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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: Trouble Is Brewing

Eileen discusses Adrienne's party and gives us an idea for a new drinking game.

This week, we’re all back home and the dust is settling. Sort of.

It broke my heart seeing Lisa R., Harry, and their girls take down their swing set! When we did the same with Jesse we felt that way. It’s such a powerful symbol of growing up and I think it’s so sweet that they celebrated the new chapter in their lives in that way.

I’m excited to go to Adrienne’s party! I wanted to have fun and enjoy a night out with my husband and friends. The party is beautiful, and Adrienne is a fantastic hostess. I was hoping to get to know her better but that was not to be. Trouble is brewing. Like I said in last week’s blog, maybe Lisa R. shouldn’t have approached Kyle about what Brandi said so soon after Amsterdam. But then again, we’ve already seen the worst, right? In Amsterdam? I hope?

Sure enough Kim confronts Lisa R. about what Brandi said during their lunch. Lisa is reticent, and understandably so, to discuss this. She’s dodging the issue, but maybe just saying what she said to Kyle would help everybody stop playing these games! Lisa R. being vague is not helping the situation and Kim leaves, apparently thinking that Kyle lied about it. Yolanda, Lisa V., Kyle, and I try to make Lisa understand she has to tell Kim what Brandi said. She gets it, and God bless her, she does go to talk to Kim. And when she does? Kim is dismissive and doesn’t want to hear it! OMG! Well, this is the definition of a lose/lose situation for everybody! Now, I’m just exhausted from even witnessing this. No one is listening or being honest, and it will never get resolved at this rate.

I think Brandi is having a bit of a memory problem about what was discussed.

Eileen Davidson

Brandi is clearly distraught about her father’s health. Now is not the time to have emotionally charged conversations with anybody. I see Lisa V. trying to help, but the drama is so high right now, it doesn’t seem to be calming anything down. Brandi keeps insisting she’s fine, when clearly she’s not. Maybe she shouldn’t have come to this party, at all, under the circumstances?

Kim and Brandi finally sit down. Kim tells Brandi what Kyle said Lisa R. said. I think Brandi is having a bit of a memory problem about what was discussed. The bottom line is if she had told Kim everything that she said to Lisa R. during their lunch, that major blow-up probably never would have happened in Amsterdam. And Kim? Well, she doesn’t seem to want to do any digging at all into what Brandi really, entirely said and just gives her a big fat pass. Now, Lisa R. is apologizing AGAIN. WHY, people, WHY? I propose a Real Housewives Drinking Game: take a shot every time Lisa R. unnecessarily apologizes to Brandi and Kim (and you better have a designated driver, because you’ll be really, really drunk).

It’s the end of the night and the end of this season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. What a journey it has been. I’ve made some good friends, had lots of adventures, lots of laughs, and, frankly, witnessed way too many fights. It surely has been one hell of a ride! And one I will not soon forget.

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