Lisa applauds Bravo for filming the Lyme gala and explains that she was not able to attend because she was scrambling to get her passport in order before the Dubai trip. “I couldn’t go as it was noticed that I had only five months left on my passport and that is unacceptable when traveling to United Arab Emirates. It was all a bit of a panic to renew it in four days. The thought of going all the way to London 22 hours there and back was not something I relished, especially as we had another long flight to Dubai the next day – we tried everything. Anyway I was sent with an escort, LOL, to London just in case I didn’t come back in time. Had I known what lay ahead in Dubai I would’ve stayed longer.” Now the drama..
Eileen jokes about Dubai, “I wonder if Kyle [Richards] is a genius for inviting us all to a destination with such strict laws. Since swearing is a punishable offense, I guess I’ll have to get really creative in my communication this week.”
“Getting to Dubai was a journey,” admits Eileen. “When we arrived, it was like we’d been flown to another planet. The hotel was extravagant, over the top, and definitely ‘other worldly.’ I’m so glad I called dibs on the underwater ‘suite,’ a word I’ll use loosely, because it was about 10 times the size of my first apartment. I also didn’t have to share a room with anyone. I mean besides the fishes…”
Last night the ladies of Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills went on a journey! First they hitched a ride on Yolanda Foster‘s journey and they traveled to the center of Lymes, past the lemon groves and through the gardens of delusion and deceit, landing themselves at Cipriani. Afterwards they spent 24 hours on a plane hurtling through the night skies to a faraway land where they slept with the sharks, but alas my favorite part was Lisa Vanderpump putting on Kyle Ricahrds‘ signature kaftan and looking so damn good she put Kyle to unholy shame!
After 14 months living deprived of earthly comforts like concealer, Yolanda has finally rejoined the living. Is it me or every time Yolanda provides a ‘fact’ about her ‘journey’ the math inflates? I see someone studied Econ at the Federal Reserve!
First they ask Brandi how things have been going since we saw her last. It involves a whole lot of cardboard boxes. “All I do is move, move, move no matter what! Since last year’s RHOBH reunion, which was incredibly emotionally draining, I’ve moved not once but twice. I continue to defend myself against a defamation of character lawsuit filed by a fellow ex-Housewife from a different city. My two boys are growing into little men and are doing not just good but AMAZING. We have a new full-time roommate–my best friend and former hairdresser known to many as Mark, who is now transitioning into a woman and wants to be known as Mia.” Brandi also shared that she stays busy with her many projects – a new book, her podcast, wine, etc.
I’m not going to lie, it’s been a rough start (in my eyes, at least) for Real Housewives of Beverly Hills newbie Kathryn Edwards. At times I think she’s a refreshing addition to the cast, and others–sheesh–she needs to dial it back a bit! However, on this week’s episode, she seemed very genuine, fun and humble. I truly enjoy her dynamic with her husband (how precious is he?), and I appreciated her ability to apologize sincerely to Erika Girardi’shusband.
Revisiting Monday’s shenanigans, Kathryn recaps, “This was an exciting week for me for several reasons. First and foremost, my ear doctor’s appointment for my hearing aid. I want to clarify with everyone who might have questions about this device…I am still completely deaf in my right ear. The device is called The Phonak CROS. It picks up sound on my deaf side and transmits the sound to the ear I can hear with. So now, when someone sits on the right side (my deaf ear) and talks, I can hear them. Also, it magnifies the sound of everything, making it as close to what a person with normal hearing would hear.”
A caller asks if Lisa would hireStassi Schroeder to work at SUR again. “NO.” Lisa says her presence onVanderpump Rules is “authentic” because she’s still very much a part of that group but she will not employ her. “She’s too much a pain in the ass,” Lisa mutters under her breath. Ha.