So Much to See & Do at SOCO + The OC Mix!


Introducing… LIVE MUSIC at The OC Mix Every Wednesday!

Every Wednesday now through October 9th, grab a friend and come hang out + enjoy
live musical performances at The OC Mix
from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Happening each week next to Portola, you can enjoy dinner or drinks, or shop the latest trends while listening to good tunes.

Follow @socoandtheocmix for updates on who will be performing each week!



Tickets on Sale Now!  (Early Bird Pricing Ends 8/31!)

Day of Design is BACK on Saturday, October 5! Tickets are on sale now and space is limited, so click hereto register + reserve your spot today.  Early bird pricing ENDS on August 31, so buy yours before prices increase on September 1.  Visit for more information & details.


Pet Portraits at Room & Board!

Celebrate the pet in your life at Room & Board onSunday, August 25 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Kimberly Heimbach of Ladyfolk Studio will be creating custom, hand-painted portraits during this special event, and you can order one too! Guests will also enjoy light appetizers, mimosas, and fun pet-inspired cookies. To RSVP, click here!



SOCO + The OC Mix is officially accepting applications for the ultimate MURAL CONTEST! For a chance to showcase your art, get the details online here and email before next Friday, August 16.

Storytime at Cilek Kids Room

Stop by Cilek Kids Room all summer long for Storytime!  This hour-long creative and interactive program will feature live music, dance, and storytelling at each event along with a parent and child art activity to end the day.

The next Storytime event will take place onSaturday, August 24 at 11:00 a.m. and will feature a “Corduroy” story reading and bear ear construction craft.  Storytime will continue once monthly until October on 9/28, and 10/26 with different stories and activities featured each month.  Please visit the event page here to RSVP for any + all upcoming Storytime events!

Month-Long Sale at Ligne Roset

If you’re looking for an amazing summer sale, look no further than Ligne Roset at SOCO!

Now through August 31, Ligne Roset is offering up to 60% off on showroom samples.

Be sure to check it out before the sale ends!


Anniversary Sale at Modani

Shop Modani’s collection of designer-inspired decor that features sleek lines, architectural structures, exciting shades, and more at the showroom’s Anniversary Sale!

Happening now through Sunday, August 11, customers can get up to 50% off plus FREE delivery.  Shop online here and get ready to experience the ultimate summer sale!





Call for Artists at SOCO + The OC Mix

Artist Eligibility:

This call will be open to all qualified artists.  Professional artists, hobbyists, and students may apply; however, to be considered for this project, artists must demonstrate experience completing projects of similar scope.


Application Materials:

  • Artist Resume
  • Letter of Interest: This gives artists an opportunity to introduce themselves + describe why they are interested in the project, their approach to creating public art, & any past relevant experience.
  • Visual Support Materials (5 images min.): This gives artists the opportunity to show examples of past relevant work. Acceptable materials include print or digital versions of work samples.  If the artist chooses to submit printed materials, they must scan or convert into a single PDF file & send via email.



All submissions must be received by 5:00pm PST on 8/16 at the email address listed below:
Kitchen Table Marketing
Re: SOCO + The OC Mix
*attachments must be in JPG, PNG or PDF form


Selection Criteria:

  • Artistic excellence, as evidenced by past work (30%)
  • Demonstrated experience working on projects of similar scope (30%)
  • Demonstrated experience and commitment to engaging the community in public art projects (30%)
  • Ownership/Management Preference (10%)


Selection Process:

The SOCO + the OC Mix teams will collectively decide on the murals that aesthetically look best & highlight the character of the center in the best way.  Submissions received by the deadline will then be reviewed, and those applicants who are identified as most qualified for the project will be notified.  Selected finalists will then be given a theme/creative direction and asked to submit custom designs/proposals by a specific deadline (8/18/19) before the final muralist is chosen.  Submissions will be kept for future mural opportunities.


Mural Details:

  • Artist will be responsible for the design, fabrication, delivery and installation of the artwork within the given timeframe, including using appropriate materials.
  • Mural Dimensions: Interior wall 8′ tall x 10’4″ wide (approximate)
  • Wall Construction/Materials: TBD



The Summer Fun Continues at SOCO + The OC Mix



Take a look at upcoming events and summer specials at SOCO + The OC Mix!  Whether you’re looking to furnish you home, enjoy a relaxing happy hour, or bring out your creative side, you’re sure to find something that sparks your interest and fuels your passion all throughout the center.



PIRCH’S Ultimate Grill Event

Learn how to make the most of your summer cookouts with PIRCH’s Ultimate Grill Event!  This Saturday, July 27 from 11:00 a.m. to3:00 p.m., BBQ lovers and grill masters alike are invited to join PIRCH and DCS Grills for a delicious + informative lunch event featuring Pasturebird Chicken.  Attendees will taste chicken and other delightful dishes prepared by the amazing DCS grill while also hearing from expert chefs who will share the fascinating ins and outs of the DCS grill that was used to prepare lunch.  Savory Spice Shop and Sir Owlverick’s Coffee will also be in attendance to offer tasty samples and speak on all things spices and coffee.

Paint & Sip at Chuck Jones
Join the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity on the evening of Friday, July 26 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for a night of Chuck Jones Pop Art! Expert teaching artists will guide you through the step-by-step process of painting one of Chuck’s beloved characters and will help you create a colorful, one of a kind work of art using nontraditional tools. Wine tasting and a light snack will be provided.  For ticketing information and to register for the event, please click here and note that this event is 21 & over only.

Storytime at Cilek Kids Room
Stop by Cilek Kids Room all summer long for Storytime!  This hour-long creative and interactive program will feature live music, dance, and storytelling at each event along with a parent and child art activity to end the day.  Once Storytime is complete, families are invited to the SOCO Farmers’ Market to take part in a tasting tour with Market Bucks-tokens that can be spent on anything inside the market.  The first Storytime event will take place this weekend on Saturday, July 27 at11:00 a.m. and will feature the “Goodnight Moon” storybook.  Storytime will continue once monthly until October on 8/249/28, and10/26 with different stories and activities featured each month.  While Storytime is a free event, registration is required to hold your spot, so please click here to reserve your space and to see further information and topics for each of the events.


A Hot Summer Sale at Natuzzi
It’s not too late to shop Natuzzi’s Summer Sale!  Happening through Sunday, July 28, this sale will offer customers special prices including 15% off products store-wide!  Whether you’re looking for pieces to add to your living, dining, or sleeping areas of the house, Natuzzi’s Summer Sale will provide you with high quality, Italian-made furniture that has extreme attention to detail, sophistication, and astounding comfort.

We Olive Introduces Summer Sunday Happy Hour
Kick back this summer with We Olive’s All Day Happy Hour every Sunday!  Throughout the entire summer, guests may enjoy $2 off all glasses of wine, $1 off all half glasses of wine, $1 off all beers, and $2 off select appetizers all day, every day on Sundays.  This is the perfect chance to relax with great company and to enjoy some tasty food + drink before the week officially begins.





Don’t Miss Out On Your New Favorite Event. 🍴


Guess  what?   OC’s  newest  event  series,
“Design & Dine”
is returning to SOCO + The OC Mix
on  Saturday,  July  27  at  Roomscapes



(Oh, and did we mention it’s  F R E E  to attend?  Click here to RSVP)


Greer’s OC: Creative Shopping and Culinary Experience The OC Mix at SOCO

Discover your inner designer, chef, foodie, fashionista when you experience The OC Mix at SOCO in Costa Mesa. You could easily spend a day shopping, eating and wandering through The OC Mix. Enjoy acclaimed restaurants, artisan food purveyors, boutiques, creative studios, indie designers and established labels across apparel, jewelry, and accessories for men, women, kids, and babies. Here’s a round-up of some of our favorite merchants and eateries.

Read the Full Article Here.

Locale: SOCO + The OC Mix Are Homes to 27 Things We Can’t Live Without—#8 Is Leonardo DiCaprio’s Must-Have Item

If anyone has ever asked you what items you can’t live without, your top five must-haves probably come to mind. As humans naturally do, we change and so do our favorite food, drinks, styles and so on. You’ll go to the tastiest taco joint near your house and then hit up the home decor store about a mile away.Well, how about visiting a place that incorporates everything that you would ever need and more? Stop your Yelping because we went on a field trip to the gem of Costa Mesa: SOCO + The OC Mix. You might’ve come across it—or you might not—but this growing hub of aesthetics, cultures, flavors and lifestyles is sure to flare up your creativity and inspirations, tickle your taste buds and change your mind about what it is you can’t live without. As we share our must-haves from the diverse stores and restaurants that we’ve visited, maybe you’ll write down these items on your wishlist, too!

Read the Full Article Here.

Your Guide to SOCO + The OC Mix’s Summer Happenings!



This summer, SOCO + The OC Mix is your place for design-centric and kid-friendly events along with delicious new offerings.  Stop by the center throughout the season to enjoy amazing deals that are sure to satisfy the FOODIE and INTERIOR DESIGNER in you.

Summer Events


Don’t forget to register your young designer for Orange County Designer Camp!  Known as the only comprehensive + collaborative design-based summer camp for students ages 11 – 17, OC Designer Camp will take place starting Monday, July 15 to Friday, July 19from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Chuck Jones Center.  Participants will gain a behind the scenes look at the vast world of design and will learn in an environment that fosters creativity + community.  Throughout the program, participants will hear advice from design professionals who have extensive experience in the industry, helping students to discover their full potential + career opportunities.  For more information and to register, please click here.


Join LXRYOGA for free yoga & wine at H.D. Buttercup on Saturday, June 22 beginning at10:30 a.m.  This event is the perfect way to celebrate International Yoga Weekend and will start off with a yoga flow followed by social hour at 11:45 a.m. with small eats, samples, and giveaways.  Yoga will be led by Courtnie,@wellnesswithcourtnie on Instagram, who is a health enthusiast + yoga teacher and represents the LXRYOGA mission – finding luxury in a place you would least expect it. Register here and reserve your spot today!


This summer, the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity will offer several exciting summer art classes and camps for adults and children to enjoy.  From animation classes to drawing, painting, and collaging, students will learn techniques while creating beautiful masterpieces!  To view all of the summer classes and camps offered, please see the center’s event website and be sure to register soon!  For any questions, please contact Cyndi Burgess, Program Manager,

Special Offers


  • Industry Night will happen every Monday evening where all hospitality industry employees can enjoy 25% off food and beverages from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Wing (and Wine!) Wednesday takes place every Wednesday with wings for $1 each (tax included) from 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and half off all wine bottles!
  • Pub Night will now be offered every Sunday from 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. with fish & chips for $11 (tax included) and $5 beer or beer flights available with a food purchase.
  • Tackle Box’s Ballpark Special will offer customers a Street Hot Dog + PBR Beer for $8 (tax included) during any Dodgers or Angels game.
  • The $5 menu is Tackle Box’s newest introduction and includes appetizers, tacos and a rotating drink special that will be available every Monday through Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Get your summer style on all season long at Paul Mitchell!  Throughout the month of June, customers may enjoy $10 off highlights along with $7 cuts any Monday or Tuesday evening.  Plus, dads may continue celebrating Father’s Day with a complimentary shave with a barbering service all month long!  For more details and to see all of June’s offerings, please click here.


Costa Mesa-based restaurant and chef included in first ever MICHELIN Guide California


Costa Mesa, Calif., (June 07, 2019) – Chef Carlos Salgado and hisfamily-inspired Costa Mesa restaurant, Taco María, were awarded a MICHELIN Star in the first ever MICHELIN Guide California on June 3, 2019.  Chef Salgado’s Taco María was amongst 90 restaurants in the state to receive a coveted MICHELIN Star and was one of two selected restaurants out of the 34 Orange County cities under consideration.

In order for a restaurant to earn a MICHELIN Star, that indicates that the establishment provides a consistent, high-quality dining experience.  Each restaurant recognized in the MICHELIN Guide California was announced on June 3 during a live revelation in Huntington Beachwhich featured an oceanfrontcelebration with a variety of food offerings from chefs including Mourad Lahlou, Melissa Perello, Wolfgang Puck and Michael Cimarusti.

“The sincerest congratulations are in order for ChefSalgado and the Taco María team for receiving this well-deserved honor,” notesDeana Morgan, Vice President of Real Estate Management at Burnham USA.  “The Burnham team is humbled and thankful to have such an incredible culinary talent as a part of the SOCO + The OC Mix family.”

Taco María serves Alta California cuisine, which combines Mexican and American cultures to create both a meaningful and flavorful dining experience, all of which is generated from one important ingredient – corn.The Mexican saying, “Without corn, there is no country,” is the heart and backbone of the restaurant and is recognized by Chef Salgado each day as he works to reinterpret and evoke Mexican cuisine to create thoughtful dishes such as Aguachile, Tocino, and, of course, elaborate tacos on a fresh-made tortilla.

With help from the MICHELIN Guide California, Taco María will forever be known as a go-to dining destination for California residents and visitors.  TheMICHELIN Guide is a trusted companion to its readers and will always be a valuable resource for diners because it has stayed true to its evaluation criteria andgiven readers a consistent guide experience with every new release.


About SOCO + The OC Mix

SOCO (South Coast Collection) is Southern California’s destination for inspiration — comprising a premier interior design, culinary, event and boutique shopping center.  Located in Costa Mesa just off the 405 Freeway, SOCO is easily accessible from all of Orange County and the greater Southern California region.  At the heart of SOCO is The OC Mix, a carefully curated collection of artisan, owner-operated culinary, fashion, and lifestyle purveyors inspired by the San Francisco Ferry Building and L.A.’s best shopping streets. In addition, SOCO offers an award-winning weekly Farmers’ Market on Saturdays, and a year-round schedule of events to appeal to a variety of interests.  SOCO also is home to numerous landmark retail locations, including Brown Jordan’s first to-the-public store and the largest Design Within Reach showroom in the world.  Other especially noteworthy tenants of SOCO and The OC Mix include Cisco Home, ARC, PIRCH, Taco María, Portola Coffee, Roche Bobois, Room & Board and H.D. Buttercup.  Beyond offering a truly unique and innovative lifestyle-enriching experience, SOCO and The OC Mix provide an impressive selection of special event venues, including open-air courtyards, cutting-edge showrooms and the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity.  For more information and a full directory, please visit www.socoandtheocmix.



About Burnham USA and Burnham-Ward Properties

Over the past quarter of a decade, Burnham USA, together with its affiliate Burnham-Ward Properties, has developed or acquired millions of square-footage of commercial property including retail, professional office, medical and industrial properties throughout the United States. Helmed by industry veterans, the firm has created some of Southern California’s most distinctive and unique commercial projects. The firm approaches each project in an environmentally conscious manner, with an artful eye, and with an emphasis on thoughtfully curating its projects. It is the partners’ belief that, through property, the company can create meaningful, community-centered places for people to interact, work, and experience better lives.




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Celebrate Mother’s Day This Weekend at SOCO + The OC Mix

Celebrate All That May Has To Offer atSOCO+ The OC Mix!
From Mother’s Day events to Cinco de Mayo specials and more, SOCO + The OC Mix is the place for foodies, design lovers and families to enjoy events + seasonal offers all month long.

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

Celebrate Mom This Weekend!

This Saturday, May 4, we’re honoring all moms by offering discounts, promotions and specials from a variety of SOCO + The OC Mix shops, businesses and eateries.  Families will also have the chance to enjoy live music + a free professional photo opportunity inside The OC Mix from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for additional family fun.  Plus, during Mother’s Day weekend (Friday, May 10 – Sunday, May 12), select restaurants at the center will be offering specials + discounts to celebrate all the special moms out there.

A Top Chef Cinco De Mayo

Fiesta with Tackle Box all weekend long!  From Friday, May 3 to Sunday, May 5, stop by Tackle Box and enjoy 50% off ALL Margaritas, Micheladas and Modelo Especial. PLUS, Top Chef Alum Brian Huskey has created a Cinco de Mayo Burger exclusively for this weekend only.  For just $15, you can try the new Cinco de Mayo Burger which includes an Angus beef patty, Potato Taquitos, lettuce, Pico de Gallo, White Queso sauce and Jalapeno Cheese bread.

Mocktail De Mayo at Rich Elixirs 

On Friday, May 3Rich Elixirs is partnering with MoonGoat Coffee for a Mocktail De Mayo event from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Guests are invited to enjoy delicious mocktails all evening long while spending time with fellow Kombucha and mocktail lovers.  The list of mouthwatering drinks to choose from is sure to excite your taste buds and get you ready for the celebratory weekend ahead.  Mocktails offered include a Strawberry Jalapeno Margarita, Pineapple Hibiscus Pina Colada, Matcha Mule, White Russian Horchata, and Chili Mocha.

Festive Treats at SusieCakes

SusieCakes is ready to celebrate the weekend with a special Churro Cupcake in honor of Cinco de Mayo!  Available fromFriday, May 3 to Sunday, May 5 customers have the chance to indulge in this delicious creation made with a vanilla cupcake frosted with vanilla buttercream and topped with cinnamon sugar.  There’s a reason it’s a best seller, so stop by this weekend to taste it for yourself!  For a full list of seasonal offerings, click here!

Scavenger Hunt at the SOCO Farmers’ Market

Take your Farmers’ Market shopping experience to the next level by participating in this weekend’s Scavenger Hunt Extravaganza!  On Saturday, May 4, visit the Info Booth between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 pick up your scavenger hunt questions and fill them out throughout the day to win a special Market prize!  Bring your little ones along or let them enjoy The Market’s fun drawing table while you shop.  

9th Annual Red Dot Auction 

Join the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity on Friday, May 17 for Orange County’s biggest charity art event of the year!  The fundraiser will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and will feature a silent auction with art pieces up for bid from over 100 artists from around the world.  This special evening serves to raise money for programs of the Chuck Jones Center, which work to foster innovation, exercise creativity to solve problems and build mental health in students of all ages.  For more information + to purchase tickets, please click here!

Get Ready to DREAM BIG!

Join SOCO + The OC Mix for its Dream Big Family Art Day event on Saturday, June 15 from10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  This inspiring day will be full of art and creative family activities hosted by The Chuck Jones Center for CreativityCilek Kids Room and the SOCO Farmers’ Market.  The event will feature cartoon drawing for kids, storytime, a chance to enjoy refreshments from the food & drink vendors at the Farmers’ Market and the opportunity for parents + children to create paintings that express their wildest dreams.  For more information on the event and to reserve your spot, please click here.