Spring has Sprung at SOCO and The OC Mix!

Storytime at SOCO and The OC Mix
Start the week off right at Chuck Jones Center for Creativity at SOCO and The OC Mix for cartoon colorings, music, story time and fun! Your children will enjoy Chuck Jones’ character coloring sheets and activities, and lively interactive music and engaging stories by Christa Mae that are sure to delight children and their families. Join us every other Monday starting April 3. Please click here to RSVP





Spring Events at SOCO Farmers’ Market
The SOCO Farmers’ Market has some fun, spring-inspired events coming up that you don’t want to miss! This Saturday, enjoy free yoga at the market from 9-10am! Then on Saturday, April 15 – enjoy a Easter Egg Hunt and free kids craft! Follow SOCOFM on Instagram to follow the latest and greatest happenings! 






Live Music Mondays at SOCO!
Mondays are not so bad when you can listen to live music at SOCO’s gorgeous outdoor courtyard! Join us the last Monday of every month from 5-8 and listen to the sounds of the Riff Raff Vintage Swing Band! Then grab dinner at one of our award-winning eateries. Perfect family dinner, date night, or girls night out! No RSVP necessary. 






Save the Date – Upcoming SOCO Events 
You don’t want to miss these upcoming events at SOCO and The OC Mix! Click the links below to learn more and be sure to RSVP – spots are filling up fast!
Lord of The Strings – Acoustic Eidolon on April 2  
Celebrate Mom at SOCO and The OC Mix – May 11
7th Annual OC Pregnancy & Beyond – May 21
SOCO LA Times Food Bowl – May 30






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!