KARA ELISE | THE ART OF HOSTING
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ABOUT

Kara Dykert is the personality behind Kara Elise, a lifestyle brand focused on creating spaces and experiences that cultivate community. Kara's expertise in hosting, recipe creation, and food styling establish a culture of invitation through holistically designed, welcoming environments. She is intuitive, warm, and disarming. A genuine hostess encouraging us to live fully.

In a culture obsessed with technology, being busy, and overstimulation, slowness is one of our most difficult disciplines. Kara believes that creating intentional time to sit with others is an essential practice. A moment to feed our bodies and fill our deepest human desire - to be seen and known.

While fostering relationships in Los Angeles, Kara has garnered a network of influential guests, clients, and brand partners. Her dinner party movement has successfully traveled between the West Coast and London, and continues to grow internationally - drawing in socially savvy, mindful foodies along the way for dinners, retreats, and events. Kara also collaborates with a variety of brands, turning their consumers into a community of thriving relationships.

Kara recently launched her YouTube channel empowering freedom in the kitchen and teaching how to eat both mindfully and beautifully. Her first cookbook, Toast, was released in September 2017.

KARA ELISE - COLLABORATE
KARA ELISE

CLIENTS

Women & Whiskies
Darling Magazine
Kristen Bell
Adam + Naomi Scott
Charlie + Mary Elizabeth Day
Debby Ryan
PTTOW Summit
Katharine McPhee
Ponderosa  & Thyme
WE DTLA
Richard Rohr + WIDEN
Ryan + Amy Hansen

BRAND PARTNERS

Health Ade
Nespresso
Cookie Chips
Tropicana
Thrive Algae Oil
Soul Cycle
Izzy
Farmbox
GoodBites
Kimo Sabe Mezcal
Herradura Tequila
Art in the Age

These are a few of the lovely people Kara has had the opportunity to collaborate with. Everything really is more beautiful when it's done together. Want to create something?