Author: The Zola Team

Beginner’s Guide To: Bar Glasses

For the couple that loves to entertain, having the right bar glasses on your registry is a must. At Zola, we’re firm believers that what you serve the drink in is just as important as the drink itself. So, to help you avoid serving your friends mojitos in wine glasses, we’ve put together a guide of everything you need to know about adding barware to your wedding registry. What are they?  Bar glasses are glasses specifically designed for wine and cocktails. They come in a series of shapes and sizes, specifically crafted for different types of alcohol and mixed drinks. I need this if…  You Read More

Beginner’s Guide To: Kitchen Knives

Now that we’ve covered the basics of cutting boards, it’s time to learn about about their perfect counterpoint: kitchen knives. Slicing, dicing, chopping, and mincing is made easier, faster, and cleaner when you have the right tools. Check out this edition of Beginner’s Guide to figure out which knives are right for you. What is it?  Everyone knows what a knife is… however, kitchen knives are unique. These cutting tools are used to prep food, and since each knife is designed to help you achieve a different task while cooking, they come in many different shapes and sizes. There are bread knives, fillet knives, Read More

Beginner’s Guide To: Formal Dinnerware

Now that we’ve covered the basics of casual dinnerware, we figured it was time to go over the next step (and sometimes the most confusing one) in your entertaining arsenal: formal dinnerware. What is it? Formal dinnerware, as the name implies, is used for more formal occasions and allows you to set the tone for a special meal, as well as your entertaining style. This type of dinnerware consists of a separate, 5-6 piece set that’s more elaborate than your everyday go-to plates and dishes. The core set includes a dinner plate, bread & butter plate, salad plate, cup and saucer, and, depending Read More

Beginner’s Guide To: Casual Dinnerware

One of the most common categories you’ll see on just about every wedding registry is dinnerware. Although a basic necessity, choosing what type of dinnerware and how many settings to register for can be overwhelming. Let’s break down this everyday must-have with today’s Beginner’s Guide. What is it? You know the basic answer to this question—it’s the plates and cups you use to eat your meals. But do you know exactly what items comprise a set? An everyday dinnerware set consists of 4-5 pieces, including a dinner plate, a salad plate, a soup bowl, and cup/saucer or mug. Another characteristic of casual Read More

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Beginner’s Guide To: Dinnerware Materials & Quality

Ever wondered what accounts for the variance in prices between different types of plates and mugs? Have you asked yourself what the actual difference is between “porcelain” and “fine china,” or more importantly, what type of dinnerware you should actually register for? You’re not alone. We sat down with Zola’s shopping experts to answer these questions and break down the different materials your dinnerware is made of, so you can decide which kind is right for you. What materials am I dealing with? All dinnerware is made out of ceramic. The word “ceramic” comes from the Greek word keramikos, meaning “of Read More

Beginner’s Guide To: Pots and Pans

Pots and pans: no home can go without these kitchen essentials. From searing steaks to sautéing vegetables to cooking pasta to warming up soup, these instruments are necessary for all of your culinary endeavors. What are they?  Pots and pans are food preparation tools intended for use on a cooktop. I need this if?  If you have a kitchen in your home, with a stove, and cook even once a month, you need this. How many do I need? Pots and pans come in many different shapes and sizes. As they’re quite versatile, many of their uses overlap. If you are an Read More

Margarita time!

3 Easy Cinco De Mayo Recipes That Keep The Party Going

Throwing (or going to) a Cinco de Mayo celebration? Vitamix has got you covered with 3 simple Mexican recipes—margs, salsa, and guac–that require little prep time. So YOU have more time to spend dancing the night away. ¡Que empieze la fiesta! Whole Fruit Margaritas You’ve never tasted a margarita until you’ve made one with whole fruit! What you’ll need: ¼ cup (60 ml) water 6 ounces (180 ml) tequila 2 fluid ounces (60 ml) Grand Marnier 1 orange, peeled, halved 1 lime, peeled, halved 1 lemon, peeled, halved 6 Tablespoons (75 g) granulated sugar 6 cups (600 g) ice cubes Read More

Zola Couples Survey Sweepstakes Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. 1. PROMOTION DESCRIPTION: The Zola Survey Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) begins on January 5, 2018 at 12:00 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on December 20, 2018 at 11:59:59 PM ET (“Promotion Period”). The sponsor of this Sweepstakes is Zola, Inc. (“Sponsor”). By participating in the Sweepstakes, each Entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final and binding Read More

197 Love Stories, from Zola and Modern Love

From November through Valentine’s Day, we collected tons of love stories in collaboration with Modern Love, the hit podcast based on the New York Times’ weekly reader-submitted essays that explore relationships of all kinds. From lovebirds to BFFs, we invited everyone to record their story on our Registry on Wheels or send in a voice note for a chance to win $2,500 in Zola gifts. Check out what happened next: The “How We Met” Stories On a trolley, in the cheese aisle of Trader Joe’s, at a bar (can’t go wrong with the classics), the list goes on… The Friends-Turned-Lovers From neighbors Read More

Easy Skillet Pot Pie by Michelle Williams

Skillet Chicken and Biscuits Pot Pie Recipe by Michelle Williams of @CoffeeandChampagne What you’ll need: Yellow Onion (1, chopped) Unsalted Butter (8 oz) Carrots (4 regularly sized, cut into 1/4 inch pieces) All-Purpose Flour (1/2 cup) Low Sodium Chicken Stock (32 oz) Heavy Cream (1/4 cup) Peas (15 oz can, drained) Rotisserie Chicken (1, pull all of the chicken off of the bone and rip into bite-sized chunks. In case it needs to be said, discard of the bones) Flat Leaf Parsley (1/4 cup, minced) Pre-Baked Biscuits (I used 1 Pillsbury container) Salt and pepper To make your pie filling: Over medium-low Read More