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Buon Natale and Happy Hanukkah Calender



 

         Buon Natale Merry Christmas
GIOIA ITALIAN ART AND PRODUCTS
Special Events at Gioia on Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and Dec. 7
(See Calendar)
Always open by appointment in Los Gatos

Shop Italian St
yle
RSVP by return email or call 408-640-6628
or contact Kathy at kathywinkelman@gioiacompany.com
And always available for your convenience online at www.gioiacompany.com




Buon Natale!!
Festa Gioia Holidays Italian Shopping Calendar


2013 is “The Year of the Italian Culture in the United States of America”

 

FESTA GIOIA NOVEMBER

Featuring new items from our recent Italy Trip

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 30TH & SUNDAY DECEMBER 1ST
NOON TO SIX PM
16395 Roseleaf Court
Los Gatos
RSVP 408.640.6628

Buon Natale! Rome Italy was my home as a young woman and one of my favorite memories was the Christmas and Epiphany Market filling the Piazza Navona. Booths are decorated with colored lights and booth owners provide gifts, delicious culinary treats, hot wine, and music. The people are celebrating this holiday together, bundled in the cold.  The outdoor markets are a part of their normal lifestyle. In the days I lived in Roma there were many Santas, (Babbo Natale) roaming the piazza and I wondered if the children were confused. My favorite booths were the candy cane booths where the artisans would be making the candy so we could watch them add the colors and shape the taffy into candy canes.

The Italian festival begins November 26th and ends January 6th. Here in California there are also many festivals beginning with the Villa Montalvo Yuletide which takes place every year right before Thanksgiving. Gioia continues this tradition with our Festa Gioia event after Thanksgiving: Saturday and Sunday noon to 6 p.m. This is a wonderful way to begin the season of giving.

To acknowledge our Jewish Friends Happy Hanukkah! Hanukkah begins at sunset, Wednesday, November 27, 2013 and ends at nightfall Thursday, December 5, 2013. If you have a chance to attend an Ecumenical service during the Thanksgiving Holiday they are wonderful!

The greatest gift we can give is our time and friendships. Many of us do not have family to celebrate with. Gioia open house events are a wonderful place for all to come and share the spirit of this holiday season beginning the weekend after Thanksgiving and continuing by appointment throughout the December. Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 7th from noon to 6 p.m. when we'll celebrate with the Gioia Christmas party and a gift for all from Gioia Company. (Please note change from previous newsletter!)

We are also supporting the Valle Monte League Buon Natale Charity event, the Italian American Heritage Foundation Opera Night, The Club Auto Sport Christmas Party, and the opening of Bel Bacio Italian Café in Little Italy San Jose. See our calendar below for details. Have you heard of the Zampognari? You can learn about this and other Italian Traditions by reading this short article.

May Your Holidays be “Gioia”ful!!


Carla and Kathy share a toast with Cloris Leachman with wine glasses available at Gioia Company.


Calendar
 

GIOIA ITALIAN ART AND PRODUCTS always opened by appointment in Los Gatos Call Kathy 408.640.6628 or Contact kathywinkelman@gioiacompany.com
And always at your disposal online at www.gioiacompany.com

November/December

Festa Gioia
Date: Nov. 30th (Saturday), Dec. 1st (Sunday)
Time: 12 noon to 6 p.m
Location: 16395 Roseleaf Court, Los Gatos
RSVP 408.640.6628 Kathy
650.967.0765 Lee Marie

December
GIOIA COMPANY OPENED ALL OF DECEMBER FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE!
PLEASE CALL 408.640.6628 TO SCHEDULE YOUR SHOPPING DATE WITH US!


Little Italy San Jose Bel Bacio Café Opening
Date: Dec. 1 (Sunday)
Time: 10 a.m. to 12 noon
Location: 350 West Julian St #4, San Jose, CA 95110
RSVP by clicking here.














Valle Monte League Christmas Tree Elegance
- Afternoon Tea
Date: Dec. 5 , 6 FUNDRAISER AND FASHION SHOW SOLD OUT

Valle Monte League Christmas Tree Elegance - Finale
Date: Dec. 6 (Friday)
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 12:00 midnight
Location: Double Tree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Pl, San Jose
Special evening entertainment by Italian Tenor Pasquale Esposito
To obtain tickets ($165), click here.
Learn more about Valle Monte and the charities served, watch this YouTube video.

IAHF World of Italian Opera:
Home for the Holidays

Date: Dec. 6 (Friday)
Times: 6:00 p.m. boutique and no-host cocktails; 7:15 p.m. dinner; 8:30 p.m. performance
Location: 425 N. Fourth Street, San Jose, CA
$33 members / $36 non-members / $20 students
To learn more, click here.








Festa Gioia Christmas Party Buon Natale!
Date:
Dec. 7 (Saturday)
Time: 12 noon to 6 p.m
Location: 16395 Roseleaf Court, Los Gatos
Lots of fun and prizes and a gift for everyone!
RSVP 408.640.6628 Kathy
650.967.0765 Lee Marie                            
  
Club Auto Sport Holiday party
Date: Dec. 11 (Wednesday)
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: 521 Charcot Ave., San Jose, CA
To learn more about Club Auto Sport, click here.       

A Holiday Celebration & Kickoff for the Heritage Home Restoration Campaign
Date: Dec. 12 (Thursday)
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Jennifer Croll "Little Black Dress" Shop, 34 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos, CA 95030
To learn more and register, click here.

Pasquale Esposito in Concert
Date: Saturday December 14
Time: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Location: Menlo Atherton Performing Arts Center, 555 Middlefield Rd., Menlo Park, CA
To purchase tickets, click here.

January

Mask Making Workshop Sausalito Women's Club
Date: Saturday January 11
Time: 10:30 - 4:30
Location: Sausalito Women's Club, 120 Central Avenue, Sausalito, Ca 94966
RSVP: Ciji, 415.846.7799 or Kathy 408.640.6628
To Register: Click here to get registration form.
 

                       


TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES 2014!! Save the Dates!!

Puerto Vallarta Art and Gastronomy Vacation
Dates: May 3 – 10TH, 2014
Includes 3 days of workshops:
  • Frescoes, Bottle Embellishment Workshops by Master Artist Carla Almanza-deQuant,
  • Culinary Workshop and Gastronomy Dinner and Wine tasting by World Renowned Chef Thierry Blouet:
     "Ancient ART techniques brought to the modern world by artist Carla,and recipes
      created to communicate through our senses, using a precise synthesis of
      colors and flavors by Chef Thierry. This gift of intuitive ability to perceive
      the right harmony of sensual elements is what turns Chef Thierry's dishes into
      a sensual work of ART".

Included: All materials, meals during the workshops
Not included: Air, Accommodations at a Beautiful Villa, and Optional Tours
Cost: $750 per person
Registration: Click here for registration form.



UMBRIA/TUSCANY
Vacation at Le Selve, an Agriturismo!  Contact info@gioiacompany.com for a special introduction to the owner.

See you soon...

Can't make it? Don't forget to shop online at www.gioiacompany.com.
A Glass of Wine, A Cup of Tea and Gioia Italian Art and Products, a formula for a relaxing evening!
Every gift personally wrapped, shipped and guaranteed.



Katherine Winkelman
Gioia Company LLC
408.640.6628
www.gioiacompany.com