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Virginia turns 36 in fine style with romantic dinner

DESIGNER Virginia Macari has been celebrating her birthday in style this week as the post-Christmas festivities continue for the sultry brunette in Spain.

The Diary can reveal that the half-Italian/half-Irish beauty rang in the New Year at a beach party at exclusive nightclub Suite Del Mar in Marbella with her longtime beau Kaste Dahl on Friday and a group of pals from Dublin.

Virginia marked her 36th birthday on Monday when she and her businessman other half dined out at one of the top restaurants in Puerto Banus, Los Bandidos.

Virginia jetted off to her home away from home on St Stephen's Day and is looking forward to escaping the wintry Irish weather for the rest of the month.

"I'll be here for a few weeks," the bubbly socialite explained.

Virginia will have no shortage of family to visit during her extended break, given that her father owns a number of popular bars and pubs there and in nearby Puerto Banus.

Assets beauty Louise Kavanagh will also be celebrating her birthday in style next weekend when she turns 23 on Saturday.

The leggy beauty queen recently returned home to Dublin from her adopted home of London for the Christmas holidays, but has since jetted back to the UK in time to celebrate with pals.