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.

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Heather Cano- Social Media Maven

No matter who you are, or how serious the conversation is, I will always interrupt to point out a dog.

  • I pulled a fire alarm in first grade because I thought it was a gum ball machine. (I like candy.)

  • I have an insane Yerba Mate tea addiction.

  • I wouldn’t be where I am, or who I am, without my siblings.

  • My sister’s name is Erica, which literally means “heather” in Latin.

  • There are few things I dislike more than shopping.

  • My sister, my brother and I were all born in the same room at the same hospital.

  • I never wear matching socks.

  • I don’t like most fruits… But I love vegetables.

  • I believe in the power of aromatherapy.

  • I truly think the best advice anyone has ever given me is to be kind at every opportunity.

  • I’m the youngest in my family by six years. I always wished for a bigger family- The Narrative Loft is the house full of people that I’ve always wanted.


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!


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David Reynolds- Aussie Chiropath

I grew up in Sydney, Australia. (If you can’t tell by my accent…)

  • I’m a proud Aussie.

  • I gave up Sydney when I fell in love with a New Yorker.

  • But I traded in those New York City winters for Santa Barbara sunshine.

  • Now, I love roller skating along the beautiful beaches of Santa Barbara.

  • Some people know me as David… To others, I am the Master Muffin Maker.

  • I eat a lot of cabbage.

  • Before I became a body-worker, I was a teacher.

  • The combined age of my children is more than 206.

  • I always find life to be a wondrous and mysterious adventure.

  • My latest endeavor is martial arts.

  • We are all travelers in life and The Narrative Loft has become my spaceship.

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.