Five Things Friday: April 26th, 2019

Hi Friends!

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:

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Vipassana

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!

 

Sunshine Sister

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!

 

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Next Chapter

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?

xx Zo

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Five Things Friday: October 12

Happy Friday Friends 😊

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! 👯‍♀️ We had a delicious vegan lunch at Cul de Sac near Piazza Navona and then checked out the piazza post-showers for some photography 📸 The puddles made for some beautiful captures which were visible on my InstaStory – Are you following along? 😉

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 😜 I know amazing adventures await me on the other side though 💛 I can’t wait to see my family. 😊

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! 😊🌻 The Garden of Ninfa is such a unique place; Its very special microclimate allows for EVERYTHING to grow 🌱 Throughout the Garden you can spot plants, flowers and trees from all over the world 🌍 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? 🧡 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! 😄 Andiamo!

xx Zo

Five Things Friday: July 13th

Happy Friday the 13th Friends!

Don’t fear – We have a cheerful post ahead 😊 A week filled with sunshine, sea and smiles in Croazia!

REUNITED

Reunited with my GRANDE crew! 🤩 The last time Cheryl, Sofie an I were all together was in Amsterdam for VidCon. Each time we reunite it is like we have never spent any time apart. I am always so thankful the Universe brought me these Euro-YouTube Life-Genuine-GRANDE-friendships. 🧡

 

Au Naturale

Even a year ago when I spent the summer backpacking Europe I felt very self-conscious about not wearing any makeup.

Makeup been a ritual every morning for me since I began experimenting with it as a teenager (Yup, experimenting is the right word – you bet I wore thick, black eyeliner on the bottom lid). Because I wore makeup more often than not – through school, corporate life, travel life – I don’t think I fully knew what I looked like without it, nor was I entirely comfortable without it.

When I moved back to Rome at the end of January (this year) I began to practice not wearing makeup every day. This sparked from being so relieved to have my Visa in hand and feeling grateful for the Universe working it all out in my favour that I took a big, long, reflective look in the mirror… and noticed that I looked absolutely exhausted.

It was a long trek back to Rome after living out of a suitcase for 8 Months – being fog-locked, having flights cancelled, snow storms – I saw it all – I suppose you could say it was the storm before the calm.

In that reflective moment in the mirror I decided it was time to give my skin a break, my face a break, myself a serious break. I needed to see my glow come back (I was in my favourite city after all! ☀️) From then on and in present times I only wear makeup when I have a special occasion or genuinely feel like being creative with my appearance. It has allowed for a new respect for myself to blossom. Every day I am more comfortable with me because on a visual level I see me more. Makeup might sound silly to some of you, but for me letting go of it more regularly has allowed for a lot more clarity, not only in my skin, but for me too.

 

Spritzin’ with Penelope!

This week was full of laughter and Penelope was definitely responsible for some good bursts of it! 😜🦄 I think we all need to be a kid now and again. I’m happy I was able to let go of responsibilities and worries on this trip (for the most part) and live in the moment… I felt like a kid again and it was special because I realize it’s been far too long. I’m sorry for not posting on YouTube this week – I will be back again soon ❤️

 

Hula Hula in HVAR

This. Is. Us. 🤣😄 More and more laughter here in Hvar 📸 We had a grande night out – dancing by the sea, sharing a giant mojito and enjoying one of the best sunsets I have ever seen 🌞These moments will live in my memories forever. Thanks for making this trip so grande Amores!

 

Thank-you MedSailors!

Thank you so much to MedSailors for the amazing week at sea 😊 A week exploring Croatia with our Captain Jo and the MedSailors crew was the perfect combination of adventure, relaxation, touring and fun! ☀️ I can’t wait to share my Travel Diaries with you. Croatia has so much natural beauty, I know you’re going to love it! For anyone wanting to explore the beautiful parts of this world by the sea MedSailors offers tours in Croatia, Greece, Italy, Turkey and the Caribbean! 🤩 I can’t wait to see more of this world by boat! ⛵️

*Special thanks again to MedSailors for sponsoring this holiday & post.

xx Zo

Five Things Friday: March 30

Ciao Friends!

I hope you all had a wonderful week. From Amsterdam to Rome, here are the highlights:

VidCon Amsterdam

Last weekend I attended my first ever VidCon 🎉 It was a great time with both new friends and old and I left feeling very inspired to take my channel and content to the next level. I have uploaded one video on my main channel from Amsterdam (so far) and have 3 unlisted videos for Patrons only (PS. it’s never too late to join as you always have access to previous private content posted such as livestreams and private videos).

 

I Went Shopping!

Yes, the minimalist stops sometimes.. rarely, but when i do I prefer it to be inspiring and uplifting! It should be a celebration of a something meeting your vibrational level and thus being invited into your life (to understand more of my take on this you can read my book The Joy of Minimalism). Sofie, Mackenzie and I went for a little adventure one afternoon in Amsterdam and I cam across the beautiful dress pictured above in a shop called Sibine. The young woman who owned the shop, Simmie, was so incredibly kind to all of us and made our experience so fun! It was something out of a movie – all of us girls oogling over pretty dresses and trying them all on. I ended leaving with the stunning dress photographed above and another which will be perfect for my adventures this Summer! All of the pieces in Sibine are hand picked by Simmie, and you can tell, she prides her shop in quality.

 

Returning to Rome

This one has been on my favourites before… 😊 There’s just something about landing at Fiumicino Airport that always gets me feeling energetic and inspired. Rome is home and although I know the journey will not be a smooth one to live here, I am all-in (as everything in life should be).

The Sunshine has also returned to Rome and its really starting to feel like Primavera! 🌸 I am anticipating the return of the jasmine blossoms 🌼 – they create the most wonderful atmosphere throughout the city with their delicate, intriguing scent.

 

Gabby is HERE!

This past Summer in Ibiza little did I know I would meet one of my sisters in life! 😋 I am so thrilled to report Gabby booked a spontaneous trip to Rome for 4 days from San Diego, California (as this is the only time she had off) and decided to spend it in Roma with me! 🤩 SO if you wanted that extra little bit of travel inspiration, well there it is! She is one of a kind and I am so grateful for her friendship 🤗 Check out one of our videos together here!

 

#GRANDEFUTURO Merchandise!

FINALLY! This has been so hard to keep a secret 🤫: Cheryl, Sofie, Mackenzie & I (all photographed above) launched our very own “Grande Futuro” merchandise. In this launch you will find both crew necks and unisex tee shirts. “Grande Futuro” means your “great future” a term we coined to always refer to living, dreaming, manifesting and working towards our greatest futures in life! They’re available until April 12th so be sure to get yours here! 😊

xx Zo

Five Things Friday: March 9

Ciao Amici!

I hope you have all had a wonderful week! Mine was quite eventful from London to Rome so here’s what happened:

London Calling

If you didn’t know from last week’s blog I spent 5 days in London for a self-improvement course over the weekend. This course was quite intensive (13 hours per day for the full 3 days). Because of the intensity I only really had the morning on my final day to explore the cosmopolitan city, you can find my Travel Diary here. I was lucky enough to manifest the perfect weather to top off a very transformative trip 😊 I can happily say life will never be the same! I sure love learning, especially in the self-improvement category.

 

We Moved in a Taxi

Yes, you got that right. If you’ve been following along on Anastasiya and I’s apartment hunting ventures, you would know it has been far from easy. However; in the end we ended up manifesting the perfect space (seriously we manifested every detail!). The lesson or key 🔑 here is to learn to let go. When we finally began to relax about our house-hunt and let go of the dream flat we felt was out of our reach; it came back to us. Video on this all coming soon, including footage of us moving in a taxi 🚕 (you know you’re minimalist when 😝).

 

Waking up in Rome

As much as I love seeing this world, nothing compares to waking up in Rome, the city of my heart ❤️ (this is the view from my new window). London was great, but I was happy to return to Rome just in time to spend an evening with Cheryl, Sarah and Matthias. We had great chats about the eternal city, life and future adventures 🌎 I am so grateful to have such amazing people in my life. Friends who are relatively “new,” but admirable, inspiring and authentic 😊✨ In case you missed it, here is a Collab us girls did on Sarah’s channel!

 

International Women’s Day

This International Women’s Day I worked for the entire day in my PJ’s (showered of course 😉🚿) then spent a lovely evening celebrating with two of the most inspiring women in my life. Trust Elyssa from RomeWise.com to show us everything we need to know about our new “hood.” She took us to all the cutest places from a wine bar that looks like a library – to a fancy hotel with cute waiters – to another hotel bar with a secret garden where all of the locals hang out. I am so grateful for my “Roma Family,” these sisters have changed my life 💛 Every day the special women in our lives deserve to be celebrated!

 

Quiet Moments to Myself

I love living in Rome (did you know? 😋), but really, this city grants me so many precious moments. This photo is from one moment that took my breath away. Sometimes in Rome, you feel you have the whole city to yourself because a stunning view stops you and you have no choice but to stop, admire, feel gratitude and of course snap a photo. Gratefulness comes so easily to me here as each day I am presented with the manifestation of a dream… I can’t believe 2 years ago I was sitting at a desk (unhappy and unfulfilled) staring at a desktop wallpaper of Rome each day and now I get to live it. Keep the faith 🙏🏼 Your dreams are manifesting.

xx Zo

Five Things Friday: January 26th

Hi Friends!

I hope you all had a lovely week and are enjoying following along on my blogging adventures. Here are some of the highlights from my week:

Blue Mountain

Last weekend I headed up to Blue Mountain for a weekend away from the city with Steph, Dan & Effy. We had a great weekend full of laughs, snowboarding, hot-tubbing and relaxing. I hadn’t been snowboarding since my teens and I was surprised at how well I adapted and how the day went! The time away from the bustling city was just what I needed after the bouts of nervousness I faced in regards to my Visa application process; however…

My Italian VISA

Friends, I got it! 😀 Words can not express my gratitude and relief for this. My dream and goal of becoming fluent in Italian is one step closer! In just a few days I will be getting off of a plane in my favourite city in the world: Rome. Thank you to all of you for your kind wishes and motivation in this process. Next Friday I am excited to say I will be writing you from Italia.

Quiet Time in The Beaches

The Beaches is one of my very favourite neighbourhoods in Toronto (and the world). It is on the very East side of the city of Toronto and yes, it has beaches! My amazing friend Manesha and her beautiful family live here. I had the pleasure of staying with them for a few days this week. Our time was spent walking, exploring, cooking, laughing, drinking insanely-chocolatey hot chocolate and talking, talking, talking – all about life’s most wonderful experiences. So very grateful for this special time and for the meaningful friendships in my life.

My Red Plaid Pyjamas

I only own one pair of pyjamas. I own a few nighties, but only one pair of actual top-and-bottom pyjamas. I previously wore a black satin pair of button-up PJs I purchased from Oysho in Barcelona over the Summer, but late last week I tossed them into a warm wash by accident and they came out much smaller (whoops)! I gave them to my friend Manesha and I picked out a new pair of comfy Ralph Lauren PJ’s from The Bay, downtown Toronto. These were an amazing scoop! They are incredibly soft and comfortable and we’re marked down to only $30 – I LOVE them!

The Ability to Let Go

This week a very common theme was letting go. Letting go of how well my application was filled out for my Visa, the outcome of what would show up in my passport, what YouTube would think if showed my most vulnerable photos and took my makeup off in front of the camera, old, worn-out thoughts and limiting beliefs. The truth is they have no place here in 2018. This is the time of leaping out of comfort zones and letting go of outcomes. Worrying is only *trying* to Manifest poor outcomes – when you think of it like that, you’ll practice doing whatever it takes to let go of the thoughts that no longer serve you. Let go and be free.

xx Zo

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In this video I sit down and chat with you about past lives…

 

Channels Mentioned/To Check Out:

Top5s: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheTop5ss

Paranormal Junkie: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOC1mBBtBbZ-kGGT6uohr4w

Strange Mysteries: https://www.youtube.com/user/StrangeMysteries

Beyond Science: https://www.youtube.com/user/beyondsciencetv

 

Videos with crazy stories:

6 Kids Who Remember Past Lives: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxGMzIRrtwg

3-Year-Old Remembers Past Life & Identifies His Murderer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWyHuN1G1vk

The Girl With 10 Lives: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2cTXq54PRc

20 Celebrities & Their Past Lives: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IejTis9N1aU

 

 

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APRIL FAVOURITES: BIG NEWS & LAW OF ATTRACTION!

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What’s on my iPhone 6? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YM-RmXUQDfU&t=25s
VIDS & PLAYLISTS:

THE LAW OF ATTRACTION PLAYLIST: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKHaalipwObZWUAjMhfMulkaF9LR8wSgJ

THE LAW OF ATTRACTION CHANGED MY LIFE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVLPSTobBYU

MY VISION BOARD: https://youtu.be/RcfhyWSBv_U?list=PLKHaalipwObYOK1kUrsR_z8lS2nfHO03N

SELF-IMPROVEMENT PLAYLIST: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKHaalipwObYOK1kUrsR_z8lS2nfHO03N
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HOW I FOUND MY PASSION: EDUCATION & CAREER

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In this video I tell you the experiences that have led me to finding my true passion in life.
Videos/Links Mentioned:

My Experiences Backpacking Europe Solo: https://youtu.be/F7c0XLRvPRI

SELF-IMPROVEMENT PLAYLIST: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKHaalipwObYOK1kUrsR_z8lS2nfHO03N

Take Nothing Personal Video: https://youtu.be/3EXLzJBt0vM?list=PLKHaalipwObYOK1kUrsR_z8lS2nfHO03N

The Past 3 Years of My Life… https://youtu.be/FktWeovKXVU

MOVING TO ITALY PLAYLIST: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKHaalipwOba1bnP6tMegEr3EjILSvQ7S

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TRAVEL DIARY: ALONE IN AMSTERDAM

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In this vlog I cover biking Amsterdam and travelling solo. I hope you enjoy and stay tuned for more! Where should I go next?

Zoey’s Travel Diary: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKHaalipwObZTts99URioIn4-1B2zJKOe

Moving to Italy Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKHaalipwOba1bnP6tMegEr3EjILSvQ7S

Zoey’s Diary Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKHaalipwObYJckm8ZHC3LlQm8OOv1Lob
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