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Empowering Female Business Owners: The Soul Success Summit Returns to The Narrative Loft!

When a group of women who specialize in creating momentum in their own businesses and helping other women do the same come together in one room, the energy is contagious.  

The Soul Success Summit came to The Narrative Loft for the second consecutive year and this year, they hosted two action-packed back-to-back weekends (in March and April) of learning, sharing and implementing powerful business strategies aimed at helping online business owners grow their revenue like wildfire.  

This event co-hosted by Alisa Wilcox and Megan McCann was aided largely by the help of local event professionals, Robin Elander and Zohe Felici and also remote team members, Jessica Hansen in Scappoose, Oregon and Winslow Vail in Sun Valley, Idaho.  The team met weekly for 9 months, sourcing Speakers, organizing activities and creating content for this powerful weekend program. Speakers came from all over the country (and a few came internationally) to share their zone of genius with the group.

Each day started with Yoga and Mediation and then the Speakers took the stage, excited to teach, share and motivate as the audience listened, took vigorous notes and asked questions.  Many of the attendees and Speakers hit the beach during lunch time and returned ready to soak in all the business and mindset guidance that was being presented.

On Saturday night, the group changed into cocktail attire and came back together at the Narrative Loft for a wine reception.  The space that hosted a formal conference during the day was transformed into a swanky evening party space complete with delicious food, white lights and cocktail music.  

Here’s what some of the wonderful Summit women had to say about the Loft…

“The Narrative Loft is a beautifully eclectic and warm space that invites love, inspiration, and possibility to be present for all attendees. From the decor to the wide, open spaces, to the energy of the owner, it is the perfect space to host meetings, retreats, receptions, and any event where connection and inspiration are desired! - Gladys Diaz - Heart’s Desire International

The loft provide provides an energy that my product line naturally vibrates at. It was the perfect backdrop for my display and photo shoot! So inspiring and magical! Thank you!! - Tobey Terry - Naked Soul Beauty

The Narrative Loft is such a beautiful space with a warm feel. The owner, Michelle Lee, is genuine and inviting and her care is evident in the space. It is a wide open space, with warm wooden floors and charm everywhere you turn. It’s the perfect place for a gathering, photo shoot, meetings and anything you can imagine. - Kai Alday - The Business Confidante

Warm & inviting, the Narrative Loft is great place to host intimate events especially for authors who want to host a book launch or do a reading. I already want to go back to Cali to host my own event. - Jackie Harris - Creative Werks

I loved the look and feel of The Narrative Loft! The flow of the space is very flexible to accommodate a variety of different types of events. Michelle Lee is a pleasure to work with and I am planning to have an event there this June. - Angela West

Thank you for bringing your group to the Narrative Loft. We look forward to seeing all the magic that comes out of this fantastic group!

Photography by Tai Kerbs



Dream Big with Arbonne

Dream Big with Arbonne

We’re not sure about you, but this winter in Santa Barbara has been cold- like, really cold- and it’s making us want to stay in bed, curled up under the covers with a cup of hot cocoa. 

The need for a self care day and pampering is perfect for this cold weather. We might even know some cool people that can help! 

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.

Procore's Christmas Party Hop

Procore's Christmas Party Hop

Santa Barbara based, construction management software company, Procore, joined us at the loft to eat, drink, and be merry! In celebration of each other and their 2016 successes, the bunch gathered for a Christmas party hop. 

Global Competence Summit — Education Innovation

Global Competence Summit — Education Innovation

Members of our local community colleges converged at The Narrative to find innovative ways to improve our local education system and strengthen students' preparedness for life in our ever-changing world. 

2016 Events Spring Recap

2016 Events Spring Recap

Can you believe we are almost a third of the way through 2016? Neither can we. Over the last three and a half months we have had the most fantastic events here to date! It is an absolute blast seeing the variety of events taking place here and we have crafted our space with that exact idea in mind. Our space is a blank canvas that people can come create their own unique story in. Check out a few of 2016's one-of-a-kind events!

Tech Talks

Tech Talks

The Santa Barbara marketing community ascended on the loft for a night of pizza, beer and networking. Opportunities to meet new faces in the field were abound, as well as the opportunity to gain insight and expertise from leaders in the tech marketing sphere. The main feature were presentations from a few of the marketing heads at AppFolioOntraport, and Invoca on ways to improve and streamline marketing methods.

AppFolio Kickoff Dinner

AppFolio Kickoff Dinner

Everyone was dressed to impress for AppFolio's kick-off party that launched a week of fun events for the group. The dreamy decor was not far behind in style points as Bella Vista Designs transformed the space with string lights, silk drapery and white paper lanterns, a match made in heaven with our timber beams and floors. The cool vibe transcended to every inch of the loft, especially the lounge area which Town and Country decked with a classy couch set. Omni Catering warmed guests souls with their signature grilled-cheese sandwiches before bringing out the food coma sealer, a build your own ice cream sandwich station! A shout out to Scott Gibson Photography for the great photos! 

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!

Strategically Speaking: The Live Workshop

Strategically Speaking: The Live Workshop

Courageous. Honest. Honorable. Kymberlee Weil A.K.A. Strategic Samurai embodies all the traits of a Samurai and is a role model for women and men alike. Whether she's training in Hapkido, speaking at a seminar, or producing a TEDx event, she kicks some serious butt! She held a workshop here that was an action-packed speaker training experience.

Procore Extravaganza!

Procore Extravaganza!

Procore celebrated their sales kickoff with a cocktail party that went late into the night. Santa Barbara's own Beta Play rocked the loft with some original tunes and covers from bands like Talking Heads and Uptown Funk. Elite Disk Jockeys also kept the group grooving with their selection of songs. Luners Production Services setup the stage lighting and audio turning the loft into an awesome concert venue. 

Invoca Video Shoot

Invoca Video Shoot

Invoca's marketing department and Hed Hi Media (all the way from beautiful Charleston, South Carolina!) came to the Narrative to do a video shoot. This was in preparation for Invoca's Call Intelligence Summit, a three-day event where customers come to network and learn more about Invoca's product.

May the force of Graphiq be with you

May the force of Graphiq be with you

Local tech company Graphiq joined us at The Narrative for their annual team offsite event. They spent the entire day here team building and playing games. They had a "build the best sandwich" station set up outside our door and even a water balloon toss. 

TEDx Santa Barbara success!

TEDx Santa Barbara success!

TED is a nonprofit that began in 1984 as a place where technology, entertainment and design converged. They are devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks that today cover almost all topics , from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages.

Work Bubble launch party!

Work Bubble launch party!

Work Bubble is a new business with aspirations to become the future of job seeking. By streamlining and personalizing the hiring process they have created a platform that is more productive than a resume could ever be and are making it easy for career seekers and employers to find each other.

240 Studio is now The Narrative Loft!

240 Studio is now The Narrative Loft!

We are a creative space for Santa Barbara events and photography: a place to tell your story! To eliminate any confusion, we're still located at the same place we are just a new and improved version of ourselves. Michelle Lee is going to remain as the space's creative leader and we will continue to provide a beautiful photography space and amazing event venue.