I appreciate both Romain and Marta for trying to calm the situation down, and especially Marta for being the voice of reason. Although Lea brought two of the troublemakers, she did try to help calm everyone down also.
After voicing my issues with Lea and my feelings towards her, I felt we began to understand and have a newfound respect for one another.
Thankfully my event still managed to raise funds for Susan G. Komen, and I did end up having a great time despite all of this. Hoped everyone enjoyed reading my blog. I read and appreciate each and everyone one of your comments.
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I thought you did an amazing job handling all of the chaos that ensued at your event. If anyone had a right to be upset the following day it was you, for the way you and your event were disrespected! Instead, you were kind and compassionate to both Adriana and Joanna, which i felt showed a lot about your character!
Having a lingerie party for breast cancer is as tacky as having a fun run to benefit quadriplegics or a book club benefiting the blind. With a capital T!
Lisa, I have a great idea for all of the trouble makers at your party to make it up to the charity.......they (ALL of them, Joanna, Adriana, Karent, Joe, Beau, James, and anyone else who behaved badly that night), they all, each, need to get into those dunking cages for the entire day-night long & let people throw a softball at the target to put them in COLD water ($10 a ball). OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.... All proceeds go to the charity of Lisa's choice (likely the same charity as party night: Susan G. Komen) and Lisa should throw the first BALL! That ought to cool off some of the hot heads at the party that night AND allow them to have some kind of redeeming quality in this world by helping a charity to show how sorry they are for what they all did that night!!! ; )
janetz Ooooooo....Bravo Janetz is on to something, READ THIS BRAVO....Idea: Real Housewife BLOG FAN CONTEST! Winners get the opportunity to pay for a ball to throw at the housewife of their choosing for charity in the dunk tank. Fans win, Bravo gets the ratings, publicity AND tax write off. What do you think Bravo?
This are the things I don't understand....
1. If all new that Joanna was doing a Peta campaing that day, why did Marysol and Lea showed up with fur?
2. If Lea knew there was bad blood with Joanna and Scumbag Francis, why did she bring him as his guest?
3. If Adrianna is going to a party, why carry a silly general article and confront someone?
To me it seems..those three were hoping for drama and drunk Joanna...they got both!
1. Because she has every right to wear whatever she wants. And, it wasn't even real fur! If Joanna doesn't like fur, then she doesn't have to wear it. Maybe Joanna should spend all her time in a commune with other PETA supporters.
2.. Because he is her friend and probably everyone has slept with Joanna. After all, she has all those men waiting in line.!
3. Because she knew Karent would be there and she wanted to speak with her. Adriana did ask Karent to step aside to talk privately. Karent wanted to have the discusion in front of the camera and quests. So who was really looking for the attention?
Karent spent the whole night stiring the pot. She knew what she was doing. She is such a coward. She starts arguments and then she lets the drunk and stupid people fight her fights. She uses drunken, half-brained people like Joanna to do her dirty work and they follow her like the idiots they are.
@HeidyBeba 1. drama 2. ratings 3. the hopes of making it to next season without getting the 'you're boring' axe... enuf said?
Joanna and her sister Marta are nothing but trouble, Marta is not a poor innocent princess like your housekeeper called her ! she was high and drunk too ! but poor innocent Marta managed to come back down to hold hands and smile and hug Joe Francis, the guy that just accused her and her sister of having sex with him ! she was never offened by it she laughed she cried, she went to her room and then when Joanna left she came down to be friendly? you will b kicking her out soon ! im sure of it !
Lisa, I like you.. I think you're a very caring woman. I think it's very nice of you to help your housekeeper.. We're a lot alike.. I enjoy helping others get ahead, even at my expense. I think you handled yourself the best you could at the dramatic party. Looking forward to watching more! :)
You are a lovely person and generous too. It's heartwarming to see how you have taken in Marta and I think you will be a better influence on her than her angry sister. I wish you every blessing.
It was so horrible for everyone to go nuts during your fund raiser but this is what housewives is about so I'm surprised that you are surprised. I want to point out that your sceaming and hollering was just as bad as theirs and you drew more attention to the whole mess. As much as people dislike Adrianna, I feel that she did every thing possible to avoid what happened. She is not low class for having to defend herself by punching Joanna. Watch the clip again and you will see that right before Adrianna spins aound, the view of Joana shows her right am but not her left and it appears her shoulder is leaning into Adrianna's personal space to grab her clothes. As a woman I feel it is important to protect myself from ANY attack. This was beat into me by a man I loved. This does not make me arogan tor low class or any other name being posted on this page. At Adrianna's age I could not control my temper either. It can be done bit it takes years of repition and horrible and embarrising scenes like your fundraiser. Guide her. No belittleiing. But learn from this for your own edification as well. Good luck.
Adrianna did everything to avoid what happened?? Are you serious? How about NOT bringing silly article? How about not talking to others about it like her name was mentioned? How about listening when Karent said "not here not right time"? How about listening to Joanna same way she listened to Alexia during other conversation? How about COMPLETLY walking away and not punching anyone? How about not staying at party still blaming Karent for all? How about not continue spreading Scumbag Francis dirt about Joanna?...I see...she did EVERYTHING!
Lisa I like you more every day I'm so glad you are stepping away from defending Karent and Joanna, I agree with you they were ALL wrong. But honestly I think Joanna was the worst what a mess! Last time I asked you to get away from Karent now I'm begging you to stay away from Joanna. I hope I'm not wrong about you like I was about Joanna.
I was disappointed in the way the party turned out for you. I loved you whole concept. The blatant disrespect was just awful. I like you and the person you are. I think that the next time you just need to usher the troublemakers out...
It seems like everyone had the clear intention of sabotaging your party.
Adriana and her "proof"
Joanna and her drinking problems
Lea and her party crasher friends
Marysol and her fur bolero
too bad mama Elsa was not there to spice it up as well.
Sorry about your party, now you know who to invite and who to uninvite
The troublemakers were as follows: Joe for bringing up he slept with the sisters (who cares), Beau for addressing any problems he had with Lea (wrong place), Adriana for confronting Karent at this event and being violent(wrong place, wrong time) James for throwing Beau in the pool (who does this, Lea can defend for herself, not that serious), Joanna for drinking to damn much (stop drinking).
Please take the high road and quit making nasty quips about Lea's age - it makes you look catty at best and an ageist at worst. At least Lea does not look "overdone". When you say Lea brought the 'troublemakers" I think you are majorly overlooking the 3 true troublemakers - Karent, Beau and Joanna!
love3sons Lisa does take the high road... and her "quips" are not nasty.. they are just part of her personality ... I think Lisa is refreshing and funny. She actually keeps her nose clean and out of the drama. She is a good person. I have a feeling we will see her and Lea become good friend's or at least closer this season...
Well said Lisa! Like you stated they both behaved badly. Your party was not the appropriate time for Adriana to confront Karent and Joanna should not have gotten involved. Thank you for your dedication to a worthy cause.
to clearly I'm not there I live in PA , Yes PA was hit by Sandy was yours ? I adopted a child from Thailand did you ? and if you want to compare my giving to your fine lets go . before you run your big mouth think. I can't help it you think fake people are real, get help.
You are absolutely right...! Again, that was not the place nor the time to discuss anything! I hope Lea's event goes smoothly...:) Lea could have restraint her guests but it was not so, Joe could have kept the comments to himself and Karent should not have discussed anything with Joanna. Joanna did not have to get upset with Marysol and Adriana did not have to make a spectacle of herself....
Lisa, do you think that it was somewhat of a set up on Joanna for Lea to bring Joe Francis to your lingerie Charity Party? Especially considering that Joe was so disrespectfully, quick to say he slept with both Joanna and her sister?...What does that make you think about Lea's personality?
Money can't buy you class lol! Stop ranting about those things not happening "at your house" and believing that because you have a beautiful home that your guests will behave properly. Neither they nor you behaved appropriate to the surroundings. Rotten horrible people can live in and be invited to big beautiful homes. Your event proved that. Now who exactly was in the wrong? Probably everyone involved actually. The class-less man that began with the kiss and tell comments was the first offender. Karent the big mouth carrier pigeon number two. After that it was a whole slew of poor behavior including Johanna, Audriana, the pool fight duo...and we lost track of the rest. I agree that an evening in lingerie perhaps may not have set it up to be the most classy function, but I also think your heart was in the right place. I also wonder where the 'Boob God' was when you were dealing with all this on your own, as someone else mentioned. Glad you raised money, sorry it was such a disaster at moments. Hoping everyone has their eyes wide open when confiding anything to Karent as she truly needs to learn it's not her job to be the informant to all. And also be careful when attending anymore social functions with Johanna who really should stop drinking in public, and maybe even at all.
@RealHousewifeFromNY thank you, you summed it up for me. the lingerie idea is creative, fun, and unique... but i'm sorry to say it does not set up the party as a event of elegance such as Lea's charity event. i realize that's not what Lisa was aiming for here, but sophistication is not the theme when you are greeted with a four poster bed, pink lights, and a drink called OR-G... so I wouldn't expect proper manners and decorum to follow suit. by the way, Lisa! where did you get that drink? i can't find any place that sells it here in Palm Beach.
What a worthwhile cause! A few security guards may be a good idea going forward. With walkie talkies.
wow my favoritism on JOanna has changed. she's a MESS a Beautiful Mess. I hope she seeks some professional help. she's way to beautiful to be acting a huge fool. she had no dame business even going to Adrianna and Karent (that was between them... Adrianna wanted to clear the air with Karent but Joanna had to stuck her nose in) its very unfortunate that these so called high class women are acting a fool
MAGGIECINDERELLA Joanna was a hot mess .. she should have been excused because she caused all the drama and made that night all about her. She complained about the TRUE comments Karent fished out about her, she complained about the fur that Marysol had on and she complained that Adriana was confronting Karent.....
All I have to say is: Invite me to your next party! Lol. You really never cease to surprise me. I think at first glance people see someone who's had surgery and stuff, but you're actually a really sweet/real person. And your housekeeper Daysy is so nice too, especially how she was consoling Marta! Stay positive!
You cracked me up with your commentary! The broom was being fought over by the two witches (Adriana and Joanna)! That is how it got there. All jokes aside, sorry these idiots turned this party into a trashy diva brawl. The divas all need to stay home next time. Unfortunately, Joe Francis wasn't one of them. I don't agree with his franchise but he kept it pretty neutral here.James, Beau, Joanna, Karent, and Adriana act like junior high drama queens! Annoying!
Pema I'd add "wear more clothing" to that list. Chicks running around with their boobies hanging out and needing to be blurred is classless. Regardless of the charity or the cause.
Dear Lisa, I am sure that the ratings went up after watching your event......consider it a success.
ms janetz, Lisa brought awareness to the cause and thats why it was a success inspite of the D R A M A
ms janetz, you are bringing awareness by commenting on my post.........its all good........peace
I loved the way Daisey gave comfort to Marta and Adriana after the fight. Its nice to hear people speak of Gods love and peace. Good luck wih everything you do.
Like you, like your blog ... alot. You broke down the episode according to what we saw, not your own biased opinion or what you actually experienced (since we have only the edited version to comment on). Straight forward, called it as you see it and didn't resort to slamming anyone. I think you were very gracious in light of what happened and I have a lot of respect for that. It's very refreshing for a "houswives" show ...
As of right now I am 100% team Lisa. When I first saw her I judged her immediately thinking that she was going to be the bitch of the group, man was I wrong. She is normally a sweet person but in this episode she fought for herself and tried to put people in their places. Everyone who caused a situation is at fault and should have known better to not act like that at any social gathering. I felt for Lisa, she was trying very hard and it was upsetting to see the lack of respect at that party.
Lisa, my heart goes out to you...the "animals" at your party showed their true colors, which is no class or feelings towards others whatsoever! Who acts like that? You showed restraint and class in an unbelievable situation. As far as Lea, she is passive aggressive....she will say something and then say it is a joke...I would not say being called "hilarious" in an outfit that made you look way sexy is "funny. Plus with all of Lea's "class", she brought 2 of the 3 troublemakers. What shame these people brought down on themselves.
Why not? Breasts and lingerie go hand in hand, so to speak. Sex sells so why not get every nickle you can for such a worthy cause? As long as it does no harm to anyone, who cares where the money comes from. Good for her, smart cookie!
@skizzy79 @Clbba Mmm, yeah, do you think her aunts or mother in law who have been affected by breast cancer, or other breast cancer survivors would have worn lingerie to het event in support?
1 .If you want people to act accordingly at a function at your home, perhaps you shouldn't have them come wearing lingerie!
2. If you watched the episode fully, Beau was clearly the aggressor...seeking his 15 minutes of fame, and was down right rude to Leah. A man should never attempt to engage in confrontation with a woman, so I understood when James came to Leah's defense.
3. Any DJ knows NOT to set up equipment directly beside a pool...that's just common sense.
4. You yelling and screaming like a 3-year-old having a tantrum was completely embarrassing.
5. Where was your husband to help you with all the unruly guests???
6. Your underhand comments about Leah are uncalled for...she's been nothing but nice to you and to keep saying she's 30 years older than you is completely ridiculous unless your're still a teenager.
7. The next time someone fights in your home, it's real simple....KICK THEM OUT!! Why you allowed Beau and James to remain at your party is a mystery...along with Joanna and Adriana after their confrontation. (Use your money for proper security next time.)
@nohousewife I agree, to call someone out based on age (especially when it's greatly exaggerated) is low. we will all get there one day, including you Lisa. and there's nothing you can do about it, other than delay it with your husband's generosity - if he doesn't trade you in for a new model. not saying that will happen and i'm not trying to be mean, but think how you would feel if a man left because you got older and there's not a damn thing any of us can do to stop that clock from ticking honey. if you are going to call lea out on something, do it for the snubbing or passive aggressive behavior or just for being a beotch. those are things she can change. but time is a thief, and it will happen to all of us, and that's just cruel.