We are so inspired by the incredible stories of love and commitment that have been shared with us- like the one of Catherine and Phil. After 6 years together, they got married at the beautiful Sunken Gardens of the Santa Barbara Courthouse.
The first day of the month means pretty much everything is going to be pumpkin-spice, and, for some reason, Monster Mash is always stuck in your head. Even though the bad Halloween puns are everywhere, they’re a small price to pay for the free candy. I guess you can’t skele-run from the bad skele-puns.
Back in August, the lovely people from Mayesh Wholesale Florists held one of their “Curate & Create” workshops at The Narrative Loft as a part of their U.S. flower workshop tour. The five-date tour featured the amazing Kaylee Young of Flourish by Kay, a floral design business based in Portland, Oregon.
Whether you’ve been trying to get your friends to go on that 10 mile hike with you, or if Sunday brunch (*cough* mimosas *cough*) is more your pace, Santa Barbara has long been known as the perfect place to get away when you’re in desperate need of some rest and relaxation. But now, the fun doesn’t need to stop after the sun goes down. We have some new friends in town that will help keep the party going long into the night, and even into the early hours of the morning.
The founders of Save the Mermaids, a nonprofit organization that started with an eager group of girls, grew into something bigger than what they could have imagined.
We were able to watch an awesome demonstration of teamwork in person back in June! The Narrative Loft had the honor of welcoming the incredible Tai Sunnanon to our space as he led an informational workshop and discussion for nonprofit leaders, executives and board members.
Upon stepping into our creative space, all clocks changed to Island Time! Palm leaves and hula skirts adorned the walls, getting everyone in the spirit. The ambiance could not have been more perfect for this hula holiday, from the authentic decorations to the perfect island lighting, courtesy of Bella Vista Designs.' colorful creations.
Last night, up and coming artist, Conor Scheinberg, showcased his creative talent at The Narrative. Conor planned every detail of the event as his senior project for Laguna Blanca School. As an artist, Conor considers himself an abstract expressionist and looks to everything around him for inspiration.
As one of the biggest buildings in Santa Barbra, all of our spaces total at over 23,000 square feet. What originally started out as a "lemon-packing" plant has now turned into the homes of some of the area's best businesses. We love working next to so many talented people, meet the companies all below!
This past weekend our friends of Santa Barbara Middle School hosted their annual school dance at The Narrative. Students from grades 6th through 9th came for a night of dancing and fun to enjoy in our event space.
After a few years exploring other opportunities, we are excited to welcome back Rachel to The Narrative family! She is back and better than ever, handling all of our event operations. When she describes herself in three words, she is LOUD, funny, and compassionate, and we are so happy to have her energy once again in our creative space.
Colette and Palmer transformed our creative space into a wedding wonderland. Natural hues with bright floral accents decorated our event space from wall-to-wall. Each detail was very personal to the couple, with polaroid photo lines of their adventures all around our event space, as well as their initials adorning the décor.
Brian McLaren is a man of many talents! As an author, teacher, and speaker, Brian had a lot of his own wisdom to impart on this community. He focused on the topics of his newly released book, The Great Spiritual Migration, to lead the discussion of this special one night event.
Our event space transformed into a charming scene with the most eloquent details. Milk and Honey Rentals helped bring the vintage feel to life with a comfy lounge area for everyone to enjoy. Cream hues with pops of pink, purple and blue coated The Narrative from wall to wall exuding the most happy and positive vibes for this celebration of love!