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Festa Gioia Primavera, Spring



 

Festa Gioia La Primavera, Spring
Pupa con L’Uova

GIOIA ITALIAN ART AND PRODUCTS

Festa Gioia April 5 & 6 (Saturday & Sunday) Noon to 6 pm
La Primavera! Spring!
Featuring 20% discount on Italian Jewelry In April
(See Calendar)
Always open by appointment in Los Gatos

Shop Italian Style
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

 
 

Festa Gioia Open House
Spring! La Primavera!

 

“2014 -- The Year of the Italian Language in America”

 

Hi Judy,
This season Great Aunt Margaretof Spring is everyone’s joy with the blossoms and flowers and fruits beginning to bring color and fragrance to our landscapes, lengthening sunlight. Hopefully, you do not suffer with allergies! Even the Evergreen Gardens are filled with “new growth”.  This season I remember our Italian Family celebrating Easter with our Great Aunt Margaret’s Italian Easter Cookies, Pupa con L’Uova. It means something like a basket with an egg. Perhaps Pupa is a Sicilian word for basket or cocoon? I will be making these for our Festa! Our grandparents, great aunts and uncles were all born in various parts of Italy from north to south. Most came to the United States just after the turn of the century as teenagers and met and married each other here in the U.S.  They brought with them the traditions of their regional cultures and baking was one of them. My Nana’s family owned a bakery shop in Candia Canovese near Torino, so many members of the family brought with them great recipes from their regions.  Here at Judy's Culinaria is the closest recipe I have found to our Aunt Margaret’s. She did not use anise in her recipe. Grazie Judy!

Chocolate eggs are always a favorite! Perugina large chocolate eggs can be found in your local Italian bakeries and grocery stores and also World Market. Our boys always loved when I brought them KinderSorpressa! Chocolate eggs with a toy inside! Another culinary delight at this time of year are the Easter Cakes imported from Italy. Lee and I have made the Pastiera Cake we had in Sorrento! The items hard to find are the Marzipan figures like the lamb, that adorned every bakery window as we walked through Italy. Take a look at these marvelous desserts!

In April please join us for Festa Gioia April 5 and 6 for our celebration of Spring. We have beautiful fruit patterns, ceramics with lemons, peaches, cherries, pomegranates, and grapes.  Enjoy our 20% discount on our Italian jewelry to prepare for the season of weddings, graduations, Mother’s Day, everyday gift giving and for yourselves. We look forward to seeing you. Please bring a friend!

 

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

April

Festa Gioia La Primavera--Spring!
Our Easter Celebration featuring
Aunt Margaret's Cookie Recipe
Date: April 5 and 6 (Saturday and Sunday)
Time: 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m.
Location: Contact us for directions
RSVP: Call Kathy 408.640.6628 and Lee Marie 650.967.0765
You are Invited over for Seasonal Italian Lunch and an Italian Shopping Experience
Featuring 20% discount on Italian Jewelry In April.

Santa Clara University Catala Club Fundraiser
Date: April 14 (Monday)
Time:  5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Location: Campo di Bocce, 565 University Ave. Los Gatos, CA 95032
Auction Donations from Gioia Italian Art and Products
To learn more, click here.

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Wine Bottle Embellishment Workshop

Date: April 22 (Tuesday)
Time:  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: "Larkspur Landing Hotel" Meeting Room, 550 West Hamilton Avenue, Campbell Ca
To register Contact Kathy 408.640.6628 or reply to this email.




May

Festa Gioia Celebrate Women Everywhere
Date: May 3 (Saturday)
Time: 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m.
Location: Contact us for directions
RSVP: Call Kathy 408.640.6628 and Lee Marie 650.967.0765
You are Invited over for Seasonal Italian Lunch and an Italian Shopping Experience
Bring a friend!

Wine Bottle Embellishment Workshop

Date: May 17 (Saturday)
Time:  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: "Larkspur Landing Hotel" Meeting Room, 550 West Hamilton Avenue, Campbell Ca
To register Contact Kathy 408.640.6628 or reply to this email.

embellished wine glassesWine Glass Embellishment Workshop
Date: May 18 (Sunday)
Time:  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: "Larkspur Landing Hotel" Meeting Room, 550 West Hamilton Avenue, Campbell Ca
To register Contact Kathy 408.640.6628 or reply to this email.





ANYTIME!

Showcasing our Boutique Galleries and Wineries . Please shop at our Affiliate Stores:

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Bel Bacio Café Little Italy San Jose http://bel-bacio.com/

Discover San Jose Boutique http://discover-sanjose.com/

Guglielmo Winery in Morgan Hill http://www.guglielmowinery.com/

Sculpterra Winery in Paso Robles http://sculpterra.com/
 



TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES 2014!! Save the Dates!!




UMBRIA/TUSCANY-- Right on the border
Vacation at Le Selve, an Agriturismo!  Contact info@gioiacompany.com or 408.640.6628 for a special introduction to the owner. Sleeps six or 12. Two stories. Separate units. Beautiful view. Organic olive grove. Walking trails. Full kitchen. Swimming pool.


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
408.640.6628
www.gioiacompany.com
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