Month: November 2014

5 Relaxing Ways to Spend Your Sunday

With Thanksgiving behind us and loads of Holiday plans ahead, we thought we’d take this Sunday to truly unwind. Indulge in a delicious brunch, curl up on your couch in your comfiest clothes, and create a seriously relaxing ambiance. Simply try these five ideas on how to spend your Sunday and enjoy a day at home together. 1. Make this So what if you just spent the last few days stuffing yourself with Thanksgiving goodness? You deserve a treat. Why not try this insanely delicious Hot Chocolate French Toast recipe? Your taste buds will thank you. 2. Watch this Choose a Read More

Yours & Mine: A Mid-Century Modern Living Room

One of the more difficult things new couples face when registering for their wedding is choosing home decor for a new home. Combining your style with your partner’s can be an intimidating task, but the key is to find a middle ground. Take a look at your individual aesthetics and aim to create a style of your own that represents a little of each of you. Mid-century modern is a gorgeous style that many couples can agree on. It combines silhouettes from the past with rustic textures and neutral hues, a great look for a warm yet stylish home. Think loads of worn in leather, Read More

Our Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes & A Giveaway

Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you’re spending the day with tons of family and yummy food. Speaking of food, we thought we’d share what gets us most excited about Turkey Day – our favorite Thanksgiving recipes, of course. 1. Hot Cranberry Salad First up is this unique take on a classic. After spending some time with the lovely Molly Sims, we were lucky enough to get the recipe to one of her go-to Thanksgiving dishes. Find out how to make this Hot Cranberry Salad below. Ingredients 1½ lb. fresh cranberries 4 large Golden Delicious apples (peeled and cubed) 1 ½ cup brown sugar Read More

Assemble Your Thanksgiving Buffet in 5 Easy Steps

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and while you’re prepping your food and welcoming guests, we’re here to help you setup your dinner. If you’re going for a casual, buffet style dinner, simply follow these easy steps to create the perfect Thanksgiving buffet. 1. Layer your linens Though an easy step to forget, lining your countertop or buffet table with linens is key to creating a complete look. Try starting with a tablecloth and adding placemats on top, where the serving trays will go, for a layered look that’s pleasing to the eye. Choose fall hues or stick with your personal taste. Read More

Beginner’s Guide To: Luggage

As you’re packing up and heading out of town for the holidays, we figured luggage must be on your mind. Well, maybe that Thanksgiving meal is top priority, but sure, luggage too. So, what better time for a little lesson on luggage? We highly recommend registering for this travel essential, but some questions come to mind. How many bags should you register for? What material is best for you? What about all those different sizes? Let’s break it down, shall we? Hard vs. Soft We recommend using hard luggage for protecting fragile items. Hardside suitcases tend to have soft interiors like foam, perfect for Read More

Cozy Essentials for the Perfect Night In

Not up for a fussy night out? Neither are we in this chilly fall weather. Skip the planning and opt for a cozy night in with your favorite wool blanket and shearling slippers. Grab your matching mug set, your cast iron tea kettle, and of course, anything that fills your home with a relaxing scent. Curl up together and enjoy a casual night in with these cozy essentials. Shop these cozy essentials: Coyuchi Cozy Cotton Throw Blanket Lafco New York Redwood Candle Miya Company Black & White Cat 2-Piece Mug Set Jaipur Traditional Textural Pattern Beni Pillow BergHOFF Neo Teapot Swizz Style Jasmine Aroma Read More

Top 10 Most Registered Gifts This Fall

Wondering what other couples are registering for? You’re not alone. We’ve done our research and found the top ten items our #ZolaCouples are registering for this season, and to our surprise, they’re not as traditional as you may think. From an Apple TV holder to a colorful utensil set, gifts are trending on the modern side this fall. Explore and shop the top ten below. Shop Our Top 10 Most Registered Gifts for Fall: 1. Joseph Joseph Elevate 6-Piece Utensil Gift Set 2. All-Clad Rotisserie Roasting Pan with Rack 3. KitchenAid 7-Speed Hand Mixer 4. The Strawberry Street Delano White Square Baker Read More

Mix & Match: Your Tabletop

When it comes to table settings, many couples think they need to buy their entire look from one brand. We say, do what works for you. Try mixing plates from one store with linens from another for a unique tabletop that suits your unique style. Not sure where to start? We’ve put together three different looks featuring a variety of products, including some from Zola newcomer Chilewich. We’re excited to have this innovative brand join the Zola family and can’t get enough of their modern textures and designs. So, which of these mix & match table settings best suits you? Shop the Tribeca look: Read More

3 Fall Recipes Using Your New Cocotte

When it comes to fall, food is high priority. On these chilly days, settling in by the fire with a hearty meal is what we look forward to most. And with all those cocottes filling up your pantry now that your wedding has passed, it’s time to put them to good use, don’t you think? So break out your cast-irons, pour yourself a glass of red, and take a stab at these yummy recipes. Filled with hearty potatoes and the best-of-fall produce, a bite of this juicy chicken recipe is exactly how we want to end our day. Get the recipe. You’ll need: Read More

The 5 Knives Every Kitchen Needs

From chef’s knives to shears, cutlery can be an intimidating category. With cutlery blocks of up to 17 pieces or more, how do you decide which knives you’ll actually use? With help from Zola’s experts, we took our Wüsthof knives for a test spin and rounded up the top five knives every kitchen needs. 1. Paring A paring knife is a small, thin knife known for fine cuts and easy maneuvering. You’ll use it for peeling fruits and vegetables. Think prepping your potatoes for some yummy mash, or trimming the ends off green beans. Try this: 2. Chef Chef’s knives are essential, all-purpose knives that Read More