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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!


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!


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



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 (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 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 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; 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 The Annual Red Dot Auction will take place online on May 16 – email for more info.
  • Chuck Jones Gallery at The OC Mix – Art consultations are available via phone or email at 949-274-4834 or Available artwork can be viewed here
  • Cilek Kids Room – The Cilek team is available to be reached at 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 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:
  • 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
  • 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 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 The showroom team can be reached at 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
  • 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
  • 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

The Mixing Glass Mention in Orange Coast Magazine


Bourbon is one of America’s most storied, complex, and fun spirits. Using craft spirit specialist Chris Dion of Young’s Market (and The Mixing Glass) as a guide on my boozy vision quest, I set out to do some afternoon “palate validation” using Fred Minnick’s book, “Bourbon Curious,” while raiding the Dion family liquor cabinet—a hutch filled with more spirits than a Ghostbusters ghost-trap.

Evaluating any spirit, beer, or wine is similar in that proper glassware has a huge impact on the results. For any whiskey, we suggest a standard Glencairn glass, which can be found at The Mixing Glass, in Costa Mesa’s OC Mix, along with the book.

Read the full article here!

This Weekend’s Progressive Dinner at SOCO/The OC Mix


Fun article we worked on with an up-and-coming website:

It’s been a few years since I’ve had the opportunity to participate in a progressive dinner – or safari supper, as they refer to it in the UK. If you’re not familiar with the term, it’s basically a dinner party where each course is prepared and eaten at a different location, typically the home of a different host.

Not seeing an invite for a progressive dinner in my immediate future, I decided I’d create my own by visiting a variety of different restaurants in one evening for each course.

But where could I go to accomplish this without having to drive all over the place?

I headed over to South Coast Collection – or SOCO as it’s affectionately known – in Costa Mesa. There are lots of different types of restaurants to choose from at SOCO and The OC Mix, a shopping destination within SOCO. After conducting just a little research into what was available, it looked like the ideal place to hold my very own progressive dinner.

Read the full piece Right Here!