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My Story

My Story

Meet Rupa Kale

Owner rupa kaleI lived for 22 years in New York City, entrenched in a career in the beauty industry, when I moved to Central New Jersey with my husband, a physician who works in Medical Sales. It took me 3 years to truly embrace the Garden State for its warm people and picturesque towns. We are so happy to call it home, especially since the birth of my twin boys.

After 18 years in the Corporate world, I started to feel antsy, as if my calling were elsewhere. So, I decided to walk away to find myself. I heard about Bottle & Bottega through a friend and within one day of reading all there was to know about it, I knew that I had found my calling. I adore art and entertaining, but what appealed to me most was that Bottle & Bottega would allow me to build relationships with my community and give back—something that I constantly strive to do. More importantly, I knew that Central New Jersey needed a Bottle & Bottega and I had to make it happen.

I am so excited to bring to the area what is sure to become a household name in New Jersey. We offer a unique experience for all your celebrations — whether it’s a Bachelorette party, Baby shower, Birthday party or Family Reunion, we can help make it memorable. We offer fresh and different alternatives to Corporate team-building events or Fundraisers. Whether it is painting canvases or wine glasses, creating mosaics and more, you’ll enjoy a fun and relaxing experience that will allow you to uncork your inner artist!


  • Bottle & Bottega "It was a great time and a really fun way to get together with friends. Big thanks to the staff for making my friends' birthdays special."

    Nic M.

  • Bottle & Bottega "Everyone who works here was super nice and accommodating. Our instructor, Heather, was so helpful and personable."

    Tricia F.

  • Bottle & Bottega "The staff at Bottle and Bottega is awesome and they are great at helping you create your own masterpiece."

    Donna L.

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Bottle & Bottega’s History

  • 2009 Founder Stephanie King-Myers creates her first masterpiece - the paint and sip concept was born
  • 2011 Franchise Executive Nancy Bigley partners with Stephanie and the concept that started as “Bottles & Brushes” gives way to the “Bottle & Bottega” brand that we all know and love
  • 2011 The Bottle & Bottega flagship studio in Lakeview opened. Then, the brand expanded through national franchising, giving us over 25+ locations nationwide
  • 2011 We innovate the “paint and sip” concept by focusing on all art forms (not just paint), to ensure we are always fresh & creative
  • 2011 We created and launched Paint Your Pet, glass painting, and nude male figure painting parties
  • 2012 MILESTONE! We hosted our 20,000th painter
  • 2013 We raised over $20k for local charities via our Bottle & Bottega Fundraiser Parties
  • 2013 We launched our electronic Loyalty Program to reward our VIPs
  • 2014 Launched black canvas painting parties
  • 2014 USA Today names Bottle & Bottega one of the best franchise concepts for Moms
  • 2015 Bottle & Bottega is named in Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Top New Franchises” list
  • 2016 Bottle & Bottega is named in Franchise Business Review’s “Best of the Best” list
  • 2016 We launch even more new product line initiatives, including mosaics on canvas, Illumin-Art, and art masking.
  • 2017 Bottle & Bottega launches our new painting on wood pallet parties!
  • 2017 Bottle & Bottega ranked in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500

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