Brand Consultant and Editor Zach Weiss Won’t Settle for Less with His Dream Registry

By Shayna Seid

What makes the perfect registry? Our Dream Registry series answers just that, providing an endless source of inspiration for those putting together their own Over The Moon registries. We enlisted the help of some of our most stylish and in-the-know friends—whether they’re single, engaged, or already married. (Because we’re taking a page from Carrie Bradshaw’s playbook and saying one should be able to register for Manolos no matter what their relationship status!) Peek inside the registries of tastemakers, from editors and stylists to wedding planners and beyond. Your dream registry is just a click away.

Brand consultant and editor Zach Weiss has a “slow and steady process” for decorating his city apartment. “Living in New York, I’m just now getting to a place in my life where my available space doesn’t have to be designed with the primary goal of maximizing storage, so that’s been difficult to wrap my head around,” he says. He advises against putting a hard deadline on “finishing” a space, “otherwise you end up with the same sofa, lamps, rugs, stemware, etc. as everyone else.”

“I’ve learned to find joy in the hunt for the items that fit all—or most—of my criteria, rather than settling for something I won’t be happy with for the long haul,” Zach says. And when it comes to interior inspiration, he states that Ralph Lauren is his “personal Jesus.” “I’m a fanboy of the entire team that surrounds him to build the RL ecosystem.”

Aside from Ralph Lauren, Zach loves Ken Fulk, Macarena Huneeus, and Miles Redd. He adds, “I know it’s almost a cliché at this point in the Instagram age, but when it comes to inspiration, I can never get enough Slim Aarons.”

When creating his Dream Registry, Zach wanted to include an element of fun and frivolity and set the stage for memorable moments spent with friends both new and old. His must-have items include Stubbs & Wootton slippers. After recently collaborating with classic shoe brand, he’s gotten to know some members of their cult following, who have more than 100 pairs, and plans on joining their ranks soon.

And after traveling to Charleston with Rebecca Gardner of Houses & Parties, it has reignited Zach’s love for kitschy, vaguely retro party entertainment like the Aerin Jenga set. “If I were hosting a dinner party, I would put out this Jenga to let to let it be known, right off that bat, that there would be no stuffiness allowed,” he states.

Zach’s also ready for a cutlery upgrade and has his eye on the Sabre Tortoise Place Setting. He explains, “Up until this point, I spent most of my ‘adult’ life using the cutlery or chopsticks included in my dinner delivery, so I think a set of beautiful flatware like this would be a huge step in the right direction toward, you know, maturing or whatever.”

Shop Zach Weiss’s Dream Registry below!