Hello everybody! This week seems to have whizzed by. I have been in NY and now safely back home, but life has been hectic. My new years resolutions are also completely done for. . . Oh well there is always next year.
And so the story unfolds, as we recommence with Brandi still reeling from the confrontation with Scheana. It had been a precarious meeting, one that could have gone either way. Scheana had initiated it. I, with a certain amount of anxiety, had facilitated it, after Brandi decided that it was much needed.
Many have questioned my judgement in continuing to employ Scheana, but understand this, she had been working at Villa Blanca for almost four years and often picking up shifts in Sur. She had always been a reliable and good waitress. I had only been friends with Brandi a few months, or so at that time. One: legally I could not terminate her employment. And two: morally I wouldn't. It was a personal situation, that until now, had been none of my business.
I do believe that often the thought and the unknown is always more intimidating. If you face things head on, I think you are often surprised by the outcome.
If there is one result that has transpired out of this uncomfortable situation that is the fact that both women now don't dread the possibility of running into each other at the restaurant. They have some sort of closure -- and so forwards we go.
Don't you love how you were accused of selling a story and all you see is the accuser and her "new man". Yes, so new...... You are a class act Lisa. You don't let anyone push you around. You stood up for what is right and you stand your ground. As for your new show, I don't think your "weakness" is Scheana, although her voice alone is like "nails on a chalkboard".. The one who stands out as trouble is sadly your daughter's friend..... But we have all seen you rise above so much that in the end it all works out.
Oh Lisa, Scheana has real problems. I think she was very cruel to the boyfriend and of course he cheated. She pushed him to that. You may feel you owe her but in the real world where I live she would have been out the door long ago. You just don't treat people the way she does. She also has all her little followers doing the something. They are mean people. They talk about everryone including you. This is just me but I would have to find a legal loop hole.
dheath1956 Lisa employs Scheana as a waitress and it's my understanding that in that capacity, Scheana delivers. She's apparently an excellent waitress with a four year track record at Villa Blanca of high ticket sales and an ability to make the customers happy. Her involvement with Brandi's ex has little to do with her job waiting tables at Lisa and Ken's restaurants and whatever "the something" is that you claim her "little followers" do, I trust that Lisa knows what is best for herself and her business.
Can someone please tell Mauricio the reason why Brandi "said it" is because his wife asked! All the while Kyle sits by and says nothing whilst Mauricio is tearing into Brandi. Give Ken a hug and kiss for his decency and standing up for Brandi.
You are awesome! And so is Ken. He is so handsome, rugged, and cool. You two are a great couple, so real, genuine, reasonable and kind.
Lisa, you and Ken need to stop coddling and enabling Brandi when she behaves badly. Just because her husband left her doesn't give her the right to be so loquacious when it comes to other people's business. She talks too much and she has a filthy mouth!! As true friends, you should be telling her to keep her big mouth shut. She's going to come upon someone, who instead of slapping her with a lawsuit, will slap her across her mouth.
lisa have you ever asked the other cast members (kyle and taylor) if they went to the lets get lisa meeting that brandy referred to when explaining what happened between her and adrienne? I wonder if Kyle would tell you the truth.
Where have all the GOOD REAL MEN gone??? I know,I know,,,, at Lisa's house. Im crushing like a school girl on Ken! KEN's THE MAN!!! And YES HE CAN!!!!
I adore the love between you and your husband. Mine is my best friend. You should not be friends with those other girls. Your to good for them.
@dheath1956, 28 years strong here and sweetie mine is my best friend too!! I'm not all me with him. We are tangled forever! We are truly blessed!
dheath1956 DixieDarling My mom and dad were married for 59 years before my mom passed away and it is so true that you do not see so much of that any more. It is truly a shame. My husband is my best friend and I think that is the way it should be. However, there are many that do not have the same luck. Come on people, love your spouse and no matter what, talk things out and try to work on your marriage. It is all worth it in the end!
Come on, Lisa! Mauricio was not chastising or attacking Brandi. He was basically telling her to that she can easily resolve the problem instead of playing the victim. The only reason why you are condoning Brandi's ghetto behavior is because of your issues with Adrienne, although she apologized to you. Let it go! Sorry, but it seems like you're going to learn the hard way that what you have been doing is wrong.
Lisa and Ken,
I love the both of you..you two are awesome! You are so kind and fair to everyone. I think you don't get a fair rap when it comes to Brandi though. I don't believe you would be her friend if you didn't think she was geniune. As for Adrienne, this lady is hard to figure out. I do in forgiveness but keep an eagle eye on her. Ken, is right about her and he seems to only have the best in mind for you. I think Mauricio is on the paycheck with these two... I don't really care what he has to say.
I love Giggy so much..this little guy is too cute. My husband has promised me a Shih Tzu this year and I keep showing him Giggy as an example of cuteness...
I like your new show Vanderpump Rules. I use to waitress and so much drama happens behind the scenes in restaurants. It brought back memories.. LOL
Lisa and Ken, I don't care what anyone says, you two are awesome. I love watching the two of you together and how you interact with one another. I watch also your new show Vanderpump..
I love Giggy, too.
Lisa you are a first class trouble-maker and that is all that is class about you. You are always stirring the pot and trying to cause problems between people. The fact is Brandi opened up her filthy mouth and spewed trash and now has to pay for it! If anything you need to tell her to grow up and shut up, that is the best advice you can give her. We all know that if you and Adrienne were still friends you would be out for Brandi's blood. You only want friends you can control, they are like pets for you not friends.
You are obviously talking about Kyle or Adrienne aren't you? And Kyle is the one who has friends she can control. Faye was her mouthpiece and now Mo. Let's not forget that Kyle has a filthy mouth too and used it at the Moroccan restaurant last week. Lisa is a pushover...out for blood? You have a very big imagination. Good luck with that.
Lisa, My husband and I adore You and Ken on the show. We find it very sweet that you have become such good friends with Brandi who we also like. You are true class.
Lisa, it's so touching the way you have taken Brandi under your wing but from where we're sitting she looks like she's taking advantage of your kind and generous nature. You are one of my favourite housewives on the show, as I feel you play fair and are kind. Watching you getting duped by Brandi and turning your back to your long-term friends is awful. Really hope Brandi doesn't turn into another Cedric. Sending you love from snowy London!
@1LondonGal I'm not under the impression Lisa is supporting Brandi financially...not sure what you mean here
Lisa. Love and adore everything about you except for Vanderpump Rules. Not interested about your staffs personal lives and turn the channel when it comes on. Please don't leave RHOBH. You are the most complete housewife. Beautiful person, wife, mother and friend. All the best to you and Ken on 30 wonderful years together. I will be married 30 years May 6. Not too many of us around.
Lisa You are truly a nurturer, however enabling is Bad. Brandi needs to really put herself in check especially her tongue. Crude and Mean she can be. Victim she isn't. In love blindly with Eddie she is, still is.. I'm sure Now she can see his true colors. No excuse to attack others for his hurt. See a therapist Brandi. Lisa guide her if she asks, into becoming a Lady; help Brandi.
Ken and Mauricio are great supportive men, but what Brandi said was really out of line; it was for attention and to put someone down, Brandi needs help with her issue. Don't criticize Mauricio this issue affected him at his opening. Ken needs to see Mauricio side. Mauricio has always been so gentleman with Ken. Ken has to recognize that what happened to you with Adrienne, Adrienne came to the table to apologize.
@GigiSeaStarr Lisa is addressing these things with Brandi, it's not like she just rubber stamps what Brandi is doing....
I have only 1 thing to say to Miss Lisa....I just love you!!!! and thank you for being wonderful and a good friend to Brandi!
Love you and Ken - you are totally down to earth - what is up with Mauricio and Kyle - I think they are both opportunists - it seems whoever is buying or selling real estate is their close friends at the moment - Mauricio is defending Paul and Adrienne because at that time there was a problem in their marriage in the wind and he was counting the dollars - he did get the listing at his company and could very well sell them something else - he can't make a dollar off Brandi so he was so opinionated - why is he so involved with what happened between Brandi and Adrienne - the only reason is he's protectioning his commission - I am glad that Ken spoke up in Brandi's defense and where was your friend Kyle when Adrienne was insulting you on the reunion show??? She is two faced and insincere - beware
I am so impressed with you and Ken. Wow. Way to be amazing friends, and props to Ken for getting a lady's back. You both showed nothing but class. Well played and good show.
I just get warm and fuzzy inside when I see you and Ken. Anyone lucky enough to call you and Ken friends are extremely fortunate. You are amazing Lisa and its because of you, Ken, Yolanda and Brandi I watch the show. I feel for Brandi, regardless of her lack of filter, no one would be bullied the way Maurico, Kyle, Faye, Adrienne and Paul have bullied Brandi. Stay close to her, she needs you..... xoxo
You and Ken bring out the very best in each other. No wonder your marriage is so beautiful. I think Yolanda and David have that same kind of wonderful in theirs. Not sure about Marisa and Dean. The others are not healthy.
Lisa, I adore you and Ken! Please don't ever change, your the only one on the show that makes it worth watching! I know you love Brandi, and maybe for good reason, but quite honestly I thought she was rather hard on Scheana who was trying to make amends the best way she knew how, and I believe Brandi feels like she should kiss her #££ ! I'm sorry but obviously Brandi wasn't his " everything", an Scheana appeared to be in the dark? Wife, kids, etc. I'm thinking Brandi is V E R Y needy
Lisa Dahling, you're my favorite Bravo HW of ALL the cities! You call 'em like you see 'em without being offensive or vulgar. Your husband absolutely did the right thing calling out Kyle's husband for inappropriately attacking Brandi. And I don't blame you for your change of heart regarding Adrienne, she's a bully who needs put in her place! Glad you are one of the few not intimidated by her wealth. It's a dirty job but somebody has to do it!! lol
Lisa, you and Ken are example of being good parents, friends and have a loving marriage. What Ken did for your friend Brandi was admirable. That's what friends do for others. Exactly what Kyle did not do for you when Adrienne insulted your integrity. Don't allow Kyle to set the rules. The way she shut you down in her house when you tried to create balance in the discussion was very disrespectful. She doesn't have to tell anybody how to live their lives. Mauricio's opinions came from her but she is not enough to say that's her own opinion. What Adrienne said about you was not important to Mauricio or Kyle. She is not a friend of you. You don't need her friendship. What you have is because of your hard work not because your husband gives you all.
Lisa I loved that Ken came to Brandi's defense. I just love that man Thank goodness for you and Brandi or last year would have been my last to watch the show.. I think your friendship is just what she needed to give her a boost of self confidence poor girl has been through so much.. I love that you say what you mean and mean what you say.... Sheila
CookieKake That will never happen. Lisa is way too smart. Besides, I think Brandi has a conscience. In fact, I think Brandi is a very fair person. She always tries to see the other side of things. I like her. Lisa probably had enemies long before she started this show. She is a polarizing character because she has it all and is therefore a threat to anyone who doesn't. 'Tis human nature, sad but true.
Lisa doesn't have "enemies" in the purest definition of the term. She has people who want to take her down so they don't feel so inferior.
LatinaMiel RoseWilde CookieKake Everyone misjudges someone at least once in a lifetime. Except you, I gather.
What a load of rubbish! Brandi is known by her other friends in real life to be a real true genuine friend. No doubt Lisa saw this, unlike the nasty manipulative woman. Lisa saw in Brandi a true, genuine person, not an instigator or manipulator like Kyle who stabbed Lisa in the back, or like Adrienne who stabbed Lisa in the back, see a pattern? Now, Yolanda is firmly on Brandi's side, and even Marisa saw through Kyle's manipulations and said to Kyle Brandi is a good person. Even the newbies are not duped by the evil duo (Kyle and Adrienne) and their manipulations. Lisa sees in brandi, what she is herself; a good, loyal straight talker who knows what real friendship is. Its why 99.9994% of the viewers love Brandi. You are well in the extreme minority. Do think about that and take the hint. Oh, and Brandi is an employee of Bravo. In case you didn't know, she has a job. Brandi and Lisa are loved by many, by almost every viewer. Maybe you need to watch the show again.
Lisa, I was also happy to see Ken come to Brandi's defense against Mauricio. One thing about this dinner conflict that infuriated me was Mauricio's flippant attitude about what transpired on last year's reunion show with Adrienne's accusations toward you. I've said it before and I'll say it again. She was trying to destroy your reputation and your business. If Paul or Adrienne had said that Mauricio was selling stories to tabloids Kyle and Mauricio would not be friends with them anymore. It disgusts me and it makes me question both Kyle and Mauricio's friendship of you and Ken. Kyle is saying that Mauricio and Ken are friends on her blog. In my humble opinion, Mauricio would have never said what he did to you at that dinner if he was really Ken's friend. I lost all respect for Mauricio when he said what he said to you and I lost a great deal of respect for Kyle as well.
He knew Kyle was part of the reunion attack. She attempted to support Taylor's accusation that Lisa gave US Magazine the information on the bad marriage between her and Russell during their dinner together, remember. He was right there when Kyle said, "I know she's good friends with the editor..." Implications don't get too much more obvious than that. The way she, Camille and Taylor stayed so quiet during Adrienne's attack (even afraid to glance Adrienne's way) was a dead give-away they were part of the accusation and they really did have that Polo Lounge meeting to go after Lisa.
@stephanienicolemarcum Ken is someone very rare in these days. A true gentleman. I'm a big fan.
I love your sense of humor and your relationship with your husband Ken, it's so touching! You're my favorite character on this show!
Lisa, I absolutely love that you have taken Brandi under your wing. And your husband is quite THE MAN. I must say that it is very frustrating in this group of women that when some of the women talk amongst the group, they are just sharing or venting with each other, but if Brandi speaks she is gossiping or slandering....It appears that you and Ken treat everyone with the same set of "life rules", so to speak. But others in the group, do appear to think they are above others. I enjoy your show and think it was a wonderful idea to facilitate the meeting between Brandi and Sheena. I think you showed what a true friend is, always helping in the growth of another. Way to go.
Lisa, One day Brandi will betray you. Just because she flirts with Ken doesn't mean you shouldn't watch your back.