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Published on Mon, May 26, 2008

By: The LACar Editorial Staff

TASTING LIFE'S RICH BOUNTIES By John Grafman A chance to bask in the good life is always welcome. A chance to spend it with a Baywatch star, priceless.

The Deep Flight Lux 5 Tour presented by Marquis Platinum Vitality Drink has everything you want, and maybe even a few toys you don't. The Lux5 Group of Newport Beach has enough items to complete the wish list of even the most demanding millionaire. A Global Exec Aviation private jet? Yes. A Sunseeker Yacht? You bet. Personal submarine from Hawkes Ocean Technologies and exotic cars galore? Check and double check. Furnishings and jewelry from the Alex Soldier Gallery surround the interior of the spacious Barker Hangar in Santa Monica and complete the atmosphere with elegance. This event is more than just toys and goods, the hangar has a bevy of beauties as well. One star that shines above the rest is Traci Bingham. No stranger to the good life, Traci is no less captivated by it all.

The jet, yacht, sub, cars, and all of the other trappings are part of the active lifestyle for those that can afford the bill. However, that is only part of the story. It's the people that make it so entertaining. As the toys are static, Lux 5 offers a little more. Trapeze artists from Ariel Productions perform just above the attendees, without breaking a sweat over the lack of a safety net below. Also, the fun continues with fashion shows featuring designs by Alessandro Dell'Acqua; Albino, Viktor & Rolf, 6267, and others presented by H Lorenzo; Raquel Allegra and the clever lounge areas offering a refuge from all the fun and festivities. Sadly, more are not on hand to enjoy this experience. Fortunately, The Lux5 Group will be having more events around the country. Hopscotching around the country to attend a lifestyle event might seem a bit much, but for those that are real players it really isn't too taxing.

A typical day playing in some Southern California locales like Beverly Hills will find a number of the cars that are on display. Maybe, the presence of an Audi R8, a Ferrari 430, a Rolls-Royce Phantom and a Bugatti Veyron. Or even a McLaren-Mercedes SLR isn't outside of realm of what we normally expect to see around town. On the flip side, how often do we see a radiant Spyker C8, a Mosler, or a Vector? And unless those at the Barker Hanger have traveled to some of the auto shows far from this shore, they might not have seen the Fisker Automotive Karma concept, which will feature the Q Drive hybrid technology system from Quantum Technologies once it comes into production. Some of the other presenting sponsors on this mild afternoon include, De-Fi Mobile, Petrossian Paris, FantaSea Yachts and Yacht Club, NREI Club, and the Ritz Carlton Club.

The fashion show is also sponsored by internationally recognized MAC Cosmetics. The Charity Spotlight for this event is The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles. The participation of the philanthropic members of the Karma Foundation fits like a glove with Deep Flight Lux5. After all, the chance to indulge in life's pleasures and do a little good at the same time is a receipt for success - no matter how you slice it. Find out more at

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