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 29th, 2019

Hi Friends!

I am so grateful to tell you it has truly been a life-changing weekย  โค๏ธ Let’s get started:

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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 ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ 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.

 

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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 ๐Ÿ˜Šโœจ 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.

IMG_2999Ignite 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 ๐Ÿ˜Š The interview was on the topics of organically growing your audience, staying authentic and landing and managing sponsorships ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿ’ป Click here to check it out on iTunes or Spotify.

 

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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 ๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธโ˜•๏ธ

 

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Sister Time with Jenn!

I had some short, but always so sweet time with Jenn this week. You guys have definitely met her before ๐Ÿ˜Š (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 ๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™€๏ธ Can’t wait to see her again soon!

xx Zoย 

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: February 22nd, 2019

Hi Friends!

I hope you have all had an amazing week ๐Ÿ˜Š Here are my highlights from Lazio โ˜€๏ธ

Back on my Blades!

Sunshine in the city meant perfect weather for rollar-blading โ˜€๏ธ 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 ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

 

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 ๐Ÿ“ธ 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.

 

Santa Marinella

On Thursday Elyssa and I took one of famous day trips, this time to Santa Marinella ๐ŸŒดโ˜€๏ธ 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…ย 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! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ

 

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 ๐Ÿ˜Š

xx Zo

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

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