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Make Candy in East Village Spa Theater

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Make Candy in East Village Spa Theater

7 reviews
Paused through July 31. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Cuisine
American
Hosted in
English
Cooking

Make Candy in East Village Spa Theater

Cooking

Make Candy in East Village Spa Theater

7 reviews
Paused through July 31. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Cuisine
American
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Spa lollipops go from fantasy to reality in this playful experience, inspiring imagination, interaction and stress relief. Jena Chambers, spirited confectioner extraordinaire, shares how to make lavender and chamomile-based hard candy while telling uplifting stories. If you've ever wanted to be inside a magical candy kitchen, this will feed and further ignite your curiosity. Beyond a cooking class, this is an interactive experience, peppered with stress-relieving activities. While Jena reveals the art and science of healthy confections, you sip a spa tea while enjoying a warm aromatherapy foot bath. You'll also taste a few savory and sweet snacks featuring the flavors entering the candy pot. Bond with your friends, old and new, while sharing the adventure of pouring hot candy. This is a restorative break from the fast pace of NYC, with friends, co-workers or family. You’ll leave feeling refreshed, with new ideas for self-care, as well as a calming lollipop to savor. See video and reviews for our aphrodisiac candy version here: https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/287532 For more info on the candy, see www.pandoraspops.com. Instagram: @pandoraspops
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Learn more about Jena

Jena

I like to ignite joy and healthy surprises with candy, and to help guests connect with each other and their taste buds in new ways. The founder of two artisanal candy brands, Pandora's Pops and Academy of Treats, I have over 20 years professional experience in holistic health and the mind-body connection. I'm a former massage school director, Duke University graduate, Manhattan resident since 2008, and an active part of the Airbnb travel community. I'm sharing the tradition of my magical great-grandfather, who ran a confectionery school in NYC introducing European methods.

What's included

Food
3 rounds of savory and sweet snacks infused with stress-relieving plant essences
Drinks
calming herbal tea or spa beverage

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Where you'll be

Our petite theater is at 10th St and 1st Ave, a tree-lined street in the heart of the artful East Village. This is a wonderful neighborhood for discovering new things: diverse boutiques, restaurants, bars, and theaters. A few favorite local places to enjoy before: Tarallucci E Vino has a lovely outdoor happy hour and Montauk Salt Cave is relaxing, or after: Amélie has delicious French wine/atmosphere and the Russian & Turkish Baths is an icon.

Things to keep in mind

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Tree nut allergy
Tree nut allergy
Shellfish allergy
Shellfish allergy
Soy-free
Soy-free
Dairy-free
Dairy-free
Egg-free
Egg-free
Gluten-free
Gluten-free
Peanut allergy
Peanut allergy
Fish allergy
Fish allergy
Pescatarian
Pescatarian
Vegetarian
Vegetarian
Vegan
Vegan

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 12 and up can attend. It’s up to each guest to understand the ingredients being used and communicate any allergies or dietary restrictions to the host. Guests should also consider that consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry,…

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

Culinary experience, or a sincere desire to learn confectionery skills, are both not necessary. This is primarily relaxing fun, but you will be surprised at what you can learn in a candy kitchen.
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Make Candy in East Village Spa Theater
7 reviews
$59/person
7 reviews
$59/person