Lisa Vanderpump

Lisa shares her thoughts on Taylor's tough issues, expanding her business, and what she learned watching the other ladies this week.

on Sep 20, 20110

So this week we return to Colorado and continue to see Taylor dealing with some tough issues. We all tried to be supportive. We tried our utmost to understand.

It was troubling to witness, and I felt a lot of empathy towards her and what we now know to be an extremely difficult situation.

I found the whole trip exhausting, so when we returned home, I just felt relieved to flop back into my blanket of security, with my husband and getting back to the serious business of snogging the Gigster -- for which I am highly criticized!

I heard that the premises next door to one of my existing restaurants Sur was possibly available for sale. I knew there was potential for another restaurant to take it, and I was desperate to convince my husband to support my choice and venture forward into another business plan -- a bar with a little gem of a garden, something so unique in WeHo. it was a very exciting prospect for me. My mind was racing ahead of how I could decorate and transform this empty shell into a sexy space. 

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Teresa Nitti
Teresa Nitti

Lisa, I adore your home, love your style and fashion, crazy about Giggy and your beautify son, daughter and of course your sweet, patient, loving husband Ken. However, your so called friends are horrible. Kyle is not your friend, just like Cedric you won't see it. From watching the show you can clearly see that Kyle is a complete enabler. She has that enabling situation going on with her sister Kim and she has gladly taken it on with Taylor. Kyle was very rude to you and your husband at Adrianne's dinner party. She could have helped the situation but she didn't, she made it much more worse than it needed to be. Kyle dose not defend you, as you do for her, when others are bashing you.

Adrianne is not your friend either, she appears to be trying to embarrass you every chance she gets. She also called you out to the other women as being the one to "stir the pot." Nice friends indeed. Wake up girl!

toody bird
toody bird

Good idea, Melanieneworleans. Yes, Lisa! Write a book for those of use who live in a space of 2,000 sq. ft.-ish! Do we have kitchen cabinets dark, light, painted, etc. How about designing house plans for us? Kitchens with actual space for small homes? Recipes. Bedding. Wigs for cancer patients. Jewelry. Floral arrangements. Exercise. ORGANIZING closets or kitchens. Anything about you we want to know.

housewifeinohio
housewifeinohio

Lisa I think you're great, classy, and gorgeous. You can come across with a 'better than thow' attitude just a little. In Brandi's comment she said you must be 60 years old! If you are what is your secret, really? I don't know why she is even one of the housewives. I hope you stay with the show. You and Adrienne are the down to earth, level headed ones (well, not so sure about Adrienne after watching her trip to Sacramento. Why would she take Kim out of all the girls). Good luck with Sur and please let us know what your beauty secret is. (creams, plastic surgery!)

Arizona Housewife
Arizona Housewife

Lisa, Love you, Ken and Giggy....my favs of everyone on Bravo. I got really disgusted with RHONY that I vowed to stop watching the Housewives series but....I turned you guys on last night and all I can say is that...I adore you and your family. People sugar coat so much in life that hearing someone say what is real is so refreshing. I agree...you need to write a book for us. I have embarked on a number of business ventures and relate to your business sense...keep it up.

Ken didn't deserve all the flack he got over the comment....way to much drama. I agree with Ken....if you have to spend your time in therapy to move past issues then you probably are not going to move past them...I was proud that you stood up for your man.

Keep it going lady...you are a class act!

susanmp
susanmp

Lisa, I love watching you. You are classy, yet down-to-earth and I love that you are direct in what you say. We need more of it! It's so nice to see a married couple that has been together as long as you have who still love each other and who put their family as a priority. I can tell you were a great mom.

Love Ken too...and tell him what he said to Taylor was not wrong...Taylor is just uber-sensitive right now. Plus, Ken realizes that and felt bad about it. He's a classy guy too.

Sonomahousewife
Sonomahousewife

Hi Lisa, from one classy housewife to another - you are first rate. A few comments from tonight's show: Yes, you should be upset with Brandi. How would she feel if you were buddies with Leanne? She shows no class. Your concern for Taylor is just showing what a humanitarian you are and that no matter what you think personally about someone you cannot just sit by and watch them suffer. Now on to Giggy and people criticizing your behavior towards him - well I believe we all have more than one soul mate in our lives. It can be a romantic interest, a child, a parent, a dear friend and even a pet. Of course Giggy is your soul mate and deserves the love that comes along with it. Keep up all the good work and know people support you!

Urnumber0nefan
Urnumber0nefan

Lisa, your the best. I wish you had your own show,it would be quite special as you are so sophisticated and just fun, like Sarah jessica Parker. Love your commentary on the other ladies of Beverly Hills fame.

Mty18
Mty18

Wow... When Bandy said Lisa's like 60 and she should act her age..... Funny that is what I was thinking about her. She has to be in her 40s she is like my moms age and she is dressing like she my age wow... Lisa I hope I'm like you when I get older. Love your style.

MelanieinNewOrleans
MelanieinNewOrleans

I love you, Lisa - you're a voice of reason and your have an acute sense of humor. Your husband didn't say anything wrong at the dinner at Adrienne's. That was blown out of proportion. I loved your fake fur hat, too. You look great in everything you wear! I had a pet I was very close, too as well. A neighbor killed him. He was my guardian angel and best friend, Sunny - an orange tabby that I adopted at the pet store. He was smart, adored me and I'll always miss him. I think Giggy is just your love so much cause you miss your lovely children. It's cool. No judgment here. I loved the episode tonite (9/26) and know you didn't leak anything about Taylor to the press. You've been burned in that area yourself and I can't imagine you'd stoop to something so low. I know you feel a little sad about Taylor's relationship with Kyle coming between you and Kyle but I see that you and Kyle and been close friends a lot longer - so, don't worry there. I wish I could come to Villa Blanca. The menu and decor look fabulous and it would be a thrill to meet you, Ken and Giggy. By the way - thanks for the advice - I'm an empty nester now, too and I must say, it can be lonely. I'm a single mom, too. Guess now I can go out into the dating world without worrying about my daughter liking or getting along with my beau. I love your design sensibilities, too and wonder if you have any decorating advice for us? Like if your place is small - what's the best way to make use of your limited space? Please write a book for us!!! Much Love, Melanie

LalaLuluBelle
LalaLuluBelle

Lisa, what a classy, beautiful, kind, and hilarious woman you are! I love the way you can "read" people and don't mince words when you have a feeling about someone or something, and you are spot-on.

That Brandi chick is a real biker chick if I've ever seen one ... crude and lewd! I guess Bravo wanted some real drama this season and I'm sure she will fit the bill.

It's too bad that you have to deal with her this season. You have many more important things to do.

cleanfreak
cleanfreak

God Lisa, you are so witty and I love the comments said with the accent and the straight face! I like you and Adrianne the best. You try to not do the drama and set everyone straight. You're like the "mothers" on the show.

Sam Manzo
Sam Manzo

Lisa, You are a beautiful woman! Each week I tune in to watch you and Ken! One day I hope to grow up to have your amazing wit and style! xoxo

ahhhhhaaaaaa
ahhhhhaaaaaa

Lisa you are always a joy to watch! I love the way you think and as a viewer I'm glad you see what we do too... some wish to just ignore bad behavior but you are honest and take no BS :)

Cyn&Lex
Cyn&Lex

Hi Lisa,

You are a class act! Love watching you on the show. Love your house decor!!! And Gigi is delish! I can see why you love your pooch! I admire your long lasting marriage. And your straight forwardness!

TanyaFrmNJ
TanyaFrmNJ

Lisa I always love watching you. You are very good at reading people. Even though I am going to school to be a psychologist, I agree with Ken, that you should be able to work out your own problems. Therapy is not for everyone. And you and Ken are lucky to have one another where you can talk thing through. I also agree with Adrienne that marriage is alot of work, it is not all that is is cracked up to be. However, Russell had his own issues, such as depression that he should have been treated separately for and possibly hospitalized and/or medicated. I am not saying that in a rude way, but obviously his depression and control issues needed to be resolved before he could work things out with Taylor. Russell DID need therapy not only for his marriage but his own personal reasons. I see suicide as a severe mental illness.

HOUSEandGARDEN
HOUSEandGARDEN

You are, along with Adrienne, the brightest of all the housewives, from all the shows. Good luck with your new business and your daughter's marriage...Congrats! Most of all, you have shown, between last season and the early episodes of season 2, that you know how to "read" a person. You sensed problems with Taylor last season, and was protective of Kyle when picking up the fact that Taylor was pulling Kyle into her problems....not just her personal marital problems, but trying to get Kyle to side with her regarding you. Who could have predicted the tragic events that followed Taylor's problems? If anyone could have, it would have been you.

Bair
Bair

I can relate to you the most. I love your house and especially your closet. You are the most logical on the show so keep doing what you do best. I should really be studying medical school lectures instead of writing on here but I just wanted to let you know that you have young viewers out there who love watching you on this show. I hope to lounge at one of your fabulous restaurants soon.

-Bair

Aloha808
Aloha808

Lisa,

You hit on gem: high ceilings, sky light, and that garden space! There's so much you can do with that dream space. If Ken doesnt want to jump on that opportunity, I'll be happy to partner with you on that one!

Best, ALoha808

OC Deb
OC Deb

Lisa, just wanted to let you know that you and Kyle are my favorite BH wives. I love your ability to remain a class act in the middle of all the turmoil going on around you. It's nice to see that you have had such a long and successful marriage. Having been married for almost 42 years, I know how challenging it can be at times but how wonderful it is having a partner if life who knows you so well and still wants to be with you. lol

vallybutterfly
vallybutterfly

Lisa, I have nothing but love for you, Ken, and Giggy of course. It's uplifting for me to see you so well put together. In my opinion you're a step above SOME of the other girls. I loved your white hat and matching coat. When hanging out with a large group of women one must have thick skin.I love Kim but she is the last person who should be making fun of others fashion sense when at Adrienne's dinner she showed up in that cowgirl shirt and pant get up looking like she had just come from a rodeo. Sorry, just being truthful. I live 3 1/2 hours from Lake Tahoe, which is good enough for me.The lake is surrounded with massive beachfront mansions.I'm sure you've been there it's a winter wonderland. I couldn't handle having to fly out of state for a winter retreat with my friends only to find out upon arrival at the airport the ride to the winter retreat was another 4 hour drive. That's not my idea of a relaxing weekend. The drive had to be treacherous. Once there it wasn't my idea of a fun weekend. Camille, Kyle and Taylor should have all stayed together on that ski trip instead of showing up their friends who weren't as good. TACKY.

nunyainct
nunyainct

Lisa, I love you and your husband, Ken. You both have gratitude for one another, all that you have, and it shows. You are a lovely couple, and a pleasure to watch. I happened to agree with Ken, his feelings about therapy, and that you should be able to see your own issues and fix them. He's one squared away guy, and you both are fabulous because of your kindness.

Donna in CA
Donna in CA

To youdontunderstand, Just because Lisa is doing well, does not mean that she is not empathetic to others, like Taylor. Lisa just simply does not fall for B.S. easily. Just because Taylor is going through so much in her life, does not mean that Taylor isn't manipulative. As we saw on the first two episodes, already, she manipulated Adrienne's dinner party to be all about her and against Lisa and Ken. And she made the whole ski trip to be about her and her problems, once again right before dinner and at dinner. If you have that many problems, don't go. I can't wait to see the next episode, Monday night, to see how she turns everything into all about her again. Whether she has problems or not, she "is" a "master manipulator". Who in their right mind wants that kind of attention on them where they look pathetic??? She is very strange.

DignifiedAddict;)
DignifiedAddict;)

You are extremely grounded yet still possess the material things that might make another housewife greedy for more...from houses to status. You can handle the whole Beverly Hills scene with grace and panache. Love you and your family on this fab show!

sunninet
sunninet

Lisa, I just think you and Ken are fascinating people. Taylor should not have been offended by Ken sharing HIS view on therapy. Afterall, we are all entitled to our own feelings. I feel so bad for Taylor, but I trully hope that Bravo does not invite her back on the show. She needs to live within her means, work on a career, and care for her child. Instead, she is crucifying Russell by exploiting the situation on Dr. Phil. It is very horrible to watch. I can barely watch the clips that she is in on the show on Bravo. She has not been true about who she is. This was really a nightmare and I hope that Bravo helps her but keeps her off of the show.

Michel ds
Michel ds

You are the only woman I envy... only because of the sexy Mr Gigster gigolo you get to hold and smooch. I want my own Giggy :) until then i'll keep looking out for the gigster's guest appearances... send him my love x

Wonderland
Wonderland

You have the best shoes of any woman on any show at any time anywhere I have seen.

Vee Lu
Vee Lu

Lisa, even though it's a bad economical time to open any kind of business or take any business risks, I admire you for the guts to dream bigger and take a risk. That's truly how the rich get richer.........taking risks at a time when you shouldn't. Go on with your bad self.

Nonny
Nonny

You and Ken are amazing to watch. I enjoy your banter and I think Giggy is a doll. You, Camille and Kim are my favorites along with Adrienne. Thanks for stopping by each week! :)

Leilani818
Leilani818

You are my favorite! Keep it up im sure it gets hard dealing with those catty women.

Divinitycb
Divinitycb

Lisa thank you so much for letting us see your life. You are such a lady and a great business woman. It is women like you that make me watch this franchise.

Angie Perez
Angie Perez

Lisa, you are my favorite. You are truly a lady and though I am not, I can picture you for somebody I would love to hang out with, because you are such a honest and trusty person. Don't ever let anybody tell you anything else. People who talk negative about you are jealous. You are high class but down to earth.

luv ya'

melindak
melindak

Congratulations on the opening of your expansion of Sur. I hope that it will be successful. Your instincts have been right with some of the women, and you have at least said all the things to their faces. Hopefully, you will continue to do so, because truly in my world, if you are a true friend, you tell them like it is, and they should appreciate the truth. You do it honestly and directly, but not mean spirited. I would appreciate a good friend like you, that would tell me the truth, instead of being phony with me. So good luck with everything.

katznk9
katznk9

HI Lisa, Not that you should or do care what I think But for the record. IT was very CLEAR TO ME When your husband made his comments regarding counseling that he WAS CLEAR he was referring to HIMSELF and not making a judgement of others. And if others heard differently then they prob should join Team Camille they can all be united in hearing differently than what the actual words said actualy are and mean. :)

Sarah L
Sarah L

I think you're a classy lady, Lisa! Love watching you & Ken together. I hope I have a marriage like yours one day! Love xx

youdontunderstand
youdontunderstand

Lisa:

Everybodyapparently likes a person who seems "to have it all." You are getting a lot of comments about how classy you are. However, your having "it all" may make you less understanding when others are going through trials. Taylor is clearly going through a trial. You seem to think that she is playing the victim and being manipulative. It's distruptive to your fun. I am sure that you have had trials in your life, but you certainly have not gone through domestic abuse and divorce. I think you need to try to understand and empathize more with others who have less and who are going through tough times.

Ms. Lady j
Ms. Lady j

I love you Lisa! You are the epitome of elegance and class. Please don't change. You have a wonderful family.

J. stl
J. stl

I love the HWBH Lisa you are my favorite but I like all the ladies. I enjoy watching what you are going to wear. I would love to have that white ski jacket with the fur...I sew but can't find a pattern like that...I know if you told me where to buy it from I would not be able to afford it. Like the show.

Tre in California
Tre in California

Lisa....you have it all. Count your blessings girlfriend because you certainly deserve all that you have!

Tami Santiago
Tami Santiago

Lisa don't let unconstructive comments bother you. You are one of a kind lady and as one keep your kool in check. Let kyle learn her lesson on her own.

tirdado
tirdado

do you not think that iggy could stay home by himself sometimes? i do not find it a good idea to take your dog to a person's home for diiner and then drink from their champagne glass. talk about class?

HOUSEandGARDEN
HOUSEandGARDEN

Still loving you on the show, Lisa, and after watching the last episode, respect you even more. This is a most difficult time for all the ladies of RHOBH, and it is amazing to see the true concern you have for Taylor during her breakdown in Beaver Creek, despite whatever differences were between the two of you from the first season. In this trying, emotional episode, your true character comes through in a strong, supportive and genuinely compassionate manner.

Sicilian547
Sicilian547

Lisa, You are my favorite (and Teresa from RHONJ). I am so glad you call Taylor on her B.S. I respect you for keeping it real!!! BTW....... KEN IS ENTITLED TO HIS OPINION!!!

Irmalicia08
Irmalicia08

Lisa, you are heads above the rest of the ladies. I'm so impressed with the manner in which you handle Taylor. I'm disappointed in the way Kyle has changed towards you and Ken since becoming Taylor's friend. You deserve better!

Logan27
Logan27

Lisa, I was super proud that you put your differences aside when taylor was having her breakdown, and you were sympathetic and tried to help. I honestly don't know if I would have been so calm if it was my face she was yelling in. I applaud you for keeping your cool and realizing she needed that sympathy.

Boston Housewife
Boston Housewife

My husband and I were watching and I could see the garden and I could see your vision. I know you would have it looking beautiful. My husband thinks poor Ken should be able to slow down but he liked the prize option you would give him. You are so funny!

Lwallace
Lwallace

You have stayed true to yourself...love watching you and the Gigster... I also have a pom and he rules over all! Thank you for being a voice of reason on this show!!

Lisa G
Lisa G

Congrats on the expansion of Sur! My husband and I face the same opportunity in our business and I don't think we have once regretted moving(pushing) forward to expand. Even in these tough economic times, if the ball gets dropped, you get left behind, and who has time for that. I would rather push forward, make a mistake or two and learn from them but never drop the ball. I did not understand why Ken was attacked for his opinion. He had every right to express it, my gosh, it was a dinner party. It was obvious he was only engaging in conversation and when he gave his opinion, he was attacked. Shame on them for not pointing that out.

Lisa G
Lisa G

Congrats on the expansion of Sur! My husband and I face the same opportunity in our business and I don't think we have once regretted moving(pushing) forward to expand. Even in these tough economic times, if the ball gets dropped, you get left behind, and who has time for that. I would rather push forward, make a mistake or two and learn from them but never drop the ball. I did not understand why Ken was attacked for his opinion. He had every right to express it, my gosh, it was a dinner party. It was obvious he was only engaging in conversation and when he gave his opinion, he was attacked. Shame on them for not pointing that out. Much love and best wishes!

Lisa G
Lisa G

Congrats on the expansion of Sur! My husband and I face the same opportunity in our business and I don't think we have once regretted moving(pushing) forward to expand. Even in these tough economic times, if the ball gets dropped, you get left behind, and who has time for that. I would rather push forward, make a mistake or two and learn from them but never drop the ball. I did not understand why Ken was attacked for his opinion. He had every right to express it, my gosh, it was a dinner party. It was obvious he was only engaging in conversation and when he gave his opinion, he was attacked. Shame on them for not pointing that out. Much love and best wishes!

pollyanna
pollyanna

In watching Kyle, Kim and Taylor interacting it is clear that at times it does seem like a kindergarten trip. That was such an accurate description you made!! Of course this season no one can say anything about Taylor, given her huge problems. It is clear her issues will dominate everything, poor girl.