First Look: Lisa Vanderpump's Posh West Hollywood Pump Lounge
Pump Lounge, a posh new restaurant, bar, and garden launched by Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump, will open its doors to the public this Thursday. Before its grand opening, Vanderpump, who also owns nearby restaurants Sur Lounge and Villa Blanca, gave Gay.net and our sister site Out Traveler.com a private tour of her latest Los Angeles-area establishment, showing off her coat of arms, century-old olive trees, and a hand-painted homage to the LGBT heritage of the neighborhood.
Check out the exclusive photos on the next few pages.
Behind Pump Lounge's gates is a surprising garden with Mediterranean-influenced flourishes, including iron lamps, accent pillows, a waterfall, and outdoor chandeliers.
In an homage to West Hollywood's LGBT population, Lisa Vanderpump handpainted a message in the VIP lounge that commemorates the overturning of Proposition 8 .
In addition to quotations from Vanderpump and her costars on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Pump Lounge's VIP area also has the letters "HBIC" inscribed on the wall, short for "High Bitch in Charge."