision. God Bless!
You and Paul seem like a very happy couple. You are so comfortable with each other, you let us see that. I've been married for 36 years and my husband and I feel comfortable enough to give my hubby a hard time and he does the same. Being nice all of the time is boring! I am enjoying watching all of you this season. It seems every time a house wife on any of the housewives shows gets a divorce she lashes out at all of the other ladies in her cast, next season Taylor should be fine, Camille seems fine now.
Adrienne, I'm not buying Lisa's story. She knew darn well that Pandora's party would be filmed for the show and feature another Vegas hotel as part of the wedding storyline. It's one thing to have lunch filmed in another BH restaurant. It's entirely another thing to have a weekend party in Vegas showcasing a competitor's hotel. If she was your friend she would have talked to you about it instead of letting you find out through the grapevine. You know, the same thing she complained about Taylor doing to her with the awards invitation? Love that you went to her directly and shared your feelings. It would not have been an imposition on you as it's clear from the show that entertaining is what you love to do most.