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May and June News for Italian Gifts Events



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GIOIA ITALIAN ART AND PRODUCTS
(See calendar for Festa Gioia dates)
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 della Mamma

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

 
MomI have not seen my mother since June, 1983. It sounds like a long time. But I spend lots of time with her still, usually preparing the great Italian meals I love to cook, and you love to enjoy here atFesta Gioia. So this weekend of Festa Gioia, Saturday May 3rd, I will prepare my favorites of her recipes, Breaded Steak, Green Bean Salad, and Mom’s spaghetti and sauce recipe. Completed with Ricotta Cheesecake with Apricot topping (for recipe, click here).

We grew up on an Apricot Ranch in San Benito County. Some of my fondest memories are of my sister Anna and I in the kitchen with Mom. Though not too happy about the size of the meals, we used to spend all day on Sunday preparing for our large family of ten! I remember the joking and laughing, swatting each other with the dishtowels, and that is where I spend time with her in my thoughts. Her family is from Cosenza in Calabria and Salerno in Campania. Mom and her family loved to laugh, play cards (she had a twin sister and they had sneaky signals), played tricks on each other, and of course gather around the table for family parties. When I lost her to breast cancer she was only 53 and I was 31. This picture of my Mother was taken at our first son Ben’s baptism. He is now 32.

Now I am the Mamma. I have been fortunate to have wonderful women in my life and I am grateful for the “other mothers” that have shared their lives with me. And look forward to the opportunity to share some of myself with others.

Mother’s Day in Italy, Festa della Mamma, is celebrated with family traditions just like in the US. Please join us on Saturday, May 3rd to honor and celebrate the good and loving mothers of the World.

This month Gioia will be supporting the non-profit charity called Silicon Valley FACES, the sponsor of Camp Everytown for youth, a place where kids learn to become community builders. I love it. We will all be helping the young people (link to video about the camp). 10% of all of our sales will go to Camp Everytown.


There will also be a special Gioia gift for all of our visitors on Saturday May 3rd in celebration ofFesta della Mamma. Please RSVP 408.640.6628 to let us know you are coming! We always have new items from Italy. Spring and Summer showcase solid ceramic colors, countryside scenes, Italian jewelry for all of your events, masks and sculpture for home décor, ceramics and glassware for limoncello, inlaid wood furniture, and more! Come and join us! See our calendar below for more events of interest.

 

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

May



Festa Gioia Celebrate Women Everywhere

Date: May 3 (Saturday)
Time: 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m.
Location: 16395 Roseleaf Court, Los Gatos, CA
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!





Mask Making Workshop

Date: May 10 (Saturday)
Time:  10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Either Gioia Los Gatos or Bel Bacio Italian Café in Little Italy San Jose
For more information and to register, click here.

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
For more information and to register, click here.

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Wine 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
For more information and to register, click here





Limoncello Making Class
Date: May 31 (Saturday)
Time:  1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: 16395 Roseleaf Court, Los Gatos, CA
For more information and registration, click here.

May/June

Festa Gioia Birthday Bash!
Celebrating 8 Years!

Dates: May 30, May 31, June 1 (Friday, Saturday, & Sunday)
Time: 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m.
Location: 16395 Roseleaf Court, Los Gatos, CA
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!

June

Little Italy San Jose Fundraiser
Date: June 2 (Monday)
Time:  5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Silicon Valley Capital Club, 50 West San Fernando Street, San Jose, CA
For more information and registration, click here.

ANYTIME! 

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

Masks on wall
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!  Contactinfo@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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Every gift personally wrapped, shipped and guaranteed.



Katherine Winkelman
Gioia Company LLC
408.640.6628
www.gioiacompany.com

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