Marcopoloni, the Tiny Business

2011 Festa Coloniale Italiana

We had a lot of fun at the Festa Coloniale Italiana in San Francisco this past weekend. It was our first time participating in an event like this, and other than the hairy moment we had when the wind just about blew our tent away, we had a fantastic time meeting and chatting with fellow lovers of fine handmade Italian goods.

Elephant Keychains
Giann's elephant keychain was simply irresistible!

The runaway winner of the festa was Giann’s Elefante Italian leather elephant keychain – it was sold out by mid-day and people just could not help but comment on how cute it is! But then again, the entire keychain rack seemed to elicit incessant cries of “ooh”s and “ahh”s throughout the day!

Another product that got a lot of attention was Campomaggi’s distressed doctor bag. People seemed to be drawn but it, and many were¬† gawking at this bag, seemingly transfixed in some altered state of mind. We just got these bags in so I don’t even have a photo to post yet … but for now, you’ll just have to take my word for it. It’s drool-worthy.

Anyway, thanks to all those who stopped by our booth, and we hope to see you again at the next event (TBD)!!

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By emi

A Japanese native, Emi "emi"-grated to the States when she was 5 years old. She has a passion for traveling, photography, and the beautiful sport of football (or soccer, to some).

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