Whilst building the Kizingoni Villas, Leslie lived in a grass hut on a hill, the original and first dwelling on Kizingoni beach that still stands today, known as Ohana Cabana
. Growing up, her youngest daughter Anna helped her mum in the school holidays with hosting guests and watersports until she left for University. Later in life Anna and her husband, Shawn moved back to Kenya to support Leslie in her extraordinary endeavours, and to create their own dream, The Cabanas. They spent 4 brilliant years as the “three musketeers”. Leslie passed away in August 2020, leaving a hole in the hearts of all who knew her. The beautiful spaces she created still remain for all to admire and enjoy, Anna and Shawn continue to preserve and protect Leslie’s legacy today.