Out With The Old, In With Unique – The Hottest New Trends For 2015

Good Morning to our blog followers!

2015 may seem like it’s far away, but in the Fashion world, the next ‘Big Thing’ is always right around the corner.
This blog will talk about the newest, hottest trends of next year, and which brands will fizzle out.
If you’re fashion forward, and want to be in the front of the line, get behind these new brands so you can say you were the first!
(And don’t worry, guys…there’s some hot info for you too, so keep reading!)

 

 Trends For Fashion

Anyone who’s anyone has heard of the big names: Coach, Prada, Armani, Marc Jacobs….but I bet you haven’t heard of Soka, Vega Zaishi Wang, Sharon Ehman, Cinzia Araia, Markus Lupfer or Yohji Yamamoto.

It’s high time you did!
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Just look at these two !
They are made in Italy, where all the best shoes come from, and are created with genuine leather and suede.
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Markus Lupfer is a celeb’s best kept secret.dpp_0004_1
Everyone from Rhianna to Blake Lively have been seen sporting his trendy approach to fashion and accessories.
From awesome iphone cases, to feminine yet tough-girl clothing, this designer is a man to watch and collect.

Website found Here
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Miss Vega Zaishi Wang is a completely brilliant designer that has been creating ready-to-wear collections for five years.

She brings back the allure and grace of feminine beauty, and her clothing works for every type of woman; from the Mysterious Vixen, to the Sweet-as-Sugar Schoolgirl.
Impeccably cut and designed for the lingering eye, this woman is definitely a force to be reckoned with.

Her collections can be seen on her Facebook page, Here

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black-shiny-python-clutch-562x843         Very little is known about Soka…founded by Stephanus Lukmanto, he currently works with fashion designer Karina Wijaya to create            100% handmade clutch bags and beautiful dresses and jackets inspired by Ikat and Batik methods.product-preview211-562x843They can be found on Facebook Here,  and on their website, Here.

 

 


 

If you like a little edge and spook to your clothing, you will never go wrong by choosing Toronto Fashion Designer Sharon Ehman.

She is the sole creator, designer, and model for Toxic Vision clothing.
Not for the feint of heart, each piece is 100% hand made, and her collections are desperately sought-after around the globe.
Her pieces can be very expensive, but trust us….they’re worth it.
Good Luck to anyone who wishes to own a piece of her work…each collection is released via her website only, and once they’re gone, there’s no second chance to acquire.
Keep updated on collection releases via Facebook, Here….and buy her pieces Here

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Trends For Beauty and Cosmetics

Our favorite!
But of course, we’re not talking Lancome, M.A.C, or Dior here….and with good reason!
Not only are these giants highly overpriced and underperforming…but there’s also many questions and muddy waters on who exactly still tests on animals.
That’s why it’s better for your wallet, your skin, and your conscience to check out these amazing little-known brands.

 

 

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The King of Cosmetics and fresh bath and beauty products is without a doubt, Lush.
Not only are their products 100% natural, organic, vegetarian, and packed with amazing flowers, oils and herbs…but they’ve been fighting animal testing for thirty years, and have an Ethical Buying Team to find fair trade and sustainable sources for their ingredients.

That means their Vanilla Absolute from Uganda helps Mubuku farmers get the best prices and profits for their products….Their cocoa beans come from Colombia and supports a group quietly resisting political violence in the region……Their argan oil comes from Morocco, has stimulated the local economy and given local women a sustainable job.

Lush is committed to fresh handmade products, sustainable business practices, low-or-no packaging, and giving back to the communities they work with.

Anyway, back to the products!
There is so much to choose from, you have to see it all yourself…body butters, oil-free hand lotions, aluminum-free deodorants, soaps that smell so tasty that its hard not to eat them….spend a day just browsing and reading all the awesome goodies they have!
They also have a range of products exclusively for men, like the ‘Guv’ner’ deoderant, and the best shaving cream you can buy, ‘Razorantium’

For cosmetics, they have a fairly new line of color for lips, eyes, and skin.

Some of our favorites are the ‘Feeling Younger Skin Tint’, that reflects light and makes you look bright and shiny all day, the FIVE GRAM mascara t03533ube, ‘Eyes Right’ that contains wheatgrass for strengthening and smoothing your lashes, and japan wax, for extremely long day-use and no flakes or crumblies.
This stuff doesn’t go anywhere, and best of all it doesn’t hurt your eyes, like other chemical mascaras.

Visit their website Here, but be prepared to browse for days!

 

 

 


 

 

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Similar to Lush, but much more simple is Nude Bath Products.

Still a growing local company, owner Karen Murdock offers a fresh, clean product line that includes lip balms, facial masks, scrubs, soaks and soaps. Visit their Facebook page Here, and tell them we sent you!

 

 

 

 



 

 

Well fans, that’s it for today….stay tuned for Part Two, where we’ll cover the hottest places to find unique and daring jewelry and accessories.

Don’t forget to share this blog post, like our FB page, and tell your friends and family!
(And call us to reserve a visit soon, of course.)

 

-White Chocolate Hills Resort

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Selfie Sunday…Ziplines and Terror-Filled Fun!

Happy Mother’s Day to all our mama readers today…
We hope you’re having an amazing day being treated like the Queens you are!

Last Tuesday, our staff had a really fun outing together, in order to unwind, relax, and grow together as a resort family.
We went to Aquatica to ride the zipline, located in Tierra Alta, Negros Oriental…Its located past Valencia, and up Mt. Talinis a little way.

After that, we went to the Pigeon Resort to unwind, nosh some food and drinks, and do some swimming.

We took lots of photos….here are only some of them:

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The Gang!
Ramil, Jaid, Doming, Anna, Joker, Arnel, Taytay & Londing

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Jai Jai, looking great, as always!

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Doming, looking like a rockstar!

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Our lovely Miss Jaid

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Everyone looking excited….except our Office Geek Jessica, who was terrified!

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Bea & Jai Jai, looking super excited!

We definitely recommend spending time with loved ones to become closer…this staff trip was definitely a day to remember.

From everyone here at White Chocolate Hills, again we wish you the best Mother’s Day ever….and we hope to see you soon!

-White Chocolate Hills Resort

Fan Fridays and Other News

Good Afternoon to all our lovely readers!

We’re shaking things up here on the White Chocolate Hills Resort official blog!
In keeping with the times, we will now have a theme for every day of the week…let’s go over what they are, and how you can get involved!

#MusicMonday
It’s no secret that here at the resort, we love music…wether it’s foreign or local, a love song, or a good rock tune…we’re always on the lookout for awesome new music.
On Mondays, we’re going to talk about the songs we love, up-and-coming concerts in the Philippines, awesome new local artists, playlists for hosting everything from a wicked dance party to a tasteful dinner party….Anything and everything that has to do with music, we will write about it on Mondays.

How To Get Involved: Share your favorite bands & tunes in the comments! If you’re a local band, feel free to post a link to your website.

#NewsdayTuesday
We’ve always got our ear to the ground listening for the latest news in our country and abroad.
On Tuesday, we’ll keep you up to date with everything, so you can be informed and aware of local issues, as well as current global news that effects the Philippines.
Tuesday will also be the day we update you with news coming out of White Chocolate Hills…. deals, special rates, and up-and-coming events will all be showcased.

How To Get Involved: Read our blog, share the posts, and do your own research! If you know of anything local going on, or if you have an event of your own you’d like to showcase, send us a message or leave a comment.

#Humpday Heros
This is our favorite day of all!
Every Wednesday, we will feature a hero that is doing good in and around our communities…whether it is a local business owner, a charity group, or an individual…if they’re helping the Philippines and it’s people, we will honor them!

How To Get Involved: Let us know about the local heroes in your neighborhoods…a lot of people that do community work keep quiet and don’t get the attention they deserve, so speak up and share their story with us!

#ThrowbackThursday
This is a relaxing day of looking back at the fun things that have happened over the years….We’ll be keeping it relevant to our industry, featuring old resorts and hotels, old food and drinks menus, and fashion from back in the day.

How To Get Involved: Send us your old stories of staying in Hotels and resorts! Have old, vintage pictures of your parents and grandparents on the beach or at a hotel? Share them and we will feature them in a future #TBT blog!

#FanFriday
Fridays will also be a big favorite for us! We will feature pictures, stories and reviews from our fans.

How To Get Involved: Become a fan! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and our blog…share your stories, reviews, and pictures, and we will feature them every Friday!

#Caturday
You can’t be a true internet citizen if you don’t adore cute cats! On Caturday, we’ll share resort-worthy kitties for your feline fix!

How To Get Involved: Read, Giggle a lot, Feel better about everything!

#SelfieSunday
Selfie Sunday is all about us! Expect to see new pictures of our resort, pictures of awesome staff outings, and any other new and exciting info we have about the resort!

How To Get Involved: Tell us about what’s going on in your life in the comments below! Share some great tourist spots so we can check them out!

We hope you’re as excited as we are…We have lots to share, so don’t forget to Like, share and comment on our blog, our Facebook, and our twitter….you can find the links on the front page underneath our ‘About’ section on the right.

And since today is technically #FanFriday, here’s a shot of a few of our fans enjoying the pool after a long bike ride!

 


Photo Credit: Mich Iso

 

5 Reasons To Love White Chocolate Hills Resort

Good Afternoon, from White Chocolate Hills!

Today I want to let you know our Top Five Reasons why you should follow, love, and visit us!
Of course, there are a million different reasons, but that would take a very long blog post to list them all!
Let’s get right to it, shall we?

     5. Bragging Rights
We are the newest Resort in Zamboanguita!
We opened to the public only three short months ago, so if you want to be at the forefront of up-and-coming trends, you’ll want to check us out before everyone else does.
That way, in one, two, or ten years, you can brag to everyone that you were here when it all began!

     4. Become a Part of Our Family
For Return Customers, Repeat Guests, and Loyal Friends, we do a lot!
There is rumored to be a super-hot VIP Exclusive Club here at White Chocolate Hills…We won’t tell you how to become a member, but if we see you often enough, you might just find out how to join.

     3. Watch Us Grow & Never Get Bored!
Of course, the Philippines has amazing weather for plant growth, but we’re also always growing too!
As we become more and more popular, we’ll introduce even more Deals, Contests, Exclusive Packages and so many more fun things to do around our resort…You’ll definitely want to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and our Blog to make sure you never miss an update!

     2. Because We Love Our Home
We are very community-minded, and we love to share our success with folks in the area by giving them a voice too.
In the future, we’ll showcase our neighborhood, our city, and our many interesting & varied locals with Interviews, Traveller Tips, Information on What’s Hot in Zamboanguita, and other awesome cultural news & updates.

And the Number One Reason to follow, visit and love White Chocolate Hills Resort?

      Because We Love You Too!!
We like to talk with our guests, we stay social and never get bored of answering your questions, tweets and comments!
We want you to feel like you’re with family here, so chat away, come hang out, and let’s get to know each other!

Speaking of growth, after all that rain the last two days, our Chocolate Hills have turned yellow!
Check it out!

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The Philippines – Our Hospitality Can’t Be Beaten!

Good Afternoon, White Chocolate Hills Resort here again, and since it’s almost the weekend, we’ve decided today’s blog is not only a reminder of our Disco Dance Party this Saturday,

(Featuring a wide range of heart-pumping, hip-wiggling music, four affordable pitcher specials, and our infamous Sweet & Spicy Potato Nachos…)

But also, we want to remind folks of why the Philippines is quickly becoming the world’s top vacation destination…..Fr. J. Delgado didn’t write the line; ‘Pearl of The Orient Seas, Our Eden Lost’ for nothing!

Nowhere in the world comes close to the beauty of our landscape, people, art, or culture….and Filipinos are globally-renowned for their unbelievable charm and hospitality.


ImageIf you like nature, you’ll never want to go home if you visit Valencia…From the sweeping, majestic views atop Mt. Talinis, the rainforests in San Fernando, the hundreds of waterfalls and steaming grounds in the mountains, to the Spanish Fountain & Japanese Shrine…you’ll wish you had more time to see it all.


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If you prefer underwater exploration, Apo Island will dazzle you.
The Philippines is home to the highest levels of marine biodiversity in the world, boasting over 400 different species of coral reef, more than 600 types of fish, and turtles, & dolphins also call our country home!

Just a short boat ride from here in Zamboanguita, and you will have over 400 dive sites to choose from, with certified instructors and the opportunity to become a certified teacher as well.

You can also find boat tours, snorkeling centres, kayaking, rafting & beach exploration groups…just head to any of our beaches and ask around!


If dancing and parties are more your thing, you’re also in luck… the Philippines is crazy about music, dancing and partying until dawn.

Walk down any neighborhood street after 6 pm and you’ll run into either an outdoor dance at one of our basketball courts, a small group singing Karaoke & drinking beer or Tanduay rum, or, like us, a free-entrance marathon of pumping tunes, wild light shows, and delicious finger foods.

ImageWe have a Konzert Sound System, with two major speakers attached to our bar.

For lighting, we have 2 matrix lighting set-ups, that change color when you clap, making the pool turn from green to red, to blue!
We also have 3 sound-activated string-lights that make sure the light show is always entertainment in itself…getting lost in the light display is easy at our bar!

We have four great drink specials: The Kamikazee, the Cocolada, Cheech & Chong, and the Speedy Gonzales…you get an entire pitcher for only 280 Php…You can’t beat that price!

And, of course, our Sweet & Spicy Potato Nacho platter.
No more needs to be said…Those who are in the know, know how good they are.

We also have an insane room special for Saturday: 2800 Php for two adults, + Complimentary breakfast in the morning….Reserve your room soon, because they’re going fast!

So come join us on Saturday, the fun begins at 7 pm, and there is No Entrance Fee!
Bring a few friends, we’ll bring ourselves and our awesome dance moves!

Until Next Time,
-White Chocolate Hills Resort

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The Story Of Our Name

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Meet the owners of White Chocolate Hills Resort!
Their names are Guenter & Bea, and in this picture, they are visiting the real Chocolate Hills of Bohol. The formations are a unique geographical mystery, and Guenter & Bea fell in love with them immediately.

After some time, an idea began to form…Why not create a beautiful space in Zamboanguita based upon, and featuring the beautiful hills they loved so much?

In 2011, construction began on our mini-Chocolate Hills, as well as the rest of the resort.
Guenter has built this resort with his own two hands, including all of the stonework on the bar & pool… Talk about talent!

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The guest houses are also created with the hills in mind, they are dome-shaped, and have ‘chocolate’ roofs to invoke the hills in dry season.

The colors of white and brown used throughout the resort are not only extremely visually appealing, clean, and modern-looking, but are also favorites of Guenter.

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Our main construction was completed just this past January, 2014… and a few things remain to be built, including a large, beautiful meeting space, with a full sound system, and projectors for presentations.

So now you know our little story!
Come be a part of our story, and create memorable stories of your own by visiting us soon!