Who better to interview than a woman who not only lives in Beverly Hills, but is on a show about it too! The Examiner sat down with Real Housewife of Beverly Hills Kyle Richards last week to discuss her work with Clorox, her favorite restaurants, and, of course, the show.
Kyle has teamed up with Clorox to help compile an ‘Ick-tionary’ – a dictionary comprised of user-generated terms describing ‘icky’ situations. So what gross things might Kyle encounter in her pristine, white, fabulous home? Well…
Secret Garden: Where your child has hidden those vegetables from dinner they didn’t want to eat
SMELLdorado: Where you keep the cat’s litter box
EW De Toilet: The scent of the toilet area
ImPAWSible: When your dog gets mud prints on your white couch
Lady in Red: The new nickname you get after spilling so much Chiraz on your white shirt by the end of the night
The word she says she encounters the most: ‘imPAWsible.’ The owner of three dogs (a wheaten terrier, golden retriever, and a Yorkipoo), has experienced more than her fair share of ‘imPAWsibles.’ The newest addition, the retriever, is still a puppy and has been causing quite a few messy situations around the house after frolicking outdoors.
And what did she have to say about Portia? Kyle’s adorable youngest daughter has been a hit on the show. But even cute children are kids at the end of the day – they make messes. What was Portia’s biggest mess?
Kyle: It was the worst ‘icky’ moment that I’ve had in my 24 years of being a mom. We were walking through a restaurant in Vail; Mauricio and our four kids. All of a sudden I knew she was going to be sick, so I said to Mauricio, “she’s going to throw up,” and I picked her up and tried to get to the bathroom as fast as I could. We didn’t make it and she proceeded to projectile vomit all over me. All over my hair, my clothes, and the restaurant. It was horrifying. It was snowing outside and so I just tried to cover it with my coat. Since that mortifying experience I’ve used my purse on different occasions to catch her messes – even if they’re Bottega Veneta.
Check out her words, and add some of your own at Clorox’s ‘Ick-tionary’ here.
For someone who goes out as much as Kyle, Clorox has certainly been a lifesaver. Unfortunately Clorox can’t be used to clean up reality TV messes as well as it works on whites. Below you’ll find out about her and Lisa Vanderpump, the reunion, and whether she’s still a Villa Blanca regular. Plus – she even dishes on where she likes to eat, and some of the best gone-but-not-forgotten restaurants in this town!
Examiner: Your boutique Kyle and Mauricio’s real estate brokerage The Agency are mere blocks from each other in Beverly Hills – do you meet up for lunch? Where?
Kyle: He pops in all the time! (laughs) We go to Frida a lot because he loves it and it’s right downstairs from his office! We’ll order food to the store a lot because I just can’t leave when there are too many customers. It’s like having another child! And definitely Villa Blanca.
Examiner: So you’re still a Villa Blanca regular?
Kyle: I still go to Villa Blanca, yeah (smiles.)
Examiner: People on Twitter and online in general like to but in and give their two cents – is it annoying that people can feel so invested without knowing the whole story or even if it’s real?
Kyle: I said I couldn’t sleep, it was like one in the morning. I tweeted that I couldn’t sleep and Lisa tweeted “Count sheep and how many hooves.” I asked what kind of hooves are we talking about (laughs) because we have to be careful – Adrienne follows us too and it might piss her off. We were making a joke and somebody was like “Kyle you’re always looking for a problem” and I was like, “Excuse me, we’re having fun – get lost!” and then I blocked them! (more laughter)
Yeah, I mean, I was not happy after the reunion (in reference to how her fellow housewives, including Lisa, ganged up on her during this past season’s reunion.) I felt like all of them weren’t nice and it was a deliberate attack. Um, which I kind of knew was coming. But, you know, life’s too short to hold a grudge.
Examiner: What are some of your other favorite restaurants in Beverly Hills – apart from Villa Blanca of course!
Kyle: Mr. Chow, Il Pastaio, La Scala. My mom was eating at La Scala when she was pregnant with me so it must be in the blood! We went there so much that my family called it ‘the office.’
Examiner: Being that you were raised in this town, what are some of your favorite Beverly Hills restaurants of days gone by?
Kyle: The Bistro, growing up, The Bistro and The Bistro Garden were famous – they were in every Hollywood book, every Jackie Collins novel. As a little girl that’s where my mom would go every Friday for lunch and stay through to cocktail hour and it was just a big part of growing up in Beverly Hills. Evvvvvvverybody was there.
Spago on Sunset – the only restaurant where all of the paparazzi were. Now you see them everywhere but that was the original!
And of course The Beverly Hills Hotel, it’s not gone, but it’s a big part of Beverly Hills history and growing up in this town. As a kid we would go and see Santa there, have brunch on Sundays, so many great memories. By the way – the Santa at The Beverly Hills Hotel drives a Mercedes and wears a Rolex (big surprise!)
Examiner: For all the RHOBH fans out there – any news on new housewives next season? Now that Adrienne and Camille are gone – are there any people in the running for those slots?
Kyle: I’ve heard rumors but I know that those are all just rumors. I think people’s publicists do it. It’s definitely not Lisa Rinna, because Andy made some comment on Watch What Happens Live and that’s what started the whole Lisa Rinna thing. She’s actually a friend of mine. A new one came up yesterday, she was in the Beverly Hills Courier (a Beverly Hills local paper) and she’s 40 years old and she’s like, “I have been approached and we’re gonna see…” I’m like, um, honey, it’s not you.
During the interview Kyle did an awesome impression of fellow housewife and friend Teresa Guidice (RHONJ), quoting “I didn’t eat nothin’ all day.” She also touched on her husband’s hotness, and the public’s love of her silky long hair (which is natural!) Shampoo and conditioner companies should take notice!
Kyle’s infamous White Party (where drama usually arises) also came up. The annual event will take place in the next couple months and what better idea than to bring Clorox into the mix? Yes, it will help with the wine and Fatburger stains – but maybe not with the drama.
Head over to Clorox and add your ‘icky’ moments – and be sure to tune in to Bravo’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills when it returns!