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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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5 Registry Gifts to Keep Your Home (and Marriage) Fresh

There is much to choose from when creating a registry, so a perfect starting point to consider is to add gifts that will bring you closer together as a newlywed couple. Marriage is a long, but exciting road, and you’ll be surprised by all the new things you learn along the way! Here are our recommendations for gifts that will keep your home and marriage feeling fresh:

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Wedding Registry Hacks

How to get exactly what you want for your wedding is one of the frequently-asked questions from our Zola couples and we completely understand why. It’s not everyday we get to ask for whatever we want from our nearest and dearest (and coworkers, family friends, Great Aunts we’ve only met once, the list goes on). So here’s our expert advice on how to check gifts off the perfect wedding registry. Ask and You Shall Receive Don’t be shy! First-timers may feel a bit of pressure to register for what they think they’re supposed to register for, instead of registering for what they actually want. This is a huge mistake! If you don’t register for what you want, you won’t get what you want. It’s that easy. Personalized Notes In order to effectively make your case for why you need that Vitamix or swanky coffee table, add a personalized note on your wedding registry explaining to your guests how each gift will fit into your new life as a couple. It takes few extra minutes, but it is totally worth it …

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The Coolest Geode Finds to Add to Your Wedding Registry

The hottest registry decor this season are gifts that incorporate geodes, crystals, and natural minerals. These items are colorful, fun, and add a more organic feel to any home. Geodes in particular are very popular, because they are durable and can stand up to wear and tear, even though they look quite delicate and fragile. Adding in a jewel toned color, or a natural element, provides balance among other more modern, stark pieces and will make your newlywed home pop long after the honeymoon!

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Zola Taps It Back: Introducing SoulCycle on Zola!

We are SO excited to announce the official union of SoulCycle and Zola! 🎉  After years of dating, Zola is now the exclusive registry destination for SoulCycle. For the first time ever, you can add 20-class and 30-class packages to your wedding registry, as well as the iconic yellow SoulCycle bike! Zola X Soul We know that SoulCycle classes are in high demand by our couples, which is one of the many reasons we are so excited about this partnership. Fun Fact: Many #ZolaCouples have already added SoulCycle class packs to their registries in the form of personalized funds. Wedding Workout Routines In the spirit of this launch we surveyed over 900 of our couples about their pre- and post-wedding workout routines and found that most couples do pump it up before the big day, and also that many newlyweds have kept up the routine after the wedding. Our brides and grooms are on fire! The Stats: 70% of couples pump up their fitness routine leading up to the big day. 1/4 of couples workout together on a weekly basis. …

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Best Barware – Registry 101

You’re already known for your great taste in wine and extensive repertoire of cocktails, so why not have the best barware in town, too? Your wedding registry is the perfect reason to freshen up your selection of cups, glasses, tumblers and all things “party” because this year, you have tons to celebrate. Let’s do it. What do I need?  We’ll start with the basics. Wine (red and white), beer, champagne, and cocktail glasses are all first steps to getting your collection started. And please, get rid of those lingering red plastic cups. How many of each do I get?  If you’re thinking 8-12, you’re almost right. We suggest adding a few more for insurance purposes. Accidents happen (especially when drinks are involved) so to be sure to you can always keep a full set around the house, we err on the side of caution and always add some more. That seems like a lot! Don’t we know it. It takes first-timers a bit to get used to ordering in bulk like this, especially since most of us are living in cramped starter …