liberate Your life

in the Heart of Tuscany & Umbria, Italy

A No-Cost Preview of Sogno Toscano Culinary Adventure in the Heart of Italy’s Most Beloved Region with Rico & Marla

Happening Live on Zoom

Thursday, May 16, from 1:00-2:00 PT/4:00-5:00 ET

Photo Credit: Rico Mandel

rsvp for free to our upcoming webinar

We have surprise Italian culinary gift giveaways during the webinar! You must be present to be eligible to win!


Have you been dreaming about going to Italy “someday?” Has it been on the bucket list for a while?


Or maybe you have been talking about returning to Italy because it’s been well over 10 years since you had that incredible experience.


Is your initial response, “Not yet, I need to ____ first, then I can…”

During our LIBERATE YOUR LIFE webinar, Rico and Marla will take you on an extraordinary adventure as we encourage you not to put off travel because of logical and practical reasons. That’s the job of your critical mind convincing you to wait for a variety of reasons.

All you have is now. Listen to your heart. Listen to your intuition. Trust the time and money will be there.

You will learn…

How to let go of your agendas, usual habits and behaviors that are your “norm” and comfort zone.

From our many trips to Italy (separately), we will give an insider’s look at how we experienced having a new perspective in life upon returning home.

We will share our personal transformational stories while in Italy and how we intentionally applied those inner changes to our lives back at home. We added a new quality to our lives different from how Americans live. Italy has a way of doing that. It evolved us. We aspire that for you, too.

How to travel in full immersion style at a slow pace as you take in the beauty and culture of Tuscany and Umbria.

We will give you a preview of the September 2024 Sogno Toscano Culinary Adventure that we designed to help LIBERATE you and how to experience and celebrate Italian life.

You will see visuals of the enchanting Tuscan Villa Vetrichina in San Cascano dei Bagni where we will be staying for 6 days and 5 nights eating amazing home-cooked Italian meals and taking in the gorgeous countryside of Tuscany.

We will discuss all the excursions we planned for Tuscany and the medieval stunning hilltop town of Montefalco, Umbria

We have surprise Italian culinary gift giveaways during the webinar! You must be present to be eligible to win!

We will offer a recording after the webinar, but it is encouraged to attend live for our special timely gifts.

rsvp for free to our upcoming webinar

We have surprise Italian culinary gift giveaways during the webinar! You must be present to be eligible to win!

Marla Diann

Marla Diann Mentoring International

The Backstory

Rico and Marla have been longtime friends since 1986.

They’ve remained friends throughout their own life’s journey over the last three decades. It was last year over dinner when they decided to bring together their shared passions for Italy, travel, cooking, culture, transformation, and play into this life changing adventure!

Rico Mandel

CEO, founder Mize En Place, International Culinary & Travel Marketplace

we Say take the Leap of Faith

Collapse the time frame of your DESIRE and place your Italian travel dream at the top of your priority list rather than delay it to a date somewhere in the future.

As laptop lifestyle entrepreneurs, we took the leap and made travel to Italy a MUST and priority. We could have allowed the demand of running our businesses and personal lives a reason to stay home. But we placed our dream of travel front and center.

We no longer allowed excuses to stop us. (It’s a mindset thing!)

In our lifestyle webinar, we will share how traveling and experiencing a new country changes you like nothing else will. Traveling to Italy is a life affirming strategy, not just a vacation or escape from the demands of life.

Your Italian culinary adventure hostS

Marla Diann, owner of Marla Diann Mentoring International

She is an intuitive business strategist, speaker, and life designer for high-achieving creative entrepreneurs ready to upgrade to their next level of life and business financially, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

Marla helps creative entrepreneurs transform their relationship with money as they collapse the timeframe of achieving their one-year goals into three-months. She serves women over 40 by guiding them how to listen to their intuition as they design their next chapter giving them something NEW to marvel at in life!

Her podcast, Follow Your Joy, launched in June 2022, is a popular entrepreneurial resource for creatives sharing their challenge to victory career stories through the lens of listening to their intuition.

Celebrating 28 years as a creative entrepreneur of two businesses, 1996-2008 Entertainment PR, and 2008-present in her coaching business, Marla represents over three decades of entrepreneurship, entertainment PR & talent management, life & business coaching, personal branding, spirituality, and volunteering for women and youth empowerment organizations.

Marla’s love of travel and Italy sent her to Florence for a month-long stay followed by two other trips to Cortona, Rome, Lake Como, and Amalfi Coast between 2017-2022. She lives in beautiful Malaga Cove, Palos Verdes, Ca. with her adorable dog, Ruby, is a Mom to a 33-year-old son, and loves all things Disney, Italy, romance, creativity, nature, and spirituality.

Rico Mandel The Heart and Soul of Miz En Place

Rico, the visionary founder, and CEO of Miz En Place, embodies a lifelong journey fueled by passions for photography, filmmaking, culinary arts, business acumen, exploration, and entertainment. His mission is to unite people in support of artisanal small businesses worldwide. Rico eagerly welcomes the opportunity to share his compelling story and expertise, inspiring your culinary adventures and culinary dreams.

Rico’s love of food and cooking inspired him to achieve a culinary degree from the renowned Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. His culinary odyssey saw him become a trained chef, with extensive experience in fine dining restaurants, catering, and prestigious wine dinners.

Rico’s profound love for artisanal food, chefs, and wine led to the creation of luxury wine tours in the Malibu region. These tours became the catalyst for his visionary venture, Miz En Place. Rico’s knack for storytelling blossomed as he interviewed small producers worldwide, sharing their captivating narratives. His mission: to bring these exceptional artisans and their products to a global audience.

At the core of Rico’s mission is the desire to demystify cooking, removing fear and hesitation from the kitchen. He encourages people to embrace culinary creativity, have fun, and craft delicious dishes using unprocessed, quality ingredients. Rico’s infectious passion for cooking is a journey he’s eager to share with Miz En Place’s community.

Rico lives in Los Angeles near his two amazing daughters and frequents Italy annually and other international countries as Austria, Greece, and France.

rsvp for free to our upcoming webinar

We have surprise Italian culinary gift giveaways during the webinar! You must be present to be eligible to win!