INSIDE THE GLAMOROUS WORLD OF REAL HOUSEWIVES OF MIAMI’S LISA HOCHSTEIN.
Hochstein lounging in the home’s private theater. PHOTOGRAPHED BY OLLY VENTO STYLED BY ADRIANA POPOVIC NASSIRI AND FWRD BY ELYSE WALKER HAIR BY DANNY JELACA MAKEUP BY ALLY CARRASCO
Toronto-born, Miamibased Lisa Hochstein (@lisahochstein) wears many hats—mother, wife, entrepreneur, beauty connoisseur, social media influencer and, of course, a Miami housewife. Making her initial premiere on the original iteration of Bravo’s Real Housewives of Miami in 2011, Hochstein immediately captivated audiences with her glamorous world, thriving marriage to esteemed plastic surgeon Dr. Leonard (aka Lenny) Hochstein and her beautiful group of Miami friends. However, as she returns to the screen with Peacock’s reboot of the franchise this winter, we’ll see a new side to Lisa, who is now a mother to two gorgeous children, Logan (6) and Elle (2).
“When audiences last saw me on the show, I kind of left things hanging. We were up in the air with our current [Star Island] home, in the midst of building it and not moved in yet. We were trying to have children and the world watched me struggle getting pregnant. Now, eight years later, you’ll find Lenny and me in our dream home that we were finally able to build and bring to life with our two beautiful children,” she shares.
Lisa Hochstein on the grand staircase of her Star Island home. PHOTOGRAPHED BY OLLY VENTO STYLED BY ADRIANA POPOVIC NASSIRI AND FWRD BY ELYSE WALKER HAIR BY DANNY JELACA MAKEUP BY ALLY CARRASCO
After the show wrapped in 2013, the couple welcomed Logan to the world two years later, referring to him as their “miracle baby,” born via a surrogate, and the happy family of three made their iconic, waterfront Star Island manse their new home. Lisa and Lenny tag-teamed their businesses, with Lenny continuing his Hochstein Plastic Surgery practice in North Miami, while Lisa manned the upstairs beauty haven under his guidance, Hochstein Medspa (@hochsteinmedspa). Together, the power couple has managed to balance business and marriage seamlessly. Their secret?
“Not seeing too much of each other during the day,” she reveals. “He works on the first floor, I work on the fourth floor, so we really don’t cross paths during the day, which is what I feel is the key to having a successful married-work life. He doesn’t interfere with the day-to-day operations of the medspa aside from consulting on any medical elements as the doctor, giving me the freedom to be hands-on with the marketing and operations and bring my expertise to the business. Of course, when we get together later in the night, we update each other and make sure we are in the loop with the businesses. But in general, we stay in our lanes to allow each other to thrive.”
Outside of business, Lisa and Lenny make it a point to keep the romance alive with a weekly date night. As evident from her glitzy Instagram feed, the Hochsteins maintain a “work hard and enjoy the good life” mentality with a bustling social calendar—also serving as the ultimate hosts to some of the city’s most epic private home events. From hot spots like Carbone, Papi Steak and Komodo to more intimate romantic destinations like Casa Isola or Stubborn Seed, you’ll find the couple hitting the town arm-in-arm and dressed to the nines.
Lisa and Lenny have finally perfected their dream home in Miami for their family, which reflects her signature style and flair. PHOTOGRAPHED BY OLLY VENTO STYLED BY ADRIANA POPOVIC NASSIRI AND FWRD BY ELYSE WALKER HAIR BY DANNY JELACA MAKEUP BY ALLY CARRASCO
“Date night once a week is super important to us,” Lisa says. “Aside from that, any free time when we’re not working is spent with the kids. Just this past weekend, we threw Elle’s second birthday, which, of course, was amazing. I love going all out with our parties, especially for the kids. It’s so special.”
Knowing them personally, it’s obvious how much love lies between the two, serving as each other’s true number-one fans. She reveals to us that outside of time with the fellow cast members, you’ll also get an inside look into her personal life on the show, particularly in her marriage. While Lisa is not known for her dramatics, that doesn’t mean she won’t be bringing the heat.
“You can’t have a Housewives show without drama—so you will definitely see that!” she hints.
However, what’s special about this particular reboot is that in the time off-air, the group of women actually formed a very authentic bond with one another, which is sure to shine through on camera.
“We have history; we know each other. We know all of each other’s secrets, you know? So that’s definitely interesting.”
Hochstein in her grand primary bathroom. PHOTOGRAPHED BY OLLY VENTO STYLED BY ADRIANA POPOVIC NASSIRI AND FWRD BY ELYSE WALKER HAIR BY DANNY JELACA MAKEUP BY ALLY CARRASCO
When I ask her what she feels is the franchise’s overall identity that makes it so quintessentially Miami, she notes that it is likely one of the most diverse casts in the country, as all castmates boast different backgrounds and heritages. And, of course, “Miami is the sexiest city in the world. It’s the best city in the world. Everyone wants to be here and is moving here. We have the beaches, we have nightlife, we have sex appeal—it has everything you want in a city.”
The Real Housewives of Miami will undoubtedly be our sexiest franchise yet—filled with glitz, glamour, drama and beautiful sun-kissed backgrounds—what more could we desire? Tune in this winter to start the journey.