Have you heard of Mapperton? No? Really? Well, let Julie Montaguintroduce you to it for the thousandth time! Hear ye, Hear ye! Let it be known throughout the kingdom that Mapperton is a magical place of stables and gardens and struggling gift shops, the hopes of which reside precariously upon the shaky shoulders of the future Sandwich Countess! Er, Countess of Sandwich. Otherwise known as Julie, the unofficial Ladies Of London town crier.
Although Julie is quite impressed with her estate and the aristocratic glitter dust that comes with it, Caroline Stanbury is certainly not – nor is she impressed with those who do pledge allegiance to Julie’s schemes and delusions. Thus, when the ladies visit Mapperton this week, Julie and long time (soon to be former?) friend Adela King are caught in the cross hairs of Caroline’s wrath.
AsLadies of London rolled on last night, I couldn’t help but wondering: Why can’t I have Caroline Stanbury’s life? Her Dubai closet? Her wicked laugh at the jealous mob at her feet? And, conversely, why is she hell bent on making everyone else’s so miserable? It’s the enigma of Caroline, who I will admit right here and now: I love – but mildly hate too. She is the perfect reality TV persona.
It’s been one week since Marissa Hermer’s surgery, which produced little bundle of beautiful pink sweetness: Baby Sadie. Marissa lost a lot of blood and fought through a long surgery after birth, but she’s okay. And so is her daughter – her first after two sons. Despite the fear and pain, she and husband Matt would do it all over again to have their daughter in their arms.
Andy said that Lisa Vanderpump wasn’t happy when she heard Kyle‘s comments in the first episode. Kyle says “and you know what, we had a great season together and all of the sudden she was not happy about that comment. I didn’t know that was a big deal. Whatever, it’s fine.”
Welcome back, Ladies Of London! Oh, how I’ve missed the Carolines – the castles – the sheer upper crustiness of it all!! I have been a massive fan of this sleeper hit since season one, so it’s like an early Christmas present knowing that season three is finally upon us. And if last night’s premiere episode is any indication of what’s to come, it seems we might be in for a delightfully dramatic ride! (But please, Bravo, can we maybe just stop now with those cheesy singing promos? What was THAT all about anyway?!)
Season 3 kicks off tonight with Caroline Stanbury getting ready for a big move to Dubai! She and her husband are relocating but in the meantime are living in a smaller rental home until it’s time to head over to their new super-sized home in Dubai. Caroline also introduces us to newcomer Adela King, one of her close BFFs.
Returning players for season three include: Juliet Angus, Caroline Fleming, Marissa Hermer, Julie Montagu and Caroline Stanbury. Former “friend” of the show – and soon to be ex-sister in law of Caroline Stanbury – Sophie Stanbury will also join the cast full time. Newbie Adela King, long time friend of Caroline S, will also join the cast, albeit in a “friend” capacity.
Caroline Stanbury is preparing to be a lady of London no more because she and the family are relocating to Dubai for her husband Cem’s job! True to form she’s treating the international relocation as “an adventure.”
The Ladies Of London star’s super-glammy 40th birthday doubled as a going away party, and after wrapping filming for season 4, Caroline and Cem are going up-up-and-away this weekend! Despite being a quintessential Brit with serious social standing, Caroline is thrilled about the Arabic move. On a trial basis.
We’re not-so-patiently waiting for Season 3 of Ladies of London around here, so we stalk the cast’s social media accounts for a premiere date like it’s our job. Oh wait…it is. 😉
No luck on a date yet, but co-stars, as well as “real” friends, Juliet Angus and Caroline Stanbury have been sharing photos of their joint family vacation in Ibiza. They were joined by friends here or there as well, including Paris Hilton, actress Jennifer Finnigan (love her!), and football player Michael Sam (who appeared on Ladies of London and competed on Dancing with the Stars).
Caroline shared the photo above on Instagram, adding, “Best holiday with this one!” Look below for more of Juliet and Caroline‘s pictures from Ibiza, Spain.