The Latest from SOCO

Shop NEW Limited Edition Expressive Eyewear Collection at Van Brunt!

If you are looking to break boundaries with boldly expressive eyewear, then we highly recommend heading to Van Brunt Optical at The OC Mix.Now offering Kirk & Kirk’s brand new, super limited edition Spring Collection, Van Brunt is one of the few Independent Opticians Worldwide to have this collection available in store.  With only 30 sets available, the collection features three different shapes: Sam, Jarvis and Horace from the Matte Centena Collection – in three never-before-released vibrant colors: Matte Cadillac, Matte Prince and Matte Stone.

Kirk & Kirk has developed their own acrylic for use in the construction of all their frames – resulting in extremely durable and light weight materials that prevents the frames from losing adjustment overtime.

Van Brunt Optical offers one-of-a-kind frames that align with both personality and lifestyle needs, and these limited-edition Kirk & Kirk frames offer authenticity, inspiration, and confidence.  Open by appointment Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, be sure to swing by The OC Mix to get yourself a pair of high-quality, limited edition eyewear.

 

Hot Home Décor Inspo From SOCO + The OC Mix

No matter your age, summer is the season of fun with friends and long, lazy days.  It’s also the perfect time to reinvigorate your home décor and add some fresh energy and style to you indoor and outdoor spaces. As SOCO + The OC Mix is the top destination for interior design inspiration, we’ve put together some of the hottest trends for summertime spruce-ups that will have your home sizzling with style all year long. 

 

BoConcept

 

This May, BoConcept introduced two new designs.  First up – The Porto Living Chair designed by Frans Schrofer, one of the leading Dutch furniture designers who is known for functional, beautiful, and ergonomic pieces.  Also of note is the Princeton Barstool, designed by Morten Georgsen.  It’s the perfect marriage of elegance and comfort. 

Nest Bedding

 

With hot summer months just around the corner, pick up Nest Bedding’s luxurious Cooling Bamboo Sheets.  They’re lighter and softer than traditional cotton and possess superior moisture-wicking properties that help create deeper sleep with the ultimate temperature control. 

 

Natuzzi 

 

The curvy lines of the Deep Sectional designed by Nika Zupanc are reminiscent of the ebb and flow of the tide.  It’s a sofa you can really sink into, featuring Natuzzi’s Eucafeel high-density foam.  Don’t miss the Ombra Table – a true work of art – melding natural and industrial materials to make a sculptural statement.  

 

 

GATHER Home

 

The smooth creamy oak in GATHER Home’s Oak Round Extendable Dining Table and the Oak Pebble Dining Chair are nostalgic interpretations of the retro styles we all loved growing up.  With soft lines and airy elements, these versatile pieces blend seamlessly with almost any design vibe — think Scandi, Japandi, or California fresh. 

 

 

Roche Bobois

 

The Roche Bobois spring/summer collection presents a wide range of designs, some of which are truly revolutionary in both form and function.  The shape of the Corail Dining Table – made from 3-D printed concrete on a steel base – evokes reef coral colonies and giant baroque shells.  Inspired by the beauty of natural imperfection, it gives the feeling of bringing nature inside.  The Coiffe Armchair, designed by Stephen Burk and crafted in Europe, is upholstered in Orsetto Flex fabric and features a back with two positions. 

 

Design Within Reach

 

From the artistic genius of Modernist French designer Pierre Paulin, the Pacha Chair features a rounded organic profile set on a slim metal base, creating a low-slung profile for easy, laid-back lounging.  The Karimoku Case Study Chair and Table from Danish designers Norm Architects blends design philosophies from Japan and Denmark.  Made by one of Japan’s leading manufacturers of wooden furniture, Karimoku is inspired by the branches of a tree, with the chair featuring a curved backrest and woven paper cord seat. 

 

 

PIRCH

 

Many of the items featured at PIRCH are proudly made in Southern California.  This can of course be a huge advantage for customers looking for not only the best quality and style for their projects, but also hoping for the benefit of local availability and the reduction in carbon footprint.  We love Huntington Beach-based California Faucets’ handcrafted designs for kitchen, bath, and shower, available in a variety of finishes.  And, perfect for year-round grilling, DCS Grills (founded in HB and made in Anaheim) has joined the Fisher & Paykel family.  With a lifetime guarantee, their products are designed to be ultra-efficient, producing less waste.

 

 

FS Natural Home

 

TFS Natural Home at SOCO is showcasing its new NBJ Modular Seating which is totally customizable and made from 100 percent natural materials with no petrochemicals, fire retardants, or harmful toxic finishes.  The sleek, low-profile frame is matched with an uber-comfy cloud-like seat, made of latex and wool, to create its statement-making structure.

Modani

 

Nothing brightens up a space better than a pop of bright, sunny yellow, like the one found in the Oleo Ottoman.  Crafted out of sturdy wood and fitted with soft yet durable fabric, the Oleo’s two tan handles offer mobility and versatility.  Looking for the ultimate decor conversation piece?  You’ll love Modani’s Saut de L’ange Sculpture.  Available in sleek black or brilliant silver, this modern rendition of the angel’s leap will add magic to any home office or living space.

 

Watch Episode 3 of SOCO’s Masters of Design!

Masters of Design Episode 3 is finally here, and this time, we’re talking all about the bedroom!  As the ultimate spot to unwind and relax after a long day, curating the perfect bedroom provides you with an everyday escape from the outside world. 

With the right design expertise, décor, and essential furnishings, you have the potential to elevate your space from an ordinary bedroom to an extraordinary retreat.  Follow along as we provide you with 10 simple steps that’ll give you the bedroom of your dreams.

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Farrow & Ball:
– Skimming Stone link
– French Gray link

Room & Board:
– Berkeley Nightstand link

Nest Bedding:
– Bamboo Sheets link

Natuzzi:
– Piuma link

TFS Natural Home:
– EcoRest Max Mattress link

The Shade Store:
– Blackout Shades link

Bang & Olufsen:
– Beovision Collection link

Rejuvenation:
– Folk Abigail Table Lamp link
– Tala Lightbulb link

Local Fare:
– Follow on IG @local_fare

The Farmers Market:
– Follow on IG @farmermarksoco

 


Stay tuned for our next episode, where we’ll be exploring one of the most Googled design topics: Japandi!  Be sure to subscribe and be among the first to watch new episodes.

 

 

 

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Charming New Baby Boutique at SOCO + The OC Mix

Whimsical Charm, a women-owned and locally manufactured baby boutique, has joined the diverse lineup of business offerings at SOCO + The OC Mix!  Creating luxe gifts for your posh tot, each blanket and robe is crafted with high quality materials.

Most known for their ultra-soft blankets and swaddles, and the new popular robes, all of the items are guaranteed to bring softness, warmth, and comfort to your tots’ life. Their signature blanket is a plush, velvety blanket offered in a variety of soft colors and embroidery options, and the robes are perfect for cozying up after bath or pool time.  If you’re looking to add some charm to your tots life or are in need of a unique baby shower gift that will steal the show, Whimsical Charm is your one stop shop.

Savory Spice re-openedfor in-store shopping!

If you enjoy spending time in the kitchen but are always looking for something exciting and new to add to your cooking repertoire, you will be thrilled with the announcement that Savory Spice inside the OC Mix has re-opened its doors for in-store shopping!  Their selection includes everything that you need to create fabulous dishes whether it be baking, grilling, or hors d’oeuvre dips.  The Savory Spice collection includes premade mixed spices that make cooking something special easy as can be.  The knowledgeable staff can make recommendations and their website has a ton of great recipes to try.  They also have fun cocktail mixes, soup kits and dinner bundles. Plus, if you are looking for a unique gift for the foodie in your life, Savory Spice has just what you need!  Open daily from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.

 

Watch Episode 2 of SOCO’s Masters of Design!

In this episode of SOCO’s Masters of Design, Raili Clasen from RailiCA Design invites us inside her iconic “Idea House” in Costa Mesa – giving us an inside look at every whimsical detail this creative masterpiece has to offer.

Stemming from eclectic California design, this project radiates bold style and a bright personality that will leave you feeling inspired to step out of your design comfort zone.  Come on in!

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Design Within Reach (DWR):  browse here      |      Rejuvenation:  browse here


Stay tuned for our next episode, where we’ll be talking about how to design your bedroom space to create a personal sanctuary where you can relax and unwind.

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Enjoy a Taste of Paris with Moulin

Are you feeling like you are ready to travel?  Head abroad?  Paris, maybe?  We aren’t quite there but you can definitely treat yourself to a mini-French emersion over at Moulin.  Orange County’s premiere French bakery and market has just reopened their SOCO + The OC Mix location.  They have everything you need to sit back and enjoy an authentic French culinary experience – fabulous quiches, sandwiches made on baguettes, steak and pomme frites (French fries), roasted herbed chicken, and the list goes on.  If you are looking for more of a picnic by the edge of Seine experience, this is the perfect spot to load up on incredible cheeses, lovely wines, breads, and, of course, the pastry display is out of this world.  Treat yourself to un petit voyage and pop over to Moulin to give them a great big “Bonjour!” to welcome them back.

Watch Episode 1 Now! SOCO’s Masters of Design

The premier episode of SOCO’s Masters of Design has arrived!  Join us as we talk with the design experts at Farrow & Ball and BoConcept and get exclusive tips + tricks on how to create an uplifting, cozy space using various colors, textures, upholstery, accessories, and more!

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Farrow & Ball
“Easy Greys”
—  Ammonite No. 274
—  Cornforth White No. 228
—  Purbeck Stone No. 275
—  Worsted No. 284
—  Moles Breath No. 276

“Yellows”
—  Farrow’s Cream No. 67
—  Dorset Cream No. 68
—  Yellow Cake No. 279
—  Citron No. 74
—  Yellow Ground No. 218

“Blues”
—  Skylight No. 205
—  Borrowed Light No. 235
—  Hague Blue No. 30
—  Railings No. 31

BoConcept
—  Carmo Sofa link
—  Ogi Chair link
—  Lugo Coffee Tables link
—  Lugano Media Console link
—  Loom Rug link
—  “Cuddle Me” Throw Blanket link
—  Cord Throw Pillow link

In our next episode, California-inspired Interior Designer Raili Clasen will take viewers behind the scenes and into the depths of every corner of her beautiful Costa Mesa “Idea House”

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Start Your Day with Paragon Café!

Daylight savings is here and while mornings may feel tougher, Paragon Café is here to make them a little brighter.  This pop-up located inside Shuck Oyster Bar makes for the perfect brunch destination and serves an assortment of mouthwatering dishes.  With everything from delicious biscuits and gravy for the southern lover, to avocado toast and chicken sandwiches for the classic soul, Paragon serves an eclectic menu that will satisfy everyone. 

With a 5-star yelp review status, this eatery has quickly become a local favorite. Come cheers to the start of spring and visit Paragon Café – open Wednesday through Thursday 7:00 am – 2:00 pm and Friday through Sunday 7:00 am – 11:00 am.  Visit https://paragoncafeoc.com for more information.