|As a restaurateur, Lisa Vanderpump and her husband Ken Todd, to whom she has been married for over 30 years, have owned over 26 bars and restaurants in Europe and the US, most of which were designed by Lisa. Most recently, the couple has created the renowned celebrity hotspots Villa Blanca in Beverly Hills, and SUR in West Hollywood. Lisas enthusiasm for design, aesthetics, and entertaining have led her to open sexy restaurants and lounges that bring a touch of her European roots to the US. They will be opening their new project, Pump Lounge, in 2014.
Lisa and her family have lived in Monte Carlo, the English Countryside, and the South of France before moving to Beverly Hills, where she has become known as a television personality on Bravos The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and her more recent spinoff, Vanderpump Rules. Years of entertaining has led Lisa to write her bestselling book, Simply Divine: A Guide to Easy, Elegant and Affordable Entertaining, which was praised for instructing people how to entertain fabulously without breaking the bank.
Lisas daughter, Pandora, also shares her mothers passion for entertaining. After graduating from Pepperdine, Pandora created The Divine Addiction, a popular online luxury lifestyle magazine. After seeing how successful Lisas sangria has been in all of her mothers restaurants, Pandora and her husband, Jason, decided that her mothers family sangria recipe was too delicious to be kept a secret. Together, Lisa and Pandora worked to create a product that lived up to the Vanderpump standards, and Pandora is thrilled to be able to bring LVP Sangria to market.