Five Things Friday: February 8th, 2019

Hi Friends!

It’s been such a sunny week in Roma full of abundance ☀️ Here are the highlights:

Happy Chinese New Year!

This week was not only the new moon, but also the Chinese New Year! ❤️ For me, the energies have been incredible, allowing for clear intentions, inspiration and positivity running on high! I have the sunshine to thank for this too, of course ☀️

Savvy Stopped By

On Monday my amazing friend Savannah arrived in Roma! ☀️ We had such a fun visit together – exploring Roma, taking lots of photos, eating incredible pasta and filming a 5-part series for YouTube that will be starting on Sunday! Stay tuned 😍

Zumaaaaa

On Monday night we got together with Sofie and her friend Steph who was also visiting Roma the same time as Sav. We had some great conversations and catch ups as well as some super-cool cocktails. If you’re looking for a good place to try some mixology in Roma, Zuma is always on point.

Evenings in Roma

Clear skies and sunshine has allowed for some great sunsets over Rome this week 💛 Overlooking the Eternal City as the sun goes down always fills my heart and is something everyone should experience. This photo was taken at the top of the Spanish Steps.

Admiring Roma

Yesterday I was hosting one of my Airbnb Instagram tours and we were lucky enough to notice no lineup outside of the Pantheon so of course we had to go inside! 🤩 This building always blows my mind – over 2000 years old and still breathtaking with it’s beauty. The only question is… How did they build it? Or is the question, “Who?” 👽😋

xx Zo

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Five Things Friday: February 1st, 2019

Hi Friends!

Happy February ♥️ 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 😋… but who is counting? 🤣 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! 😍 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! 🙌🏼 I can’t wait to show the finish products with you all because I know they are going to be so special 😊

 

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… 💛✨

 

Pasta, Prosecco & Shane with Sof

Sofie and I had a really fun girls night this week 💃🏽💃🏼 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 💛 PS. We didn’t take photos only videos so this is a screenshot – for the real fun you should be following along on Instagram 😉

 

New Friends

From Tuesday’s shoot I also met some amazing new friends in the city 😊 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

Five Things Friday: January 25th, 2019

Hi Friends!

I hope you have had an incredible week so far 😊 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! 🤗💛

 

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! ⭐️ 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 può volare…” which means, “Only those who dream can fly…” ✨ Volare amores!

 

We Celebrated Elyssa’s Birthday!

On Tuesday we celebrated Elyssa’s birthday! 🥳 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 💛 It was so lovely spending this quality time with my girls 👯‍♀️✨

Manifest Miracles

This week I published my 4th book: MANIFEST MIRACLES! 😄 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 Italy 🙏🏼✨ I hope you enjoy it! 

 

#WelcomeToTheExceptional

So last night was a dream 😍✨ 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! ✨ Trust Elyssa to always know the BEST places & happenings in the city! Nobody does #Grande like Roma 💛

xx Zo

Five Things Friday: January 18th, 2019

Hi Friends,

I hope you have had a wonderful week! 😊 Here are my highlights from the beautiful land of Italia 🇮🇹✨

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Palazzo Spada

On Saturday Elyssa and I visited Palazzo Spada and it was mind-blowing! 🤯 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 🎨✨

 

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Inspiration from Jana

I had such an uplifting conversation with my friend Jana this past Sunday 😊 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 🚀 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! 👩🏼‍🍳

 

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New Friends

This week I definitely made some life-long friends 💛 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! 👯‍♀️ I am so grateful for these ladies and all the uplighting conversations and inspiration they have given me 🤗 Until we meet again!

 

A Day in Bologna, Italy!

Elyssa and I got up to more adventures this week! 😄 On Thursday we decided to take a day trip to Bologna and we were blessed with the perfect weather for the occasion ☀️ 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 🌎

 

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 🙏🏼 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 Zo 

Five Things Friday: January 11th, 2019

Hi Friends!

I hope you have all had an amazing week  😊Here 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

 

Winter in Rome

Winter in Rome is beautiful. The skies have been blue and the sights have been inspiring ✨ 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 🌻 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. 🙏🏼

 

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! 😊✨

 

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!! 🙏🏼💛

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 😊Here 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 😊 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! 🎉 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 🎆 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 ☀️ Blue skies, sunshine and that beautiful, crisp, fresh air 🍃 I hope it sticks around for a while longer 😍

 

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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 💛 How pretty is it? I have also been making my specialty green juices each morning and I’m feeling fantastic 🔋

 

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Skating Along the Tiber

Back to Rome also means back to my blades! 🤩 I have been enjoying rollerblading along the Tiber River… When you have fun every day, everyday is fun 😉🎉

xx Zo

Five Things Friday: December 28

Happy Holidays Friends!

It’s been a beautiful week celebrating Christmas in Denmark with my family ❤️

Æbleskiver

Have you ever tried them!? They are absolutely delicious and very nostalgic for me as my Bedstemor would make them for us as children 🧒🏼👧🏼

 

Poulsen Family!

My cousins!!!! Vivi, Mikkel & Brian 😄 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 🇨🇦 & 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 ❤️

 

Christmas Walk

It is tradition that on Christmas in Denmark we take a family walk 😊 My family lives on a beautiful farm full of rolling green hills and forest 🌲🍂 The air here was so fresh and crisp and I am so grateful to have spent this quality time in nature with loved ones ❤️

 

My Brothers

These are my silly brothers Cale and Drake 😋 We had a fun little FaceTime on Christmas where we discussed Drake and my cousin Kole’s shenanigans from the night before Christmas! 🎄😝 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! 🎄✨ Well done Nanuchka 🤗 We decorated the tree with my Danish candles in the evening and wow, look how beautiful it was! 🕯 I’m not ready to say goodbye to Christmas just yet! 🙊 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 città eterna ✨ Here are the highlights:

Saturday Night with Nic

How delicious does this Ramen look? 🍜 Little do you know Nic is wearing matching socks 😜 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 😊 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! 😉🌿 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 🍵 The decor and ambiance was absolutely stunning and it definitely felt like we had to have been in London somewhere ✨ Have you ever had High Tea?

 

Rome!

It’s been nothing but smiles and laughter since I got back to Rome ❤️ 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) 🎄 More to come in a Zoey’s Diary video very shortly 😘

 

Wishes

I’m back 💛 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! 😉 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! 😄

Big Smiles in Vancity

These girls are incredible. I had so much during my time in Vancouver thanks to these beautiful souls 😊 thanks for all the heart-to-hearts and memories. ❤️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 😊 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 🙂 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 😊✨ 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! 

 

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! 🥳

 

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 😝

Happy Holidays Everyone 😊

xx Zo

Five Things Friday: December 7

Hi Friends,

It’s been a beautiful week in British Columbia 😊from my home of Vancouver Island 🏞 to the city of Vancouver 🏙 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 🌿🌲 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. 🌎 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 🧖🏼‍♀️ it was just what we all needed: quality time to catch up and pure relaxation 💆🏼‍♀️ 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!? 🎉 I treated myself to an illuminating facial and it was one of the best I have ever had! 😊✨

 

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 😊 We did some winter clothes shopping, had some delicious lunches and chilled out in our PJs drinking tea and watching Gossip Girl 😋🙌🏽 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 😍🎄 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! ☕️

xx Zo