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Carnevale e San Valentino

Italian ceramics


Festa Gioia Sat February 23
Special prices on jewelry & masks available!
(See Calendar)
Always open by appointment in Los Gatos

Shop Italian St
RSVP by return email or call 408-640-6628
or contact Kathy at kathywinkelman@gioiacompany.com
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Festa Gioia Happy 2014!

San Valentino and Carnevale Venezia


“The Year of the Italian Language in America”


New items still arriving from our trip to Italy in the summer

NOON TO SIX PM  Los Gatos RSVP 408.640.6628

 Welcome, Benvenuto 2014! The Year of the Italian Language in America. We will keep you posted on events that will support the beautiful Italian language.   In Italy region of Abruzzo there is a town named for St Valentine. It is San Valentino in Abruzzo Citeriore a mountain town in the Pescara Province, Abruzzo region in central Italia. San Valentino is a medieval town in the Apennine Mountains about 25 miles from the Adriatic coast. Have you been there? How do Italians celebrate Valentine's Day? In ancient times they celebrated in the early spring with the first flower blooms. Lovers would spend time in the gardens, walking together, listening to music and poetry. Currently, they celebrate much like we do by going for a nice dinner and gifting flowers, candies, and sometimes diamonds. Read more by clicking here http://gioiacompany.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=b5443010f7c3d911f354a0ff9&id=ee31f36620&e=afc6aaf290. In July we visited four artists that we work with in Tuscany. Because it takes much time to create and paint ceramics, ceramiche, by hand, these items are still arriving. We are celebrating CARNIVALE VENEZIA. In Italy the celebrations begin the second week of January. The 15 Feb, Febbraio, to 4 March, Marzo, are the official dates of the Venice Carnival celebrations. Read more about the celebrations by clicking here. In addition to the Gioia Italian Art and Products Business we have two other businesses that we would like you to know more about: Senior Care Advisors Assisted Transition and South Lake Tahoe California rental near Heavenly Valley.  Please click here to learn more about these businesses and save the file for future reference!  


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 http://gioiacompany.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=b5443010f7c3d911f354a0ff9&id=aa24db63cd&e=afc6aaf290

Festa Gioia
A Joyful Party for a Good New Year & Venice Carnivale Celebration *
Saturday Feb 23 Time: 12 noon to 6 p.m. Jewelry & Venetion masks celebration: PAY ONLY 70% OF ALREADY LOW PRICE; ONLINE USE BELLA AT CHECK OUT FOR 15% DISCOUNT Location: Los Gatos RSVP 408.640.6628 Kathy 650.967.0765 Lee Marie                     


Business BlastOff for Entrepreneurs Date: Jan. 31, Feb. 1-2 (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) Location: San Diego Marriot, 4240 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla, California 92037 Hosted by Allison Maslan. To learn more click here.  Gioia Company will be in attendance

Second Annual "Ernie Awards," Honoring Ernest Borgnine
Gala Event!
Date: February 1 (Saturday) Location: Studio City, CA http://gioiacompany.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=b5443010f7c3d911f354a0ff9&id=4a283faa12&e=afc6aaf290. Gioia Company will be in attendance

South First Fridays Artwalk Discover San Jose "An Evening in Italy" Date: February 7 (Friday) Time: 7 p.m. Location: San Jose, CA Learn more by clicking here Gioia Company products will be available Venetian masks

Mask Making Workshop with Artist Carla Almanza-deQuant SAVE THE DATE! Date: Saturday February 8 Time: 10:30 - 4:30 Location: Italian Cultural Center Sacramento 6821 Fair Oaks Blvd, Carmichael RSVP: Call Kathy 408.640.6628 ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED Learn the techniques used in the 16th & 17th centuries.

Catala Club Fundraiser: Italian Night at Gioia Company Date: February 12 (Wednesday) Time:  6 to 9 p.m. Location: Festa Gioia, 16395 Roseleaf Court, Los Gatos Carnevale Venezia Date: Feb. 15 to Mar. 4 For more information, click here.

Festa Gioia Carnevale *
Feb. 23 (Saturday) Time: 12 noon to 6 p.m. Venetian Mask and Jewelry discounts, and great prices on everything at Gioia Location: Los Gatos RSVP 408.640.6628 Kathy 650.967.0765 Lee Marie          “come over for lunch Italian shopping experience”


Mask Making Workshop with Artist Carla Almanza-deQuant SAVE THE DATE! Date: Saturday March 8 Time: 10:30 - 4:30 Location: IAHF Cultural Center, San Jose RSVP: Call Kathy 408.640.6628 For registration form (PDF), click here. ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED Learn the techniques used in the 16th & 17th centuries.

Any day! Bel Bacio CafeAnyday visit the new Bel Bacio Il Migliore Italian Caffé in Little Italy San Jose il migliore, the best!  To learn more click here.  

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!  Contactmailto: info@gioiacompany.com for a special introduction to the owner. See you soon...

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