After watching her in not one, but two Bravo series, we’ve learned a whole lot about Lisa Vanderpump over the years. Does she love dogs? Yep. Is pink her signature color? Oh, yeah. Is she known for being cheap? Um, no. We’ve seen the Vanderpump Rules matron’s closet, after all, and it’s chock full of designer duds. Plus, she enters most scenes in a Rolls Royce! But we were surprised to learn the one that thing that Lisa just can’t stop spending on, the item that her husband, Ken Todd, even says she hoards.
“I do spend a ridiculous amount of money on entertaining pieces, things that make the table look good. Because you keep those forever,” Lisa told InStyle. “Ken says, ‘You’re a hoarder.’ We’ve just done our kitchen again, and I love rummaging through the flea markets and finding unique pieces, and having a tea party, and finding a little second-hand teapot that you fill with roses, that kind of thing.”
Who knew Lisa was a flea market lover?! We thought she’d be more along the lines of her The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills castmate Dorit Kemsley — remember when she revealed she’s spent $19,000 on new Hermes china?! — but alas, Lisa has a soft spot for charming teapots.
As for how she helps her children out in their adult years, Lisa told InStyle that she aided both Pandora and Max with the down payments on their homes, because investing in real estate is something she values. “I’ve always kept some money and invested in property, and I encourage my kids to do the same,” she said. “I helped Pandora [and her husband] out with the deposit, they have their own mortgage, and already they’re moving up in the property market. Same with Max. It’s very difficult now for young people to get started in a place like Los Angeles. That was something I could help them with, but they have the responsibility of their bills and their mortgage, and I think that’s an important part of growing up.”
While Lisa's got no plans to stop working anytime soon — remember she’s opening a restaurant in Las Vegas early next year! — she does know exactly how she sees herself retiring, and not surprisingly, it’s overseas. “I could easily have a chateau in a vineyard in France and a place in L.A., obviously have all my dogs and horses around, and maybe be banging George Clooney every night.”
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