Wine-Lovers are Discovering the Flavors of Oregon’s Boutique Bells Up Winery

Wine-Lovers are Discovering the Flavors of Oregon’s Boutique Bells Up Winery

Why You should make Boutique Bells Up Winery part of Your Oregon Trip!

Bells Up Winery – Accessibility and Experience are worth its weight in wine!

Dave and Sara Specter, owners of Bells Up Winery in Newberg, are proving that a tiny winery (they describe it as “micro-boutique” and “un-Domaine”) can make a lasting impression on visitors who want that special “Oregon Experience”.



How does Bells Up Winery do it?

One phone call, one email, and one pour at a time.

Sara sums it up nicely.

“We were out-of-state visitors ourselves in 2008, and this type of one-on-one owner/winemaker-hosted wine experience was what we loved best, but you hardly see it anymore.”

Their strategy and business plan—producing a scant 600 cases per year across nine wines, and only offering winemaker-hosted private tastings limited exclusively to one group at a time—may sound a bit retro, but it is an intentional throwback to simpler times… when communication and commerce were way more personal and intimate, and far less digital.

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What’s the Bells Up Winery Method

Bells Up Winery is one of the few that do not embrace online sales, online reservations, and SMS text marketing.

Dave and Sara have proved that old school relationship-based wine sales can not only work, but their customers also find it refreshing.

The only way to buy their wine is directly from the winery, either in person or by phone call. Once they’ve gotten to know you and your wine preferences, repeat orders can be made by phone or email.

If you are uncertain about a selection, they can either reference your tasting with them or discuss your preferences, then describe the available wines directly to you.

Only accepting tasting reservations by phone also allows them to advise their guests about what to expect in advance, which sets expectations for an exceptional experience. After all, reservations for this $50/person winemaker-hosted tasting are special and limited to a maximum party size of six.

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This ensures that Dave and Sara can make the personal connections that create happy visitors that talk about their experience and ambassadors of them and their Oregon travels.

Their managed and controlled growth plan of increasing production only as a wine consistently sells out allows them to stay small, intimate, and personal. They insist that winery production will cap at 1,000 cases, which will allow them to continue their focus on surprising and delighting their visitors.

How does Bells Up Winery do it?

To learn more, visit, then phone them at 503-537-1328 to arrange your own Bells Up wine tasting as part of your next Oregon Travel Experience!

Contributed by:

Carl Giavanti Consulting 971.221.4212

Barry Manilow’s Hit’s 2022 at the PPL Center on August 12

Barry Manilow’s Hit’s 2022 at the PPL Center on August 12

Grammy award winner and music Icon Barry Manilow has just announced a special six show arena tour

Manilow: Hits 2022

Manilow’s tour is taking place this August with special guest David Koz.

Having sold more than 85 million albums worldwide, Barry Manilow is one of the world’s all-time bestselling recording artists.

Some of his hit recordings include “Could It Be Magic,” “Mandy,” “I Write the Songs,” “Can’t Smile Without You,” and “Copacabana.”


An Evening with James Taylor at PPL Center June 27

He’s had an astonishing 50 Top 40 singles including 12 #1s and 27 Top 10 hits. Manilow is ranked as the #1 Adult Contemporary Artist of all-time, according to Billboard and R&R magazines.

Growing up in a lower-class neighborhood in Brooklyn, Barry made a name for himself.

His abilities made him a famous American pop singer and songwriter who specialized in elaborately orchestrated romantic ballads. Thus, winning him a wide audience in the 1970s.

Thu Aug 04 – Boston, MA – TD Garden

Fri Aug 05 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center

Sat Aug 06 – Belmont Park, NY – UBS Arena

Fri Aug 12 – Allentown, PA – PPL Center

Sat Aug 13 – Providence, RI – Dunkin’ Donuts Center

Sun Aug 14 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center

Tickets go on sale starting Friday, May 13th at 11AM on Ticketmaster.

Barry Manilow’s Hit’s 2022 at the PPL Center


Lynyrd Skynyrd – Big Wheels Keep On Turnin’ Tour at PPL Center June 8

Lynyrd Skynyrd – Big Wheels Keep On Turnin’ Tour at PPL Center June 8

An onslaught of medical issues gave Lynyrd Skynyrd a tough time with 2021’s Big Wheels Keep On Turnin’ tour — but the outing has now been rescheduled, with 14 shows coming up in the spring.


Morgan Wallen’s The Dangerous Tour May 27 at PPL Center with Special Guests Hardy & Larry Fleet

As announced by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band, the new dates feature special guests including Don Felder, the Marshall Tucker Band, The Outlaws, and The Devon Allman Project, all of which will trade off opening duties ahead of Skynyrd.

The tour comes after medical setbacks faced by guitarists Gary Rossington and Rickey Medlocke threw a wrench into the original plans.


April 9 — Scottsdale, AZ Arizona Bike Week
May 13 — Pomona, CA Los Angeles County Fair
May 14 — Fresno, CA Chukchansi Park (with Don Felder)
June 3 — Crownsville, MD The Let’s Go Music Festival (with the Outlaws)
June 4 — Wantagh, NY Jones Beach Theater (with the Outlaws, the Devon Allman Project)
June 10 — Middletown, NY Orange County Fair Speedway (with the Marshall Tucker Band)
June 11 — Allentown, PA PPL Center
July 1 — Gilford, NH Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion (with Don Felder and the Outlaws)
July 2 — Bridgeport, CT Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater (with the Outlaws)
July 3 — Bangor, ME Maine Savings Amphitheater (with the Marshall Tucker Band and the Outlaws)
July 8 — Atlantic City, NJ Ocean Casino Resort Ovation Hall
July 9 — Syracuse, NY St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater (with Don Felder and the Marshall Tucker Band)
Aug. 6 — Billings, MT Magic City Blues Festival
Sept. 23 — Sparks, NV Nugget Event Center

For more details, visit Skynyrd’s official website.

Looking for a Celebrity Beauty treatment? Blo Dry Bar in Easton

Blo Blow Dry Bar in Easton


Let them roll out the pink carpet for you any day of the week—no special occasion necessary.


Looking for the celebrity treatment?

Their Blo On The Go mobile service brings the stylist straight to you, whenever luscious locks are required. If you’re pressed for time, have a special celebration or need them on-set, they’ll be there for you with blow dryers in hand.


Congratulations, babe!

They want to make this exciting time in your life the most beautiful it can be! Ugh, they always cry at wedding stylings.

Their team of bridal beauty experts will provide flawless hair and makeup for any of your celebrations. Let them pamper you for your engagement photos, bridal showers, bachelorettes, and of course, THE BIG DAY.

They also offer styling for your entire I-Do Crew. Treat your bridal party to a day of beauty, style them for an amazing photoshoot, or book them in for the big day. They want them to shine beside you. Beautiful photos, guaranteed.


Come party with them!

They love a good bash at Blo and they definitely love to host. Book your bachelorettes, bridal and baby showers, holiday parties, or birthdays for adults and kids and they’ll take care of impressing your guests.

After all, who doesn’t like a little pamper with their party? And don’t worry… what happens in the salon, stays in the salon.

Book your charitable fundraiser, networking event, or product launch in Blo’s beautiful, open space to create a unique experience that they won’t forget.

They’ll handle the pampering, paparazzi not included.

Perfect Balance of Beauty and Wellness at Steel Magnolia Spa & Salon in the Sands Bethlehem Outlets

Steel Magnolia Spa & Salon in Bethlehem features multiple services like massages, manicures, pedicures, facials, and more.

Located in the Sands Bethlehem Outlets.

Steel Magnolia Spa and Salon invites you to an environment of gracious hospitality and service.

Allow their experienced staff of licensed professionals to improve your self-image with personalized beauty and spa services.


The Settlers Inn near Poconos offers Romantic Getaway with Gardens, Wildlife

Whether you enjoy a manicure, pedicure, new hair style, facial or massage, you’ll find we offer the perfect balance of beauty and wellness services at our Bethlehem spa & salon.

Their spa packages include everything from hair, nails, facials, massages, body wraps, makeup, waxing, and sunless tanning.

Stress can be the cause of many negative factors affecting your life, which is why our spa & salon is here so you can put stress behind you.

They have the most relaxing location that allows you to get the most out of the experience. They guarantee you’ll leave feeling substantially better than when you first walked in the door.

So if you’ve been there before or are considering it, be open to trying new things and come see how we can help improve your looks as well as your calmness.

Everyone at Steel Magnolia Spa & Salon is dedicated to exceeding client expectations through excellence in service, exceptional team spirit, and paying extra attention to each client’s individual needs.

If you need a relaxing experience after a long hard week, this is the place.

So give them a call today to schedule an appointment or about hours, specials, and directions.

Located in Bethlehem PA, we serve clients from: the Lehigh Valley | Philadelphia | Central Pennsylvania | New Jersey | New York | Long Island

Pet-friendly hotel just minutes from Dorney Park, Allentown / Fogelsville Sleep Inn is the Stylish Choice

Pet-friendly hotel just minutes from Dorney Park, Allentown / Fogelsville Sleep Inn is the Stylish Choice

Simply stylish accommodations for every traveler

When you travel, a convenient location and helpful amenities can take your trip from good to great.

That’s exactly what you’ll get at Sleep Inn Allentown.

Families, tourists and business travelers alike will appreciate the location, just minutes from the area’s most popular attractions.

Less than 10 minutes from Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, an amusement park with thrills for the whole family.


Lehigh Valley’s own Dorney Park announced this year’s family celebrations

Pet-friendly hotel is also located a short drive from Muhlenberg College and Kutztown University.

With other nearby attractions like the Wind Creek Casino and the Valley Preferred Cycling Center, there’s no shortage of activities in Allentown.

Traveling for business?

This hotel is a great hub to help you get ahead on work. You’ll appreciate access to their business center featuring a print station. They also offer free WiFi and a guest laundry facility to help you maintain your routine while traveling.

Additional amenities include free Grab & Go breakfast and free coffee each morning.

No matter what brings you to Allentown, their entire Designed to Dream® experience will put a smile on your face and a spring in your step. Their modern accommodations are the perfect home base for business travelers and tourists alike.

Close to PPL Center, ABE Airport, Dorney Park The Americus Hotel in Allentown in your Perfect Stay

Close to PPL Center, ABE Airport, Dorney Park The Americus Hotel in Allentown in your Perfect Stay

Historic hotel near the PPL Center and ArtsWalk

Enjoy a downtown stay in an ornate Jazz-Age hotel with contemporary amenities like free WiFi, a fitness center, and rooftop restaurant.

The Americus Hotel, Trademark Collection by Wyndham offers impressive event space, including a majestic ballroom, for any type of gathering.

Just five miles from Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE), this non-smoking retreat is walking distance from Lehigh Valley Health Network, the PPL Center, and local businesses.

You’ll also have easy access to the lively ArtsWalk and Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom.

You’ll love the rooftop restaurant, gym, and free WiFi

Built in 1926, this beautiful hotel offers modern amenities and 24/7 service for a memorable visit.

Grab a bite at the restaurant, work out in the gym, and stay connected with a business center and free WiFi. You’ll also find a convenience store, gift shop, and dry cleaning service.

Each non-smoking guest room features city views, a sitting area, flat-screen HDTV, coffee/tea maker, mini-refrigerator, desk, laptop-size safe, ironing amenities, hair dryer, bath products, and bottled water.

Visit museums, watch the IronPigs play, and try local eats

The downtown location puts you close to the best of the city. Check out vintage cars at the America on Wheels Museum, stroll through the beautiful Allentown Rose Gardens, and see interesting exhibits at the Da Vinci Science Center™.

You can also catch an IronPigs baseball game at Coca-Cola Park, attend a performance at Miller Symphony Hall, or learn about trout farming at the Li’l-Le-Hi Trout Nursery.

The Allentown Fairgrounds Farmers Market is full of delicious goodies while the Allentown Arts Museum features works from Frank Lloyd Wright.

Grand Eastonian is the Unmatched Luxury Hotel Experience in Easton

Grand Eastonian is the Unmatched Luxury Hotel Experience in Easton.

Since 1927, Grand Eastonian have welcomed Lehigh Valley visitors to Easton and they look forward to sharing the historic charm, stunning river and city views, and warm hospitality of the Grand Eastonian Hotel & Suites with you.

Stay. Relax. Dine. Explore.

Grand Eastonian is the perfect location for your visit to Easton, Bethlehem and western New Jersey, so whether you’re visiting the Lehigh Valley for business, enjoying a leisure getaway, or attending a wedding or group gathering, you are sure to love their newly designed guest rooms, spacious suites, and extended stay suites.


Hersheypark now open daily with new attractions

Stay with Grand Eastonian and enjoy a delicious complimentary Continental breakfast with fresh fruit, yogurts, chilled juices and more, as well as free WiFi, an on-site fitness center, and a saltwater indoor heated pool.

Easton’s best restaurants, shops, cultural attractions, and fitness paths are just footsteps away.

Hello Beautiful is Fogelsville’s Choice for Bridal and Beauty

Hello Beautiful is Fogelsville’s Choice for Bridal and Beauty

Your Hair and Makeup is such an important part of your special day! 

Always making sure to listen to your dreams for your desired look and exceed any expectations.  They offer airbrush makeup and are able to add eyelash and hair extensions. 

Also, On Location and In Salon Bridal Services.  They promise to take the stress off of the bride and bridal party to ensure they all look their best!

Hello Beautiful Salon and Boutique offers a salon level system to provide a career path of growth and achievement for team members and to offer several options for our guests to meet their diverse needs when it comes to salon services.

Guests may choose the stylist/level that compliments their requests from skill set to education and their beauty budget.

Their menu displays a “Starting At” price for services, as our team of stylists is classified by availability, education, and demand.

You may schedule a complimentary consultation to get exact cost of the service you are looking for.  Based on availability, education, and demand we offer 3 levels to choose from.

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