Our Story

Meet Nish & Payal Gokli

owner payal gokliI grew up in Bombay, India, the financial and entertainment capital of India with a very eclectic culture that gave me a tremendous appreciation of good food, traveling, entertainment, and art.

I have always enjoyed discovering new cuisines, different cultures, and local art, and have been fortunate to find a partner, Nish, who has the same interests. We have had the opportunity to travel to 5 of the 7 continents and everywhere we go, we obtain a piece of art that brings back fond memories of our adventures. Our collection includes a beautiful chandelier from Murano, Italy; a stunning wine decanter from Anatalia, Turkey; an in-laid wood credenza from Sorrento, Italy; pottery from Spain, Greece, and the US; a mosaic mirror from Spain, and a Tanjore painting from India.

After several years of being the COO of Gokli family and raising 2 great kids, I have felt an inner calling to embark on a new and fascinating path.

As the owner of Bottle & Bottega, I am eager and excited to nurture, inspire, and reveal the inner Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Picasso, or Matisse in all of our guests.


  • Bottle & Bottega "I will definitely go back to another event and bring some friends with me, too!"

    - Melissa F.

  • Bottle & Bottega "We had so much fun! Would definitely recommend them."

    - Lisa Z.

  • Bottle & Bottega "Had a fabulous time! Would love to have a painting party for my daughter's next birthday!"

    - Radhika N.

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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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