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 toddies. Luxe Double Sheepskin Rug Straight from New Zealand, this sheepskin rug doubles as a cozy blanket to curl up with all season long. This fuzzy number is perfect for a night by the fireplace or Sunday afternoons on the couch. Morandi Bud Vase Brighten up those long winter days with these charming white bud vases. Pop in your favorite pretty petals to bring a little sunshine inside and keep the unbearable conditions on the outside. Rocket Chair Rock away …

#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 imagined back when we were only 15. How did you get engaged? Sean is an accountant, so after taxes were completed we both decided to take Friday off and enjoy the day together. We went to our favorite Mexican restaurant for dinner and were talking about our future and our life together, when Sean asked me if I would marry him. I was in shock and surprised in the best way possible. I thought he was …

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 rock solid in no time. Pentagon Candle Holder, Set of 2 Take it back to the Roman days with these candle stick holders. Their hexagonal shape will give you something interesting to look at in case the power ever goes out… and when the lights are back on, they still look pretty chic. Wall Clock Keep time the old-fashioned way with this not-so-average wall clock. Last time we checked, iPhones these days only come in shades …

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 did after a coincidental off-leash run-in one morning in Central Park… and the rest is history. Their story is a fairy tale come true for two pups who started their lives in far humbler beginnings. Both Toast and Finn began their lives in puppy mills, which are inhumane factories where animals are mistreated and forced to breed the dogs you see staring at you from pet store windows worldwide. The fact that Toast and Finn are here …

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 they’ll use every day, like those monogrammed towels they asked for? Or do you blow them away with your affinity for the finer things and get them the crystal candle sticks they will bust out only for special occasions? It’s tricky. Whichever route you take, if you stick to the registry you’ll be in good shape. If you still need some help, here’s a look at some of our greatest hits that guests love to …

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 the same friends in college, we even went to some of the same parties, but we never met. Fortunately we met at work and immediately became friends. We didn’t start dating until the end of 2012 so by that time we had a year of friendship under our belts. How did you get engaged? We both took a half day at work and he told me that we were going to the zoo. I left …

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 is a bit easier to source the good from the bad in your hometown than say, halfway across the world in Indonesia. Making the most of ratings on reputable sites is an easy first step to take when scouting a team to assist your wedding process. User reviews can help in all aspects, from choosing your wedding planning team, finding a photographer and selecting decor. Going local is always your best bet when it comes …