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A Tough Lesson From the Richards

Lisa shares why she learned to stay out of it in Paris, and shares her thoughts on Dana Wilkey and David Foster.

By Lisa Vanderpump

So we bid farewell to gay Paris. . .

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Apart from a few challenging moments the trip was a huge success but I still felt a certain amount of anxiety over Kim. On the boat trip she seemed in a much better frame of mind. All was explained later when we returned. I am the wrong person to ascertain how much medication is too much, but I know that if ever I was in that position again I would still question her or gently probe as to whether she was OK.

As I viewed the footage of our final moments in Paris traveling down the Seine, it was a gentle reminder that life passes by so rapidly, sometimes leaving little time for the moments that we should cherish. I knew after 30 years that I needed to make a decision as to whether we would have a celebration and renew our vows. I resisted five years ago on our 25, and now it was time to celebrate.

Kevin Lee is an unusual character to say the least, but this man can deliver. He will create an event that is always a visual feast, and, although he appears a little eccentric, he is somebody I enjoy working with. So a party in the garden is what we decided.

Seeing Dana sitting there. . . well enough said about that. I can't even indulge her angry diatribe that is so judgmental about people she really hasn't any knowledge of. I know she feels the need to be relevant, but is that the best she has to offer? She is somebody I never really invested in. All her nonsense about ridiculously priced sunglasses and flashy cars seems ridiculous and superficial. When a money box is empty and you shake it,it makes a lot of noise, when it is full. . .not so much! I rest my case.

Kyle's store opening was something we were all excited and supportive of. It is just a few yards from my restaurant Villa Blanca in Beverly Hills. It's a new episode in her life, as Portia is starting school, and I wish her the best of luck. The party was vibrant and a complete success, but once again the dynamic between the sisters superseded the celebration. Hard to understand and constantly confusing! I have learnt to remain impartial with regard to that relationship. Paris was a tough lesson.

I liked the fact that Yolanda, like myself, has a preference to confront things head on, deal with the negative energy that has surrounded the convoluted situation regarding Taylor, David, and his ex-wife Linda. We cannot judge somebody according to the perception of an ex-spouse. . .

We have to digest information and form our own opinion. David is a gentle and altruistic man, from what I have seen, and I appreciated Yolanda setting Taylor straight.

Anyway I will wish you a wonderful week ahead. Mine will certainly be stressful. . . 

Love to you all.


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