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Save the Mermaids, Save the Ocean

Save the Mermaids, Save the Ocean

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.

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work!

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work!

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.

Santa Barbara Spotlight: The Funk Zone

Santa Barbara Spotlight: The Funk Zone

Hey all you Santa Barbara locals and visitors... If you haven't heard of The Funk Zone yet then you're in for a treat! We are excited to call The Funk Zone The Narrative Loft's home. So in honor of this area, we wanted to share a few of our Funk Zone favorites with you...

Dog Moms Are Moms Too!

Dog Moms Are Moms Too!

In honor of Mother's Day this Sunday, we wanted to give a "BARK"out to all the dog moms in the world! Don't forget that pets can be kids too. So whether two-legged or four-legged, Mother's Day should celebrate all the moms who love and support their kids. 

From Pain to Gain

From Pain to Gain

We are always excited to welcome back Foundation Training to our Santa Barbara Loft for another certification experience. In addition to featuring members of the Foundation Training team, we wanted to remind you of the powerful journey you experience both during and after a Foundation certification.

Own Your Power with 3rdNut

Own Your Power with 3rdNut

Within each of us is a warrior waiting to be discovered. Power and strength are all in the eye of the beholder; whether it is expressed through yoga, backpacking, marathoning, or music, it is all up to you. 3rdNut helps you honor that power.

Jamming at The Jam Event 2017

Jamming at The Jam Event 2017

What a night! The Jam Event 2017, put on by Wild Heart Events and Amazing Days Events was absolutely spectacular. It was a showcase for event professionals put on by event professionals from across Southern California. A place to showcase everyone's rock solid skills. 

"The Power of Being a Teenager" TEDx Youth Event

"The Power of Being a Teenager" TEDx Youth Event

Back in early 2015, as sophomores in high school Zoe Reifel and Gabriela Goldberg set out alter the scenery and change the status quo for local teenagers. They set out to create a platform for the youth to inspire and empower one another by sharing their ideas, innovations and discoveries. Thus TEDx Youth at The Funk Zone was born. 

Let's Get Married!

Let's Get Married!

Its out! The Santa Barbara Independent's much anticipated "Annual Wedding Issue" is printed and scattered about the town in coffee shops and cafes. From local couples to out-of-town destination weddingers, the Santa Barbara event industry is thriving. Not to mention the numerous talented and creative event professionals that call this area home. There is a pull-out resource guide (a sort of YellowPages- wedding edition) featuring yours truly. Plus countless other venues, caterers, planners and musicians like our girl DJ Darla Bea A.K.A. our "Queen Event Coordinator." 

TEDx Santa Barbara Live Success!

TEDx Santa Barbara Live Success!

That's a wrap! The second edition of TEDx Santa Barbara Live went off without a hitch. Once a year, the greatest movers and shakers of our time bring their bright ideas to a live audience on the TED stage. The chance to get a seat in that live audience is slim picking. Luckily the production team of TEDx Santa Barbara Live is on a mission to bring that experience to our local community. It was an action-packed two days, with people coming and going during the live simulcast from Vancouver. We are so happy to have been the host location for the second year in a row, another fantastic event in the books. We can't wait for next year!

Montecito Urban Farms and Chapala Gardens welcome NYC powerhouse Stephen Ritz

Montecito Urban Farms and Chapala Gardens welcome NYC powerhouse Stephen Ritz

Todd Mehl and Alex Thompson of Montecito Urban Farms in Summerland, CA partnered with Chapala Gardens owners, Sandy and Joy Kelly for this fantastic night of amazing food and an inspiring talk with Stephen Ritz.  Members of the Juice Plus family joined the Santa Barbara community to soak in the energy and ideas of Stephen Ritz...

On the Verge of something awesome!

On the Verge of something awesome!

A theater company that utilizes local unconventional spaces, produces bold theatrical pieces, and works to bring theatre to people and places that wouldn't ordinarily get to experience this type of art. The Narrative Loft is so excited to be one of the venues of this year's On the Verge festival.

Film Screening May 1st!

Film Screening May 1st!

We are excited to announce an upcoming film screening here at The Narrative! Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Miss Representation, "exposes how mainstream media contributes to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America.

Pop up wine and beer dinner!

Pop up wine and beer dinner!

Our friends at Ventura Rental Party Center and Seasons Catering hosted a rad pop up wine and beer dinner. It was a night full of good company, great drinks and fantastic food. The event featured local wine from Tooth & Nail Winery as well as beer from Surf Brewery. It was a five course dinner, with delicious food crafted by Seasons Catering. They are making it a monthly occasion, with one hopefully taking place here at The Narrative sometime soon. Stay tuned!

Piyo for Fat Tuesday

Piyo for Fat Tuesday

From Brazil to Belgium, the Netherlands to New Orleans, streets are full of life and laughter. The world is feasting, drinking and celebrating the last day before Lent, a period of fasting that ends the day before Easter. Meanwhile here at the loft, a group of lovely ladies, including some Narrative staff were getting their hearts pumping instead of their stomachs.