Carpe Diem LifeStyle Consulting

Travel 2 Connect


Fixer & Facilitator, interested international Networker. After two decades enjoying Bella Vita I have found just the perfect partners for measure made programs & tailor made travel for your Italian dream experience.

Let me assist you with ‘tips and tricks’ on organizing your hideaway honeymoon, family or friends reunion or relaxed retreat for your clients if coach or trainer.


Organisation of Events with Accommodations and Destination Services specialized in


Splendid Sardinia and Terrific Tuscany.


Consultation, planning and programming plus personal assistance in Italy for events ranging from workshop or wedding to incentive or product presentation.


I have experienced both Dolce Far Niente as well as authentic country side coping and fashionable and fast life. After two decades I am also very familiair with the sometimes famous frustrating Italian Lifestyle in bureaucracy….;)

With a passion for finding spots and spaces I share my secrets, whether it’s personal during a heavenly holiday, creating your own home, professional or making a film or photo shoot.

Salve, sono Leontine!

I am originally Dutch, but I have spent nearly all my adult life abroad. After short stays in France, Aruba and the Dominican Republic, I lived years in Mexico and Belgium.

In 2000 we moved to the eternal city Rome and from there in 2004 to the idyllic island Sardinia. In 2008 we chose Tuscany for our countryside life in the ‘middle of nowhere’. Four years later we decided on a more central location and settled on a Chianti hill overlooking Renaissance Florence. Again four years later I finished building and designing a Hideaway Home back in Sardinia and since then I have been commuting with many travels between Sardinia and Tuscany and visits to my Homeland Holland.

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel Administration, have worked in several areas in the Hospitality & Travel Industry and now work as a consultant and event planner in Italy, focused on Sardinia and Tuscany especially my favourite places Costa Smeralda and Chianti.

More about me


I have been lucky enough to expand my creativity working with my passions: adventure, art & architecture.

I have designed my dream: 2 great places at my preferred locations in Italy: a Heavenly Hideaway Home in Sardinia & a Creative Complex in Tuscany, both to relax, reconnect, regenerate…

My passion is creating connections & experiences in order to collect memories, to learn & live, grow & flow…


Recent Projects


  • Design & development of Sogno Sperduto in Sardinia: my lodge on nearly 8 acres of land
  • Collaging courses for mood- & vision boards for dream designing & soul surfing
  • Art Consultant & Art Public Relations in San Pantaleo, Florence and beyond in Europe
  • Organization of ‘Womens Wanderlust & Wellness’ with travel & tasting,  fun & freedom, connection & contrasts
  • Restyling of our farmhouse into Stalle Suite and Studio & Soggiorni with land overlooking Florence


I am very proud to present to you my lodge Sogno Sperduto in Sardinia. This wonderful house offers everything you need for an unforgettable stay in Sardinia.

Show around of my Sogno Sperduto near San Pantaleo in Sardinia. A Holiday Hideaway Home, a retreat between the rocks. Info for interested stay-overs visit the website Sogno Sperduto.

Radio interview for Post voor Holland

The Dutch radio show Post voor Holland interviewed me about my life in Italy, June 2020.

Featured on

  1. Article “Fruttivendolo Di Fiducia” in Dutch about my life as an expat in Rome.
  2. Interview on the Dutch Blog Dolcevia about my life in Italy.
  3. My lodge on Sardinia featured on Dolcevia

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