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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! 

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. 

Empowerment Through Unity

Empowerment Through Unity

Women with varying backgrounds and experiences gathered in our Santa Barbara Loft for an empowering Women's Leadership Conference hosted by Zhena Muzyka and Linda Le Brock this past weekend.

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.

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. 

Meet Tish, One of Foundation Training's Driving Forces

Meet Tish, One of Foundation Training's Driving Forces

Say hello to an amazing woman, Tisha Gehringer. She was sold on Foundation Training since the team's first certification four years ago, and the rest is history. She finished that first certification without experiencing the severe pain she had been in and ready to take this amazing knowledge to the world as a new person.

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. 

Halloween Stories for Your Frightful Night!

Halloween Stories for Your Frightful Night!

Everyone loves hearing a good story, whether it be a bedtime story as a child, a tall tale told by your goofy uncle, a funny story of your best friend's wedding or a ghost story told around a campfire. So, in the spirit of The Narrative, we rounded up some Halloween stories for your reading pleasure. 

Megan and Adam's Day of Love and Wedding of Roses

Megan and Adam's Day of Love and Wedding of Roses

The rose symbolizes unconditional love and beauty, making it the most fitting flower for a day celebrating the devotion of a relationship.  After saying their "I do's" at The Santa Barbara Mission Rose Garden, Megan and Adam carried the rose theme to our space.  

Chris and Missy's Enchanting Beachside Wedding Celebration

Chris and Missy's Enchanting Beachside Wedding Celebration

After a beautiful afternoon ceremony at the beach just a stones throw away from our doors, loved ones came to our space to eat, celebrate and dance the night away! 

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.

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

Getting Techie with SB Tech Talk: Summer Edition

Getting Techie with SB Tech Talk: Summer Edition

Santa Barbara techies converged on The Narrative for their second (summer) edition of marketing magic, discussion and community. Three fantastic marketing experts from locally based companies shared their experience with fellows in the field, looking to strengthen their skills and diversify their tool box.