Month: January 2015

For the Coffee Lover

There’s nothing like a good cup of coffee. As the temperatures are dropping (drastically!) and it’s getting tougher to role out of your warm bed in the morning, a delicious mug of your favorite coffee can really help get your day going. And for those avid coffee lovers, we’ve got tons of essentials for your coffee-making needs, including the best appliances, styling serving accessories, and perfect mugs large enough for your XL serving-size. So be sure to register for these must-haves below or buy them yourself to complete your kitchen needs. Brew with these: Berghoff Coffee/Tea Press Kate Spade New York Castle Peak Canister Nespresso VertuoLine Read More

Get to Know Newly Engaged #ZolaCouple Ben & Ruby

Newly engaged couple Ben and Ruby first met over a mutual love of eyeglasses. Ruby works at an eyeglasses company and when she saw Ben wearing some stylish frames, she knew she had to make a move. The couple have been together ever since, living in New York City, enjoying new restaurants, and attending spontaneous concerts (more on this below). As a couple who has only recently gotten engaged, they have some insight on the early stages of the wedding planning process, particularly when it comes to creating a registry. After taking a look at their well-rounded Zola registry, we Read More

Friday Faves

As we curl up to check in on our favorite blogs this week, we’ve noticed we’re leaning towards hearty recipes as well as ideas for the home. In this chilly weather, comfort food is definitely on our minds. And with the new year, a bit of a home refresh as well. Get inspired by today’s roundup of gorgeous content from around the blogosphere in this edition of Friday Faves. Entryway Styling Get tips on how to style your entry from A Beautiful Mess, including storage and decor ideas. Provide Blankets for Your Guests Having a winter wedding? We love this Read More

Travel Essentials for Your Weekend Getaway

Planning a weekend getaway in the next few weeks? Whether you’re heading to the mountains or visiting family, packing lightly and efficiently for a quick weekend away is essential to a smooth trip. We love a good weekender bag, perfect as a carry-on or for a roadtrip. A quality camera is also a must for the journey, as well as a useful camera strap for taking photos on-the-go. Check out our roundup of travel essentials and enjoy your weekend away! Shop these travel essentials: 1. Tumi Alpha 2 Small Soft Travel Satchel 2. Polaroid Z2300 Digital Instant Camera 3. Tumi Alpha Bravo Knox Backpack 4. Fotostrap Read More

Getting Started with Cookware

From skillets to pressure cookers to tagines, the cookware arena can be an intimidating one to master. Luckily our experts have broken down these cooking essentials with simple explanations (and photos!) to help you figure out exactly what you need to register for. Below are just a few of your cookware needs. Find our entire Buying Guide here. Skillet & Frying Pan Skillets are shallow to moderately deep with gently curved sides and long handles. Their shape is ideal for frying and searing. Tip: Use a non-stick pan when cooking delicate foods, such as omelettes and croquettes, but choose a traditional Read More

The 5 Cleaning Essentials Every Home Needs

When it comes to keeping a clean home, there’s no need to go overboard on the cleaning supplies. To avoid more clutter and disorganization, we suggest sticking to the basics in order to simplify the cleaning process. So, what products do you actually need to keep in the storage closet to maintain a tidy house? Just these five: 1. Vacuum You won’t regret investing in a quality vacuum. Choose one that cleans multiple surfaces (carpets, wood floors, etc.) and comes with the essential attachments (for cleaning furniture or hard-to-reach places). A quality vacuum not only lasts, but you can also Read More

A Healthy & Delicious Green Smoothie Recipe

Hopping on the healthy food wagon this year? An easy way to make sure you get your daily dose of fruits and veggies is by making your own smoothies. Blend one up for breakfast or enjoy it as an afternoon snack. There are so many varieties out there, and they are super easy to make. All you need is the right blender – we recommend the Vitamix Professional Series 500 Blender to create this healthy recipe. The key to making a green smoothie full of flavor is to add sweet and tangy fruits like pineapples and bananas. These balance out the raw taste Read More

New on Zola

Here at Zola, we’re always adding new products to our site in order to provide you with the variety you deserve. This month, we’ve already added a few new picks from some of our favorite brands. If you thought you knew Luigi Bormioli, Le Creuset, and All-Clad, get to know the brands a little better with these additional products recently added to Zola! Luigi Bormioli The Bormioli family is committed to great design, traditional Italian craftsmanship, and innovative glassmaking technology to create beautiful glassware of the highest quality. Luigi Bormioli rivals fine crystal in appearance and elegance, but is lead-free and affordably priced. Read More

Newly Engaged? First Steps to Creating Your Wedding Registry

First of all, congratulations on your engagement! We know how special this time is for you and your partner, and we encourage you to soak in every moment. While it can be overwhelming to think about the planning and what to do next, take some time to revel in the excitement. When you’re ready to get the planning started, we’ve put together a quick to-do list on how to get your registry up and running, so you can put your focus on the wedding. So for all you newly engaged couples, simply follow these steps and start your wedding registry Read More

Real Registry Tips from #ZolaCouple Jason & Chris

After a wildly successful blind date, these two Californians have been together for nearly eighteen years and were just recently married in October of 2014. Lovers of good wine and outdoor adventure, Jason & Chris live an exciting life together in southern California. As a seasoned #ZolaCouple, they have some useful insights into the registry process and some tips to share with you. Get to know the couple below, find out their registry secrets, and take a look at their registry here. How did you meet? I (Jason) lived just north of Los Angeles and Chris lived just south. We met on a blind Read More