Month: September 2015

Healthy Zoodle Recipes for Your Spiralizer

We brought in the girls from Tovita Nutrition to show us a few ways to get creative with the hottest new kitchen tool, the spiralizer. Tovita is a virtual nutrition counseling and concierge service run by registered dietitians Molly Rieger and Leah Silberman. Their private counseling sessions take place via video conference, which eliminates that time in transit we dread to get to and from appointments. The girls work with clients to create individualized meal plans catered to their unique lifestyle and goals. Their blog is a space where they provide healthy recipes, debunk the latest nutrition fads, and share interviews with Read More

Football Sunday Essentials

Football season is one of the only things that takes the edge off the realization that summer is officially over. Whether you’re a diehard fan or just love an excuse to get together with friends, you’re guaranteed to have some fun come Sunday afternoon. Check out our MVPs for your perfect Football Sunday. Quarterly Brew Club + Starter Kit MYOB is the new BYOB with this make-your-own-beer kit. The subscription service delivers straight to your door, so all you have to do is sign for the package and you’re on your way to a handcrafted artisanal buzz. Dauville Platinum Glazed Chip Read More

College Sweethearts and #ZolaCouple: Kevin & Lea

After 7+ years of dating through college and in New York City, Kevin sprung a surprise engagement on Lea that she was hardly expecting. Read below for registry tips and advice from the newlyweds . How did you meet? We went to college together at Penn.  We were friends for a few years and started dating during our senior year.  We both moved to New York after graduation and got engaged seven (!!) years later. How did you get engaged? Lea was in med school and she had a few weeks off in April to study for a big national standardized test.  Read More

Wedding Makeup: Glossier

We here at Zola searched high and low for the perfect makeup regimen that makes you look like your best you ever, because that’s what you want, right? You want to strive to look like you, not way-too-much-eyeliner you or pageant-queen you, but the real you. The one your partner fell in love with! The reason we’re here in the first place. We spoke with our favorite Zola bride, Chloe, about her makeup and skincare regimen, and she chooses Glossier, a stress-free skincare line. Their products are light enough that your natural skin shines through for a seamlessly smooth and dewey glow Read More

Recipes From Around The World

Some of our favorite Zola Couples shared recipes that have been in their families for generations. After testing them out and licking our plates clean, we knew we just had to share with you, too. Sheetal and Praveen Low-Fat Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe Ingredients: 2 tsp canola oil or you could use butter 1 small onion, minced 1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated 3 cloves garlic, crushed 1 1/2 cups crushed tomatoes 4 oz fat free yogurt (I used Chobani) 1/2 cup 1% milk 1 tbsp cumin 1 tbsp garam masala 1 tsp turmeric (optional) 1/2 tbsp chili powder salt to Read More

Beginner’s Guide to: Towels

Towels are some of the only items on your registry that are truly everyday essentials. However, the seemingly endless options to choose from can be kind of paralyzing if you don’t know where to start. From color to size, shape, texture, detail and consistency, our beginner’s guide takes the guesswork out of towel registering so you can get back to day dreaming about that cast iron waffle maker you really need. What are they? Towels are truly essentials you use everyday, sometimes more. Do I really need these?  Yes. Even if I already have towels? Yup! From a practical standpoint, you both use them Read More

Fall Favorite Finds

Fall is more than just an excuse to wear your beloved leather jacket. Cherish this in-between time, where the carefree days of summer are over, but your schedule isn’t yet double-booked with holiday parties. From must-have games to seasonal cookware, savor every second of these shorter days with our fall favorites. Autumn Wreath Bundt Cake Pan When temperatures drop, turn up the heat – in the kitchen, that is – with this autumn-inspired Bundt Cake Pan. Its authentic leaf pattern imprints onto your delicacy for a look that is straight-from-the-rake, in the best kind of way. Hand Hewn Pitcher When dinner is Read More

Los Angeles Actors and #ZolaCouple: Annie & Tony

Annie and Tony met in Los Angeles in an acting program. It wasn’t until later once Tony had graduated and Annie was just starting that their real romance began. Read below to find out how he proposed, their favorite ways to entertain and registry tips. How did you meet? We met performing together in the Groundlings Theatre’s Sunday Company in 2011 (alums include Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy and Will Ferrell) in Los Angeles. It’s sort of like getting a “comedy MFA” and takes years of going through the Groundlings school before getting a shot at Sunday Company. There are hundreds of students, Read More

Engagement Photoshoot: Pro Tips

Engagement pictures are a great way to celebrate the in-between time as a couple with way less pressure than the Big Day. They are also a handy distraction for nagging relatives begging for wedding details, so when your Great Aunt calls to give her unsolicited opinion on reception tablecloths, you can say “we haven’t made any decisions yet, but here, look at these!” Works like a charm. We teamed up with photographer Alisha Siegel for some Engagement Photoshoot Pro Tips. Whether it’s the day of the proposal or you have a little more time to prepare, here’s a rundown of Read More

Bring Zen to Your Den

It’s hard to remember the last time you got to stay in and just do you, right? Busy schedules full of work events, wedding planning, family obligations and those things you just can’t miss leave very little time for relaxing. These picks help bring a little zen into your life, so when you come home you can check the chaos at the door. Herringbone Throw Curl up on the couch with this luxe cotton throw for the ultimate ‘me time’ experience. Veg out with a cozy blanket with tons of warm, calming colors to choose from. Gordon Ramsay 3-Piece Beverage Set Read More