Five Things Friday: July 27

Hi Friends!

I hope you’re having a great week so far 😊 This week has been eventful from Roma to Toscana 🇮🇹 Here are the highlights:

Returning to Rome

Returning to Rome is one of my favourite experiences, but this time after returning from two full weeks in Croatia, it was different. This time when I returned, of course it felt like I was coming home, but it felt a little more solid (and exciting!) because I have a Permesso to stay… and I don’t plan on leaving, ever 😉 I can’t describe this intense love I feel each time I get off the plane or the train, but it truly is one of the best emotions I have ever experienced. It feels like falling in love (I think?) I always look forward to re-experiencing it. Have you ever felt this way about a city? If you have, I hope it’s the one you call home 😊


Learning About Love

Have you ever read The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman? 📘 I recently read this book on my favourite self-improvement app – Blinkist! 🤩 Gary discusses the feeling of love and his theories on the different languages in which people feel the love from their significant other. For me my love language (the way I most feel the affection and “love” of others) is when someone spends quality time with me 💑 I have always been a person who thrives off of meaningful conversations and experiences shared together so to me this makes sense! The other love languages include: Acts of Service, Physical Touch, Words of Affirmation and Gifts. Understanding your own love language and your partner’s love language can benefit your relationship in numerous ways as you truly will be able to communicate better on a different level 😊❤️ Which Love Language are you? If you have not yet read this book you can download it for free on a 7-day trial from Blinkist! 😃 Click here to get it now!



Roma by moonlight is magic 🌕 ✨ On Sunday night I joined friends for an amazing dinner and after walked around the eternal city 🏛 The beauty of this city so often stops me and I find myself gaping in awe and wonder – How beautiful, mysterious and enchanting is the Pantheon by night? I am still stunned even after two years and I’m sure I will be for the rest of this lifetime.


Piscine Termali Theia

Did you know Tuscany has natural spas? 💦 On Thursday Anastasiya and I spent the day at Piscine Termali Theia – soaking up the sun ☀️ and soaking in the Silene Spring water. The views were stunning and green and the air smelled of lavender as it was planted all around 🌿 This spa visit was the perfect combination of relaxing, rejuvenating and even historical as the Etruscans used to use this natural spring water to heal the body. These waters are rich in carbon dioxide and calcium carbonate which have an anti-inflammatory effect on the musculoskeletal system and are quite beneficial on the skin… and let me tell you, I felt it! 😍👌🏽


Terme Sensoriali

This morning started out like a dream ✨ I woke up in beautiful, scenic Tuscany 🌻 and got to spend the morning relaxing and energizing at Terme Sensoriali 🤩 (Sometimes I still need to pinch myself from this life I have created for myself… I am so grateful 🙏🏼 ) This spa was especially unique because it wasn’t just a spa where you can have treatments 🧖🏼‍♀️ – it was a spa with multiple treatment and experiential rooms! The sensory spa (in English) represents the perfect mix among the thermal experience, naturopathy and the enchanting Tuscan countryside. Some of my favourite experiences include an aromatherapy room, a shower of essential oils, a “river” where you can massage your feet on natural pebbles… it felt like an absolute dream and I can’t wait to share my travel diary with you and plan my next trip! 😉

xx Zo

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