I knew for me to go forward, I needed a reconciliation, some sort of closure and it had to start with an apology, or I would just be polite in her company but that was most she could hope for.
Kyle had sent me an email after the reunion. We had then talked and issues were dealt with, can't say resolved but there was a semblance of peace between us. Brandi and I had become closer. I relished her honesty and enjoyed the playful banter between us. I also didn't forget how she had chosen not to side with the others.
So Brandi comes to our new house, frankly saying she wanted to be the first to see it, rubber sheet and tequila gun in hand, but with good intention!
The Villa Blanca party was a really small gathering, but I had invited Yolanda and David to join us. This would be her introduction to the group and I was excited to see their reaction. Kim and her connected immediately and I was running around like a chicken with its head cut off.
Keep Adrianne at arms length - we all saw what she did to you at the reunion and we all see what she's doing to Paul and the kids. She's a nasty piece of work that one.
Love you, love Ken, love your beautiful children and new son-in-love, love your sense of humor, love Brandi, love your grace under fire and on and on. It's no wonder the women are clearly so jealous of you and why Adrienne worked hard to build one seriously lame case against you that left her looking like a fool.. Kyle didn't prove to be a loyal old friend while Brandi appears to be a loyal new friend. You're the best of all the housewives in all the different franchises.
Wow Lisa, you were just stunning at Portia's party. I'm glad you didn't stick around for the drama, although I can see from next weeks previews it's not to last *sigh*. I remember last season when you were MIA in the majority of the cat fights going on, yet you were the target at the reunion. Funny how that works, eh? Personally I don't want to see you make up with Adrienne. A truce yes, a friendship, no. Adrienne is very sneaky, dishonest and petty - at least that's how she's being portrayed. I just lost ALL respect for her after that reunion show, but I was headed that was prior to it anyway. I'm thinking that when you surround yourself with a staff of "yes men" and no one dares to tell you when you're wrong or out of line, you ultimately end up with such a false sense of entitlement and superiority that you lose all social skills, not to mention personality. Anyhow, that seems to me to be what's happened to Adrienne. Her perspective on things is incredibly warped and her ability to display grace in sensitive matters is non-existent. I feel bad for all the wrath she's getting, yet she's brought all of it on herself. Stay away from her.........and Taylor. Oh, and did you notice that after the enormous support you were shown last season, suddenly Kyle is on your side again? Careful with that one.... (Yolanda and Brandi rock!).
Lisa, you are a very classy lady. Don't let others bring you down. Adrienne was out of line and is acting very erratic. I do not believe she deserves to have you as a friend. Its best to just be cordial and keep her at arm's length.
I don't understand why she slandered you like that but I hope she didn't mean it. She is obviously in alot of pain and is experiencing some misery in her life and we all know that misery loves company! So, just keep on being who you are, the classy housewife we all love and adore and forget about the haters. They will continue to bash you and that happens to everyone who is happy with their lives. Someone negative always has to show up and try and shatter your happiness while they experience grief and problems.
Is it just me, or does Taylor sound like the White Witch from the Wizard of Oz while Lisa sounds a bit wicked when talking to Portia on the phone? Run, Poria, or she'll get you my pretty!
Lisa- You were smart to get out of the party early- I believe you had a prior engagement and that was a good thing. You made an appearance and wished the birthday girl well and brought her a gift- that was enough. As usual, you handled yourself with grace.
I have always loved you and your class Lisa! It is fun watching you and Brandi together. I think Ken is extremely charming. I can understand why you were upset with Adrienne and you have every right to take the time you need before accepting any apology. In fact, if you choose to forgive and forget but not continue a friendship with Adrienne that is your choice to make. The accusation of selling tabloids is an insult and I was so surprised to hear that from her mouth at the reunion.
Your friend Yolanda on the other hand appears to be a racist and snob, but I am interested to see a bit more of her to find out. So many people reacted negatively to Brandi, but she has become such a hoot and is actually quite adorable.
LOVE LOVE LOVE LISA! and Ken! She is smart and will probably not trust any of the fame mongers before long. Yolanda might be a good friend to Lisa as she is not looking for anything that I can see, she has had fame and she has fortune so we will see.
Well you had a lot of drama this year. Adriene owed you an humble apology accusing you of turning in stories to the tabloids..you defended yourself very well...I knew that you didn't do that..and I think a lot of it was because you and your daughter didn't call on her to give the bridesmaid event in Vegas...and I understand completely why you wouldn't want to do that. You wanted it to be your event, and you didn't trust that she would give the kind of party you wanted. And you had every right to do what you wanted to do, not what she wanted you to do..maybe she had a motive..that she wanted the publicity for her place. And then she listened to her chef..what was that all about..knowing you, I can't believe that you would have been rude to him..the only thing wrong I thought you did was allowing Gigi to drink out of their beautiful champagne glasses..poor taste.. But when she accused you, I don't blame you for being mad about it. She was obviously very upset..she didn't want to be left out..but she asked for it.
I will have to say, in defense of some of the ladies, that sometimes I think you stir the pot, asking an innocent question that stirs up a lot drama for the others, but this shows you are human too. Some of your quips are great, but they do get you in trouble sometimes.
I think maybe that is one of the reasons you moved to your new house, so you were not in close proximity to Paul and Adrienne. But you were friends in the past, and I think it is time for both of you to let bygones be bygones...it has gone on long enough..I think she learned her lesson.
Well you pulled across the wedding of the century...It was just beautiful..very tasteful, and the bride looked wonderful, and her handsome husband..it was such a touching, warm ceremony...and the memory of that will be always with me.
Also, I saw online your beautiful new house..so tastefully done like your restaurants, Villa Blanca and Sur..everything you do is marvelous..you have such great unusual taste..You are a very talented hard-working woman..and hope you can put the present drama away from you and move on with your lovely life!
There seems to be a lot going on with Adrienne but for some reason she has levied the anger at you. Lisa you are such a warm endearing woman, please don't stoop to her level. I had a very positive opinion of her until she turned on you. Now with her actions in filming and now what has transpired in her divorce wih Paul (which he didn't see coming) I am scared of her capabilities. Kyle seems really together. I hope her kindness and leadership lasts. You, darling, have always led by example which I love. And what a beautiul house for a lovely lady!
How on earth did you continue your relationship with Kyle after how horrible she was to you last season?? Her motive to maintain your friendship is clearly to keep you as a client of her husband. But why do you associate with her? She was cruel to the bone for heavens sake.
Lisa, just wanted to say that you looked stunning in your green dress and sunglasses at Kyle's daughter's birthday party, love love loved your outfit!!!!!!
You and Ken must be laughing your asses off after this nights episode. Watching Adrienne whine and complain about apologies is comical to the end!
She kept refering to you as childish but clearly the woman hasn't seen herself on tv...she looks foolilsh and I would have done the EXACT same thing you did. People like that are not worth having as friends. I don't know where you two are now, but you make the show worth watching!
Lisa, I respect your courage to stand behind your beliefs. It was your party and you were right to not invite her if you didn't want to. Way to be honest. She said some terrible things but you have thrown a few insults her way too. I am hoping you two can make amends and come back to a friendship. Best of Luck.
Stay the way you are, I would be afraid to meet you, but I admire your strength along with your love and commitment to your family (such a loving mother). I think you like people for who they are and not what that are, so I can understand why you like Brandi (I like her outspoken, this is who I am way, she must be so much fun to be around) and why you may feel betrayed by Adrienne (I love Adrienne, she is sweet). You two will find your way to friendship on your two own terms and if other people stay out of the middle. Misunderstandings and unspoken hurt is a great deal of baggage to carry around, and it's not pink! :) Carry on Darling.
Lisa, I like both you and Adrienne but you are too old to be acting like this. I know you need some conflict, I am from school of if its not true then there is no need to be upset. You have acted childish and everyone who would agree with your mean girl tactics is basically miserable people who like confusion and mess. Grow up and move on old girl!
I just absolutely love you! You have a great sense of humor (like me) and I think you are totally correct in the way that you handled the situation with Adrienne. I love that even though you have all the money one person could ever need, you are still down to earth yet elegant. I don't feel that Adrienne deserves your friendship and I am glad that you have given Brandi a chance. She may not be everyone's favorite but she is also down to earth and has been through a lot. You are the reason that I tune in every week and I cannot wait to see what comes next!
Oh, Darling! You are my favorite housewife! You are classy, elegant, and the most down to earth housewife. You were right by not inviting Adrienne, if Adrienne was sincere, that ugly tree trunk arrangement should have been delivered to your home a week after taping and not the day cameras started rolling. I can't wait for more episodes! XO
Take the high road.....if you want to always seem like the better person.....actually BE the better person.
Love you Lisa, you keep it real with everyone. You have a great since of humor and are loyal to your friends. Can't wait to see what this season has in store.
Love love love Lisa Vanderpump nothing about you is fake. I like that about you and Kyle. I always felt like something with Adrianne wasnt right shes fake If your doing a reality show what you tape should be reality or something close to it. Anyway I just wanted to say how much I love Lisa Vanderpump she has class, style and a down to earth quality.
You have such a sharp wit and quick tongue and are certainly fun to watch on the show! However, the ego seems pretty out of control. Thank goodness the Lisa spinoff show was cancelled, that would have been way too much. I'd beware of Brandi, she seems trashy and classless. I'm very curious to see how that friendship develops...
I love your character Lisa. You have not wavered from your principles and are true to yourself. You rarely speak behind people's back and never seek popularity by participating in wrong doing. I think your witt and remarks are misunderstood and sometimes hurt but i adore you all the same. I wouldn't have invited Adrienne as well just because filming had begun. I love Adrienne as well but i think in this situation, she needed to apologize to you profusely. I was shell shocked at how she levied accusations at you during the reuion in an attempt to sully your character. Kudos Lisa. You handled it well then and you are handling it well now.
LIsa, I get you in all that you have had to put up with at the reunion. My own Mom was pure English and brought over after the war. I was with her everyday during my growing up years and realize the differences between Americans and the English! Since you do not fall apart at the slightest thing, the other ladies perceive you as callous or threatening. Why can't they see it is merely a fact that you are from another culture of very vivacious, humorous, and tenacious people? If Adrienne cannot take your Maloof-a-poof remark about her shoes, that is her problem. Do you really want to walk on eggshells to appease her spoiled self centered self? You already have a Queen to regard back home in England if it strikes you and Adrienne is not nearly as regal..lol..To accuse you, who obviously are too classy to sell gossip for money, of doing so is unforgiveable!! Even after you assured her you did not, she still pressed on. That means, she is attempting to depose you as the obvious favorite and strongest most stable one of the bunch!! Well it won't work as she has too much work to do on herself and her marriage to ever gain much credibility..
lisa, you become more endearing to me all the time...at first i thought you the most pretentious of them all and cold and haughty, but once i got to know your personality, heart, and sense of humor, i realized you were a sweetheart indeed. adrienne is not a nice person and was just resentful since you didn't have the bachelorette party at her hotel and was trying to get back at you. i do think brandi likes you as you give her friendship now that camille is gone but yes, do be careful around her. she does want ken, and i don't think she's kidding! see her away from your home if you can or when ken's not around to be on the safe side. i don't know if taylor set adrienne up intentionally but now that i see what others are saying, it makes sense. if it was well known that you too weren't speaking, and i don't know if it was, then taylor should never have mentioned your party to adrienne for a so-called "shopping spree." it seems more likely that she was trying to hurt adrienne and start a war...she succeeded, the twit bitch! you are lovely lisa and don't let the others get to you.
I really dont blame Lisa for not inviting her, very mean things were said at the reunion. Knowing the show was starting to tape again, one would think Adrain would have contacted Lisa and see how they stood. As far as Brandi being Lisas new BFF, Lisa takes in strays, that is her personality I believe. But Lisa beware, look how it turned out taking "strays" in before. Watch your back darling....
Lisa you are so much fun to watch. I love the passion you have for life and your no BS attitude disguised beautifully under the cover of your humor! It is a real art, useful talent, and very entertaining to watch! I wish you luck with some of these basket case ladies such as Adrian and Taylor and their antiques stemming from their unhappy life in this new season. I want to see how you handle them like a pro!
Lisa, I love you! You are classy, gorgeous, witty, smart....you are a good person and you are not afraid to admit if you are wrong and you say what you think to a person's face not behind their back. Love the friendship you and Brandi have, she is fun and real. Forget Adrienne. She is uptight and seems to be jealous of you. Just keep being yourself. You are much loved and respected.
My daughter just got a male pomeranian yesterday that looks like your sweet little Jiggy. They are adorable dogs, we can't wait to dress him up and spoil him rotten.
Glad to see you back on tv...we love you!
@kiki13 Where did you get that pic of aAdrienne?
@kiki13 I totally agree kiki: Lisa handled the party situation with grace, as usual. Kyle seemed to want to create drama by running around telling people Lisa was just ignoring Adrienne! What is it with Kyle? After Taylor starts repeating what was said to Yolanda, getting that wrong and stirring the pot, Kyle runs away and says she doesn't want to be part of the problem. Lisa was smart to tell Kyle not to get in the middle of Lisa and Adrienne's issue. Kyle seemed deflated.
Plus Kyle moved the time back at the last minute to accomodate the fun run for Taylor's charity, so if it had sill been at 12 like it was originally planned Lia could have stayed longer!
@Itokagi23 I agree Kyle likes to stir the pot, and I don't think she treats her sister Kim very well either. There seems to be some mean girl in her. Lisa is classy!
@Kaza - If Lisa reviews the shows from the past seasons up to this one, she'll see Adrienne bad-mouthing her on camera at every turn. This tells me they were never friends and perhaps Lisa did go back over the shows and came to the same conclusion. Adrienne's and Kyle's accusations totally took her by surprise. British folks do have that snarky, dry sense of humor that Americans are not quite used to. On the RHODC, Cat has that same dry humor as Lisa and it was offputting to some people who thought she was being mean. But they all talk behind each other's backs. She was also correct to keep Taylor at arms length. I believe Lisa didn't think she was genuine and she has her proof now.
You can't be serious! Adrienne maligned Lisa's character in front of millions of people. That is not something you just let go. Adrienne calling Lisa petty and childish, I wanted to climb through the tv. Exactly why does Adrienne think she is owed an apology, because Lisa's daughter wanted her party at a different venue? And Adrienne allowing her chef to discuss one of her "friends" on camera, and then he shows up for free food and drink at Lisa's restaurant last season. Lisa doesn't need these people as friends.
What the hell are you talking about? Adrienne is the one being childish. She talks about Lisa behind her back all the time because she's jealous. She even expressed her happiness when Lisa moved out of her palace. Lisa has every right not to trust her and she was to the point with Kyle to stay the hell out of it because it's between her and Adrienne. I don't blame Lisa one bit. She should have cut Kyle off too!
Who are you and what show are you watching?
Actually, she is being the better person. Adrienne is back stabbing and low down. My motto is you have one time to cross me and then you're cut off. I can be cordial but we could never be close or friends again. Believe that.
@Ellen600 Just because Brandi has a sense of humor and is down to earth does not mean that she is classless. Lisa is a smart lady and she is more than capable to pick her friends without your input.
@stacmo You know what? I like Brandi, but this was a very thought-provoking comment. Hmmmmmmm.....
@Bchhippie Please don't insult my kitty cat! ; )
@SoOverIt ....if your actions are determined by others toward you where are you any different than they are......if Adrienne sent the flower what was Lisa's response nothing...is that appropriate....but then blog how it was not her preference.....even if Adrienne's motive was not on the up and up....Lisa's comments were just as cutting....so they are equal in their behavior to me....I believe Adrienne is more forthright in her desire to resolve the matter....I don't think Lisa is there....so that shows there is unforgiveness looming on Lisa and her husbands side....so when she presents herself a bit holier than thou her action shows otherwise.
@koash Hah! No doubt. None of the ladies need any of our input on choosing friends or making decisions. The point of these blogs and posting comments is to voice OUR OPINIONS. I can think whatever I want of Brandi. And honestly after this week's episode I think more highly of her, she was a lady at the birthday party and left once she felt uncomfortable.