Hi, I’m Diane Leone and I am glad you found me! I am a professional travel and lifestyle journalist and photographer, the author of two published books and many articles published both in magazines and online.
I am the founder of Leone Social, a digital marketing agency, a published author of two commercial books, and a professional freelance journalist and photographer based in Saint Augustine, Florida with articles published on travel, dining, entertainment, interior design, history, lifestyle, and business.
I love to travel and often end up with lifestyle and design photos because of my love of design. I ’m a Florida-based entrepreneur with many interests and goals. I use my knowledge, experience, talents, and abilities to help my clients market their businesses and themselves using both traditional and social media.
An award-winning interior designer, I work mainly in the multi-family housing industry on models and clubhouses and often I work with them to integrate their look and their marketing to create a consistent brand. I designed, from the ground up, a home accessory boutique, Designs by Diane, where I offered the newest in home accessories and furnishings. I designed my own line of custom furniture.
I have a passion for education reform and served twelve years on education advisory boards for the state of Florida including my last position with them as Chair of the Board of Trustees for a State College. I have traveled extensively but still, live in the small town where I grew up in Florida.
I am a professional public speaker and trainer. I previously was a speaker for a four-year college of fashion & design and I am a Time to Teach Certified Trainer, offering classroom management training to teachers and administrators.
I’m doing most of these things at the same time! I love the creativity and being busy, and with all of my interests, I never get bored and I especially love writing about my travels and experiences.