The second Annabelle-Soirée (an evening organized by the Swiss women’s magazine Annabelle) was a discussion about spirituality, unicorns, and Yoga, and about the ways we find balance in our hectic daily routine.
The panel discussion was moderated by the editor-in-chief of Annabelle magazine Silvia Binggeli who talked with the guests about various types of relaxation and hype around it. The economist Sita Mazumder focuses more on watching TV series than on Yoga, whereas brain researcher Peter Krummenacher felt awkward while trying to practice Yoga. Ingrid Tomkowiak, professor of popular literature and media, referred to herself as an explicitly non-spiritual person, while stylist Alexandra Kruse shared with the audience that her belief in unicorns came from early childhood. The guests talked about the opportunities, risks and placebo effects linked to this topic and also about the roots of the current craze for spirituality. I liked the idea that everyone is free to find his or her own way of relaxing without feeling obliged to follow the latest trend.
The evening was held in the chic Park Hyatt Zurich with a great live food station and drinks. In a nicely decorated partner lounge the Swiss watch brand RADO presented its newly launched ceramic pieces in beautiful colors. I could not resist trying some of them on! Their high tech ceramics are light and comfortable.
Swiss Confiserie Sprüngli treated the guests with its delicious creations. As well as all that, there was a detox station and even hand massage sessions from the cosmetic brand Sensai. After the event, premium partner Mercedes-Benz organized a shuttle service to the Zurich main station.