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How To Throw A Royal Wedding Party, Part Three: Games and Activities

Pay attention, people: the royal wedding happens in THREE DAYS. The countdown to the lavish proceedings, as well as this how-to series on royal wedding party planning, is drawing to a close. In the final days until Prince Harry and Meghan Markle say “I do” in front of bajillions of TV viewers, the anticipation surrounding the still-unknown elements grows: what will Meghan’s gown look like? Which famous celebrities will be there? What time exactly will the proceedings begin so I can set my alarm and sleep to the last possible minute? But even if you’re just now tuning in to Read More

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How To Throw a Royal Wedding Party, Part Two: Food and Drink

Welcome back, royal wedding enthusiasts! Now that you have transformed your home into a little slice of London and properly decorated for your royal wedding viewing party, it’s time to focus on the most delicious part of entertaining: eating and drinking. Since this an early morning party (7am is actually a reasonable start time), not to mention a British party, there is zero question that tea will be involved. And what goes better with tea than scones, clotted cream, and a few other traditional English treats? Below, we’ve gathered all the suggestions you need for how to beautifully display and Read More

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How To Throw a Royal Wedding Party, Part One: Decorations

In just a few short days, the world will be glued to their televisions to watch American actress Meghan Markle ascend the throne (no joke) from basic celebrity to astronomical superstar when she weds Prince Harry. A royal wedding doesn’t come along very often, but when it does, it’s a BIG. DEAL. So big, in fact, that many Americans will be waking up super early (we’re talking TV coverage beginning at 4 a.m.) this Saturday, May 19th to take in every minute of OTT pomp and circumstance that characterizes this ultimate fairytale wedding day. If it seems as though everyone Read More

Margarita time!

3 Easy Cinco De Mayo Recipes That Keep The Party Going

Throwing (or going to) a Cinco de Mayo celebration? Vitamix has got you covered with 3 simple Mexican recipes—margs, salsa, and guac–that require little prep time. So YOU have more time to spend dancing the night away. ¡Que empieze la fiesta! Whole Fruit Margaritas You’ve never tasted a margarita until you’ve made one with whole fruit! What you’ll need: ¼ cup (60 ml) water 6 ounces (180 ml) tequila 2 fluid ounces (60 ml) Grand Marnier 1 orange, peeled, halved 1 lime, peeled, halved 1 lemon, peeled, halved 6 Tablespoons (75 g) granulated sugar 6 cups (600 g) ice cubes Read More

197 Love Stories, from Zola and Modern Love

From November through Valentine’s Day, we collected tons of love stories in collaboration with Modern Love, the hit podcast based on the New York Times’ weekly reader-submitted essays that explore relationships of all kinds. From lovebirds to BFFs, we invited everyone to record their story on our Registry on Wheels or send in a voice note for a chance to win $2,500 in Zola gifts. Check out what happened next: The “How We Met” Stories On a trolley, in the cheese aisle of Trader Joe’s, at a bar (can’t go wrong with the classics), the list goes on… The Friends-Turned-Lovers From neighbors Read More

The Ultimate Honeymoon Advice from a Luxury Travel Advisor

Just the thought of jetting off on a sweet, sweet honeymoon can often get couples through the most stressful moments of wedding planning. However, carving out the time (and budget) to organize a life-changing trip while also organizing the biggest event of their lives? No small feat. So, we called in Michelle Manas, Founder & Owner of Uncorked Escapes, for some practical honeymoon advice that’s still very much fantastical (hint: safaris and “adventuremoons” are involved): So, what’s the ideal booking timeline for people using a travel agent? Ideally, nine months to a year in advance is best for premium locations. Read More

Easy Skillet Pot Pie by Michelle Williams

Skillet Chicken and Biscuits Pot Pie Recipe by Michelle Williams of @CoffeeandChampagne What you’ll need: Yellow Onion (1, chopped) Unsalted Butter (8 oz) Carrots (4 regularly sized, cut into 1/4 inch pieces) All-Purpose Flour (1/2 cup) Low Sodium Chicken Stock (32 oz) Heavy Cream (1/4 cup) Peas (15 oz can, drained) Rotisserie Chicken (1, pull all of the chicken off of the bone and rip into bite-sized chunks. In case it needs to be said, discard of the bones) Flat Leaf Parsley (1/4 cup, minced) Pre-Baked Biscuits (I used 1 Pillsbury container) Salt and pepper To make your pie filling: Over medium-low Read More

How to Find Your Newlywed Home Scent: Tips from the Founder & CEO of Red Flower

Your spouse-to-be’s a minimalist. You’re a maximalist. They love pops of color. You’re a fan of neutrals. Merging tastes with your spouse-to-be can be difficult, especially when you’re deciding on the perfect scent for your home. So we went to Red Flower, a body care and beauty product company with an emphasis on wellness and the environment, and chatted up their founder and CEO, Yael Alkalay. Find out how to find the right essence for you as a couple, secrets about their candles and more. 1. What advice would you give to an engaged couple looking to choose a scent Read More

3 Must-Know Tips for Holidays With the In-Laws (or Soon-to-Be)!

Photo Source: Youtube The holidays can be a mix of emotions for couples all over the world. For new couples, the stress to impress may be even greater. We surveyed over 650 engaged and just-married Zola couples to hear how they are spending the holidays this year. When we asked how couples felt about spending the holidays with their in-laws, more than half said they love their in-laws as much as their own parents! To our surprise, only 4% of all couples said they need to have an emergency exit strategy in place. Not bad, not bad. Regardless if you Read More

Holiday Cocktail Recipes by a World Champion Bartender

Photo by ETSchindler Photography Last week, we celebrated the exciting launch of Crafthouse by Fortessa, the new line of modern barware made in collaboration with World Champion Bartender, Charles Joly! For the gift that keeps on giving, Charles concocted two custom holiday cocktail creations for you to try at home. He also included the barware to go with it, so go on and give it whirl. Let us know how it goes! Custom Cocktail Recipes by Charles Joly You’ll Need: A Mixing Glass, Jigger, Bar Spoon, Julep Strainer, Coupe Cocktail Glass, and Ice Bucket with Ice Scoop. Prep: Pour prosecco into coupe cocktail Read More