The Narrative brings the eclectic feel of a downtown, second floor, NYC loft right into the heart of Santa Barbara. We are old-school and there is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs...

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!
Rachel Taylor

Rachel Taylor- Event Coordinator

My dog Bennie is truly the most perfect dog. No, but really.

  • Pilates, barre and running, always.
  • The Pacific NorthWest (specifically Portland, Oregon) is my home ….
  • But Santa Barbara is where I belong.
  • I own a boutique Floral Design business.
  • I am obsessed with architecture and interiors.
  • I don’t have a favorite food, I like it all.
  • I am a Certified Sommelier (wine geek).
  • I believe in timing.
  • My friends are my family.
  • I wouldn’t be who I am without my siblings.
  • I am a middle child with no middle name.
  • I am terrified of heights.
  • I love mornings, decaf coffee and bananas.
  • Some day I want to live in the countryside and live off the land!
  • The Narrative Loft and the people that fill it are everything to me, I love you guys.



Jessica Smith- Social Media Maven

The sun makes me the most happy, which is why I chose to attend UCSB!

  • Everyone in my family shares a birthday with someone else in my family.
  • I have a fraternal twin sister. We look nothing alike and people often don’t believe us.
  • I once hiked the entire span of Catalina Island in three days.
  • After many failed attempts, I now believe I make the perfect chocolate chip cookie!
  • I love collaging photos and try to make them for all my friend's birthdays. 
  • I have traveled to almost every island of Hawaii (I thought I had hit every one, but Michelle informed me otherwise!). 
  • I could live off of tacos every day for the rest of my life.... or pad thai from The SB Public Market’s Empty Bowl. 
  • The Narrative Loft is the perfect place for me to release my creativity and I can't wait to see what projects are to come!

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.