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British Sunday Brunch, Earth Day, Spring Fling Photos and More

British Sunday Brunch at Timothy Oulton at HD Buttercup

This Sunday from 11am-2pm, you’re invited to enjoy 15% off all collections at Timothy Oulton inside HD Buttercup – and a British brunch with champagne in celebration of St. George’s Day, the National Day of England! Click here from more details. Cheers! 

Celebrate Earth Day at SOCO Farmers’ Market 

Earth Day is this Saturday, April 22, and SOCO Farmers’ Market is celebrating with a Compost & Spring Planting Workshop with the Master Gardeners of OC. Bring the family and enjoy a workshop, shop local produce, and enjoy lunch at one of our award-winning restaurants! 

Live Music Mondays

Join us for live music from the Riff Raff Vintage Swing Band in SOCO Courtyard on Monday from 6-8pm. You can also enjoy Happy Hour at Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop and We Olive Wine Bar at The OC Mix. We think it’s the best way to start the week! 

Get tickets for Lord of the Strings at LCA Wine at SOCO! 

On Sunday, April 30 at 3:00 pm, Australian guitar virtuoso Joe Robinson, who will bring his world-famous sound to Orange County during this exclusive show. During the concert, guests will enjoy wine selections curated by LCA Wine at SOCO and are allowed to bring in light bites from one of SOCO’s culinary partners. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here. 

Thanks for attending Spring Fling! 

We want to thank everyone who attended our Spring Fling at SOCO and The OC Mix. Pleaseclick here to download photos – including photo booth images from the event. Use password:SOCO6_SpringFling. We look forward to seeing you at the next event! Be sure to follow us @socoandtheocmix to learn about all of our upcoming events, promos, and giveaways!  


Deemed “one of the best mid-sized cities in the nation for food,” Costa Mesa is Orange County’s culinary capital. With more than 150 restaurants within a 15-mile radius, there’s a plate for every palate!



Stay two nights in Costa Mesa and receive a complimentary $100 dining gift card to South Coast Collection (SOCO) and The OC MIX, a culinary destination.


What pairs perfectly with dinner and drinks? A show! See what’s playing in our renowned theatre district— and upcoming events within the city.


Between SOCO’s ST Patisserie Chocolat and Top Chef front-runner Amar Santana’s Vaca, it’s easy to see why Costa Mesa was recently visited by California Dream Eater Chase Ramsey.


The Ultimate Stay – and Dine-cation in Costa Mesa

Deemed “One of the best mid-sized cities in the nation for food…” by the Orange County Register, Costa Mesa has become a culinary capital. This is, in large part, thanks to the award winning restaurants at SOCO and The OC Mix.

Now, you can experience this up-and-coming foodie scene while enjoying a relaxing stay-cation at one of Costa Mesa’s stylish hotels, thanks to a fabulous promotion by Travel Costa Mesa, that pairs hotel rooms with high-caliber cuisine. Simply book two nights at one of Costa Mesa’s participating hotels, and you will receive $100 in the form of our new gift card, to spend at participating eateries located in Costa Mesa’s South Coast Collection (SOCO) and The OC Mix.

Wishing you a wonderful stay- and dine-cation in Costa Mesa!



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






ZAGAT: 8 Reasons to Drive to Costa Mesa

The OC Mix gets a nice mention in ZAGAT magazine!

Restaurant Marin
This bustling bistro at The OC Mix is what you get when you cross a classic American diner with a touch of the French countryside. Its all-day menus feature everything from blueberry pancakes and pâté toast at breakfast to lobster hash, steak frites and meatloaf for lunch and dinner. The pastries, fresh baked breads and especially the cakes are diabolically good. P.S. breakfast is served all the way to midnight in the charming blue-and-white dining room

Read the full article (well, slide show) right here!

SURFAS Cooking clases get high praicse from Locale Magazine!

You Can Become a Self-Proclaimed “Top Chef” After Experiencing One of these Cooking Classes

Surfas Culinary District at SOCO in Costa Mesa not only sells every cooking/baking utensil you can possibly imagine, but provides hands-on cooking/baking classes as well! It’s such a treat to be guided through the process of creating quality food and baked goods with quality ingredients. If you can’t walk away with the skills of the chef instructor, you’ll at least gain an appreciation for the end product when using pure and fresh ingredients.

Read the Full Article at Local Magazine

LA Times: Celebrated Taco Maria chef heads to Palm Springs

Desert tacos: Chef Carlos Salgado, whose Costa Mesa restaurant Taco Maria has been among the top five restaurants on Jonathan Gold’s best restaurants list for the last two years, is heading to the desert. Salgado was recently named a culinary partner at the Ace Hotel Palm Springs, and he’ll be responsible for revamping the hotel restaurant and bar. The chef took over for Brooklyn’s Five Leaves, the hotel’s former food and beverage partner. Salgado’s new menus will be available Feb. 1. 701 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, (760) 325-9900,


Read the full article Right here!