Month: July 2016

Four New Stores Now Open at SOCO + The OC Mix

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It’s anything but the dog days of summer at SOCO and The OC Mix, where we always have something new for you to experience and discover! In fact, things are continuing to heat up at SOCO with the addition of more all-star stores to our already fabulous lineup of stylish shops and award-winning restaurants. Here are yet more reasons for you to come and spend the day with us this summer and beyond: 


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Come to SOCO to discover the first-ever retail location for this buzz worthy, cutting edge contemporary women’s and men’s fashion house. Based in Compton, California – with all of its eye-catching apparel produced in L.A. – Drifter is now open at SOCO and is planning an official grand opening event in August. Visit their website at www.drifter.com for more information and click here for details on the grand opening

lightopiaLIGHTOPIA
The SOCO design scene just got even brighter with the addition of Lightopia! Now open, this leading resource for lighting design professionals, interior designers and homeowners features more than 15,000 curated and exclusive lighting fixtures including vintage, retro-inspired, contemporary, modern, and avant garde looks. www.lightopiaonline.com

 

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The SOCO design scene just got even brighter with the addition of Lightopia! Now open, this leading resource for lighting design professionals, interior designers and homeowners features more than 15,000 curated and exclusive lighting fixtures including vintage, retro-inspired, contemporary, modern, and avant garde looks. www.lightopiaonline.com

 

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This chic lifestyle boutique just opened in The OC Mix and already is a favorite of shoppers. Come and discover Skyhaven’s well-edited collection of women’s fashion lines, candles, gift items, and home goods.www.shopskyhaven.com

 
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Los Angeles Times: Van Brunt Optical Haus puts the focus on chic designs and vintage style

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Thoughtfully designed sunglasses can make the summer months all the more delightful and stylish.

This Laura Van Brunt knows.

or the past 20 years, Van Brunt has worked with premium eyewear brands and shops, such as Oliver Peoples and The Eye Gallery, where she honed her practice as an optician, finishing and fitting eyeglass lenses and frames.

But missing from her work was what she longed to create — an optical shop carrying only independent eyewear collections that were not mass-produced.

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Los Angeles Racked calls Drifter “An Edgy Basics Label”

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Here’s yet another reason to plan an Orange County road trip. After popping up in LA a few years back, Compton-based basics brand Drifter has debuted its first flagship at The OC Mix within stylish Costa Mesa shopping center SOCO Collection.

Known for its edgy-luxe essentials beloved by everyone from Kylie Jenner to Ruby Rose, the label soft-opened a few days ago and offers its full range of women’s and men’s apparel. Expect to find organic cotton tees, distressed dresses, drop-crotch shorts, and more athleticwear-inspired staples in monochromatic hues.

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OC Register: SOCO Design Showrooms

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Living in California article in Interiors California

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Orange Coast: Taco Maria’s Carlos Salgado Returns to His Culinary Roots

Taco Maria's Carlos Salgado a semifinalist of Culinary Excellence!

With its white tile interior, dark wood accents, and chefs wearing selvage denim shirts, Carlos Salgado’s restaurant, Taco Maria, fits right in at Costa Mesa’s OC Mix, a rustic-mod cluster of businesses that is one of the county’s antidotes to ’80s commercial malls. I like to come down here from L.A. and sit at the counter, eat, and watch the cooks work.

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