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 and welcoming spontaneous questions. While Jena reveals the art and science of healthy confections, you sip an herbal tea or lavender cocktail while enjoying a warm herbal foot bath. You'll also taste a few savory and sweet snacks featuring the flavors entering the candy pot. After sharing the adventure of pouring hot candy, your hard-working hands will enjoy a soothing sugar scrub. 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.
Your host, Jena Chambers, is the founder of Pandora's Pops and Academy of Treats (two artisanal candy brands). She has over 20 years professional experience in holistic health and the mind-body connection. Jena is a former massage school director, Duke University graduate, Manhattan resident since 2008, and an active part of the Airbnb travel community. She is sharing the tradition of her magical great-grandfather, who ran a confectionery school in NYC introducing European methods. Candy is her medium for igniting joy.
Location: 10th St and 1st Ave, a tree-lined street in the heart of the artful East Village. Exact location given after booking.