Author: Carolyn Zale

ZOLA x Club W BEDDING INSTAGRAM CONTEST RULES

ZOLA Club W 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 May 7, 2016 at 8AM Pacific Standard Time (PST) and ends at 9:00PM PST on May 7, 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 the Zola Create + Cultivate Booth; 2) Tag @ZolaRegistry and hashtag #CreateCultivateDTLA in the caption on their post.  The winner will be notified via direct message or email by May 8, 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 parents, subsidiaries and affiliated or related companies, distributors, Web design, advertising, fulfillment, …

Zola Dream Registry Sweepstakes

Zola Dream Registry Sweepstakes Official Rules NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Please read these rules before entering the Zola Dream Registry Sweepstakes – 2016 (the “Sweepstakes”). You agree that, by submitting an entry, you will be bound by these Official Rules and you acknowledge that you satisfy all sweepstakes eligibility requirements. 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. You must be engaged to be married and not already registered on Zola. Employees, contractors, directors, and officers of Sponsor and its respective parents, subsidiaries and affiliated or related companies, distributors, Web design, advertising, fulfillment, and promotion agencies involved in the administration, development, fulfillment and execution of this Giveaway and the immediate family members of each (spouse, parent, child, sibling, grandparent, and/or “step” of each, regardless of where they live) and those living in their same households (whether related …

Five Wedding Gift Trends for the Modern Couple

Lucky for you, 2016 is all about letting your personality shine, especially when it comes to weddings and your registry. The constraints of convention are no longer—just because your mom did it, doesn’t mean you have to. Couples are choosing gifts that fit into their lifestyle, whether they’re “traditional” or not. So, skip the fine china. Here are five wedding gift trends you should consider for your registry: It’s All About the Experience: If the idea of bringing one more thing into your home has you wanting to forego your registry entirely, consider adding experiences to your wish list. From cooking classes to wine tastings, couples are registering for unique ways to spend time together. Build Your Art Collection: Why not play curator of your space and encourage guests to help build your dream gallery wall? And while you’re at it, register for a gift card for custom framing, so your new artwork is wall-ready by the time you get back from your honeymoon. Upgrade Your Essentials: We’re willing to bet that you already have a blender, but it might …

Los Angeles Actors and #ZolaCouple: Annie & Tony

Annie and Tony met in Los Angeles in an acting program. It wasn’t until later once Tony had graduated and Annie was just starting that their real romance began. Read below to find out how he proposed, their favorite ways to entertain and registry tips. How did you meet? We met performing together in the Groundlings Theatre’s Sunday Company in 2011 (alums include Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy and Will Ferrell) in Los Angeles. It’s sort of like getting a “comedy MFA” and takes years of going through the Groundlings school before getting a shot at Sunday Company. There are hundreds of students, so we’d never met until I got in – he’d already been performing for 6 months when I was invited to join. How did you get engaged? We were up visiting my parents in Lake Tahoe over the holidays. After Christmas came and went without a proposal, I thought it was safe to stop showering and live in sweatpants for the rest of our trip, since it didn’t seem like any surprise photo ops would …

#ZolaCouple: Julia & Camilo’s Love-Filled Wedding Registry

Julia and Camilo met in Houston at a dinner party when they both quickly realized they were the only ones there of the same age. Julia had recently moved from Ukraine and Camilo offered to show her around town. Through their shared love of art galleries and exploration, their relationship developed, and Camilo popped the question on one fateful walk. How did you meet? We first met at a house sushi party. We were the only couple our age there so we naturally gravitated towards each other. I had recently moved from Ukraine to the US and Camilo offered to show me around the city. We got to know each other over walks in art galleries , coffee at small downtown coffee shops, and romantic dinners. How did you get engaged? We got engaged at Hermann Park (Houston, TX). We went for a walk on a cool fall evening and once we reached the water fountains Camilo said some sweet words and proposed. We finished the night with a great dinner at our favorite restaurant and wine …

Friday Faves: Valentine’s Day Edition

We’ve got the Valentine’s Day spirit in full force here at Zola, so we thought we’d use this edition of Friday Faves to round up some of our favorite sweet treats and moments. Enjoy! Chocolate For All Occasions  Ginger Snap Crusted Chocolate Mousse Tarts, Salted Caramel Chocolate Cupcakes, No Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars… the list goes on and on. Who needs Valentine’s Day to indulge in these chocolatey treats – we’ll be enjoying them all year long. See more on Bell’Alimento. 14 Ways To Be Romantic #1: “Say I love you with actions.” Camille Styles is helping us get into the Valentine’s Day mood with a sweet roundup of ways to be romantic. The DIY Touch Everything is more personal when it’s homemade. We love these DIY gift boxes from A Beautiful Mess. See how you can make Alphabet Brownies and Glazed Cakes. Mini Flower Bouquets Sometimes the little gestures say just as much as the big ones. Put a spin on the classic Valentine’s Day bouquet by going mini! Style Me Pretty has steps to creating …

Discovered by Zola

We’re always on the lookout for up-and-coming designers that will bring personality to your registry. Sure, a toaster upgrade and a nice set of pots and pans are registry musts (and will be the perfect supplement to your kitchen), but we believe your registry should be as unique as your wedding day. Here are three of our favorite brands that we believe will bring flair and add variety to your newlywed home. Brooklyn Slate:   Image Credit: Zola, Ali Harper – Once Wed, Brooklyn Slate Brooklyn Slate is an entertaining favorite. Whether we’re using their Cheeseboard + Wood Cheese Knife for an antipasti assortment or setting our table with their Table Setting Placards, this brand ups our hosting game. Because the company sources its materials from a local quarry, you’ll be sure to get the best slate. Write on any of their products with chalk as a fun (and easy) way to personalize any get-together. See our picks for entertaining above. See more Brooklyn Slate here. Kinto:    Image credit: Kinto Kinto will start your morning off the right way. …