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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! 

So Far, So Good

So Far, So Good

January is (finally) almost over, and hats off to you if you’re still putting on your running shoes every morning! We’re all familiar with the challenge to come up with resolutions for the new year, but you don’t have to wait until January 1st to work on yourself.

Foundation Training & Warrior Wellness Solutions

Foundation Training & Warrior Wellness Solutions

A couple weeks ago, Eric and a few members of the Foundation Training team worked with guest star Elijah Sacra for a video highlighting a few exercises designed for pain relief. Elijah Sacra is a US Marine Corps Veteran that has continued to serve our country through Warrior Wellness Solutions, a nonprofit organization based in North Carolina.

Aubree's Spooky Halloween Treat

Aubree's Spooky Halloween Treat

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.

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.

A Wedding for the Ages

A Wedding for the Ages

Remember Tammy and Chris' wedding? How could you not! The now Mr. and Mrs. Lechner tied the knot at the beautiful Santa Barbara Courthouse on March 11, 2017, only to continue the fun and frivolity at The Narrative Loft post-ceremony.

Purpose Through Empowerment - Visionary Photoshoot

Purpose Through Empowerment - Visionary Photoshoot

A group of truly inspirational ladies joined us in our Santa Barbara loft for a photoshoot last week. Zhena Muzyka is the author of "Life By the Cup", and a publisher at Enliven Books, an imprint of Simon and Schuster.

Ringing in The New Year Right - Stephanie and Ariel Tie The Knot

Ringing in The New Year Right - Stephanie and Ariel Tie The Knot

The Narrative Loft's first wedding of the year is in the history books and wow did it ring in 2017 right. Stephanie and Ariel celebrated the new year and the beginning of their life together surrounded by friends and family after saying their I dos in our loft space. 

A Jambalaya Kind of Christmas

A Jambalaya Kind of Christmas

The crew from local restaurant Cajun Kitchen were treated right with a night of holiday festivities. Taking a break from serving the Santa Barbara community delicious comfort food, they got down and let loose at The Narrative. 

Hold Me Closer "Tina" Dancer Birthday Bash

Hold Me Closer "Tina" Dancer Birthday Bash

From the disco balls to the album covers scattered about, this 50th birthday bash was an ode to a time when music mattered and an awesome human being was born.  We were taken back to 1966, the year when miss Tina graced the world with her presence.  

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. 

Megan & Adrian's Tavern Turned Lofty Wedding

Megan & Adrian's Tavern Turned Lofty Wedding

Tying the knot in a place that's close to home and close to the heart escalates a ceremony to another plane of romance. Newlyweds Megan and Adrian did just that by saying I do right down the road from their lovely abode, at Cold Springs Tavern, a place the couple has frequented over the years. 

Learning How to Talk the Talk With Kymberlee Weil

Learning How to Talk the Talk With Kymberlee Weil

Just about everything in life goes along with the saying practice makes perfect. Having an awesome coach by your side makes excellence even more achievable.  For professionals looking to hone their public speaking skills and personal narratives, Kymberlee Weil, (a.k.a. Strategic Samurai), is that mentor.  

All Aboard Aislyn & Jeannie's Santa Barbara Love Boat Wedding

All Aboard Aislyn & Jeannie's Santa Barbara Love Boat Wedding

The first stop on this love parade was El Capitan Beach for a striking fall sunset ceremony complete with beautiful ukulele accompaniment by Chris Wooley.  As another gorgeous Santa Barbara sun set beyond the horizon, the bunch made their way to our space, The Narrative Loft.  

The Low Down with Erin Low of Foundation Training

The Low Down with Erin Low of Foundation Training

Program Director, Erin Low has helped pave the way for the reach and impact Foundation Training has had on transforming minds, bodies and lives since 2012, when Foundation Training started having trainer certifications. Read our blog on Erin and get to know her.

A LOVEly day with Sweethearts Marcell and Alison

A LOVEly day with Sweethearts Marcell and Alison

After tying the knot at the Presidio Chapel in downtown Santa Barbara these love bugs scurried to The Narrative Loft to start celebrating.  

I Do's for Breakfast? Yes Please!

I Do's for Breakfast? Yes Please!

Watching the sunrise on a rooftop in Santa Barbara.  Breakfast at Breakfast Culture Club, the hottest new joint in town.  A party at a supercool loft space with your closest friends and family by your side and you have a recipe for one of the best days ever.

Swooning Over This Celebration

Swooning Over This Celebration

From the milk and cookie station, to the heavenly blooms scattered about, everything little thing about Sara and Anthony's celebration has us head over heels. Day of coordinators Jennifer and Natasha from Swoon California wowed with their attention to detail. After the bride and groom said their vows looking out over the Santa Barbara Harbor at Santa Barbara City College the whole party jumped on  Santa Barbara Trolley Company 's trolley and made their way to The Narrative. They boogied the night away to beats from DJ Darla Bea, sipped on hand-crafted delights from The Good Lion and no Santa Barbara party is complete without.

Lindsay and Edward's Dreamy Romance

Lindsay and Edward's Dreamy Romance

Some days love will burn so intensely everything around it will catch fire. Mostly it will be a blissful seventy-five and sunny and true love will always endure. Congratulations Lindsay and Edward may your love continue to grow from here to eternity. This celebration of love was absolutely stunning with the help from a stellar group of vendors. Friend of the bride, Julie Alexander stepped up as day-of-coordinator to make this special day run smoothly. Amigo Party Rentals created the rustic atmosphere with their gorgeous full-length wood tables and Becky of Haute Blossoms adorned them with her floral masterpieces adding a romantic flair. Adding to the fun of the evening were amazing bartenders Jude and Travis from Top Shelf Events making the party go off without a hitch! 

Officially a Teenager - Makena's 13th Birthday

Officially a Teenager - Makena's 13th Birthday

A group of teens ascended on The Narrative to celebrate Makena's milestone birthday. There were plenty of games, laughter, goofing around and silly teenage shenanigans. Makena had a Flipbooth, an open air photo booth with a modern twist...it takes video! The best part is guests got to take home their own unique flip book full of memories, printed instantly from the booth. Tamara's Catering delivered the goods once again with their healthy yet mouthwatering dinner options. The famous, Nothing Bundt Cake chain did not disappoint with their freshly baked sweet treats for the sugar hungry teens. H2H The Perfect Element entertainment and rentals turned The Narrative into the perfect party spot