Month: March 2016

Spring Cleaning

How does Spring Cleaning differ than just regular cleaning? We’re talking about an all-hands-on-deck organization overhaul where we break old habits, make new systems, disinfect and totally start fresh. To us, Spring Cleaning is less about daily chores and more about setting the tone for a seamless transition to summer so you know exactly where your shorts are and have the perfect spot to store your winter coat when the cold weather breaks. Having said that, we also encourage a major scrub down of all your corners, shelves and in-between spaces (you know the ones that we on-purpose forget to clean all year long). When is the official start date of Spring Cleaning? ASAP or sooner! Spring Cleaning can be whenever you want. Maybe you already started after being majority inspired by the KonMari method or maybe you’re waiting for a rainy day so you don’t abandon your mission for the sunshine. But one thing is for sure – the sooner you start, the better you will feel. Should I put cleaning supplies on my wedding registry? Absolutely. Zola is …

Perfect Pastels

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Springtime. From spending a lot more time outside to our moods being noticeably better every day, we are welcoming this weather change with each scarf-less stride we take. For us at Zola, Spring marks the start of Wedding Season, so last-minute registry updates are on our minds, too. Give your wedding registry a fresh feel with our pastel picks that are sure to be the perfect seasonal touch.

Layers of Love Nespresso Latte

Made exclusively for us to share with you, this tasty treat is the perfect addition to morning, noon or night. Inspired by the celebration of love (right up our alley here at Zola), this latte is a must-try and is to be enjoyed as you would a delicious piece of iced cake… so maybe leave some room for seconds! Check out the recipe below and trust us, you will not be disappointed. Makes 1 drink. Features Nespresso VertuoLine Voltesso INGREDIENTS: 1 Tbs. sweetened condensed milk 2 tsps. sugar 8 oz. milk, skim, 2%, or whole 2 tsps. vanilla extract ¼ tsp. almond extract Dash of kosher salt 1 capsule Voltesso Grand Cru Blue sanding sugar, for garnish METHOD: To a recipe glass or mug, add sweetened condensed milk and sugar. Froth milk.  For Aeroccino milk frother, add milk and extracts  to device and prepare using hot milk setting; if using your machine’s steam nozzle, add extracts to milk, then froth. Pour prepared milk into the recipe glass or mug*. Add salt. Brew the Voltesso Grand Cru directly into drink. Decorate top of drink with …

ZOLA Parachute Bedding Instagram Giveaway OFFICIAL RULES

ZOLA x PARACHUTE BEDDING INSTAGRAM CONTEST RULES ZOLA Parachute Bedding 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 March 18, 2016 at 12pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) and ends at 11:59pm EST on March 20, 2016 (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) Post a photo on Instagram of themselves in the Zola Townhouse; 2) Include the hashtag #ZolaTownhouse in the caption on their post and tag @ZolaRegistry. The winner will be announced on Instagram and notified via direct message or email on March 22, 2016. 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 of Sponsor and Instagram, each of their respective …

Wedding Shower 101 with Zola’s Newlywed-At-Large

Wedding Season is right around the corner, which means we are quickly approaching Shower Season too. We spoke to Zola‘s very own Newlywed-At-Large, Jennifer Spector, about her recent wedding shower where she details all kinds of great advice for first-timers. Check it out! What are your wedding shower must-dos? A wedding shower is a wonderful time to spend time with your nearest and dearest during a big life moment. So a must-do is speaking with everyone in attendance, and making sure you get quality time with everyone who came to support you. Did you tweak your wedding registry before your shower? I made sure that my registry had various items at different price points, so that there were gifts well suited for both my shower and my wedding. Did you play “games” at your shower? No games were played, but my best friends did surprise me with a song roasting me to the tune of “We Didn’t Start the Fire” that was hysterical! What was the best gift you got at your shower? The best gift I received was the …

How To NOT Feel Guilty About Your Wedding Registry

Crafting your wedding registry is supposed to be one of the most fun parts of your engagement, but just like wedding planning, it comes with a lot of unforeseen stress. The biggest cause of anxiety boils down to one thing: guilt. We’re just not used to getting whatever we want, when we want it. Our tried + true Zola tips will calm your nerves and quench your questions so you can let the gifts begin! 1. Register for things you actually need That’s how the tradition of a wedding registry got started in the first place, right? Back in the day, couples registered for everything to make an easy transition from their parents’ house to their new home together. But that’s because they literally needed everything. Realistically, you most likely have all the essentials, so use this opportunity to take inventory of what you have and register for what you don’t. 2. Update your essentials Creating your wedding registry is a prime opportunity to get the new-and-improved version of what you use all the time – …