Jennifer and Jesse said their “I Dos” over the summer with us at The Narrative Loft, for their elegant August wedding. In front of friends and family, the couple-in-love celebrated their commitment and love for each other.
Upon stepping into our creative space, all clocks changed to Island Time! Palm leaves and hula skirts adorned the walls, getting everyone in the spirit. The ambiance could not have been more perfect for this hula holiday, from the authentic decorations to the perfect island lighting, courtesy of Bella Vista Designs.' colorful creations.
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...
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.
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.
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.
After tying the knot at the Presidio Chapel in downtown Santa Barbara these love bugs scurried to The Narrative Loft to start celebrating.
Few have the courage to step outside their comforts and explore the world beyond a nine to five. Or the passion to cultivate the lifestyle they yearn for. The fearlessness to pursue their creativity unreservably and create without worry of the outcome. The grit to turn their dreams into plans. What if we all could live without fear? Not our irrational fear of sharks or spiders but our true fears. The vast. The unknown. The unfamiliar. And lastly without fear of our own potential. When we open our hearts and minds to our limitlessness rather than our limitations, the world opens with opportunity. Moral of the rant. Be bold. Take risks. Shine bright. Like miss Catherine Gee!
Ah, the beginning of June— the cusp between spring and summer. The first taste of summer has been savored with it's seemingly endless days and the comforting warmth of the sun upon one's skin. Bright. Inviting. Exciting. Optimistic. A time for shedding layers, literally and figuratively. A time of year to look forward to. The most symbolic season of the year in regards to marriage. Even though June can be finicky here in Santa Barbara, with unpredictable fog. Jessica and Jared burned right through the marine layer with their love. Burning bright and intensely like the summer sun.
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!
Get a glimpse behind the hospitality industry's curtain every week with The Jeremiah Show, a new radio show/podcast based out of Los Angeles. The show takes listeners through the in's and out's of the restaurant biz. The show's host Jeremiah Higgins of HJL Group Restaurant Advisors is a vet in the hospitality industry with over twenty years of experience and has been involved in opening over a dozen restaurants. Whether you're a foodie, an restaurateur, or just in need a good time, you'll want to tune in to the fun with this group.
When we create we embark on true self-exploration! Santa Barbara artist, costume designer, and creativity coach Kirsten Gold is all about reaching these new facets of yourself through creativity. Her pop-up art gallery called Thresholds: A Woman Birthing Herself was an interactive and engaging event. Her work features gorgeously crafted collages and mixed media creations, pieces and parts of art that have been recycled into new artwork at the helm of her loving hands.
When two people tie-the-knot they make a vow to take on life's adventures side by side. For this lovely reception the bride and groom utilized our surround sound Sonos system with a hand-picked playlist for the big day! During dinner music by John Williams, composer of the scores from Star Wars, Jaws, Indiana Jones and many more played in the background. Tamara's Catering kept stomachs happy with a build your own burrito station.