In this month’s NS Insider Interview, we get in touch with the Mastermind who started out with an exotic flower delivery company. She then successfully founded an award-winning event design company, Karla Conceptual Event Experiences, and followed that up with a vibrant holistic healing center, The Sacred Space - Karla Dascal. She’s here to talk about how she blends her highly skilled design, personal struggles, and unique vision into haute living that heals the body and soul.
Photography | The Sacred Space, KLRPR
C O N V E R S A T I O N
NL | Nicole Lui @ NOIRSTONE
KD | Karla Dascal
NL | Karla you’ve been showing us how to live by visuals since you started your event design at the age of 21. How did early success affect you in life?
KD | The event business is an extremely stressful industry. When I first started, I was coming from a place of fear. As time went on, that shifted to a place from love. Early success taught me invaluable lessons that propelled me forward. Within those lessons came the breakdowns but through the breakdowns came the breakthroughs.
NL | Due to your background, as the daughter of Charles Dascal, people usually have a misconception of an easy life. What was the hardest thing for you overcome in order to break the stereotype?
KD | The reality of karma. There is no amount of privilege that could save me from having to work through my karma.
NL | As you mentioned about breakthroughs, I personally agree with awakening and self love. What’s your suggestion for those who would like to experience that life change but are afraid of making that next step?
KD | Awareness is key. Awareness of your thoughts, surrounding, and most importantly becoming aware of yourself. You can do this by asking a very simple question: Is this thought self love? As you shift, fear dissipates.
NL | You've created this place to cultivate awareness. The Sacred Space project is a work of beauty. A combination of garden retreat, dancing, wellness events, along with a plant-based culinary school and restaurant. It’s an all-in-one place of healing. When you see people attending, how does that contribute to your daily healing and is that reward any different from you event design?
KD | It is the most elevated experience for me when people have the opportunity to eat something organic and plant-based, or to attend a lecture. I believe one word or hearing one phrase that you resonate with can change your life.
NL | After being awakened and running a successful holistic healing center, what’s your perspective of “Luxury”? How do you live with luxury and retain that consciousness?
KD | For me it is all about having a peace of mind. I retain consciousness by practicing mindfulness in everything I do. From the places that I seek, to being in nature, and being surrounded by high vibration and less toxicity.
NL | Spiritual awakening isn’t something that we learn at school. As a parent, how would you share your spiritual perspective to your next generation and remind them to take action for better change?
KD | I believe in the power of leading by example. Kids observe everything we do and this molds their behavior. I see it every day with my own daughter. I include her in my healing journey. I also share with her my techniques and tools including awareness, like the foods we choose to put in our bodies, and lots of love.
NL | How do you see beauty and what’s your must have #selflove routine?
KD | Being in nature is beauty.
My self-love routine is all about my daily rituals which turn into practices. I wake up every morning and oil pull, make my celery juice, and walk outside in nature.
NL | What’s your vision of change in our society a decade from now?
KD | In the end, love will save us all.
NL | If you were to meet your younger self, what advice would you give her?
KD | Cultivate more patience and come from a place of love not fear.
NL | Can't agree more, Patience definitely is something that we miss in this fast paced world. Thank you, Karla, for the wonderful insights, inspirations and continue bringing us refreshing cultivation.
K A R L A ' S C H O I C E
Stuffed spirulina vegan blue cheese olives from Plant Miami
| Mentor(s) + Inspiration(s) |
Sound therapy and nature
| That 1 Thing You Keep Telling Yourself |
| Daily Routine |
Oil pulling, walking outside, juicing, meditation.