Inspired by the essence of wine country and the story that we discovered there, we created a delicate new collection made with precious gemstones like turquoise, agate and opal stones.
View the rest of the collection here!
On Friday, August 25th we invited Banglez friends, family & clients to our first ever Wine Tasting Party to experience our newest WineTour SS17 Collection like never before!
Guests got the opportunity to get their very own personal shopping assistant to help pick out jewelry, including the first personal viewing and claim to purchasing from the wine collection. During the private tasting, they also got 15% off all jewelry (excluding bangles & gift cards) and were able to use the $25 they paid for the ticket towards a purchase or save it for a later time! AMAZING deal or what?!?!
To us, our clients are like family. Having said that, to be able to share our love for wine, food, and jewelry in our lovely showroom (2387 Trafalgar Rd in Oakville) was such a fulfilling experience, and rewarding knowing we executed it to our guests liking! We want more than to be a just a retail store, we want our brand Banglez to be an experience.
Whether you’re learning about jewelry, designing your own pieces, bonding with our staff, collaborating with other small business owners, pushing creative barriers, hosting fun events, etc.. We strive every day to grow and be unique in our own way and this wine tasting was just our way of giving back and celebrating our clients while growing our brand! To think they say you can’t mix business and pleasure haha not true!
The event was hosted by guests Lisa Leonetti Inacio and Chef Renaldo Decembrini, who carefully selected their favourite wines and paired them with gourmet bites to delight the guest’s palettes.
Get to know them a little bit about them…
Meet Lisa Leonetti Inacio!
If one thing has always been true, it’s Lisa’s love of wine. While working on Bay St. for the past 20 years, her passion and enthusiasm for wine have been fuelled by extensive travel in Canada and Internationally to broaden and deepen her knowledge of fine wine. In 2013, Lisa took the plunge and began to study wine more seriously when she completed various wine education courses at Toronto’s George Brown’s college.
Currently enrolled in the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers program, Lisa has finished top of her class in all modules to date and completed her certification in September. In July 2017, she completed Level 1 at the Court of Master Sommeliers.
As she enjoys sharing her passion for wine with wine lovers and consumers alike, Lisa is the owner of the recently established Vedi! Vini! Vino!, a wine consulting and education company that aims to make wine fun. Professional services include wine-focused experiences and tastings to clients, corporate and private, as well as wine list management.
Meet Chef Renaldo Decembrini!
Tracing his roots to Tuscany, Italy, Renaldo Decembrini started cooking at a very young age under the love and guidance of his grandmother, Nonna Maria. Since that time, Chef Renaldo has developed a passion and expertise for sourcing the best in local and seasonal foods while showcasing the essence of each ingredient in his creations.
Renaldo started his career in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he was the Executive Chef in notable kitchens across the Province. Chef Renaldo was also instrumental in the launch and operation of two new restaurants, TASTE Resto-Lounge and Vinoteca.
Chef Renaldo moved to Toronto in July of 2015. Over the past two years, Renaldo has been exploring the diverse Toronto food scene and is currently working on opening his first restaurant.
Hosts left to right: Lisa Leonetti Inacio, Renaldo Decembrini, Malinda & Hardip Chohan
One of guest upon being interviewed had this to say:
“When I first heard about this event my first thought was that we would be walking through a vineyard wearing fancy jewelry. Then I came back to reality and thought it was a get-together with other jewelry lovers at the store. That got me excited because I LOVE the store!! I love supporting local brands. Malinda is a sweetheart and I wanted to also support her business.
I think the tickets were reasonably priced considering the food was very fancy and we all received a discount on the merchandise in the store. The ticket included food, drinks and 15% off our purchase.
I attended with my fashion enthusiast friend, whom I drag everywhere and we both loved it! She loves wine, fine food, and jewelry, which made our experience enjoyable. It was a great experience.
The hosts were knowledgeable and friendly. The guests were nice as well and the overall atmosphere was positive. I am very likely to attend future events hosted by Banglez! I am also, very likely to recommend Banglez products/service/events to a friend and/or colleague.
I think creating a collection based on the elements/theme of wine was a very creative approach! That was one of the reasons why I wanted to attend, it was a different compared to other events we’ve attended.
From a designer perspective, the most important part of an experience like this is to be around other like-minded, supportive and positive people. Since it was a small event, we were able to talk to others, the host(s), network with other guests, check out the jewelry, get familiar with the store and get creative.”
“This event was well organized and informative. The food was so delicious, especially when paired with the perfect wines to match. The wine connoisseur was very educated on her history of wines and the wines presented. I typically am not a wine drinker as I find certain wines to have a high level of sulfites in their aftertaste. The wines presented were not limited to Niagara Wines, and this was greatly appreciated. I purchased all of the wines afterward and used for a party. It was a total hit! It was great to shop at Banglez after the event as they had a beautiful setup, and jewelry to browse through. I was then able to use the $25.00 I paid for my ticket – towards my purchase. I would definitely attend again!”
– Puja Suri-Lof
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Mahak Gupta & Malinda Chohan
Photography: Carlos Pinto
Creative Direction, Location & Jewelry: @banglez_jewelry