Zicam Yoga Session at Boon

October 14, 2009

Outside of the constant stream of wine during Broad Summit, there was an underlying health and wellness theme happening — due in large part to Boon Hotel & Spa, and due in other large part to Zicam (one of the biggest sponsors), and due in other large part to Kristin Darzugas who woke up early to run each morning and has the abs and arms and legs to prove it. (Side note: before the very positive Kristin even made it home from the weekend, she posted this troubling note. Fingers crossed that her week has improved.)



I gave you a little pre-glimpse of Boon here, and must say it was even more charming and inviting in person. Just a delightful place to stay. Good food. Good location. Each room it’s own little modern cabin. Hip orange accents in just the right places. A steamy hot tub. Massages for all. Great food prepared by the Boon Restaurant. Sleek refillable toiletry bottles instead of wasteful plastic samples.



Sponsors weren’t allowed to make any formal presentations about their products, so I wondered how they would participate. I loved Zicam’s solutions (future event sponsors: take note!). 1) They left a thoughtful hangover kit (remember the packed schedule of wine + wine + more wine) on each attendee’s bed — filled with soothing little products to ease dehydrated bodies. 2) They hosted a morning yoga session taught by Gwen Bell. I confess, I did not participate (I opted for extra sleep. I always opt for extra sleep.), but doesn’t it look inviting? And visually pleasing?

Zicam, if you’re unsure whether your tasteful marketing had any affect, be assured that it did. For the entire drive back to the city, Mai was a walking, talking advertisement of the healing effects of your products. I’m (almost) excited to catch my first winter cold so I can fight it with Zicam. Just saying.

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Chloe October 14, 2009 at 5:54 pm

OK, that actually makes me want to do yoga!

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2 At Home with kim vallee October 14, 2009 at 6:43 pm

I love orange. Even though the yoga session looks sure inviting, I might have opted for extra sleep, do not feel bad about it.

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3 kari.wallentine October 14, 2009 at 9:09 pm

i love yoga (and teach it 5 days a week). but i also love sleep! that would have been a tough call…
wish i could attend really cool seminars and gatherings such as this. :)

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4 Kristin October 14, 2009 at 11:36 pm

Gabby, thanks for the sweet mention – any visible abs I had before the summit are long gone now thanks to all the delicious food and wine and cookies and omg.

All is OK, I should probably update my blog now.

I loved seeing you again, you are fantastic.

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5 Sarah October 15, 2009 at 11:30 am

I love yoga. I was much more of a yogi a couple years ago, but that makes me want to head there and do yoga for hours.

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6 bekapirwitz October 16, 2009 at 10:41 am

this looks like it was an absolutely remarkable trip! and i'm sure it was a wonderful opportunity for you to get some extra relaxation for the belly.
so jealous…

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7 Rachel October 16, 2009 at 6:11 pm

I'm a total believer in Zicam. I was so bummed when the nose spray went off the market, but some people were claiming they had lost their sense of smell from it. Now I use the mouth spray or the nose swabs. Both seem to work great so far!

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8 traceyclark October 16, 2009 at 7:35 pm

good lord. looking at these photos make me feel like i'm in heaven.

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9 Christa October 19, 2009 at 2:01 pm

Gabrielle,
As a reader of your site and a pharmacist, I must point out the following information from the Food & Drug Administration regarding the use of Zicam: http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/PostmarketDrugSafetyInformationforPatientsandProviders/ucm166834.htm

There is no benefit for its use and it has been shown to harm one's sense of smell. Thought your other readers should know.

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