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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.

 

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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.”

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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.

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Spring Happenings at SOCO & The OC Mix

Happy Friday!  Join SOCO and The OC Mix for one (or a few!) of the many exciting events & happenings coming up this month.  Home to a variety of Orange County’s best retailers, home design stores and eateries, SOCO and The OC Mix has something for everyone!  Be sure to visit our website for a full list of events, and follow @socoandtheocmix for information about giveaways, the latest updates, announcements, and more!

 

Shop in Style at Kestan’s SS18 Private Sale

Kestan is kicking off the season in style by celebrating the launch of its Spring/Summer 2018 collection in the most fashionable way – by hosting a private sale event on Saturday, April 28 from 2:00pm – 5:00pm. Guests are invited to shop the retailer’s newest collection and freshest styles while enjoying sips, snacks, live music and a special 15% off discount on the entire store. Click here for more info: (https://kestanprivatesaless18.splashthat.com/)

 

 

Van Brunt Optical Haus/ L.A. Eyeworks Trunk Show + Portrait Exhibit: Two With a View

Calling all eyeglass aficionados! Don’t miss this fabulous trunk show on Sunday, April 29 from11:00am – 5:00pm. This free event will feature trunks chockfull of colorful & unique L.A. Eyeworks frames and a portrait exhibit showcasing fabulous black and white portraits from the popular, “Your Face is Like a Work of Art. It Deserves a Great Frame” campaign. Click here for more information (http://socoandtheocmix.com)

 

 

Sourcing Saturdays at Pirch

You’re invited to join PIRCH every Saturday from10:00am – 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, yet also very popular, so RSVPs are recommended! (www.pirch.com/costamesa)

 

A Day of Beauty at Paul Mitchell the School at SOCO

Join Paul Mitchell the School for a Day of Beauty onSunday, May 6 from 10:00am – 2:00pm. Enjoy mimosas and snacks while pampering yourself with a haircut, treatment and style, customized dermalogica treatments and a variety of hair and skin services. All proceeds from this FUNraising event will go to charities including Children’s Miracle Network, Eyes on Cancer, Food 4 Africa, Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation and more! For more information visit www.socoandtheocmix.com

 

Red Dot Auction VII at Chuck Jones Center for Creativity

On Friday, May 11 from 6:00pm – 10:00pm, WoodSnap will join Chuck Jones Center for Creativity to donate their work, printed on the company’s signature birch wood, at the eighth annual Red Dot Auction. Additionally, more than 100 artists from around the globe have contributed one or more canvases and 3D art objects to this special fundraising event! For more information and to purchase tickets online, please visit ChuckJonesCenter.org/RedDot

 

Second Saturdays at SOCO’s Farmers’ Market is Expanding

On Saturday, May 12 from 9:00am – 2:00pm, you’re invited to kick off Second Saturdays at SOCO’s Farmer’s Market! Located in the heart of SOCO, the newly expanded market includes even more farmers, artisans and vendors than ever before. We’re celebrating the official kick-off in a big way with live music and the chance to participate in an exciting market tour and hands-on chef demo by Sorella Collective! Click here to purchase chef demo tickets, https://form.jotform.com/81151172750146

 

 

ROSÉ Soirée – A Toast to Spring at SOCO and The OC Mix

Raise your glass for a toast at SOCO and The OC Mix’s ROSÉ Soirée! On Thursday, May 17 from5:00pm – 7:00pm, enjoy live music in SOCO’s beautiful courtyard while sampling a curated selection of more than 20 rosé wines hand selected from Provence, Europe and The New World by Orange County’s own LCA Wine, alongside meticulously paired rosé-inspired bites by ROSÉ Catering & Events. Click here to purchase tickets (bit.ly/SOCORoseSoiree)

 

C.S. Wo Debuts Newly Renovated Showroom

C.S. Wo & Sons is celebrating its newly renovated showroom at SOCO!  Come in to shop the new, upscale and modern look, classic contemporary styles, and more – each hand selected to round out the showroom’s unique and eclectic mix.  Choose from top brands including Century, Bernhardt, Lexington, Elite Leather and more, and enjoy complimentary in-home design services! For more information, please visit (california.cswoandsons.com)

 

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Spring Happenings at SOCO and The OC Mix!

 

Hello, Spring!  We’re excited to share the below upcoming events happening at SOCO and The OC Mix this season.  Be sure to visit our website for a full list of events, and follow@socoandtheocmix for information about giveaways, the latest updates, announcements, and more!

 

LOTS Concert Series at LCA Wine
Join us this Sunday, March 25 for the popular Lord of the Strings concert series at LCA Wine with Acoustic Eidolon – a unique blend of guitar, cello and vocals resulting in some of the most beautiful and thought-provoking music on the scene today!  Doors: 2:00 pm. Show: 3:00pm. Click here to purchase tickets.

 

 

Paul Mitchell The School SOCO FUN-Raiser for Children’s Miracle Network
On Saturday, April 14 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., join some of OC’s most beloved local vendors at Paul Mitchell The School at SOCO for a FUN-RAISER benefiting Children’s Miracle Network.  You’ll enjoy shopping with vendors such as Scentsy, LuLaRoe and LipSense – and a portion of your purchase will support local kids in need!

 

 

Van Brunt Optical Haus/ L.A. Eyeworks Trunk Show + Portrait Exhibit
Calling all eyeglass aficionados! Save the date for this fabulous trunk show on Sunday, April 29 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  This free event will feature trunks chock-full of colorful and unique L.A. Eyeworks frames and a portrait exhibit showcasing fabulous black and white portraits from the popular “Your Face is Like a Work of Art. It Deserves a Great Frame” campaign.  Click here for more information.

 

 

Celebrate Spring and Second Saturdays at SOCO’s Farmers Market
On Saturday, May 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. you’re invited to kick off Second Saturdays at SOCO’s Farmers Market!  Located in the heart of SOCO and long known as the perfect place to spend a Saturday and purchase the best in local produce, the newly expanded market will run through Summer and include more farmers, artisans and vendors than ever before.

 

 

Save the Date: ROSÉ Soirée – A Toast to Spring at SOCO and The OC Mix
Raise your glass for a toast to Spring at SOCO and The OC Mix’s ROSÉ Soirée!  You’ll enjoy live music in SOCO’s beautiful courtyard while sampling a curated selection of more than 20 rosé wines hand selected from Provence, Europe and The New World by Orange County’s own LCA Wine alongside meticulously paired rosé inspired bites by ROSÉ Catering & Events. What better way to celebrate Spring? Coming May 17, 2018.

 

 

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OC Register: New furniture stores open at SoCo

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Kestan in Where Orange County Magazine Spring 2018

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ST Patisserie Chocolat in OC Reggister

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Don’t Miss ‘I Heart The OC Mix’ Shopping Event this Saturday!

Don’t miss out on all of the happenings taking place this Saturday at the I Heart The OC Mix shopping event. See below for the full list of participating stores and offerings.

We look forward to seeing you at The OC Mix this Saturday from 11am-6pm – and please RSVP by clicking here! 

Thank you to our partners at I Heart Costa Mesa. Be sure to check out their online shop by clicking here.

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