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2021 SOCO Holiday Gift Guide

It’s the merriest time of year for delivering holiday cheer to friends and family. Spread joy and generosity during this busy season with a thoughtful gift for everyone on your list. You can make it a one-stop shopping excursion at South Coast Collection (SOCO), Orange County’s premier design destination with over 70 curated shops and showrooms. From home decor and barware to high-end tech gadgets and stylish accessories, there’s something for every personality and interest. Browse this 2021 holiday guide featuring the top gifts from SOCO retailers to find inspiration and start checking those loved ones off your list! 

 

Design Within Reach

Raise a globally inspired glass and cheers to the holiday season! The set of two Rialto Old Fashion glasses designed by Sir | Madam are a festive homage to the graceful arched bridges of Venice. Each glass is finished by hand by artisans in Turkey with a variety of color options including an opaque pink (Kitten), red (Lolita), cornflower blue (Thistle) and sunny yellow (Ginger). ($55, dwr.com)

 

 

HAY

Energize any living space with a pop of color from the handcrafted Splash vase. No two pieces are alike, as each vase features a unique swirl of white, red, orange, blue and green dots layered with a special glassblowing technique. It can stand alone as a statement piece or be filled with your favorite fresh-cut blooms. ($85, us.hay.com)

 

Rejuvenation

Take popping the Champagne (and putting a cork in it) to the next level with this Animal Wine Stopper that will add personality to any New Year’s Eve celebration. Made from solid cast brass with an unlacquered polished finish, the wine stopper is a decorative yet functional addition for any home bar. The replaceable cork is topped with a choice of whimsical animal designs, including a fox, stag, bird or rabbit. ($64, rejuvenation.com)

 

 

Bang & Olufsen

Treat the music or podcast lover in your life to a pair of the Beoplay E8 (third-generation) Earbuds, offering up to 35 hours of playtime, crystal-clear audio and touch controls. Wear them on a jog, to the office or even just doing chores around the house — no matter where you pop them in, these sleek in-ear headphones offer portability and a powerful listening experience with a luxe leather case that offers built-in wireless charging. ($249, bang-olufsen.com)

 

 

 

Brown Jordan

Any outdoor living enthusiast will love the marriage of metal craftsmanship and luxe comfort in the new MOTO Seating Collection. Eleven versatile pieces, including sofa, chaise, loveseat and daybed styles, can be configured to work in any outdoor space and feature plush cushions with removable padded covers. Drawing from a color palette inspired by nature, the collection invites you to cozy up for a California winter in style. (Price upon request, brownjordan.com)

 

 

Modani

Effortlessly elegant and chic, the Melrose Dining Table will up the wow factor for any holiday host. Featuring white marbled ceramic top with reinforced glass and a polished stainless steel base, the table seats up to eight guests comfortably. It’s a functional work of art that will make any meal an occasion to remember. ($2,340, modani.com)

 

 

Whimsical Charm

Make a pint-sized splash with this colorful Pink Passion Robe with Rose Trim that can be personalized with a child’s name. With three-quarter sleeves and a built-in sash, it’s a versatile wardrobe addition that can be worn at the beach, pool or during bath time. A playful rose print and pockets for hiding treasures will make this robe every baby’s favorite way to dry off. ($36, whimsicalcharm.com)

 

 

Local Fare

Serve up some holiday cheer with the Nora Fleming Maple Tasting Board. The perfect accessory for any party, this generously sized wooden board can hold everything from crowd-pleasing charcuterie plates to decadent sweet treats. And since no spread is complete without a pop of personality, the ceramic disk contains a spot to display a festive Nora Fleming mini ornament. ($58, oclocalfare.com)

 

 

Room & Board

Bring the benefits of aromatherapy to your loved ones with the Essence One Essential Oil Diffuser. It adds aesthetic appeal with its minimalist style and promotes overall well-being with oils made from natural, non-toxic ingredients. This package comes with one of two fragrance options — Morning Calm with bergamot mint and patchouli or a sweet floral Sleep blend. ($63, roomandboard.com)

 

Roche Bobois

A bold tabletop statement piece standing at 17 inches tall, the Cesti Vase will add a touch of rustic modern charm to any space. Made of red clay earthenware with a water-resistant finish, each vase is turned, cut and enameled by hand. ($775, roche-bobois.com)

 

 

Robert Westley Designs

Elevate cocktail hour with the Corridor 5620 Modern Home Bar Cabinet from BDI Furniture, a modern masterpiece combining understated style and function. Behind the double louvered doors, three shelves offer plenty of space to build a well-stocked bar. The tiered compartments have capacity for up to a dozen wine bottles, while built-in stemware racks can hold both wine and martini glasses. The cabinet comes in three gorgeous finishes: charcoal-stained ash, chocolate-stained walnut or natural walnut. ($4,200, robertwestleydesigns.com)

H. Alora

Wish your loved ones sweet dreams this season with a set of Bellini Fitted Sheets by SDH. Handwoven in Italy, these 100-percent linen sheets are all-natural and have a textured jacquard weave. Choose from five yarn-dyed colors including a crisp ice blue, agave, teak, storm or cadet. ($437 – $662, h-alora.com)

 

Van Brunt Optical Haus

For the style icon in your life, help frame their face with a pair of statement shades like the Magdalena Sunglasses by Barton Perreira. Ultra-thin acetate and Japanese titanium form a flattering butterfly silhouette that adds sophistication and allure to any look. Dress them up or down — these sunglasses are perfect for year-round wear in SoCal. ($615, vanbruntopticalhaus.com)

 

 

Nest Bedding

The perfect night’s rest is within reach with the Easy Breather Pillow that can be adjusted for every sleep style. Filled with eco-friendly shredded memory foam, you can add or remove stuffing to achieve the right fit for back, side or stomach sleepers. A cooling cover made of soft, breathable material makes this pillow a must on any holiday gift list. ($99, nestbedding.com)

 

 

An Extravaganza of Comfort: New Luxury Sectional Collection from Ann Marie Vering

Tis the start of the cozy season and Brown Jordan is bringing a warm welcome with the new collection – MOTO. With plenty of options for your outdoor furnishings, this collection provides a snug feeling perfect for chilly days. 

Brought to you by the award-wining designer, Ann Marie Vering, this assembly reimagines the standard patio seating by adding a layer of luxurious comfort to perfectly fit in with your theme. Exemplary craftmanship of pure metal and lush cushions create a gorgeous fusion for each piece that this collection entails. 

Included in the collection are a few variations of the beloved loveseat with or without side tables to hold your wine-o-clock glasses, a daybed sectional as is or with arm cushions for added comfort, chaise sectional, and a complete sofa.

Stop by Brown Jordan at SOCO + The OC Mix and be greeted with a homey ambiance that this new luxury sectional collection creates. 

 

Episode 10 of SOCO’s Masters of Design: Now Streaming!

The best time of the year is here and whether you’re on the hunt for the ultimate holiday gift, or wanting to spruce up your home with a luxurious touch, Episode 10 of Masters of Design showcases the most extravagant pieces from SOCO + The OC Mix.

Join us as we take you on a tour of SOCO’s world-class design showrooms to see the most stunning and noteworthy pieces, all of which will leave you feeling inspired and ready for the holiday season.

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Roche Bobois:
– LIFT Bar link

Bang & Olufsen:
– Beovision Harmony Television link

PIRCH:
– Blue Star Range link
– Coyote Asado Cooker link

Design Within Reach:
– Karimoku Case Study Dining Table link

H. Alora:
– Vispring Collection link

 


 

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Episode 9 of SOCO’s Masters of Design: Streaming Now!

Today on SOCO’s Masters of Design, we’re diving into a deep conversation with Julie Wilkins and Tamara Stratton of Roomscapes – a world class showroom known for their expertise in exquisite kitchen creations – to discuss rising design trends in the kitchen.
The kitchen is the room you likely start your day with a cup of coffee, prepare meals to nourish you and your family, and end each day telling stories around the kitchen table. Episode 9 gives you the inside scoop on everything you need to feel inspired by the most functional and innovative designs.

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Be sure to check out Roomscapes located at SOCO + The OC Mix today, and call the showroom at 949-448-9627 to book an appointment today.

 


 

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Episode 8 of SOCO’s Masters of Design: Now Streaming!

 

Today’s episode of Masters of Design focuses on how to achieve the perfect living room! The living room is arguably the most important room when it comes to blending style and comfort. Whether you’re relaxing and unwinding at the end of the day, spending time with loved ones, or entertaining guests, it’s the true heart of every home.

Episode 8 is here to show you 7 fundamental steps to curate the living room of your dreams.

 

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Room & Board:
– Metro Sectional link
– Board Games link

Calligaris:
– Dakota Coffee Table link

Bang & Olufsen:
– Exclusive Televisions link

 

The Shade Store:
– Link to all custom window shades

Stark:
– Link to all rugs

Rejuvenation:
– Link to all lighting

 

Introducing Huppé Furniture at GATHER Home Furnishings!

Add a sleek touch to your home with GATHER Home Furnishing’s new collection – a luxurious European line by Huppé Furniture. With an assortment of timeless designs, this contemporary collection seamlessly creates a high-end taste in every setting. 

Huppé crafts distinctive styles, already found in the Canadian home setting, for a bold twist on standard pieces. The lavish brand features combinations of unique materials, textures, and noble woods such as walnut and white oak. 

Based in Canada, the new line offers Italian-made accessories featuring the Charles Sofa & Chair, Wolfgang Hi Back Chair, Wolfgang Dining Arm Chair and Wire Collection, The Laurent Bed, Julie Bed Collection, and the beautiful Links Dining Table, Chair, and Sideboard Collection. 

Visit GATHER Home Furnishings at SOCO + The OC Mix as your one-stop destination for elegant home pieces. 

Greenleaf’s New Healthy Harvest Menu!

Greenleaf Kitchen & Cocktails presents their gorgeous fall feast line-up including small bites and spiked drinks that’ll totally make you pucker. They’ve cooked up a beautiful harvest bowl, fall flatbread, and zesty cauliflower taco with the season’s finest flavors to pair seamlessly with the tart blackberry mule, pomegranate margarita, and the fig & lemon cocktail. 

 

Harvest Bowl

The cool and crisp Harvest Bowl mimics the autumnal weather with its fresh produce and warm toppings. They carefully toss farro, kale, and arugula for the base, and top with grilled citrus chicken, roasted baby beets, butternut squash, sliced apples, dried cranberries, herbed goat cheese, and toasty pepitas drizzled with Charo’s vinaigrette. This bowl is sure to give you all the cozy feels. 

Fall Flatbread

This fan-favorite takes a spin on the classic starter and combines fresh mozzarella, smoky prosciutto, caramelized onions, brussels sprouts, and butternut squash. The Fall Flatbread adds the finishing touches with a thick balsamic glaze and a dusting of shaved parmesan cheese for the perfect fall appetizer. 

Cauliflower Taco 

For a biting take on the typical taco, the roasted cauliflower taco combines roasted cauliflower, creamy avocado, cabbage, chipotle crema, watermelon radish, and toasted pepitas. The pickled watermelon radish wins over the crowd and really rounds up this not so common street snack. 

Blackberry Mule

As blackberry season comes to a close, this crafted cocktail seems to be at its peak. The Blackberry Mule shakes up blue ice vodka, blackberry, a fresh squeeze of lime, and ginger beer for a bubbly twist. This sweet surprise brings just the right amount of tartness and pairs beautifully with the Fall Flatbread.

Pomegranate Margarita

Margaritas and Tacos are everyone’s go-to and the Pomegranate Margarita brings a tangy bite. With reposado, pomegranate, fresh lime juice, and agave, this alluring fusion will be what everyone’s holding during a toast. 

Fig & Lemon Cocktail  

The main event is a sugared delight and definitely unique. This little number combines Bulleit Bourbon, house-made jam, and lemon with a hint of honey served straight. Drink with your meal or create the perfect after dinner sip with the Fig & Lemon Cocktail. 

You won’t want to miss this, so head over to Greenleaf Kitchen + Cocktails and snag these noteworthy cocktails to pair with the tastiest sidekicks while they last!