Five Things Friday: April 5th, 2019

Hola Friends!

I hope you’re having an amazing day. I have so great highlights to share with you from Vancouver to sunny San Diego โ˜€๏ธ So, let’s get started! ๐Ÿ˜‰

VanCity Weekend

Every time I go to VanCity I always have the best time with the girls ๐Ÿ˜Š Catching up on life, enjoying delicious food and getting outside in the fresh air ๐Ÿ” it’s never a dull moment โœจ

 

HOLA SAN DIEGO!

I arrived in San Diego on Monday and it’s been the time of my life. There’s just something about being surrounded by great people under that Cali sunshineย ๐Ÿ˜„ Basically this photo with my sister Gabby sums it up! Infinite laughter and life chats ๐Ÿ’› If you’re looking for a giggle you can check out our Instagram highlights!

 

Blading Along the Beach

This has been my favourite place to rollarblade, EVER! โ˜€๏ธ Colomba and I have been rollerblading from Mission Beach all the way to La Jolla almost every day ๐ŸŒด The views and the fresh, ocean air have been incredible. What a feeling!

 

Thrifting

This week I went thrifting for the first time in many years! ๐Ÿ‘– You can actually check out the experience on Liz’s vlog ๐ŸŽฅ The girls helped me find some amazing summer finds, including this awesome vintage Levi’s skirt. I feel Summer-ready now ๐Ÿ˜Žโ˜€๏ธ

 

The aku Acupressure Mat

This week I received my first ever Acupressure mat! I had previously used the aku ball for my hands (it has been amazing for my poor circulation) so I had been curious about the mat. As it turns out the benefits have been incredible. As someone who deals with poor circulation, Scoliosis and Restless Leg Syndrome I can say that the Acupressure Mat has helped me find a better balance within my body. I have also been using it to meditate on to prepare for Vipassana! ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ There is a lot to be said about Acupressure (different from the invasive acupuncture), but the one thing I can pass onto you is that if you are looking to heal tension within the body and challenge your mind at the same time – this is your magic tool. Learn more about Aku and their products here. If you like anything, enjoy 15% off with “Zoey” upon checkout ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผย #HealHarder

xx Zo

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Five Things Friday: March 15, 2019

Hi Friends!

I hope you’ve all had a fantastic week! Here are my updates from Canada ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Spa Day

What better way to get over jet-lag than to visit the Spa? ๐Ÿ˜› Meika (my stepmom) and I planned a fun day of visiting the Rock & Gem show, a sushi lunch, facials at the spa and spontaneously, we added an Italian dinner to the mix! ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น It was the perfect day and full of lots of quality time. If you ever find yourself on Vancouver Island the Tigh Na Mara is one of the best spas – be sure to get the “Illuminating Facial,” you won’t be disappointed. ๐Ÿง–๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

 

Hiking

Meika and I went for a hike on Sunday to a beautiful lookout over my hometown ๐Ÿ” There was a lot of snow up the mountain so this made for an event greater adventure than we planned for ๐Ÿ˜but overall it was a great day, full of fresh air and views.

 

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Birthday Time!

This week we are celebrating two very special birthdays in my family ๐Ÿฅณ It is my Dad’s birthday and also my Bedstemor’s 90th Birthday! This weekend we are heading over to Vancouver as a family (18 of us!) for a fun weekend. To check out the highlights, follow me on Instagram!

 

Ski Day

On Wednesday my Dad and I went skiing up Mount Washington to celebrate his birthday! ๐Ÿฅณ The conditions were incredible โ˜€๏ธ I’ve been coming up this mountain since I was a little girl – it’s where I originally learned to ski and snowboard โ›ท I’ve missed skiing so much so I’m glad we made time for this!

 

Beautiful BC

I am truly grateful to have settled back into my original home for the past week. It’s been a breath of fresh air, literally ๐Ÿ˜›The transition of moving from Rome back to Canada has gone smoother than expected. I’m feeling very excited about what is to come! I’ll of course keep you updated. ๐Ÿ˜‰

xx Zo

Five Things Friday: Aug 31

Buongiorno Friends!

Can you believe it’s already the end of August! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Wow, wow, wow! Today I am off to Ibiza, Spain for Summer’s last hoorah with the girls ๐Ÿ˜Š Here’s what I’ve been up to this week in Rome:

Rollarblading!

Yes! As you guys may have already seen in this week’s episode of Zoey’s Diary, I have really been enjoying rollarblading. It reminds me so much of being a kid and it has proven to be an amazing outdoor workout ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ˜„ I hope I am still rollarblading over 80, just like our pal Franco! ๐Ÿ˜ย ย FUN FACT:ย one of our amazing friends, Irene, let me know Franco only started rollarblading when he was 59! Anything is possible my friends, anything.

 

Back to School

I didn’t mention it to you guys last week, but I am officially back to school in Rome! โ˜€๏ธ I am so excited about it because although it feels like it has been a long, slow journey of learning Italian it is a journey that I very much enjoy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น The pieces and rules of the language are connecting in my brain more and more every day – it’s a beautiful thing!

 

Gaby is hereeeee! ๐Ÿ˜„

I can’t believe I have only known this girl less than a year! Gaby and I actually met last year in Ibiza and have since then met up in San Diego, gone on a road trip to Tijuana and Ensenada and she’s come to visit me in Roma already once this year – at this rate we have infinite amounts of adventures in the future ๐Ÿ˜„โœˆ๏ธโ˜€๏ธ I am so grateful to have such an amazing friend and soul sister in my life ๐Ÿ’•

 

Roma by Night

I’m not sure if there’s anything more dreamy than Rome by night โœจ It’s been a while since I’d taken a good long walk in the evening to admire the beautifully lit buildings, monuments, live music and the exhibition along the Lungotevere. Gaby and I had a fun adventure down to Trastevere on Wednesday for a cocktail (or two) ๐Ÿน While the air is still warm and Summery I plan to do this more throughout September.

 

Being Girly Girls

Our house has been full of fun, fashion and laughter this week. Having Gaby here has added another sister to the mix so of course we have had so much fun exchanging clothes, dressing up and talking all about the Universe in our PJ’s. I can’t believe Summer is coming to an end, but what a special way to end it with my amazing girls ๐Ÿ’›โœจ

Off to Ibiza we go!

xx Zo

Five Things Friday: February 9th

Hi Everyone!

I hope you all had a #GRANDE week! ๐Ÿ˜€ Despite having a pretty bad cold, I have some fun highlights to share:

 

Cena con Rodelio

On Friday evening I caught up with one of my amazing friends here in Rome, chef Rodelio, also known as The Food Buddha. This dinner was filled with amazing food and conversations all about life journeys and what we hope to accomplish in 2018. I am so grateful for all of my friends here in Rome, as I feel a sense of family now – family who all share the same love for Rome. Fun coincidence: Rodelio has taken the same self-improvement course I am enrolled in in London in a couple of weeks!

 

The Tangerine Lining

I had had been battling a cough and cold from back in Canada and this week it finally caught up with me. Unfortunately this put a few things in my life on hold, but on the positive side it is citrus season in Italy! I have enjoyed spoiling myself with nature’s candy ๐ŸŠ Have you ever tried an Italian orange? Or a glass of freshly squeezed Italian orange juice? If you haven’t yet, you MUST put it on your bucket list! Italian oranges taste like sunshine โ˜€๏ธ – that’s the only way I can give any kind of justice to their description. There is always a silver lining in every unpleasant situation, in this case it is tangerine in colour.

 

Back to School!

Back to school! I never thought I would ever say that… Life surprises you sometimes doesn’t it? I’ve actually been more excited to attend school this week than I ever have in my entire life. I am loving learning more about my favourite language. Italian is so beautiful it feels like I am studying art, I suppose I am. ๐Ÿ˜Š

 

The Universe’s Gym

I took a few days off of the gym because I was sick. When I was ready to go back I decided to attend a 15 minute spin class followed by a 15 minute stretching class to ease myself back into it… or so I thought. I raced to the gym from school on Wednesday to make it to spin on time. I was parched when I arrived, but thought I would be fine for 15 minutes. It turns out there was actually a typo on the class schedule and the 15 minute spin class (I thought I was in for) was actually a 55 minute INTENSIVE class! Here’s to jumping back in head first! ๐Ÿคฃ “The Universe always has a plan much greater than yours,” and in this case the Universe did not want me cutting corners on my goal of hitting a minimum of 3 classes per week. ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

My Italian Little Brothers

Yesterday evening I went to visit my Italian family! ๐Ÿ˜Š This is the family that I au-paired for when I first arrived in Roma. I brought my Italian little brothers these little Kinder Sorpresa (as they are their favourite) and they showed me all of their new toys from the holidays! We played Best Fiends and watched one of their favourite movies right now: The Emoji Movie ๐Ÿ˜‹ย …Oh to be a kid again! These trilingual little ones continue to inspire me, and I’m looking forward to spending more time with them while I am here. Hopefully soon, I will be able to speak Italian with them!

xx Zo

TRAVEL DIARY: SURFING & WORKING REMOTELY IN GRAN CANARIA

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Join my friend Andrea and I as we explore Las Canteras beach on Gran Canaria! We surf, eat amazing food and discuss working remotely for yourself (entrepreneurs) and the meaning of our names!

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ROME TO GRAN CANARIA (Part 1 of this trip): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PTKoZWSjGY

FLORENCE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcyNZjSTZT0

VENICE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AregaRiN4_4&index=4&list=PLKHaalipwObZTts99URioIn4-1B2zJKOe

ROME: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q28ucnhOsUU&list=PLKHaalipwObZTts99URioIn4-1B2zJKOe&index=1

PARIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRP9df152J0&index=5&list=PLKHaalipwObZTts99URioIn4-1B2zJKOe

AMSTERDAM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtw3Hrojewc&t=257s&list=PLKHaalipwObZTts99URioIn4-1B2zJKOe&index=11
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ZOEY’S DIARY 15: ROMA HALF MARATHON & HEALTHY BODY IMAGE

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This video is a day with me running the Roma Ostia Half Marathon and chit chatting about body image and what it means to be healthy!
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FULL BODY WORKOUT #2: BIKINI BODY!

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Ditch the gym, find a new playground! I hope this inspires you to stop what you’re doing and work out! No equipment needed, but you can use a mat if the ground is not comfortable for this full body workout.

FULL BODY WORKOUT #1: 10 MOVES/NO EQUIPMENT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w_dRSQyCSQ&t=25s

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Don’t forget to fuel up with nature’s goodness after your workout!

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