We are almost at the close of what has been a turbulent season. Friendships faltered and relationships divided. . .but some went from strength to strength.
I loved watching the massage we had. It was so funny that it confirmed why my friendship with Brandi continues to flourish. Yes, I know I can't support everything she says. We have established that. But I believe that her intentions are good. However if she truly believes someone is hypocritical, they will not have a chance in getting away with it.
I had decided not to attend Adrienne's party. I wasn't welcome there, in all honesty. Her chef has been vicious about me on social media and in the press numerous times and was clearly directed by somebody. Also, Adrienne, I can no longer regard in the same way. Another party paid for by sponsors capitalizing on the publicity that ensues from these parties was not for me.
I viewed with sadness the patronizing manner in which she continues to address her husband. The high jinx of him clowning around was one of the reasons we always loved him, but her efforts to emasculate him constantly baffle me. He is basically a good guy and although he has been thoroughly detrimental about me in the past, I am aware he was coerced. He reached out to me after I voiced a modicum of support in the midst of some serious allegations. He apologized profusely and has repeatedly come to my restaurants and attempted to resolve things. We have supported him in our belief in standing up for what was right and try to support him through what has been a difficult time.
Lisa I believe you that you love Kyle and that you are a good, true friend. I do not agree with Kyle that you have replaced her with Brandi, but rather that you have replaced Sedrick with Brandy. This is not by any means an insult, but rather, it seems that you are a nurturer. You nurture you beautiful children, your husband, your dogs and you were that for Sedrick. When he turned out to be such a jerk, it seems you found someone else who needed you. I see Kyle as more of your pier, a friend. I just think Kyle may not realize that sometimes.
Faye is what my mother would have described as " a nasty bit of goods ". Happy trails to her and Adrienne- Bernie can go with them!
Lisa you are the one person on the show that really has the most class and common sense. You are not always defending Brandi like everyone thinks you are. You just have a good head on your shoulders and you like to everyone a chance.
Be careful of Faye. She seems to want to run everyone in the ground.
Kyle is going to need your friendship soon. Be there as the voice of reason.
Love your restaurant show, Lisa. Faye's reputation certainly does precede her and no amount of whitewashing will make it disappear.
Love you Lisa, love Brandi and Yo too. And Ken, of course. He's a hunk of burning love, I think.
If Faye is on the show I am afraid I won't want to watch. I truly despise her in every way.
Hey folks, I know it's slim to none that this will get published, but... People please read your comments before you post. I'm not a "grammar Nazi" nor a" Grammer " Nazi either (lol!), but some of these comments are not comprehendible because of spelling or syntax. I can only imagine what the RHOBH think when they read them-if they can figure out the point that was trying to be made. Again, I'm not trying to be a witch with a B. I'm not talking about typos or even your/you're, its/it's usages. Without pointing people out I imagine most know which posts I'm describing. In my humble opinion it's bordering on disgraceful. If English is not your first language then bravo for trying. I applaud you, but let's face it though most are not. No disrespect to anybody intended. Happy Easter!
Forgive me for writing this on your RHOBH blog, but I wanted to address this before you are on DWTS Monday night and you don't have a DWTS blog to my knowledge. First, it takes a lot of courage to expose yourself to a huge audience and basically learn to dance and compete in front of millions of people, especially since DWTS has a tendency to have Olympians and professional athletes (and this time someone who is already a dancer, hip hop style) go against people who are not as fit (Wynonna) or have never competed in anything before. You look beautiful and you are really trying. The judges' scores last week were lower than you deserved.
--Will be voting--twelve times on every phone in the house!
Its funny, even my son walked in and said, "hey I know that girl--she's on a Disney hip-hop dance show--is that fair?"; so I agree with you--good luck Lisa.
You are a wonderful woman. So full of class. A true friend indeed. The fact that you didn't throw Faye out of your anniversary celebration proves that. As for Faye. You are correct. Her reputation and track record say it all. She exploited Nicole Simpson even after her tragic death. I truly hope she will not be back next season.
The more I think about it, the more I feel Faye is trying so hard to get a permanent place on the show. Even if she has to drum up as much hostility (against her), and as much angst as she can, just to promote herself. She thinks if she drums up alot of twitter about her she will be famous and part of the show. But it seems to be backfiring on her as so many say they won't watch next season if Faye is on, they can't stand her that much. And I guess I have to agree with that. Faye is becoming the most hated woman on all of Bravo.
You seem to be high on your friendship with Brandi. Jut make sure that you don't let her in on any secrets. Because, as soon as any cracks surface in your friendship, she will be squealing them out to the world!
Lisa, I would have thrown her (Faye) ass out of your party! I don't care who she is friends with (Kyle), I would have shown her the door. How rude of her to insult you at a party you hosted, and such an important party! She is so awful and I do not like her on the show. If she is on next season (or future seasons) - at all - I will not watch. Period.
Faye is AWFUL and if she's on next season - at all - I will not watch RHOBH. Why does she find it necessary to insert herself into conversations that do not concern her? And when she does it, she's so rude and childish. . For me, she has no appeal and I find her presence on the show offensive. Other than that, love all of the women, except for Adrienne - she's been a disappointment, probably best she's left the show. My favs - in order - are Lisa, Brandi, Yolanda, Kyle, Kim, Taylor.
Love, love, love you Lisa...and Ken, and Brandi and Yo. I literally laughed aloud when Brandi quipped re the pb...soo lighthearted and fun-loving...and THAT is why you , Brandi and Yolanda resonate with the viewers, and Ken..who was my hero as well when he stepped in to defend Brandi when Mauricio was an ass to her. I admire you so very much, and like Brandi, am truly happy for your and Ken's continued happiness. You are well-deserving.
Smart woman you are but not smart enough for what's ahead for you if you let Brandi suck you in any further. You got to get up pretty early to be on a level playing field with her.your ten minutes of fame already has her casting a shadow your horizon. Good luck
Fan10940 You are right about one thing, at least. Brandi does cast a large shadow and it will only get bigger. We all love her and that will move her forward in life. If the others are themselves and real, they need have no fear of Brandi. It's the backstabbing fake women who won't survive the likes of Brandi!!!
Kudos for Lisa for not going to Adrienne's party. Lisa takes her friendships very serious. I felt the friendship between Lisa and Adrienne cracked when on the reunion last year Adrienne accused Lisa of selling stories to the media. I can't even imagine Lisa needing the money to sell anything to the media. A true friend would not accuse a friend of such a thing and continue to say she did after she said No. Perhaps the apology was made but the damage had been done. I think she felt the same way about Kyle not having her back..Kyle had many times to defend Lisa and even after they talked about it Kyle didn't do it. Kyle didn't want to get in the middle so she says nothing. There is always a tactful way to defend a friend instead of a nasty way like Faye when she claims to be concern about her friends.
I am so sorry that Kyle could not step up and be a real friend. She cannot seem to make a moral judgement, maybe she just can't. In trying to please everyone sometimes one finds that they have pleased no one. I thought your anniversary party was beautiful and your vows so touching. Nothing could have ruined that for the guests who love you nor the fans who admire you and Ken so, no matter how hard some sorry individuals tried.
Lisa, I want to be you when I grow up!
You are the epitome of class always and Ken is lovely, as well. I don't know how you've stood some of the childish antics on the show, but stood them you have. I don't think I could have done it.
Brandi is a good friend. Kyle is not. I honestly see Kyle as queen of the high school mean girls. She acts as if she is still in high school, concerned always about maintaining her status with the popular (this means richest in BH) girls. Adrienne is a prime example. I think that Kyle has a point in that you are able to take care of yourself, but it nice for a friend to have your back. I think she thought you would continue to take it -- until you showed her that you wouldn't. Now she's sorry since Adrienne's team clearly lost in the Bravo sweepstakes.
As for Faye, I have nothing but contempt. I can't even comment on her despicable behavior.
I look forward to continuing to see your smiling face on RHOBH.
I can not believe the behavior of Faye !!! She does not act like a lady.... She has something against Brandi that goes beyond explanation..
Your renewal of your vows was so beautiful you could feel the true love through the tv. I love that you are so blunt and real unlike most of the other housewives. In my opinion I think Brandy is a true friend vs Kyle. Brandy may say things that just should never be said but at least she is real and speaks her mind. Kyle comes off as a people pleaser who never wants to stick up for u. I love the fact that u r a true real person and I really respect u for that. Btw u are amazing on dancing with the stars!
I have to say that in the beginning I was kind of surprised that you were friends with someone like Kyle...that woman loves drama, loves to judge others and always seems to have a line prepared in her defense...she really is a good actress and my god, her husband, well he is the living proof that what looks too good to be true, well it's not...anyway, I'm glad you realized what type of individual Kyle is, and regarding to Faye, come on, you shouldn't waste your time talking to trash...there's a reason she is Kyle's best friend...and Brandi, well she has a lot to learn from you and I like her most of the time...
I love you, don't change and stay away from Kyle!
Why should you be mad because someone didn't come to your defense? Are you not a grown women? I really hope you meditate about this and amend your relationship with Kyle.
I can understand that you are mad with Kyle becuase you believe she needs to defend you but you were far too hard on her.
Also I was shocked that you didn't show any compassion towards Adrianne. It doesn't matter if she is not your friend anymore. She still a human being going through a rough moment.
You are beautiful inside and out. Your wedding renewal was perfect! Love is written all over the both of you and you are more beautiful now than ever before.
Adrienne should not have come to your party and caused all the drama. Also none of your 'friends' should have helped in creating this pity party at your beautiful event...it was as if they wanted to ruin your moment. Your true friends were obvious. No one is perfect but Yolanda and Brandi are there for you. Faye is Kyle's mouthpiece no matter what Kyle says everyone can see it for what it is. She mimicks the same things that Kyle has said in the past. The Richard Sisters attacks on Yolanda is only to cover up thier own bad mouthing of you. They have twisted Yolanda's words. Yolanda wouldn't say anything she wouldn't tell you to your face and that is why you can trust her. The Richard sisters? Not so much!
Keep moving forward and creating new friendships. You are one class act. Love your beautiful home, husband, Giggy and children. You are blessed!
I love you and Ken. I'm glad that you've found such a true friend in Brandi and you have each other's backs. I appreciate Brandi's honesty (though sometimes blunt) as opposed to the lip service of some of the other women on the show. Glad to see Adrienne is off the show--she is a sneak and snake and thinks she's entitled to everything all the time. The way she emasculated her husband was a disgrace. Glad to see he's gotten away from her and can get on with his life and find happiness. It is typically you that you and Ken have supported him and forgiven him. He's a good guy and stepped up to the plate to apologize to you. Kyle is no friend at all. She instigates most of the drama and trouble on the show and then sits back and lets her "pit bulls" go to work always acting like she innocent. Faye, one of Kyle's pit bulls, is an ignorant ovebearing woman. No one cares what she thinks or says. She attacked Brandi, inflicted herself into a conversation to which she was told she wasn't a part of and asked to leave (and she didn't) and actually had the nerve to insult you in your own home. I'm sure Kyle instigated all of it. Faye is a woman whose only claim to fame is OJ Simpson and the fact that she has slept with every breathing man she's run into. Kyle got caught in too many lies and it became evident that she was behind all the back stabbling and criticizing of you (and anyone else she chooses as her victim). You called her on it and the reason she never defends you is that she's behind all the drama. I do believe that she and Mauricio came to Adnrienne's defense and promised suppport to both her and Paul only because they wanted the listing on their property. Neither Kyle or Mauricio has any honesty or integrity at all. Wonder how this is impacting him as a Realtor when people see his despicable behavior on the show. I certainly wouldn't trust him at all.
Dahling you are mahvelous! I watch the show just for you. I know us viewers don't know you personally, but you appear as such a loving, friendly, funny, smart, witty woman to me. I love peeking in at your life, your marriage and friendships...thank you so much for sharing with us. I love watching you and Brandi, reminds me of myself and my best friend. Poo poo the naysayers, they're just jealous. Your age difference doesn't matter, anyone with eyes can clearly see you're best friends. She's had a rough past couple years, and you two are so good for each other! She clearly loves you to death, and you adore her too. Many many more happy years to you and Ken!! xoxo
How horrible is Brandi? She is desperate for attention and not a nice person. She farts at the mouth whenever. I am so glad Faye finally stood up. I realy like Lisa, but I question her character and motives to have a friend like Brandi. Get rid of Brandi because she does not do the show any justice.
silencenow What are you watching. You should pay more attention, after all it's not rocket science!
Let me start by saying I do love watching you and I think your great! However, I think sometimes you can be a hypocrite. You say your deeply offended that anyone would say that you use Brandi as a mouth piece but somehow it's ok for you to say the same thing about Kyle and Faye. If it's possible that it might come across that way for you but it's not true couldn't that be the same for Kyle? As far as the whole chess thing that Faye said isn't it possible she watched that reunion?
bmsmith ....by the way, Faye watching the reunion.... KYLE said it, the phrase came out of KYLE's mouth! Pay attention.
At 49 I've been slow to learn that you can be traditional, have values and still be open minded, loving and accepting of others and their lifestyles. You display that Lisa. I enjoy watching you and your family. Your choices have brought beautiful blessings!
Adrienne is transparent. What woman would go on a dating rampage with 3 children 10 and younger at home. Puhleeze! Really shows her character. Your intelligence really shows through this season (witty people are always intelligent) but the way you navigated with this group of women was brilliant. The only immature thing I have to offer is that I would never be a consumer of things sold by Adrienne or Kyle. I may not be there target age range but I am definitely in their target $ range. So there! :) Take good care.
P.S. I also like Yolanda and Brandy.
lisa I do not think you know what your doing. You are unforgiving to ANYONE who disagrees with you. Tuesdays with morrie is a book you need to read. It's about what YOU loose out on if you don't forgive and how bitter it can make you, and baby you are bitter. Why should you be mad because someone did not come to your defense? Are you not a grown women. As a child I might of need someone to defend me against certain things in life but not at 43. You are well capable of defending yourself. As for Brandie I really do believe that flame will burn out quick. Lets see how that friendship is say in a year. Be carefull you don't want to be another JILL.
ireland1 She has EVERY RIGHT to expect her FRIENDS to defend her! That is what friends do, it isn't a matter of being a strong person but rather knowing who you're true friends are. Lisa is far from bitter! She is pleasant, successful, loving, happy and sweet, she DESERVES to have her friends in her corner as do all of us!
ireland1 Lisa has forgiven Kyle, time and time again. Lisa has said, time and time again, their relationship CHANGED!
Kyle said again and again. Lisa is manipulative and calculating, like playing chess with Bobby Fisher.... remember?
That is why their relationship will forever be CHANGED.
Would you want a close friend to say you are calculating and manipulative. Of course if the shoe fits, you'd be okay. Lisa's opinion of Kyle's feeling toward her CHANGED...forgiven, but CHANGED.
Love you, darling. Always the voice of reason. Congratulations on 30 wonderful years of marriage! Good luck with the dancing.
Happy Anniversary Lisa and Ken. Hope you enjoyed the vow renewal ceremony in spite of all the drama. It was lovely.
Happy Anniversary Pandora and Jason. How lucky to take a back seat at this event! lol. Pandora, you looked exquisite.
Oh Lisa, you are a one class act of a lady You need to give Kyle, Kim, and Faye all lessons in
behavior. This may have been your party, but at any time, you can ask a guest a guest to leave, if she isn't behaving like a lady. I don't care who her friend (Kim) is.
I saw Kyle not getting enough attention, so she had to jump in there with how many times, B Randi had hurt her to. Kim will never be clean and sober until she learns,that all responsibility, for her actions, lays soley on her and no one else.Kyle is her enabler, and to this day continues to be so.Come on Lisa step un and tell them that. Brandi tries to b ut no one listens. Brandies, crack cocaine in the bathroom is the same thing as alchol. it was kims drug o9g choice, Im here to tell you. Kim isn't clean every day. But I love you Lisa and could we run the cake baked faye off the show.
Why isn't anyone telling Lisa that Brandi was the one who told everyone that Lisa did not own her Sur restaurant?
synthial.gerritson It wasn't Brandi who said that, it was Camille...get your stories straight before you accuse other people...
Lisa, I felt badly that your renewal was a wee bit sad because of the ladies arguing and then with Adrienne's tardy and rude appearance. However, I was glad that bonnie Brandi encouraged you to go ahead with everything for Ken and also for yourself of course. She's a keeper that one and as she is a Scorpio you will never find a more loyal and true friend. I can't believe that Adrienne showed uo to your party and sat on a couch crying and did not even have the decency to say hello to you or Ken or to congratulate you or anything of the kind. Her behavior says it all, and then to have the shear audacity to sit their in the interview segments and say how she couldn't believe that you did not address her or come up to her or anything. Yolanda was right she should have stayed at home that night…what rubbish I tell you! I also agree with you completely about her shabby treatment of her husband. The poor man was abused emotionally and psychologically by her, and I wish him the best he deserves someone who loves him AND likes him.
You my lovely have a big beautiful heart. Truly you are a Mother and your nurturing nature just emanates. I love to see a happy marriage it gives us all hope out there in the world and you and Ken and Jiggy are the perfect happy family. Congratulations on your years of love together and for the years to come!!
I wish you a plethora of passion for the next fifty years, gladiolas by the gazillion and a bed of ravishing roses to have a good old shag on, oops Im getting naughty now:) Seriousley your absoloutely fabulous dahlink and I love, love, love you!
Lisa youre the Best! I would have stopped watching this show if it wasnt for you. You are so funny, honest, real, loving and a great friend! Its so nice to see a woman have an opinion and state it to that other person honestly. Voting for you on Dancing with the Stars you look great by the way!
You are one cool lady. Love your man Ken. Kim and Kyle are little victims, wonder what that is about. You, Brandi and Yolanda are honest; and, in my experience most people can't "handle the truth." lol
How come Lisa's wife Ken, doesn't have his own blog. He's just as much a drama queen as any of the wives.
Lisa I liked you and Ken from the first. But I just loved you guys when you befriended Brandi. First of all you were not intimidated by her looks like Kyle who was making fun of her and being a mean girl to Brandi from the get go. However, when you and Ken took her under you protection, they didn't know how to handle it! Your husband is my favorite man on the show! Marisio should take lessons from Ken on how a real man acts! Ken defended Brandi when everyone was piling on Brandi! I love you two, you make me laugh. As far as Faye goes, she makes me sick! I wish you had tossed her out on her holier than though Ass.