Cast Blog: #RHOBH

Money Can't Buy Lisa's Love

Kim: Kyle Should Be Worried, Not Embarrassed

Brandi: Kyle Wants to Help When There's an Audience

Kyle: This Was Brandi's Master Plan

Lisa R.: It Felt Just As Awkward As It Looked

Lisa V.: Kim's Demeanor Was Questionable

Eileen: Brandi Loves to Stir the Pot

#RHOBH Spoiler Alert: Disgust and a Push

Yolanda: I Would Like to Apologize

Brandi: I Won't Make Excuses

Kim: I Wanted to Hold Kyle

Lisa V.: I Want Max to Be Ambitious

Eileen: Being a Stepmom Is Challenging

Lisa R.: Lots of Transition Happening

Kyle: We Are an Emotional Bunch

#RHOBH Spoiler Alert: Surprise and an F-Bomb

Lisa V.: A Naughty Child Shouldn't Be Rewarded

Kyle: Brandi Was Rude and Offensive

Eileen: It Felt Like an Attack

Lisa R.: It Was Shocking and Unprovoked

Kim: Brandi Is Brandi

7 Faces We All Made During This Week's #RHOBH

Brandi: Lisa V. Was Making Me Uncomfortable

#RHOBH Spoiler Alert: Shock and Tears

4 Questions We All Asked During #RHOBH

Lisa R.: Portia Is My Spirit Animal

Eileen: Brandi Showed Us How Not to Make Amends

Yolanda: I Took One for the Team

Lisa V.: Yes, Love Is a Big Word

Kyle: Moments Like These Are Frustrating

Lisa V.: I Won't Erase the Past

Brandi: I Don't Enjoy Anger or Grudges

Eileen: I Could Feel the Tension at Kyle's

Lisa R Reflects on That Bittersweet Episode

Yolanda: These Are Teaching Moments

Kim: My Heart Felt So Big

Kyle: Kim and Monty's Relationship Is Unique

Lisa V.: I Needed an Uncomplicated Friendship

Brandi: Kim Is a Survivor

Eileen: Brooke Was a Gorgeous Bride

Lisa R.: I Couldn't Be More in My Element

Money Can't Buy Lisa's Love

Lisa discusses the Richards' sisters relationships, what she wants in a present, and the dinner party dust-up.

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.

I am absolutely fascinated by the dynamic between the sisters, the path they have taken and the growth and strength that Kim displays. It seems to be an incredibly complicated relationship that is almost impossible to understand. I identify with the fact that if somebody hurts you, how can you forget it? Is it possible for one to rewind the clock, cast aside the feelings of betrayal, the tears, and humiliation in this case? I conclude that possibly when the relationship and history is as strong as theirs, that there will always be room, and some potential to mend their fences. I hope so.

I spend time in my restaurant, sampling food, fiddling with flowers, then head on home. I hate surprises, but thought when Ken ordered me to close my eyes, I wondered if it was a new puppy. So when I saw the swing, covered in roses, and the heart-shaped flower bed it touched me. Just the thought behind it! That is what is the most important -- when somebody you love tries to make you happy. It is never a monetary thing, or if it is it shouldn't be. Mmany times Ken has overwhelmed me with ridiculously extravagant gifts. I have loved and appreciated them, but a sentimental gift, an act of love, will always trump that! (Ken if you are reading this, it doesn't mean you are finished buying me jewelry!) Anyway, it was only a couple of months before our 30th wedding anniversary. . .Ken had wanted to renew our vows on our 25th. I wriggled out of that one! We had taken a few days alone on Lake Como. I would prefer it to be just between ourselves, that is where we differ. But after that sentimental gesture, how could I refuse?

So back to our group. . .We are all meeting at a Moroccan restaurant, sans Adrienne and Paul. I had heard that they had removed themselves temporarily from our group. I had no idea where the individual relationships stood. I wondered if Kim would be hauled over the coals for not having Chad's birthday at the Palms, but maybe she had a pass! I knew Kyle had contact with them, but as far as I could gather they had withdrawn from the circle.

All seems to be going reasonably well, until the subject of the legal letter that was sent from Adrienne's lawyer to Brandi. I am flabbergasted that it had come to this. I hadn't been at Mauricio's event and was unaware that Brandi had been called a drug addict and a terrible mother, but doesn't that warrant a reciprocal letter? Should I have sued after the reunion for defamation and slander too?

All I know is that Brandi lives pretty frugally, paying her rent and struggling on a minuscule amount of alimony -- with no extra for the luxury of litigious letters to friends who have crossed the line. Thankfully with this show and her book, things are beginning to flourish financially. The conversation starts to intensify, with once again, Brandi being the centre of the escalating discussion.

Now as I remarked before in my previous blog, Ken will jump to the defense of a woman in need. Brandi was again under attack. Mauricio was chastising Brandi, and Ken was having none of it. That is a reason why I love him -- that he will always be a protector and never let someone be intimidated, especially a woman.

This saga continues, engulfing us all,the group divided and nobody at this point seeing any perfect way of resolving these issues. . .

So till next week, keep warm as it has been almost like winter in England here! That is something we don't expect. So I will close off now and remind myself to always expect the unexpected!

Love to you all.

Lisa.

Lisa R.: It Felt Just As Awkward As It Looked

Lisa R. talks about the night that went from bad to worse.

Well things just went from zero to sixty rather quickly, didn’t they? Early on, I said how being on this season was similar to being on a roller coaster, and here we are. I feel like up to this point, we have been slowly climbing that first big hill and now we’re at the top, looking down at all of the scream-worthy, white-knuckled action ahead of us.

The quick whirlwind trip to Santa Barbara that Kyle planned was so much fun and full of laughter and really great girl time. The only thing missing from the trip was Yolanda, but she was off having her own wonderful bonding time with her gorgeous girls. It almost seems calling both Gigi and Bella gorgeous is an understatement. The camera loves those Hadid girls, just like it loves their beautiful momma, doesn’t it?

This was a completely different, very unpredictable, and aggressive Kim sitting next to me in the car, and to be honest, it made me feel extremely nervous and anxious.

Lisa Rinna

Needless to say, the rides to and from Santa Barbara were full of crazy conversations. Is it strange to anyone else that we keep talking about grooming habits down there? Seems to be an oddly recurring theme. Anyway, I thought the lunch and wine tasting actually went rather well, all things considered. All of us were concerned about how Kim felt being put into this situation. Like I mentioned, I didn’t know where Kim was in her sobriety at that point with being around alcohol or others drinking it in front of her. I thought she handled it well by knowing when to excuse herself, as I’m sure the whole situation made her uncomfortable. And I certainly know how uncomfortable Kyle was. She really had no idea the lunch would center around drinking. Overall, I’d say the whole trip to Santa Barbara was a success.

The poker tournament at Eileen’s house, however, didn’t quite have the same successful outcome…

I knew the night was going to be a wild one when I saw how Kim was behaving when she arrived at my house before heading to Malibu. She asked to use the bathroom and was acting as if she was high on something, which is why I asked her if she had been drinking or was on drugs when we got into the car. I mean, HELLO! Could that car ride with Kim be any more awkward? Let me tell you, it felt just as awkward as it looked to all of you. I really had no idea what was going on or what to do. Every interaction I have ever had with Kim up until that point was light, fun, and easy going. This was a completely different, very unpredictable, and aggressive Kim sitting next to me in the car, and to be honest, it made me feel extremely nervous and anxious. I wasn’t sure if it was an act or a game we were playing, but deep down in my gut, I knew there was more to it and something was going on with her. I couldn’t get out of that car fast enough when we arrived at Eileen’s home, and I really had no idea what she would do next.

Before we dive deeper into the chaos of the night, I have to say that Vinny is quickly becoming one of my favorites. He’s just so charming and funny, and I love watching him and Eileen banter back and forth. They are such a dynamic couple. Unfortunately, what started as a lovely evening hosted by this fabulous couple quickly disintegrated into a mess of strange behavior. Who knew sitting around a poker table would send some of the girls to the dark side? The repetitive use of the word ‘stupid’ was absolutely unacceptable, though not altogether surprising as Kim and Brandi’s behavior speaks for itself.

That’s all superficial level stuff though that can roll off my back. The part that’s really hard was to watch Kyle realize with both fear and confusion what was going down in front of her own eyes. Kyle is no stranger to this complicated road she’s been down before with Kim, and I know what a deep relationship the two sisters have, so I really feel for her.

I’m sure Lisa V. is thrilled that she wasn’t a part of the crazy evening at Eileen’s. Instead, we got to watch her and Giggy, the little Sex Monster, play nude on the beach in Cabo. I know she was on a much-needed vacation, and I’m happy she was there with her family and precious Gigster.

Looks like we’re picking up speed and not stopping anytime soon!

Xo, LR

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