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Dana's OK With That, Yolanda Isn't

Ep 17: Bravotv.com's Editor is feeling the love at vow renewals, photo shoots, and at Kyle's store opening.

Bonjour my favorite Parisian fans. We're wrapping up our time in Paris and wrapping up purchases at Kyle's new store. Let's dive right into this episode.

Seine and Not Heard
The women close out their tremendous trip with a lovely boat ride along the Seine. Lisa finds Kim to be a little more lucid on this trip, and Brandi finds Kim to be her favorite part of the journey -– even though Yolanda gave her those amazing shoes. Seriously. A gladiator heel for every single woman in the world! Men are temporary. Shoes are forever. I love that Yolanda could even fathom that Paris wouldn't be enough to buoy her spirits. Oh, time in one of the most splendid cities in the world not enough? How about a gift with purchase? And a far better gift with purchase than the myriad makeup bags I'm hanging on to.

But while Brandi is manless, Kim is still offering to put a friendship lock on Parisian bridges with her. (Side note: Does this deal work for all bridges? If so I've got a MasterLock I need to walk over to the Manhattan Bridge.) Fingers crossed these gals are in it for real. We could stand to have a few people getting along.

Back in BH, Marisa drops by Kyle's to ask Maurice to sell her father-in-law's home. It seems like a smart fresh start for her mother-in-law, and a nice way for Kyle and Mauricio to help the healing process. So here's hoping their partnership is a success.

In another part of Beverly Hills, Lisa calls in a little help of her own. It seems she is going to give this whole vow renewal thing a shot and so she calls in the most knowledgeable source on weddings Kevin Lee! And he brought his amazing loafers along to ensure it is as perfect as Pandora's big day was. The event will be a combo housewarming/vow renewal complete with heart-ches. Yes, heart-shaped arches. Even if that is not a traditional arch shape, Kevin Lee can do it. He's never met an arch he can't meld.

That I Hate
To keep their love alive, Yolanda and David are doing something all normal couples do -- having a romantic photoshoot for an Asian magazine. And as it turns out Yolanda has some strong opinions about things. David will hate her hair this way. She hates this dress. And are we even surprised. The lemon lady knows what she wants. David does not have a lot of time for this nonsense.

In the end she looked pretty banging in that silver/sheer dress. Barbara Streisand can wait when you look like that.

In a different decisive place, Kyle works to ensure her new store is stocked with the most amazing threads by sorting through sweatshirts, weird color blocking options and an amazing Cookie Monster style coat. We were only treated to brief glimpses of what Kyle chose, but the lady knows what she wants -- and what surely hoards of customers want too.

Looking Good, Feeling Good
And then, like a beacon of joy, Dana Wilkey returns to us. What's Dana been up to? She's gone through a little bit of a breakup and so now she's spending her days doing. . . well. . .as she explains: "I drink a lot and I'm OK with and I f--- a lot and I'm OK with it too."

That's one way to spend your time.

In other Dana news, she still hates Brandi -- which is leading her to have less than positive feelings about Adrienne, being that she was the original conduit to her and all (remeber that? Those two were once BFFs). She wants Taylor to watch her back around these ladies. You know, worse advice has been given by someone who has had a few drinks. It never hurts to be careful. 

And then the moment arrives, it's time for Kyle's big opening (well after Kim gets her spray tan). Kyle does some last minute futzing of the mannequins, sprinkles some Chanel around, and guarantees that everything looks beautiful. Then the ladies start rolling in.

Things seem to be going well until Taylor takes Dana's advice to heart. Taylor knows she and Yolanda still need to have their trenta-a-tete at the Starbucks, but Yo is seeming less receptive than she once was. Seems there was more gossiping in Paris, and Taylor's decision to mention that it's all about David doesn't really help. David's nice to all of his ex-wives (not just some!) so she needs to cool it. Yolanda doesn't want any bad apples in her fruit basket or glass door fridge, so she wants everyone to get their poop in a group as I like to say. In the end, the gals come to some sort of consensus, so it seems the fruit basket will be unspoiled for another day.

Also at the party, Adrienne and Paul. The pair has been fairly absent since the White Party (and even before), but Adrienne wants to arrive and avoid making a scene. And she seems to get her wish. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like next week's events will be quite so calm.

Kim also manages to make it to the party despite her tanning engagement. And she pulls Kyle aside to explain her behavior in Paris. She tells Kyle that she was out of it because of a mix-up with her medications.

Among the racks the sisters share a tender moment. Kyle knows Kim is trying really hard, and working her best to earn everyone's trust back. Kim knows she has to earn it back -- and she knows she can. Plus she can call Kyle. It was a very different, yet reminiscent, sit down to last year's tete-a-tete (no trentas here) between the sisters. Progress!

Next week hall passes and divorce drama runs rampant, until then, what did you think of Kyle's store? Did you think it was missing a heart-arch entrance? Leave your thoughts in the comments.

Eileen: Kim Is Acting Completely Unhinged

Eileen talks about arriving in Amsterdam, the drama that has already taken place, and her fears for the rest of the trip.

I was thrilled to arrive in Amsterdam…that is until the about five minutes in, when Lisa R. filled us in on what happened on the plane with Kim.

It’s very disturbing (is this my most-used word of the season?) that Kim is being so vicious. I appreciate Lisa R. warning me that Kim was “coming after me.” But I have to ask, why? Even if she didn’t like my methods, I have been genuinely concerned for her.

It’s very tense when Kim joins us in the lobby. I was just hoping everyone could have a pleasant trip, starting with a nice first meal together as a group.

At dinner, I was really touched when Yolanda shared with us her feelings about what happened with Bella. I loved what she said about showing your true core. I wholeheartedly agree, and I was happy to think we were going to go to a deeper level in our friendships with each other.  I was surprised to hear about Lisa R.’s sister passing away. It hits very close to home. No wonder she’s sensitive to everything happening to Kim and Kyle right now. I think her apology to Kim was beautiful, and it takes a lot of courage to bare part of a painful past. 

That’s why I couldn’t believe that Kim exploded.  Lisa R. started with an apology. I think this was about the fifth time she had apologized, actually. She wasn’t attacking Kim, but Kim definitely started attacking Lisa R. I was completely shocked by the level of viciousness, and I interjected. That's when Kim calls me a “beast.” Really? For doing what exactly? Then she hits below the belt about Lisa R.’s “situation at home”—whatever that is supposed to mean—and then tells me to “shut my f---ing mouth”? What am I missing? This isn’t our first night in Amsterdam; this is our first night in Crazy Town.

Then, Kim starts in on Kyle, saying she’s not a real sister. There’s just no excuse for Kim’s abusive and degrading behavior. When Lisa R. tries to defend Kyle, Kim hits again with an insult about Lisa R. It’s just getting worse and worse. Then she brings up this mystery insult about Harry. And that’s when it gets REALLY crazy. Lisa R. is pushed to her breaking point. I do not condone physical violence, but Kim is acting completely unhinged, and it’s actually frightening to see this. Lisa R. is provoked to a point that I'm not even sure what I would have done.

This is the first time I've heard Kim mention her grown children this way. I do have empathy for her and what her family went through, but honestly, aren’t her actions far worse than anything Lisa R. and I have said or done?

If it weren’t for Yolanda, and the amazing hospitality she’s shown taking us on this trip, I would go home. From what she has said, Lisa R. feels the same way. This whole trip just started, and it’s tainted by this horrific behavior. I feel sorry for Lisa R., because I know how frightened she was by her reaction to Kim’s ambiguous accusations against her husband and family. Kim’s slanderous innuendos really pushed her mama-bear buttons. 

Back at the hotel, Lisa R. breaks down. She tells Kyle that she will never speak to Kim again, and after tonight, I don’t blame her. I also feel totally traumatized by this upheaval. From the events tonight, jet lag, and lack of sleep, I get emotional myself. I’m having a really hard time being around all of this over-the-top drama. I could never in my wildest dreams imagine something so explosive happening over something that began out of concern. It’s beyond shocking.

So, the next morning, kudos to Kim, I guess? She went to see Lisa R. She must be there to apologize for her heinous veiled accusations about Harry, right? No! She’s there to explain why she got so heated. If “heated” is even the right word? After everything that happened the night before, the trauma, the insults, is this conversation really enough to just make it all go away? Apparently so, and now I am really confused that everything’s “just fine” again. I’m all for working to resolve conflict, but I can’t help but feel that Kim and Lisa are sweeping everything under the rug. It would be fantastic if Lisa feels that everything was resolved, but does she really? How could she possibly feel that after what happened the night before? That was a traumatizing experience, and I’m not buying it. Where’s Kim’s apology for making that veiled comment about Harry? Where’s Kim's apology to me? To Kyle?

WE ARE STILL IN CRAZY TOWN.

Because of our love and respect for Yolanda, we all manage to compartmentalize what has happened, and we go bike riding. Yeah, we did that, and it was hilarious. Biking along canals and passing windmills was the quintessential Holland experience. Meeting Yolanda’s "first" kiss (or was he?) was cute, too. The people that lived inside the windmills were lovely, and it was a personal highlight for me. Yolanda’s mother is amazing! She’s survived so much, and she’s battling cancer again. She’s such a positive and kind person; I see where Yolanda gets it. I’m truly in awe of her. I also adore her brother, Leo. What wonderful people, and I felt a true connection with them for sure. 

At the “coffee shop,” I’m starting to have fun and things with the ladies have mellowed. Thank God Kim decided not to come. For many reasons, that is probably a fantastic move on her part. I went in adamant that I was not going to have any space cake. But, like I said, I gave in to the peer pressure! It was just a little corner, people! So…we managed to have some fun for about one minute. We leave the coffee shop, and I hear screaming. I turn around to see that Brandi is ranting in the street. Honestly, she has become the biggest buzzkill! And I mean that literally!  She thinks we’re all “hypocrites,” and I’m really not sure why. Kyle was upset that Brandi brought up something personal in front of everybody, and Brandi doesn’t see the difference between her behavior and Kyle’s. So, here we have it: Kim and Brandi, ranting and raving, with not nearly enough space cake in the world to chill them both out.

It’s only our second day of this trip! I’m hoping that if it’s this bad now, it couldn’t possibly get worse, right?

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