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Jennifer & Jesse Tie the Knot!

Jennifer & Jesse Tie the Knot!

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.

A Hula Holiday- Impact Holiday Party 2018

A Hula Holiday- Impact Holiday Party 2018

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.

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...

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. 

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.

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.  

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.  

A Little Party Never Killed Nobody - Roaring 20's Bash

A Little Party Never Killed Nobody - Roaring 20's Bash

As you stepped inside The Narrative, you were transported to a swanky speakeasy bustling with guys and dolls ready to party. The occasion? Celebrating the hosts' first year of parenthood! 

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.  

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.  

Catherine Gee Design - Loft Takeover!

Catherine Gee Design - Loft Takeover!

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!

Jessica and Jared

Jessica and Jared

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. 

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! 

The Jeremiah Show

The Jeremiah Show

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. 

Thresholds

Thresholds

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. 

And so the Adventure Begins...

And so the Adventure Begins...

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.