Month: December 2015

Our New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions take on a whole new meaning when you go from a “me” to a “we.” Sure, you can have some personalized goals for the new year, but making tandem resolutions are a benchmark for your relationship and a sure way to make sure you’re both on the same page all year long. Make 2016 your strongest year yet with some of these ideas for both of you to achieve together. Cook Healthy Meals Together of course. Instead of uniting over a take out menu, make healthy choices and share the legwork in the kitchen. Make good use of all Read More

NYE Dinner Party Trends

After a season of glittering holiday parties on the town, a New Year’s celebration at home is the perfect way to cap off 2016 and start 2017 with your nearest and dearest. Ahead, PartySlate shares favorite tips for a memorable New Year’s Eve dinner party! Cocktail Pairings Wine pairings are fabulous, but cocktail pairings mean business. Select beverages to pair with each course, and get even more clever by giving the naming rights for them to your party-guests. Even more fun? Mini versions to give guests a taste of different potions that blend beautifully with your salad or main course. Read More

The Top 10 Do’s & Don’ts When Creating Your Wedding Registry

Here at Zola, we see thousands upon thousands of wedding registries daily, and we’ve started to notice a trend – some are more successful than others. Registering for your wedding can seem like a daunting task, which is why we’ve gathered our top tricks from the most successful registries we’ve encountered, to help you create a wedding registry that’s a winner! 1. DO start earlier rather than later. Oftentimes couples wait to pull the trigger on publishing their wedding registry because they’re worried it’s not quite right. Great news: it doesn’t have to be perfect! With Zola, you can edit Read More

Indoor Activities

Despite these extra few weeks of tolerable weather, it’s about to get cold outside. And you know what that means… weekends chock full of indoor activities. Check out our indoor activity schedule for a fun day inside you won’t forget. Breakfast In Bed After hitting the snooze button for as long as you want, breakfast in bed is the perfect morning indoor option. Gourmet pancakes, omelets and coffee without moving too far is the best way to kick off your day of never leaving. 1. Breakfast Tray – $30 2. Straight Juicer – $40 3. Original Stovetop Belgian Waffle Maker Read More

Cozy Cooking

The cold weather outside is the perfect opportunity to stay inside and make that recipe you were drooling over on Pinterest the other day. Stock up with these essentials so you can be prepared to turn on the oven when inspiration hits. All you need is a little heat for these cozy cooking ideas that will keep the temperature up when you need it most. Modern Classics Rectangular Baker Heat up your taste buds with whatever you’ll cook in this multipurpose bake pan. We’re talking anything from saucy lasagna to roasted veggies to extra gooey brownies. Its ceramic base is highly resistant Read More

Niko & Nicola, #ZolaCouple and High School Sweethearts

Niko and Nicola met in high school, survived the distance in college, and are now planning a wedding for the summer of 2016. Read on for these high school sweetheart’s engagement story and pointers on how to plan when you have a demanding career. How did you meet? We met as high school freshmen at the age of 14! We were classmates at Harvard-Westlake. From the time we met, we were instant friends, spending all of our time together until we officially began dating at 16; we have been together ever since! After high school, I went to Cornell University and Read More

Everything Barware

From Happy Hour to Party Time to Sunday Funday one thing’s for sure – your home needs to be stocked with all the barware essentials. Now that it’s officially time to graduate from red cups, our barware guide has everything you need for a necessary upgrade and a stellar soirée. What is it? Barware consists of everything you could need to serve alcohol to yourself and your guests. Wine glasses, mugs, shot glasses, champagne flutes all fall under this category. Do I need this? Yes! It’s time to retire your party cups and upgrade to glass barware. How many do I need? This Read More

Holiday Entertaining

Now that we are fully in the swing of the Holiday Season, the next few weeks are going to be a whirlwind of a whole lot of food and fun. Whether you are hosting co-workers, in-laws or friends, be sure to check out our picks below to make your holiday entertaining a breeze. Co-Workers It’s always great to switch it up and bring the co-workers back to your place. It’s a lot cozier than the water cooler and you don’t have to worry about your pesky supervisor lurking over your shoulder. Ice Shot Glass Mold This crew likes to get rowdy when taken out Read More

A DIY Holiday With Styling Star Candice Lorraine Beaty

Here at Zola, we’re constantly looking for new ways to elevate everyday objects to new heights for photo shoots, editorials, or simply our own dinner table. So with the holidays upon us, we’re beyond excited to pick the brain of Candice Lorraine Beaty, event planner and styling wiz whose DIY holiday ideas are out-of-the-box, whimsical, and simply stunning. Read on to steal some major style inspiration, tips and tricks for a holiday that won’t break the bank.  How to bring the outdoors in?                                   Read More

#ZolaCouple Jess & Marty, New Yorkers & Newlyweds

Married this past summer, Marty and Jess dish on who does the cooking and share their secrets for making a cozy home. Read more to get the scoop from these newlyweds. How did you meet? We met through a mutual friend who was my good friend from high school and Marty’s close friend in college. We had actually crossed paths a handful of times over college summers, but it wasn’t until after college, living in NYC, that we started spending more time together. After a few dates we actually figured out that my mom and Marty’s dad went to high Read More