American Idol judge Paula Abdul was among a flock of females who enjoyed a day of incredible indulgences at the Viceroy Hotel as part of the Pamper Me Pink benefit. The pool area was transformed into an island of bliss with dozens of spa stations offering everything from massage to manicures. The hottest of the hot spots was an acupuncture facial area where women were needling away those unwanted wrinkles.
After tucking in to a sumptuous champagne brunch, it was time for a facial, blowout and, of course, a little shopping. Proceeds from the relaxing day of wellness and beauty benefit Cedars Sinai Medical Center and its pediatric programs.
PIMP MY RIDE!
There was lots of va-va-va-vroom at Bluffs Park as the Malibu Concours by the Sea shifted into high gear. Car buffs went bumper to bumper eyeing some of the most exquisite autos around. Included in the mix, some real beauties like a 1927 Bentley Supercharged Aero Coupe. “I built and restored it myself,” said proud owner Gary Wales. This two-seater dream machine is the bomb with elegant elm wood trim, mother of pearl inlay and a hideaway bar complete with crystal decanter.
Also on display was a sweet 1930 Bentley Corsica Coupe with headlights the size of saucers and a body about as long as a city block.
Locals also put their hot wheels on display. Amid the mile of cars were Jim Hull’s lime green 1947 Delahaye with its buttery leather interior and Lucite steering wheel, and Bill Curtis’ 1956 SC Cabriolet.
In addition to the sexy vintage machines, there were plenty of muscle cars, surf mobiles, hot rods, custom models and concept cars. A super shiny all-chrome Mercedes convertible attracted a lot of stares. “That must be blinding in the sun,” said one auto onlooker, “[I] can’t imagine who’d really want to drive that.” Hmm, sun reflector on wheels? Coppertone poster boy George Hamilton comes to mind.
At the Robb Report VIP tent, Richard Chesterfield laid out a fab feast topped off with a bit of the bubbly. Robb sure knows how to pamper its pals, offering an early morning single malt scotch tasting and even massages. After a little rub down, it was time to check out a few classics like a ’70s era 600 Mercedes limo, a 1957 Thunderbird and a smashing 1946 Morgan that just made you want to grab your brolly and motor about like John Steed and Emma Peel.
Proceeds from the event benefit our local Fire and Sheriff’s Departments. Zoom-zoom!