This week we start off at the fundraiser Mauricio, along with his team at The Agency, had organized with SoulCycle to raise money for Give Back Homes and Habitat for Humanity. It costs as little as $5,000 dollars to build a home in Third World countries. Third World countries are not the only beneficiaries--they also choose deserving families here in the United States to renovate and remodel their homes. So a very big thank you to all who came out to support The Agency’s efforts in supporting this incredible charity.
After SoulCycle we all went to lunch at a local favorite, Frida. I was surprised but happy that Yolanda showed up for lunch. We hadn’t heard from her since we were all at Erika’s when she and Rinna had gotten into their argument.
Lisa and I both were a little perplexed by their abrupt “hug it out” and wondered what was going on with the situation. While this conversation that started between Lisa and me was more of a side conversation (going on while three other conversations were happening), we of course know that nothing we say in this arena is “private” or a “secret.” We will all see this eventually. However, part of being in this group also means we have to address issues that are currently going on in our group. There are often times we are as confused as the viewer and hope for some clarity.
Yolanda also obviously knows that everything we discuss here is not private, but a window into the current happenings. To be chastised for this when she knows all too well that I am not whispering “secrets” didn’t sit well with most of us that day. She was condescending and self-righteous. She knows what being part of this group means. Since when is a documented argument in this group off limits?
Yolanda also seems to have an issue with Lisa’s and my friendship. It feels like whenever Lisa and I are on a good path, happy and enjoying each other's company, someone has to make a snide remark. We are the closest of the group, nobody can deny that. We have had our issues but we also laugh together and care about each other.
Yolanda saying “I hold a lot in the vault, Honey” was an absolute threat. No matter how she may try to spin it. Nobody says that in that tone for any other reason.
What started out as a nice, positive day with the fundraiser didn’t end well, unfortunately.
Later, I was surprised to receive the email from Yolanda with ALL the women in our group copied. She always makes such a point to say, “If you have a problem, come to me directly, and we will talk in private.” The fact that she needed to alert all the women that she was chastising me was ridiculous. She is not my mother, and the way she spoke to me at Frida and in her email, with an attitude of superiority, was off-putting to say the least. I did not reply, because I would have far more appreciated her calling me and having that discussion on the phone or in person.
Later at Lisa Vanderpump’s house we all gathered for dinner. Oh my gosh, I love having all of those animals running around while we eat. Ponies, puppies and swans. Who could ask for anything more?
Again the subject of Yolanda and the email came up along with Kathryn and Erika’s lunch where Erika allegedly said not to get caught in “Lisa’s web.” Yikes. I made a joke about the cobwebs “down there” in hopes of breaking the ice, but that wasn’t going to happen anytime soon.
The topic of the Hamptons and the exchange between Eileen and Lisa came up as well (we’re batting a thousand here). Lisa and Eileen clearly don’t mix. They just don’t see eye to eye. Eileen clearly wasn't getting the apology she was looking for. In words, yes, but when someone has to ask for an apology and the other person doesn't think they have done anything wrong, you just are not going to resolve anything.
Sitting there was very uncomfortable, and I was wishing I could go play with the ponies instead of being stuck in the middle of this awkwardness.
Until next week!