The success of Lisa Vanderpump’s restaurant, Sur, spawned another business endeavor on behalf of the “Real Housewife.” The Sur Lounge, now attached to the restaurant, is an assortment of modern chic yet old, vintage design.
If you watch the show, you know that Lisa and her husband Ken are the proprietors of numerous eateries and clubs in the London area and since, have brought their elegant London charm to their properties in the U.S.
The chic space of Villa Blanca in Beverly Hills, complete with white tables and chairs, white pillars and of course white wine, was designed by Bravo’s “Real Housewife” herself. SheKnows got the chance to tour her second California hangout, Sur Restaurant and Bar.
On top of booming in the restaurant business, Lisa’s first book Simply Divine, a collection of her best entertaining tips, recently hit Amazon’s virtual shelves. We took the opportunity to sit down with Lisa and recruit the London elite’s dos and don’ts on dinner party etiquette.
Of course, we also got to poke some fun at the tendency of her Real Housewives’ castmates to not follow suit so well.
Reality TV celebs like Kim Kardashian and the housewife social circle are among the favorites that show their faces at Vanderpump’s restaurants.
Maybe it’s the wine they can’t resist?
Lisa pointed out the shelves of Villa Blanca wines, “There’s a great sauvignon blanc, a cabernet sauvignon and we have a pinot noir and grenache rose.”
She notes that Sur will also be getting their own, branded wine collection: Good for business and good for the garden.
“The garden often gets absolutely crazy,” Lisa says of one area in Sur Lounge. “It’s very unusual to have a garden in West Hollywood.”
About the design of the space, Lisa’s forte, she says it was the height of the ceilings that she loved. “The natural light was so beautiful; I was very excited by it. And I mixed it up really. I made it very eclectic so you didn’t know where you were; you couldn’t put your finger on what kind of style it was.”