Lisa Vanderpump

Lisa discusses how to handle a chicken, a judgmental chef, and the many personalities at spa day.

on Oct 25, 20110

Hello to you all!

Here we are again. As you know my daughter got engaged, so when my friend Mohammed said he wanted to throw a party, I didn't have to think about it -- I just say yes. So off I went to plan my daughter's engagement party, which he had so kindly offered to host.

His house is quite simply a palace. He is also an amazing man who is really close to us and, apart from occasionally telling my husband he will be replacing him, is a wonderful friend. I love to tease him and vice versa. Next week you will see how he entertains Mohammed style. It's something not to be missed!

169 comments
Viewer with insight
Viewer with insight

oh by the way taylor owes lisa a very large apology because lisa never wanted to harm her and all her imagined slurs were all in her head. What person who you say doesnt like you would tell you to call her any time of the day or night if she needed anything. taylor you have only yourself and russell to blame for your problems after all you are mobile and have feet and a car to drive away from the abuse. It is none of t he other womens fault for your awful marriage.

Lydia Smith
Lydia Smith

I love Lisa! She is a real class act! Taylor has too much emotional baggage to be doing this show, especially now. I was shocked to hear about her husband's suicide! There was never an inkling that he was depressed or emotionally distraught! I think Taylor needs some counseling so she can move on with her life. Taylor is not in the right state of mind right now to be responsible for her little girl!! She needs some guidance. Lisa was only trying to offer her a safe haven! Lisa has an amazing heart! Lisa, stay classy and never back down!! I wish you were my friend!! Everyone needs a good friend like you!!

Ncobx47
Ncobx47

I don't want to b negative but what is Taylor doing on this show? You, Adrienne, Camille (and husbands) r wonderful. Good work and I will stayed tuned

Karen W
Karen W

Love you Lisa. I am sorry your friends aren't standing up for you, but I wish you would blog. There are those of us who enjoy your company, and look forward to reading your posts, and laughing with you.

antiqueslady
antiqueslady

Wondering if Kyle ever apologized to you for her depolorable behavior at the engagment party? She is no friend...that is for sure.

Aloha808
Aloha808

Lisa, We miss your comments! Please blog again soon. Love to Sir Giggy and Ken. Best, Aloha808

ARegularFan
ARegularFan

Love you Lisa! I am so upset by Kyle's behavior and I can't believe she isn't addressing her behavior. I was once in the same situation as you and Kyle where my (good) friend instigated bad rumors and she would never defend me if the situation warranted loyalty. I eventually let her go and we are friends again but our friendship hasn't been the same. Be wary of Kyle and don't expect loyalty from such a person. At her age, she can't learn loyalty. Look at how she treated Kim in season 1. Anyway, love you and it's so sad the way you're treated by your best friend! Spend your time with Ken and your son and daughter! -xoxo P.S. I am going to buy your book!

Vanessa28
Vanessa28

Lisa, You are a wonderful person. I really hope after this season you reevaluate the "friends" you have in your life"! Your family is no nonsense family and you all call it as you see it, that is how it should be! You are also very loyal to your friends and family but I can already see this season, Kyle is stabbing you in the back when ever she can!! Keep being who you are we all love you!!

Ruby2
Ruby2

lisa...love you and i do hope that kyle has given you an apology. you didn't deserve that. you call it as you see it...and seemed to be spot on. i do believe that kyle never meant to hurt you by saying the things that she did but inadvertantly got caught up in the moment with taylor trying to lift her spirits. hopefully you can resolve things with kyle and continue on being the good friends that you were before show began.

chow101
chow101

Please stay honest and genuine!! you appear to be a nice, caring person and i enjoy you so much out of all the housewives, all seasons you are my absolutely favorite. i feel for you because you are such a great friend to kyle and she isn't a good one back.

Wonderland
Wonderland

Remember what President Obama said and Vp Biden:

Share the wealth

I hope y'all are doing that..you have way more money than most. Live in big giant 'houses' with extras that appear to not be in use. You have more staff than family members.

Share that wealth!!!

ArizonaAngela
ArizonaAngela

Lisa,

You are (by far) my FAVORITE housewife! You are beautiful and very real. And the only one I have any respect for (except Adrienne)! I am very disappointed in Kyle this season. The two of you were my favorites in Season 1. But this season, she seems to be turning her back on your friendship, in favor of Taylor. I don't like it one bit! I have lost a lot of respect for Kyle. She seems less real this season. The reason I admire you so much is because of your obvious intelligence, work ethic, and wit. You aren't caddy like the others, and you aren't two faced. You don't lose your temper - yelling and screaming. Yet you also stand up for yourself and your friends. I hope you don't change. Please don't disappoint your fans (by changing)! We love you the way that you are! I love Giggi and think your marriage to Ken is something to admire. Your children seem wonderful too, especially Pandora! Thanks for being the reason I watch the show!

Housewifefan!
Housewifefan!

Lisa! I just love you! You are the classiest lady on the show! You are gorgeous and you are a savvy business woman. Stay just the way you are!

catjacarol
catjacarol

I do not know how you and Adrienne manage to keep your sanity with all that nonsense going on around you. The two of you are an excellent example of why people need to *work* at something. The others have too much time on their hands to sit around gossiping and scheming. You guys actually have a purpose in life. Thanks so much for being a voice of reason in the middle of all that madness. I think you are trying your very best to be a good friend to people who have no concept of what that word really means.

irishgal
irishgal

Now that we have the missing piece of Taylor and Russell, it all makes sense. I would like to thank you for offering Taylor a safe place to stay. At the time it seemed weird, but now makes sense. You are a good friend.

My lips are real
My lips are real

Lisa, Please dump Kyle! You are smart, funny and kind. Anyone would be blessed to have your friendship.

~A loyal So Cal Fan

Nancy
Nancy

Lisa, like the others have said, you are my favorite....very classy and fun. I have adopted your phrase "Christmas and birthdays" for my husband. haha I do however feel a little for Ken, he often looks unappreciated and expresses it also. A little lovin' on Ken might be nice to see on the show. He is after all, a really good man, right? Tell him so. Love you Lisa,

Vyara Davidov
Vyara Davidov

Hello Lisa, I think that you are an absolutelly gorgeous woman and you are the only one with class! There are a lot of money in this show and so little class.

melindam.
melindam.

Lisa, I am missing hearing from you. I admire you & hope that you didnt take anything too seriously during this past episode. Kyle is being an idiot to not treasure her friendship with you!

 shelly
shelly

lisa i think you are a true lady your a good friend to kyle and you tell it like it is not alot of people do that anymore it refreshing to see someone say what they mean not what they think some1 elsa want to hear the truth hurts and tylor is scared of the truth not a fan of her never liked her from the 1st time i seen on season 1! i knew her marriage was a joke and would be over soon so sorry her speading pushed her husband over the edge she self center and just a b.... in my book! but im just a single mom who works hard to pay for what my girls need not always easy but i always find away my oldest got maarried last fall in your world it would have been like pocket change 4 what it cost 4 her wedding 8000 in my world is a good amount of money but she was happy with it and that all that matter to me

HOUSEandGARDEN
HOUSEandGARDEN

Every episode, you are still the best. It appears to be so difficult to manage a relationship with Taylor. We all know the tragic ending to her story, the only problem is YOU have witnessed something so off for so long, and YOU are the only one to try and bring it to the forefront with her. I am sorry you are accused of all kinds of things by her late husband Russell. The other ladies may have listened to the "rumors" in Beverly HIlls about the Armstrongs, yet, YOU are the only one brave enough to approach Taylor. I am sorry for you that your concern is interpreted as meddling, and that Russell accused you of so many things via his email. Above all, how tragic for Taylor.

Paula
Paula

Right there with you "jcgurl"... no one deserves to be treated the way you were Lisa and I think Taylor has some deep dark pain going on. I realize that's not your problem. What I'm more concerned about is where was your buddy Kyle? You have been behind Kyle and getting her back, almost to a fault! In watching a few of the episodes she will step up ONLY when it doesn't put "her" in a bad situation. I just get a sense, from an outsider looking in, you need to re-evaluate how much loyalty you give to Kyle. You can tell you have a natural gift to read people. Step out of the box a little and see that Kyle will turn on you if it means she will go down. I hope it never gets to that point. I wish we can see more of Giggy he makes me smile. I also can't wait to see more GOOD THINGS happening like the planning of your daughters wedding. Her new in-laws to be seem great. Also, loved seeing your son put in the hair extensions. Such a touching and comical moment with a mom and her son. He was a trooper. lol ...Also, loved that you both let him pursue the music academy. Thumbs up! Keep it up Lisa... I'll be watching you! :)

Cee.See
Cee.See

Lisa, It seems like your 'hate' for Cedric is controlling you! You judge people by associating with your houseguest from h e double l. That type of 'hate' can turn a nice respectful person into someone their not! Please just try to let go of your anger it is most unbecoming of you!

CaliRose
CaliRose

Lisa,

You have a strong personality, you are a go-getter, and you have a history of success- of course, all the women are talking about you. Those are the qualities that really intimidate less secure people.

However, that is not to say that all their concerns about you are unfounded. Strong and successful people can become very insensitive because they are so accustomed to getting their way.

I think Taylor feels threatened by you because you sniffed out her problems long before anyone else really picked up on it. Like most alpha animals, your first reaction was to reject her. Perhaps, not the most compassionate response, but honest. However, if its true that you make racist comments, I have to say that I'm surprised to discover how dated you are. I've noticed the way you put your hands on your service staff, and I would never feel comfortable with it personally. Perhaps, its your turn to be humbled, and rightly so. You come off as self-possessed, but I see it as holding back and a little bit fake. You are confident because you know how to maneuver within an established set of rules, but when life throws you a few curve balls your range of motion is quite limited. You're stuck in a very beautiful, gilded prison. Your facade could fool most anyone, but it is still just a prison none-the-less.

kay10
kay10

Lisa, I always loved you and Ken's relationship, but you were mean at the engagement announcement dinner. I know it is the housewives show, but that was over the top!!

eleanorrigby
eleanorrigby

u surely have the viewers fooled. taylor has a bad rap because people think she is money-greedy, good at hiding and coming across as fake especially after the tragic facts which unfolded and her exposing pictures for money.

i am no taylor fan but taking a neutral stance you have time and again bothered taylor with her eating habits and place in life on camera when she was clearly imploring with her eyes for you to not pry on her weaknesses on screen.

here you are airing your grievances against that chef but look at you- at your age you have placed your claws on taylor and tried to add significance to your presence on the show through her weakness-for the sake of not being fired? do you realize how petty you are?

the naive and the innocent may think you have good intentions but I know that you are not doing this to help her. i saw the future clips where I feel the cast members are openly exposing taylor's weak conditions under the cloak of "being freinds". camille-for god's sake she was acting hunky dory with that husband despite the major flaws-she got exposed so she told-but not before that.

if you were true friends would you not have all intervened before the show and in private. but why? of course not-you need to bring drama-its sad because its at the expense of a weak person. please where is compassion and humanity?

eleanorrigby
eleanorrigby

u surely have the viewers fooled. taylor has a bad rap because people think she is money-greedy, good at hiding and coming across as fake especially after the tragic facts which unfolded and her exposing pictures for money.

i am no taylor fan but taking a neutral stance you have time and again bothered taylor with her eating habits and place in life on camera when she was clearly imploring with her eyes for you to not pry on her weaknesses on screen.

here you are airing your grievances against that chef but look at you- at your age you have placed your claws on taylor and tried to add significance to your presence on the show through her weakness-for the sake of not being fired? do you realize how petty you are?

the naive and the innocent may think you have good intentions but I know that you are not doing this to help her. i saw the future clips where I feel the cast members are openly exposing taylor's weak conditions under the cloak of "being freinds". camille-for god's sake she was acting hunky dory with that husband despite the major flaws-she got exposed so she told-but not before that.

if you were true friends would you not have all intervened before the show and in private. but why? of course not-you need to bring drama-its sad because its at the expense of a weak person. please where is compassion and humanity?

jacquelines
jacquelines

Congratulations on your daughters upcoming wedding i am sure that she is going to look wonderful and very pretty like you of course. mohammeds house is just like wow i was impressed i actually liked it wished i had a house like that and his girlfrirend are you kidding me she has a stunning body wish that i had a body like her 4 real lol! hopefully things work out between you and taylor cause i saw that 1 episode where russel send you an email or text that you were telling the press something was that true or false? and howcome the other housewives didnt recieve it? and why did you have to tell kyle about it if she didn't recieve it or not what do you care? I am just saying what i believe. see ya next week!

Helen V
Helen V

Lisa, you are the best, I find that some of your best friends are being two-faced to you this season and I'm ready to kick some a**. Just know that you and Ken are loved and we know the truth. You will always have your fans and are special to us. Don't ever forget that!

Alycat9705
Alycat9705

Loved you on WWH last night and LOVED that you admitted how Kyle has changed since the first season. She's fallen victim to the housewife curse...the I'm-a-celebrity-now ego trip. Tamra Barney, Teresa Guidice, Ramona Singer....Kyle is turning out just like those housewives....they thought they were so much more fabulous than they really are and it cost them a LOT of fans. Kyle's ego is already too big for her.

mary27
mary27

Hi Lisa, you are my favorite hw. You and Ken seem so grounded considering where you live. Love the way you conduct your life. Keep being yourself. And Ken comes up with some really good one liners too! loved when he said "what about daddy", (when referring to the mommy loves you locket you gave Pandora.) that was great, he's a classic,.. and so are you.

middle child
middle child

Love, you Lisa. You and Bethenny are the best housewives out of the entire franchise. Clearly your castmates noticed you were the star and favorite of season 1 and they are now trying to knock you down! I am especially disappointed in Kyle especially when you stood by here through the Camille thing. You don't need this show. Stay above the drama and move on. Wishing you all the best.

chilipepper
chilipepper

I really like you Lisa. Just continue to be yourself. You can't win everyone over. I think Mrs. Maloof chef is strange and a little bitchy...He should keep his comments off air and to himself. Make sure he doesn't dabble with the food you eat. :o/..

Cheero

jcgurl
jcgurl

I cannot believe this weeks show, because I've always thought of you as one of the more humble women on the show. It's hard to see the pride in ourselves sometimes and actually reflect our pride on to others; they are the ones with the issues, not you. I hope it gives you some encouragement to know that you are RHWBH's number one housewife. I think Taylor is misguided and targeting you with what she wishes she could unleash on her husband. I feel so bad for you I can't tell you. I am so sorry for what happened. You are an amazing person and YOU DON'T DESERVE TO BE TREATED THAT WAY!!! I wish Kyle would have defended you more.

KKae5
KKae5

Lisa, you are so classy and I just love you! Your business acumen is apparent yet you are still able to keep your soft side and your ego has not gone overboard. Your views of the other housewives is spot on and I applaud you for trying to help Taylor with her problems. It showed your character when you extended a hand of loving help even though you two were not close. You saw a person in trouble and pain and you were willing to help. I think you would do that for anyone. You have a warm heart and you and Ken are adorable! Love Giggy!

lisaNYC
lisaNYC

Lisa, I appreciate your humor more when you are not using it to stab someone behind their back. Moreover, why are you giving Kim a free pass for her rude comment about not wanting Brandi on her team which started the whole mess on game night? I was also disappointed to see you continue to give Kim a free pass on Spa Day when she refused to own up to any responsibility for her own nasty comments. Why is it so easy for you tell Brandi she should apologize, but not Kim? A little maturity and fairness would be appreciated going forward.

Gina 40
Gina 40

I love you and Kyle. You guys are such awesome friends. I think Taylor likes to split you two apart and have her keep Kyle to herself. Please continue to be each other support. I love the both of you.

Meg Simpson
Meg Simpson

Pure class Lisa. Just watch the circling crows who you call friends.

kascarpati
kascarpati

I love you Lisa!!! You are my absolute favorite! You are flawless in my book :)

meredithfrom NY
meredithfrom NY

I think Kyle owes you a big apology. Her behavior was totally atrocious and so declasse at the engagment party. A major turn off....she will do anything for attention including acting like a circus act that has aged past her expiration date.

Catharine18
Catharine18

Lisa do not listen to any of the negative comments above. Brandi deserves what she gets and you are always fair with everyone. You mature yet fun, I love it and live watching Kyle and you this season

Peebs
Peebs

Kyle's little British puppet!

Jenna p
Jenna p

Lisa , your hands down my favorite hosuewife of all time. You and your beautiful family...just love you all.

Paula
Paula

Lisa, You are a blast to watch. I like your wit, your humor is great and I love how you showed appreciation and class at your daughters engagement party. I have three older daughters and from one mom to another keep up the great job with your kids. The dog at dinner was great for the show. I love Adrienne and can't see her making a huge deal out of it. Some advice on your girl Kyle, please don't get involved with her teenage drama. I love when you play the big sister and make her do the "right things." You made her appologize to Camille and told her to behave. You should have set her straight with Brandi. :) Kyle runs to you and Adrienne to "plead" her story after each mishap, as if to get her "TROOPS" on her side. I feel like she trys to manipulate and control all the housewives. She reminds me of the trouble makers I went to school with 30 years ago. So, keep her straight... don't let her drag you down. You go girl! lol

BrandoninMemphis
BrandoninMemphis

You are my favorite housewife from all of the shows. I have stopped watching some of them due to their "over the top" behavior and unacceptable portrayals of how I think ladies should behave. Born and raised in the south, manners and good behavior come naturally to many of us. Treat others as you wish to be treated and all should be well. If not, time to remove the negativity. I am so glad to read about your journey and how time and getting to know someone can change first impressions. Not even knowing Brandi, I truly felt bad for her and the way some were treating her. Anyway, enough of that. I just want to end by saying I love your style, class and elegance. You are breathtaking beautiful and I look forward to the rest of the season!!

BABYFACE II
BABYFACE II

What is it with these shows that when they start out we identify with the characters choose our favorites and then the next season it seems we end up with monsters. I am sure we create them piling more attention and accolades on them before we truly see who they really are. I know you, Kyle and Adrienne were my favorites. But I almost can't stand seeing episodes of you ladies so far this season, well that doesn't include Adrienne so far, but you and Kyle must have attended "mean girl accademy" during the off season and I am being nice using that term because you both are to old to be acting the way you do. You are so condescending to others and judgemental as if you don't put your stamp of approval on something or a situation then it's not acceptable no matter whose life and circumstances it is part of. I really don't understand your feud with Adrienne's chef as what is prepared would be approved by her, nor would he be there as chef if they didn't like his cooking. I believe everyone deserves a free card anytime you brought your dog to a dinner party and sit him at a place setting. That was completely over the top. Somehow I think Cedric and your relationship made you more human a lot more approachable and his betrayal has soured you to people.

MissJennyMusic on Twitter
MissJennyMusic on Twitter

Lisa!!

Where is your music? I can't find you on itunes or anywhere very easily - get on that asap!! I saw the announcement of your single on CNN and can't find you anywhere in Bravo land...so do us all a favor and get on the phone girlfriend and get that song up FRONT - don't expect them to do it for you - get that song a video and get it on page 1 Bravo - u deserve it!!- I'm also a singer songwriter and if you don't hoot your own horn....well...it will end up sounding like somebody else's kazoo. uGOgirl;) Stay strong and true to you. OK, I still haven't found your song = where is it??? tytyty!!! muah!!!!!@!@!@!@!@!

peace&Love,

Miss J

Kelly21
Kelly21

Lisa, I've been waiting for your blog after the last episode....you were sooo beautiful at your daughters engagement party...Ken was too funny. I just love Ken ...what a great father he is. Your daughter and her now husband are so adorable. What a beautiful family. You are blessed.