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Fall Happenings You Don’t Want to Miss at SOCO + The OC Mix!


Happy Fall from SOCO + The OC Mix!  Autumn is officially here and it’s packed with new promotions, events + happenings.  See below for an exciting look at what you can experience this season – including Halloween photo fun for the entire family, personal styling atKestan, reverse happy hour at Tackle Box, and more!

For a full list of what’s coming up, visit our website or follow us on social media @socoandtheocmix!

Tackle Box Celebrates Fall + National Seafood Month

Fall is here, and so are Tackle Box’s newest fall specials!  Throughout the entire month of October, diners will enjoy 50% off ALL drinks during reverse happy hour plus $2 OFF shrimp rolls in celebration of National Seafood Month!


H.D. Buttercup’s Famous Tent Sale Now Through Sunda

Now through Sunday, September 30, H.D. Buttercup is hosting its OC Tent Sale!  Stop by and receive 50-80% off a selection of more than 1,000 rugs
and up to 70% off furniture!


Party Season is Here!  Get Party Ready at LCA Wine

Join party season!  Now, you can be party ready in a pinch.  Starting Monday, October 1, LCA Wine will introduce its “Party Pack,” a 6-pack of wines that pair with any party, all party season long — for only $99!  Simply select 3 out of 6 wines* for your party pack and get two bottles of each (since you always need more than one bottle) that will please all palates + save money! Want to taste these delectable wines? Join us on Friday, October 5 from 12:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. to taste all 6 wine selections for just $10!

Wine Club discounts apply! *Must get 2 bottles each of three different wines to get the discount.

Fall Fashion + Styling + Photos + Sips at Kestan

It’s time to prep your wardrobe for fall, and Kestan is here to help!  Shop at Kestan starting Monday, October 8 through Wednesday, October 31 and receive a complimentary personal styling session, which includes up to five professionally-taken photos plus sips + bites to enhance your shopping experience!


Free Halloween Photo Fun at SOCO + The OC Mix

Bring your little ghosts and goblins to SOCO and the OC Mix on Saturday, October 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for a scary fun (and free!) photoshoot with Alison Bernier + Beijos Events!

Meet Sarah Choi of Miel

The stylishly trendy Miel fashion boutique isa destination for many Orange County fashionistas. Owner Sarah Choi talks about the business.

Q. Tell us about yourself and what you did before opening your business, Miel?

A: “I am a fashion design graduate from New York. I designed handbags and pursued a career in New York. Then I moved back to SoCal where I grew up, & continued my career at Guess as a handbag designer. I majored in womenswear & always wanted to pursue my dream of having my own line of women’s apparel & owning a small boutique that would possibly carry my brand. I eventually left Guess & started designing & manufacturing my own brand, Percée in Los Angeles, which eventually led me to open Miel here at The OC Mix.”

Q. What challenges do you face as a small business owner and how do you overcome them?

A: “As a small business owner, the biggest challenge & a blessing is having to do everything, from buying the right styles of clothing & accessories to managing various employees, as well as working as a salesman. My next challenge is to get our website back on track, which is almost like another full-time job!”

Q. What do you like best about having your shop at SOCO and the OC Mix?

A: “We are located outside of your usual “shopping mall” which gives a unique shopping experience for those who are looking for that “special something.” I’m also a big fan of searching for great places to eat in Orange County and I think The OC Mix is like a hidden gem for newcomers!”

OC Weekly: Bono Spera Helps You K-Love Your Skin

“Bono Spera means ‘good hope’ in Latin,” explains Sonia Kim, owner of Bono Spera, a beauty and lifestyle boutique. “I really enjoy sharing my thoughts on how I can help my customers do just that.”

Last year, K-beauty reached peak visibility in the States, with e-commerce sites such as Gumii, collaborations between Holika Holika and Sanrio, and CVS’s own Korean-specific section all launching the same year. Kim’s store opened in August at the OC Mix with products for women that target wrinkles, pores, acne, dark circles and dry skin, as well as makeup and hair care. There’s also cutesy undergarments and athleisure and street wear to entice the most chic fashionista.

Read the Full Article Here.

(Photo by Aimee Murillo)

Los Angeles Times: Van Brunt Optical Haus puts the focus on chic designs and vintage style

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Thoughtfully designed sunglasses can make the summer months all the more delightful and stylish.

This Laura Van Brunt knows.

or the past 20 years, Van Brunt has worked with premium eyewear brands and shops, such as Oliver Peoples and The Eye Gallery, where she honed her practice as an optician, finishing and fitting eyeglass lenses and frames.

But missing from her work was what she longed to create — an optical shop carrying only independent eyewear collections that were not mass-produced.

Read the Full Article Here!

Los Angeles Racked calls Drifter “An Edgy Basics Label”

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Here’s yet another reason to plan an Orange County road trip. After popping up in LA a few years back, Compton-based basics brand Drifter has debuted its first flagship at The OC Mix within stylish Costa Mesa shopping center SOCO Collection.

Known for its edgy-luxe essentials beloved by everyone from Kylie Jenner to Ruby Rose, the label soft-opened a few days ago and offers its full range of women’s and men’s apparel. Expect to find organic cotton tees, distressed dresses, drop-crotch shorts, and more athleticwear-inspired staples in monochromatic hues.

Read the Full Article Here!