Drawn by magic, the former beach babe is building a desert penthouse

By Caris Davis
Updated August 07, 2007 09:00 AM

She’s 40, flirty and making a new home in Las Vegas – but she’s pinning her survival in Sin City on the wholesome shopping.

“Vegas has health food stores – Thank God – I think I’ll survive Vegas,” Pamela Anderson writes on her blog. “I really want to stay here. My kids love it … So glamorous.”

The long-time resident of coastal Malibu, Anderson also reveals that she is laying claim to a luxurious vantage point over Sin City. “I think old Vegas is resurfacing,” she adds. “I can’t wait for my panorama penthouse to be built.”

Anderson seems to be right at home in the city’s glitzy environment. Last month she hosted a pink-themed 40th birthday party for herself into the wee hours of the morning.

The blonde’s desert move stems from her job working on the Planet Hollywood Hotel stage as the scantily-clad assistant to illusionist Hans Klok in The Beauty of Magic, which debuted in June.

“I’m having the best time. I want to be in Vegas forever,” she blogged in July, hinting that she may turn her back on film and TV work for the foreseeable future.

Earlier this year, the mom-of-two announced she would skip the high-voltage premiere of her movie Blonde and Blonder in Cannes to spend quality time with her sons Brandon, 11, and Dylan, 9, by ex-husband Tommy Lee. In the end, she did travel to the film festival.

It could be that the picture, written by her brother and in which she co-stars with Denise Richards, proves to be Anderson’s silver-screen swan song.