Month: April 2015

Guilt-Free Chocolate Doughnuts

It’s almost Friday, and if you’re like us you use the weekend as an excuse to indulge. At Zola, we can’t pass up the opportunity to snack on a doughnut. It’s our sweet of choice. But today, we’re turning to our friends at POPSUGAR for a healthy take on a simple craving we can never be cured of. Yes, you heard that right – these are guilt-free doughnuts that taste amazing. Just maybe wait to tell your fiancé and friends what’s in them until after everyone has taken a bite… I know what you’re thinking. Chocolate frosted doughnuts on a health and fitness blog? They have to taste Read More

Don’t Stress: Wise Words from #ZolaCouple Mark & Antoinette

“Don’t stress,” is the mantra that #ZolaCouple Mark & Antoinette seem to live by. Whether it’s road tripping down the California coast, staying calm about packing for their honeymoon, or proposing on an ordinary morning before their coffee run, this outdoors-loving couple is comfortable doing things their own way, at their own pace. Get to know Mark & Antoinette and help them count down the 17 days left until their May wedding. How did you get engaged? It’s not really all that exciting for other people, but it is for us. Mark had been ring shopping for at least a month Read More

An Eco-Friendly Wedding Registry in Honor of Earth Day

As a newly-engaged couple you and your spouse are undoubtedly looking forward to a bright future and a growing family. Protecting the health of yourself, your loved ones, and your environment is easier than you think. Going green isn’t just for nature-lovers and definitely doesn’t mean you will have to fill your home with crunchy-looking décor. In honor of Earth Day, we’ve rounded up products that will allow you and your spouse to plan for a sustainable future without sacrificing style and charm. Check out these brands and single accessories for your home: 1| Acaciaware         Made from eco-friendly Acacia hardwood, this Read More

Learn To Plan Ahead With #ZolaCouple Liane & Mark

From lobster bakes and blueberry pancakes on lazy Sundays to an engagement in Austin, TX and a potential move to Costa Rica (oh, and all the wedding planning in between), this #ZolaCouple knows what they want. Count down the 25 days to Mark & Liane’s wedding with them and get inspired by their tips and registry picks! How did you meet? Mark and I met on July 3rd. We were at my friend’s to watch the fireworks and feast on a lobster bake, and Mark snuck a kiss in the elevator at the end of the night as he was walking me to my car. Mark would Read More

How Sweet It Is: Spring Dessert Recipes

Spring has sprung, and the shift has us craving a menu that’s fresh, fruity, and filled with flavor. With the abundance of seasonal produce now available at the farmer’s market, this is the ideal time to head to the kitchen, break out the KitchenAid, and bake the day away! We’ve rounded up some spring dessert recipes that are perfect for a party on the porch or just great to whip up for a night at home with your loved one. Passion Fruit-Coconut Bars Classic lemon bars get a tropical twist in this recipe for Passion Fruit-Coconut Bars. Simple and sweet, try cutting them into Read More

Wedding Registry Essentials: Saving Time in the Kitchen

Finding a work-life balance is hard! Between career, family, and finding time for yourselves, the modern couple struggles to stay on top of it all. Trust us, we’ve been there too. As newlyweds, we know how important it is for you to find time to make dinner at home, but cooking and cleaning can take time… lots of time! That’s why we’ve pulled together a must-have list of wedding registry essentials that will save you time and stress in the kitchen. Pressure Cookers This will change your life. Throw in a broth, chicken, and a bunch of vegetables and leave Read More

How This Busy #ZolaCouple Does It All

When Sarah and Kevin met they knew instantly that they were going to be together forever. A little over a year after they met this #ZolaCouple got engaged! The happy couple soon began planning their big day, but for a business school student and a nurse working the night shift, finding the time to plan their perfect day has been a bit of a struggle. With love, a lot of breaks, a few glasses of wine, and Zola (!), they were able to stay excited through the process and are now are sharing tips on how to manage jobs, socializing, and wedding Read More

Our Favorite Spicy Drinks

Sometimes the best way to cool down is to heat up with a spicy cocktail. Here at Zola, we love putting a new spin on classic drinks so we put together a list of our favorites for you to try yourself. If you’re feeling adventurous, these flavorful cocktails are anything but boring and will leave your tastebuds dancing! Spice up your next garden party or bartend your next date night with one of these exotic recipes. Just remember, when it comes to these hot drinks, a little spice can go a long way. Try building the flavor by adding a little spice at a time until you Read More

Dinner & A Blizzard: Where Things Began For #ZolaCouple Sara & Brooks

A big group dinner. A blizzard. Philadelphia. October, 2011. That’s the scene that sets the stage for how #ZolaCouple Sara & Brooks met. Although Brooks almost didn’t make it – due to the snow – it’s a good thing he did, or he might have missed out on his future fiancé! The two bonded over wanting to see the “amazing/terrible” movie In Time, and after a rousing round of karaoke, Sara asked him to that movie the following weekend. Both soon realized there was something truly special between them… With 23 days left until their wedding, now is the perfect time to get to know this spontaneous #ZolaCouple, Read More

Wedding Shower Favorites: Our Top 10

Can’t wait for your wedding day? You’re in the final stretch and bringing you one step closer to your happily ever after is your wedding shower. Your friends and family will love getting together and celebrating your soon-to-be marriage, so don’t skip over this party and pay it less attention than you should. Wedding showers by definition are gift-giving parties, so make sure you register early for the perfect pre-wedding gifts. To help you out, we put together a collection of our favorite picks for your wedding shower gifts. Here are our top 10: 1| Old Dutch’s Hammered Moscow Mugs, Set of Read More