I hope you are all having a fantastic May so far ☀️ I took a week off of blogging to catch up with my life – Moving in is a big job! However I am happy to report everything has been going so well and I’m feeling fantastic. Here are some of the highlights from the last two weeks:
It’s official! I’m “adulting!” 😄 I officially moved into my dream condo on my own and have been loving the process of settling and hand-picking everything to go inside. I have tons to share and plan on creating more than a couple of videos on the process of my sanctuary coming together so watch out for them on YouTube. 😉
The sun came out last Sunday and I spent the day out-and-about with my friend Steph in the morning and Nicole in the afternoon ☀️ It was so great catching up with my friends and of course showing them my new place! This had been and has been the only day of solid sun since I arrived in Toronto so, please, send me all of your positive sunshine thoughts! I would love to manifest some! ☀️✨
My First Coaching Program!
This past week in my April Favourites video I launched my very first 3-month coaching program called Supercharged Summer! 😄🙌🏼 I can’t wait to get started. If Life Coaching is something you’re interested in and would like to work 1:1 with me, please don’t hesitate to reach out via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the love of Plants!
My amazing friend and Herbalist, Manesha has introduced a whole new world to me – PLANTS! 🌿 I have become slightly obsessed, but can happily report I have some beautiful, abundant greens in my new abode 🏡 I’ve named them all and can’t wait to show you more!
I’ve been extra conscious about what I have been adding into my space, seeing as how I am furnishing a place from only living out of suitcases for the past 3 years 🧳 It’s been an exciting process full of research and learning, but I am happy to report I have a lot of eco-friendly introductions and swaps happening 🌱 Above is a root brush which is my dish scrubbie 💦 It works amazing and lasts a very long time! More to come.
I am back! If you haven’t checked in with me on YouTube or Instagram, I was away in Joshua Tree at a meditation retreat for 11 days – it was incredible! 🧘🏼♀️✨ More on the experience below:
Vipassana was an incredible experience for me. The 10 days I spent away in silence was truly life-changing in the most positive way. If you haven’t caught my latest YouTube video I talk more about what the experience brought me in terms of self-awareness. I am grateful to have attended in one of the most beautiful places I have ever been, Joshua Tree (Southern California) 🌵☀️ Waking up each day in the desert amongst the bloom was one of the most memorable experiences I have ever had with nature 🙏🏼🌿 I am so grateful for the gift of my life and how many beautiful experiences I have had so far. I left beaming (and still am) with excitement of what the future holds…
Coffee Shops & Cuddles
This is Roba. I fell in love with her at a coffee shop in San Diego this past week ❤️ She is actually a rescue! Gabby and I spent this morning at Hawthorn Coffee working away. There’s just something about coffee shops with good vibes and good company that make for a perfect day… Simplicity is bliss.
Hiking Blooming Canyons
How beautiful is the Spring bloom? ☀️ I am so lucky to have experiences it in both San Diego and the desert 🌼🌵 Our world is such a beautiful place. Consider this is your reminder to get outside in nature this week (if you can!) and if not, at least find a good park to eat lunch in or go for a gratitude walk. It will do wonders for you!
It was sad to say goodbye to Gabby and her roommates this week 😔 I always have the greatest times with all of them! 💛 If I hadn’t signed a lease in Toronto I probably would have missed my flight and moved in with them… Seriously. I am so lucky to have such amazing friends from all over the world. Here’s to more adventures together all over the globe!
And so it begins… My next chapter in Toronto. Where will it lead? To ABUNDANCE of course!!! 😃 I am feeling very optimistic and excited to share my life with you as it unfolds. Any predictions?
I hope you’re having an amazing day. I have so great highlights to share with you from Vancouver to sunny San Diego ☀️ So, let’s get started! 😉
Every time I go to VanCity I always have the best time with the girls 😊 Catching up on life, enjoying delicious food and getting outside in the fresh air 🏔 it’s never a dull moment ✨
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 sunshine 😄 Basically this photo with my sister Gabby sums it up! Infinite laughter and life chats 💛 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! ☀️ Colomba and I have been rollerblading from Mission Beach all the way to La Jolla almost every day 🌴 The views and the fresh, ocean air have been incredible. What a feeling!
This week I went thrifting for the first time in many years! 👖 You can actually check out the experience on Liz’s vlog 🎥 The girls helped me find some amazing summer finds, including this awesome vintage Levi’s skirt. I feel Summer-ready now 😎☀️
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! 🧘🏼♀️ 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 😊🙌🏼 #HealHarder
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I am so grateful to tell you it has truly been a life-changing week ❤️ Let’s get started:
Life Coaching Weekend
As I mentioned last week I began my life coaching certification program on Friday. After completing the 30 hour weekend I feel like a new person 😊🙏🏼 I can’t wait to work with more and more people to change their lives. If you are interested in life-coaching I am currently taking on new clients and would love to hear from you! For serious inquiries on stepping up to the plate for a radical life change send me an email: Zoey.Arielle.Vlogs@gmail.com.
I landed my DREAM Apartment
I have been riding on a serious high. I am beyond thrilled to tell you I managed to manifest my dream apartment in Toronto 😊✨ I can’t wait to show it to you and of course film tons of amazing content there! Everything is falling into place so beautifully.
Ignite Your Light
This past week I was featured on my amazing friend Riley’s Podcast “Ignite Your Light.” This was a wonderful interview and I am so grateful to have been featured on her platform 😊 The interview was on the topics of organically growing your audience, staying authentic and landing and managing sponsorships 👩🏼💻 Click here to check it out on iTunes or Spotify.
Five Crowns & Coffee
I spent a couple days of quality time with the family this week. I had some great times with my Bedstemor playing our favourite card game Five Crowns and enjoying morning coffee together 👵🏻👱🏼♀️☕️
Sister Time with Jenn!
I had some short, but always so sweet time with Jenn this week. You guys have definitely met her before 😊 (and you will again soon in an upcoming episode of Zoey’s Diary). Jenn is sunshine in the human form and we always have the best of times talking about life and being silly together 👯♀️ Can’t wait to see her again soon!
I hope you’ve all had a fantastic week! Here are my updates from Canada 😊
What better way to get over jet-lag than to visit the Spa? 😛 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! 🇮🇹 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. 🧖🏼♀️
Meika and I went for a hike on Sunday to a beautiful lookout over my hometown 🏔 There was a lot of snow up the mountain so this made for an event greater adventure than we planned for 😝but overall it was a great day, full of fresh air and views.
This week we are celebrating two very special birthdays in my family 🥳 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!
On Wednesday my Dad and I went skiing up Mount Washington to celebrate his birthday! 🥳 The conditions were incredible ☀️ I’ve been coming up this mountain since I was a little girl – it’s where I originally learned to ski and snowboard ⛷ I’ve missed skiing so much so I’m glad we made time for this!
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 😛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. 😉
I hope you have all had an amazing week 😊 Here are my highlights from Lazio ☀️
Back on my Blades!
Sunshine in the city meant perfect weather for rollar-blading ☀️ The lungotevere had been cleared of the mud that was left behind after the rain flooded the paths, so I was happy to be back down there beside the water, blading around freely 🙌🏼
Winter Light in Rome
The Winter light in Rome, I believe, is perhaps the most beautiful. It is light and airy-looking and makes for the most beautiful photos 📸 We’ve been blessed with warm sunshine this week, which has the city feeling more like Spring, but Winter is still here saying her last good-byes.
On Thursday Elyssa and I took one of famous day trips, this time to Santa Marinella 🌴☀️ Santa Marinella is a small beach town an hour by train from Rome – I just love this little seaside town! I first visited SM in my first couple of weeks of moving to Rome. I went for a beach day in September with my first friends in Rome who were American students studying architecture. I remember laying on the beach looking up at the palm trees, swimming the sea, eating peaches from the market and just knowing this was about to be the most incredible chapter of my life… And so it was.
Adventures with Elyssa!
Elyssa and I always seem to manifest the most perfect days together – I believe this is because we never make a serious plan and we just go with the flow. I am so grateful for her. Stay tuned for upcoming videos on her channel as well as mine! 😊👌🏼
Freedom, Bliss, Peace & Excitement
I’m going through the motions… You’ll know why very soon. Overall these days my heart has been filled with so much gratitude it could burst. I have never been at such a beautiful peace within myself… I don’t really know what else to really say about this, but I guess the word is alignment. I feel aligned with my path more than I ever have before. It’s a beautiful thing 😊
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 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 😉
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.
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! 🤗💛
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 👯♀️✨
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!
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 💛
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. 🙏🏼
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!! 🙏🏼💛
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.
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?
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 😍
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 🔋
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 😉🎉