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: 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 : Aug 10

Hi Friends!

From Italia to Croazia here are the highlights 😊

Conquering Fears with Friends!

On Monday Elyssa and I went paragliding (which you’re about to see). For as long as I can remember heights have been one of my biggest fears, however being with one of your friends makes it easier 👯‍♀️ You can see more of the experience on our Instagram highlights (@zoeyarielle & @romewise). Can’t wait for future day trips with Elyssa! 💛

 

I ran off a Mountain!

Yessss! 🤩 This is me and my Pilot at Cloud Hunters named Stefano. Cloud Hunters is a paragliding business in Lazio, just outside of the city of Roma, but close enough to get there by public transportation. This was my first time paragliding and definitely not the last 🙌🏽 The views were incredible! We ran off the Terminillo mountain range, and more specifically Monte Rosato, which translates to Mount Rose 😋💕

 

Labro

After paragliding our new friends from Cloud Hunters took us to explore the medieval town of Labro. The walls, walkways, gardens and castle have been so well-preserved 🏰 The small town is located on top of a hill in the Lazio region bordering Umbria. This allowed for stunning views in every direction 🌄

 

Sunsets that Steal Hearts

On Thursday afternoon I arrived in Dubrovnik, Croatia 🇭🇷 that’s right, I am back! This time for a week of adventure in Dubrovnik ☀️ I’m so excited to share the adventures with you. This was the sunset from last night 🧡

 

Dubrovnik Walls

This morning we toured the Dubrovnik walls! I’ve never felt more like I was walking through a fairytale! The sea, the ships, the castles, the ocean!! 😍 What magic! Dubrovnik has quickly become one of my top 5 cities in Europe! More on this next week 😉

xx Zo

Five Things Friday: April 20

Ciao Friends!

Today I am writing you from Bellissima Roma! The sun is out and expected to hit 27 degrees today ☀️ I couldn’t be happier about it! Here’s how this past week has gone:

Bravissima!

Do you guys SEE that!? BRAVISSIMA! So many of you have been asking how school is going and that pretty much sums it up. I am having the best time learning Italian, it is a sparkling highlight in each day 😊 I have an amazing teacher who I have been practicing one-on-one with three times per week. Piano, piano… soon I will be where I want to be, but as you know we must all enjoy the journey 👟👟

 

Parco degli Acquedotti

On Friday evening I had the pleasure of watching the sun go down at Parco degli Aquedotti (Aqueduct Park) 🌝 This park is part of the Appian Way and it is absolutely beautiful. My mind is consistently blown with what the Romans were able to accomplish. As you can see primavera is most definitely here! The greenery is so lush – I remember looking at it and thinking it was so vibrant it didn’t even look real. 😍🌿

 

Shooting with Gioielli Dop

This Monday Sof and I had a #Grande time shooting for Gioielli Dop Jewelry here in Roma! ❤️ I am so excited to share the finished photos with you all because they were so much fun to create! 😄 We shot in some of my favourite places around Rome, including La Casetta di Monti, which is a cafe covered in green ivy. You can find more behind the scenes images and videos on my Instagram highlights.

The Glow of Possibilities

It was supposed to rain all week, but Mother Nature or Mama Roma changed her mind… there is nothing more beautiful than the glow of the Roman sun. If you know me well then you know I am a being of the sun – When the sun is out I have endless energy to share 😊 This has been the case this week and it has attracted multiple opportunities to me, opening up my realm of possibilities ✨ The future is unclear, but it is unclear because I have a lot of bubbles surrounding me… 😉

 

I Have Been Learning A Lot

As I have been expressing to you over the past few weeks I have been facing consistent challenges (which I am incredibly grateful for) 🙏🏼 Never in my life thus far have I ever found myself transforming so rapidly and learning more and more each day. I can’t say it’s “easy” or necessarily “preferable” but in hindsight these bumps in the road are allowing me to become stronger each day. It feels like I am a butterfly in a cocoon or a handful of clay on a pottery wheel. The Universe is preparing me for something… Things are spinning and changing so rapidly I have no choice but to keep up. There’s no quitting here, there’s no backing down there is only perseverance. I am forever grateful.

xx Zo

Five Things Friday: March 16

Ciao Amici!

Today I am writing you from bella Roma! I hope your week has been fantastic 🙂 here are some of my highlights:

Blogger Lunch @ Clotilde

On Friday a few of us Blogger-gals were invited for a lunch at Clotilde. This was a very special Lunch because Saskia from Blog Ciao Tutti was in town from Amsterdam. It was so great to finally meet her because I had heard so many wonderful things! 😊 We all enjoyed a wonderful lunch filled with delicious food and deep glasses of red wine 🍷 I just love getting together with like-minded people to discuss all things Italy! For more on this special lunch and last weekend you can check out my Zoey’s Diary 27: First Weekend in the New Apartment!

A Gatsby Night Out

On Monday night Anastasiya and I attended the launch of Zeglu (zero-gluten alternatives 🍝). Food is a very important subject here in Italy (as you can imagine 😉) so of course this even was #Grande! The woman in the photo above was walking around on stilts and we had a wonderfully entertaining opera show! The whole event felt right out of The Great Gatsby (minus Leo, where was he??). The vlog will be up early next week so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for it 👀✨

 

New Offices

This week I was lucky enough to find not only one new coffee shop which suits my working needs, but TWO! 😍 Both of which carry vegan treats! 🥐 I feel like the luckiest girl in the world 🍀. Even though I adore my new apartment, sometimes I need an alternative working space to keep things interesting and productive (not to mention the upload speed at my place is a little non-existent 😅). By the way, I have changed my YouTube upload schedule to: Monday, Wednesday and Friday @ 11:00 AM CET for Spring and Summer… with the occasional surprise upload on Sunday 😉 hint hint!

 

Roman Sunshine

The SUN came out this week. Not just that, “Oh, it’s sunny,” it was that, “OMG-TODAY-FEELS-LIKE-SUMMER SUN!!!” ☀️ Maybe I’m getting a little ahead of myself, but it definitely felt like primavera this week (which is “Spring” 🌷 in Italian). Anastasiya and I took full advantage by planning a fun golden hour photoshoot 😊✨

 

Manifestation Walks

This week I had a couple amazing manifestation walks – if you don’t know what I mean by that you can check out this video. I can’t wait to share the story of how we manifested our apartment with all of you, because it really feels like magic! ✨ I can’t believe I get to walk outside my door into my old desktop wallpapers each day 😍 Sometimes when you’re feeling lack all it takes is a little stroll, a ray of sunshine and the sight of some fresh flowers (it’s all about the little things). No one knows what tomorrow brings, next week or even next year. All we have is right now. Take the time to feel grateful for all you have in this life, and all you have had the opportunity to experience. Bask in THAT abundance… 💐💛

xx Zo

TRAVEL DIARY: A DAY IN TIVOLI, ITALY

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In this video we take a beautiful day trip from Rome to Tivoli. We visit Villa d’Este and Villa Adriana. Enjoy! 🙂
Did you catch my previous Travel Diary?

ORVIETO, UMBRIA, ITALY: https://youtu.be/Mvu-3-AM3dw
HELPFUL:

30 BEST TRAVEL HACKS & TIPS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1I2bN232gqU

HOW I MOVED TO ITALY: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKHaalipwOba1bnP6tMegEr3EjILSvQ7S
MORE TRAVEL DIARIES:

CAPRI, ITALY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAQMBS9Es24

POSITANO, ITALY: https://youtu.be/NWpIm1FOaTA

AMALFI COAST & PRAIANO: https://youtu.be/FJCrcPAuqKE

NAPOLI, POMPEII & CASTELLAMMARE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HeamT2oa2I

GRAN CANARIA SURFING & WORKING: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGgNUt6loBQ

FLORENCE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcyNZjSTZT0

VENICE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AregaRiN4_4&index=4&list=PLKHaalipwObZTts99URioIn4-1B2zJKOe

ROME: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q28ucnhOsUU&list=PLKHaalipwObZTts99URioIn4-1B2zJKOe&index=1

PARIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRP9df152J0&index=5&list=PLKHaalipwObZTts99URioIn4-1B2zJKOe

AMSTERDAM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtw3Hrojewc&t=257s&list=PLKHaalipwObZTts99URioIn4-1B2zJKOe&index=11
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TRAVEL DIARY: ORVIETO, UMBRIA, ITALY

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Hi Friends,

Thank you for watching 🙂

In this video we take a wonderful day trip from Rome to the beautiful medieval town of Orvieto, located in the Umbria region of Italy. The Umbria region borders Tuscany, Lazio and Le Marche. Often called the country’s green heart, it’s known for its medieval hill towns, dense forests and local cuisine, particularly foraged truffles and wines.

Special thank you to Linda & the Rome Bloggers for making the day so wonderful!

Linda:
@TheBeehiveRome

Be sure to stay at The Beehive when you visit Roma 🙂 http://www.the-beehive.com/

Estrella:
@LaCasaBloga

Jared:
@What.If.We

Chloe:
@ChloeItalia

Lucrezia:
@LucreziaOddone

Alicia:
@Alicia.Nichole
Did you catch my previous Travel Diary?

CAPRI, ITALY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAQMBS9Es24
HELPFUL:

30 BEST TRAVEL HACKS & TIPS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1I2bN232gqU

HOW I MOVED TO ITALY: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKHaalipwOba1bnP6tMegEr3EjILSvQ7S
MORE TRAVEL DIARIES:

POSITANO, ITALY: https://youtu.be/NWpIm1FOaTA

AMALFI COAST & PRAIANO: https://youtu.be/FJCrcPAuqKE

NAPOLI, POMPEII & CASTELLAMMARE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HeamT2oa2I

GRAN CANARIA SURFING & WORKING: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGgNUt6loBQ

FLORENCE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcyNZjSTZT0

VENICE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AregaRiN4_4&index=4&list=PLKHaalipwObZTts99URioIn4-1B2zJKOe

ROME: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q28ucnhOsUU&list=PLKHaalipwObZTts99URioIn4-1B2zJKOe&index=1

PARIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRP9df152J0&index=5&list=PLKHaalipwObZTts99URioIn4-1B2zJKOe

AMSTERDAM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtw3Hrojewc&t=257s&list=PLKHaalipwObZTts99URioIn4-1B2zJKOe&index=11
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TRAVEL DIARY: AMALFI COAST WEEKEND

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Hi Friends,

Thank you for watching 🙂

AMALFI COAST VILLA TOUR: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MizW_R1h4v0

Anastasiya’s Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNOUbYrYVrp1AkUXgZmQZJA

Anastasiya’s Amalfi Coast Lower Abs Workout: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Us7sckGJczE

Special thanks to my friend Aitan for the tunes: https://soundcloud.com/soundgmusic

OTHER TRAVEL DIARIES:

NAPOLI, POMPEII & CASTELLAMMARE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HeamT2oa2I

GRAN CANARIA SURFING & WORKING: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGgNUt6loBQ

FLORENCE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcyNZjSTZT0

VENICE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AregaRiN4_4&index=4&list=PLKHaalipwObZTts99URioIn4-1B2zJKOe

ROME: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q28ucnhOsUU&list=PLKHaalipwObZTts99URioIn4-1B2zJKOe&index=1

PARIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRP9df152J0&index=5&list=PLKHaalipwObZTts99URioIn4-1B2zJKOe

AMSTERDAM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtw3Hrojewc&t=257s&list=PLKHaalipwObZTts99URioIn4-1B2zJKOe&index=11
MOVING TO ITALY PLAYLIST: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKHaalipwOba1bnP6tMegEr3EjILSvQ7S

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

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THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CANADA AND ITALY!

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Hi Friends,

Thank you for watching 🙂

This has been a highly requested video from me! After living here for 8 months I have noticed there are a lot of cultural differences between both countries, but I love them both! Differences are what makes us beautiful and unique! Enjoy xx

If you liked this video you may find these entertaining…

20 ITALIAN WORDS YOU’RE SAYING WRONG: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtrwaG9p8Ls&t=109s

ITALIAN HAND GESTURES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FzvagobN7Q&t=36s

LATEST TRAVEL DIARIES:

AMALFI COAST VILLA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MizW_R1h4v0

NAPOLI, POMPEII & CASTELLAMMARE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HeamT2oa2I

GRAN CANARIA SURFING & WORKING: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGgNUt6loBQ

FLORENCE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcyNZjSTZT0

VENICE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AregaRiN4_4&index=4&list=PLKHaalipwObZTts99URioIn4-1B2zJKOe

ROME: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q28ucnhOsUU&list=PLKHaalipwObZTts99URioIn4-1B2zJKOe&index=1

PARIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRP9df152J0&index=5&list=PLKHaalipwObZTts99URioIn4-1B2zJKOe

AMSTERDAM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtw3Hrojewc&t=257s&list=PLKHaalipwObZTts99URioIn4-1B2zJKOe&index=11
ZOEY’S DIARY PLAYLIST: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKHaalipwObYJckm8ZHC3LlQm8OOv1Lob

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

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

Let’s Connect 🙂

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HOW TO USE ITALIAN HAND GESTURES: ENGLISH SPEAKERS LEARN!

► HOW TO USE ITALIAN HAND GESTURES: ENGLISH SPEAKERS LEARN!
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Hi Friends!

Thank you for watching 🙂
This is a collaboration with two of my amazing friends Coral & Riccardo from Itallish. Riccardo has kindly taught us how to appropriately use Italian hand gestures! Hope it makes you laugh 🙂 xx

Here’s our last video on Italian Words You’re Saying Wrong: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtrwaG9p8Ls&t=26s
ITALLISH: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7qO-hQDbxAl7OIlWDvdozA

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

SELF-IMPROVEMENT PLAYLIST: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKHaalipwObYOK1kUrsR_z8lS2nfHO03N
Let’s Connect 🙂

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