Here’s What’s Happening This Holiday Season at SOCO + The OC Mix


A Taste of France Comes to SOCO 

TODAY, November 5 the highly anticipated fourth location of Moulin officially joins the SOCO family! With a commitment to providing an elevated pastry experience, Moulin’s exhibition-style kitchen will show guests what it takes to assemble artisan pastries while also offering Parisian classics including wedding cake, croquembouche, opera, fraisier, and baba au rhum. The new 2,000 sq. ft. pastry lab will be open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and features a memorizing 17-foot glass pastry case.


The Holidays Have Arrived 

With the holidays right around the corner, SOCO + The OC Mix is excited to announce this year’s Holidays by Design events! Beginning on Saturday, November 30 and running every Saturday through December 21, guests are invited to bring the whole family to enjoy a holiday photo booth from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and along with live music inside The OC Mix from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Chuck Jones Center will also be hosting holiday “Storytime” plus a “Little Elves” craft workshop for your little ones.  An RSVP will be required, so please be sure to stay tuned for updates + additional details.


Honor America’s Heroes 

To thank America’s veterans for their endless service and dedication, SusieCakes is inviting all active, inactive, and military personnel into their bakeries during operating hours on Monday, November 11 to enjoy a delicious complimentary piece of cake with valid Military ID or DD 214.  Non-veterans can show their support by purchasing a regular sized red velvet cupcake where $1 from each cupcake purchased will be donated to VA medical centers in California and Texas.  Mark your calendars and get ready to show your appreciation for the hero in your life this Veteran’s Day!


Spice Up Your Space!

Join HAY, in collaboration with plant company Peacock & Co., on Saturday, November 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for an in-store plant pop-up that promises to get your space holiday ready. Guests will also receive 15% OFF all in-store accessory purchases from HAY while also enjoying complimentary seasonal light bites. The HAY team can’t wait to see you there and looks forward to helping make your living space cozy this season. Visit HAY’s website here for more information on the HAY brand.

Save The Date: SOCO’s Next “Design & Dine” Event is Happening September 19!


S A V E   T H E   D A T E   +   R S V P   B E L O W !

Design & Dine”
is returning to  SOCO + The OC Mix on
Thursday,  September  19  
at
Roche Bobois


 

Get ready to enjoy the ultimate French experience with a cocktail-style gathering at Roche Bobois.  RSVP today by clicking the button below!

RSVP

 

What You’ll LOVE This February at SOCO + The OC Mix!

Celebrate February Festivities at 
SOCO + THE OC MIX! 

It may be the shortest month of the year, but that’s not stopping us from packing in all of the fun February has to offer. Join SOCO + The OC Mix for celebrations and sales all month long!For a full list of upcoming events + announcements, visit our website or follow us@socoandtheocmix!


Will You Be Our Valentine?

Love is in the air, so grab your kiddos and head to SOCO + The OC Mix for a day of photo fun, sweet deals and Valentine’s goodies! On Saturday, February 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Alison Bernier + Beijos Events will host a Valentine’s Day photoshoot for your little ones near the walkway between Gear Co Op and Milk & Honey Baby. Attendees will enjoy a fun arts + crafts table from Milk & Honey Baby, treats from SusieCakes, plus a ton of lovely discounts throughout SOCO + The OC Mix!


Score One For SusieCakes!

Whether you’re hosting a Super Bowl party or attending one, these sporty snacks from SusieCakes are sure to be a touchdown! Choose from a variety of Super Bowl-themed treats like frosted sugar cookies or football cupcakes, and don’t forget to get them decorated to support your team! These sweet treats are available February 2 and 3 only.

 


Save BIG At Calligaris

It’s that time of year again – your favorite contemporary Italian furniture is on sale 30% off at Calligaris! Shop the semi-annual sale now through Feb. 4, and don’t forget about their QuickShip program where you’ll receive hundreds of products incredibly quick. Be sure to speak with a Design Consultant for more info!

 


Cook Like A Pro With SOCO

Ready to try your hand at a recipe from a professional chef? As part of the Chef to Farmer Program, Chef David of Pueblo Tapas will be showing SOCO Farmers’ Market shoppers how to make a delicious meal using fresh, seasonal ingredients! Join Chef David on Saturday, February 9 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and get your tastebuds ready! For more info, please visit the event page here.

Fall Happenings at SOCO + The OC Mix!

 

Fall Happenings
at SOCO + THE OC MIX!  
Fall is here, and SOCO + The OC Mix is embracing the season with a ton of festive events, exclusive sales, and delicious new flavors!For a full list of upcoming events + announcements, visit our website or follow us @socoandtheocmix!


Wreath-Making In The OC Mix 
Join Alice’s Table x SOCO + The OC Mix on Saturday, December 1 at 2:30 p.m. for a festive workshop where you’ll learn how to design + create your very own holiday wreathe for just $50! Can’t make it? Don’t worry there are three more workshops throughout December! For more information and to reserve your spot, click here.  

 


Veteran’s Day At Eva’s Trunk
Eva’s Trunk & Denim Bar is stocked with the latest fall fashions! On Monday, November 12, in honor of Veteran’s Day, when veterans shop Eva’s Trunk inside The OC Mix, they will receive 10% off their entire purchase!

To browse the latest styles, visit http://evastrunk.com

 


Make A Statement In Your Home This Season
Looking for a home refresh? Look no further – Sonder Living’s new fall and winter collections have arrived! Sign up for the newsletter and receive 10% off your purchase when you shop the collection in-store.

For more info, visit Sonder Living inside HD Buttercup at SOCO + The OC Mix today!

 


Spooky Specials at Greenleaf
Get spooky this Halloween with Greenleaf Chopshop at SOCO + The OC Mix! Now through Wednesday, October 31 when you visit Greenleaf, you can enjoy glasses of wine for just $5.00!

 

 


30 Days of Gifting Sweepstakes
Starting Thursday, November 1, join Room + Board for the 30 Days of Gifting Sweepstakes! Every day from November 1 through November 30, they will be giving away a gift to one lucky winner + a friend! Simply visit Room + Board’s Instagram pageand commenting on the correlating post each day to enter!

 


Congrats Cilek’s Kids Room!
We want to congratulate Cilek who recently won two awards from ASID including the Gold Award for Best New Product and the Platinum Award for Best Showroom Design. To shop their top-rated product, visit https://www.cilekkidsroom.com

Check out the Latest from SOCO + The OC Mix!

Check Out the Latest from

SOCO + THE OC MIX!  

Visit SOCO + The OC Mix where you can explore bold new menu options, learn a new skill at one of our fun workshops, or browse the latest styles in one of our many design showrooms! 

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

 


Now Open: Midori Matcha!
Midori Matcha, the highly-anticipated cafe specializing in Organic Japanese Matcha brews, is now open inside The OC Mix! Stop by and enjoy a matcha cold brew, sesame soft serve, or matcha-licious pastry!

 

 


Design Your Home With F+B
Join Farrow & Ball this Saturday, August 11 from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. for a free1-on-1 workshop where you’ll learn to design your home as a present for any special occasion + get all of your interior design questions answered!

If interested, be sure to RSVP here.

 


Get A Fall Refresh At Calligaris
Stop by Calligaris OC on Wednesday, August 15 to see its new fall collection, featuring updated and new designs. You’ll find refreshed finishes, and new introductions with a moody, mid-century vibe. Even more intriguing new designs from Milan are set to arrive later this year – and you can get a sneak peek in-store now!

 

 


Temakira’s Summer Specials
Visit Temakira this month to its latest specials for summer!Enjoy the new Tekka Hand Roll, the vegetarian Shishito Tempura Hand Roll, or Crunchy Salmon Jalapeño Hand Roll (if you’re in the mood for something spicy!)

 

 


Network at Kestan’s Women in Entrepreneurship Panel

Join Kestan on Tuesday, August 14 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. for an evening of networking at its panel, “Women in Entrepreneurship: Passion to Business.” Enjoy an inspirational conversation local female entrepreneurs discussing topics that will motivate and invigorate your career (complete with light bites and beverages!)

RSVP to guarantee your spot here!


Extended Hours at Tackle Box
Enjoy Tackle Box even later thanks to the eatery’s  new, extended dinner hours. You can now enjoy delicious entrees like the Seared Albacore Ceviche or Red Wine Braised Short Ribs until 9:00 p.m.! 

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 & The OC Mix

Happy Friday!  Join SOCO and The OC Mix for one (or a few!) of the many exciting events & happenings coming up this month.  Home to a variety of Orange County’s best retailers, home design stores and eateries, SOCO and The OC Mix has something for everyone!  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!

 

Shop in Style at Kestan’s SS18 Private Sale

Kestan is kicking off the season in style by celebrating the launch of its Spring/Summer 2018 collection in the most fashionable way – by hosting a private sale event on Saturday, April 28 from 2:00pm – 5:00pm. Guests are invited to shop the retailer’s newest collection and freshest styles while enjoying sips, snacks, live music and a special 15% off discount on the entire store. Click here for more info: (https://kestanprivatesaless18.splashthat.com/)

 

 

Van Brunt Optical Haus/ L.A. Eyeworks Trunk Show + Portrait Exhibit: Two With a View

Calling all eyeglass aficionados! Don’t miss this fabulous trunk show on Sunday, April 29 from11:00am – 5:00pm. This free event will feature trunks chockfull of colorful & 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 (https://socoandtheocmix.com)

 

 

Sourcing Saturdays at Pirch

You’re invited to join PIRCH every Saturday from10:00am – 4:00pm for Sourcing Saturday where the expert culinary team will guide you through a hands-on cooking experience highlighting PIRCH’s world class appliance brands! If you’re thinking about upgrading your appliances, these workshops are a must! The experience is complimentary, yet also very popular, so RSVPs are recommended! (www.pirch.com/costamesa)

 

A Day of Beauty at Paul Mitchell the School at SOCO

Join Paul Mitchell the School for a Day of Beauty onSunday, May 6 from 10:00am – 2:00pm. Enjoy mimosas and snacks while pampering yourself with a haircut, treatment and style, customized dermalogica treatments and a variety of hair and skin services. All proceeds from this FUNraising event will go to charities including Children’s Miracle Network, Eyes on Cancer, Food 4 Africa, Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation and more! For more information visit www.socoandtheocmix.com

 

Red Dot Auction VII at Chuck Jones Center for Creativity

On Friday, May 11 from 6:00pm – 10:00pm, WoodSnap will join Chuck Jones Center for Creativity to donate their work, printed on the company’s signature birch wood, at the eighth annual Red Dot Auction. Additionally, more than 100 artists from around the globe have contributed one or more canvases and 3D art objects to this special fundraising event! For more information and to purchase tickets online, please visit ChuckJonesCenter.org/RedDot

 

Second Saturdays at SOCO’s Farmers’ Market is Expanding

On Saturday, May 12 from 9:00am – 2:00pm, you’re invited to kick off Second Saturdays at SOCO’s Farmer’s Market! Located in the heart of SOCO, the newly expanded market includes even more farmers, artisans and vendors than ever before. We’re celebrating the official kick-off in a big way with live music and the chance to participate in an exciting market tour and hands-on chef demo by Sorella Collective! Click here to purchase chef demo tickets, https://form.jotform.com/81151172750146

 

 

ROSÉ Soirée – A Toast to Spring at SOCO and The OC Mix

Raise your glass for a toast at SOCO and The OC Mix’s ROSÉ Soirée! On Thursday, May 17 from5:00pm – 7:00pm, 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. Click here to purchase tickets (bit.ly/SOCORoseSoiree)

 

C.S. Wo Debuts Newly Renovated Showroom

C.S. Wo & Sons is celebrating its newly renovated showroom at SOCO!  Come in to shop the new, upscale and modern look, classic contemporary styles, and more – each hand selected to round out the showroom’s unique and eclectic mix.  Choose from top brands including Century, Bernhardt, Lexington, Elite Leather and more, and enjoy complimentary in-home design services! For more information, please visit (california.cswoandsons.com)

 

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.

 

 

OC Register: Taco Mario on the list of 12 best, unforgettable foods in 2017

It was just a tiny bite at the end of the meal, a demitasse half filled with sweet corn porridge flavored with coffee and Mexican chocolate, the spices and scents so familiar from childhood, reinforced with heavy cream to flood the palate. In an instant the warm atole, served with a pig-shaped gingerbread cookie –an homage to a panaderia treat–transported me back to San Antonio. When-o-when will Taco Maria start serving more substantial desserts? tacomaria.com –Anne Valdespino

Read the Full Article Here.

Taco Maria

Carlos Salgado Costa Mesa, Calif.
There’s a reason why Taco Maria, a snug, tasting-menu focused joint roughly an hour from most places in Los Angeles took the number five spot on Los Angeles Times food critic Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants list, just out this week—Salgado is just that good. An Orange County native, he first blipped on the radar of SoCal diners after launching a taco truck back in 2011, his (to most eyes) illogical follow-up to decade or more of toiling in various Michelin-starred (Coi, Commis) kitchens up in the Bay Area. The truck begat the sleek little fine-dining spot where you find him today, and while you can still get tacos here, it’s really all about the four-course prix-fixe menu of what Salgado likes to refer to as Chicano Cuisine.      

Read the full article here.