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

To Be Creative Means To Be In Love With Life

Good Morning Blog-Readers!

If you visit the markets and out-of-the-way village areas in the Philippines, you will be lucky enough to witness the impressive creativity of the Philippine people.
Hand-carved lamps, chairs, lizards, masks, and necklaces are only a few of the items available as keepsakes of your visit here.

One group of people in particular, the Ifugao, have been globally hailed as among the best in wood carving.
The art of Ifugao handcarving has been passed down from generation to generation, and the largest living village today can be found on Asin road, on the way to Baguio City.

The 1st Pa-ot Festival in Tadiangan, Benguet took place last May 22-24, and was a spectacular festival showcasing the Ifugao people’s innate ability for producing beautiful, intricate carvings.
There was also a native wine-making & tasting event, cultural dance & song clinic, backstrap weaving contest, broom-making clinics, and rattan weaving demonstrations.

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Traditionally, Bulul sculptures were used for ceremonies centered on healing & rice production…the statues were highly prized and represented ancestors, guardian gods & spirits.
Today, many different items are carved, and not only just out of wood…sometimes stone is used.

Here at White Chocolate Hills Resort, if you look carefully, you can see that we have quite a few hand-carved masks and statues…keeping this lovely art alive is vitally important, and each unique piece has cultural value and significance.
If you have the chance to stop by Malatapay Market, there is a souvenir shop run by three brothers that know the art of hand-carving, and create amazingly detailed pieces for sale at very affordable prices.
Tell them we sent you!

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That’s all for today, don’t forget to like, share and rate us on Facebook, TripAdvisor, and Twitter!

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

 

The Authority Of Hotel Horrors Hasn’t Stayed Here…Oh Boy!

For anyone interested in reading juicy inside information and trade secrets from the Hotel & Resort industry, Jacob Tomsky is the biggest Go-To name for today’s generation. His book ‘Heads in Beds – A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality’ is an extremely well-written piece of work…at once, both eyebrow-raisingly unbelievable &  cringe-worthy in it’s observations….yet enormously entertaining and worth the read.

He tells horror stories of Front-Desk Officers overcharging credit cards, delaying room service, and playing havoc with reservations…Housekeepers cleaning glasses with furniture polish and leaving sheets & TV remotes uncleaned, Hotel Kitchens that don’t adhere to proper food safety standards….the list of terrifying tales are endless.

For those that don’t work within the hospitality industry, reading his work would cause you to cancel your reservations and never travel again.

Unfortunately for him, Mr. Tomsky has never visited White Chocolate Hills Resort!

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What’s more authentic than goats on a beach?

 

We are proud to offer nothing but the absolute best, honest, and most reliable customer service you will ever experience….
While other places tend to talk big to get you and your money through the door, then deliver as little as possible to cut their costs, we strive to be the best in everything we do because it’s in our nature!

  • Our photos on Facebook are honest…what you see is definitely what you get…no enhancements or staging goes into our pictures.

 

  • Our staff are local people…world-famously friendly, willing to help you enjoy yourself, able to solve any issue you have, and we do it all with a genuine smile…because we love our jobs & we love our guests!

 

  • Our Chef is professionally trained, passionate about food, and devoted to serving healthy, organic, eye-catching meals that will also leave you feeling full and satisfied…unlike other restaurants that pile three teaspoons of vegetables onto a piece of exotic fish or obscure meat the size of a dollar bill.
    We also have a window that opens into the kitchen, so you can sneak a peek at the action that goes on behind the scenes!

 

  • Our resort is private, small, and dedicated to exclusivity….which means our housekeeping staff are 100% able to make sure your room is crisp, clean, well-stocked, and comfortable at all times. We also have a policy of not going into guest rooms without the permission of the reserving guest…this guarantees your privacy, and gives you reassurance that no one is tampering with your things.

 

  • Our Front Desk Officer is cheerful, friendly, and dedicated to making sure all of your needs are met and your questions are answered…Anything you can think of, she can help…and if she can’t, she will quickly find someone who can! From where to visit around town, to local customs and history, she is a wealth of information that loves to help our guests feel happy, confident, and pampered.

 

  • Our landscaping is totally unique to the Philippines, and we take pride in the place we call home…we never let things fall out of place here, and you can always be assured of aesthetic appeal, worry-free barefoot strolls, awesome photography opportunities, and a quiet atmosphere of total relaxation.

 

If you want an amazing, world-class respite from the hectic pace of the every day, you need to visit White Chocolate Hills Resort.
We are in no way like anyone else in our industry….we are family, and we want you to be a part of our family too….we’ll treat you with the respect & good time you deserve and expect from a Private Resort experience!

Have a great day, everyone!
Don’t forget to ‘Like’, Share and Follow us on Twitter & Facebook!

-White Chocolate Hills Resort

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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