Lisa Vanderpump is just weeks away from opening her latest restaurant in Las Vegas, the Vanderpump Cocktail Garden at the Forum Shops inside Caesars Palace.
“When they ask you if you want to be in Vegas, that’s like the ultimate compliment,” the restaurateur gushes to ET. “They wanted to open a cocktail garden and I think they saw the brilliant design of TomTom I worked with [designer] Nick Alain and [my husband] Ken on, and they wanted something just totally fabulous, so they offered it to me and I said, yes!”
Lisa and her business partners are currently hiring staff for the new venture, and internet detectives were quick to discover the job listings required that the employees “must be willing and able to appear on television or to be filmed while performing day to day job functions.” Now, that has many fans thinking a spinoff is in the works -- but Lisa tells ET, nothing is set in stone.
“Oh, lordy!” she exclaims at the idea. “That would be, like, a hot mess traveling. Well, maybe. I mean, I’m sure some of [the Vanderpump Rules cast] would want to work out there … so, if we get picked up for another series, I’m sure some of it will filter over there, I’m not sure.”
Lisa notes she has yet to offer any of her SUR-vers a job in Vegas yet, but it’s not off the table. Scheana Marie, for instance, has been splitting her time between Los Angeles and Sin City.
“She would be good because she knows how I do things,” Lisa offers. “She’s worked for me for so many years. So, maybe she could go over there … maybe.”
“There’s definitely some surprising moments that even I go, ‘They did not do that! Yes, they did. Oh god,’” Lisa shares. "But it’s always been like that because the friendships are so authentic, and they’re so closely entwined and they spend so much time together, even when they’re not filming, it keeps going, going, going. It’s the kind of show you could actually film 24/7, ‘cause it’s not a cast that just gets together to film. They go on trips together. They’re always together. And they always, you know, they misbehave. We don’t show their best moments. We definitely show their worst.”
For more of Lisa’s thoughts on season seven of Vanderpump Rules, including if Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright will really make it and why she keeps James Kennedy on the show, check out the video above. Then, tune into Vanderpump Rules every Monday at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.