Five Things Friday: March 8, 2019

Hi Friends!

I hope you’re all having an amazing day ๐Ÿ˜˜ This week was full of life-changing events! Let’s get into the highlights:

Mezcaleria Callejon

Mexican food and good friends – what more could you want from life!? ๐Ÿคฉ Anastasiya and I had the pleasure of checking out Rodelio‘s newest creation: Mezcaleria Callejon. This did not disappoint! If you are in Rome and happen to be craving Mexican food – this is your place! PS. There’s a speakeasy downstairs ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

A day with Gaia!

Gaia and I had an incredible day checking out Colosseo! โ˜€๏ธย Gaia runs the Instagram account @supporting_zoey – which was my first ever fan account! ๐Ÿ’›ย We had the perfect day – sunshine, gelato & Colosseo!ย ๐Ÿฆ My mind is always blown by this incredible place – Have you ever seen the Colosseum in person?

 

Alcazar

If you’re looking for a good night out in Rome check out Alcazar in Trastevere for live music ๐ŸŽถ We had a great time celebrating my last hoo-rah (for now) in la cittร  eterna, and what a fun night it was! ๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™€๏ธ

 

I said Goodbye to Rome…

Yes, it is true. I had to say goodbye to my beloved Roma. However, all I have been feeling is an intense gratitude for all that has come of these past few years. Incredible experiences and amazing friends – I feel truly blessed ๐Ÿฅฐ Have you seen my Good-bye Italy video?

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I made is Home

I made it home to Vancouver Island! ๐Ÿ’™ I am so excited for this next chapter and to spend some quality time with my family over the next week. I have missed them so much!

xx Zo

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Five Things Friday: March 1st, 2019

Hi Friends!

I hope you’ve had an incredible week! Can you believe it’s already March? ๐Ÿ’› Here are my highlights from Roma:

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Fregene for Lunch!

Last weekend Emilio, Sofie and I went to Fregene for lunch ๐Ÿ˜Š Fregene is a small town near Fiumicino (still in the Roma region). We had a wonderful, long, Italian lunch together at Rosario and basked in all that delicious vitamin D we have been having! โ˜€๏ธ

 

Breathtaking Roma

How gorgeous is this view? I don’t think I’ve ever seen the Colosseum from above with my own eyes! This photo was taken from the Victor Emmanuel monument at Piazza Venezia – OR the big white building, the typewriter, or the wedding cake ๐Ÿ˜œ This view is not to be missed! Especially for sunset if you have the chance.

 

Tira un po’ di vento

Roma threw some wind at us this week, but she was kind enough to keep the sunshine ๐Ÿ˜Šโ˜€๏ธ Elyssa and I went sunset hunting and had an incredible time – filming, climbing, apritivo-ing and dining with Rodelio! I’m so grateful for these times and these people ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผโค๏ธ

 

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Cin Cin Pierluigi

Sof and I grabbed Negronis together on Thursday night at Pierluigi. The ambiance was beautiful and we had such inspirational conversations โœจ These are the nights and the friendships that fuel you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

 

I’m Reflecting

I’m going through some intense reflections right now, all on the positive side, but it has had me feeling quite overwhelmed… An emotional rollarcoaster if you will ๐ŸŽข ๐Ÿคช. Roma and Italy have done so much for me. My heart is incredibly full of gratitude for the past couple of years and I can’t believe I’ve been so lucky to live out my dreams… Enough emotional rambles though, stay tuned for Wednesday’s video.

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 15th, 2019

Hi Friends! ๐Ÿ˜Š

From Lazio & Tuscany here are the highlights from another incredible week in Italy:

All Smiles & Sunshine

Last Friday Lauren and I met up for gelati to discuss our weekend plans! She recently stumbled across the best vegan gelato in Rome – Wonderful Ice Cream – it’s made with rice milk and it is SO creamy! I was able to have my favourite flavour ever: pistachio. We enjoyed our ice cream in the sun and walked around bella Roma having inspirational life chatsย ๐Ÿ˜Š

 

Lucca

I spent Saturday to Monday in Lucca with Laur! We had such a great time hanging out in this adorable Airbnb, cooking food, talking all things abundance and we even recorded a podcast! You can listen here, I highly recommend it ๐Ÿ˜‰โœจย It’s all about my journey from Toronto to Rome – I felt so inspired re-listening to it… My heart feels so full knowing I brought my dream of Italy to fruition through my positive thinking and Law of Attraction.

 

PISA

When in Pisa… ๐Ÿ˜ We spent an afternoon in Pisa as it is just a short train ride from Lucca. It was such a beautiful city, it definitely deserves at least a full day! I will be sharing it soon in a Travel Diary ๐Ÿ˜Š But for now you can check out my highlights on Instagram โ˜€๏ธ

 

Girls Night

On Wednesday night we attended an aperitivo/party at Le Meridien โœจ It was lots of fun, but mostly because I was surrounded by two of my favorite people Anastasiya & Elyssa โค๏ธย Sometimes it’s not about where you are, but who you are with.

 

A Wonderful New Friend

On Thursday I spent the afternoon showing my new friend Yvonne around Rome ๐Ÿ˜Š This photo is from Palazzo Venezia (a secret hidden gem). We had such a fun day exploring in the sun and had tons of inspiration talks all about life and of course la cittร  eterna! ๐Ÿ’› I am so grateful for a beautiful new friend who shares the same love for Roma!

xx Zo

Five Things Friday: February 8th, 2019

Hi Friends!

It’s been such a sunny week in Roma full of abundance โ˜€๏ธ Here are the highlights:

Happy Chinese New Year!

This week was not only the new moon, but also the Chinese New Year! โค๏ธ 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 โ˜€๏ธ

Savvy Stopped By

On Monday my amazing friend Savannah arrived in Roma! โ˜€๏ธ 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 ๐Ÿ˜

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 ๐Ÿ’› 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! ๐Ÿคฉ 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?” ๐Ÿ‘ฝ๐Ÿ˜‹

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 18th, 2019

Hi Friends,

I hope you have had a wonderful week! ๐Ÿ˜Š Here are my highlights from the beautiful land of Italia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นโœจ

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Palazzo Spada

On Saturday Elyssa and I visited Palazzo Spada and it was mind-blowing! ๐Ÿคฏ 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 ๐ŸŽจโœจ

 

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Inspiration from Jana

I had such an uplifting conversation with my friend Jana this past Sunday ๐Ÿ˜Š 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 ๐Ÿš€ 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! ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿณ

 

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New Friends

This week I definitely made some life-long friends ๐Ÿ’› 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! ๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™€๏ธ I am so grateful for these ladies and all the uplighting conversations and inspiration they have given me ๐Ÿค— Until we meet again!

 

A Day in Bologna, Italy!

Elyssa and I got up to more adventures this week! ๐Ÿ˜„ On Thursday we decided to take a day trip to Bologna and we were blessed with the perfect weather for the occasion โ˜€๏ธ 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 ๐ŸŒŽ

 

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 ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ 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 Zoย 

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: 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