Month: November 2015

Winter Whites

While you gear up for extreme hibernation this season, make sure your interior is ready for all the upcoming cold and dreariness headed our way. Winter whites are the perfect fix to brighten up your space, keeping in line with your already-chic aesthetic choices, of course. Check out our top picks here and head to our site for more winter white tonal options. Couture Knit Cup With a timeless cable knit design, this porcelain cup defines cozy all winter long without the itchy feeling of your favorite wool sweater. Its double-layer construction keeps your warm drinks warmer longer, from hot chocolate to hot Read More

#ZolaCouple, Engagement Story and Long Time Loves: Avery & Sean

What started off as a middle school friendship blossomed into a romantic engagement many years in the making. Read on to learn about Sean and Avery’s quest for the perfect East Village brunch and their easy entertainment tips. How did you meet? We met way back in middle school and became good friends. Freshman year of high school we had several classes together and became close and decided that we wanted to take our friendship to the next level. We’ve known each other for over half our lives at this point. Our relationship has grown far beyond what we could have Read More

Home Decor Trends: Marble + Mid-Century Modern

When you want to make an aesthetic statement on the home decorating front, committing to a particular trend sends a bold message right away. As far as home decor trends go, whether you choose a streamlined color scheme, pattern or genre, you won’t go wrong as long as you stay true to your tastes and needs. Here’s an in-depth look at some of our favorite styles rooted in culture —  Marble à la Rome and Mid-Century Modern à la Palm Springs. Marble Luna Marble Tissue Box Have the best sick day ever with this Marble Tissue Box. Your health will be Read More

Toast Meets World and Finn are Engaged!

It’s official – Toast Meets World and Finn are FINALLY engaged! And it’s about time, too. It seems like they’ve been together forever. From gala hopping to raising awareness for The Humane Society, this power duo has made the rounds as NYC’s hottest IT couple. They started out as friends in the same social circle, but their schedules never lined up. Even still, Finn was determined to win over Toast’s affection. When asked for comment Finn said, “the heart knows what the heart wants and mine is forever set on Toast.” Awww, how sweet! He knew his time would come and it certainly Read More

Guests’ Favorite Wedding Gifts to Give

Choosing a wedding gift right off the registry seems like an easy task for a wedding guest, right? The couple has presented you a list of their hand-picked favorites and all you have to do is add to your cart and you’re done. Seems easy. NOT! You want to be the best guest, the one who gives the perfect gift that is EXACTLY what the couple wants. And even with a curated selection of everything they would like, you want to make sure your gift stands out from all the other registry gift givers. Do you go practical and give the gift you know Read More

Travel Bugs and #ZolaCouple: Meghan & Scott

While they ran in the same social circles during college, it took a while for #ZolaCouple Scott and Meghan to finally cross paths while working at the same company. Now the pair gives us the scoop on organizing a wedding on their own and dishes on their shared loves of globetrotting and hosting friends and family. How did you meet? Scott and I met at work in 2011. We were working in the same department. The funny thing is that we went to college next to one another – he went to Haverford and I went to Bryn Mawr. We had a lot of Read More

Pro Tips For Planning A Destination Wedding in Bali

Destination weddings are a great way to mix up the wedding season circuit, get some overdue sunshine and make the most of a once-in-a-lifetime vacation. But planning a wedding overseas can be a little daunting to say the least, especially when you don’t know the lay of the land. We took to the pros at Bridestory to help you plan your dream wedding in Bali, our destination wedding hot spot du jour. The key to a seamless planning process is to work with planners and vendors you trust. This goes without saying for all wedding planning, but of course it Read More

Register Early & Let The Gifts Begin!

So he (or she) was down on one knee it seems like less than five minutes ago. With all the emotions, excitement and phone calls, the next few days can feel like a whirlwind in the best possible way. After all the necessary congratulations, you’ll find that everyone in your life, for better or worse, has a question (or 50). When is the wedding? Where are you getting married? Do you know what kind of dress you want? Who is in your wedding party? Is my daughter your flower girl? Where are you registering? It’s easy to just nod along Read More

Rum and Vanilla Poached Pear Recipe from #ZolaCouple Lorin & Matt

Matt, Executive Sous Chef at Per Se, and Lorin, a personal chef for a family, met while working at the world-renowned French Laundry in Napa Valley. For their first holiday as husband and wife, this Zola couple dishes on one of their favorite recipes for a Thanksgiving Day dessert. Rum & Vanilla Poached Pears Will need: medium cast iron or sauté pan with lid Ingredients: 2 Anjou pears 2/3 cup sugar 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice 1 T ground cinnamon 3 T dark rum 1/3 cup water 2 tsp vanilla extract (or can scrape 1 vanilla bean) How to: Preheat a Read More

Brooklynites and #ZolaCouple Wed: Veronica & Tom

They locked eyes across the bar and a match was made! Read on for Veronica and Tom’s story, including their favorite meals and go-to dessert. How did you meet? The better question is probably how we didn’t meet! One night in late 2011, we happened to be at the same Chinatown bar – late. We saw each other across that bar and couldn’t stop staring, to such an extent that Veronica assumed Tom would make a move. The hour passed, though, and he was too shy, so Veronica left the bar…good thing she decided, before getting into a cab, to give Read More