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Arc Team Will Open Boutique Restaurants

Source: The Orange Country Register

A Jolly SOCO Holidays Celebration!

A Jolly SOCO Holidays Celebration!

It was a perfect holiday weekend to share the merry with friends and family here at SOCO Collection and The OC Mix. There was live music by Trevor Wesley, a real snow fall by our friends at 24 Carrots Catering, and the Party Karacter’s Elsa and Ana from Frozen were spreading the holiday cheer!   […]

Congratulations to Taco Maria – Brad A. Johnson’s 2014 Restaurant of the Year

Congratulations to Taco Maria – Brad A. Johnson’s 2014 Restaurant of the Year

We are thrilled to announce that Taco Maria has won Brad A. Johnson’s 2014 Restaurant Of The Year! This is an amazing accomplishment as Bad is the only critic in America to win both the James Beard Award (2008) and the Cordon Bleu World Food Media Award (2010) for best restaurant critic, Brad Johnson eats […]

HD Buttercup has arrived!

HD Buttercup has arrived!

Do you love design-conscious home furnishings? Us too, and we could’t be happier to have HD Buttercup open a 50,000-square-foot showroom at SOCO Collection this Black Friday! This is HD Buttercup’s third location, after Los Angeles and San Francisco, which opened in 2005 and 2010 respectively. ” We are beyond thrilled to bring HD Buttercup to the […]

Black Friday this FRIDAY! Join us…

Black Friday this FRIDAY! Join us…

Black Friday is happening at The OC Mix and SOCO Collection this Friday with early opening hours, plus deals, deals, deals! Don’t forget to join us on Small Business Saturday too! Here’s a list of what to expect on Black Friday… Design Within Reach The Herman Miller Sale From November 24 through December 15, save 15% and […]

Apolis Global Sets Up Shop at Cloth & Metal: OC MARKETPLACE

The globally-conscious goods creators Apolis Global set up shop at The OC Mix’s Men’s boutique Cloth & Metal last Thursday showcasing and array of impressive product with a story to tell. Co-founder Shea Parton (a Costa Mesa native) was on hand for a live conversation with all the grand opening attendees along with owner of Cloth […]

Home for the Holidays Costa Mesa Home Tour on December 4th

Home for the Holidays Costa Mesa Home Tour on December 4th

Who doesn’t love a good peek inside a stunning home? We do! The Costa Mesa High School Foundation presents Home For The Holidays 1st Annual Home Tour on Thursday, December 4th from 10am – 3pm. There will be 5 unique Costa Mesa homes paired with local designers, holiday decorators, along with furnishing stores and landscapers. […]

NCL Shopping with a Heart November 20th

NCL Shopping with a Heart November 20th

The National Charity League invites you, your family, and friends to join us for the Annual Holiday Boutique this Thursday, November 20th in celebration of ‘Shopping With A Heart’. Between 9am – 3pm shop the annual holiday boutique at SOCO in The OC Mix. Over 20 vendors SOCO and The OC Mix retailers will be […]

Don’t be late! Tea For Tots This Saturday At Smocking Birds

Don’t be late! Tea For Tots This Saturday At Smocking Birds

Don’t be late! It’s a very important date…Saturday, November 8th 5-7pm is Tea for Tots Tea Party and Fashion Show is at Smocking Birds Baby Boutique here at The OC Mix. Expect adorable models, prizes, tea from Seventh Tea Bar, sandwiches from 24 Carrots Cartering, & cake from our neighbors at Susies Cakes Bakery. The Party […]

Get Spooky! #PeinturePumpkin Photo Booth Contest

Get Spooky! #PeinturePumpkin Photo Booth Contest

It’s Halloween here at The OC Mix and spooky things are happening around every corner. Our friends at Peinture Studios have created this Halloween photo booth vignette complete with custom chalk painted pumpkins using Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint and Antique Gold Stencil Crème by Royal Stencils…so many DIY ideas in one little corner! The best […]

New in the Mix…MIEL

New in the Mix…MIEL

They’re new at The OC Mix, but these two young female entrepreneurs are aces in style and the perfect mix of New York chic paired with California classic, and after this Q&A it’s easy to see why. We caught up with the store’s owners earlier this week to talk shop and play a little dress […]

It’s Official! Portola Coffee Lab named 2015 Micro Roaster of the Year

It’s Official! Portola Coffee Lab named 2015 Micro Roaster of the Year

  Congratulations to our friends at the Portola Coffee Lab who have been named 2015 Micro Roaster of the Year by Roast Magazine. The annual competition honors the industry’s most talented specialty coffee roasters across the country, and every year, one small-scale roaster producing less than 100,000 pounds of coffee annually is named Micro Roaster […]

Ripple Kids in Action Fall 2014 – Sunday, October 19th

Ripple Kids in Action Fall 2014 – Sunday, October 19th

Join us this Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at SOCO and The OC Mix in Costa Mesa between 12:00PM to 3:00PM for a FREE, fun-filled family and community event – Ripple Kids In Action Fall 2014! Ripple Kids is an Orange County-based nonprofit seeking to inspire and empower kids to take action in their communities. Enjoy […]

Indie Chefs Week Is Coming – Win Two Tickets For October 17th

Indie Chefs Week Is Coming – Win Two Tickets For October 17th

Indie Chefs Week is next week! Who wants to win two tickets valued at $350 for Friday, October 17th at Taco Maria? Share your inner Chef! Take a picture of your culinary creation and use hashtag #IndieChefsWeek on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter for a chance to win the two tickets gifted by OC Baking Company. Creativity […]

Dreams of Being a Rockstar Turned into the Reality of a Record Store

Dreams of Being a Rockstar Turned into the Reality of a Record Store

He has played guitar for over 16 years and loves art, music and hard to find collectibles. Meet Alex Forsythe, owner of Analog, a vintage shop specializing in vinyl, turntables and other music accessories. Having grown up in Newport, he was introduced to Portola Coffee Lab and thus, The OC Mix. Analog is a spot […]

In Cahoots On Cheese

In Cahoots On Cheese

What is one of the most intriguing, different, variety-filled shops at the Mix? Well, this could be debatable as to what you come to the Mix seeking, but if you’re wanting a unique lunch, look no further than The Cellar Cheese Shop. The shop is filled with delicious scents of fresh cheese (and bread too) […]