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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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Zola Auction: Toast’s Custom Marchesa Wedding Dress

At Zola, we believe in love in all shapes, sizes and… paws. Yes, we’ll do anything for love—even throw an amazingly extravagant dog wedding. To celebrate the one-year anniversary of Insta-famous pups Toast Meets World and Finn, we’re sharing the love. You can bid on Toast’s custom Marchesa gown. It’s the real deal, people. The dress features the signature details that have made the fashion house famous—layers and layers of tulle and intricate beading. The highest bidder will also receive a signed note from Toast herself and a copy of her new book. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to the couple’s favorite animal-rescue charity. Place your bids on our Instagram post—make sure you follow @zolaregistry—to win the dress for a special pup in your life. For a full list of terms and conditions of our auction, click here. Let the bid war begin!

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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 …

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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 …