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Italian ceramic coffee cups & saucersGIOIA ITALIAN ART AND PRODUCTS

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


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


Welcome Fall!

Photo of fogThe seasons remind us that change in our lives is part of the world we live in. We can welcome things by our outlook. For instance, in California we are having a drought, and that is a great concern as we see rivers and lakes with receding shorelines and hear discussions about water rationing. But then there is the fog. If you look for things positive, life takes a different turn. Instead of worrying every moment about the drought, money, family, school, business etc., look for the fog. I know that sounds funny, but when I really noticed the clouds and take note of the moisture they brought with them, I felt thankful instead of stressed. Let me relate this to Italy.
Why do most people love to travel to Italy? First thing I hear from travelers is something about the natural beauty of the countryside: the mountains dropping to the sea (the Cinque Terre), the Blue Grotto (Capri), the Matterhorn (Cervinia), the Lakes Lago Bracciano (Roma), Lake Como (Lombardy), etc.  Many people retreat to a Tuscan country home. (Please notice below the availability of a country home in Le Selve.) In our family, we have retreated to Italy to renew and revisit our roots, re-energize, remember. Think of coming to Gioia Company as returning to a little piece of Italy that you love. Order a custom-designed ceramic piece with a special remembrance for yourself of something joyful, a piece painted in an area of Italy that means something to you. Perhaps a jewelry piece created with Murano Glass that is made from sand and minerals in Murano, one of the Venetian Islands.
With changing seasons I love to explore new recipes that include freshly harvested items such as strawberries, walnuts, grapes, olive oil, mushrooms, chestnuts, and pumpkins.Some seasonal fruits and vegetables are painted on pottery, so while we enjoy our meal we enjoy the beauty of the arts. Coffee is grown mostly near the equator, but the Italians have mastered the art of making coffee, and Gioia invites you to enjoy your caffe' even more with espresso and cappuccino mugs and cups hand painted in Italy!

Olive treeFall is also the olive harvest. Have you tried Brigantino Olive Oil? Two of my brothers purchased various varietals of olive trees in Montecatini, Italy, farm them in San Benito County, California, and produce a blend of organic, extra-virgin, and cold-press olive oil that has won several awards, is organic. The oil uses a Tuscan blend and is delicious!

In Italy one of the most famous places for strawberries is Lago di Nemi, a crater lake in the Alban Hills overlooking Rome. We will have some fun with strawberry recipes in September.
Check the calendar. We hope you can join us in person. If not join us at Gioia Italian Art, Gifts,and Products Online, and we can welcome fall together with a cup of tea or a glass of wine!

Festa Gioia in September

Gioia Company was created to bring Joy to you through the arts of Italy made in Italy and the USA. We are about hospitality, and if you have not been to Festa Gioia you are missing something! We have also hosted private groups and fundraising for particular charities. That is what we will do for St. Christopher's Ladies Guild on Monday September 8th.Check out their website, or click here for more information. If you are in the San Jose Area mark your calender for their well known event coming in February 2015, the Antique Show Explore Italy!
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In October we will host the Royal Arcanum Club for a luncheon shopping event to raise funds for their charities.This organization was established originally in support of widows. Read more about all the charities they support and who they are by clicking here.http://www.royalarcanum.com/Bulletins/Bulletin-spring-2014.pdf

We will continue to be on the road with Festa Gioia joining the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club in Washington Square area on Sept. 13, during the day, and attending the Gala Event in Little Italy in the evening of Sept. 13. We invite you to join us for a Gala event in Little Italy San Jose in Imperial Roman style. Read more in our calendar below.

On October 12, we'll be visiting Santa Rosa with D'Argenzio Winery Italian Rootstock Festa on Columbus Day. This is a first time event so please read more below and support the Italian Culture in Santa Rosa!


Calendar September & October

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


San Francisco Italian Athletic Club Festa Coloniale
 September 13 (Saturday)
Time:  11:00 am to 5:00 pm; Gioia will be leaving at 4 p.m.
Location: Stockton Street next to Washington Square Park
Click here for more information.

SFIAC is celebrating 97 years of festivals. Visit the Gioia Booth inside the club and enjoy authentic Italian artworks, jewelry, ceramics, masks, and Brigantino Olive Oil. The festival offers winetasting, videos of Italy, great food and great Italian entertainers such as the Ricco Dancers and Moreno Fruzzetti. For more information: http://www.sfiacfesta.com/

San Jose Little Italy San Jose Gala

Date: September 13 (Saturday)
Time:  5 to 11 p.m.
Location: Guadalupe Park and Little Italy, San Jose
More information here or click here for a flyer.

An incredible celebration including a silent and live auction to benefit Little Italy San Jose Museum and Cultural Center. Check out online to buy a commemorative brick for your family!

A Night of Opera in the Piazza!
Little Italy San Jose Bel Bacio Café hosts A Night of Opera in the Piazza!
Date:  Sept. 20 (Sat.)
Time: 5-7 p.m.

La Notte Canta with Pasquale Esposito
Guglielmo Winery Presents La Notte Canta with Pasquale Esposito 
Date:  Sept. 21 (Sun.)
Time: 4-8 p.m.
For more information and tickets, click here.

strawberry and blueberry dessertFesta Gioia

New hours 11 am to 7p.m. Featuring Brigantino Olive Oil, new ceramic items, Murano glass jewelry, Venetian masks, and more. Join us for a fall luncheon and shopping experience.
 Sept. 27 (Sat.)
Time:  11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: 16395 Roseleaf Court, Los Gatos, CA
RSVP: Call Kathy 408.640.6628 and Lee Marie 650.967.0765

2nd Royal Arcanum Club Fundraising
2nd Royal Arcanum Club group FUNdraising event luncheon and shopping at Gioia Co.Congratulations Grace Howell of Gracie Designs for being chosen as the Fraternalist of the Year for all of the United States and Canada!
Date:  Oct. 2 (Thurs.)
Time: 12:30 p.m.
RSVP: Gracie - 408.425.5280

Italian Rootstock Festival

Visit the Gioia Booth!
Date:  Oct. 12 (Sun.)
Time: Noon to 6 p.m.
Location: Santa Rosa Vintners Square, 1301 & 1305 Cleveland Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
For more information, click here.

Club Auto Sport Anniversary Celebration CartOberfest--Visit the Gioia Booth! 
Date:  Oct. 16 (Thurs.)
Time: 6-10 p.m.
Location: Club Auto Sport, 521 Charcot Ave., San Jose
For more information and tickets, click here

Fashion Plates
Fashion Plates Santa Clara University Catala Club raising money for school scholarships (my alma mater). Social, luncheon, and fashion show FUNdraiser silent auction.
Date:  Oct. 22 (Wed.)
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: San Jose Country Club, 15571 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95127


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

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

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

Guglielmo Winery in Morgan Hillhttp://www.guglielmowinery.com/

Sculpterra Winery in Paso Robleshttp://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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Gioia Company LLC

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