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FELICE ANNO NUOVO 2013




Welcome 2013 with Gioia Italian Art and Products

Always open by appointment
LOS GATOS CALIFORNIA 408.640.6628

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And always at your disposal online at www.gioiacompany.com


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If you look closely at nature you will see that under dark skies and much rain there are sprouting bulbs that will become the incredible tulips, daffodils and crocus of spring. Under frozen lakes and ponds are schools of fish, beaver families, and much life beneath the surface. We wish for all in 2013 the simple joys of life found in things like the outdoors that costs not a cent to enjoy. As we look for the simple life remember the joy that the arts bring to our world. Italian Arts reflect the natural beauty and colors of the countryside of Italy. During the winter months the Italian ceramic bowls, plates, linens, jewelry bring colors into our lives and add good cheer and beauty to our homes and ourselves. Share the joy with us, join us Sunday January 20th for Festa Gioia, we have many new items from Italy.
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The year 2013 is a year of good fortune for the Italian people. ’The number 13 inside of 2013 for Italians is a good luck number and it represents Saint Anthony of Padua, "the protector of Italy” says our friend from Puglia, Valentina Cirasola, interior designer and author of several books. Her latest is a book on colors called Red, A Voyage into Colors. Purchase the book at Gioia online (click here) and join us for our Valentines Day celebration February 9th.Red, a voyage into colors

Expand your Happy New Year joy with this short video about St. Anthony of Padua http://youtu.be/Nh22mQtaMqY.

January brings to us the beginning of the Carnevale Season of costumes, merriment and the continued colors and joy of the art world. In Venice the streets become filled with elaborate costumes of the finest fabrics and colors and the masquerade balls that people flock to from all over the world. Locally we will be attending Feb 8th Masquerade Ball in Campbell, California to support VIA. See our Calendar for specifics.

January 26 begins Carnevale Venezia (page can be translated to English) with the parade of silence, boats and gondolas Venice Lagoon and ends Feb 12th with the greatest mask competition and the closing parade of silence. During the two weeks of Carnevale Venezia, you may encounter the wandering theatre, and many masquerade balls.

We invite you to visit our “shop” by appointment or visit online at www.gioiacompany.com for your Venetian Masks! With masks and masquerade balls the Murano Glass Beads Jewelry from the Venetian Island of Murano are a perfect accessory..

Our Facebook page, Gioia Italian Art and Products, is followed by about 750 people from all over the world. Our brothers and sisters around the globe, and some from nations at war with each other, see the same beauty in the Italian countryside, music, the Italian ceramics, the wonderful recipes of Italian Cuisine. In 2013 may we come closer to Peace through the arts. Please visit and like our Facebook page.


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

January

Festa Gioia!
Date: Sunday, January 20th
Time: Noon to 8 pm
Los Gatos
Lunch and Shopping Italian Style
RSVP 408.640.6628

Sacramento Venetian Mask Making Class
Date: Saturday, January 26th
Location: Sacramento Italian Cultural Society
6821 Fair Oaks Boulevard, Carmichael CA
Preregistration required
RSVP 408.640.6628

Zinfandel Advocates and Producers Festival
Dates: Thurs, to Saturday Jan 31 to Feb 2nd
Locations: The Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94108 &
The Concourse, 635 8th Street (at Brannan), San Francisco;

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18th Annual Via Masquerade Ball
Date: Friday, February 8th
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Villa Ragusa, Campbell, Ca
Shop for your masks with Gioia Company!

FESTA GIOIA OPEN HOUSE VALENTINES CELEBRATION
Date: Saturday, February 9th
Time: Noon to 8pm
Location: 16395 Roseleaf Ct., Los Gatos
Lunch and Shopping Italian Style
RSVP 408.640.6628

Upcoming February Events, Preregistration required, dates tbd

See you soon...

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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.

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Gioia Company LLC
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