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Welcome Wedding Season

Always open by appointment in Los Gatos
Shop Italian St
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

This Saturday and Sunday, it's "Secondo Pezzo Mezzo Prezzo" time: Second Piece Half Price. Join us for lunch and an "Italian Piazza Shopping Experience" at Gioia, Los Gatos, RSVP 408.640.6628 or by return email. Grazie a presto!

Secondo Pezzo Mezzo Prezzo at GIOIA
Second Piece Half Price

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

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Few places in the world have such a rich history of love and famous lovers as in Italy. Many of the Italian Wedding Traditions still hold true for today's Italian-American brides. In fact at our wedding, I placed flowers to honor Mary, the Blessed Mother, asking for guidance through marriage and motherhood, I carried the "borsa" for the money dance, a great tradition and much appreciated financial support. The bouquet is the last gift a man would give to his promised bride, thus ending the engagement stage. The groom customarily sends it to the bride's house on the morning of the wedding, although often it is the bride who chooses it, as it must match her gown. In some countries, the bouquet is a gift from the future mother-in-law. I love this tradition and my son and I gave Brittni her wedding bouquet. (See the picture to the left.)

In Italy there are so many interesting traditions and I especially enjoy reading of the bride and groom making the journey through the town to the church together, facing many obstacles placed along the way by townspeople. Tradition says that their reaction to each challenge shows how their marriage will be in the future. (Read more about these symbolic challenges by clicking here.) Congratulations to all of our young married couples, may you have many blessings in your future!

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Welcome Spring with our Italian Glassware Secondo Pezzo Mezzo Prezzo on Glassware Event on April 13th and 14th!
All Italian Glassware we offer to you for Second Piece Half-Price time at Gioia
Many New Items from Italy. Shop for Weddings, Graduations, Mother’s Day and Anyday.


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. Be sure to check out the new glassware we have online!
During the month of April, enter the word "Bella" at checkout to get your discount on glassware!


Secondo Pezzo Mezzo Prezzo!
Date: April 13 & 14 (Saturday & Sunday )
Time: Noon to 8 p.m.
 Los Gatos
Italian Shopping Experience
RSVP Kathy 408.640.6628, kathywinkelman@hotmail.com

Seductive Venice -- Meet the Author!
Date: April 16 (Tuesday)
Time: 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: IAHF, 425 N. Fourth St., San Jose, CA
Meet Kathleen Ann Gonzales, author of Seductive Venice, In Casanova's Footsteps
RSVP Kathy 408.640.6628, kathywinkelman@hotmail.com

Passion and Pasta
Date: April 22 (Monday)
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Campo di Bocce, Los Gatos, CA
Santa Clara University Fundraiser
For more information and tickets contact Charleen 408.202.3121

Invent Your Future Conference Silicon Valley
Date: April 24 (Wednesday)
Time: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Location: Santa Clara Convention Center
Attend a Dynamic Conference and Visit the Gioia Exhibitor Table

Travel with Valentina
Puglia, Italy
April 15 - 24
For more information on this fabulous experience, click here.


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3-Day Mask Making Workshop

Date: May 3, 4, 5 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily
Location: Pruneyard Plaza Hotel
Bring your Imagination
Artist Carla Almanza-deQuant trained in Florence Italy teaches the Old World, 16th and 17th Century techniques of Venetian Mask Making and Sculpture.
All materials, instruction, daily brunch and beverages included
Pre-registration required. Reservations and payment must be in by April 7th. Space Limited!
RSVP Kathy 408.640.6628, kathywinkelman@hotmail.com

Festa Gioia Mother's Day Celebration
Date: May 8, 9 (Wednesday, Thursday)
Time: Noon to 8 p.m.
Location: 16395 Roseleaf Ct., Los Gatos
Italian Shopping Experience
Shop for Mother’s Day with a $25 gift certificate for $50 or more purchase from Gioia Company
RSVP Kathy 408.640.6628, kathywinkelman@hotmail.com

Date: May 11 (Saturday )
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Magnolia Unique Garden (next to The Maid's Quarters),Los Gatos
All materials included.


Infusion into the Italian Culture
Sept. 9 - 20
Sorrento and more with Tonino
For more information on this amazing trip, click here.

See you soon...

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.

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During the month of April, enter the word "Bella" at checkout to get your discount on glasswareand other merchandise!

Katherine Winkelman
Gioia Company LLC

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