Joyce Giraud de Ohoven

Joyce finally hit her breaking point with Brandi's bad behavior and the many excuses that "Dream Team" makes for it.

on Dec 30, 2013

I am glad you could all hear directly from Brandi's mouth what my husband and I were talking about in the limo -- she gets depressed being around happy and romantic couples! It's sad to hear her say that, but just because she isn't happy doesn't mean she needs to drag everyone around her down to her level of misery. Brandi, there is a quote from Rumi that is perfect for you: "Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you've built against it."

When we arrived at Kyle's store, Brandi never said hello until other people arrived. Her friend Jennifer was very sweet and started speaking Spanish to me and I responded in Spanish back to her. I don't understand why Brandi literally nitpicks every single thing I do or say. As I said in the episode: She should learn a bit from her beautiful friends.

While we were at Kyle's fitting, all the dresses were sample sizes (4) so they were too big on both Brandi and myself. Fortunately Kyle ordered some small sizes for the fashion show.

Finally you can see where my "tagline" came from: "In Beverly Hills, they say you can never be too young, too thin, or too rich." Trust me if I could, I would love to take that line back! I am more than aware how superficial this quote is, but it is used more as a running gag in Beverly Hills than taken seriously. At a famous Beverly Hills department store you can actually buy the pillow with that silly slogan. And for the record, I DO believe you can be too young as I am a mother and have two babies. I do believe you can be too thin, as I am the living example of someone who was bullied for being too thin. I added the "too honest" bit because what I DO believe is you can NEVER be too HONEST.

I was hesitant to go to dinner with "the dream team" but Lisa texted me to tell me she had invited some acquaintances and friends in common (Martin and Mohamed) and she wanted to try to start with a clean slate and for everybody to get along. I agreed, as I thought it was a great idea, and I wanted to leave behind all the negativity that had been thrown my way by them. I was told that Brandi was informed that this dinner was for her to make amends.

I wasn't late. . .I arrived exactly at the time I was told. So please Yolanda, save any etiquette lessons (especially after your last dinner).