Visionistas by Design Wellness Boutique’s Feel The Love Mixer Thursday November 3rd

Visionistas by Design Wellness Boutique’s FEEL THE LOVE MIXER 

Dr Lyz DeBoer, owner of Visionistas by Design Wellness Boutique in Nazareth, and the Nazareth Area Chamber of Commerce, invite you to a

“Feel the Love” mixer

This networking event is not your usual mixer.  You will feel the love of Dr. Lyz, her team,  and the space she has created at her beautiful facility located at 15 East Walnut Street in Nazareth.

Dr Lyz Deboer's Visionistas by Design Wellness Boutique’s

Dr Lyz Deboer’s Visionistas by Design Wellness Boutique’s

Dr. Lyz will host a game show presentation for guest’s enjoyment, which will give a glimpse into what she and her team offer at Visionistas By Design Wellness Boutique.

This unique mixer will be held on Thursday evening, November 3rd from 5:30-7:30pm. Light refreshments will be served.

Guests will be able to meet and share information about their organization or business and connect to one another while enjoying the beauty of Visionistas by Design’s welcoming space and meeting Dr Lyz’s team.

Join them to learn more about the services offered at Visionistas by Design Wellness Boutique and experience how fun it can be to reach into our interpersonal dynamics. Come watch the fun as local leaders and business owners share their love stories in a friendly competition, which will highlight Dr Lyz’s passion for relationship coaching.

Nicole Miles, manager of the Nazareth Area Chamber of Commerce, is excited to be a part of highlighting Dr. Lyz’s practice:

“Dr. Lyz DeBoer exudes an open heartedness.

She is compassionate and eager to bring people together. Just meeting with her,

one can feel her enthusiasm and desire to help people heal.

We are lucky to have her in Nazareth where she has created a gorgeous and welcoming space for gatherings.

This event is going to be very fun and one to remember! I look forward to seeing many Chamber members and community members on November 3rd, just before the holiday season, which can often trigger many emotions as stress rises and interactions with others become more pronounced. It will be the perfect way to start November!”

Our host, Dr. Lyz DeBoer adds, “At Visionistas By Design, our motto is “LOVE Heals. We EMPOWER you to FLY!” We hope to see you at our “FEEL the LOVE” Mixer on November 3.  Come and enjoy our lovely space, meet our team, learn about our health, wellness, and relationship services, and connect with us and other members of the community. We are so excited to feature our “Newlywed-ish Game”, where some of our favorite local leaders/business owners (and their partners at all stages of their love journeys) will answer questions about their love stories in a game of FUN and friendly competition! Let’s kick off the approaching holiday season with connection, laughter, and cheer! We can’t wait to see you!”

RSVP is not mandatory but would be helpful for event coordinators to adequately plan for a fun and enjoyable experience for all guests.


Register for the free at

Visit the Chamber Website for more details about the event at

Check out the Facebook event page here:

When: Thursday, November 3rd, 2022 from 5:30-7:30p

Where: 15 East Walnut Street, Nazareth, PA 18064

Pricing Information: FREE

Lehigh Valley Humane Society Launches Oct 22 Community Day & Grand Opening!

Lehigh Valley Humane Society Community Day & Grand Opening of Vet Clinic Oct 22

Come tour the brand-new building and celebrate the long-awaited grand reopening of the Lehigh Valley Humane Society on Oct 22

Lehigh Valley Humane Society

There will be live music, kids activities, pet caricatures, food trucks, and more.A ribbon cutting ceremony run by the Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce will be at 12pm.

Lehigh Valley Humane Society CEO Hal Warner shares

“On October 22nd 2022, the Lehigh Valley Humane Society

will reintroduce ourselves with not only a new name, but a renewed commitment

to the people and the animals of the Lehigh Valley.

“…Our new state-of-the-art facility will feature over 100 new dog kennels, hundreds of square feet of free roaming cat space, outdoor play yards, dog training and animal grooming.

Lehigh Valley Humane Society

The new LVHS will also offer a brand-new full-service Community Vet Clinic that offers high-quality services at affordable prices. This reopening is a symbol of our ongoing mission to provide exceptional services to the animals of the Lehigh Valley and beyond.”

The nonprofit was founded in 1906 to provide a haven for homeless animals and to prevent cruelty to both animals and children. All homeless animals brought to them will find sanctuary and upon entering, each animal is examined, vaccinated, housed, and fed. In June of 2018 they launched their Community Vet Clinic, a much-needed program to enable responsible pet owners to get otherwise-inaccessible medical care for their pet.

Their mission drives their initiatives as they seek “to be the leading advocate for breeds such as pit bulls that often are left behind or ignored by other shelters. To provide high quality medical care for all animals and to offer financial assistance to those pet owners that cannot otherwise afford vet services. To match responsible pet seekers with their next best friend in order to find the perfect home for the animals in our care.”

Executive Vice President of Affiliated Chambers, Easton & Phillipsburg Area Initiatives, & Northern Tier Jessica O’Donnell-Gower looks forward to the celebration, “The Lehigh Valley Humane Society not only provides a tremendous service for our community and their furry friends, but they also act as true community partners with their involvement and support of other organizations. This Saturday is just one small way we can show up and show the support in return. We hope to see our community come out in full force for this milestone celebration of the Lehigh Valley Humane Society!”

Lehigh Valley Humane Society website:

Wine-Lovers, Taste a Weekend of Sips at Penn’s Peak Mountain Wine Festival July 23-24

Wine-Lovers, Taste Thru Hundreds of Sips at Penn’s Peak Mountain Wine Festival July 23-24

Head to Penn’s Peak in nearby Jim Thorpe for this festival which includes wine samplings from 8 local wineries.

Relax with a glass of wine on the panoramic outdoor deck with a view of Beltzville Lake and the Pocono Mountains.

Choose to stay inside and enjoy air conditioned comfort while listening to live entertainment and shopping at several local artisans pop-up shops.

Penn's Peak Mountain Wine Festival

Mountain Wine Festival Wineries

Shade Mountain, Tolino Vineyards, Black River Farms, Blue Mountain Vineyards, The Winery at Wilcox, Blue Ridge Winery, and of course Franklin Hill Vineyards

The event starts at 12:00 both days until 5:00pm

Penn's Peak Mountain Wine Festival

Mountain Wine Festival Scholarships

Part of the proceeds of Mountain Wine Festival will go to help fund scholarships to this areas future Winemakers and Viticulturists.

Tickets for Mountain Wine Festival here

Acclaimed Allentown Xplorer Spirits Pours at Taste of Kutztown June 11

Acclaimed Allentown Xplorer Spirits Set to Pour at Taste of Kutztown June 11

Cocktail lovers, get ready to explore amazing sips from Xplorer Spirits at Taste of Kutztown taking place June 11 at Kutztown Park




Spirits Begin by Exploring

Kishor Chokshi is a world-class engineer who was working in Glycerin distillation at a factory in Tanzania, Africa.  Like so many others, he wanted more out of life for his family and himself; and risked it all to pursue that goal.  

Explorer Spirits Allentown PA

That ambition led him across the world to land in Allentown, PA where he decided to leverage his world-class science skills from Glycerin distillation to spirit distillation and created Kilimanjaro Distillery.

The Chokshi family founded Xplorer Spirits and Kilimanjaro Distillery.  

Related: Taste of Kutztown is set to deliver a delicious day for a good cause on June 11

In conversations with Kishor and his co-founder and daughter Niky, we quickly learn how much these two names (Xplorer and Kilimanjaro) really influence the Chokshis, because whether it’s in life or your taste buds, they want to explore the world and they want to inspire you to explore with them.

Xplorer Spirits Allentown PA

Also, just like Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro, they aspire to compete with the very best in the world and win!  Based on their awards and how quickly their company is growing, they’re on their way to victory.

Let’s Get Tasting

Xplorer offers 10 different spirits and in the last few years, they’ve won several awards including Platinum for Wheat Vodka from The Sip Awards, Triple Gold for Apple Pie Moonshine from Micro Liquor Spirit Awards and Gold for Bourbon Whiskey from Great American International Spirits Competition and Double Gold for their American Gin in 2021 at the World Spirit Trophy Competition in Germany.


Xplorer Wheat Vodka

Wheat from America’s mid-west, fermented and distilled to a smooth, neutral profile. 

Subtle on the nose.  Clean with gentle vanilla and cream.

As you take a sip, notes of vanilla, cream, and lemon peel fill your mouth.  It lingers into a long finish of whipped cream and citrus.  So clean, soft and delicate.  An extraordinary taste.

Xplorer Potato Vodka (Gluten Free)

Continuing to celebrate Pennsylvania’s local farmland, their potatoes are sourced near the Lehigh Valley to use in the fermentation and distillation.  This is an advantage as the area’s potatoes are known for a crisp profile and a hint of natural sweetness.

The aroma hits your nose immediately.  Lemon peel, light spice, rye bread.

Your mouth gets notes of custard, vanilla and spice.  Finishing with vanilla pudding, anise and the subtlest smooth spicy note that lasts extra long and begs you to take another sip. 

Xplorer American Gin

Made with 14 different botanicals sourced from across the globe including: Europe, Madagascar and Tanzania.

Juniper, coriander, cardamom, cinnamon, cubeb berries, grains of paradise, orange, lemon and a blend of 5 proprietary herbs that are vapor infused for an exceptionally clean and dry finish.

The nose flirts with you, gushing citrus and gin’s trademark touch of juniper.

The mouth continues its romance with a full-bodied experience.  So many of the international ingredients balanced well: dry juniper, coriander, citrus, lemon, refreshing, crisp, smooth. The finish is fresh, fruity, light, bright, refreshing.

Xplorer Rooibis Flavored American Gin

Rooibos is from a plant that grows in South Africa. The leaves are used to make a herbal tea infused with the health benefits of anti-oxidants and polyphenols from the Rooibos herb.  And today we get to enjoy it in this bottle.

Once again starting with the juniper nose you’d expect from a quality gin.  The mouth is more herbal, nutty, with slight pepper.  The finish is smooth with spices. These are all traits that come with Rooibos.  It adds a texture and dimension that’s subtle, unique and adds meaty, earthy pairing options like roasted lamb.

Xplorer Bourbon (High Rye)

Sourced exclusively from North American corn, rye & malt.

The nose is a delicious balance of caramel, vanilla and the slightest hint of sweet corn.  The mouth is luscious!  A big kiss of maple, caramel and vanilla with the rye and spice that you want from a rye bourbon.  A finish that hugs you tightly with light oak and spices; and gently, slowly relaxes its romantic embrace. 

I’m personally a fan of rye bourbon and this is one of the best tastes I’ve had in recent years, including attending several grand tastings.  For me, this bottle is a winner.

Xplorer Spirits Chocolate Bourbon

Xplorer Chocolate Bourbon

Made using Xplorer’s own Bourbon Whiskey, with cacao from Uganda, Dominican Republic & Ecuador.

The nose hits you from a mile away.  Strong, deep, several layers of varied cocoa flavor.  If you’re a chocolate lover, get ready!

The mouth is creamy and indulgent, but not heavy.  Smooth, complicated, balanced.  Ending with rich & creamy notes of dark chocolate, maple, and caramel.

Xplorer Honey Bourbon

A local favorite!  

All-natural Pennsylvania dark honey blended with Xplorer’s own Bourbon Whiskey creates a very special bottle.  Whiskey connoisseurs need to give it a taste.  The specially-sourced dark honey creates a magic outcome.

On the nose you’ll find sweet caramel, honey and vanilla.  The mouth is very special!  Very complex honey with maple, caramel and cream.  A smooth, rich finish that goes on and on.

Xplorer Spirits Peach Bourbon

Xplorer Peach Bourbon

Made with ripe peaches famous from South Carolina and Georgia

The nose is a full waft of sweet ripe peaches.  The mouth continues smooth peaches and adds cream and vanilla for the end.  A delicate, consistent balance.

Xplorer Spirits Peanut Butter Bourbon

Xplorer Peanut Butter Whiskey

The newest treat from Xplorer.

The nose offers fresh-roasted peanuts, caramel and toasted nut butter.  The mouth is smooth caramel peanut butter with a hint of vanilla.  Ending with creamy roasted peanuts and vanilla.

Xplorer Spirits Bourbon

Xplorer Pennsylvania Dutch Apple Pie

A local favorite for a reason!  A special blend; and no matter how good you’re expecting it to be, it still manages to surprise you with how good it is.

Whiskey, vodka, local Pennsylvanian apples, Tanzanian cinnamon and spices make for a bold and spicey adventure.

On the nose you’ll find cinnamon, vanilla, all-spice and apple.

On the mouth is a burst of apple.  Like a carnival candy apple with cinnamon and hazelnut.  The layers and details dance on your tongue with a finish that brings in whipped cream and cinnamon.

It’s a fun tasting experience!

As you can imagine, the diverse selection attracts a wide range of customers.  

Some are attracted to the award-winning acclaim, some traditionalists are attracted to their high-level vodka, gin and high rye.  The bar crowd and younger drinkers are loving their flavored whiskeys.

Xplorer Spirits

Kishor Chokshi at Kilimanjaro Distillery

You can find many of the bottles at your local bar or liquor store.  If you’re in Pennsylvania, look for the “local” section, but Xplorer Spirits has grown outside the East Coast, traveling to shelves nationwide.

Here’s a pro tip, try the peanut butter together with the apple pie.  Incredible!

One of the key reasons for the incredible aromas and flavors is Kishor’s use of quality ingredients.  See the video below as he shows us how the honey actually drifts on the honey bourbon bottle. 

Xplorer Spirits are Quality Ingredients and a World-Class Process

Xplorer strives to celebrate Pennsylvania’s rich agricultural heritage in each bottle, sourcing local ingredients whenever possible and using Kishor’s decades of science expertise to carefully craft the finest small-batch spirits.

From every step of the process: from mash to ferment, to distill, and finishing up with in-house bottling, the experience is truly artisan.

At their Kiliminjaro Distillery headquarters, the 12x distillation removes impurities and leaves the bottle with cleaner taste and aroma.  Compare that to others, even the most high-end competitors are only distilled 6-7 times.  

The difference is obvious and the results are truly outstanding.

Xplorer Spirits Perfect Pairing

We discussed the quality ingredients in the bottle.  But we need to discuss the quality ingredients outside the bottle, the father-daughter combination that makes up the brand.

If dad Kishor is the science, then daughter Niky is the vibrant spirit.  Her voice, her energy; she’s a star.

Whether’s she’s leading a boardroom of executives through her next marketing strategy, or guiding a bar full of patrons through a tasting, her infectious energy compels you to take a sip and love what you taste.

The only thing better than Niky’s passion for their drinks is seeing Kishor beam as he proudly watches his daughter work.

Giving Back To the Lehigh Valley

Xplorer Spirits and Kilimanjaro Distillery are proud local businesses in Allentown.  

During Covid-19, they were quick to pause their work and use their machinery to make much-needed hand sanitizer for the Lehigh Valley community

They continue to give back and proudly support the community that has given them so much over the years.

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On June 11, they’ll be pouring as a part of Taste of Kutztown.  In an event full of tasty options, they’ll stand out, not just for their outstanding and award-winning flavor,  but also for their pride in the community.

Taste of Kutztown takes place June 11 at Kutztown Park.  439 E Main St Kutztown, PA

For more information:

Taste of Kutztown Delivers on Delicious Day for Good Cause on June 11

Taste of Kutztown set to deliver Delicious Day for Good Cause on June 11

Taste of Kutztown is set to deliver a delicious day for a good cause on June 11 at Kutztown Community Park.

The 2022 Taste of Kutztown Wine & Beer Festival is happening on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 11:30AM EDT at Kutztown Community Park with tickets starting at $25.00



The fundraiser is presented by Kutztown Rotary and runs from 11:30am-5:30pm.

taste of kutztown lehigh valley

Kutztown Community Park will play host to the Taste of Kutztown Festival, presented by The Kutztown Rotary Club.

Attendees can stroll through grass pathways and enjoy the shade while sampling and purchasing tasty foods. They can also shop for products from a wonderful cast of vineyards and artisans, sipping on wine, beer, mead and cider.

taste of kutztown lehigh valley

Related: Acclaimed Allentown Xplorer Spirits Set to Pour at Taste of Kutztown June 11

As in past years, wine tastings will play a major part in the event, featuring over 25 regional wineries, distilleries, mead & cider vendors & 5 local craft brewers.

taste of kutztown lehigh valley

Unlimited boozy samples & complimentary wine check for purchases (2 bottles or more) Food trucks, artisan vendors and live music create the vibe!

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Participating Wine/Beer Vendors

Xplorer Spirits

Xplorer offers 10 different spirits and in the last few years, they’ve won several awards including Platinum for Wheat Vodka from The Sip Awards, Triple Gold for Apple Pie Moonshine from Micro Liquor Spirit Awards and Gold for Bourbon Whiskey from Great American International Spirits Competition and Double Gold for their American Gin in 2021 at the World Spirit Trophy Competition in Germany.

Xplorer strives to celebrate Pennsylvania’s rich agricultural heritage in each bottle, sourcing local ingredients whenever possible and using Kishor’s decades of science expertise to carefully craft the finest small-batch spirits.

Blue Mountain Vineyards and Cellars

They have been making wine for over 30 years and are still going strong.  Their signature dry red wines are “Old World Style” making them soft and Earthy with a slight hint of Spice. Every dry red is aged a minimum of 9 months in a French Oak Barrel. Dark berry notes are prevalent.

Their dry white wines are crisp and refreshing with a slight mineral note. Soft hints of fruit will please your senses.  Their sweet wines will fulfill the fun loving side of your taste buds. Our Rottie Wines are a special tribute to our two winery dogs and our recent addition of REGGIE and all of the dog lovers out there.

Saucony Creek Brewing Co and Gastropub

Founded by Kutztown, Pennsylvania native Matt Lindenmuth in 2013, Saucony Creek Brewing Company is a small, local craft brewery specializing in authentic, small batch creations with an adventurous/rebellious spirit with a world of passion and experience dripping from each Saucony Creek sip.

The gastropub opened in early 2016, offering beer tastings, flights, pints, brewery tours  and a crafty, farm-totable food menu utilizing ingredients from local farms and creameries.

Sandcastle Winery

Sand Castle Winery was founded in 1974 combining European and American tradition to create world class, premium wine.   All Sand Castle wines are made exclusively from grapes grown on the property, earning the esteemed label of estate grown.

and more!

On June 11, they will all be pouring as a part of Taste of Kutztown.  

Taste of Kutztown takes place June 11 at Kutztown Park.  439 E Main St Kutztown, PA

For more information:

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