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 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 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: 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

Five Things Friday: November 9

Hi Friends! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Today I am writing you from beautiful BC ๐Ÿ”โ˜€๏ธ it’s been an incredible week here and I’m not just talking about the weather! Here are the highlights:

I Started Life-Coaching

YES! My dream is starting to come to fruition ๐Ÿ˜Š In the past few weeks I have made an active effort to let go of the things that no longer serve me and/or that no longer align with me. This is well-known to happen after the experience of Ayahuasca, but regardless my decisions of closing doors has allowed grande ones to open up in front of me. An example of this has been my ongoing desire to start coaching. In the past 2 weeks I have manifested two clients and I couldn’t be happier doing what I love: inspiring people to live their best lives and achieve their dreams ๐Ÿคฉ If you’re interested in my coaching packages, feel free to email me: zoey.arielle.vlogs@gmail.com.

Hello VanCity!

How stunning is this view from Coal Harbour in Vancouver? โœจ I have been so lucky to have such gorgeous weather this week and to be surrounded by such beautiful people. This trip has been everything I’ve needed it to be and more ๐Ÿ’™ Thank you for inspiring me VanCity!

This Little Amore

This is Charlie! ๐Ÿค— She has been keeping me company this week while my friends have been at work. She is such a sweetheart – I have officially added “Get a dog” to my 2019 list of goals.

Cities in Autumn

I don’t know if there is a more charming time of year than autumn. When the air is crisp and the leaves are vibrant I always feel so refreshed and ambitious ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‚ Big changes are happening and big changes are on their way… โœจ

These Girls

This is Julie! ๐Ÿ˜Š She is one of four (five if you include little Charlie ๐Ÿถ) that I have been spending the week with here in Vancouver. Every time I am with this group of girls we always have the most incredible times and conversations. I am so lucky to be blessed with such beautiful people in my life inside & out โค๏ธ There isn’t a picture of all of us together because we were having too much fun living in the moment, but I promise to capture them soon ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ“ธ

xx Zo

Five Things Friday: November 2

Hola Amigos ๐Ÿ˜Š

Today I am writing you from sunny Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica. I have had an incredible week volunteering with Latin America Sea Turtles / SEE Turtles and I can’t wait to share it with you! Here are the highlights:

Pura Vida ๐ŸŒด

Costa Rica is full of some of the kindest people I have ever met while travelling. Costa Ricans use the phrase “Pura Vida” to greet each other and say everything’s great in life. The translation directly means “pure life” or “simple life.” โ˜€๏ธ I think it is so beautiful as it represents the country so well. I am feeling so fulfilled and rejuvenated ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’›

 

SEE Turtles ๐Ÿข

I am so happy to have fulfilled one of my 2018 goals this past week and that was to volunteer with sea turtles. I not only wanted to raise money for the cause (which you can help by clicking here), but I wanted to give back through my own time an energy. In turn this trip has been one of the most rewarding I have ever taken. I only wish I had taken the time to explore volunteer trips sooner! If you are interested in volunteering with sea turtles then check out SEE Turtles – they offer rewarding trips in stunning locations all over the world ๐Ÿขโค๏ธ๐ŸŒด

 

We spotted a SLOTH!

Turtles aren’t the only wildlife I have been hanging out with this week, we actually spotted a sloth in the wild ๐Ÿ˜ฎ how incredible! And cute ๐Ÿ˜Š Costa Rica is full of animals and it will be a miracle if I don’t return home with one… ๐Ÿ˜‹

 

A Plastic Ocean

As part of the volunteer program this week we watched the documentary “A Plastic Ocean” which was extremely well-done. Through this documentary I have been inspired even more to take care of our beaches, water and to eliminate my plastic waste as a human, and of course continue a vegan diet. I highly recommend watching this documentary to anyone any everyone. It is so powerful when we open our eyes to the problems our behaviours have caused in this world ๐ŸŒŽ in this way and this way only can we be inspired to make positive change. I am happy to report part of the volunteer duties this week has been beach-cleans. I know this is something I will partake in even if I am not on a volunteer project. โค๏ธ

 

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#ZOVEMBER is here!

This week on November 1st, 2018 the second annual #Zovember series has started on my YouTube channel! ๐Ÿ˜„ This is my yearly challenge of posting 1 video per day for 30 days. This year’s theme can be found in my Welcome to #Zovember video – check it out here!

xx Zo

 

PS I am raising money for SEE Turtle’s Billion Baby Turtles Campaign. My goal is to raise $2,500 by the end of 2018. Every little bit counts as $1 can save up to 5 turtle hatchlings ๐Ÿข โค๏ธ Click here for more information on how you can contribute.

Five Things Friday: October 26

Hi Friends,

My apologies on the delay in this week’s #FiveThingsFriday. I have taken the week to do a lot of self-reflection at Rythmia Life Advancement Center in Costa Rica. I felt like I needed to take some time offline, so that is why I haven’t posted much on social media. However, I am back! Still in Costa Rica, but ready and refreshed to get writing and posting again ๐Ÿ˜Šย Here are the highlights from my incredible week:

 

A night in Panama City

I spent Saturday night in a very funky hotel in Panama City called Riande Granada Urban Hotel. I booked this pretty last minute on hoteltonight.com and was impressed. I had a 24 hour layover I wanted to be comfortable and allow myself some space to collect myself before I was to be spending an intense week in Costa Rica – so it was perfect. I treated myself to a nice vegan dinner at The Loving Hut (highly recommend it) ๐ŸŒฟ and then spent the evening in my hotel room watching the finale of Shane Dawson’s latest series ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿ’ป I definitely need to check myself in for a cozy night at a hotel more often! It was perfect for some much needed me-time and it set the tone for the rest of the week.

 

Welcome to Rythmia

Honestly before arriving to Rythmia I had tons of thoughts running through my head and tons of emotions running through my body… I knew the week ahead of me would be challenging, but little did I know at the time it would become one of the best weeks of my life this far. I can’t wait to share more of my experiences with you in #Zovember (30 videos in 30 days on my YouTube channel).

 

The Journey Within

For those of you who don’t know what I was specifically up to at Rythmia it was a lot of yoga, meditation, breathwork and plant medicine ๐ŸŒฟ I had the life-changing opportunity of partaking in 4 Ayahuasca ceremonies with Shaman from all over the world ๐ŸŒŽ Ayahuasca is an ancient plant medicine from the Amazon jungle that has been used for over 5000 years to heal people: mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. It gives one the opportunity to travel within the deepest parts of their mind, body and soul to allow great healing and soul-reconnection ๐ŸŒป I took the journey within and it worked. If you are curious about Ayahuasca, I recommend the free documentary The Reality of Truth with Michelle Rodriguez or the book Sh!t The Moon Said by Gerard Armond Powell.

 

Facing Yourself

It takes great bravery to face yourself and this is one of the greatest lessons I learned this week at Rythmia. Ayahuasca allows you to face your greatest fears and blocks right in the face – and let me tell you is that ever frightening ๐Ÿ˜ซbut the storms I faced always passed, and what is now left of those blocks and limiting beliefs is only a distant memory of what once was. The darkness and negative thought-processes that I once had, even just one week ago, no longer exist in my mind. I realized this week how brave I really am and that is something no one can take from me, not even my own mind.

 

Hugs & Holding Hands

It has been many years since I have been in a relationship or living near my family… so in that way I haven’t had many moments of long hugs or hand-holding. This is something you don’t realize you need until you have a really bad day, or unless you are in a safe enough space where this becomes a normality. This week at Rythmia I made up for my lost time, there were a lot of healing hugs and in times of need, I had loving hands to hold. I am so grateful for all of my new friends that so quickly became my family ๐Ÿ’›

xx Zo

Five Things Friday: October 12

Happy Friday Friends ๐Ÿ˜Š

I hope it has been an amazing week for you! Here are my highlights from lovely Lazio:

Afternoon with Elyssa!

I spent Saturday afternoon with Elyssa! ๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™€๏ธ We had a delicious vegan lunch at Cul de Sac near Piazza Navona and then checked out the piazza post-showers for some photography ๐Ÿ“ธ The puddles made for some beautiful captures which were visible on my InstaStory – Are you following along? ๐Ÿ˜‰

I will miss you Roma

This was my last week in Roma for almost 2 months. Every time I am about to leave Rome starts to look even more beautiful (if that’s possible) and some “FOMO” starts to kick in ๐Ÿ˜œ I know amazing adventures await me on the other side though ๐Ÿ’› I can’t wait to see my family.ย ๐Ÿ˜Š

The Garden of Ninfa

On Sunday I visited the beautiful Garden of Ninfa with my friend Diego. Diego is actually a Patreon of mine, so it was so great to finally meet in person and enjoy such a lovely day together! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒป The Garden of Ninfa is such a unique place; Its very special microclimate allows for EVERYTHING to grow ๐ŸŒฑ Throughout the Garden you can spot plants, flowers and trees from all over the world ๐ŸŒ They can also grow up to 3x their size! How magically incredible! For photos and facts from the Garden of Ninfa you can check out my Instagram Stories.

Rooftops with my Girls

What more could I ask for than an evening with these ladies watching the sunset over Rome? ๐Ÿงก Ci vediamo presto amores!

Good Vibrations!

As I mentioned last week, the Universe has been clearing out some energies and bringing some lessons to light for a while now, and I am finally feeling clear again. I know a new chapter is about to unfold and adventure is just around the corner – I couldn’t be more prepared or excited for it! ๐Ÿ˜„ Andiamo!

xx Zo