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Meet Experts Curating the Best Items for Your Registry

by Allison Hata
Meet 15 Experts Curating the Best Items for Your Registry

Designing the newlywed space of your dreams starts long before “I do.” Even if you’re set with all the essentials, there’s always something you could use to turn your house into a home. 

Enter Joy’s Collections: a thoughtful curation of the top registry items personally selected by experts from all over the world.

Just as Rachel Zoe offers her top registry picks for home decor and hosting, learn more from the other leaders in their fields who partnered with Joy to create their own registry collections, from culinary design to entertaining and beyond. Meet some of our top experts here, then discover all the products they love and use themselves at home. 

James Wallington & Will Jardell

Fans of “The Amazing Race” may recognize season 32 teammates Will Jardell and James Wallington, the first LGBTQ couple to get engaged on the show after winning the competition in 2018. The reality TV stars first met on “America’s Next Top Model” in 2014 — Wallington was a casting assistant and Jardell was auditioning. They tied the knot in December 2021 and continue to explore the world together, sharing their adventures on social media as digital content creators. These travel and entertaining experts have used their expertise as winners to curate the perfect game night registry for Joy couples, with everything from fun games to fab serveware that will make your next get together a huge success. 

Matthew Joseph Kaner

Named a 40 Under 40 Tastemaker by Wine Enthusiast, Matthew Joseph Kaner has spent nearly two decades developing his palate as a wine world professional. He has a passion for learning the history of renowned wine families, winemakers, vineyards and regions, which has brought him to all corners of the world in pursuit of new discoveries. He co-founded award-winning hot spots like Augustine Wine Bar in Sherman Oaks, Calif., hosted and produced a podcast and cooking show for the SOMM TV Network, and now runs Will Travel for Wine Consulting. With his Joy registry curation, couples can learn how to elevate their wine game with the necessities designed to preserve, store and serve every bottle. 

Pamela Salzman

A cooking instructor for over 15 years, Pamela Salzman is also the author of two cookbooks, “Quicker Than Quick” and “Kitchen Matters.” Through more than 240 recipes, the holistic health counselor aims to transform the way people cook and eat. In an effort to introduce more budding home chefs to the art of healthy comfort food, her online cooking classes run the gamut from how to cook holiday feasts to preparing salads, entrees and sides using the season’s fresh bounty. Check out her expert curation to find cookware, gadgets and more that make healthy at-home cooking easier than ever. 

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