Month: December 2015

Holiday Entertaining

Now that we are fully in the swing of the Holiday Season, the next few weeks are going to be a whirlwind of a whole lot of food and fun. Whether you are hosting co-workers, in-laws or friends, be sure to check out our picks below to make your holiday entertaining a breeze. Co-Workers It’s always great to switch it up and bring the co-workers back to your place. It’s a lot cozier than the water cooler and you don’t have to worry about your pesky supervisor lurking over your shoulder. Ice Shot Glass Mold This crew likes to get rowdy when taken out of their element, so make sure you are prepared with some of these ice shot glass molds. Mix in some berries and mint for a classy touch that looks Pinterest-perfect too. Faces Bar 7-Piece Set Remember that delicious cocktail recipe you all looked up during your lunch break? Here are all the utensils you need to whip it right up in a handy 7-piece set. In-Laws The pressure is on when having the in-laws at …

A DIY Holiday With Styling Star Candice Lorraine Beaty

Here at Zola, we’re constantly looking for new ways to elevate everyday objects to new heights for photo shoots, editorials, or simply our own dinner table. So with the holidays upon us, we’re beyond excited to pick the brain of Candice Lorraine Beaty, event planner and styling wiz whose DIY holiday ideas are out-of-the-box, whimsical, and simply stunning. Read on to steal some major style inspiration, tips and tricks for a holiday that won’t break the bank.  How to bring the outdoors in?                                                                                               When we go to pick out our Christmas tree, I scavenge at Home Depot! There is that section with all of the trees where they cut off the end of the tree (for some amazing scientific reason that I don’t understand, something about trees needing …

Building Your Wedding Registry: Zola’s How-To Guide

The question’s been popped, you’ve said yes – and now the fun begins! But while dress shopping and cake tastings are all fun and games, creating your wedding registry can seem a bit more…well, daunting. How are you supposed to know what you need, how much you need, or where to even begin? That’s where we come in. Zola has got the art of helping you create your wedding registry down to a science. Read on for our simple tips and tricks on how to build the perfect registry for the two of you, so you can keep your sanity intact and focus on the big picture. 1. Register for what you really want – but remember it’s okay to change your mind! Chances are, everyone from your mom to your cousin to your cousin’s ex-best-friend twice removed will have something to say about what you should register for. Our advice? Listen, but ultimately go with your gut. With over 200 brands and 10,000 products to choose from, chances are you’ll find something you love on Zola. Have your eye on …

#ZolaCouple Jess & Marty, New Yorkers & Newlyweds

Married this past summer, Marty and Jess dish on who does the cooking and share their secrets for making a cozy home. Read more to get the scoop from these newlyweds. How did you meet? We met through a mutual friend who was my good friend from high school and Marty’s close friend in college. We had actually crossed paths a handful of times over college summers, but it wasn’t until after college, living in NYC, that we started spending more time together. After a few dates we actually figured out that my mom and Marty’s dad went to high school together and Marty’s mom grew up in my hometown. How did you get engaged? In the exact way I had always wanted! In the comfort of our city apartment. I came home from work on a Friday with the intentions of quickly changing and heading off to a spin class. I had a feeling though…I actually called a friend on my car ride home and said, “can you imagine if I got engaged this …

ZOLA Toast Wedding Ticket Giveaway Instagram Giveaway OFFICIAL RULES

INSTAGRAM CONTEST RULES ZOLA Toast Wedding Ticket Giveaway Instagram Giveaway OFFICIAL RULES NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. SPONSOR: The sponsor of this Giveaway is Zola, 394 Broadway, 3rd Floor, New York, NY, 10013. GIVEAWAY PERIOD; ENTRY METHODS: The Zola Instagram Giveaway (the “Giveaway”) begins on December 9, 2015 at 12pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) and ends at 11:59pm EST on December 15, 2015 (the “Giveaway Period”). The Zola computer is the official time-keeping device for the Giveaway. During the Giveaway Period, entrants must do all of the following: 1) Repost the official photo of Toast Meets World and Finn setting up their Zola Registry (as shared by @zolaregistry on Instagram) with the hashtag #ZolaToastsFinn and tag @zolaregistry 2) Follow @zolaregistry on Instagram. The winner will be announced on Instagram and will be notified via direct message or email on December 16, 2015. ELIGIBILITY: The Giveaway is open only to legal residents of the United States who are at least 18 years or older on the date of entry. Employees, contractors, directors, and officers …

Interview with Gray Malin

Giving and receiving art as a wedding present is a noticeable trend in the registry world these days. We had the honor of chatting with one of our favorite artists, photographer Gray Malin, about gifts, his work and fun stories we can’t wait to share with you. Click here to add a Gray Malin gift card to your registry today! What is your favorite gift to get? One could never go wrong in gifting me a bottle of Veuve Clicquot. I clearly have a mild obsession, probably most notable via my Gray Malin x Veuve Clicquot collection. Any advice on gifting art for a wedding gift?  I think it’s important to think about the couple’s story. Where have they traveled together? What do they enjoy doing together? Those are the kind of questions that will lead to answers on what to gift them in regards to art. If you can give something to a happy couple that triggers memories of time spent together, I think you’ve definitely accomplished something special. Any fun stories of how people have …

Gifts for Everyone This Year

Even though wedding planning and festivities seem to be all about you this year, the holidays are the perfect time to make sure you give back to everyone who matters and stands by your side through it all. It’s important to you to get the perfect gifts for everyone on your list. You also want to stay within your budget and get meaningful presents that stand out from the crowd of gift cards and useless trinkets. Here is a compilation of our greatest and most giftable finds that are sure to be a hit this year. The best part? We’ve made sure to include gifts in every price point. For gifts under $50 click here and for gifts under $100 click here. Check out our 6 comprehensive gift guides  curated from over 10,000 great products on our site and see our top picks below for everyone on your list. Gifts for the Host This person is all about entertaining. Even though it seems like they have everything they already need for party time, secure an invitation to their swanky soirees in 2016 …