By Jody Thompson
Gonna miss you: Joey Essex plants a smacker on his girlfriend's Sam Faiers's lips outside her Essex home before she flew out to Los Angeles yesterday
She's more used to the bright lights of Brentwood on her reality show - but The Only Way Is Essex star Sam Faiers is getting a taste of a real celebrity lifestyle on a holiday in Los Angeles.
The 20-year-old landed at the city's LAX yesterday after bidding a fond farewell to her boyfriend and TOWIE co-star Joey Essex.
Sam however has something to remind her of her loved one - she's flown out to the City Of Angels with Joey's sister Frankie.
The boutique owner was clearly over excited about her flight out to California.
She wrote: 'On plane with @FrankieEssex here we come hollywood!! LA baby! Business class seats... Heaven! Were both so excited! X'
But it will be a wrench for Sam to be away from her beloved.
Love you baby: The TOWIE pair gave each other a hug almost as tight as Joey's trousers before Sam headed to the airport
The pair are so smitten, they sparked engagement rumours earlier this month when Sam was spotted wearing a diamond solitaire on her ring finger.
But while the jewel is thought to be a 'promise ring', Sam and Joey are still refusing to comment on the reports.
The pair are clearly going to miss each other, and had a massive night out on Wednesday as a holiday send off.
All loaded up: Sam realises there's no room in the boot for her huge sunhat so she's going to have to wear it
Sensibly, it wasn't the night before so Sam wasn't too hungover for her flight.
Joey had work to do anyway - on Thursday, he made a personal appearance in Belfast at the city's The Box nightclub.
The 19-year-old posed for photos with adoring fans clearly couldn’t wait to get back home for a cuppa with Sam.
Yesterday morning he tweeted: 'Yoyo. Landdeddddd. Now strait from airport to sams!! C u sooon! Mmmm cup of tea hahaha.'
LA, baby! Sam arrived looking fresh at Los Angeles LAX airport after flying in business class
So excited: Sam has flown out to LA for a break with her boyfriend Joe's sister Frankie
California babes: Sam was wearing a hippy chic patterned maxi dress, crochet cardigan and a pink bag, while Frankie was wearing a print skirt with a black top and leather jacket
On Wednesday night, Sam and Joey demonstrated their passion for each by starting canoodling as soon as they jumped into a cab home, despite it only being a 50 minute journey.
The affectionate pair put on quite a show for the cameras as they headed home after the Vista at the Trafalgar charity event.
Clearly deciding she wanted to be closer to her man, Sam began her journey home perched precariously on Joey's lap, who looked more than happy to keep a tight grip on his gorgeous girlfriend.
Get a room! Sam Faiers and Joey Essex cuddled up in the back of a taxi as they head home from the Vista at the Trafalgar event
However, the pair's public display of affection may have been slightly inappropriate given that Sam's best friend Harry Derbidge was also in the cab heading back to their home county.
Earlier in the evening, the pair had posed on the red carpet with Harry at the event in aid of cancer research, held at the Vista at The Trafalgar rooftop bar.
And while Joey stuck to his Grease-inspired look in tight-fitting jeans and and leather jacket, Sam looked cute in her summer-chic outfit of a pretty dress and jacket, both from her Brentwood clothes shop Minnie's Boutique.
But what about me? Harry Derbidge was also in the taxi as Joey and Sam puckered up
After the event, Sam wrote on her Twitter page: 'Wicked night last night!!
'At a shoot with Joey! And LA 2morrow with @FrankieEssex ahhh! 2excited!!!!!'
After that bash, Sam, Joey and Harry headed over to Alto's nightclub where they continued their evening of fun and caught up with members of another reality show - Geordie Shore.
TOWIE however will be back on our screens in September, and is said to start filming again in August.