Hello to you all. Where do we start? Oh, I felt overwhelmed when I viewed this episode. It was more by luck than judgment that I managed to avoid the foray. . .
Firstly, the calm before the storm -- planning my daughter's wedding. It was moving forward rapidly. We only had four months to plan, total, as she wanted to be married. . .as quickly as possible. . .Kidding, before the end of summer.
Kevin was finally bringing it home. The table settings were exquisite. The flowers I knew would be absolute perfection, as that is the area at which he excels. I became excited to see the gorgeous table settings that, luckily, Pandora and I both loved. Thankfully we normally agree. It makes life so much easier.
As we exit from the fairytale like experience, we enter into a much darker place. I don't know if it was because subconsciously I was still reeling from the shock of the tea party and the conversation with Adrienne at her house that I made the decision to work late and meet my husband for drinks at Villa Blanca. Thank goodness. I hadn't been coping so well with all the demands that were being made on me. I was always running late. Between my latest venture, trying to plan my daughter's wedding, Villa Blanca, and many other demands, I was spreading myself too thin. The construction of Sur, as you witnessed a small part of this week, was designed and opened within two months, which proved to be a challenge that's for sure. But it's always a race against time as you are paying rent and obviously not trading, so one has to be prudent and expedient to say the least.
Hi lady ! We are just seeing season two's finale so not sure how your relationship is with all the other woman - I just hate it when they switch out of nowhere and stab you in the back , you just look disheartened by it , in my humble opinion I think you could safely invest in Brandi , she genuinely likes and understands you and your humour , I love your new house ! Had a sneak peek on YouTube , beautiful ! Oh Ken was bang on re "therapy" - and the flack ( Taylor checked out via Kyle first 'if' it were offensive ? ) he got for what were obviously not intended as a dig ? It's a common denominator between the woman ' she said ....' = WAR I've only ever heard you when thrown one of these "fuses" rather than light it , attempt to defuse by explaining as to why they might be getting their over priced knickers in a twist .... This maybe why the 'ladies' aren't rushing to be your best bud ! You don't play the game they love to play , I love everything about you , the real lady on the firm ! Xxx
What about Camille? No mention of Camille! Lisa, I live you and you are a straight shooter but, you left Camille out of your blog.
LMAO!!! i get those same unreasonable demands! Don't you feel that if Dee Dee wouldn't have been there it may not have gotten so out of control? I mean even Camille saw this and i think did try to stop Dee Dee. I LOVE you!You are my fav!!! I used to like Adrienne but she has somehow changed this year... not for the better. I hope she stops the drama she's starting w/ you. love ya, J
You can be so funny even when you are stressed hahaha...love that last comment. I hope you will be kind to Brandi, she seems to have a very good heart. I also hope you will not continue to rely on information Kyle gives you, she seems to leave out key details, either to make herself look better or others look bad...I just don't get her.
Love you Lisa...you are such a good role model. I want to be you when i grow up...even though i'm 30 years old lol
Oh Ms. Vanderpump how much I adore you! I thought those table settings were just stunning, I cannot wait to see which ones you went with. I admire your passion for such things and I can't wait to get to California next summer to have dinner at your beautiful restaurant and a cocktail, or two, at Sur.
That party that Brandi did such a beautiful job on was such an embarrassment for Taylor, I am happy to hear she's in a better place. I thought she should have been driven to the hospital. She looked good on WWHL, glad you avoided the entire mess!
I am looking forward to Pandy's party in Vegas with you frisky girls! Oh and Congratulations on your graduation, I wish Ken tweeted so we could see if he put you at the top of the class! XO LOVE YOU VANDERPUMP!
Uhhhggg...do they really still beg for it after so many years together? I've only been in my current relationship for 2 years & he still pesters me almost every night.
Sigh. . .I was hoping this was a phase men grew out of.
You're the best as always, Lisa! xoxo
Always funny and fun loving, it has been wonderful seeing you planning your daughter's wedding. I am always taken aback by the obvious love and respect between you and your daughter, as the relationship between a mother and adult daughter can be difficult for some. It is wonderful to see that the two of you can be friends and have a mother/daughter relationship at the same time.
While I am still baffled by Adrienne's behavior toward you, I am glad you have so much going on in your life that you really don't have time to sweat the small stuff.
Thank you for including us in such a wonderful time in your life!
Nobody says it like you do...once again, a stellar blog from THE real Beverly Hills housewife. You are one of a kind and the only reason we watch this silly show!
Oh Lisa! You make me smile, you sassy little minx! The scene with you and Ken flirting at the bar at Villa Blanca was adorable. You two make such a lovely couple. And hello, Ken is dead sexy! Any man who will give his glass of wine up for his wife or better yet, let Giggy drink out of his water glass is a real man! Love your entire family. Can't wait to see the wedding. It looks like it's going to be a dream!
All I can say is that I think you are awesome, I love the fact that you speak your mind and are very upfront and honest...finally someone on television that is honest, very refreshing! Can't wait to see what happens with your daughter's wedding thus far it looks like it will be lovely. Good luck, good fortune and much happiness to you and your family.
I hope Taylor is getting the help she needs. It seems that Camille has finally come into her own. The way she handled herself with Taylor showed she does have class. Adrienne is just all around level headed and hysterical. Kyle is a good spirit but does need to take a step back away from Taylor. Not real sure about Brandi seems to be a little needy for my taste. And you, love the sarcastic comments. Oh, one last thing, you need to add more pink to your lovely home. Regards,
Lisa, your, "I need a contractor, not a bloody ass-kisser." stole the show in my book.
Watching you not suffer fools gladly on a weekly basis remains awesome.
Lisa, first I have to say I love your sense of humor! You crack me up! I also want to commend you and all the ladies on your show for being such good friends. I was just thinking about how long a secret about domestic violence would've lasted on any of the other housewives series, and I think maybe 3 seconds. You ladies were true friends to Taylor, to offer your support, but to not oust her secret. Yes, she needed to get out of the situation, but making it public was not the way to make that happen. And you offered her your home which was a very generous gesture. You are a classy lady.
I'd like to start by saying I think your a wise and wonderful person. But I don't believe Taylor has seen the last of her demons. Nobody will ever know what Taylor has been through, but I was shocked to hear of her book when she could barely hold a conversation with Andy. She is still not right and I hope all you ladies support her with both eyes wide open.
Lisa, you are hilarious! Really and truly hilarious!!! Me, I'm currently knitting a purple sweater (a 'jumper') for my Bloodhound (no, I'm not making this up -- purple is his best color) and adore the way you and your adorable Ken treat Giggy. With that group of women, the only way not to offend is to remain silent. Perhaps that's why Giggy chooses to keep his precious little snout closed when "the girls" gather? Giggy has more class in his hairless little bottom than some of those women.
Love you Lisa!!! I know you have a heart of gold (or is it diamonds?) but please be careful w/Taylor. She is not right in the head or heart. "When you lay with pigs, you wake up with fleas." Your 1st instincts about people are usually right. Listen to them.
I'm sure Kyle told you what happened the very next day. It was probably the first thing she did that morning. Just hoping you listened to all sides this time. I don't trust Kyle and you shouldn't either.
You dodged a bullet not going to Malibu. Worst drama by far this year. I really, really, really have been trying to understand and sympathize with Taylor this year to no avail. I just see manipulation and attention seeking on her part. I will try to sympathize with her more, mainly because what happened with Russell and I trust your judgement and you seem to have changed your mind about her. Cannot wait to see the party in Vegas next week, hopefully a lot of fun and drama free.
You were lucky to avoid that party. I feel you were coerced into a friendship with Taylor. Taylor had all the other ladies turn on you, and then she wanted to be the one who told you what they all were saying about you behind your back (when she was the instigator).
She did the same thing to Camille last season (alone in the hotel room, she told Camille that everyone was talking about her behind her back).
You were right not to trust her, but were forced into a friendship, mostly because of Kyle. It'll be interesting to see how Taylor and Kyle's relationship turns out.
Ha, Ha Lisa. Oh I adore you. Love the joke you tied up your otherwise serious blog with. You are a class act and I too am happy you chosee not to attend Taylor's 'look at me' fest. Brandi was absolutely correct to ask Taylor to leave. Did you notice how Taylor swung from jumping off the balcony to laughing because she appeared to have (the popular girl of last year)star Kyle's approval. She didn't kbnow THEN that this wouldn't get her anywhere. I am scared for her daughter growing up with the only role model being Taylor, and I read between the lines that you are as well. Do these ladies think becase they are on a relaity show that they dont have to act like evolved species, which was so brilliantly pointed out by a womn there who HAD class. Kyle, of course, ignored her, most likely becasue she isn't on a reality show. I hope you end your friendship with that Kyle person. Though, I'm sure she will need you as her husbnad is most likely catching up (on tape) as to what "kind" of woman he married. yuck...
Lisa I just love you!! You are my favorite of ALL the housewive's on any of the shows! I love your quirky sense of humor!
Lisa, you are great. The only ones besides you who I would be comfortable with (loyalty & honesty wise) are Camille and Brandi. You are by far the most lovely and classy woman ever on this insidious franchise. Best to you.
That last line... you crack me up! So glad you missed the drama....and I too feel sorry for Brandi who tried to make a fun evening, but had it destroyed by a drunken Taylor. While I feel for her, I can not condone her behavior.
I get the feeling something is just not quite right here. Taylor keeps attending these parties knowing that she will have to confront people she is uncomfortable with. First it was the tea party and Lisa, then it was the beach party and Camille. It almost seems like she enjoys being a 'victim'. She also hosted a fund raiser regarding victims of domestic violence and certainly knows the dynamics of those relationships yet she blames the women for making her situation "dangerous". It just doesn't make sense. Something really smells bad.
Lisa, you were very perceptive on Taylor at the beginning of the show. I am sorry but she tells so many lies its like a whirlwind. She seems to thrive on everyone being at one anothers necks. She lives for all the drama and then tries to capitalize on the sympathy. You are bright, beautiful and a breath of fresh air. Don't get sucked in to the Taylor bs.
All I can say about this episode is "wow!" Taylor was in a downward spiral and completely out of control. Someone should have helped monitor her alcohol intake. Kyle was once again trying to be the center of attention....even during the melee she wanted to be in control. She slapped Brandi's hand away then warned her to never touch her like that again. Come again, Kyle?! Poor Brandi was just trying to be a good hostess and remove the problem. Her timing was bad, but what other choice did she have? Poor Camille handled herself with poise and grace amid the crazies. D.D. thought she was doing the right thing by defending her friend, but me thinks she had too much alcohol as well and let her emotions get the best of her. Can you imagine if Kim were in the fray that night? Holy crap that would've been an even MORE incoherent mess! As for Adrienne...was there anyone that night that she DIDN'T manhandle?! I think I saw her grab, shove, push or yank each lady there! I'm all for trying to separate the fighting parties, but I think she might've separated a few shoulders that night too! Ahhh, finally to lovely Lisa. I hope you & Ken had a wonderful night together and I trust you passed the test with flying colors. >wink!
Lisa, I'm glad you weren't in attendance at that horrible party. You probably would have been attacked by Adrienne about the whole Las Vegas thing again so I'm glad you stayed home with hubby. There was nipples, wedges and wine and it was like a bad episode of girls gone wild. Taylor totally lost control of herself and made a complete fool of herself in the process! What's not fair? She sounded like a three year old on the playground..that's not fair that's not fair...Anywoo Sur looked sexy even in it's unfinished state. You were right to have the contractor move that door to the restroom. I would hate to have to walk in and see the restroom; that would just turn me all the way off. Seeing how beautiful you planned for the inside to be that bathroom door would have taken away from the whole scene. You are a wonderful designer and I'm sure in it's finished state Sur is fabulous (in the words of Kevin the wedding planner). I thought the table with the huge flowers in the center with the bling bling hanging from it was the best of all... I'm glad Pandora is getting the wedding of her dreams she deserves it and I know it will be just beautiful! XOXO until next week ta ta
You are such a class act and a hoot to boot! Love to watch you in action. Maybe some of you can rub off on Kyle.
Lisa!!! You are awesome! But I am confused! Do you not like Camille? You two are the only women on this show who seem true and genuine! She needs your support and I truly do hope you are there for her! I love all the beautiful arrangements for your precious Pandora's wedding! What a wonderful gift, to share this happy and wondrous time with your daughter! I wish her and her seemingly wonderful husband all the best! And please, give Max a little extra attention. I know the taping is over, but a son always needs to know how special he is to you! Your saying to your children is so special! I have always told my children, "thank you for being mine!". And my other is "no one will ever love you the way I do'". I hope you read your posts! Mary in Texas
Miss Lisa, what in the heck is wrong with Taylor? That woman is crazy. Husband or not, she has some real problems. why is she on this show? I think someone should ask Bravo to let her go get some help. But the way she acted at your tea, i would have shoved her right out of the door. I can not believe anyone acts that way, knowing they are on tv. By the By, i would like to know where your shoes are going to be sold. Take care
So happy you missed out on this weeks drama Lisa, but from seeing next weeks previews, Adrienne is going to have another go at you. RUN!!! LOL She's a mess these days. Anyway, there is something terribly wrong with Taylor. Things just don't add up and I think everyone is being played like a violin. There isn't enough room here to list all the contridictions of her tales...BEWARE.
Love you Lisa, you are truly grand. Stay real and happy holiday's!
Lisa, I just love the playfulness between you and Ken. You're both so much fun to watch. And I think you made the right decision to take a break from the constant drama and focus on more important things. I don't know how you stay on top of it all. Much love from Alabama!
Love ya Lisa! Thank God you missed that party! Just be careful with Taylor, see her for what she really is and don't let her take advantage of your good heart.