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Laura jets off with pals on sun break to ease split pain

Newly single model Laura Toogood won't be dishing the dirt on her shock split with socialite Nicky Arnold, brother of actress Leigh.

The pair had been dating for almost a year and a half and even shared a swish love-nest in Booterstown. But the couple have now gone their separate ways and PhD student Laura is staying with one of her model pals until she has sorted out new digs.

And what better than a holiday in the sun with your gal pals to get over a break-up?

Laura is going ahead with plans to travel to Spain tomorrow and will be hoping to put the split behind her when she jets off to Marbella with close pals Rosanna Davison and Gillian Fitzpatrick.

However, the usually chatty Laura was remaining quiet about the break-up when contacted by the Diary.

The model pals won't be joined in the upmarket sun destination by designer and socialite Virginia Macari.

The former Podge and Rodge host has postponed an exclusive party aboard her boyfriend Kaste Dahl's yacht in Marbella this Saturday.

The Diary can reveal how Virginia (34) has opted to stay on Irish shores for the week rather than join the rest of her jet-setting posse, who have decamped en masse to the sun-kissed hotspot for tomorrow night's white party at Nikki Beach.

Among the well known names and faces from Dublin's social set who had been expected to attend were Ian Galvin, stylist Sonja Mohlich and Bernie Cafolla.

"We had talked about doing something because Kaste's boat is in Marbella but we won't be heading over there until next month now," she explained.

"I would have gone over for the Nikki Beach party but my sister Sonya is home from LA until next Monday so I would much prefer to spend time with her.

"I don't get to see her very often and we're having a great time," she added.

Virginia admits there has been plenty of talk about Sonya's forthcoming wedding to singer Colin Devlin -- with whom she shares a luxury pad in Beverly Hills -- during her trip home.

The loved-up couple got engaged last September and have set the date for next spring to marry in front of close friends and family.

Among those on the guest list will be former TV3 star Lorraine Keane and hubby Peter Devlin, Colin's brother.

And while sultry Virginia is set to act as a bridesmaid for Sonya on her big day, the buxom brunette was remaining tight-lipped about the possibility of tying the knot with her Norwegian boyfriend Kaste anytime soon.

Colourful Virginia, who is set to star on TV3's new series Celebrity Salon next month, claims that Sonya's wedding will be her only trip down the aisle in the near future.

Virginia is expected to be on hand for the official launch of the show next week, before she and her towering boyfriend jet off for an extended holiday to Marbella in June.