We'll get comfortable in our studio barn/workshop area, where you'll grab a glass of homemade wine from our organic orchard, wildcrafted herbal tea, and/or fruit-infused spring water from our bar before we get started. Once everyone is settled with a beverage, I'll do a quick demonstration to show you the techniques and procedures for making several different styles of rings. Then you'll get busy working hands-on with different tools and materials to create your own custom, unique ring exactly to your liking. I can provide as much support as necessary to help you to feel comfortable with the process and to create your desired outcome. We'll seal/finish your ring if necessary and you'll take it home with you at the end of the session. For those who are interested, you will also have an opportunity to tour our urban homestead and be immersed in the many endeavors we have going. Other things to note: -We have free-range chickens and 2 outdoor farm cats. All are friendly. :) -If you aren't seeing the date or time you'd like available on the calendar, feel free to send me a message and we'll try to work something out if possible! -In order to maintain the very intimate nature of this experience and the value for all guests, we typically do not allow non-participating onlookers. Please ensure you book a slot for all members of your party so we can be adequately prepared for you.
At the most magnificent and unique locations in St. Louis, the Gateway Arch and Old Court House, you will be met by one of my hand-picked photographers. We'll show you how to see and recognize this unique surroundings. Feel and experience its power and energy. We will assist you in permanently capturing this moment. We will use our camera to record the scene as you are enjoying it in. We developed our unique style through the years of expertise. We understand how to deal with such a large landmark, so your photograph will be flawless. We will demonstrate and explain you the stories and mysteries of this place that only locals know throughout the session. Aside from that, we will tell you about the most significant case in US history, which was heard at this Court House. This will also be appealing to children. Within 5 to 10 days after the session, we will give 15,20 high-quality edited images (per ticket). This activity is for two persons. If there are more than two persons, please pick the Private group pricing.
Jo's Garden Private Movie Screening experience in the woods
Join us inJo’s Garden, an indoor hydroponic garden in Syracuse, Missouri. Enjoy a one of a kind space and our gorgeous country setting. Date night, friends night, garden clubs, and plant lovers will enjoy this unique evening. Our oxygen rich garden space surrounds you with herbs, house plants, murals, herbal teas, jewelry, twinkle lights, and fountains. We want you to relax and enjoy your experience from the first step in. During this 1.5 hour event you will tour Jo’s Garden to see our 3 different hydroponic systems. Enjoy some fresh from the garden pesto appetizers and fresh blended teas. See how we plant our hydroponic system. Learn about planting and harvesting micro-greens. Walk through house plant alley and talk with a professional plant parent to see what plants may be best suited for you. There is no such thing as a brown thumb, you are just still learning to use your green one. We have grown for grocery stores, farmers markets, and now we invite you to share our space. Each person will receive 3 packages of fresh cut herbs. Other items available for purchase. Please feel free to bring a cooler with additional drinks and snacks if you would like to sit and enjoy our beautiful outdoor setting. We would be happy to light a fire for you. If you don’t see a date and time that works for you please contact us. Welcome to our garden. Join us on Tiktok @JosGarden
Urban Hike in Downtown Kansas City
In this 3-3.5 hour guided urban hike you'll get to see many of Downtown Kansas City's hidden gems in addition to some of our best historical and modern buildings. You'll also experience Kansas City from different vantage points as well as learning about Kansas City's unique history and Union Station's story of revival. We see many recently painted street murals that are perfect Instagrammable shots and we stop at a local shop for a refreshing non alcoholic drink. We walk through three different communities and talk about the aspects of each one. By the end, you'll have a greater appreciation for Kansas City, you'll know that you have exercised as you'll have walked more than 10,000 steps. In most cases we'll conclude our experience by taking a relaxing ride back to our starting point on the KC Streetcar. Other things to note Please wear comfortable running or walking shoes and be ready to walk for 5 miles. Union Station is our second stop and will be a bathroom stop if needed. There are porta potties along the way if needed as well.
THERAPEUTIC & ROMANTIC There is tremendous power in touch! This has been known for thousands of years in the Far East. Human beings have a need to be touched frequently Massage therapy brings healing and relaxation to a persons body. At the end of a hard days work nothing is better than a foot rub or neck and shoulder rub. I refer to it as “Ten Minutes in Heaven” I will instruct you in the basic principles of Swedish massage so you feel confident giving your partner relief from the stress of a long day! Your hands were made to touch each other!! This 90 minute class will give you skills you can use at home to put a smile on each other’s face. With my knowledge of massage and experience in teaching I will guide and instruct you to give a relaxing massage to your partner. Each of you will spend 30 minutes on the table with your partner working on your neck,shoulders,back,legs, and feet. You will both feel confident giving a mini massage to each other after a long day at work or while watching tv
Pack a Picnic! We'll meet you at the gate! Upon entering our sanctuary, you will most likely be greeted by our 20 sheep & 30 goats. They are very vocal and ready for you to pet them. We'll begin our tour by hand feeding these cuties through the fence as they are a bit pushy when it comes to snacks. Next, we'll enter our paddock of 20-ish male alpacas and hand feed them while we are in their field. The grand finale of our tour is releasing our 20-ish female alpacas and their babies into the picnic area with us to give them some yummy treats. The animal feeding will last approximately 1.5 hours, then you’re welcome to sit and have your own picnic you have brought. We a bathroom and sink for hand washing and plenty of tables and chairs to sit at. This will be a mostly informal tour, if there is anything on the property you would like to see more of just let us know. Other things to note: If the dates or times listed don’t work for you or you would like to book a private tour, please contact us with a day and time that will work and we’ll do our very best to make it happen! This is a camelid, ovine, and caprine rescue. We keep severe cases in private suites. We understand if you don't want to see them during their healing process. If you do just ask. We aim to be very transparent.
Sushi-Making for Everyone
Sharpen your knives and get ready to become a sushi-making master! In this fun class with Chef Legina, you’ll discover that making sushi on your own is something anyone can do — even you! Grab your friends or a date and head over to an awesome local brewery to learn everything you need to know to make fresh, restaurant-worthy sushi rolls from scratch. Treat yourself to a crisp beer and roll up your sleeves to try out your new skills. In this hands-on class, Chef Legina will teach you how to make two classic sushi rolls. You’ll start by learning to make perfectly fluffy, sticky sushi rice. Then you’ll expertly slice and layer ingredients for a salmon avocado roll and a crispy shrimp tempura roll. Roll them up, slice, and serve! You’ll get to learn valuable new skills from a culinary expert and you can take those skills home with you to use whenever the craving strikes.
Adventure Cycling along Historic Katy Rail Trail
Note: Electric Bike Rentals are included in the price. Enjoy bicycling along the Katy Trail, beside the Missouri River, under the colorful fall leaves along the scenic Katy Trail. We will follow the route along the Missouri that Louis and Clark took. The activity will be a relaxing bike trip to see the countryside of Saint Luis, off the beaten path; we'll ride approximately 15 km (10 miles), stopping often along the peaceful gravel rail trail. PLEASE NOTE that the meeting place is inside of Kickstand Katy Trail Bike Shop in Defiance, 2998 MO-94, Defiance, MO 63341, right next to the Katy trail. There is plenty of parking down by Don's place. Defiance is located 40 minutes from Downtown Saint Louis. The price included rental bikes and helmets. We will bike 45 minute/7.7 miles south along the bluffs. to Augusta Winery. There are two wineries we can stop at along the way. We can also enjoy beer at Good news Brewery. We will stop at scenic river overlooks. You will experience the best of what the famous Katy trail has to offer in this bike tour. We will adapt the distance and speed depending on your comfort and skill level and how much time you want to spend at the winery and brewery. Optionally, there is a dive bar called Don's place that has live music and we can also enjoy that if so desired.
Picnic, Movie, and Moonlight Experience in Jo's Garden
Join us in Jo’s Garden for out Private Movie Screening Experience in the woods. This private 3 hour experience is for groups of 2-10 people. Excellent for date nights, friend/family nights, birthdays, bachelorette parties, engagements, anniversaries, and when you just want some excellent vibes and one of a kind experience. How it works: Upon booking this event you will receive an email for a Private Screening Experience questionnaire. Here we will get all of the info needed to make your evening magical and one of a kind. Pick your arrival music playlist, and a movie from Hulu, Netflix, or Amazon Prime that you would like us to have loaded on our outdoor movie screen. Let us know what your event is for, and the vibe you are going for. Once you have filled out your questionnaire, simply arrive the day of your event to a beautifully curated experience. -Enjoy your chosen music playlist upon arrival. -Play giant Yahtzee, bag toss, or a board game. -Visit our Jo’s Garden Snack Bar, and enjoy all the included theater inspired snacks, popcorn, and s’mores. -Watch your chosen movie on our outdoor 14 foot big screen. All events include freshly washed blankets, thermacells, fire pits, sodas and water on ice, twinkle lights, zero gravity recliners, rugs and pillows for ground sitters, hammock, and more! Visit us online or TikTok at Jo’s Garden for video of event.
As we ride through St. Louis' Central West End and West End, we'll visit the historic former residences of a surprisingly large number of well-known authors and read selections from their most enduring work. You'll ride through neighborhoods full of some of the most interesting architecture in the entire Midwest. A true c. 3-hour feast for the eyes and ears! Mike's Bikes, our local bike shop, has resumed doing rentals after a lengthy pandemic-induced interruption. All guests should contact Mike's Bikes directly to reserve bicycles.
Hands on Horses- Farm Experience
One of our trained team members will greet you with a prearranged beverage or your choice. We'll take a stroll through Dragonfly Meadows pasture and learn a bit about the horses. Once a horse and you lock eyes, you can choose to feed and groom your new friend. We will supply treats and brushes. If you are comfortable and desire, we will assist you to sit on or ride the horse in a round pen.
Intimate Comedy Show in The West Bottoms
You will begin your night in the Historic West Bottoms. The West Bottoms is the old stockyard district in Kansas City that has been revitalized into a thriving cultural center. The West Bottoms is the best place to be for all things artistic in KC. When you come to a Barrel Show, you will be met at the front steps of the Historic Hobbs Building by one of the Barrel Guides. The Hobbs is an old manufacturing warehouse that has been redesigned to house almost 50 unique art studios. Inside, there are animation studios, sculptors, painters, tattoo artists, and The Barrel of the Bottoms. You will be guided up the stairs through the 100 year old building, learning bits about the building and studios as you pass. The stairs may wear you out, but Inside - magic awaits. The Barrel is unlike any venue you have seen. Once inside, we mingle and connect for a while. Then, the lights will drop and you will be lead by myself or my co-host through one of the most interesting nights you could imagine. Anything can happen and sometimes we're not even sure what will come next, but we will be in for the ride right along with you.
Capturing Memories at Ha Ha Tonka State Park
Come explore the ruins of Ha Ha Tonka at the wonderful Lake of the Ozarks as only a local can show you. See not only the popular views with the tourists, but stop by some local's favorite views as well. **Please note, due to construction at the park some trails are closed until late June** We will start by taking a stroll to spring, while I point out great views, a little local history and take photos as we see fit on the way. From the spring we will head up 316 stairs to the water tower, continuing to take photos along the boardwalk at the top, and taking in the impressive views from above the spring. There are several rest areas along the way if you should need to utilize those. The boardwalk up top has some amazing places to stop for a few posed photos, as well as some very unique history I would enjoy sharing with you. From there we will continue up a few more stairs to take in the water tower. After you have explored the water tower area, we will continue on towards the castle ruins. We will loop around the carriage house and learn a little about how the structures were made, all while I am still still capturing memories for you along the way. We will end our experience at the famous castle ruins, and photos taken from the best view of the park. Your photos will be professionally edited and returned to you within 48 hours to share while the memories are still fresh.
***NEW TO STL For this extraordinary experience I've teamed up with my partner Chef Seth Daniel to bring you a culinary experience like none other! Both my partner and myself earned the coveted Le Cordon Bleu seal of recognition as culinary experts. We welcome you to our city home we call CASTLE LOFT. As you walk through our front door, all your senses come to life! Music's playing, the aroma of excitement in the air. We've got you covered! An exclusive Chef Tasting menu designed especially for our time together. Relax, sip on a themed beverage, make your way through CASTLE LOFT and enjoy the piano playing while looking at art and history. Prepare your taste buds to be tantalized. Welcome to CASTLE LOFT, the perfect setting for this extraordinary One-Of-A-Kind Authentic Italian Dinner Party mindfully crafted using Plant-Based ingredients. This is a Vegan/Vegetarian culinary experience. And it’s ONLY available through Airbnb Experiences. REQUEST A DATE! Other things to note***** Bring a good appetite, an open heart, and a soul ready to experience a mindfully fabulous evening filled with Amazing Plant-Based Cuisine, Music, Connection, and lots of Heart. We look forward to welcoming you to our home in the city, we call, CASTLE LOFT. Peace, Michael Blu & Seth
Enjoy a Meal in St Louis with Private Chef Douglas
Enjoy your very own private chef experience at your place! Learn the secrets hidden within each dish, and enjoy a delicious multi-course meal. Get ready to discover the taste of St. Louis without leaving your own dining room! The chef will arrive 90 minutes before your preferred dining time in order to begin working their magic. They won't arrive empty-handed! No-no, they will show up at your doorstep equipped with every ingredient needed in order to prepare your meal. Feel free to put your apron on and cook some of the dishes with them! They’re eager to share with you the secrets behind the recipes and St. Louis' local hidden treasures. Not in the mood? Well, then lay down, relax, enjoy a few appetizers and allow them to take care of you. Eat, share, drink, laugh, and explore St. Louis' dining scene from your own table. Oh and don’t worry about tidying up, everything will be left spotless for you to continue to enjoy! Hailing from the South Texas border city of Del Rio, Chef Doug brings over 20 years of expertise in fine dining, luxury catering, and culinary demonstrations. To have a closer look at the menus, send a direct message and we will send them your way! Take advantage of our group discounts! ★ 15% OFF — groups from 4 to 5 guests ★ 20% OFF — groups of +6 guests Please note that to book an experience there is a minimum of 2 guests required.