Month: July 2016

Meet the Maker: BioLite

You know what they say – a couple that hikes together, creates more likes together. Okay, people may not actually say that, but studies have shown that couples who participate in outdoor activities together report increased feelings of love, connection, and happiness. That’s probably why so many couples have added BioLite’s innovative outdoor recreation equipment to their registries this year and why we’ve partnered with them! BioLite’s most well-known product is their flagship CampStove, a portable wood-burning stove that turns fire into electricity. Using nothing but the sticks and twigs around you, you can create a smokeless portable campfire in minutes that you can use to cook up delicious meals while charging your gadgets (hey, someone’s gotta power your phone to keep Instagram-ing). Beyond the CampStove, BioLite has introduced a whole line of cooking, charging, and lighting products that make off-grid life fun, accessible, and social. Whether you’re a looking to go trekking in the backcountry or just wanting to relax together with a mini bonfire on the beach, BioLite has something for you. BioLite …

Summer Travel Essentials

If you’re lucky, you have at least one more summer getaway planned for this year. Whether it’s out east or across the pond, a destination wedding or a camping excursion, get prepared with our favorite summer travel essentials. Travel Essentials Journal Write down all your trip details in this travel journal to remember those in-between moments you weren’t able to capture on Snapchat. It’s built to withstand the natural elements as well as the bottom of your suitcase thanks to a linen-wrapped cover and smyth sewn binding. 3-Piece Jetset Set Luggage is one of our favorite wedding registry adds because it is sure to get a lot of use now and well after the honeymoon ends. We love this versatile 3-piecer that comes with one carry-on, one medium and one large suitcase – all with 360-degree wheel movement for hassle-free travel. Turn on Group Gifting to let your guests go in on this set together. Patio Party Cote D’Azur Beach Bag Whether you’re headed to the local beach or halfway across the world, sun in …

Meet The Maker: Artificer Wood Works

Cheers! You’re getting married. It’s easy to spend all of your time focusing on the big day, but what about your friends and family who have also spent time and money helping it all come together? Enter Zola’s new Gifts + Favors category featuring hand-picked items for bridesmaids, groomsmen and even parents. Here at Zola, one of our favorite new brands is Artificer Wood Works; a brand that makes meticulously hand crafted creations – personalized wine boxes and bottle openers that are the perfect way to thank the ones you love for their contribution to your special day. Read our Q + A with founder Rich Norton for a closer look into the brand and the process their craftsmen undergo to make personalized, beautiful gifts. Where did you get the idea to start Artificer Wood Works? It all started back in the early 2000’s with the desire to avoid the mundane and give wine as a wedding gift. We wanted it to be creative, personal — a cherished keepsake. The original WineforaWedding® Anniversary Wine Box …

Group Gifting

One of our favorite Zola features is Group Gifting – where your friends, coworkers and family members can go in on your wedding gifts together completely hassle-free. It’s a modern take on the old tradition of wedding registries so here is our handy guide to explaining this new-age trend to anyone who might have a few questions.

Beat the Heat

It’s. So. Hot. Out! Which is generally great, especially compared to the frigid winter weather we always complain about. But, sometimes the heat cramps our style, like when we’re trying to look even remotely professional on a 99+ degree day. Here are some of our favorite wedding registry adds to help beat the heat all summer long.

Quick & Easy Homemade Pizza

Ingredients: 1 lb. Bag of Fresh Pizza Dough 1  Jar of Tomato Sauce 2 Medium Tomatoes 1 Cup of Mozzarella Cheese 1/2 Cup of Fresh Basil Optional: 1 Tbsp of Olive Oil Instructions: Preheat the oven to 450° Spread the pizza dough onto the OXO pizza pan Evenly distribute 1 1/2 – 2 cups of the tomato sauce out to the edges of the pizza dough, leaving a 1 inch border uncovered Thinly slice and add tomatoes, removing excess liquid and seeds Sprinkle with Mozzarella Cheese and any other desired toppings Optional: Drizzle liberally with olive oil Bake for 20 minutes, or until edges are golden brown and cheese is bubbling Add as much or as little basil as you’d like Start your Dream Registry Here!