I spent this past weekend at Parco San Marco, a beautiful beach lifestyle resort in Cima di Porlezza, Italy to celebrate my birthday and welcome new beginnings. Read on for my travel diary below.
There’s nothing but lake & mountains surrounding you in this area of Italy so there wasn’t much sightseeing to do. We just soaked in the dolce vita at the resort which is set on a 30,000 m2 subtropical park offering breathtaking views. The first night I enjoyed my birthday dinner at the hotel’s La Terrazza restaurant and even though no one had told them it was my birthday, they surprised me with a candle in my dessert & “happy birthday” song in Italian. The 4-course dinner was quite gourmet & sumptuous and included many organic ingredients. I felt so grateful to be able to celebrate my birthday in such a beautiful place.
Nothing beats breakfast with a view like this one.
A moment of yoga & meditation
It wasn’t warm enough to swim but I was content with the view from above.
The view from the room
I brought along a bevy of organic and natural skincare and makeup products to be able to thoroughly pamper myself and glam up. In this post I wanted to highlight Max and Me, an organic skincare line from Austria that’s quite special. It’s a high-end luxury brand that not only focuses on pure, wildcrafted ingredients but also ones with high vibration levels. Energy is all around us, inside every cell of our being and it’s what connects us to each other. Their products are carefully formulated and ingredients sourced with this in mind. The Sweet Serenity Mask & Wash soothes and rejuvenates troubled skin with mangosteen, honey, cacao & essential oils. For me it restores that coveted glow that I always wake up with but seems to disappear by the time I come home from the office.
White Kaolin Clay, Leptospermum Scoparium Mel (Raw Manuka Honey), Butyrospermum Parkii Butter1, Garcinia Mangostana Pericarp Powder1, Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed Oil1, Cranberry Seed Oil1, Theobroma Cacao Seed Powder1, Cocos Nucifera Oil1, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil1, Tocopherol, Prinsepia Utilis Seed Oil1, Glycine Soja Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil1, Punica Granatum Seed Oil1, Nigella Sativa Seed Oil1, Gardenia Tahitensis Flower Extract, Helichrysum Angustifolium Flower Oil1, Santalum Album Oil2, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil1, Leptospermum Scoparium Oil3, Citrus Aurantium Flower Extract1, Pelargonium Graveolens Oil1, Pogostemon Cablin Leaf Oil1, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil1, Lavandula Angustifolia Herb Oil2, Cymbopogon Martinii Herb Oil1, Linalool4, Geraniol4, Citronellol4, Limonene4, Alcohol, Farnesol4, Benzyl Benzoate4, Propolis Cera, Benzyl Salicylate4, Citral4, Eugenol4