Vanderpump Rules boss Lisa Vanderpump is hardly a first timer when it comes to opening venues — but her new venture is truly different from the rest in her stable. Her new West Hollywood hotspot Tom Tom, with Tom Schwartz and Tom Sandoval, is distinguished by at least one quality unique to other's in Lisa's empire.
The Feast caught up with Lisa at the DailyMail.com and DailyMailTV summer party that served as the venue's soft opening earlier this month. There, she told us Tom Tom represents, "just something unique and different — you’ve never seen anything like this before."
Why? Well, the team worked with designer Nick Alain on the venue's look, and that alone marks a departure from past projects. Lisa explained, "I think the fact that I work closely with Nick is such a different experience, because normally we do everything on our own, [husband] Ken [Vanderpump] and I."
Specifically, Lisa pointed to the dramatic back bar, done up in clock mechanisms. "If you see all the wonderful pieces he’s created — it was a real honor to work with him," Lisa said of Nick. "The back of the bar is something else. The clock goes backwards so that you get younger the more you drink!"
As for what Lisa plans to drink within the high-design hotspot, she told us, "I’m pretty safe — I like drinking rosé as everybody knows. But I’m going to have one of their fabulous cocktails... that they’re good at creating."
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