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September Specials Online and In Showroom

Secondo Pezzo Mezzo Prezzo
Second Piece Half Price

At Gioia for Month of September

2013 is “The Year of the Italian Culture in the United States of America”

Che colori nella casa tua?  What colors are in your home?



Los Gatos California
RSVP 408.640.6628

The colors of the Italian countryside have always been incorporated into Italian design and art. The colors of nature can warm a home.

Italians consider the kitchen an extremely important room, used for socializing and entertaining as well as cooking. Inspired by the rolling Italian countryside colors throughout the seasons, Tuscan design consists of hand-painted ceramics, Italian art and a rustic farmhouse style. Besides the variation in neutrals and browns, add rusty fall colors such as burnt orange, rich gold, and deep red for a touch of subtle color. Introduce olive-green, wine colors, or deep-blue ceramic vases, paintings, frames, or olive- or grape-patterned dishes for a final touch. Festa Gioia features all of the colors of Italy. Enjoy these pictures and come shopping for our thank you event, “Second Piece Half Price,” time in the month of September.

Thinking of traveling in Tuscany? Thank you to our client and friend, Carol Ann Nulk, for some interesting information about what the “locals” like to do in Tuscany. She recently stayed with family in Podere dell’Anselmo in the Tuscan region of Val d’Elsa where some of our ancestors are from. The cooking classes of Fabrizio Forconi were a very special treat for them, all including her niece who is destined to be a chef. Please read more details about where to stay and search the links provided by clicking here.

A Special “Grazie Mille to all of you that supported the Italian Family Festa San Jose and enjoyed the purchase of the Special Hope Collection Masks created and donated by Carla Almanza-deQuant, and  sold at a much reduced price of $10 each. Thank you to Joe Rodriquez of the San Jose Mercury News for your wonderful article and photos. Also, thank you Carla and Joe for joining us at the Festa so that all of your readers and followers could tell you how much they appreciate your writing and Carla’s artworks.


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


Festa Gioia September Second Piece Half Price Event
Date: Sept 14th (Saturday)
Time: 12 noon to 6 p.m
RSVP 408.640.6628 Kathy
650.967.0765 Lee Marie
Online shoppers use the word “bella” for 15% discount on all products

St. Mary's Boutique
Date: October 3 (Thursday)
Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: 30 Lyndon Avenue, Los Gatos

SCU Catala Club Fashion Plates
Date: October 16 (Wednesday)
Time: TBD
Location: San Jose Country Club
For more information, click here

San Benito County Olive Festival
Date: October 19 (Saturday)
Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Paicines Ranch, 13388 Airline Highway, Paicines, CA
For more information, click here.

Limoncello Making at Gioia with Valentina from Puglia

Date: October 20 (Sunday)
Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Gioia, 16395 Roseleaf Court, Los Gatos

  • 8 lemons or oranges
  • 34 oz of alcohol or Vodka
  • 1 peeler and container to hold the peels and the alcohol

Join us for the history of Limoncello and Orangello making, recipes, and many cultural stories of Italy!


Carla' Mask Making Workshop at Gioia
Date: November 17 (Sunday)
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Gioia,  Los Gatos CA
All materials provided. 408.640.6628

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
More information to come!

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.

Katherine Winkelman
Gioia Company LLC

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