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Sara whisked off to Big Apple by tasty new beau

TOP model Sara Kavanagh certainly wastes no time when it comes to her love life.

The Diary can reveal the model has stepped up her new romance with fitness guru Alan Byrne, after the couple enjoyed a romantic getaway together last week.

The young model, who broke up with her boyfriend of three years, Krystle co-manager Conor Buckley, last August, enjoyed an early birthday celebration when she was whisked off to New York for some retail therapy after the Christmas holidays.

The newly brunette model was determined not to miss out on the celebrations with her gal pals however, hitting the tiles on Saturday night with a gang of Assets girls as she celebrated her 23rd birthday.

Sara, from Terenure, was spotted enjoying the festivities at Grafton Street hotspot Lillie's Bordello, alongside pals including Louise Kavanagh and, of course, her other half, Alan.

The smitten couple were recently spotted house-hunting together in Rathfarnham and are more loved up than ever after spending their first Christmas together.

Also joining Sara for the celebrations on Saturday night was Boyzone star Shane Lynch and his fellow All Ireland Talent Show judge Daithi O Se, who said they were keen to celebrate the first weekend of 2010 on the town.

Newly single Daithi is fast becoming a regular at the celebrity club, having also dropped in on New Year's Eve alongside fellow judge Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh.