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Gioia Italian Art and Products January Calendar
Festa Gioia January 25 & 26
Special prices on jewelry & masks available!
(See Calendar)
Always open by appointment in Los Gatos

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


Festa Gioia Happy 2014!


“The Year of the Italian Language in America”



New items still arriving from our trip to Italy in the summer
Los Gatos Call for directions
RSVP 408.640.6628

Festa Gioia in Italian means a Joyful Party and that is what you can always expect when you come to our monthly Festa Gioia: La Buona Vita, the good life with friends and pranzo, lunch. Festa Gioia is a “Come over for lunch shopping experience." If you have not yet attended and you live in the area please add celebrating Festa Gioia with us to your New Years Resolutions. When you choose to shop with us  online or shop by appointment at our store, we always enjoy extending the Old Fashioned Italian Hospitality that we were raised with.

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.

How will you celebrate this New Year?
 In Italy they celebrate outdoors, even in cold temperatures, with fireworks after a hearty meal that commemorates the Feast of San Silvestro, Saint Sylvester. The meal usually consists of pork and lentils, the pork for good health and richness of life, and the lentils, like coins, for prosperity. I love all of the tradition and symbolism in the Italian culture. Around the world New Year's Eve is sometimes known as “Silvester,” and many New Year's Eve events are named for him. Of the many stories I've read, the legend I find most interesting is when Constantine was ill and sent for Pope Silvester after receiving a message in a dream that the pope would cure him. Pope Silvester baptized Constantine and his men, bringing Christianity eventually to the Roman Empire.

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!

GRAZIE MILLE. THANKS A MILLION. We are grateful for you, our clients. Your purchases help us to support the Italian and American-Italian artisans, to support us in this passionate work, and also to partner with many men and women that give tirelessly of themselves to benefit others. We have contributed many nonprofits this year. In the past quarter we have worked with Santa Clara University Scholarships, Loyola University Rome Center, Catholic Charities, Alzheimer’s, Brain Injury, Presentation High School, Mental Health, Foster Care, Children and Family Services, Hospice of the Valley, Battered Women, Breast Cancer Research, San Jose Opera, and our Italian communities, Little Italy San Jose and Italian American Heritage Foundation San Jose. Please know that in supporting Gioia Company, you are helping many.

Carla, Angela, Lee, Kathy



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


La Festa Dell’Epifania (Epiphany)
Date: Jan. 5 (Sunday)
Time: 3 to 5 p.m.
Location: Bel Bacio - 350 W. Julian #4 San Jose, CA
Learn more here.

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: Call Ciji Ware 415.846.7799 or Kathy 408.640.6628
Learn the techniques used in the 16th & 17th centuries.
To Register: Click here to get registration form.

French Cooking Class at Gioia Company
Date: Friday January 24
Time: Begins promptly at 6 p.m.
Location: 16395 Roseleaf Court Los Gatos
Register:  Click here to register
Hostess: Martine Mahoudeau  and Gioia Company

Festa Gioia Buon Anno Nuovo & Carnevale Venezia:
A Joyful Party for a Good New Year & Venice Carnivale Celebration
Jan. 25 (Saturday) & Jan. 26 (Sunday)
Time: 12 noon to 6 p.m.
Jewelry & Venetion masks celebration: PAY ONLY 70% OF ALREADY LOW PRICE
Location: Call for directions Los Gatos
RSVP 408.640.6628 Kathy
650.967.0765 Lee Marie                     


Mask Making Workshop with Artist Carla Almanza-deQuant
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
Learn the techniques used in the 16th & 17th centuries.

Carnevale Venezia
Date: Feb. 15 to Mar. 4
For more information, 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.

Vacation at Le Selve, an Agriturismo!  Contactinfo@gioiacompany.com for a special introduction to the owner.

See you soon...

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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

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