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A day of Italian Culture and Tradition.
Dive into the atmosphere of a colorful Italian market. Discover products of Italian craftsmanship, known worldwide for its quality and beauty. Taste all that our diverse and delicious cuisine has to offer. Let yourself be tempted to buy gifts, clothes and food by our selection of exhibitors who, through their products, showcase the multifaceted craftsmanship of Italy. The Italian market includes twenty professionals in various fields, from fashion to food, from handicrafts to culture: it will be a breeze to find presents for you and your loved ones.

Sunday - May 7, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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We combine beautiful designs with the best craftsmanship and best materials available in the world. No shortcuts. With every handbag we sell, we feel that we are bringing the best of Italy into your life. Our workshop is located in Parma, Italy.  We chose Parma because its heritage in leather goods manufacture stems from a centenary tradition. Our highly skilled Parmigiani  artisans make magic happen. Our production is limited. Our collections are one of a kind.
Linda Amato
My collection of handmade, handblown Italian Murano Glass Jewelry consists of necklaces, pendants, earrings and cuff braceletts. Although my jewelry is unique, artistic  and colorful!, it is also very calming with its combination of shapes and luminescent colors.

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For the past 10 years, I have been traveling to Murano, Italy  (the famed island known for beautiful hand blown glass artists for generations – off of the magical coast of Venice, Italy), to work with my friends/glass artisans, who hand make and handblow all the class elements to the highest standards of Italian craftsmanship. With my designs and their beautiful technique of glass making, every year we put together a beautiful collection of jewelry- each piece individually created, using a myriad of colors interspersed with gold and silver leaf and adventurine elements. While My collection is considered “ art jewelry” it  reflects a more modern Murano glass design which makes it wearable and fun for all current styles and wardrobes.
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Centro39 is the online destination fashion boutique for luxury Italian style.
"Centro", is the street sign to downtown in every Italian city, and 39 the country code to call Italy. We merged the two to create an online source for 100% "Made in Italy" fashion brands. 

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Italian designers are modern visionaries whose legacy of quality and craftsmanship are renowned globally. We discover and curate the exciting collections of designers emerging from Italy today. 
A Renaissance of Italian fashion is happening now and the world is watching. 
Enjoy the opportunity to shop Italian design clothes and accessories here at the Silicon Valley Italian festival and on line at www.centro39.com.
Cristina Ballerio
Cristina and her teammate have a broad knowledge of the bay area house market and help their clients maximize their real estete opportunities.
They will be at the festival happy to meet you and answer any questions you might have. Cristina has been part of both the italian and real estate community in Palo Alto for more than 30 years! Please meet her at this event or contact her via phone or email.
Cristina Ballerio  650 245 3307 - Cristinaballerio@gmail.com 
BlackFin
Blackfin, entirely conceived, designed and manufactured in Italy by Blackfin. If the “Made in Italy” is a fixed point, we made the “neomadeinitaly” our strong point. The legacy of the past and respect for the Beauty that surrounds us governs our Ethics. All Blackfin frames are made with the purest Titanium in the world through a production process which is a real Ritual to us.
www.blackfin.eu
Essentique
Essentique was born out of the passion to help you discover your own natural beauty. Hair care, skin care and body care products are locally handmade in our Palo Alto-based lab in small batches, using the finest natural and plant-derived ingredients. Unveil radiant skin and healthy, shiny hair with our line of artisanal beauty products.

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WE BELIEVE... The ingredients used in natural skin, hair and body care products should primarily come from nature, and the processes for procuring these ingredients should maintain their purity and do no harm to humans, animals or to the earth. These body care products should nourish the skin, hair, scalp, and body by using sustainable and biodegradable ingredients and environmentally sensitive packaging. www.essentique.com
Evaro
Eclectic and feminine, Evaro offers contemporary women’s clothing, leather goods, and fashionable accessories. Each of our garments is hand sewn using distinctive eco-friendly fabrics and beading materials to retain its classic Italian heritage of luxury and excellence. Evaro is sold at selected boutiques worldwide and online.
http://www.evaro.it
Gourmeative
Gourmeative is a creative catering & party company focused on design and customization. The two owns are Luca, a wold traveler chef based in Santa Cruz, and Matteo, a designer from Milan, the iconic capital of fashion. The combination of Italian taste, organic philosophy, contemporary design, make Gourmearive one of a kind. We work with private, corporate, institution and we organize epicurean experience in exclusive locations. 
Italian Collective
Italian Collective is a women’s only, premium brand specializing in durable, timeless, and artisanally handmade in Italy apparel. Currently offering both bespoke and standard sizing, the collection features silk and cotton tops, shirts, shirt dresses, and select accessories. Made to order slow fashion, from woman to woman, from Italy to you.

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Italian Collective is a female and family run business, founded in June of 2015 by Micaela Malingri and her two daughters, Nina and Lola Viggi.
http://italiancollective.co
Lascuola
La Scuola is an independent school that serves children from age 2-13. At La Scuola, we believe that all children are born intelligent and curious and that our goal as parents and educators is to work alongside them to create new ideas and shape a better future. Above all we believe that learning should be joyful, and thus our mantra is:
Niente Senza Gioia! Nothing Without Joy!

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Our classrooms are characterized by inquiry and creativity, group work and reflection. The individuality of each child is paramount to us as we seek to nurture their intellectual, social, physical and emotional characteristics.
www.lascuolasf.org
Chocolate de Pascale
Based out of Berkeley, Pascale creates delectable chocolates and creative Praliné recipes. Her chocolates let you indulge in the magic of Praliné, a delicious chocolate filling that combines chocolate and caramelized nut flavors in perfect harmony. Made with the highest quality ingredients (organic chocolate and West Coast nuts), each chocolate offers different flavors and textures for everyone to discover. The elegant packaging can be customized for your corporate gifts or special events.
Chocolats de Pascale on Facebook
www.chocolatsdepascale.com
Paola Leva
My fashion collection is entirely made in Italy featuring cashmere shawls, scarves and ponchos, fine leather bags and handmade bijoux. I personally select casual chic pieces that will add a unique touch to your style.
Made in Italy with love.
Libreria Pino
In 2011 Libreria Pino began as an online Italian bookstore based in San Francisco. We started with a limited selection of titles featuring best sellers in Italy and popular children’s books. Quickly our customers began asking for more selection and gave us suggestions for new titles. We now have a broad selection from Easy Readers to Dante; from Elena Ferrante to Luigi Pirandello; and from Francesco Tullio Altan to Gianni Rodari.

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We have a wide range of music from Lucio Battisti and Mina to Jovanotti, Malika Ayane, and Noemi. We also have a broad selection of films for children from Barbapapà and Geronimo Stilton to Winx Club; and films for adults from classics to popular new releases.
http://www.libreriapino.com/
Michelle Longega WIlson
Michelle is just 11 years old, but she is already a best seller author. She published 3 English-Italian bilingual children’s books from the series "Le Avventure di Giulia” which immediately gained Amazon Best Seller status. 
Since, Michelle has put together a motivational workshop, "How to write your on book" and presented in many libraries, bookstore, institutions and schools in Italy and USA where she is receiving great success.

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"Writing is something magical. You can let your imagination go and create your own world. Reading has even more magic. You can live your dreams through simple stories".
MichelleLongegaWilson.com 
www.facebook.com/michellelongegawilson
Nonna Box
Nonna Box is a monthly subscription box or a one-time adventure that allows to enjoy authentic Italian products and recipes delivered straight to their door. Each month, Nonna Box features a different Italian region and six of its traditional, imported and hard-to-come-by products from producers of that region. In showcasing each part of Italy, Nonna Box brings foodies closer to the country via its flavors, gastronomical history, and the monthly story of a regionally local Italian nonna, her favorite traditional recipes and wine pairings from an Italian sommelier.
https://www.nonnabox.com
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Provence Inspiration brings a beautiful choice of European decors inspired by the markets in Provence to this side of the Atlantic: from Italian style linen to Parisian lampshades and Danish glassware. An elegant collection, to give or cherish at home!
http://www.provenceinspiration.com/
Rossi e Rei
Rossi & Rei curates collections of timeless essentials designed and made in Italy with heart and priced for everyday living.
https://rossi-rei.com
See Italy
We are people first and like to travel and experience the authenticity of the country we travel to.  We are people who like to share our experiences with our travelers, with the people we travel with and with those people we do business with. Our love for our country goes well beyond the three main cities, their monuments and the hotels. We care about the stories you’ve heard and the memories you bring home to share.

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We are people that have traveled the world but that decided to specialize in one thing only, our country, ITALY. We have chosen to focus on Italy because of our love for our roots. We want to make sure that when you travel to our country, you feel at home wherever you are and at ease throughout your trip. www.seeitalytravel.com
Shellchic
Shell Chic is an international handcrafted jewelry business whose mission is to customize everyone's dreams into corals, cameos and pearls. We help our customers make creative jewels and designs that reflect their personality and express their originality on any given day, that are fashion-forward, and can be worn for years to come. At Shell Chic, we make sure that your jewels never go unnoticed and that they always stand from the crowd!
StyleBee
STYLEBEE lets you book top trusted local hairstylists and makeup artists available to come to your house, office or hotel for blowouts, mens' cuts for proms, weddings or corporate events.
www.stylebee.com
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Born in 1911 in Torino, Superga is an iconic Italian shoe. A San Francisco family brought the brand to California, opening a store on Fillmore Street in 2015, which sells a curated collection of styles from the US and Europe  for men, women and children.  Visit us at 2326 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115.  www.supergasf.com
Termomix
Thermomix is the multi-tasking kitchen tool designed specifically to help you make more delicious, healthy, home-cooked meals while also making more time for you to spend with family and friends. Thermomix features one bowl, one knife, and one touchscreen but offers more than 12 kitchen functions and thousands of guaranteed tasty cooking and baking ideas.

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The Thermomix can not only stir, mix, blend and chop but also cook, steam, weigh, grind, knead, whisk, simmer and emulsify.  Thermomix offers users the perfect combination of digital ease-of-use and healthy cooking. With innovative technologies like Recipe Chips, a touchscreen and the Guided Cooking function, the Thermomix TM5 redefines cooking and serves as your ideal kitchen partner. For more information, visit www.thermomix.us.
Rossella Verderame
Every one of Rossella Verderame 's ceramic creation is unique, handmade, created by the imagination and the inspiration of the moment.
Colors and materials come from the nature, like clay and glazes. All of this makes you think about Sicily - Italy, where she has her own studio.
The blue of the sea, the green of the trees and the gold of the sun are her inspirations. Rossella Verderame keeps alive a tradition that has been present in Sicily for centuries.

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Location and Dates
Oshman Family JCC
Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life
3921 Fabian Way,
Palo Alto, CA 94303

FESTIVAL
Sunday - May 7, 2017
9:30 am to 8:00pm

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