By JODY THOMPSON
Clunk click: Tamara Ecclestone straps herself in to get a lift in a helicopter from the yacht where she's staying in Monaco to the shore
Billionaire heiress Tamara Ecclestone took relaxation to a sky-high new level on holiday yesterday - she saved her legs from a tiring walk to the designer stores by getting a HELICOPTER to nip to the shops.
Tamara caught a Heli Air Monaco flight whilst relaxing with her sister Petra on their Formula 1 boss father's luxury yacht moored off the coast of Monaco.
At least the previously bikini-clad Tamara covered up - a bit at least - for her spot of retail therapy, pulling on a pair of tiny denim cut-off shorts, pink vest and cuffed sandals.
Up and away: The heiress can afford to avoid public transport or a dodgy dinghy to go shopping
However, while most mere mortals put up with a canvas beach bag that smells vaguely of mouldy towels on our summer hols, Tam was proudly sporting an expensive cream designer handbag.
Perhaps she was popping out on her own to buy a last-minute minute wedding present for her sister, who's walking down the aisle in a few weeks.
They've been joined by their boyfriends on their summer break and have been hard at work deepening their already teak-coloured tans on deck.
Back on dry land: Tamara may have been taking advantage of Monaco's designer stores to buy a last-minute wedding gift for sister Petra
Earlier, Tamara was seen basking in a tiny silver and white tie-sided bikini, while Petra had plumped for a top piece with a pale blue top and multi-coloured bottoms.
At one point, they both grabbed bottles of water from the on-board ice bucket, having worked up a thirst while sat round the on-deck pool on the boat, called Force One.
Petra is making sure that her tan is in ship shape for her wedding next month - and it appears that Tamara may be following in her younger sister's lead.
Luxury stay: The pair are staying on their Formula 1 boss father's superyacht
She appeared to be accessorising her swimsuit with a earlier in the week with a huge sparkler on her ring finger.
Younger sibling Petra, 22, is engaged to her beau of four years businessman James Stunt and the pair are walking down the aisle in a few weeks.
Tamara, 27, is currently dating Omar Khyami a 37-year-old stockbroker.
Love boat: The sisters are holidaying in Monaco with their respective partners
Bride-to-be at sea: Petra is topping up her already deep tan ahead of her wedding next month to businessman James Stunt