'Real Housewives' Star Lisa Vanderpump Provides Her Best Etiquette Tips

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As the Queen Bee on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, UK-born Lisa Vanderpump, is known for her glamorous lifestyle, obsession with the colour pink and adorable Pomeranian named Giggy (short for Gigolo), who has his own Twitter following. But Vanderpump is also the restaurateur behind two celebrity-frequented Los Angeles restaurants, Sur and Villa Blanca, and foodies will remember her from a cameo on the second season of “Top Chef: Just Desserts”, when contestants had to create a rose-coloured party spread.Vanderpump has parlayed her ultimate hostess reputation into a new book, “Simply Divine: A Guide to Easy, Elegant and Affordable Entertaining” (Running Press). The overwhelmingly pink manual includes photos of the famed housewife in pretty dresses and straightforward recipes, but we discovered an unexpected highlight: Irony-free etiquette tips on how to deal with less-than-divine guests. Here are some of our favourites.

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A man puts his hand on your knee under the dinner table.

A guest brings a hideous gift.

A clumsy guest smashes an heirloom.

A tipsy guest spills a drink.

A guest won't leave.

'An 'Oh dear, everyone else has left,' or 'You must be exhausted' should do the trick.'

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