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!

 

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.

 

 

RED DOT AUCTION VIII CALL FOR ARTISTS!

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

Must Read – Five New Tenants at SOCO and The OC Mix!

Happy Thursday! We’re excited to share with you five new tenants now open and opening soon at SOCO and The OC Mix. Be sure to check out our event calendar for grand opening events, in-store promos, and much more. We look forward to you visiting these new stores and giving them a warm welcome to SOCO and The OC Mix – and our valued community and neighbors!

Eggslice pop-up inside Shuck Oyster Bar at The OC Mix 
Visit Eggslice every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 7AM-10:30AM inside Shuck Oyster Bar to enjoy perfectly crafted breakfast sandwiches that were born at local Farmers Markets in Sydney, Australia more than 18 years ago. These delectable breakfast sandwiches feature unique locally madeChili Jam, combined with fresh, local ingredients. You’ll get your sandwich piping hot, stacked with flavor and served with a reverence towards sustainable, local ingredients in a timely manner. Visit http://www.eggslice.com/  for more info and menu options. 

Bono Spera at The OC Mix 
Bono Spera, meaning ‘Good Hope’ in Latin, is a new women’s athletic apparel and beauty store now open inside The OC Mix at SOCO. Bono Spera’s goal is to help women in their pursuit of a healthier version of themselves without compromising style. In addition to offering trendy athleisure wear, Bona Spera specializes in all natural, eco-friendly Korean skincare products as well as Korean cosmetics and body care that no one should go without in their daily regimen.  

Natuzzi Italia at SOCO
Natuzzi Italia is Italy’s largest furniture house and one of the most recognized in the furniture industry. As the best-known luxury brand in the furnishings sector worldwide, Natuzzi Italia is committed to social responsibility and environmental sustainability. The SOCO location will showcase the new store design, merchandising concept and overall Natuzzi Italia consumer experience. Opening this winter at SOCO.

Bang & Olufsen at SOCO
For more than 90 years, Bang & Olufsen has been an iconic brand, known for its highly distinctive and exclusive range of televisions, music systems, loudspeakers, and multimedia products, which combine technological excellence and emotional appeal. The company – opening this Fall at SOCO – will offer a proud legacy of excellence in both design and engineering as a statement of timeless quality, ensuring that each new generation is as compatible with the past as it is with the future.

Chuck Jones Gallery at SOCO and The OC Mix
Founded by four-time Academy Award recipient, animation director, creator and creative genius Chuck Jones, and his daughter, Linda Jones Clough, Chuck Jones Gallery is best-known as “the” gallery for the art of American Pop Culture. This second, smaller location in The OC Mix (now open) will focus on finding the art people love to collect and helping them place it in their homes and offices. In addition to its fine arts collections, the gallery will carry Looney Tunes-inspired gifts and offer archival framing for your own treasured works of art.  

Wellness Wednesday, Storytime, Designer Camp and more at SOCO and The OC Mix!

 

Wellness Wednesday (starting tomorrow!) at SOCO
Join us for Wellness Wednesdays the second Wednesday of the month at SOCO and The OC Mix. Starting tomorrow, July 12 from 5pm-9pm take some time for yourself with the following:

  • Check in at the Yarnover Truck (outside of The OC Mix by Shuck) starting at 5pm
  • Get a complimentary cocktail card for Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop
  • Take a hour long yoga class and tarot card reading from the ladies of Fortune and Flow at 6pm 
  • Enjoy tastings at We Olive Wine Bar and The Cheese Shop
  • Have kombucha tastings and talks at Farm & Culture Co from 5-9pm. 

The event is free, but please RSVP by clicking here. 

Designer Camp OC at SOCO! 
OC Designer Camp 101 is taking place for the first time at SOCO from July 24 – 28 / 9am – 3pm. Your teen can explore the vast careers in the design industry by implementing the principles and elements of design. Students explore the design world covering Art, Branding, Fashion, Interior Design, Photography, Styling, Trend Forecasting and much more. Spots are still available and booking up fast  –  sign up and learn more here. 

 

Storytime at Chuck Jones Center for Creativity at SOCO – July 24
Singer and story-teller, Christa Mae and the teaching artists of the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity have teamed up to bring you “Storytime”, an hour of song, story, and coordinated art projects for pre-schoolers and their mothers and fathers. Sign up for Monday July 24 by clicking here.  

 

SOCO After Dark – Live Music Mondays
You’re invited to Live Music Mondays at SOCO and The OC Mix! Join us the last Monday of the month (July 31) to enjoy happy hour at We Olive Wine Bar and Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop –  and live music in the SOCO Courtyard from the Riff Raff Vintage Swing Band. No RSVP necessary.

Design Camp

July 24-28

A five day, hands-on design camp for young creatives, (ages 11 – 17) exploring the exciting worlds of Art, Branding, Fashion, Interior Design, Photography, Styling, Trend Forecasting, and much more!

Designer Camp partners with Orange County’s top design industry experts, giving students a rare opportunity to engage in creative workshops, design talks from professional designers, and behind-the-scenes tours of studios and showrooms. 

Please visit designercamp.com for more details!