We certainly of late have seen a different side of Mauricio and, like Faye, he seems quick in attacking Brandi. She becomes increasingly frustrated in her attempt to defend herself, also smarting from the fact that she was the recipient of a costly legal letter that she could ill afford.
She becomes exasperated, then her language goes south and then that is all the ammunition that some need in order to criticize her. I agree with Marisa (who at this point I really don't know) wholeheartedly. It should stay between the two of them. I was resolute in the fact that when I had my issue with Adrienne I preferred to deal with her directly.
I hated the conversation between Taylor and Camille, so inappropriate to discuss the marriage between David and his ex-wife, with Taylor saying she knew things about that. I know Yolanda and David to have a healthy, wonderful marriage. . .Enough said.
We then see Adrienne and Paul arrive for dinner. Mauricio and Kyle reassure them that they have had their back at all times, so cementing this very important relationship. . .Now when you are on this express train, things are moving quickly. Sometimes it's hard to be objective, but when you pause and you have a chance to reflect, you see things differently. Upon reflection I don't personally see the difference in the litigious letter that was sent to Camille from Russell. Maybe the subject matter was different, but the outcome the same. I am sure Taylor would argue the point that what was exposed about her was potentially more damaging than this matter. Paul and Adrienne, with Kyle and Mauricio's support were vociferous in stating that intimidation legally was unacceptable between friends. They were barred from the party, uninvited to Hawaii, and ostracized from the group. Everybody supported Camille, even though she certainly had more resources to deal with this than Brandi. So where did it change? I an finding this difficult to fathom.
I agree with you about he legal letters...no difference between the two. Kyle says she is fair but only in her own eyes. If Adrienne had not wanted things to get told, then she should have kept her own mouth shut & not told anyone...as I see it, it is Adrienne's fault that things got out in the public. I love the way you back Brandi even though you too do not believe everything she says or does is correct. But nevertheless you have her back & are the only good friendship out there! Love you so never change! Love Ken & Jiggy too!
lisa, you have hit the lottery of life! beauty, brains and amazing compassion....and let's not forget, the most adorable husband. Watching the two of you being so self deprecating and adoring each other as you do is lovely. Frankly, I'm glad to see Ken and yourself watch over Brandi. She is a likable girl and seems like so much fun. I'm just curious why you tolerate Kyle's antics? She has honed her skills i setting up nasty situations and then sitting back and watching the drama unfold.
Famille conducts herself as a composed woman. She's not looking to engage in silly tales. She's no push over either, but she picks her battles. Brandi hasn't shut up since her first episode. In fact, she has said repeatedly that she has to "be strong" for her sons. Someone needs to get her to understand that mouthing off like an attack dog does not make her strong. Maybe you could get her to see that strength is many things.
Lisa you are always the lady. Can you please help Brandi, who I adore, lose her potty mouth? It so distracts from whatever she has to say. Lisa, I know that Stassi is your daughter's friend but really why do you tolerate her behavior? As a boss you must set the example for all the employees and I think your business partner is at the end of her rope with Stassi's abuse of her personal relationship with you. Btw I agree totally about Faye. So glad her blog was pulled from the site and her appearances are being limited going forward.
I know millions of people say this but, you are a stunning woman. I love your husband and he has always been so protective since season 1. You;re a lucky couple, God bless you and your family
"The next scene with Faye. . .couldn't watch. Bad enough to listen to her diatribe but can't watch her bragging, had to skip it."
And right there you just summed up what 99% of us viewers feel. Seriously Bravo, get that trash off the show! No one is fooled by her. Her entire being is plastic...including her soul.
Absolutely adore you, lovely, lady Lisa. You are a straight shooter and that's what we love and appreciate about you. Stay as true, loyal and fabulous as you are. <3
Lisa you are right .Brandi has no one on her side but you and Ken and Brandi is lucky to have you both. Kim had no business bringing it up at the get together.I though she was over her thing with Brandi. But I guess not .Kyle needs to keep Faye out of it is none of her business. I like Brandi and hope good things come her way.
I think it is really obvious why you are so successful in both life and business. You see everything from so many different sides and manage to keep your choices where the most people are served the best. Kudos.
Lisa, I'm curious... After the art show, when you and Ken met up with Kathy and Rick (Hilton), at the Sunset Towers, were Kyle and Mauricio NOT invited? Is Kyle not getting along with her sister, Kathy? And, knowing what cheapskates they are (Hiltons), did Ken have to pick up the check? Don't you always have to pick up the check when you socialize with them, or have they changed their ways? They certainly bleed off of the Hilton name as much as possible...
Having been sued by a friend (!!) a lawyer letter often does end contact.
You and your husband are kind, almost parental to Brandi. She needs your sage advice. You must be commended for being so civil to Ms. Maloof, when she wrongly accused you last season. Too bad she isn't able to act in a similar fashion going forward.
Lisa, you may be too reasonable and sane for this show. Absolutely love you and Ken and admire you both for sticking up for Brandi.
I am mystified that anyone would have questions as to Mauricio and Kyle's "having your back at all times" to Paul and Adrienne when their nemesis (Brandi) has no money. Mauricio also encouraged Kyle to take whatever steps necessary to ensure her relationship with Camille was repaired after Kyle took it upon herself to burn that financial bridge as well. It is not about friendships, moral compass, or right and wrong. It is about who has a multi million dollar house to sell/buy. If they want to less transparent and maintain some credibility they should just stay out of it and back both sides as all sides always have a point of some sort. I also commend Brandi for being authentic. I can little tolerate a sycophant.
Lisa, I really like Brandi, I'm glad u are friends. Keep advising her on keeping control of herself when being attacked. I like u, wish she would stay claim so she can get her point across. She seems to be a very nice young lady hopefully she will work on that. Good Luck to both of you and your wonderful hubby.
I thought Lisa and her husband were very real and classy people. I am beginning to think otherwise. Protecting Brandi? really?! Turning cold on Mauricio? Kyle and Mauricio are the best couple on this show. They are always real and never taking sides like they are going to war with anyone! But you Lisa are! You are a snobby little troublemaker and you can have Brandi who is classless bitch who does not deserve to be on this show. I hope she is outed by next season or I am not following this show any more.
I think it's laughable that you feel Brandi has less class because she... what? Uses the F word? Gets defensive? Gossips? She doesn't do anything the other women haven't done. She's just not good at manipulation like the Maloofs or Richards sisters.
@sheleigh Mauricio never taking sides....are you watching the show? He took Paul's side after the confrontation with Brandi! Where is his moral compass?
uh... are you watching the same show as I am?? Kyle never takes sides? Are you kidding, not only that she's usually the one starting all the crap and she talks about everyone behind their back. Her and Faye are two peas in a pod.
sheleigh Brandi is an awesome addition to the show and everyone thinks so but you so off you go. Stop watching. Lisa and Ken are the best. Brandi is a close second.
sheleighKyle and Mauricio don't take sides? Was this before or after they attacked Brandi (who I'm not saying is completely right by any means) at the Morroccan restaurant? Mauricio and Kyle have clearly "taken sides" with Adrienne and Paul. I used to think they were an awesome couple too, and even though they have a great relationship, their true personalities are starting to shine through. What gives Mauricio (or Kyle for that matter) the right to advise Brandi about what she should do in regards to Adrienne? That's between Brandi and Adrienne only!
Mauricio said " who cares what Adrienne said about you( Lisa). Then why does he care about what Brandi said about Adrienne. Double Standard.
May you always be an example of true class and graceful objectiveness, compared to most of these otherwise overly entitled women you couldn't be anymore amazing, I hope you rub off on Brandi, she might be rough around the edges, and a viper when it comes to defending herself or her kids, but there is a gentle toughness that is very much endearing.
Love watching you on the show, and you have excellent taste in friends. Brandi and Yolanda come to mind. I think you extended yourself in friendship to Kyle and Adrienne as well, and you were rebuffed. That was their bad.
Lisa slow down your moving to fast you got to let the moment last, geez I feel a song coming on, but really you do need to slow down some. I give you credit for sticking up and being a friend to Brandy but I also know how these shows seem to flip flop back and forth so watch your bank too.
I watch you with admiration every week Lisa! Smart, beautiful, funny and a great sense of self!
Lisa, you said it great! You are the best on the show. You are classy and always get it right. Do you think Kyle is jealous of you and Brandi becoming friends?
Love you, Lisa! You and your adorable hubby are my all time Bravo favorites - Andy Cohen struck gold when he cast you:)
We know that Paul apologized to Brandi, but I'm wondering if Paul ever apologized to you. He certainly threw some nasty daggers your way for the first half of the season.
I loved the scene of you and Ken holding hands in the back of the limo - seemed so sweet and honest. I also agree with you on Brandi's inability to find the right words when she is exasperated...hopefully she'll develop the ability to say the same sentiment with more socially acceptable words...
You are clearly the favorite Beverly Hills lady..boy did Kyle's true colors come out! It's nice to see a different side of you in your restaurant.
Oh Lisa! How I wish I could say you and I are so much alike, but I haven't half the beauty or 'way' about me that you have. With that concession, we were 100% in the same boat regarding when Faye showed up...I fast forwarded the TiVO until I was certain she was gone.
This may be an ironic thing to write, but it is true: You give rich, beautiful, wildly successful and affluent people a good name.
Lisa you and Ken are first class all they way!!!! I loved that Ken showed what a true gentleman he is when he defended Brandi's situation. Giggy has more class in his little paw than Mauricio has in his entire body!!!
Lisa the bond you have with Ken is truly wonderful, I love every scene with the two of you in it. He is such a source of strength for you and clearly is your bestfriend and I love that! You're both so classy and well mannered and I love the glitz and glamour that is layered over the top of your fabulous relationship. I need to get my hubby into one of those satin dinner jackets! Lol! What a stylish and admirable couple you are. You manage to walk with grace through the tricky friendship situations you're encountering. While I'm not the biggest fan of Kyle you are obviously a good friend of hers and still remaining loyal to that while maintaining your friendship with the lovely, confused, messy but heart of gold, beautiful Brandi. I don't envy your situation one bit! But as always you stay true to your principles while diplomatically navigating your way through the storm. I absolutely love you!!!
I just read Lisa's blog and as usual....I LOVED IT!! This woman is EVERYTHING! I too, like you thought Taylors comment about Yolanda's hubby was nasty and uncalled for. It does however seem to be a problem between these two. Yolanda doesn't let taylor breathe, she's always ready to go at her! ha I luv it!! Assassinating one's character would have to involve a lie or two. what brandi did was tell a secret NOT assassination. Brandi: you used a surrogate. Adrienne: I'm suing you for telling my secret that I should have never let you know about anyway...hysterical! did i see paris hilton on the show 3 yrs later? why Andy!?! why? so she was too busy to come to her cousins graduation celebration in season 2 but she came to the important event, Shopping! and made sure to plug in her "singing" career lmao. #chileplease so this is what Kyle's storyline has turned into?, plugging family and friends careers and kissing the maloof's hoof? anyhoo who's next? oh Brandi you have got to learn to STOP giving marital advice, it was unwanted, unfair, and we all watch your exes many mistresses all ova the place, so #chileplease ie Sheana, the country singer (i 4get hername). I like you and all but chill...how many law suits can you afford? Camille please take a stand for something, thanks in advance. lastly to the favorite of them all, Lisa aka Bawse, the reason I still tune in, and the only one who should be giving marital advice in this group. your'e the smartest, funniest, classiest of them all. keep shining! luv you and Ken both.
You are a very, very lucky woman--you are blessed with such abundance of good things in your life. The fact you have a husband who is so caring that he actually spent time planning something for you that he knew you would love speaks volumes about your relationship. Bringing back memories of your early life together, when things were simpler and you were just starting out together, was one of the most beautiful and loving things I have ever witnessed. The swing and heart-shaped flower garden (and Giggy's umbrella and seat) are picture perfect. The fact that Ken was man enough to bare his soul on camera (when some men won't even find the time to buy a card for their loved ones) and build something to bring you joy, is an admirable thing. I loved your reaction--you looked and sounded like a young girl, smiling and squealing with happiness--and he looked so pleased.... As I said before, he had always had been my favorite....I totally fell for him that day I watched the show--never mind my husband (yes, I know, you're thinking I have no chance in hell and for me to just stand in line with a million others--he only has eyes for you....). Be happy--I can't wait to see the vow renewal--at least this one will be REAL.
I find it admirable that Ken stood up for Brandi. I think it is ridiculous that everyone has to put their two cents in someone else's business. Faye has no place commenting. I don't think she has anyone's back but her own!
What was your husband doing at that dinner party anyway? As for letting that little rat of a dog drinking out of a champagne glass it was disgusting. Was your dog invited to the party? Very strange!
Agreed about Faye. She is a wannabe and is phony and pathetic. I hope the Bravo executives are smart enough to not bring her on as a housewife. She isn't someone people love to hate and tune into the show to see what they're doing, she is just someone people hate and turn the channel to get away.
Couldn't agree with you more, Lisa. You're spot on about this whole crew. You're very lucky to have a husband like Ken and he's very lucky to have you as his wife. I was very happy to see Ken sticking up for Brandi while Mauricio was bullying her. You and Brandi are the only reason I watch the show. I love watching Brandi and you together. You have been a great friend to her and she deserves to have a good friend like you in her life. Enjoy your lovely swing.
lisa i dont understand why you become so close with brandi after last seasons confrontation with adrienne. i find it odd. at times you and your husband seem so arrogant never apologizing. especially with ken. when mauricio was giving a peace offering couldnt yoy accept it willingly with some appreciation and gratitude. you really gave him the cold shoulder. btw whatever the situation is and however you felt everyone is entitled to their own opinion. dont make it seem like you are perfect and right all the time. show some respect when he makes a gesture. it was completely rude of you!
Itzjess Hate to break it to you Itzjess, but Mauricio is not a God, and you don't seem to have the chain of events in order. Mauricio gave Ken the offering, not Lisa. Do you really think it's okay to be a horse's ass and then expect to give someone a bottle of gin and it's all okay? If he really meant to apologize,, he'd start his apology with the person he hurt most, Brandi. Good Lord, please watch the show before making accusations.
I love how people always expect an apology to make everything ok and back to normal. Like saying I'm sorry or handing a bottle of gin will magically erase the crap Mauricio pulled at the dinner and make it all disappear. Everyone keeps pushing Brandi to call Adrienne and "just apologize". Is that really going to fix it and make it all go away? NO. It just doesn't work that way!
Itzjess The "peace offering" was not sincere.Ken can buy his own gin.Mauricio should have apologized to Brandi and we know how he did it. Mauricio is socially motivated by money and his lack of manners is his problem not Ken's .Ken was kind enough to take the bottle,many people wouldn't have.