Hi there! I’m May, a girl who loves to wander and wonder! I’m from Saigon, based in Los Angeles, but my current location is anywhere and everywhere. Travel, Photography, Tea Time, Picnic, Home Decor and Event Planning are a few of my favorite things.
inArabymay is a travel and lifestyle blog inspired by beautiful destinations, by color and nature, and by wonderful people that I’ve met on my journey.
While traveling the world can be an adventure of a lifetime, preparing for a trip can be an agonizing process. Did you know that 1/3 of Americans say they pack 24 hours or less before a trip? And according to a recent Trunk Club study, on average, Americans don’t wear 24% of what they pack while traveling! But the good news is Trunk Club is a great partner to solve your packing woes in the most stylish way possible. Trunk Club helps alleviate the stress of packing by providing tips and tricks on what to wear during your travels.
Every travel destination needs a set of stylish outfits to go with it. If you’re like me, who always waits until the last minute to pack, Trunk Club should be your wardrobe go-to. I was never that person who could spend an entire day shopping, hopping from store to store; I often get tired after just a couple hours of shopping in person. It seems that tons of other people feel exactly the same way and that’s why Trunk Club has been such a popular service.
With both online and in-person styling services, Trunk Club makes it easier to curate your travel lookbook. For my spring road trip to Joshua Tree and Palm Springs, I had Trunk Club style me for a change – which made packing so much easier. So today in this blog I’ll break down for you how Trunk Club works, in case you’re interested in getting a personal shopping stylist for yourself!
As a content creator and travel blogger, photography is a major part of my life! I enjoy looking through old photos of our trips to relive the experience! It’s so easy nowadays to store our photos digitally and look at them through our computers and phones that we rarely print out our photos. But when you want to remember that one special moment, nothing beats a physical custom photo book.
Isn’t it wonderful to have a little travel photo book for every adventure you take? A photo book allows you to organize your best shots into a book packed with memories. You may think you don’t have the time, but making your perfect photo book is easier than you think — and it doesn’t require any scrapbooking supplies or design skills. Photo companies like Mixbook make it really easy to assemble a photo book quickly with online tools and easy-to-use templates that let you build your own personalized photo albums in all shapes and sizes. In this blog I’m sharing with you my new spring travel photo book and how to get started on designing your photo book on Mixbook.
There’s no doubt about it—moms are special. They love us every day, and they never stop worrying about us, no matter how old we get. When we think about all our moms have done for us, devoting just one day a year to show them our appreciation seems insufficient. So the least we can do is create a one-of-a-kind thoughtful day that celebrates how truly incredible they are.
While you can always give her flowers and a cute card or find some chocolate to help celebrate the day, it’s fun to mix things up a bit. Since Mother’s Day is on a Sunday, brunch is a great and simple idea that can really show your mom how much you care. All moms like nothing better than spending time with their family! So this Mother’s Day, skip going out for an overpriced meal on this busy day, and instead host a fabulous brunch at home, the park, or another special location. In this blog I’ve teamed up with some of my favorite vendors to bring you some great ideas for Mother’s Day that will sure impress mom and your guests!
Our family visits the Flowers Fields at Carlsbad Ranch every year, and each visit I always make a mental affirmation to myself I will have a sunset picnic in the fields of flowers one day. And on March 28th, 2019 this dream became my reality when I attended the Carlsbad Flowers Fields’ Petal-to Plate media picnic. This is the experience of a lifetime! Imagine sitting in the middle of 50 acres of giant Ranunculus among new friends, delicious picnic food, floral cocktails and live acoustic. This is the highlight of all my media trips this year.
When the weather gets warmer, we’re all itching for bright colors and florals! If you haven’t locked down your dress game yet, now would be the time. A spring dress is simultaneously simple (just pop on and go), versatile (easy to style casually or more dressed up) and just makes you feel so chic and comfy. I’ve rounded up 5 of the best spring dress styles for you in this blog!
In case you haven’t noticed in your social media feeds, Spring has officially “sprung” in LA. There’s still a bit of chill in the air and a few lingering raindrops on the ground, but spring is starting to burst out all around us. All the rain we complained about in January and February has brought us the most amazing spring bloom. It’s time to bust out those sandals, those picnic spreads, and those floral dresses and get ready to smell the flowers.
My inbox has been flooded with questions since I posted on my Instagram pictures taken with wild flowers and almond blossom. So I decided to spill all of my “secret” spring bloom spots in and around LA. In this blog I’m sharing with you my top favorite spots to catch the first glimpse of spring blooms!
It’s HERE!!! It’s time for Natural Products Expo West (NPEW) 2019! Blogging gives me the greatest pleasure to attend many conferences/press trips over the years, but to be part of the press team for Expo West – the leading trade show in the natural, organic and healthy products industry – is absolutely an honor.
Just two and a half hours (140 miles) east of Los Angeles on the 10, Joshua Tree has become our favorite weekend getaway! This area is one of California’s most beautiful – and less-visited – natural treasures! Its spectacular landscape is filled with beautiful Joshua “trees,” which aren’t trees at all, but tree-like members of the yucca family. Barren landscape, magical starry sky, spooky coyote howling,…all bring a sense of solitude and seclusion at the same time provide endless opportunities for adventures.
Although the area lacks hotels, it has so many lovely options on Airbnb from rustic desert homesteads, mid-century tiki huts to teepees and airstreams. If you want to combine seclusion with luxury, then the Jackrabbit Wash is the ideal place for you!
The sweetest time of year isn’t just for couples! Galentine’s Day is an unofficial holiday that takes place the day before Valentine’s Day and is gaining more and more momentum over the years. It is a special day for ladies celebrating ladies and friends celebrating friends! Valentine doesn’t have to be all about romance. All love should be celebrated… and because you can never have too many excuses to get all your girlfriends together in one place!
And what better way to celebrate Galentine’s Day than with a tea party! This year I had an honor to attend Morning Lavender‘s Galentine Afternoon Tea with other bloggers. We gotta enjoy all of the adorable, sweet and whimsical parts of Valentine’s Day with all the #bossladies. Just us gals gathering together to uplift, support and, most importantly, laugh. It’s the best therapy! This tea party is such a fun way to bring together everything we love about Galentine’s Day!