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See What’s Happening this Summer at SOCO + The OC Mix!

See What’s Happening at

SOCO + THE OC MIX!  

Visit SOCO + The OC Mix where you can network with businesswomen in the area, divulge in an ultra-sweet treat, or browse one of the various showrooms showcasing the latest styles + designs! 

For a full list of upcoming events + announcements, visit our website or follow us @socoandtheocmix!


Women in Entrepreneurship with Kestan!

Join Kestan for their Women in Entrepreneurship: Passion to Business event on Tuesday, August 14th from 6pm-8pm. Enjoy an evening of inspiration as your hear from a panel of local female entrepreneurs discussing various topics that will motivate and invigorate your career. Complete with light bites and beverages!

RSVP to guarantee your spot at here!


CityMoms OC Launch Event!
CityMoms is coming to Orange County! Join the celebration at Cilek Kids Room onFriday, July 27th from 11am-1pm where you & your little ones can enjoy this fun, free event featuring Annie Banannie, the Balloon Storyteller and a performance from The Beatbuds!

Pre-register using the CityMoms App which can be downloaded for free at citymoms.com!


Try SusieCakes’ New Strawberry Rosé Cupcake!

 

From July 30th until September 3rd you can enjoy a limited edition flavor at SusieCakes! Try the new Strawberry Rosé cupcake baked with fresh strawberries and frosted with pink champagne buttercream!


Small Business Spotlight: Eva’s Trunk!
For this month’s Small Business Spotlight, we are featuring Eva’s Trunk, the upscale women’s boutique specializing in premium denim & contemporary clothing!

Founder Eva Waite has a passion for helping her customers find their personal style + always makes sure they leave the store excited about their new look!


Tackle Box Now Serving Beer + Wine!
Starting this week you can enjoy a variety of beer & wine from Tackle Box! In celebration of this exciting news, Tackle Box is offering $2 off all beers now through Sunday, July 29th, and $2 off wine July 30th through August 5th!

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Spend Your Summer Nights with SOCO + The OC Mix!

Spend Your Summer Nights with

SOCO THE OC MIX!  

Head to SOCO + The OC Mix where you can enjoy a movie night under the stars with your family, divulge in an award-winning meal, or browse the latest styles in one of OC’s top design showrooms.

For a full list of upcoming events + announcements, visit our website or follow us @socoandtheocmix!


Happy Birthday, SusieCakes! 

This month, SusieCakes celebrates its 12th birthday! Join the fun onSaturday, July 21 and enjoy Buy One Get One FREE cupcakes when you become a SusieFavors Rewards app member!

Visit in-store or online for more details:
http://susiecakes.com


Savory Spice Shop Summer Specials!
This week only, Savory Spice Shop is offering two of its limited edition items for an incredibly low price! Stop by and enjoy theSweet Jerk BBQ Sauce AND the Spice + Easy Red Bell Ranch for only $10! Offer ends July 15, 2018.


GLAMSQUAD is Coming to Kestan!
On Saturday, July 21 from 2:00pm-5:00pm, GLAMSQUAD is giving free makeovers at Kestan during a special live drawing event with guest illustrator, Akiko K. Ruiz. To Learn more about how you can enjoy a complimentary makeover by one of GLAMSQUAD’s beauty experts, please visithttps://bit.ly/2MOR1PV


HD Buttercup’s Half-Yearly Sale
With modern style and fresh pieces, HD Buttercup has the perfect piece for every home. Now through July 22, the showroom is offering up to 20-70% off during its Half Yearly Sale!

Click here for more details: https://hdbuttercup.com


Roche Bobois Summer Sale!
Now is the time to treat yourself to the best of European design + quality!

Starting July 14 through July 29, Roche Bobois will offer generous discounts on select floor models and accessories, as well as 10% off new orders! This is a summer sale you won’t want to miss.  For more information visit in-store or online at https://www.roche-bobois.com/en-US


Food, Drinks + Fun at Gear Co-Op’s Family Movie Night!
This Friday, July 13, Gear Co-Op + JanSport will host a special screening of Disney’s “The Incredibles” from 6:30pm-10:00pm. The movie will start at 8:00pm in the parking lot located directly in front of the retailer.
Guests will enjoy tons of fun activities and games, FREE root beer floats, a coloring station, food and drink, and even have a chance to win raffle items! To reserve your spot or purchase tickets, click here.

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Escape the Heat this Summer at SOCO + The OC Mix!

BEAT THE HEAT

THIS SUMMER AT

SOCO 

THE OC MIX! 

SOCO + The OC Mix are your destinations for inspiration, where you’ll find everything you need to make your home – and your life – beautiful this season, and all year long!

For a full list of upcoming events + announcements, visit our website or follow us @socoandtheocmix!

 


Now Open: BoConcept
We are happy to share that BoConcept – the international furniture and design brand with more than 300 locations worldwide – has officially opened its doors at SOCO!  Visit the new showroom this summer and shop an assortment of customized + coordinated design furniture and top-quality products, or speak with skilled Design Consultants for design inspiration and solutions.


Live Drawing Event at Kestan!
On Saturday, July 21 from 2:00pm-5:00pm, Kestan is hosting a live drawing event with guest illustrator, Akiko K. Ruiz, who teamed up with the brand to design a special jewelry collection inspired by cities around the world. With any purchase from this collection, shoppers will receive a personalized illustration by Akiko Ruiz to take home! For additional information, please visit https://bit.ly/2MOR1PV


ArtWalk ’18 at DWR
On Thursday, June 28 from6:00-9:00pm. – The ArtWalk, a celebration of creative expression + exception design, will bring together an exquisite gallery of pieces from industry artists to student artists.
Tickets are on sale now:$15/students and $40/non-members (https://bit.ly/2MQJOyD)


HD Buttercup’s Half-Yearly Sale

With modern style and fresh pieces, HD Buttercup always has the perfect piece for every home. Now through July 22, the showroom is offering 20-70% off during its Half Yearly Sale! (Exclusions Apply).
Visit in-store or on the website for more details: https://hdbuttercup.com


Food, Drinks + Fun at Gear
Co-Op’s Family Movie Night!

On Friday, July 13 from 6:30pm-10:00pm, Gear Co-Op + JanSport will host a special screening of Disney’s “The Incredibles!” The movie will start at8:00pm in the parking lot directly in front of the retailer.

Guests will have the chance to enjoy tons of fun activities and games, FREE root beer floats + a coloring station by Cilek Kids Rooms!  Food and drink will also be available for purchase fromGreenleaf Gourmet Chopshop and LCA Wine, and a few lucky winners will take home raffle items from Milk and HoneyLocal FareCilekGear Co-Op and JanSport!


Roche Bobois Summer Sale!
Now is the time to treat yourself to the best of European design + quality!

Starting July 14 through July 29, Roche Bobois will offer generous discounts on select floor models and accessories, as well as 10% off new orders! This is a summer sale you won’t want to miss.  For more information visit in-store or online at https://www.roche-bobois.com/en-US


Win an Italian Dream Vacation!
Now through July 8, 2018, enter to win an Italian Dream Vacation courtesy of Natuzzi Italia’s “Buy + Fly” event!

For a chance to win a dream holiday week for 2 at Borgo Egnazia Resort in Puglia, Italy, simply register in-store at Natuzzi Italia SOCO.  For more details, visit
http://www.natuzzi.com/


Drop in & Draw with the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity!
The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity will be hosting its free weekly program, Drop In & Draw, on Saturday, June 30 from10:00am to 12:00pm!

Each month, a cartoon character from the fertile imagination of Chuck Jones – one of the father’s of Bugs Bunny and the Road Runner – will be our theme. Reserve your space for this free, ticketed event online here!

 

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Keep It Cool This Summer at SOCO + The OC Mix!

Spend Your Father’s Day at SOCO + The OC Mix!
Grab dinner (or a brew!) at one of our award-winning restaurants, browse new styles for Dad at one of the popular retail spots, or upgrade his office space with the help of one of our top design showrooms.
For a full list of upcoming events + announcements, visit our website or follow us@socoandtheocmix!

Bitters + Cocktails Class at The Mixing Glass

Join The Mixing Glass on Thursday, June 21 from
7:00pm-10:00pm for their highly anticipated class on bitters. Craig Rudewicz of Crude Bitters and Sodas will be leading a lesson in history, production + flavor combinations of one of
the most ubiquitous ingredients in both historical + modern cocktails.  The cost to participate is $85 per person, and
includes a prepared dinner paired with the evening’s cocktails. Space is limited, so please sign up online by clicking here or visiting in-store.


Win an Italian Dream Vacation!

Now through July 8, 2018, enter to win a week-long dream vacation for 2 at Borgo Egnazia Resort in Puglia, Italty, courtesy of Natuzzi Italia’s “Buy + Fly” event!  Simply register in-store at Natuzzi SOCO – no purchase necessary! Guests who do opt to shop after entering will receive up to 15% off store-wide on purchases!  For more details, please visit http://www.natuzzi.com/


California Contemporary Book Signing + Cocktail Reception at DWR

You’re invited to celebrate the publication ofCalifornia 

Contemporary: The Houses of Grant C. Kirkpatrick & KAA Design taking place inside the Design Within Reach showroom at SOCO thisThursday, June 14 from 5:00pm-7:00pm!

This FREE event includes a cocktail reception, book signing and discussion with Grant C. Kirkpatrick and Susan McFadden, Editor-in-Chief of California Homes Magazine. For more information or to RSVP, please contact jane@metworksinc.net

How To: Design Your Home as a Gift (June 23)

On Saturday, June 23 from 11:00am-3:00pm, Farrow + Ball at SOCO will host a special workshop by Outlive Design on how to design your home as a gift for a special occasion!

Outlive Design is a free, customizable online invitation service combined with the convenience of crowd funding for anyone who loves interior design + wishes to design a space rather than receive gifts for an occasion or event. To RSVP for this free workshop and get all of your interior design related questions answered, please visit www.outlivedesign.com or call 949.351.3367.


Food, Drinks + Fun at Gear Co-Op’s Family Movie Night!

On Friday, July 13 from 6:30pm-10:00pm, Gear Co-Op + JanSport will host a special screening of Disney’s “The Incredibles!” They’ve partnered with CHOC and Friends of Joshua Tree (FOJT) to organize a toy drive, and will offer guests a variety of fun activities including games, FREE root beer floats + a coloring station by Cilek Kids Rooms!  Food and drinks will be available for purchase from Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshopand LCA Wine, and guests will have a chance to win raffle items from Milk and HoneyLocal Fare,CilekGear Co-Op and JanSport!  Attendees may bring their own chairs, and space is available on a first come, first serve basis.

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SOCO LUNCHEON: LINDYE GALLOWAY X HD BUTTERCUP

Summer is almost here, and you could say that the “Whole 30” is hotter than ever (and yes, I was on board..for a hot second). However, when there is wine involved, no question…we’ll all take two. As if delectable drinks, delicious bites, elegant florals, pretty furnishings, and dissertation on design isn’t an excuse enough to throw a luncheon, we added in some blogger babes for some extra sunshine to an already beautiful day at HD Buttercup!

View the full articles and more amazing photos Here.

(Photos courtesy of Alison Bernier Photography)

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Coming Up at SOCO and The OC Mix!

Enjoy your summer at SOCO + The OC Mix! We have new tenants now open + coming soon, new products and collections available from your favorite shops and showrooms, an exclusive book signing event,  workshops for kids + more!

See more below and follow us on social media @socoandtheocmix to stay in-the-know about upcoming events and announcements.

Now Open: Tackle Box at SOCO!
Tackle Box is now officially open daily from
11:00am-7:00pm at SOCO + The OC Mix.
Featuring a delicious variety of soups,
salads, snacks, rolls, poké and the wildly
popular Tackle Box Daily Special, there’s
something on the menu for everyone!
Stay tuned for more about extended dinner
hours, brunch, and other news!
http://tackleboxoc.com/

Summer Fun Begins at Local Fare
Kick off a fun + stylish summer with a visit to Local Fare! Their affordable décor and tableware makes summer entertaining a breeze, and they’ve got the season’s hottest items in stock – perfect for any outdoor gathering. Currently, the shop is featuring Beach Glass and Le Cadeaux Melamine dinnerware to help decorate, entertain and celebrate every day! Click here or visithttps://oclocalfare.com/ for more inspiration!

 

 

Room & Board’s Career Open House Event
Have you ever dreamed of working in design? Are you inspired to help create beautiful living spaces? Room & Board SOCO is hosting a Careers Open House event onSaturday, June 10 from 9:00am – 11:00am. Come meet our leadership staff + a few team members and discover how they do retail differently! For more information, please visit https://bit.ly/2IWSntI

 

 

California Contemporary Book Signing + Cocktail Reception at DWR
On Thursday, June 14 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm,
you’re invited to celebrate the publication of
California Contemporary: The Houses of Grant C. Kirkpatrick and KAA Design taking place inside the
Design Within Reach showroom at SOCO! This
FREE event includes a cocktail reception, book signing
and discussion with Grant C. Kirkpatrick and Susan McFadden, Editor-in-Chief of California Homes Magazine. For more information or to RSVP, please
contact jane@metworksinc.net

Sourcing Saturdays at Pirch
You’re invited to join PIRCH every Saturday
from 10:00am – 4:00pm for “Sourcing Saturday”
where the expert culinary team will guide you
through a hands-on cooking experience
highlighting PIRCH’s world class appliance
brands! If you’re thinking about upgrading your
appliances, these workshops are a must! The
experience is complimentary, and RSVPs are
requested at www.pirch.com/costamesa

Designer Camp Returns to SOCO
Calling all creative minds!  Designer Camp, the only comprehensive and collaborative design-based summer camp for children ages 11-17, is returning this summer to the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity! From July 16 – July 20, students will explore various careers within the design industry by learning and practicing the principles + elements of design. For more information or to register, please visit www.designercamp.com/orange-county/.
SOCO + The OC Mix subscribers can use special codeOCMIX for $50 off registration!

Never Miss An Event!
Be sure to visit our website for a full list of events and happenings at SOCO + The OC Mix.
Also, we love to hear from you – so please check in@socoandtheocmix if you join us at an event + be sure to follow us for fun giveaways, announcements, and more!

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OC Weekly: Top Chef Opens New Restaurant in Costa Mesa and MORE!

Top Chef Brian Huskey has opened a second location of his Corona Del Mar eatery Tackle Box. The new restaurant is located in Costa Mesa’s SOCO. 3321 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92626

The Island Cinema at Fashion Island is now The Lot, an upscale movie theater brand from San Diego. The upgraded theaters now feature leather recliners and a standalone restaurant. 999 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, CA 92660

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Summer Sneak Peek: It’s Heating Up at SOCO and The OC Mix!

 

Summer is almost here and things are heating up at SOCO + The OC Mix for Mother’s Day, at the Farmer’s Market, and so much more!  SOCO and The OC Mix are your destinations for inspiration – and you’ll find everything you need to make your home – and your life – beautiful this season and year-round.

Visit our website and follow us on social media @socoandtheocmix to stay in-the-know about upcoming events, announcements and more!

 

This Mother’s Day, Spoil Mom at SOCO
SOCO features the best in dining and shopping. This Mother’s Day, treat Mom to one of our fabulous restaurants, like ARC Food & LibationsPueblo TapasShuck Oyster Bar or Taco María – recently named LA Times’ 2018 Restaurant of the Year – or indulge in sweet treats from SusieCakes or ST Pâtisserie. Moms will also love browsing our fashion retailers, including premium denim and contemporary clothing styles from Eva’s Trunk, and trendy athleisure wear from Bono Spera. SOCO also offers the best in home + decor and you’ll find the perfect Mother’s Day gift or table setting at locations like Farrow & Ball,HD ButtercupDesign Within Reach and Natuzzi Italia. To see more shops, restaurants and retailers, visit www.socoandtheocmix.com.

 

 

Second Saturdays at the Newly Expanded SOCO Farmers’ Market
This Saturday, May 12 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., you’re invited to kick off Second Saturdays at SOCO’s Farmers’ Market!  Long known as the perfect weekend destination + best place to purchase local produce, the newly expanded market includes even more farmers, artisans and vendors than ever before!  We’re celebrating the official kick-off with live music, chef’s demos, and so much more!  Visitbit.ly/SOCOFarmers for more information.

 

 

 

LCA Wine Presents: Lord of the Strings with Annie & Pat
You’re invited to enjoy this Lord of the Strings concert series on Sunday, May 20 at LCA Wine at SOCO.  Starting at 3:00 p.m., Annie Sellick and Pat Bergeson (a.k.a. Annie & Pat) will take the stage for an unforgettable musical event.  The duo covers a range of musical ground with jazz standards, soulful originals and cabaret classics.  During the concert, guests will enjoy wine selections curated by LCA Wine.  Click here to purchase tickets.

 

Save on Sofas at Calligaris
With its distinctive design touch, Calligaris
interprets next season trends at its best with
one-of-a-kind new products.  Now through
Monday, May 21, save up to 30% MSRP on
all sofas and lounge chairs just in time for
Mother’s Day!  For more information, click
here or check out the website at
www.calligarissocal.com

 

Sourcing Saturdays at Pirch
You’re invited to join PIRCH every Saturday from10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. for Sourcing Saturday where the expert culinary team will guide you through a hands-on cooking experience highlighting PIRCH’s world class appliance brands.  If you’re thinking about upgrading your appliances, these workshops are a must!  The experience is complimentary, yet also very popular, so RSVPs are recommended! (www.pirch.com/costamesa)

 

Designer Camp Returns to SOCO
This summer, Designer Camp – the only comprehensive & collaborative design-based summer camp for young creatives ages 11-17 – will host two workshop series at the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity at SOCO + The OC Mix!

Designer Camp 101 will take place July 16-20, giving students the opportunity to explore industry careers and learn the principles & elements of design, followed by Designer Camp Interior Design fromJuly 23-27, which will dive deeper into areas of interior design, including event & furniture design, home staging, prop styling, textile design and more.  Click here to learn more + register online.

 

Meet Anna-Marie Claassen of Anthology Interiors
If you’ve seen the incredible new spring/summer display windows at SOCO + The OC Mix, you’re looking at the work of Anna-Marie Claassen of Anthology Interiors.  Anna-Marie got her start in design at the tender age of 9 when she received her first dollhouse, and never looked back!  After studying Interior Design at Ivy Tech College, she began working in Orange County’s high-end residential interior design world before launching Anthology Interiors.  Through Anthology, she’s completed an array of projects – from furnishings to heavy remodels to new home builds – all with a focus on colors, patterns & improving quality of life through design.  We think you’ll agree her passion shines through her work!  For more information, visitwww.anthologyinteriors.com 

Never Miss An Event!
Be sure to visit our website for a full list of events and happenings at SOCO + The OC Mix.  Also, we love to hear from you – so please check in@socoandtheocmix if you join us at an event, and be sure to follow us for giveaways, announcements, and more!

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OC Register: Popular Corona del Mar beach concession Tackle Box opens pop-up restaurant at SOCO in Costa Mesa

When it comes to space, their other restaurant, the Tackle Box beach concession in Corona del Mar, definitely lived up to its name. But now brothers Brian and Andrew Huskey have room to move and groove at a second Tackle Box location at SoCo in Costa Mesa that’s just about 1,990 square feet.

“I feel like this is a bigger platform for us to learn,” said Andrew Huskey co-owner of the new venture with his brother Brian, a “Top Chef” contender in 2013. “The last three years have prepared us for this,” Andrew Huskey said. “We opened the Tackle Box the same way, as a pop-up style restaurant. Brian had one thing on the menu, then two and kept adding.”

Read the Full Article Here.

(Photo by Ana Venegas, Orange County Register/SCNG)

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LA Times: Carlos Salgado’s Taco María is The Times’ 2018 Restaurant of the Year

Yet no restaurant in years may have had quite the impact that Taco María and its chef Carlos Salgado have had on the Southern California scene. The restaurant, which serves tasting menus of Salgado’s Mexican-influenced cooking, is at the center of a culinary movement that seems to grow in importance each year. By regarding tortillas with a seriousness familiar to any fanatical French baker, by using perfect seasonal produce and by treating regional Mexican dishes with both imagination and respect, Salgado has propelled California-Mexican cooking into the jet stream of abstracted modernist cuisine.

Read the Full Article Here.

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