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Visit SOCO + The OC Mix to learn more about exciting upcoming events, shop exclusive sales, and try delicious new flavors from one of the many unique dining options! 

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

SOCO’s Day of Design 2018 Celebration!
On Saturday, October 6 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. SOCO is hosting its first annual signature design event, which will bring together consumers, interior designers and industry tastemakers for a day of learning and experience! This event is free + open to the public. Select showrooms will be hosting various design-focused panels with the industry’s top professionals + interactive workshops, while others will be offerings special discounts and items to all attendees!

To reserve your spot and for more info visit:

Choose Your Chilton: Dining Table Sweepstakes
From September 14 to September 28,enter Room + Board’s sweepstakes to win a new Chilton dining table! The best part? You can choose the exact top you like best, ensuring your Chilton is one of a kind. The winner will also receive signed cookbooks from our favorite bloggers + partners. What better way to set the new table than with a freshly cooked meal?



Ligne Roset’s Annual Sale
Ligne Roset’s annual sale is here! FromSeptember 14 to September 30, enjoy20% OFF when you shop the entire collection at Ligne Roset. Don’t miss this chance to save on the piece you’ve had your eye on all year.

Shop the sale both in-store and online at


You’re Invited: Sign Up For SusieFavors
Join the party – download and sign-up for SusieFavors and start earning rewards today. You’ll receive two FREE cupcakes just for signing up + a free slice of cake on your birthday!

To sign-up or learn more visit:


Small Business Spotlight: milk and honey baby
For this month’s Small Business Spotlight, we are featuring milk and honey baby, the baby boutique specializing in beach + bohemian-inspired accessories and apparel for your little one!

Shop the latest collections in-store or online!


CEU: Pro Kitchen Design
On September 25 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., designers are invited to join Pirch for refreshments + a continuing education program on professional kitchen design. For more information, visit in-store or call 949-429-0800.


Dear Artists and Friends of the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity,
Preparations are underway for the Eighth Annual Red Dot Auction benefiting the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, scheduled for Friday, May 11, 2018.
Today we’re writing to ask you to donate a work of art to this year’s Red Dot Auction.  We’re changing up the overall theme from the Life & Times of Chuck Jones to his Golden Age Decade, the 1950s. Any of the over 90 cartoons Chuck Jones directed during the years 1950 – 1959 are fodder for your imagination. A list of the cartoons is available by clicking here.
There will be five categories this year:
  1. Landscape – predominant theme in landscape, seascape, urban-scape; may include cartoon character(s)
  2. Portrait – may be a self-portrait or the portrait of another person or cartoon character
  3. Homage – to an art genre, specific artist, or live action film
  4. Assemblage – collage using unconventional materials-take something and make something new out of it or its parts
  5. 3D – we’ll provide an 8″ 3D “Cre8ive Peeple” (see below) to be painted and enhanced as you envision

There are only 30 spaces available in each of the five different sections, all requests for a specific section will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

To submit your information and section request, click here.

The canvas provided for the first four sections will be a 12″ square and as last year, we ask that you sign the artwork on the reverse.  For the 3D object, please sign the bottom of the object. HOWEVER,  

new this year

 , you may choose to work inany size canvas or other substrate you’d like to provide yourself.

You may prefer to work on paper or another substrate and that’s fine, as long as we can mount it to the 12″ square canvas for presentation the night of the event. The artwork should be signed on the reverse so that bidders at this silent auction will not know who has created which work of art.
Won’t you share your gifts with us and with the Center’s suupporters and patrons?  If you will, please fill out the registration form found HERE.
Canvases are due back no later than Monday, March 27, 2018! Again this year we will bring the Red Dot Auction online for pre-bidding only. This online auction will go live mid-April 2018 and end the evening of Tuesday, May 8, 2018 In order to be included in it, your artwork must arrive no later than March 27, 2018.
And again this year a commemorative poster, similar to the one shown, will be printed; 30 canvases will be selected to represent this year’s Red Dot Auction. Two of the posters will be produced and sold the evening of the event. To be considered for inclusion in the commemorative poster, your artwork must arrive no later than March 15, 2018.
Thank you in advance for your generosity, time, and commitment to the vision of the Center.
Exercise Your Genius!
All the best, Robert



On the evening of March 31, more than 500 Orange County foodies and wine aficionados descended upon SOCO in Costa Mesa for the 2nd Annual SOCO Uncorked, a wine and food pairing experience featuring SOCO’s award-winning restaurants and more than 30 wine producers from around the world.

Project Hope Alliance is grateful to have been named as the beneficiary of this delicious event for the second year in a row, an evening that makes every drop count toward ending the cycle of homelessness, one child at a time.

Read the Full Article Right Here

Orange Coast: Savory Spice Becoming a One-Stop

This might well give Orange County cooks pause: “We’ve had a wonderful 5-1/2 years in Corona del Mar,” says Savory Spice Shop owner Laura Shute, when asked about the June 19 closing of her Newport Beach location.

But, no worries! Shute’s merely consolidating her stores, and little-but-mighty sister Savory Spice Stop in Costa Mesa’s The OC Mix will carry on as usual for all your herb, spice, and seasoning needs. So, no break in the spice supply chain. I’m as glad as anyone else, since I’m very partial to Savory Spice’s Santa Maria-style seasoning for grilled tri-tip—so good in my Viet-Central Coast mashup banh mi.

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Orange County Register: Most Influential 2015 – Taco Maria’s Carlos Salgado

His mother and father ran La Siesta, a modest combo-plate restaurant in Orange. But Carlos Salgado was determined to show the world that Mexican food can be haute cuisine, too.

Now he has achieved and exceeded his goal: Salgado is riding a wave of acclaim that most chefs only dream about.

Taco Maria, his restaurant in Costa Mesa’s South Coast Collection, has been singled out by Register food critic Brad A. Johnson and Jonathan Gold of the Los Angeles Times as extraordinary.

Full Story

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