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Environment Furniture: The Things We Tell Ourselves Book Signing with Victoria Namkung

Environment Furniture will be hosting a book signing for The Things We Tell Ourselves on Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 5pm, with author Victoria Namkung (3315 Hyland Ave., Suite F, Costa Mesa, CA 92626). All events are free and open to the public. There will be wine and light bites, along with comfy couches and chairs. Books will be available for $15. Please RSVP to

The Things We Tell Ourselves is a literary examination of the damage that one generation can inflict on the next and the compromises we make between our ideals and life’s realities, between what we desire and doing the right thing.

Twenty-two-year-old Georgina Park dreams of being a hard-hitting journalist, but to pay the bills she’s covering the red carpet for a celebrity magazine. Her world is turned upside down when a chance meeting with Simon Grant, an Australian TV reporter who is 20 years her senior—and married—leads to an intense, sexually charged relationship that continues even after he returns home to Sydney.

But when some compromising photos from Georgina’s past come back to haunt her years later, it appears Simon is to blame. Now a prolific newspaper columnist and college instructor, Georgina must use her investigative reporting skills to save herself—and revisit the affair that started it all.

Set in Los Angeles, The Things We Tell Ourselves takes readers from the klieg lights of Hollywood to the dark corners of the Internet, exploring love, marriage and technology along the way. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Victoria Namkung has written extensively for the Los Angeles Times, InStyle, USA Today and The Huffington Post, among other publications. She received her master’s degree from UCLA and appears on Mike Epps’ AOL Originals series, That’s Racist. She lives in Los Angeles. Learn more at


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Surfas: Hands-On Cooking Class Kitchen Fundamentals & Mastering Knife Skills

Master the most important tool in the kitchen by practicing and perfecting your knife skills.  Our chef instructor will show you how to mince, dice, brunoise, bâtonnet, and julienne a variety of vegetables. You will also learn how to break down (or fabricate) a chicken, blanch and peel pearl onions and tomatoes, chiffonade herbs, and supreme oranges.  Next you will turn your hard work into a hearty Coq au Vin and Citrus Salsa. Expand your kitchen fundamentals by taking our knife skills class!

Create and Taste: Coq au Vin and Citrus Salsa.

Tickets are $65 per person. To sign up, please visit our or our store location at 3309 Hyland Avenue Costa Mesa, CA 92626 – 714-453-COOK (2665)

Surfas: Hands-On Cooking Class Fresh Butter and Cheese Please!

See how easy it is to make fresh cheeses right in your own kitchen! You’ll be surprised how easy it is to prepare homemade cheese that tastes superior to store-bought varieties. Our Chef Instructor will teach you the basics for making ricotta, butter, queso blanco and cheese. You will also learn how to stretch and pull mozzarella and tips for embellishing your new recipes at home. Is there anything better than homemade cheese? Join us and find out.

Create & taste: Whole Milk Ricotta, Queso Blanco, Hand Pulled Mozzarella, Fresh Mascarpone,  Sweet Cream Butter

Tickets are $65 per person. To sign up, please visit our or our store location at 3309 Hyland Avenue Costa Mesa, CA 92626 – 714-453-COOK (2665)

Lord of the Strings – Clive Carroll

You’re invited to SOCO’s Lord of the Strings Summer concert on Sunday, September 27 from 3-6pm, featuring one of Europe’s finest soloists, Clive Carroll. Carroll is an incredible acoustic talent and a favorite of names like Jean-Christophe Novelli and Madonna. A genius on strings, Carroll compiles his music slowly, with love and care. All of his pieces are associated with a particular person or major event in his life. Don’t miss out on this acoustic guitar phenomenon and the opportunity to hear his journey through his music. During the concert, guests will have the option to purchase wine and food pairings curated by LCA Wine and one of SOCO’s culinary partners. Purchase your tickets ahead of time for $30 at

LCA Wine at SOCO Collection is located at 3315 Hyland Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Doors will open at 2pm.
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Pirch – Grilling on The Patio

Join us for our daily activations happening every weekday.  See below for which equipment will be demonstrated each day by our Culinary Team:

  • Monday – Stem Cooking In Savor Kitchen
  • Tuesday – Hearth Cooking in Savor Kitchen or The Patio
  • Wednesday – EVO Cooking in The Patio
  • Thursday – Range Cooking in Savor Kitchen
  • Friday – Grilling on The Patio


Surfas Gift Basket Giveaway

Surfas Prize Basket Giveaway! Valued at $362.86

Enter for a chance to win this amazing chef ready basket from Surfas Culinary District at SOCO Collection. Contest begins Friday, December 5th-6th! Look for it on @SOCOCollection Instagram & Facebook

* you must be available to pick up the prize

Surfas Gift Basket Giveaway

Surfas Gift Basket Giveaway