Five Things Friday: February 1st, 2019

Hi Friends!

Happy February โ™ฅ๏ธ Can you believe it’s already the second month of 2019? I hope things have been great for you so far. Here are my highlights from the Eternal City:

The Sun Came Out!

The sun came out for one whole day this week ๐Ÿ˜‹… but who is counting? ๐Ÿคฃ It has been a little gloomy lately in Rome which has kept me indoors, but luckily on Tuesday, the day of this very special shoot we had the perfect conditions! ๐Ÿ˜ Manifested? I think so.

 

Shooting a Special Project

Here is another shot from Tuesday’s photoshoot. This was for photo and video promotion for Roma Experience! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ I can’t wait to show the finish products with you all because I know they are going to be so special ๐Ÿ˜Š

 

Quiet Mornings

Quiet mornings have been something so special in my days. As often as I can I start my days off slowly: journaling, making coffee and/or juice, listening to good music and making an effort to centre myself for the day by focusing solely on positive energy and encouraging thoughts… ๐Ÿ’›โœจ

 

Pasta, Prosecco & Shane with Sof

Sofie and I had a really fun girls night this week ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ We made vegan carbonara, had some pink bubbly and tuned into Shane Dawson’s latest series. It was a night full of laughter and fun and I am so grateful to have such a special friend here in Roma ๐Ÿ’› PS. We didn’t take photos only videos so this is a screenshot – for the real fun you should be following along on Instagram ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

New Friends

From Tuesday’s shoot I also met some amazing new friends in the city ๐Ÿ˜Š Italian friends, yay! We hadn’t met each other prior to this day, but I know this won’t be the last time I see these guys. They were awesome! Thanks for the amazing day guys.

xx Zo

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Five Things Friday: January 25th, 2019

Hi Friends!

I hope you have had an incredible week so far ๐Ÿ˜Š Here are my updates from the Eternal City:

A Day with Gaia!

On Saturday I was so lucky to spend the entire day with Gaia, she is the wonderful girl behind the Instagram account @supportingzoey. We started our day at the DREAM exhibit, went for pizza, strolled by Colosseo, got gelati and matching NASA shirts – it was the perfect day! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’›

 

Dreams

This photo was from my favourite room at the Dream exhibit I attended with Gaia. It was pure magic – the whole exhibit, but this room especially! โญ๏ธ If you are in Rome or visiting Rome soon it is definitely worth a visit. At the end of the tour there were beautiful quotes about dreams all over the walls and on ribbon bracelets. I picked myself up one that read, “Solo chi sogna puรฒ volare…โ€ which means, “Only those who dream can fly…” โœจ Volare amores!

 

We Celebrated Elyssa’s Birthday!

On Tuesday we celebrated Elyssa’s birthday! ๐Ÿฅณ It was actually in August and this photo was actually from last night, but our schedules have been all over the map for the past few months so finally on Tuesday we R&R’d and had facials at Hotel de Russie ๐Ÿ’› It was so lovely spending this quality time with my girls ๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™€๏ธโœจ

Manifest Miracles

This week I published my 4th book: MANIFEST MIRACLES! ๐Ÿ˜„ It is the Ultimate Guidebook for the Law of Attraction. I am so excited to finally share this project with you as I truly believe it holds the keys to help you manifest your dreams. Within the book are all of the exercises I used and use on a regular basis to attract all that I have in my life now in Italyย ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผโœจย I hope you enjoy it!ย 

 

#WelcomeToTheExceptional

So last night was a dream ๐Ÿ˜โœจ I had so much fun with Elyssa and Joanne. You can watch all the magic on my Instagram Story highlights, but basically it was something straight out of The Great Gatsby! โœจ Trust Elyssa to always know the BEST places & happenings in the city! Nobody does #Grande like Roma ๐Ÿ’›

xx Zo

Five Things Friday: January 18th, 2019

Hi Friends,

I hope you have had a wonderful week! ๐Ÿ˜Š Here are my highlights from the beautiful land of Italia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นโœจ

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Palazzo Spada

On Saturday Elyssa and I visited Palazzo Spada and it was mind-blowing! ๐Ÿคฏ Of course, I am always left in awe of what the Italians were capable of, but the art and architecture within this Palazzo is not to be missed! I have highlighted the experience on my Instagram so be sure to check it out if you haven’t yet ๐ŸŽจโœจ

 

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Inspiration from Jana

I had such an uplifting conversation with my friend Jana this past Sunday ๐Ÿ˜Š We chatted for about an hour and a half on Skype and it super-charged me for the whole week ahead! Don’t you just love it when great conversations with good people do that? It’s like fuelling yourself up at the gas station ๐Ÿš€ Jana also inspired me with a new pasta sauce idea – hummus! I created the dish above with hummus, fresh lemon juice, lemon zest and peperoncino, it was delicious! ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿณ

 

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New Friends

This week I definitely made some life-long friends ๐Ÿ’› I met Dorothy and Victoria through my Instagram tour on Airbnb and we just clicked! We met up a few more times to explore throughout the week and had so much fun! ๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™€๏ธ I am so grateful for these ladies and all the uplighting conversations and inspiration they have given me ๐Ÿค— Until we meet again!

 

A Day in Bologna, Italy!

Elyssa and I got up to more adventures this week! ๐Ÿ˜„ On Thursday we decided to take a day trip to Bologna and we were blessed with the perfect weather for the occasion โ˜€๏ธ We didn’t create too much of a plan before going, but it is often that spontaneous adventures are the best adventures and this was the case for this day. I am excited to share this special day with you soon in an upcoming Travel Diary this week ๐ŸŒŽ

 

The Present and The Future

The more and more that I am choosing to actively live in the present moment the more I am finding myself not only fulfilled, but feeling extra optimistic about what is ahead of me. As I have been foreshadowing, there is a big change coming in my life, but it is one I am feeling more and more ready for each day ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ If you find yourself ever feeling anxious about the future, try to focus on feeling happy in the NOW. This could be as simple as making yourself a nice cup of tea and reading a book. The gift of life is ours to enjoy.

xx Zoย 

Five Things Friday: January 11th, 2019

Hi Friends!

I hope you have all had an amazing weekย  ๐Ÿ˜ŠHere are my highlights from Rome:

Speaking from my Soul

This week I have been incredibly inspired with my YouTube channel. I have made the intention that from now on I am going to speak only from my heart – not to say I wasn’t before, but the content I will be creating from now on be solely what I feel inspired about in the moment – content that helps people. I already have 3 videos up and scheduled for next week. I haven’t been this excited for my own content in a very long time! I hope you tune in โœจ

 

Winter in Rome

Winter in Rome is beautiful. The skies have been blue and the sights have been inspiring โœจ I’m so grateful to experience this magic every day. It’s been especially fun enjoying it rollar-blading along the Tiber!

 

Taking Care of my Body

This week has been a beautiful one for self-care ๐ŸŒป Initially I felt a bit guilty for not setting an alarm in the mornings and taking extra time to prepare food for myself, but as the week went on I realized how rejuvenating it has been for me. I have missed this loving “me-time” while I have been travelling and seemingly moving from one thing to the next non-stop… I’m practicing living in the present. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

 

Vipassana

I have officially filled out and sent in my application for Vipassana AND have been accepted! What a thrilling start to the year this has been. If you are not sure what I am meaning by this, check out my 2019 Goals video! ๐Ÿ˜Šโœจ

 

An Exciting Project

I have been working away for the past few months on an exciting secret project. I will be launching it sometime in the next two weeks and I couldn’t be more thrilled to see this vision come to fruition – I think you’re going to love it too!! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’›

xx Zo

Five Things Friday: January 4th 2019

Happy 2019 my beautiful friends!

I hope this year is off to a great start for you ๐Ÿ˜ŠHere are the highlights from my week in bella Roma:

Shooting with Aaron Cowen

I met Aaron this week through the Instagram Tour I offer through Airbnb. Aaron is an amazing photographer from Florida and did a couple of shoots with me! I am excited to show you guys the photos ๐Ÿ˜Š I am very grateful to have met a new friend, and a very talented one at that! For more of Aaron’s work check out his Instagram.

 

Salute Amores!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! ๐ŸŽ‰ I had the most fabulous ring in at Zuma with Anastasiya. We had so much fun getting ready (as we always do), having Instagram takeovers for the night (you can check this out on my highlights) and watching the beautiful fireworks over Rome ๐ŸŽ†ย She styled me in such a beautiful dress! I have such an amazing feeling about 2019. How about you guys?

 

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Blue Skies in Rome

The weather has been absolutely perfect this past week in Rome โ˜€๏ธ Blue skies, sunshine and that beautiful, crisp, fresh air ๐Ÿƒ I hope it sticks around for a while longer ๐Ÿ˜

 

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Journals & Juice

Being back home in Rome has been so nice and cozy. I have been actively journaling my dreams and goals each day in my new journal from Elyssa ๐Ÿ’› How pretty is it? I have also been making my specialty green juices each morning and I’m feeling fantastic ๐Ÿ”‹

 

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Skating Along the Tiber

Back to Rome also means back to my blades! ๐Ÿคฉ I have been enjoying rollerblading along the Tiber River… When you have fun every day, everyday is fun ๐Ÿ˜‰๐ŸŽ‰

xx Zo

Five Things Friday: December 28

Happy Holidays Friends!

It’s been a beautiful week celebrating Christmas in Denmark with my family โค๏ธ

ร†bleskiver

Have you ever tried them!? They are absolutely delicious and very nostalgic for me as my Bedstemor would make them for us as children ๐Ÿง’๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿผ

 

Poulsen Family!

My cousins!!!! Vivi, Mikkel & Brian ๐Ÿ˜„ I have had such a wonderful week with them. I can’t believe how grown up we are now… I first met them when I was 10 years old! They came to visit Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ & we had such a memorable Summer together. I am so happy I have had the chance to visit them, more so that I have been living on this side of the pond โค๏ธ

 

Christmas Walk

It is tradition that on Christmas in Denmark we take a family walk ๐Ÿ˜Š My family lives on a beautiful farm full of rolling green hills and forest ๐ŸŒฒ๐Ÿ‚ The air here was so fresh and crisp and I am so grateful to have spent this quality time in nature with loved ones โค๏ธ

 

My Brothers

These are my silly brothers Cale and Drake ๐Ÿ˜‹ We had a fun little FaceTime on Christmas where we discussed Drake and my cousin Kole’s shenanigans from the night before Christmas! ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ˜ They’re funny. I can’t wait to spend more time with them again very soon!

 

Homa in Roma

Yesterday I arrived back home in Rome to this stunning tree! ๐ŸŽ„โœจ Well done Nanuchka ๐Ÿค— We decorated the tree with my Danish candles in the evening and wow, look how beautiful it was! ๐Ÿ•ฏ I’m not ready to say goodbye to Christmas just yet! ๐Ÿ™Š How about you?

xx Zo

Five Things Friday: December 21

Hi Friends!

Today I am writing you from bella Roma. It has been an amazing week from Toronto to la cittร  eterna โœจ Here are the highlights:

Saturday Night with Nic

How delicious does this Ramen look? ๐Ÿœ Little do you know Nic is wearing matching socks ๐Ÿ˜œย and she actually has an amazing foodie instagram account! Check her captures out here. We had such a good time on Saturday night catching up over dinner and watching Fantastic Beasts. Simplicity is bliss!

 

Winter Solstice Workshop

On Sunday I attended a Winter Solstice workshop through the shop Kamomile in the beaches of Toronto. This was a gift from my beautiful friend Manesha ๐Ÿ˜Š I had such a wonderful time learning how to take advantage of this special day of the year – spiritually, emotionally, physically, etc. This is the day and time to let go of what hasn’t served us in 2018 and bring forth the light in 2019. Get your sage out! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐ŸŒฟ Happy Winter Solstice!

 

High Tea with Mane!

On Monday afternoon my beautiful soul sister Manesha and I enjoyed High Tea at the Windsor Arms Hotel in Toronto ๐Ÿต The decor and ambiance was absolutely stunning and it definitely felt like we had to have been in London somewhere โœจ Have you ever had High Tea?

 

Rome!

It’s been nothing but smiles and laughter since I got back to Rome โค๏ธ This city and it’s energy is extra beautiful this time of year and I am so happy to be able to share it with you (there’s lots of photos and videos of the lights being shared through Instagram) ๐ŸŽ„ More to come in a Zoey’s Diary video very shortly ๐Ÿ˜˜

 

Wishes

I’m back ๐Ÿ’› and ready for the best year yet. That means new wishes – I’m currently letting them all brew until 2019 is officially here, then the coins go in! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Are you working on your wishes and intentions for the new year?

xx Zo

Five Things Friday: December 14

Hi Friends,

From Vancouver to Toronto here are the highlights of this incredible week! ๐Ÿ˜„

Big Smiles in Vancity

These girls are incredible. I had so much during my time in Vancouver thanks to these beautiful souls ๐Ÿ˜Š thanks for all the heart-to-hearts and memories. โค๏ธSee you soon.

 

Charlie!

How cute is this little Amore? This is little Char, you have definitely seen her on my blog before, definitely on my Instagram and even in a couple of YouTube videos. She is one of my favourite dogs I have ever met and always puts such a big smile on my face ๐Ÿ˜Š I hope one day I can get a dog as special as her.

 

A Perfect Birthday

My Birthday was perfect! Truly I could not imagine a better day than what it was – I actually spent it with you guys in a vlog ๐Ÿ™‚ you can check it out here. When I pictured my birthday in Fall I just imagined I would get to go ice skating outside and guess what? It manifested ๐Ÿ˜Šโœจ Special thanks to my amazing friend Nicole for ice skating with me (even though she is not a fan). Girl, you slayed – boots in parka and all!ย 

 

Setting Intentions

This 2 month solo trip I have been on has really helped me carve out what I want 2019 to look like for myself. It’s going to be a big year, full of big changes, but I couldn’t be happier than for what’s to come. Let’s go 27! ๐Ÿฅณ

 

Laughter, Smiles & Nostalgia

This is a photo of an old letter to Santa my Dad found and sent me this week. I found it hilarious and I think you will too ๐Ÿ˜

Happy Holidays Everyone ๐Ÿ˜Š

xx Zo

Five Things Friday: December 7

Hi Friends,

It’s been a beautiful week in British Columbia ๐Ÿ˜Šfrom my home of Vancouver Island ๐Ÿž to the city of Vancouver ๐Ÿ™ here are the highlights:

Van Isle

It felt so good to be home. Vancouver Island is such a special place, fresh air, ocean, mountains, so much nature ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฒ I definitely appreciate the island more and more as I get older. I am so blessed to have grown up in one of the most beautiful places in the world. ๐ŸŒŽ Have you ever been?

 

Spa Day at Tigh Na Mara

On Saturday Mikaela, Jenn and I had a girls spa day at Tigh Na Mara in Parksville ๐Ÿง–๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ it was just what we all needed: quality time to catch up and pure relaxation ๐Ÿ’†๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ We decided to do this because all of our birthdays fall across this quarter of the year and because we won’t all be in the same place to celebrate we thought why not plan a spa day!? ๐ŸŽ‰ I treated myself to an illuminating facial and it was one of the best I have ever had! ๐Ÿ˜Šโœจ

 

My Sister Jenn!

Jenn and I first became friends when I was 20. I was coming back from my solo Eurotrip and was without a roommate, luckily a little workplace called Cactus Club Cafe brought us together! We quickly grew into sisters through the year and have been just as close ever since! I’m so grateful to have spent quality time with her this week ๐Ÿ˜Š We did some winter clothes shopping, had some delicious lunches and chilled out in our PJs drinking tea and watching Gossip Girl ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ You can follow along on Jenn’s adventures through her blog and Instagram.

 

VanCity Adventures

So I’m back in Vancouver and I couldn’t be happier about it! The sun is out and so is the Christmas spirit ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽ„ I’m so excited to spend my birthday weekend here with these amazing girls!

 

WeWork

WeWork has definitely been one of my highlights from North America – I know they have them all over, but I just haven’t had the chance to visit one yet! My amazing friend Julie has brought me along to WeWork with her for a few days now and it has proven to be so productive and inspiring for me. For those of you who don’t know WeWork is a co-working office, so it has everything from free almond milk lattes to great new friends! โ˜•๏ธ

xx Zo

Five Things Friday: November 30

Hi Friends,

It’s been a beautiful and very fulfilling week for me from the Caribbean back home to Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Here are the highlights:

Goodbye Caribbean! โ˜€๏ธ

On Sunday we said good-bye to Punta Cana (you can watch the Travel Diary here) ๐ŸŒด It was a wonderful holiday and I am so grateful to have had such special quality time with my family after not seeing them for almost a year. I think we need to do this trip every year! ๐Ÿ˜‹

 

Dinner with my little brother

On Wednesday night we had dinner with my little brother Drake! We first went to check out his new condo (which is gorgeous, well done bro! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ) then we went to one of my favourite restaurants in Nanaimo: Firehouse Grill. They have some amazing veggie sushi options btw ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒฑ

 

Goddess Provisions Box

This week I inboxed an amazing package from Goddess Provisions! I filmed the unboxing in my latest Zoey’s Diary video if you wish to see more ๐Ÿ˜‰ Basically this box was a self/care paradise! Goddess Provisions is actually a monthly subscription and I am looking forward to unboxing more in the future! This could be an excellent Christmas gift idea ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

 

Hometown Feels

How beautiful is my Bedstemor’s Christmas tree!? ๐Ÿ˜ It is always my favourite Christmas tree because it is full of family memories. I wish I could be with my family this Christmas ๐Ÿ˜” but I am happy to report I still got to experience some of the magic while I was here! ๐ŸŽ„

 

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Cards with Bedstemor

I’ve been having coffee and playing cards with my Bedstemor every day this week and my heart is so full โค๏ธ I’ve missed her so much. I’ll be back soon.

xx Zo