Month: December 2018

Fine China 101

We took the liberty of answering everyone’s FAQs about the most mystifying (but classic-for-a-reason) registry staple. Q: What is fine china? A: It’s dinnerware made of porcelain, the most durable ceramic, and can be formed into gorgeous, delicate-looking shapes. Q: Why is it so freaking expensive? A: Its durability. Plus, china is usually hand painted, resulting in one-of-a-kind pieces. Gold accents can also add up the dollars. Q: Is bone china stronger? A: No, it’s still porcelain. Bone ash (originally made from cow bone ash mixed into porcelain, but now frequently synthetic) just gives the china a special milky-white color. Read More

Sheets and Pillows 101

As registry experts, we’re here to answer all your burning questions about sheets and pillows (aka the unsung heroes of your bed). Check out below for bedding-related FAQs we hear from Zola couples all the time.  Q: I’m a side sleeper. What’s the best pillow for me? A: For you: a pillow that’s high and firm, so your head is supported. For back sleepers, medium-firm is ideal, and for stomach sleepers, a soft pick is easiest on the neck. Q: What about hypoallergenic pillows? A: Go for down alternative, which is feather-free, plus cheaper and a tad plusher than down. Read More

Wine Pro Tips From Zola’s Resident Somm

Check out these vino-centric pro tips from sommelier (and Zola groom!) David Skurnik. Then, stock up on all the essentials. What glasses do you need for different types of wines? Narrower glasses highlight the aroma of white wines, and broader glasses suit most reds. Try drinking champagne out of white wine glasses to bring out the flavor! Favorite way or best way to store your wines? People tend to serve whites too cold and reds too warm, but you can avoid that with a dual-zone wine fridge. It keeps everything between the recommended 55-60 degrees. Best way to open a Read More

SONOS Instagram Giveaway

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. SPONSOR: Zola, Inc., 150 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10038 (“Sponsor”). PROMOTION PERIOD: The Sweepstakes begins at 11:00:00 AM  Eastern Standard Time (EST) on December 13, 2018 (“Start Time”) and ends at 11:00:00 AM EST on December 14, 2018 (“End Time”). By participating in the Sweepstakes, each Entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor is responsible for the Read More

Melissa, Zola's VIP Registry Advisor, is here to answer your registry prayers.

How To Start Your Wedding Registry

The question was popped… the answer was “YES!!”… and now you’re engaged to the love of your life. Mazel tov! After you’ve recovered from your champagne haze, the real fun of planning your wedding—and future life as a married couple— begins. At Zola, we obviously think that setting up your wedding registry is one of the most exciting and important parts of your to-do list. After all, you’re not only choosing which gifts you’d love to receive (from an endless list of gorgeous things), but you are filling in the details of how, where, and with what you will begin Read More