Tamara Ecclestone's Bahamas adventure with Sophia

Tamara Ecclestone had an idyllic start to the day with baby Sophia when they headed down to the beach for some paddling time on their Caribbean break. Playing in the crystal clear waters with her daughter, the besotted mum looked like she was having the time of her life.

Best start to the day

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Upping Sophia's adorability factor even further, Tamara has had the little girl's hair braided in keeping with local Caribbean style. She shared pictures of the end result with the caption: "My little Bahama Muma".

The two stylish London ladies have been joined by Sophia's daddy Jay Rutland who seemed to be enjoying the slides and water features in their hotel pool almost as much as the toddler.

My little Bahama Muma 💗

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The family holiday comes after the Rutlands enjoyed an evening out in Mayfair with the pretty brunette's mother Slavica for her birthday. They were joined at upmarket Chinese eaterie Kai by Tamara's younger sister Petra Stunt and her own daughter Lavinia.

The Ecclestone girls certainly know how to celebrate in style. For Jay's 34th Tamara splashed out on a trip to Lake Como, later posting a shot of them being ferried away by helicopter.

When Sophia turned one in March she threw her a party that was every little girl's dream. The celebration was held in a "pink palace" marquee and featured a 4ft cake in the shape of a castle with a large numerical '1' festooned with dozens of pale-pink roses.

A love like no other

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"We are lucky," Tamara told HELLO! in an exclusive interview about the day. "I just think it’s nice for a girl to have a memory of a fairy princess party. One is such an incredible milestone."

Her mother Slavica said, "Tamara is such a hands-on mother, she likes to do everything for her - I'm hardly needed."