Month: October 2015

All Black Everything: Halloween Edition

With Halloween on our minds, we’ve pulled together our darkest finds that will certainly add a little magic to your home. From accent pieces to multi-function appliances, these all black must-haves prove that clean lines in a classic shade will never go out of style. Shot Glass, Set of 4 Sparq Home – $25 Dare to take the perfect shot every time with these handmade soapstone shot glasses. Pop them in the freezer for your liquor indulgences or heat them in the microwave when the night calls for sake. Either way, you can’t go wrong…unless you take too many, that is. Midnight Candlesticks Read More

Fun-Loving Free Spirits and #ZolaCouple: Kate & John

For these two charismatic actors, the walk down the aisle was years in the making. Read on for Kate and John’s one-of-a-kind story and laid-back advice for throwing a killer party. How did you meet? We met in an elevator in 1996 at our talent agency’s office in LA (we are actors and voiceover artists). I was living in NYC – John, a native New Yorker (raised in Jersey), had just relocated to the West Coast. We became fast friends and stayed close until we fell in love in 2011 (when I made LA home base), and then got married 18 Read More

How To Plan a Wedding in Five Months While Working Full Time

With her wedding just days around the corner, busy-bee Zola bride Whitney still found the time to share with us her tips and tricks for pulling off wedding planning in a matter of months. Read on for the scoop on how to maximize your time while pulling off a dream wedding.  ______ As a little girl, I didn’t fantasize about how fast I could plan a 110-person party. But three decades later, a quick engagement offered a fairy tale appeal. My fiancé Brett and I got engaged over Memorial Day weekend and are getting married on Halloween. The story of our Read More

Game Night Essentials

When the mercury dips and it’s hard to muster up the energy to leave the house, bring the party indoors with game night. Whether you’re into some friendly or not-so-friendly competition, these classic games are sure to keep your bookie in business, too. Wobble Chess Set This traditional chess set is updated with a twist that will shake up even the most seasoned player. Its concave texture allows the rounded pieces to move – wobble, if you will – for a fun take on the classic. Talk about a statement piece! Roulette Bring the rush of Vegas right into your very own home. This Read More

Sag Harbor Sweethearts and #ZolaCouple: Lacey & Josh

While Lacey and Josh’s love story starts in a dive bar, their adventure as husband and wife has just begun. Read on to realize how this Zola couple enjoys stress-free adventures, great food, and time spent with loved ones! How did you meet? We met at a dive bar called Murf’s Backstreet Tavern in our hometown of Sag Harbor, New York. How did you get engaged? We live in Southampton, NY right near a bay, and we have a place we like to kayak to right nearby – we call it our secret beach. We planned on a kayak ride to Read More

Sweets for Your Sweet: 6 Must-Do Desserts for Couples

We consulted our friends at Reserve again for this last post of their series. Do you and your significant other find yourselves planning meals around what’s for dessert? Whether you’re an expert on the sweet stuff or just appreciate a sugary treat, restaurants these days are upping their game when it comes to the grand finales of their incredible meals. Whatever your pleasure — pies, cakes, ice creams (or heck, even waffles!) — get ready to be blown away by these restaurants’ latest drool-worthy creations. New York City ABC Kitchen – Salted Caramel Ice Cream Sundae A mighty mountain of salted caramel ice Read More

Best Movies to Watch While Writing Your Vows

Writing your own vows is hard, to say the least. How do you possibly fit every single thing you promise to your partner for the rest of your life in just a few sentences? You want to make sure you hit all the key points, but you don’t want to sound cliché. You want vows that are unique and personal, but you don’t want to encourage a snooze fest in the pews as you get into all the details. We took some tips from the pros, aka Hollywood writers who have been making weddings look picture-perfect for years, and pulled together our favorite Read More

Something Borrowed, Something New: 8 Restaurants for Adventurous Couples

We consulted our friends at Reserve again for this next post. Are you the type of couple that dreams of jetting off to Europe on a moment’s notice? Maybe it’s backpacking through Asia you crave, or sailing through the Caribbean islands, lazily lingering over a beachy drink in the briny ocean air. While we can’t all escape to our dream destinations this weekend, a few choice restaurants offer a delicious taste of adventure — enough to make us feel magically transported for an evening (and cheaper than a flight to Paris!) New York City Mission Chinese Food At the revamped New York Read More

Breakfast in Bed Essentials

For those mornings when you wake up feeling regal, breakfast in bed should be your first royal treatment of the day. Here are our go-to picks, specially selected for Your Highness. Monthly Coffee Subscription Fuel your addiction without even leaving the house! Coffee experts hand select their favorite artisanal roasts for caffeine aficionados just like you. All you have to do is sign for the package. Butler’s Tray This multi-purpose tray is perfect for when you’re used to being waited on hand-and-foot or just need to spice up your coffee table decor. Plus, it has an Art Deco vibe for the sophisticate Read More

Dining to Impress: 9 Restaurants to Bring the Future In-Laws

We consulted our friends at Reserve, the latest and greatest dining concierge, on this next blog series. We know where to eat can be just as stressful as deciding on what flavor of wedding cake you want, so read more to hear it from the pros. Here are a few of their favorite spots in three cities across the country to take the parental units for a meal that will make them welcome you to the family: New York City Telepan Telepan is a greenmarket-focused New American eatery with dishes focused on fresh, seasonal ingredients and local seafood. Located in a sophisticated brownstone, Read More