By Monty Archibald
It was like an episode of Absolutely Fabulous brought to life.
For Tamara Ecclestone was spotted sharing a warm embrace with an adoring acolyte in Beverly Hills on Friday.
The socialite was no doubt warmly lathered with praise after stepping out of he chauffeur driven vehicle in a high cut clinging dress.
The 28-year-old heiress looked delighted to receive the lashings of platitudes from her helper.
But even the most cynical could not deny she looked stunning in the figure-hugging black and white striped outfit, which drew attention to her bounteous curves.
The daughter of Formula One mogul Bernie Ecclestone has been parading them for all to see this week, stripping down to her bra and panties for a particularly racy photo shoot in the California sunshine.
With her younger sister Petra, 24, - who is currently expecting her first child with husband James Stunt - already based in Los Angeles, Tamara is reportedly eyeing up the lavish Fleur de Lys estate in Bel Air to add to her existing property portfolio.
Undeterred by the mansion's £78million price tag, the star is said to be planning a relocation to the US in the not too distant future.
But although Petra is pregnant and happily married, Tamara is embracing single life for the chance to learn more about herself.
Speaking to the MailOnline about her relationship status recently, Tamara said: 'There’s no men in my life at the moment.
'I’m not looking for love but if it happens, it happens, and that would be nice. It happens when you least expect it.
'I’ve always been in long-term relationships and this is the first time I’ve lived alone and been single and it’s actually good to be able to be alone.
'I’m not looking, but I’m not adverse to the idea. I’m just having fun.'