Ariana Madix and Katie Maloney leg it around town in summer mini dresses… as they invite Vanderpump Rules co-stars to tasting at their sandwich shop
Vanderpump Rules stars Ariana Madix and Katie Maloney were spotted strutting their stuff on a sweltering California day this week.
The pair are planning to launch a West Hollywood sandwich shop called Something About Her, which they hope to open soon.
Ariana, 38, took the plunge in a summery striped mini-dress, flashing a bit of cleavage as she sauntered down the sidewalk.
Meanwhile Katie opted for a sizzling black wrap dress cinched around her trim waistline with a matching leather belt.
Katie and Ariana’s respective exes Tom Schwartz and Tom Sandoval famously own two Los Angeles bars together, TomTom and Schwartz and Sandy’s.
Swanking about: Vanderpump Rules stars Ariana Madix (left) and Katie Maloney (right) were spotted strutting the stuff on a sweltering California day this week
Now the two Toms’ former girlfriends have teamed up with one another to embark on an entrepreneurial enterprise of their own.
Although they have fallen afoul of a couple of stumbling blocks on their road to opening, they appeared back on track this weekend.
As seen on the Something About Her official Instagram page, Ariana and Katie welcomed a claque of their friends to a tasting on Saturday.
The party included a smattering of guests who shot to fame on Vanderpump Rules, including Lala Kent, James Kennedy, Scheana Shay – and Tom Schwartz himself.
Scheana’s husband Brock Davies was on hand for the tasting, where the restaurant’s chef Penny Davidi could also be spotted à table.
Penny recently gave an interview to The US Sun, in a report that shed light on the hurdles the restaurant has has had to clear before opening.
In order to comport with the local legal requirements, the Something About Her patio had to be torn down and a disability ramp installed.
‘We are doing three different openings,’ she said early this week. ‘We have one that’s all just celebrities, we’ll be inviting the likes of Selena Gomez and Sofia Richie, that kind of crowd. We had to break it up as it’s a small space.’
Mouthwatering: As seen on the Something About Her official Instagram page, Ariana and Katie welcomed a claque of their friends to a tasting on Saturday
Lineup: The party included a smattering of guests who shot to fame on Vanderpump Rules, including Lala Kent, James Kennedy, Scheana Shay – and Tom Schwartz himself
Penny, who is also a partner in the restaurant, added: ‘So we’ll have a 30-person brunch for super VIPS, then we’re going to family and friends, and then one for press and influencers. It will be open in the next couple of weeks hopefully.’
On a recent reunion episode of Vanderpump Rules, Ariana revealed she made over $200,000 in merchandise sales since her ‘Scandoval’ drama erupted.
On the latest season of the show, Ariana and her beau Tom Sandoval broke up after nine years because of his affair with her gal pal Raquel Leviss.
The women on the show instantly closed ranks around Ariana – including Scheana, who has denied allegations that she punched Raquel over the betrayal.
‘Scandoval’ took off in March when Ariana went through her boyfriend’s texts and uncovered the affair, which then exploded across the headlines.
Raquel was subjected to a torrent of backlash so fierce that she retreated to a mental health facility for two months.
Meanwhile, outrage mounted against the Toms’ businesses and calls for a boycott reached a fever pitch, to the point Schwartz & Sandy’s released a statement.
‘We appreciate that you may feel a certain way, but please understand that the livelihoods of others also depend on this business,’ the statement noted: ‘there are far more people involved in this venture than just Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz.’
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