Well, this week we congregate at Sur, my restaurant in West Hollywood. It is customary to have a food tasting with friends to try out different choices every couple of months. I reassured Brandi that one of my waitresses Scheana would not be serving, as they had an uncomfortable encounter awhile back.
Scheana had an affair, unbeknownst to me, with Brandi's ex husband. . .complicated, but eventually you will see how that comes to fruition. I had a problem with one of my servers, Stassi, who has worked for me for a few years now. The customer in question was somebody I trust implicitly. I had heard from him and two witnesses what had gone down. So, when I discovered Stassi was drinking at the party, I had no interest in her side of the story, simple as that. Stassi continues to work for me, and is best friends with my daughter, so I make constant allowances for her. However I have many people who have worked for me for years. I always listen and support them, but generally the customer is nearly always right. . .It's the way I run my business.
Also Lisa, being an OR nurse, I was so interested in watching your husband's surgery. I always think not only of my patient but also their family. Ken is very fortunate to have a wonderful wife and children that care for him as you do.
I love Lisa! She has such class! I also like Brandi and her honesty. I agree she speaks before she thinks about what she is going to say, but she is certainly the most honest in the group.
Lisa Vanderpump! Well I'd like to say as a fabulous cute West Hollywood resident that I am, I've always enjoyed the occasional night out at SUR Lounge! My friends and I have had many fabulous nights there prior to bar hopping to the abbey or a night out in west hollywood. Moving forward I would just like to say that It would be great to see you and Adrienne Maloof team up! I think Ms. Maloof is ABSOLUTLY FABULOUS, I just dont know how you are friends with that Brandi!! Wretched! I was a huge fan of yours in the begning of the seasons now Im not so much as I used to mainly bc of the drama Brandi is creating for Adrianne which I feel is related to you. Keep the peace between you and Adriane DItch Brandi! Trailorville...
90210_latin83 Lisa's best move it to never befriend Adrienne Maloof again. Adrienne has defined herself as the enemy and there is nothing that Lisa is missing from that friendship. Brandi is the girl that Has Lisa's back Adrienne is the girl that stabs you in the back.
Hi i like you more and more.. and have from the start..
you and Ken are soo great together.. it reminds me of my husband and me..
and your friendship with Brandi lets me know you are smart..
i at the start did not care for Brandi but after two shows i saw that she was honest and that is why people didnt like her..
you are great and keep going with it.. you have style and class. you come across as an honest person .. no lies and no falseness
i am shocked that you kept that gal who drank on the job friend of the family or not.. you need to stop that.. because your staff see her drinking the others will start.. and resent her for her being able to drink and they cant.
I bought the season two dvd to watch while working out. I have noticed within the first episode how horrible a person Bernie is.
At the diner table he had commented to Camile that she was thin enough to sit beside Ken and Lisa.
In the kitchen with his 'boss' Adrienne (and I am not too sure what Adrienne is to him anyway) they were discussing some crap meal to be served...Paul was suggesting things and he was ignoring him. He later was shaking his head at anything Paul said.
Not to mention the photos he took of his 'boss' when she wasn't looking.
Is that man a real chef? I don't think so. What the twit is he anyway? Hmmmm....
Vile Kyle is full of Guile.
All that Kyle, the pretend friend, had to do was ask Brandi what her differences with Adrienne were and then sit back. And boy, did Brandi deliver. I could not help but notice the sweet smile Kyle maintained while making sure to not interrupt Brandi who may have mistaken silence for support. Kyle has certainly learned the major rule when dealing with one's enemy, which is don't interfere when your enemy is about to commit social suicide.
Now I understand Kyle's complaint at the reunion about Lisa being a Bobby Fischer. She can't trap Lisa in her little plots and that has her all Machia - jelly. She thinks that Lisa is out-manuevering her but the reality is that Lisa just doesn't play those games.
I agree. Kyles only interest is stirring up a fight that she can get in the middle of once again. I am guessing her life is a bore.
I have always liked Lisa and Adrienne and don't think that just because there is friction between them that sides have to be chosen. I won't. I do not trust Brandi with Lisa. I feel that Lisa is Brandi's only ally and because Lisa kinda co-signs and doesn't debunk Brandi in her madness, Brandi feels it's ok to be a "B". It may have not been a secret about Adrienne's family but it's really nobody's business whether we like it or not. However she chooses to react about her family business is ok in my book as well as if it were someone else's family.
firstname.lastname@example.org i agree with you about Brandi 100%...brandi is really malicious and i don't understand why Lisa likes her.
Good luck with your staff at Sur. if the trailers represent their behaviors, we are going to see a very dark and disappointing look at their behind-the-scenes ill behaviors. Guess you adhere to the tenet that "all press is good press." I, however, do not agree.
@Sadiebelle55 I agree! Based on the previews, I wouldn't think that would help their business. Unless they're renaming the bar "trash", I'd be embarassed to be associated with it.
I agree with that. From the trailers, it looks like Jersey Shore or Bad Girls Club or some other Vh1/Mtv show.
Perhaps it is trying to draw the twenty something crowd there....but it doesn't look enticing.
@Sadiebelle55. Lisa can't be held responsible for how her employees act off the job. They are like people that way. You also have to be aware that they're also very young. It's not up to lisa what they put on the show.
Lisa I love everthing about you but I feel you need to be more careful with Brandi, She may be the next Cedric. People like that are just trying to get something for nothing.
Agreed with you sticking up (partially) for Brandi when she dropped the "F-Bomb" on Adrienne for calling out Kim's tears. She was protecting Kim, as you said, and Kyle didn't see that.
Glad to hear Ken is on the mend - he is just a favorite along with you, and Gigi of course. Brandi is a bomb dropper and then toggels her head to watch all react to it and then if the information is worth pursuing you have to do the dance of Q&A with her to get to the beginning before she set off the bomb. She is too much, has no class to speak of. She is right, money just gives you money, not class. All that said, Kim should not have picked that time to spill and frankly she does have a phone, so make a call, but to pick the important party was AGAIN not good, and she knows it!! And if not, then she should have. I have my recorder set for your new show, I'm looking forward to it.
I think you could take away all the sparkle and shine, bling and finery, and you'd still have one of the most gorgeous, classy, beautiful, and intelligent ladies on the planet in Lisa V! So happy your hubby came through surgery alright, the relationship you two have is a joy to watch. Your humor and ease with each other is something everyone should be lucky enough to have and you are both a delight on this show! Can't wait to watch "Vanderpump Rules!" Ain't it the truth baby, Lisa V is the Queen Bee! WOOT WOOT!
Lisa, you are consistently wonderful, inside and out, and you don't seem to let people's adoration go to your head or make you think you can say anything you want or behave any way you want. I like your advice for Brandi, to not give the others ammunition with the way she presents herself. You're genuinely nice, not fake nice, and that's a concept many of the others will never comprehend.
Not only is she all of what you describe...she does not refer to us as her "fans". That shows how very mature and comfortable she is as well as one of the smartest women in TV, "reality" or not. I don't believe that anyone could say a bad thing about her as far as how she carries herself and treats people. Only those who would be jealous. Lisa is so secure in who she is and seems so comfortable to be around. She is just a delight to watch...love her attitude, poise, grace and manners. She is able to laugh her herself with such ease and be so playful with Ken and her children. We all should take a page from her playbook for life.
I'm so glad Ken came through surgery so beautifully! I think it's rather foolish of Adrienne or Paul to think that no one is aware of their secret, or that anyone cares! Stay real, you're the best!
so true....the "secret" has been one of those "elephant in the closet" things -- everyone is aware, it's just one of those "unspoken truths" .
then...when someone brings up that gorilla in the room --- everyone is shocked! shocked! screaming "lies, lies, lawsuit!!!" so unnecessary indeed.
I'm glad you're being such a good friend to Brandi. With hypocrites like Kyle and Adrienne it's amazing she isn't basketcase by the way they treat her. Kyle has said the "F" word on several occasions so her "audacity" at the spa dinner was ridiculous. Adrienne is just a hot mess with her contradicting everything she's said in past seasons by threatening a lawsuit, screaming at people, etc. You apparently are a great judge of character and don't need the Kyles and the Adriennes of this world bringing you down.
Bella, I agree...and when Kyle was grilling Lisa at the table wanting her to say something bad about Brandi telling A what seemed like the only language she seemed to understand at that table....I was wishing that Lisa had told Kyle the same thing when she kept on and on about Brandi's behavior. Of course, Lisa is too smart for these jealous women, so she was not about to go there...but let me tell you, I sat here watching just thinking that that would have been what I told Kyle, too...a good old STFU....none of them undersood normal language that day by the way Kyle kept going on and on about what was appropiate to say at the table. Lisa is definitely a classier lady than I would have been, although I'd hope being that camera's were there, I could have held my tongue. No cameras around, yep, I'd have let her have it.
What I love about you Lisa , besides everything, is that unlike many other housewives (other series), your blogs never mention or promote all your endeavors / business dealings. Most women could learn so much from you ! You are a CLASS ACT and I love watching you !
Lisa I love how you run your businesses. You are very firm but very fair also. Your judgement about everything always seems spot on. Well, apart from maybe who to trust as friends maybe :/ It seems your loyalty to people is used against you and they take advantage. I dont think this is something you can ever learn to guard against without closing yourself off to friendships and never trusting. I hope youve got it right with Brandi. Her foolish honesty may work in your favor this time. Best wishes to Ken after his surgery.
Why are you showing such an ugly, manipulative side this season? Or perhaps I have just taken the blinders off. Adrienne asking you if you wrote something for a magazine is just a tempest in a teapot. You act like she asked you if you had murdered any of your children lately. Sheeesh....what is wrong with you woman? Grow up. You look very, very petty.
LOL, I was thinking the exact same thing. All of Rosey's post smell like Bernard, the hired help!!!
Bernie must be 'special' hired help, he can insult his employer's friend, neighbor, coworker on camera for the job they both work on together and get by with it. I wonder if A wrote down what she wanted him to convey to the viewers, and did A think because Bernie was an employee, the viewers would think it must be true? The pics he had on his facebook, too, how 'special' that he get's to see something so personal. So, seems Bernie is very 'special'.
ksawyer rosyposy hahahaha! Bernie's been a busy beaver on FaceBook! Coming off extremely nuts IMHO.
rosyposyI agree with rosyposy, this is a different side of Lisa this season, I've always been inspired by Lisa and Adrienne in previous seasons, but to see the two of them at each other is disheartening. There is enough animosity in the world without watching what seemed like a good friendship end.
@rosyposy Adrienne didn't ask if she had sold stories, She said definitively that she had. Thus Lisa asking, why would I? Lisa is the least petty of all the HW's She's a duck with a well oiled back.
@rosyposy. First of all Adrienne didn't ask she accused Lisa of selling stories. Which means she would have told things about friends and sold the story for money and generally bad stories. So I don't blame Lisa for being upset. And it came out that the girls were going to go after Lisa. She is always a lady. Unlike Adrienne who is rude to everyone even her husband. And tries to tell everyone what to do and say.
All I have and can say is that we love you and your family in my household. Please don't change. We would be so heart broken. Thanks for all your wittiness!!
I see Brandi as a scapegoat for once again another season. I admit I have witnessed reckless and tactless activity on the show from her but at the same time, what ever she says is being nit picked and scrutinized down to the bone. Now maybe it's just me or I speak too freely but her telling Adrienne to STFU at a dinner shouldn't have been a "congregate in the bathroom lets talk about it for another 24 hours everyone have an opinion in their confessional jaw dropping ordeal" .I'm glad to see her have an ally and I'm certainly glad it's you...A STRONG INTELLIGENT WITTY WOMAN AS YOURSELF.
KrisJones311 Are you serious right now? Brandi is no scapegoat. She creates scenarios then watches everything unfold and then acts like she did nothing wrong. She has a bad habit of speaking when she shouldn't, not thinking before she speaks or not even caring how her words will affect someone. So what if people say they knew the secret. It wasn't HER place to throw it out on the table. Over half the situations she ends up in, she puts herself in. She shouldn't have used the F word at a dinner party (even if it was a group of friends). There is a time and place for everything. I am a frequent F word user and even I know there are times when it's not appropriate to use. She says it every chance she can! Now, I don't agree with Paul getting in her face like he did, but as she stated herself in her blog....he was defending his wife. But when he called her bitch (which he really shouldn't have done, not the time or place...he has no manners as we all know), she pretended like she had done nothing wrong and that this issue was coming out of thin air. When you want to throw people's business out there and it's not your place, be ready for the consequences. Suing everyone isn't the answer either, but people handle stuff their own way. Brandi needs to stop and think, she isn't always an innocent bystander like she pretends.
Lisa, I love you, you are fabulous, but please guard from letting your boobs spill out so much it is tacky.
kquest what? where? when?? I have a 42" screen so i think i wouldve noticed such a spillage..
kquest Are ur referring to drunk-nastics night in Ojai? It was purely unforeseen and an accident. Lisa wasn't aware of it.
Lisa is a very sexy looking woman whether she's wearing a sack from her head to her toe....but I missed it in Ojai, too! lol
I am not convinced, but she still is my favorite this week so don't get me wrong!
I disagree-- they are gorgeous and always fabulous on any display! Anyone at ANY age would be thrilled with that set!!
brandi knows exactly what she's doing...but how does adrienne feel that the shoe is on the other foot??