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.


Catherine Masi- Social Media Maven

A California transplant from New England, I've found that the East Coast grounds me and the West Coast frees me.

  • I've always got a secret creative project going.

  • You can find me wherever the dogs and kids are at parties.

  • I wear a lot of black because I'm clumsy and I gravitate toward stuff that stains.

  • Happiest eating food with people I love.

  • I met The Hulk when I was 4 and David Bowie when I was 20. Equally epic.

  • Flowers and vintage, vintage and flowers.

  • I'm the youngest of six kids in an Italian family, which makes me both a social butterfly and a lover of total solitude.

  • I'm a sentimental freak.

  • Identify as a Romantic Physicist, an appreciator of science with the mind of a daydreamer.

  • I flock with kind hearts.

  • The Narrative Loft is a reminder of infinite possibilities within our community.


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!


Emma Casson- Event Relations

I was born in the U.K but my hearts in Santa Barbara.

  • I'm my happiest self on travels to new adventures (but always appreciative to come back home).

  • I LOVE meeting new people! Happy people, kind people - the good peeps.

  • Coffee is my blood type

  • Getting outside is the best way to shake a funky day. Oh and wine. Wine is good too.

  • I dislike cinnamon.

  • I strongly dislike red bubbles on iPhones.

  • I believe everyone should work in the service industry at some point in their lives - tip accordingly and say please!

  • I love doing laundry but folding is my nemesis.

  • Every room needs plants - all the plants!

  • I have zero social media and never have.

  • My love and loved ones are my best qualities - they'd tell you the same.

  • The Narrative Loft is my happy place - the feel good, come in, get comfortable and stay a while kinda happy place.

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.