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#ZolaCouple: Meet Becky + Jesse

Here at Zola, we love a creative proposal story. We also love the fact that couples can register for Soul Cycle classes and Gray Malin art gifts cards on Zola. So when Becky Katz, Director of PR at SoulCycle, shared her amazing Gray Malin-themed engagement story with us, she and her fiancé Jesse became an instant #ZolaCouple! This one is a must read, people! Becky, tell us about yourself. I grew up just outside of Boston and love all things related including lobster rolls, Tom Brady, and the accents. I went to college in D.C. and always knew I would end up in NYC so moved right after graduation and I have been working in the PR industry ever since. I am currently the Director of PR at SoulCycle. How did you and your fiancé meet? Jesse and I met through one of my best friends from summer camp. She met him at a wedding and instantly thought of me. She is really intuitive! Tell us how he popped the question! On a Saturday morning …

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Tory Burch Home is Here! Here Are Our 5 Favorite Pieces

You’ve probably walked in her iconic flats, stashed your essentials in one of her sophisticated handbags, or zipped yourself up in one of her chic party dresses. If this iconic designer fills your closet, it’s time for her to fill the rest of your home, too. That’s right—you can now register for all things Tory Burch Home at Zola (and we’re the only registry where you can do so). Tory Burch Home is inspired by Tory’s lifetime love of home decor and international travel souvenirs. Her biggest inspiration for the line was her mother and the antique ceramics they collected together as a child. From vibrant green dishes to hand-painted glassware and charming cocktail napkins, Tory Burch Home features a range of first home must-haves. Not sure where to start? Take a look at our top five favorites. 1. Dodie Thayer for Tory Burch Lettuce Ware Collection Created in collaboration with storied ceramicist Dodie Thayer, these charming pieces bring the elegance of 1960s Palm Beach right to your home. They’re designed for everyday use, so yes, …

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5 Kitchen Tools Real Chefs Register For

Back at our Los Angeles Zola Townhouse, we had the pleasure of working with Pace Webb, executive chef and owner of Taste of Pace, her catering company. She’s one of the most sought-after chefs on the LA food scene and after she cooked for our events, we could see why. She makes the type of food that is so pretty, but you’re not-at-all scared to eat it because you know it will be insanely delicious. And it was! Then we started chatting with her and we became full-fledged fans. We asked our new friend to tell us what real chefs like herself would register for. Here are her top five kitchen must-haves. Signature Round Dutch Oven, Le Creuset Flame, 5.5 quart “A right of passage for any adult—chef or not—is to own their very own Le Creuset piece! The Dutch Oven is an absolute staple of any kitchen and can last for generations. This all-purpose cookware is perfect for creating stews, cooking vegetables or grains, and one-pot meals. I love to braise meat in my Dutch …

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Zola Townhouse: Meet Our LA Host, Parachute Founder + CEO Ariel Kaye

Starting January 24 thru February 4, our West Coast friends can get the full Zola experience at the new Zola Townhouse popping up in The Parachute Hotel in Venice. If you’re in LA, stop by or make an appointment to shop hundreds of registry items and get inspired to build your newlywed home. Or just hang. You can always do that, too. Because, #humblebrag, the place is oh-so-cozy and we’re so happy with how it turned out. And a lot of that is due to our host and city guide, Ariel Kaye, Founder and CEO of Parachute. We chatted with the LA native about her recent engagement(!), her brand, bedding tips for couples, and The Parachute Hotel’s neighborhood. ZOLA: Congrats on your engagement! Tell us how it went down. And we have to know… anything you or your husband-to-be are excited to register for? AK: Thank you so much! My fiancé proposed on Christmas while we were walking our puppy by the beach in Santa Monica—just a few blocks away from where we grew up and used to hang out …

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DIY Wedding Calligraphy Tips

Calligraphy is a beautiful way to add elegance and flair to your wedding invitations. The envelopes you choose for your invitations are the first impression you make on your guests—so make that impression a lasting (and stylish) one with custom calligraphy! We asked the experts at Wedding Paper Divas to share their top calligraphy tips, so you can make a beautiful impression on your wedding guests and set an elegant tone for your big day! DIY Calligraphy Calligraphy is an ancient art form that requires skill and practice; however, that doesn’t mean you can’t learn. If you have plenty of time before you need to send your wedding invitations, consider brushing up on your calligraphy skills and trying it out yourself. You can learn by watching calligraphy videos or even taking an online class. Even if you don’t have a calligraphy pen with an angled edge, you can trace or copy your favorite calligraphy fonts with these easy steps: Start by choosing a font or style you like. Look at examples for inspiration and to see how the …

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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 get along well with the ‘rents or not, we’ve gathered a few noteworthy tips to help you master holidays with the in-laws this season! Don’t Arrive Empty-Handed Bring your favorite dish, a small gift, or a bottle of wine to show your appreciation! Even better, consider gifting them with a one-month wine subscription from Winc. It’s the thought that counts! Ask Questions Asking questions is one of the best ways to show you’re interested and …

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#ZolaCouple: Meet Melody & Keith, the Coffee Lovebirds

Meet our latest #ZolaCouple, Melody and Keith. These two lovebirds are the kind of couple you look at and just feel the energy of their love. It is a beautiful thing to witness, and has most certainly inspired us to share! From spending Q.T. in their cozy & chic Kentucky home to supporting each other in all of their dreams and aspirations, we are head over heels for this #ZolaCouple. How did you meet? We were actually co-workers! We both worked at a campus ministry located on the University of Kentucky’s campus. We worked two desks apart from each other and honestly never thought twice about the other person. About a year and a half in something changed! How did he propose? Long story short – He did it in such a normal way, which I loved! It felt like every other day, and it was a part of something we would actually be doing in a normal part of our lives together. After meeting my parents for dinner in Downtown Lexington, it was pouring down rain, so we decided …