The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump is following in the footsteps of numerous other Bravo housewives by releasing a book. Simply Elegance, due out November 8, includes recipes, decorating tips, and just about everything else you need to know to be an unassailably classy entertainer just like Lisa, even without buhjillions of dollars!
Much like Bethenny, and much unlike Teresa Giudice, Lisa Vanderpump has the professional experience to justify a book like this. Not only does she co-own and manage the incredibly successful restaurants Villa Blanca in Beverly Hills and SUR in West Hollywood, she has styled each of the 26 restaurants, bars, and clubs she has owned with husband Ken Todd. The 51-year-old mother of two even has a bit of writing experience as author of a monthly column for Beverly Hills Lifestyle magazine.
The book is just the latest in a long string of recent major events in Lisa’s life, as evidenced by her tweet earlier today:
Good morning twitterers …Sur lounge open,Pandora married,book written…time to take a breath..
She is referencing the recent expansion of Sur to include a new lounge in a vacated sport next door to the restaurant. The space was shown in episode 2 of Season 2 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and, as a reluctant Ken Todd was quick to point out, the space needed A LOT of work.
“Pandora married” is in reference to Lisa’s daughter Pandora, who married Villa Blanca manager Jason Sabo on August 27 in an lavish ceremony on the grounds of Lisa and Todd’s infamously grandios Beverly Hills estate. I think everyone understands how difficult it is to organize any wedding, not to mention an extravaganza like this! (Yet another justification for Lisa to put a book out!)
And speaking of the Vanderpump’s lavish Beverly Hills estate, the couple reportedly sold it recently and are “scaling down” to a more modest 10,000 square foot home that “needs extensive remodeling to suit me and my husband’s needs,” Lisa tells Radar Online. This is a hard workin’ gal y’all!
There is still no word as to when Giggy (Seen above with Lisa at Logo’s 2011 ‘NewNowNext’ Awards – Photo: FayesVision/WENN.com) will turn his blogging and tweeting experience into publishing gold. Stay tuned though, it’s bound to be just a matter of time!
Here are all the details on Lisa Vanderpump’s book Simply Divine from the publisher:
Lisa Vanderpump has become the breakout star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Her unique mix of sparkling glamour and down-to-earth style has appealed to thousands of fans. On the show, viewers can see her hosting dinner parties and running her popular Beverly Hills restaurant Villa Blanca with what can best be termed “easy elegance.” Now Lisa shares her tips and tricks for creating the perfect gathering: whether you’re hosting a cozy winter dinner for six, throwing a poolside BBQ, or just hanging out with your closest friends, Lisa has just the menu and entertaining hints that will make it both simple AND divine.
Lisa offers simple décor ideas and more than 50 recipes in mix-and-match menus for any kind of “Day”, including:
• Cozy Days: Wintry days, rainy days, snuggle-in days
• Sexy Days: Intimate Dinners for 2020 by the fireside or by candlelight
• Days to Impress: Formal dinners fit for friends, heads of state..or when the boss comes to dine.
• Holidays: Celebrations, English Christmas, New Year’s, Anniversaries
• Sunny Days: Picnics, Pool Parties, and Barbecues
• Lazy Days: Informal Get-togethers, lunches, having the girlfriends over
• Darling Days: Tea parties, baby showers and kids’ parties
• Frantic Days: 10-minute meals to whip up from pantry staples
About the Author
Lisa Vanderpump is the witty and charming Brit on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She was born and raised in London, and lived in the South of France for a number of years before moving to California. She owns two restaurants: Villa Blanca, which has been called “the sexiest restaurant” in Beverly Hills and Sur in West Hollywood. She is known for her passion for style and entertaining, and writes a monthly column in Beverly Hills Lifestyle magazine. Married to her husband Ken for almost 30 years, she has two grown children. The most famous member of her family is her pup Gigolo (Giggy), who has his own agent at Creative Arts Agency.