Lydia McLaughlin is revealing the reason behind the Real Housewives of Orange County cast's trip to Iceland.
Ahead of tomorrow night's new episode of the Bravo reality series, McLaughlin has revealed that she was actually asked to visit the country due to her recently launched publication, NOBLEMAN Magazine.
"This week's episode we gear up for Iceland! We get offered a lot of press trips because of NOBLEMAN Magazine, so when we were offered a trip to Iceland we had to make it happen," McLaughlin wrote in her Bravo TV blog days ago. "I have heard so much about Iceland and seen so many great photos. Doug was too busy with our upcoming deadline so I was excited to go represent for NOBLEMAN. We figured if we like it, we could send a writer and photographer and do a big feature for NOBLEMAN. Doug is such a great husband and we try to keep our lives balanced with each other as well has having friends and taking time for ourselves. I was really excited to take the ladies on a group trip and to create fun, bonding moments and just celebrate life together on an adventure out of our comfort zones."
McLaughlin also addressed her ongoing drama with Shannon Beador.
"Obviously Shannon and I have had a rough go at a real friendship. I was frustrated with her and the way she treated Peggy," she wrote. "I felt like Shannon had prepared a speech for the whole Diko and David drama, but nowhere in her monologue was there concern for Peggy. Diko and Peggy have gone through a lot and perhaps David’s questioning was just conversation. But calmly say that and apologize for the misunderstanding and MOVE ON. Why is she going to the bathroom to convene with Tamra and scream and cuss. Being “expressive” just isn’t cutting it anymore."