The Narrative brings the eclectic feel of a downtown NYC loft right into the heart of Santa Barbara.

The clean layout of the studio allows our clients to effortlessly turn their dreams into reality around them.  This versatility has made it possible for us to host everything from beautiful wedding receptions, creative corporate retreats as well as fun and festive birthday parties.

An abundance of windows adds to the spacious feel and also brings in incredible natural light.  Of course all the windows are equipped with blackout shades, which allow complete control of lighting.

We want your experience at The Narrative to be relaxed and enjoyable, so we eliminate the need to worry about the little things. Not only will our capable staff gladly help you coordinate your event, additional amenities include but are not limited to: Wi-Fi, A/V projector, A/C and heat, a large parking lot, high ceilings, additional kitchen space, cute puppies to make you smile, a Sonos surround sound music system and lots of aloha!


Michelle Lee- Chief Narration Officer

I was born in the most isolated population center on the face of the earth.

  • My favorite color is rainbow.
  • I don’t like chocolate but I could eat popcorn everyday.
  • The only time I run is if someone is chasing me or I’m chasing a little white ball down a soccer field.
  • I always sing in the shower. But never the right lyrics or the right key.
  • I taught a Sherpa the Running Man on the Himalayas in Nepal.
  • I can recite the longest word in the dictionary. 
  • Blue skies and sunshine make me happy.
  • Creating photographs makes me even happier.
  • I put my stuffed animals under a tree and took my first photo when I was five.
  • I have really big feet. My friends think I should be a better surfer.
  • Wonder Woman is my hero. So is the Dalai Lama.
  • I’m afraid of snakes, Spam and fake plants.
  • I love people and I love sharing their stories.
  • The Narrative Loft is one of my favorite places on the planet.

Alisa Wilcox- Queen of Kicking Butt

I arrived in Santa Barbara fourteen years ago after throwing a dart at a map.

  • I have a legit tea addiction.
  • I run, hike, and swim often, yet never with any semblance of speed.
  • I was kicked out of ballet class at age 6 because I wouldn't take off my soccer shinguards.
  • I went to Kindergarten with a Scottish accent, thanks to my Glaswegian mum.
  • I have scared bears away with pots and pans, yet I run away from angry Chihuahuas.
  • I have a serious fear of revolving doors. I always get stuck!
  • I write for a living and always trip over the name Issac. Issaac?  Isaac?  Isacc?  
  • If you have a weak handshake, I will probably blog about you.
  • I find value in people, experiences and adversity.
  • The Narrative Loft inspires me with creative energy, and the best tea selection this side of the Mississippi! 

Tai Kerbs- Goddess of Creativity

I'm from Kansas and yes, there's no place like home and yes...

  • I actually have seen the yellow brick road, Dorothy's house and tornadoes.  
  • I'm a California girl with a Midwest heart.
  • I think I was a gypsy in a past life.
  • Love is my favorite thing to photograph and I strive to make it my specialty.
  • I believe in angels & karma & astrology fascinates me.
  • I have a terrible memory so I like to take pictures.
  • I can run and jump on a horse bare back.
  • I think meditating is the secret to life.
  • Sugar is my favorite food and biggest addiction.
  • I have the sweetest black boxer fur baby on the planet...her name is Ula & Siri autocorrects her name to "love" (which is actually true...Siri is so smart!)
  • Dancing is my favorite form of exercise. It recently overthrew yoga for that title.
  • I was named after (an amazing) Olympic ice skater.  I also met her in Santa Barbara this year.
  • I don't like to capitalize my name.
  • The Narrative Loft is my new home, sweet home (away from home) and it feels perfect!

Kat Pavlovic- Co Pilot/Venue Coordinator

I was born in a little town called Los Angeles, but call Santa Barbara home.

  • I grew up in like the Valley, so i'm like technically like a totes like Valley Girl.
  • My favorite color is blue. 
  • Diane Arbus was the catalyst to my photography start.
  • I see everything as a photograph.
  • I don't have a middle name.
  • I have a huge crush on Johnny Depp, borderline obsessive.
  • I'm deathly afraid of the ocean, yet I want to go cage diving with sharks.
  • Music and Mother Nature are my religion.
  • I have a Chihuahua, named Martini, that I carry around like a parrot.
  • I still LOVE Disney movies.
  • I don't eat meat, but I do eat bacon.
  • Breakfast is acceptable all hours of the day.  
  • I have an infatuation with plants and sunsets.
  • If it were up to me, we would all live in a Hello Kitty World. 
  • I do believe in Love at first sight, and that's how I felt about The Narrative Loft.

Jenny Swanson- Social Media Maven

Born where the mountains meet the sea, proud to still call it my home.

  • Music makes my heart tick! If the beat is good, dance.
  • My favorite place in the world is a desert at sunrise.
  • The outdoors sure make me a happy camper.
  • I wish thunderstorms were a regular thing here in Santa Barbara.
  • Adventure is my middle name.
  • Sunshine, salty air, and sandy hair make me smile. 
  • Good food is my bliss... I can never get enough eggs or Thai food! 
  • My favorite color is any that I can find in a sunset.
  • I may not have a green thumb, but I have a green heart. I love the art of making plants thrive!
  • I get satisfaction when I create something from nothing. I pride myself on being thrifty.
  • People fascinate and inspire me everyday.
  • The Narrative Loft makes me feel oh so happy and spurs my creativity. It's an amazing place to be!

Bryce Marshall- Estrogen Leveler

I've lived in 3 houses during my lifetime, all of them within half a mile of each other.

  • I was born with my umbilical cord choking me.
  • My mom once told me not to step in cow crap, so I stepped in cow crap.
  • I believe learning from experience is the best way.
  • I've lost 2 GoPro’s into the ocean in 2 days.
  • Big clouds make me excited.
  • My favorite food is ketchup and fave color is ginger.
  • People say I’m cheap but I like to call it financially enlightened.
  • The speakers in my living room are loud enough for a concert.
  • The only time I eat cereal is at night.
  • There’s nobody more ticklish than me.
  • I aspire to become a stay at home dad.
  • There’s no genre of music I don’t listen to and if I’m not listening to music, I’m probably asleep or trying to make music.
  • I tried to be vegetarian once but then Michelle showed me the best gyros in town.
  • 90% of the good things in my life are from complete luck, being a part of The Narrative Loft is one of them.

Mai'a- Director of Barketing

Once I tried to dig a hole to China. 
So lucky I ended up in Santa Barbara instead.

  • My full name is Mai'a Papaya, but my friends usually just sniff my butt or call me Mai'a.
  • When I was eight weeks old, a man who smelled like cheese tried to sell me for ten dollars.
  • My name means banana in Hawaiian.
  • Those who know me know the name fits me well.
  • I get excited, like really excited!
  • My dream bubble includes peanut butter Kongs, car rides and finally catching my tail.
  • If there’s a puddle on the floor, I most certainly am not responsible.  
  • I am The Narrative Loft’s official mascot, greeter and lover of all things 2 feet and lower. (Guard your shoe laces!)


Ready to come check out the loft?

The Narrative Loft
1 N Calle Cesar Chavez, #240
Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Name *


From the North:

Take the Garden St. exit
Turn right on Garden
Turn left on Cabrillo
Turn left on Calle Cesar Chavez
Turn left on Quinientos (into the parking lot)- *the street sign is only on the right side of the street.
The Narrative Loft  is 50 yards up on the right. Look for our sign and red awning. 

From the South:

Take the Garden St. exit
Turn left on Garden
Turn left on Cabrillo
Turn left on Calle Cesar Chavez
Turn left on Quinientos (into the parking lot)- *the street sign is only on the right side of the street.
The Narrative Loft  is 50 yards up on the right. Look for our sign and red awning.