It was a great accomplishment for me to go to Callistoga, CA to be with my distiller Michael Nicholsen and to taste the final result of Vicki’s Vodka. We have decided to launch with four flavors -- Orange, Original, Bacon, and Lemon. I couldn’t be more proud of what we have designed. We are in the final stages of signing our distribution agreements and am promising we should have it on the shelves within the next few months.
It was a nice weekend get away with my partner Robert Williamson III and his wife Cate as we not only took care of the business, but it gave Brooks and I time together to discuss where we stand with our relationship. We had been broken up for a few months when we went on this trip together so it was somewhat awkward to see him. Once we got to dinner, it was nice to sit down to discuss the things that Lauri said without it being over the phone. No matter where our relationship ends up in the future, I am thankful for Brooks that his business knowledge and strength assisted Robert and I with forming the business. Without Brooks, Vicki’s Vodka would not be in existence and I am extremely grateful and thankful for him.
Hi, I'm a woman from Norway who's watched all 8 seasons of RHOC. Just wanted to give you my support :) Can't say I always agree with you, but most of the time I do. Every time I've gotten to LOL you have been in the scene. Don't think I would bother to watch the show without you and Tamara. Hope you're doing well. Regards from Norway :)
Is it true that Ryan was married before he married before he married Briana? Is it also true that he was married when he and Briana hooked up? Is it also true that Ryan has a domestic violence charge against him? Maybe Briana is reacting to Brooks based on her own situation that she isn't willing to accept. Sounds like some misplaced anger to me.
Vicki, I think Brianna is wrong when it comes to Brooks, as is "everyone" else. He's a good guy, I think that Brianna will soon find out that SHE has made a mistake. Ryan obviously has PTSD and is a ticking time bomb. Either way, make yourself happy and who cares what anyone thinks.
Vickie, if you had just put Brooks where he belonged which just to be a Mr. in Between, he would have been over looked a bit. I know you want to be in love, but love comes on many levels and Brooks should have been on a lighter side of love. He looked so much like Don, not sure if he wasn't Don just with a lot of Bull. The kind of bull you wanted from Don. You did Brianna and Ryan a favor, you should have said you can move in here if you treat Brooks with respect. Brooks is crass but he's your friend. They don't get to decide who is your friends. They can have opinions, but they need to keep them to themselves. Have you ever noticed how letting your children move back in, never ends up being a respectful relationship for you. If they had lived on their own, you could have seen Brooks and kept your relationship with them (it would have been cheaper emotionally to help pay their rent.). They shouldn't have gotten married if they couldn't affords to live on their own and that includes having a child.
And I find it fascinating that some people out in cyber land thnik they are the judge of who is or is not a christian (sheeesh). Vicki, you cannot win with some people. I just want to say that if you do have lovers here and there.....well good for you. Your ex was a jerk. Your daughter is a spoiled brat (but so what). You are making it on your own in this world, and doing a jam up good job of it. That makes a lot of hyenas verrrry jealous. Ignore them, and keep on keeping on.
First of all, by Vickie opening her life to the public it invites criticism and judgment. By your first sentence you have passed judgment on my opinion of how I believe a good Christian should behave (sheeesh). The same thing you have accused me of doing, passing judgment, you've done to me, and if you think that the way Vickie treats people is how a Christian would behave, then I'm glad I will never meet a Christian like you.
janetkath: I judged you? No, sweetie....read my post again, and again, and again till you actually get it. sheeeesh. As to you last sentence....thank the Lord above. LOL
I found it fascinating in the conclusion of Tamara's wedding that Vickie hugged Gretchen and then said, "I'm a Christian I'm supposed to love my enemies." Huh??? This woman has no idea what being a Christian is. It seems to me that Vickie is actually Gretchen's enemy. She takes great pleasure in name calling, bullying, never missing an opportunity to insult her and more. None of these things are at all Christian. This woman needs to be replaced by someone who actually lives in the real world with the rest of us, not Vickieland.
Yes...just to get the camera time, she sucks up to Gretchen at the wedding reception with her phony affection...then at the 'reunion' afterwards, she goes after Gretchen with such venom, with her predictable juvenile sarcastic jibes, only highlighting what a lying hypocrite she really is...Definitely needs replacing...
Ive suddenly seen who you are and not real thrilled -- your daughter seems to have more sense than you. You have not been a good friend -- you've been a jealous and poisoness (apparently my spelling is wrong there) influence, I find it very disheartening, you were supposed to be the strong, wise one and you turned into a disruptive bad influence.
Vicki please don't leave the show. You are the one who always makes me laugh. Whether it's yelling on a snowy mountain or banging your hand on a table while you are talking to the ladies, you keep the show interesting. You may not make live your life like some viewers think you should but it's your LIFE. I raise a glass to you and say cheers Vicki.
Vicki did not say she was leaving the show. She only walked out on the one reunion show but came back. Most likely because it was in her contract that she be at all the reunion shows. Not fulfilling her end of the contract won't get her paid or invited back by Bravo and she knew that.
In the end, it is Bravo's decision if they decide to invite her back. If they do invite her back, then and only then can she say yes or no. Evidently blogging on a regular or semi-regular basis isn't part of the contract since she hasn't bothered posting after any of the last 4 shows. Most likely either busy with her business and/or on a European vacation with her DD. Read that is where she was while the last shows were airing. She got out of Dodge! LOL
I know Vicki didn't say she was leaving. I am just responding to folks asking her to leave the show.
Considering that your post is addressed to Vicki and you keep referencing her via the use of "you", it appears that you were writing to her and not responding to the people who have asked her to leave the show as you claim.
If you wanted to respond to people asking her to leave the show, you should have written your comments to them instead of writing as if you were talking to Vicki, who claims that she doesn't read the comments. If you just wanted to say how much you enjoy her antics then you should have worded it that way.
Your comment in no way reads as if you are responding to people here - that was not clear at all, at least it wasn't to me. Not even a clue is given in your post that you were responding to the people who have asked her to leave.
I really thought you were addressing your comment to Vicki since that is the way it is addressed. A clearer and better way would have been to say that you disagree with the people here and then cite all the things that you like that she does.
Geesh let me be more clear. I'm asking Vicki not to leave the show as some viewers have suggested she should. Okay? I like Vicki and want her to stay because I find her funny. These are MY thoughts and I don't need to respond to other viewers here. Everybody can say what they want but I'm writing to Vicki.
irishbrooks: good post. Vickie is "the original housewife". Andy has referred to her as such several times. Whether some like it or not, it just would not be the same without Vickie.
What you find entertaining and makes you laugh are the very things that are driving her clients away. So yeah, encourage her to WHOOP it up and drive even more clients away. Hope you have Vicki's booze in that glass since she needs to make up the business revenue lost from her antics that you so enjoy.
Vicki is a smart lady and I'm sure she has enough $$$ that she doesn't need to worry about the clients she has lost. As far as me encouraging her to "whoop it up" that is not what I said. I said she makes me laugh on how she handles the conversations with the ladies by slapping the table and yelling on a snowy mountain top. And finally,I don't drink so I'm raising my glass to Vicki with ice tea or lemonade. Cheers Vicki!
Vicki is no LADY! LOL
From the Dictionary: Lady: 1. A well-mannered and considerate woman with high standards of proper behavior.
And as far as being 'smart", I could list at least 10 things where she was STUPID - as she called Gretchen.
Starting with it wasn't very smart to lie about the Greek God and call Lauri a liar when Bravo had it all on tape and they showed it! LOL
I am sure other viewers could continue the list where she wasn't a lady or smart at all.
A smart-alec , yes but not a smart LADY.
Proof of the pudding is how much has back-fired on her with her deny, deny, deny and then the proof is shown that she is lying!
But some people admire people who lie and hurt others. Not my cup of tea.
Okay then I guess we just don't agree. But the name calling is not nice either. I am done responding to you. Like I said I was sending my note to Vicki since this is her blog.
I agree that Vicki calling Gretchen stupid was not nice. Or all the other times that she has called people names and said very unkind and down-right mean things about them.
Vicki has said that she does not read the comments on this blog - just an FYI.
These comments you people are leaving are just so nasty, I had to respond on Vicki's behalf. Omg people, Vicki has let us all into her life since the show began. She is just a normal human being trying to get through life. And life sometimes is hard. She was in an unhappy marriage for years and I for one applaud her for leaving because so many women stay and remain unhappy. She is just looking for someone to love and to love her which is what we all are looking for. We may not agree with all of her decisions, but if our lives were on tv for all to judge how would we come across, just think about that before you are so quick to judge.
And to Vicki, I hope you find the happiness you are looking for and that you deserve.
Vicki can speak or write on her own behalf. She has had ample opportunity and has chosen not to do so. She did not post a blog after the Winter party episode and then skipped blogging after the 3 reunion shows - that is 4 times that she could have spoken here but could not be bothered.
Vicki is well-paid to 'let us into her life.' It is a job with a salary, pure and simple. That she acts in ways that many of us don't enjoy watching is her choice. Personally I never liked her from the start and she has gotten worse and worse. She may be the oldest housewife in more ways than one but that doesn't make her the nicest or the best or the funniest or above reproach. I see the very same traits and behavior in her that countless people here have mentioned. You would have to be blind to condone her treatment of others, especially Gretchen.
Normal human beings do not scream at the top of their lungs anytime something doesn't go their way or they don't like what is being said. She has temper tantrums as if she were 2 or 3 years old and just like those toddlers she she pees on beds. She also lies like a toddler caught at doing something wrong. Also, if one of my children wouldn't give me his address, I would take a long hard look in the mirror and focus my energy on restoring my relationship with my child.
Her losing business is not about what anyone said about her, starting with her BBF Tamara and then her own daughter, but rather her very own actions and behavior on national TV. She and Tamara need to 'own' that instead of trying to blame others for clients leaving someone they see lie, deflect and scream all the time - and yes, be a hypercritic. I wouldn't trust such a person with my finances - would you?
Her 'unhappy marriage' with that stupid 'love tank' of her's - she never gave a hoot about "filling the love tanks" of others, like her husband - only in getting her own filled. Vicki only has one thing on her mind in regard to her "love tank." Speaking for myself, I would think that a 'love tank' could have a broader meaning than what Vicki means. My children are part of filling my "love tank", not just my husband and 'getting some' which is the only thing Vickie has on her mind as she makes a fool of herself running after Brooks.
To announce to the world that your husband is not filling your "love tank" was cruel. Why she ever 'renewed her vows' is beyond me - unless it was just another one of her ploys to be the center of attention on the show. For all her talk of being a Christian, her treatment of other people doesn't jive. Maybe her love tank would have been filled if she followed a Christian tenet - "for it is in giving that we receive."
Well said. I agree with everything you've said. How anyone continues to support this woman is a mystery to me. Her whoop has become annoying, her screaming and spitting in someone's face is disturbing and her constant comments about being a Christian are insulting to actual Christians everywhere.
BHHWFan72 I think you are a little confused. Nobody doubts that Vicki deserves happiness or judges her divorce. What is hauling is how she lies and requires the center of attention. And PUHLEEZE Vicki signs up for the show. She uses her fame to sell Vodka. Nobody comes out unscathed in a choice like that. She is a "normal human being" who chooses to live a portion of her life on camera.
5jarflies BHHWFan72 Vickie is praying she will make a whooping amount of money from her vodka as did Bethenny...but it is very unlikely. Ramona tried & her business & investment has not broken even yet!!
@BHHWFan72 I agree with irishbooks. Vicki can speak on her own behalf; her not blogging for months is HER choice. Staying with Brooks despite what he has said about her and Brianna is her choice. Staying with a man who has said she and Brianna should be hit to be kept in line, is NOT "normal". Being a married woman and cheating on Donn is not "normal". She was not supportive of Donn and was getting her "love tank" (gag) filled elsewhere. She was always going on "insurance trips" where she met up with the RHOC women or insisted on frequent "girls trips" where men weren't invited. Donn grew accustomed to not being invited. How sad. On occasions where the women would bring their men with them, Vicki would go ballistic and complain that she felt like a third wheel. Vicki had so little regard for Donn, she had to ask him how old he was going to be on his upcoming birthday. She was in the insurance business before she was on RHOC; her partying behavior, manipulations, backstabbing and poor judgment all point to her character or lack of thereof. If you expect your client to trust you with their money, act trustworthy.
Vicki, I know you are afraid of losing Briana and the baby because of Ryan...but do not allow them to control you like that. I seriously think this guy is capable of something awful and letting him stay in your house isn't going to do anything in the long run but enable him and give him the power to behave very badly. Briana is totally disrespectful to Vicki. I may not be a huge Vicki fan but she has always treated her children well and Briana makes excuses for that arrogant, disrespectful, totally controlling husband of hers.
One day Ryan is going to cross the line and it's going to be too late. He's arrogant and controlling and thinks because he's living there he has the right to bully others. My god Briana, you are making excuses for him and you may not like Brookes but nobody likes Ryan either.
Ryan is a unhinged immature VERY loose canon and Vicki knows that if she confronts him and Briana about things, that she'll lose access to her grandbaby. HOW DARE Ryan speak to Vicki in her own house and create problems about what Lydias Mom. He's an arrogant punk and I don't care if he's a VET or not.
Vicki - although I don't care for Brooks and believe he has proven to be a user . .that is for YOU and you alone to figure out on your own. If he ends up taking you for $$$$$, then so be it . . .it is your lesson to learn. In the meantime you should be living your life in your home the way you want, and your grown daughter, crazy husband and baby should be living on their own in military housing. I would never allow my child to dictate to me how I will live my life or who can come over to the house I bought and paid for. I now you love having Brianna there with your grandson, but they need to be on their own, supporting themselves, and let you live your own life - no matter how it turns out.
Vicki, it's time for you to leave this show. The real you has come out -- liar, insecure, bitchy, mean, manipulative, controlling... I can't think of one positive thing to say about you. Perhaps these are the same skills that have helped you be so successful professionally. I sure hope not. And oddly I think you may be a better person in business than you are in your personal life. If that is the case i hope you take THOSE skills and integrate them into your personal life.
It's interesting to read this blog again after all the information from Part 3 & the extra footage episode. It's obvious that Vicki & Brooks deserve each other. Hope Vicki enjoys the law suit that Brooks got her involved in. Love Briana - I wish she would replace Vicki as a housewife. Loved that Bravo finally showed the footage that showed Laurie was telling the truth all along.
But Laurie is just so boring! There is nothing interesting about her at all. Even her body language is one giant bore. She has limited emotions. Her voice is the same tone. There is nothing exciting about her. She is wearing the same hair style and probably the same clothes that she did in season one...boring.
Vickie is great for reality tv. You need someone that creates a lot of drama with emotion and she gives that. Laurie doesn't. She talks...the same monotone talk...sigh...she is a bore.
I find it extremely irritating how, when the attention is not on you, you pretend you're falling asleep and announce that it is "BOOORING!!!" The world doesn't revolve around you Vicki and at any of the times that you did that, what was going on was just as interesting and important as anything you did so, shut up, you're stupid!
Yup moneymaking ability does not buy you class. How funny to see you pull the same old routine. When you were being cornered on anything, you trivialize, gloss over, deflect, disregard, or outright shout and scream and hope that your vocal blast will incinerate the others' dangerous comments about you. Anyway you make me laugh with your on the mountain top screaming " I do not have multiple loverrrrrrrrs." and your shenanigan with your TOOTHLESS GREEK GOD." Who else could have made us laugh so hard? For that alone, you prove your worth to be on the show. Anyway Lauri should be back because she really adds to the fun. Her calm, cool, and gracious voice uttering the most outrageous accusation and your explosive response makes the best comedy yet. And she never loses control. Lauri should be a regular next season. She would add to your popularity and the show.
"At the end of the day" I'm SO glad that there was audio of Ryan being completely inappropriate and aggressive with Lydia's mom. At the end of the day, Ryan misquoted Lydia's mom about what she said. According to the audio she NEVER said "Who the F**K are you?" Like Ryan said she did to justify his childish rant because "I own….I live here" What a control freak, at the end of the day. And, at the end of the day when weak Vicki comforted her wronged guest and tried to hug her, Control Freak Ryan said, "Don't hug her!" and at the end of the day, Vicki obediently let go of her gracious guest. At the end of the day if Vicki's camp could let go of the phrase, "at the end of the day" and it would be a great ending to the day.
OH, and I laugh at Vicki all the time because she is SO predictable. She apologized to Gretchen when Gretchen was crying at the reunion and Vicki says, "I'm sorry. I don't want you hurting. That's not who I am…." STILL has to be all about Vicki. Even in apologizing it's all about her.
I'm so busy, why am I so hooked on this train wreck?