14 Brilliant Mother’s Day Gifts for Mom

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and a global pandemic won’t keep us from getting mom something special! It can be a challenge to find the perfect gift that matches her tastes and interests, so we’ve compiled some of our favorite gift ideas from SOCO that are likely to make any mom smile.

 

“Sahel Basket” – Swahili African Modern ($79.00, shop here at Room & Board)

Ghanaian artisans hand-weave these Bolga-style market baskets using elephant grass and a leather wrap for the handle. These durable and beautiful materials are perfect for carrying Mom’s everyday things or for beautiful and functional storage throughout the home.

 

“Assorted Shower Steamers, Herbal Bath Salts, and Body Lotion” – Essence One ($14 – $24, shop here at Room & Board

Designed to harness the power of aromatherapy to improve mood and wellbeing, Essence One products are always free from parabens, phthalates, sulfates and are never tested on animals.

 

Shower Steamers

Includes one (1) scent profile each; lavender, breathe, morning calm & energy

  • Morning Calm: This refreshing blend features spearmint & bergamot mint mixed with patchouli essential oils 
  • Lavender: These lavender essential oils provide a classic soothing scent 
  • Energy: This uplifting blend is composed of grapefruit & bergamot mint essential oils 
  • Breathe: Combining eucalyptus and spearmint, this blend is bright and refreshing.

 

Hand & Body Lotion

Available in the following scent profiles: lavender, morning calm, and energy

 

Herbal Bath Salts

Available in the following scent profiles: breathe, lavender, and rose

 

“Design Miami Notebook” – Leanne Shapton x Design Miami ($7.00, shop here at HAY)

The Design Miami notebook is the result of a creative collaboration between Design Miami and artist Leanne Shapton. This series of six notebooks features watercolor designs from the “Alphapat” project, which represents an A-Z of iconic design patterns.

 

“Colorful Tea Towels” – Scholten & Baijings for HAY ($25.00 for set of 2, shop here at HAY)

Colorful tea towels woven in a cotton blend created by the Dutch design duo Scholten & Baijings. Tea Towels come in sets of two with assorted designs and color schemes to choose from.

 

Dimensions: L 29.75″ W 20.5″ 

 

“Reflection Tray” ($119.00, shop here at BoConcept)

This one-of-a-kind Reflection Tray is designed for function. More than that, it is designed to be an elegant icon, pure in style and beauty. (Diameter = 12 inches; Height = 1 inch)

 

“Pink Picasso” – Paint by Numbers ($42.00, shop here at Local Fare)

This fun “Paint by Numbers” kit contains everything she needs to create her own work of art on real canvas.  Online ordering available from Local Fare!  (Styles available: Happy Hydrangea, Perfect Petals, All About Austin, Succulent)

 

“Embroidered Initial Canvas Zipper Bag” – Mud Pie ($10.95, shop here at Local Fare)

This canvas carry-all pouch features an embroidered initial with floral wreath detail and a zip top closure with cotton tassel and pom-pom pull.  Each pouch has a different look and design based on the letter.

 

Letters:

(A, C, J, L, N, R, T) = blue embroidered block letter with two pom poms.

(B, D, F, H, M, P, S, W) = olive green embroidered script letter with one pom pom and one tassle.

 

Size: 

4 1/4″ x 6 1/2″

 

“Constellation Necklace 2” ($42, shop here at Bearfruit Jewelry)

Let the stars guide Mom! This Constellation Necklace 2 represents 12 astrology zodiac signs to show anyone’s personality. Personalize it for mom, the kids, or someone special.

 

Details: Gold Plated over Brass; Adjustable chain length from approximately 15” to 17”; Nickel free; Available in Gold, Silver, and Rose Gold

 

“Personalized Birthstone Necklace” – ($48.00, shop here at Bearfruit Jewelry)

The combination of the Birthstone and Constellation pendant captures every positive of an individual. Showing the best parts of their personality along with the strengths that complement it, this necklace will melt the heart of whoever receives it.

 

Details: Gold Plated over Brass; Available in Gold and White Gold; Chain length approximately 15.5-17.5″; Springring clasp closure; Nickel free

 

“Bamboo Pajamas” – ($70, shop here at Nest Bedding)

Slip into something more comfortable, and stylish, with these Nest Bedding Bamboo Pajamas. Available in 3 sizes, the ultra-soft, ultra-luxurious stretchy bamboo pajamas top and bottom make Mom feel comfortable in any temperature.

 

“Luxury Robe” – ($99, shop here at Nest Bedding)

Engineered to be lightweight and water absorbent, this long, luxurious robe is great for lounging about.

 

“Limited Edition Baby Gift Box” – Assorted Brands ($110, shop here at Milk & Honey Baby)

Surprise a special mom-to-be with one of these limited-edition baby gift boxes from Milk & Honey baby.  Purchase includes free gift wrap in a box with lavender, free shipping, and the below products inside:

  • SpearmintLove gingham pink onesie & diaper cover
  • Loulou Lollipop Swaddle Blanket
  • Loulou Lollipop Pacifier Clip- pink
  • Leather Fringe Mocs
  • Free Jellycat Piggy

 

“Tie-Dye Sweat Suit” – ($114, shop here at Eva’s Trunk)

Let mom relax in style with this super tie-dye sweat suit set from Eva’s Trunk.  Available in 2 colors, and 30% off for a limited time!  Call 714-319-2542 to place an order or inquire about sizes & availability.

 

“Free Birx Scarf with Purchase of Sun Hat or Visor” – (Pricing Varies, shop the Blue Skies Instagram here)

Get mom on the latest trend with Blue Skies’ Birx neck scarf (27*27 and $19) or the silk blend Birx rectangle scarf (32*60 and $42) – now free with the purchase of any sun hat or visor for Mother’s Day!

 

To purchase your gift and pick the perfect color/print for mom, email blueskiesocmix@gmail.com or call 310-945-7120. Free shipping and complementary gift wrap available.

 

Treat Yourself with 7-Layer Deliciousness from SusieCakes

As you may have noticed, there’s been quite a popular trend many of us have tried while we’re sheltering at home – baking!   What better way to pass the time than with a fun activity which ends with a delicious treat??

 

For those who are already on the baking bandwagon, and those who are willing to give it a try, SusieCakes has a ton of tasty recipes that you can bake at home.  Below you will find instructions and ingredients to guide you through our personal favorite (7-Layer Bars), but if you’re in the mood for something different – perhaps a snickerdoodle, brownie, or even a flourless oatmeal cookie – all of Susie’s featured recipes are online here: http://susiecakes.com/recipes/

 

We love these bars because not only are they downright delicious, but they require all the BEST ingredients which end up as one perfect dessert.  And, they’re super easy to make!  Just follow the directions below – happy baking!

 

INGREDIENTS (GRAHAM CRUST): 

3 c graham cracker crumbs 

1 c unsalted butter 

¼ c granulated sugar 

Pinch of salt

 

INGREDIENTS (FILLING): 

1 c butterscotch chips 

1 c shredded coconut 

1 c pecan pieces 

1 ¼ c chocolate chips 

1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk

 

STEPS (GRAHAM CRUST): 

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350º. 
  2. Place graham cracker crumbs into a bowl with sugar and salt. 
  3. Melt butter in a pot over medium heat. 
  4. Stream melted butter into graham mixture and stir with wooden spoon until combined. 
  5. Press graham into the bottom of a 9 x 9 pan sprayed baking dish and set aside

 

STEPS (FILLING): 

  1. Place butterscotch chips, chocolate chips, shredded coconut and pecans into a bowl and toss until combined. 
  2. Drizzle ¼ of the can of sweetened condensed milk over the graham cracker crust in criss-cross pattern. 
  3. Pour the filling over the crust and use your hands to make sure it is evenly distributed. 
  4. Drizzle the rest of the sweetened condensed milk over the top starting around the outside border and go back and forth until the can is empty. 
  5. Place in the oven at 350° for approximately 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly. 
  6. Let cool at room temperature before cutting into bars. Enjoy!

 

Cheers to a Great Night In, Courtesy of Timothy Oulton

Happy Hour just got a whole lot happier!  Timothy Oulton is offering 50% off of its Bio Hazard Bar Collection for a limited time. 

Sardonically named to be its own warning label, this cabinet is certainly tempting – a beautiful glowing capsule of handcrafted glass rods held in a black frame with LED lighting built into the top.  The round sliding doors reveal a protected core of glass shelves to hold bottles of you + your guests’ favorite poison.

The Bio Hazard Bar Cabinet comes in a range of configurations and you can shop the collection online here.

Try These At Home

Tired of remaking the same go-to cocktail?  Or looking for something with a kick?  While you wait for your new bar to arrive, Timothy Oulton shared these four (4) classy cocktail recipes you can try at home:

  1. Victory Gin
      • 45ml Fords Gin
      • 20ml Fresh Lemon Juice
      • 20ml Honey Syrup
      • 10ml Ginger Puree
      • Top Champagne or any dry sparkling wine

    Shake all ingredients except champagne with ice and fine strain into a coupe glass. Top with champagne and garnish with lemon peel and candied ginger.

  2. Iron Lady
      • 45ml Fords Gin
      • 15ml Raspberry Puree or alternatively 3 fresh raspberries
      • 15ml Fresh Lemon Juice
      • 15ml Pink Pepper Syrup
      • 15ml Egg White
      • Dash Absinthe

    Swirl a small amount of absinth in the cocktail glass and discard the excess. Combine and dry shake all ingredients except champagne to build foam. Add ice to the shaker and fine strain into the prepared cocktail glass. Garnish with some pink peppercorns.

  3. Men of the Cloth
      • 30ml Pierre Ferrand Original 1840 Cognac
      • 20ml D.O.M. Benedictine
      • 20ml Red Wine
      • 20ml Fresh Lemon Juice
      • 15ml Sage Syrup
      • 10ml Slivovitz or Plum Eau de Vie

    Shake all ingredients with ice and fine strain into a rock glass with ice. Garnish with thyme and few slices of apple.

  4. Sparkling Amaro Sour
      • 45ml Amaro Averna
      • 20ml Fresh Lemon Juice
      • 15ml Grenadine
      • 3 dash Angostura Bitters
      • 15ml Egg White
      • Top Champagne or any dry sparkling wine

     

    Dry shake all ingredients except Champagne to build foam. Add ice, shake and fine strain into a cocktail glass. Top with champagne and garnish with star anise and few drops of angostura bitters.

 

Our Favorite Weekend-Essential Pieces from Bearfruit Jewelry!

In case you aren’t familiar, meet Bearfruit Jewelry – a style-creating collective that aspires to inspire confidence through unique, affordable and beautifully crafted jewelry.  You can always expect the best in quality, craftsmanship and materials from Bearfruit Jewelry as each piece is hand-crafted and artfully designed for the modern, classic woman with a minimalist style.

We gathered a few of our favorite weekend-worthy pieces that are perfect for spring – whether you’re dressing up for a virtual happy hour with friends, or simply want to add some flair to your favorite loungewear – see below and click the links to shop:

 

The Charlee Earrings
These classic hoops have an easy latch back.  Available in gold and silver. Shop here.

The Bee Pearl Earrings
Crafted with delicate details, these earrings can give any look a pop of nature-inspired style. Available in gold and silver with a French hook backing. Shop here.

The Naomi Bar Necklace
Less is more with this short horizontal bar necklace. Available in white, rose, or yellow gold. Shop here.

The Personalized Constellation x Initial Necklace
Whether it’s a gift for yourself, a friend, a significant other or family member, you’ll give this pendant special meaning through personalization. Choose up to two (2) initials and a personalized zodiac constellation. Available in white and yellow gold. Shop here.

 

All of these pieces, and many more that are available online here, can be delivered directly to your door.  If you’re ordering a gift for someone else, you can have it shipped anywhere in the U.S. – just call the shop at 949.910.5755 and let them know.

Plus, for a limited time you can enjoy 30% off sitewide when you use code APR30 – happy shopping!

New Ways to Shop, Dine + Enjoy During “Stay at Home”

T H E   V I R T U A L   F U N   C O N T I N U E S

 

Catch Up on the Latest from SOCO + The OC Mix’s Blog

SOCO + The OC Mix’s new blog is LIVE and offers various at-home activities for you and the family to enjoy together along with must-have products to try from various SOCO/OC Mix businesses and much more! See below for the latest posts and be sure to check back frequently as TWO new posts will be published each week in addition to a “Foodie Friday” feature to end each week.

It’s Not Too Late To Celebrate Earth Day!

We hope you enjoyed Earth Day this past Wednesday, 4/22!  To celebrate, SOCO + The OC Mix’s Virtual Kids Club featured TWO Earth Day-themed events in honor of the 50th anniversary of this special day.  The first features a reading of Hello Hello and a handprint parrot craft (found here) with the second offering a reading of The Digger and the Flower followed by an Earth Day flower craft (linked here).

All of SOCO + The OC Mix’s Virtual Kids Clubs will stay posted to the blog and can be found in THIS archive folder, so you and your family can enjoy some virtual fun whenever you please!

S P E C I A L O F F E R S

Upgrade to Cinematic Excellence

For a limited time only, Bang & Olufsen is offering customers the opportunity to trade in their current TV and receive $2,000 towards the purchase of a Beovision Harmony or Beovision Eclipse.  No matter which you decide to purchase, you are guaranteed a TV experience that has never been as easy or as personal.  Both the Beovision Harmony and the Beovision Eclipse bring luxury entertainment to your home that is designed to be seen and heard.  Click here to learn more!

 

 

Timothy Oulton’s Biohazard Bar

Timothy Oulton is providing the perfect opportunity to purchase the home bar you’ve always dreamed of!  The Biohazard Bar cabinet is currently 50% off and is a beautiful glowing capsule of handcrafted class rods with built in LED lighting with round sliding doors that reveals a protected core of tiered, rotating glass shelves. Explore the entire Biohazard collection here!

To bring your home bar experience to the next level, the experts at Timothy Oulton have also put together some recommended “Home Poison” recipes and Bartending Tips you can try at home.  

 

 

Purchase Your Face Mask from SOCO + The OC Mix

As we all try to do our best to protect ourselves during this time, various tenants at SOCO + The OC Mix are doing their part to help keep you and your loved ones safe by making face masks available for purchase online.  See below for details!

  • Milk & Honey Baby: Children and Adult Face Masks available in various sizes/patterns – click here
  • TFS Natural Home: Organic Cotton Barrier Face Mask – purchase yours here!
  • STARK Carpet: STARK & The House of Scalamandré are proud to collaborate with MaskClub on a limited run face mask collection featuring the most iconic prints. For every mask purchased, another will be donated to first responders.  Click here to purchase!

R E C E N T P U B L I C I T Y

SOCO + The OC Mix Publicity!

April has been an exciting month for SOCO + The OC Mix with lots of media coverage surrounding multiple businesses throughout the center. See below and be sure to click the links to see the stories and products featured for yourself!

  • CA Homes Magazine: Learn about Calligaris’ first full-line factory-direct showroom at SOCO here
  • COAST MagazineCheck out Farrow & Ball’s Colour by Nature’s 16 shades and Rejuvenation’s Mendocino Freestanding Bathtub in the “GREEN Your Home & Garden” product roundup. Plus see Room & Board’s Etting Bookcase in the Table of Contents
  • Interiors CA: Click here to get a glimpse of SOCO’s newest showroom, GATHER Home Furnishings and be sure to take a look at Lightopia’s Flos IC Floor Lamp included in “Fresh Glow” product roundup
  • Orange Coast Magazine: See HAY’s Dot cushion in soft velvet in a “Neo Deco” product roundup here

 

B U S I N E S S U P D A T E S

Restaurant/Food Service Updates:

  • Eggslice – Updated business hours are Wednesday through Saturday 7a – 1p and Sunday 8a – 1p. Customers are welcome to order for take out OR order for delivery via Postmates, Grubhub, and Yelp; Check in on Eggslice’s Instagram and website for updated information and place orders online for takeout here.
  • Farmers’ Market – The SOCO market will remain open and continue to implement new guidelines provided by LA County’s Health Department, (suspending hot foods, removing our seating area, etc.). Signage has been added that reminds customers to wash their produce and their hands. The market manager has also been instructed to enforce social distancing in check-out lines.
  • Portola Coffee Roasters – The shop is open from 7a – 6p daily; Customers may place to go orders ahead online (delivery coming soon); gift cards also available for purchase and 20% of gift card sales go back to Portola staff to help them through this time.
  • Rich Elixirs – The team launched online delivery & curbside as of 3/17; also offering buy 3 get the 4th free immunity shots + 15% off if customers bring in their own cup.
  • Savory Spice Shop – Cooking more at home? Make things a little easier and up level your meals with fresh seasonings – shipping and/or curbside pick-up is available for customers – simply email orders to costamesa@savoryspiceshop.com (please include your phone number in the email) and the Savory Spice team will package the order and get it shipped via USPS ($10 flat rate domestic shipping) or customers may pick it up from the shop.  The shop has also extended the curbside pick-up hours to be from 11a – 2p daily. Guests are also welcome to call the team during this time at 949-284-0576.
  • Sunright Tea Studio – Adjusted hours are 11a – 6p daily; The shop is open for to go orders that customers may call in at 949-232-3750 or order online
  • The Cheese Shop – The shop’s adjusted hours are Sunday – Thursday 9:30a – 6p and Friday – Saturday 9a – 6p; Take out and curbside pick up available (order online here) in addition to DoordashGrubhub, and Postmates delivery available.
  • See below for a list of temporary restaurant closures:

Retail/Service Business Updates:

  • Bang & Olufsen – Virtual walk-throughs and consultations with customers are available should customers need recommendations for a speaker or movie set up.  Call 714-617-5817 or email arr@bang-olufsensocal.com. Free delivery is available for any products currently in stock.
  • Bearfruit Jewelry – Available for online orders
  • Blue Skies – The store is offering free shipping and 20% off all orders; email blueskiesocmix@gmail.com to set up an appointment between 10a – 6p daily to try on hats and scarves (one person at a time)
  • BoConcept – The team remains ready to assist you in every way possible and can arrange for a Virtual Design Service, available by video apps (Skype, Zoom, WhatsApp etc.) or by phone; book your appointment by clicking here
  • Brown Jordan – The showroom team is available for virtual shopping experiences through platforms like Facebook Live, FaceTime, and video conferencing; the showroom’s Spring Sale promotion has been extended through May, which offers customers 10% off all collections, now including the award-winning Oscar collection and the Walter Lamb Aluminum dining series
  • Calligaris – The showroom is open online; Let the showroom team know what you need by emailing calligaris.oc@calligaris.com; design consultations are available via email or FaceTime; the team can also have fabric and finish samples delivered to your door; browse the 2020 catalog here
  • Chuck Jones Center for Creativity – Join the Center for free online creativity classes at ChuckJonesCenter.org/going-virtual. The Annual Red Dot Auction will take place online on May 16 – email Info@ChuckJonesCenter.org for more info.
  • Chuck Jones Gallery at The OC Mix – Art consultations are available via phone or email at 949-274-4834 or CostaMesa@ChuckJones.com. Available artwork can be viewed here
  • Cilek Kids Room – The Cilek team is available to be reached at soco@cilekkidsroom.com or 949-220-2503; shop online here
  • Cisco Home – The showroom team is happy to FaceTime, send photos, and answer general Cisco questions; get in touch with the team by calling 714-432-1630
  • Design Within Reach – Book your virtual appointment by clicking here or receive live video and text assistance with DWR Account Executives during business hours – more info here
  • Eva’s Trunk – Customers receive 30% off all clothing (purchases can be made by appointment only or Eva is happy to deliver locally – text 714-319-2542 to place your order)
  • GATHER Home Furnishings – The showroom will officially open as soon as it is safe to do so. For now, the showroom is open online at www.gatherfurnishings.com. Virtual design services are available by calling 714-486-313 via FaceTime, Skype, or Zoom
  • Gear Co Op – The shop is accepting and shipping from the online store: http://gearcoop.com/
  • HAY – Customers may connect with HAY team members for questions regarding products and to place orders here
  • Ligne Roset – Free Delivery and installation until end of May!!!
    The showroom team is working remotely and is available to assist on all needs including orders, deliveries, etc. Please contact Info@kaz-Design Group.com
  • Local Fare – Small businesses need your support now more than ever, and @corkcicle + @riflepaperco are giving you an easy way to help. Now when you purchase anything through Corkcicle’s website, you’ll have the option to support a small business of your choosing. We highly recommend choosing @local_fare located inside The OC Mix.⁣
  • Milk & Hones Baby – Shop online here and receive free shipping
  • Modani – The showroom is open online at www.modani.com. Customers may book virtual design consultations here and may chat with the showroom team here.
  • Paul Mitchell: The Paul Mitchell team is available to take virtual appointments for those interested in starting school, text 714-902-6007 to schedule. Customers may also call 714-546-8786 ext. 0 on Tuesdays and Thursdays to order products
  • Rejuvenation: Rejuvenation is open online at www.rejuvenation.com. The showroom team can be reached at rejuvcostamesapics@wsgc.com or 714-241-1450 and is offering virtual in-home appointments and can ship products from the showroom. Email the team to schedule an appointment or to check for inventory. 
  • Roche Bobois: The showroom team remains available via phone, email and video calls for design consultation or to answer any questions. One on one in-person visits are also available by appointment. Please click here to get in touch with Roche Bobois team members.
  • Room & Board – Place online orders here
  • Roomscapes – Click here to schedule a virtual appointment
  • Scavolini – Free Delivery and installation until end of May!!!
    The showroom team is working remotely and is available to assist on all needs including orders, deliveries, etc. Please contact Info@kaz-Design Group.com
  • STARK – The showroom team is working remotely and is available to assist on all needs including orders, deliveries, etc. Please contact Lauren van Geem via email at lvangeem@starkcarpet.com
  • The Mixing Glass – The shop is open for phone (714-975-9952) and online orders only; curbside pick up is available and can be picked up 1 hour after order is placed; delivery is also available and is estimated to arrive within 24 hours after ordering; gift cards are also available for purchase
  • The Shade Store – Online showroom is open and 325+ design consultants are available to assist every step of the way
  • Timothy Oulton – The showroom is offering 50% off everything online, including new &, made to order pieces; Place orders or ask questions by calling William Escobar (Gallery Manager) at 657-218-7111 or email at orange-county@timothyoulton.com

This At-Home Picnic Will Have You Cheesin’

Whether you’re quarantining solo, with a significant other, or your family or loved ones, an at-home picnic with a beautiful charcuterie board is a great way to relax, ease your mind, or celebrate a special occasion! We’ve compiled some cheesy favorites from The Cheese Shop to make your at-home picnic a breeze!

 

If you’re building your own board, consider the below deli market favorites – you can order all of these (and much more!) online here!

 

Cheesy Must-Haves

  • Fromager D’Affinois
  • White Aged Cheddar
  • Ewephoria AGED, Sheep, Gouda

Deli Market Favorites

  • Raincoast Crisps Rosemary Raisin Pecan Crackers
  • Rustic Bakery Rosemary & Olive Oi
  • Marcona Almonds
  • Pastrami
  • Prime Rib
  • Honey Comb
  • Baguette Rustique – Artisan Bakery
  • House Wildflower Honey Jar

If you’d rather have the cheese-experts create your board, we’ve listed some pre-made options we highly recommend below:

  • The Classic: Artisan Cheeses- Soft, Semi-Hard, Hard. Fresh Seasonal Fruit, Dried Fruit, Olives, Nuts, Jam and Creamy Wildflower Honey
  • The Cheese & Charcuterie Board: Artisan Cheeses and Cured Meats you will love. Fresh Seasonal Fruit, Dried Fruit, Olives, Nuts, Mustard, Jam and Creamy Wildflower Honey
  • The Cheese Monger’s Choice: Leave It Up To The Experts. Lovers of Stinky Blues, Wash Rinds and Exotic Cheeses.  This one is for you
  • The Meat Lover: Imported Cured Meats, Olives, Nuts, Pickles, and Mustard

 

The Cheese Shop is offering online ordering, curbside pick-up, and free delivery on orders $50 or more within a 20-mile radius with adjusted hours Sunday through Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Friday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Plus, in addition to The Cheese Shop’s normal offerings (breakfast/lunch sandwiches, cheese boards, etc.), the shop is also providing a contact-free market that adheres to all social distancing guidelines where customers may purchase fruit, produce, deli sides, etc. rather than brave long lines at the supermarket. For any questions, please call the shop directly at 949-284-0558

 

Springtime is in Full Bloom at SOCO! Take Part in Another Kids Club Event in Celebration of Earth Day

Hooray – it’s Earth Day! Celebrate by joining SOCO for yet another virtual Kids Club event this week when we read The Digger and the Flower by Joseph Kuefler. This book shares the personal story of one little truck’s growth and courage while delivering a powerful message about the environment.

Stephanie Holdridge will lead this storytime and guests can choose to either read along on-screen, or, purchase their own hardcopy online here. After the reading, you can keep the fun going by following along to a guided art activity. Using supplies that you likely already have at home, kids can make their own special Earth Day Flower craft – just like the one they’ll read about in the story!

Click the link below to watch now and find out how Digger will discover something that changes him, and his city, forever:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCV5gynQRZw

Stay in-the-know on all future (virtual) Kids Club Events by following the blog for new posts each week, or you can follow us on Instagram at @socoandtheocmix!

Craft Activity: Here’s What You’ll Need

  • Crayola Paint
  • Pencil
  • Crayons
  • Scissors
  • Construction Paper
  • Foam Paint Brush

 

Say Hello [Hello] to Earth Day at SOCO’s Virtual Kids Club!

In honor of Earth Day coming up on 4/22, join SOCO for another virtual Kids Club event that explores all aspects of seeing and appreciating nature. Named a “Best Children’s Book of the Year” by The Washington Post, our featured book is Hello, Hello! written by New York Times bestselling and Caldecott Honor-winning author, Brendan Wenzel.

Starting with color and pattern and moving on to size, shape, sound, and more, this book is perfect for introducing young readers to important visual concepts. Hello, Hello! Features over 30 different animal species (many of them endangered) and dives into the unique traits that make every creature special – a celebration of diversity that’s also an ode to connection and curiosity.

Following storytime, kids will have a chance to get artsy when they create their very own Handprint Parrot during a guided arts & crafts portion of the event. Click the link below to get started!

To stay up to date on all future (virtual) Kids Club Events, check the blog for new posts or follow us on Instagram at @socoandtheocmix.

Craft Activity: Here’s What You’ll Need

  • Colored Construction Paper
  • Glue Stick
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Googly Eye

Try This At-Home Coloring Project for Kids – Brought to You by Milk & Honey Baby!

Milk & Honey Baby has a fun, interactive coloring project that you can try at home, courtesy of one of their vendors – Cuddle + Kind.

The brand has several downloadable coloring pages available here, which features printable images of all the different plush dolls that children love and adore. Kids can pick one that pictures their own doll they have at home, or maybe a new friend!

If you don’t already have a Cuddle + Kind doll, you can purchase one online through Milk & Honey Baby’s website (and enjoy free shipping) by clicking here: https://milkandhoneybaby.com/collections/toys

Even better, Cuddle + Kind Dolls support a great cause! These ethically produced, hand-knit dolls help feed children in need. Each doll is hand knit in Peru by talented artisans with premium cotton, and for every 1 doll, 10 meals are provided to children in North America and around the world.

Shop for Furniture Remotely… with Calligaris OC!

Due to recent concerns surrounding COVID-19, the Calligaris team wants to help alleviate any worry by offering you and your family a safe and hassle-free shop-from-home option. Here are some tips on how the showroom can work with you remotely:

  • Let them know what you need?
    E-mail your floorplan and/or room measurements to calligaris.oc@calligaris.com and let the Calligaris OC team know what furniture pieces you’re looking for. They will provide space-planning ideas + a floor plan that fits your style and budget so that you can see what your space would look like before purchasing. Their team will collaborate with you and revise the design until you’re happy.
  • Follow-up with a safe virtual meeting
    Calligaris can provide design consultation via email or facetime…to go over and review the furniture pieces you’ve selected and how they fit into your room design. Their team of Design Consultants can answer any + all questions you may have.
  • Have fabric and finish samples delivered to your door
    Once you’ve selected the furniture pieces you’re interested in, Calligaris will be happy to send samples of materials to you directly, ensuring they’re sanitized when leaving the showroom.
  • Buy furniture using your smartphone or computer
    The Calligaris team will send you all the information you need (as well as a price quote) to place your order.

To browse the 2020 catalogue, click here. For questions, or to get more information, please contact the Calligaris OC team via email at calligaris.oc@calligaris.com or by calling 714-884-3346.