July 14th, 2018

What I was up to.

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On Monday I flew to Venice, so that I could spend a few days at home with my parents, meet my friends, and relax.ย 


You may remember that back in June I had lost my wallet with my ID and driving license.

I figured I would try and get the duplicates while in Italy, but it turned out to be so incredibly complicated. I’ve managed to get my ID – yay – but my driving license is a whole different story.

Because I don’t have one at the moment, and won’t have one for a while, I’ve gotten my bike out and I have been going around with it a lot more than I usually would (not just in Italy, even in Brighton of course); so I guess at least I’m lucky enough to have a bike, so I can still get from one place to another… just more slowly. And more sweatily (is this even a word?).


My brother moved in with his girlfriend this past month, and they were kind enough to invite me over for lunch. Jennifer is a great cook, and I was happy to spend some time with my brother just playing video games and goof around.


I also, of course, met up with my childhood friends (I didn’t have time to meet all of my friends as I normally try to do, but Anna and Giorgia – as well as Daizo – are always in my ‘must meet’ list).


Giorgia is now pregnant with a second daughter. I’m not able to see her as often as I would like to, or be as present for M. (her first daughter) but she always makes me feel like I’m involved and even if I’m not there, I get constant updates, which I really appreciate. She was actually pregnant when we went to Geneva, early this year, and I was the first person she told it to!

Anna is our coordinator; all of us are busy, doing our own thing, but she makes sure to write frequently in our chat so we can all feel like we are up to speed with everything.


Usually, when I go back to Italy during summer, I try my best to soak in all that good sun, but this time I was a bit unlucky, and although it was very hot, it was also cloudy a lot.

But it was still great that I got to go, not only to catch up with everything and get my ID, but also because I met up with my cousin, which gave me the new Maรฌ jewellery so I can restock it all tomorrow!


Not only I will have the Foglia line in both white and yellow gold, but also the Notte range in mixed gold. I really love how that combination turned out!


In the 5 days I was there, I’ve gotten about 10 (possibly more) copyright strikes for music – which is ridiculous, cause all the videos I had with copyrighted music have been deleted years ago, and since then I’ve been buying all of my music (unless an artist asks and gives me permission to use his/her songs).

So now I’m here trying to decide wether or not I should open a dispute for all those videos, to which I know I have the rights to use music for but would need to dig out each license, or simply private them all.

I’ve been getting lots of copyright strikes even in recent videos, for example my Hello, Ireland video also got one, but I disputed it right away and ‘won’.

It’s very frustrating when the companies are striking older videos cause it makes it difficult for me to be on top of it and many times I just end up making videos private.

For example, all of my LA Diary vlogs are now claimed. UH. I like those videos, but it’s going to take me ages to show proof for each.

But anyway, I didn’t mean to bore you with this issue, I will figure it out.


How is your summer going so far?
Are you going anywhere fun?


74 thoughts on “BACK TO ITALY.

  1. Sevana

    Hi Marzia!
    Your jewelry looks so lovely, I’m excited to see the mixed gold pieces! I hope you get your drivers license sorted out soon so you’ll be back on all four wheels ๐Ÿ™‚
    So sorry to hear about the copyright strike issues. Your LA vlogs are some that I really like. I keep hearing more and more of big YouTubers having so many issues, it’s discouraging and scary to post any of the videos I’ve prepared for my own channel (I finally kicked myself into my creative gear again. Got inspired by your monthly Notes of doing something creative every day, and it helped me so so much to get my happiness back! Thanks for that inspiration!) We’ll see how it goes.

    I hope you’re having a lovely day today ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Savanah

    Hi Mariza!

    I have been so in love with your jewelry collection since you first debut it! When will the pieces be on sale again? I want to set an alarm so I do not miss out!

    sending love from California


  3. Natus

    Hi Marzia!๐ŸŒธ
    I hope you, Felix and the pugs are well~
    I loved the jewelry combination, I’ll save some money and buy a pair of earrings!
    I wanted to ask if you could do a video about how you take care of your pink hair, how you keep the color and stuff.
    Love you! Have a lovely week.


  4. Lau Marti

    Hi! I started to watch your videos at LA diary “era”, hope you can be able to resolve all the stuff and the driver licence as well.

    I like very much you pottery and jewlery collection..

    In my country is very rainy those days, I want to gogoto to the beach as soon I finish my thesis degree and yeag that is what my summer is going.

    Sending good desires to you and a nice week.


  5. Ermira

    Hope you had a good time with your family and friends in your homeland!<3
    Glad you could get your ID back.
    These pics of you and your friends are so cuuute:)
    It's really frustrating and annoying you have to deal with this copyrights issue, but don't worry you'll resolve it.

    I just finished my uni exams, so summer kinda just began for me (even though it's almost the end of July haha). I'm planning to go to Albania for my holidays.

    Sending you a big hug โค


  6. Angy

    Legal issues could be bored and some long. Don’t desperate, Marzia, I know it’s frustrating, but if you have everything in order, it will be ok.
    Anyway, I’m glad that you are passing a good time with your family and friends, it’s always nice to pay attention to important people in your life, and you know they are important when they act the same even with long time of not see each other.
    Btw, Nito it’s so cute!!
    Have a nice day! ๐Ÿ˜€


  7. blattzirkus

    Hi Marzia,
    your blog is so relaxing to read โ€“ย in a good way! The mix between text and pictures is perfect and it’s nice of you that you update us in written form as well! Sounds like you have a great time in Italy with your family and friends. The wallet part is frustrating, but it will all work out ๐Ÿ™‚

    I, for my part, will travel to Sicily this summer and I’m super excited to see the ocean again, since I’m from Austria and I don’t see the ocean a lot.

    I hope you have a nice summer as well with loads of adventures! And some relaxing times as well of course ๐Ÿ™‚

    โ€“ Annina


  8. Stranger

    Please try to solve the copyright issue. I know that you are very much busy but I love watching your old videos especially the LA series when I feel down.
    I love your adventures and it gives me energy to get my life back together when it gets out of hand.

    So please, I would like it if you tried to keep your videos for your marzipans.

    I have already been upset enough when you took down your very first vlogs that you took with a blurry camera and and the tapestry at the back! ๐Ÿ˜€


  9. Marianna

    Loved the post Marzia, you spoke so sweetly about your friends.
    I wish you would keep the videos up, even though it’s troubling! I enjoy going back and watching some of your previous videos.
    Lots of love*

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  10. Alosha

    Ciao Marzia, mi dispiace per i problemi di copyright, assurdo come anche a quei livelli cerchino sempre di spillarti qualcosa.. comunque non ci posso credere che fossi a Lonigo una settimana fa! Vivo in un paese vicino e da sempre vorrei incontrarti! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’• Sei un enorme fonte di ispirazione.
    Sei grande,


  11. Sylvia

    Hi Marzia,

    I have a music suggestion for you.
    Listen to the group The Radio Dept. My favourite songs are Strange Things Will Happen, Pulling Our Weight, Can’t Be Guilty, Heaven’s on Fire, Your True Name.
    Hope you like them.



  12. Aletze Estrada

    Youtube, man… the f is going on DX sorry about your copy strikes.

    Congrats to your friend on her second baby ๐Ÿ˜€ and I’m glad everything went smoothly (except for the driving license xb) back in Italy.


  13. Ciopps

    Ecco perchรฉ i vecchi video sono spariti dal tuo channel. Mi piaceva a volte riguardarne qualcuno. Poi ho notato che non c’erano piรน, e ho pensato che probabilmente hai deciso che la Marzia di quei tempi non รจ piรน la stessa e ti mettevano a disagio in qualche modo (e hai deciso di toglierli dal canale)… Invece si trattava di copyrights per la musica…


  14. StellaMSamm

    Hi, Marzia! I’m happy that you got to spend time with your friends and family back in Italy. For me the summer is going very well, even though I have spent most of it at home alone but I feel like I can get everything organizโ€‹e and rest from socializing โ€‹tโ€‹โ€‹oo much as it can be quite tiring having always people around you. But I will soon go to Sweden though with my family โ€” so I’m looking forward to going there!


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