Our Story

Our Story

Meet John and Lynn Day

Owners John and Lynn DayLife is about intentions and stewardship. It is our intent to bring a fun, new and creative business to Glen Ellyn and its surrounding communities. Bottle & Bottega is the perfect fit with its forward-thinking concepts that include an energetic studio design, community-focused strategies, and creative inspiration. When opportunity knocked, we answered and began what will be our encore careers!

Both of us grew up in Glen Ellyn and chose to make it home after our wedding more than 20 years ago. As stewards of our community, we feel a strong desire to bring a new and exciting business here and found a comfortable new home with Bottle & Bottega’s trailblazing wine and art party concept. We bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to this venture – Lynn’s party-planning and organizational skills and John’s experience in the business world. Couple that with our interest in the arts and it’s a winning blend!

We look forward to partnering with area businesses and non-profits to bring the synergy of Bottle & Bottega’s core values to our community-at-large. The values of B&B match our own and include a passion for creativity, innovation and discovery, reaching for dreams through individual determination and collective teamwork, nurturing individual talent, caring about those around us, and enjoying the process of each individual’s achievement.

We are confident that each and every person has an artist inside just waiting to be “uncorked.” So, grab your favorite bottle of wine or beer* and join us for what is one of the most popular new alternatives to a typical night out! We look forward to sharing a few hours of uninhibited imagination and inspiration with you.

Testimonials

  • Bottle & Bottega "It's always a good time. Loved it and will be returning."

    LaTanja L.

  • Bottle & Bottega "This place was amazing! Our instructor Becky was so sweet she did a great job. I will definitely be back!"

    Patrena W.

  • Bottle & Bottega "My girls loved it- thank you so much for all the help and friendly staff"

    Katie H.

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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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