Lisa Vanderpump

Lisa attempts to make sense of the many hurdles at her Sur opening.

on Jan 17, 2012

Well Hello.

Here we are again touching down in the middle of my construction zone -- that began Sur Lounge. We always have a series of soft openings to iron out the teething problems, of which there were many. This was the first, mainly for friends and no press, just a small gathering to see if all the kinks can be ironed out. . .

I don't know if it is my inability to schedule things properly, but it's always right down to the wire! I am thrilled with the venue. Visually you will just have to come and see for yourselves -- the garden and the private dining room (none of which you saw) are almost ethereal, and I am so proud of its success.

Anyway, that evening, there was a smorgasbord of glitches and the event was filled with so many complications. I am going to have to gloss over some. I felt like a horse in a hurdle race. . .

Firstly Scheana alerted me to the fact that she had been involved with Brandi's ex-husband whilst she was married to him. I didn't know the details, but I didn't have to. Although I didn't know Brandi very well, she was my guest and I wanted her to feel at ease so Scheana had to go. She could work at the restaurant next door. . .OK, one down.