Meet the team: Lea Fuisova, Experience Coordinator

Last updated on Tuesday 23 April 2024

Welcome to another meet the team! This time we caught up with Lea, one of our wonderful experience coordinators, about herself and her role at Yuup!

Lea is a lover of food, crafts, and dogs – so she fits right in with the rest of the team. 

Keep reading to find out more about Lea.

Hey! Tell us a bit about yourself?

Hi, I’m Lea and I’m Yuup’s Experience Coordinator. I’m 26 which I believe makes me the “youngster” of the team. I was born in Prague and moved to Cambridge when I was 19 - not to study, to clean hotel rooms. A year later, I moved to Bristol and since then, I’ve been living here. My background is in hospitality, more specifically speciality cafes where I was.. making pretty coffees.

Likes: being crafty, eating and cooking good food, autumn and winter, dogs

Dislikes: increasing costs and temperatures :D, rude people

Tell us a bit about your role at Yuup?

Before I joined Yuup (over a year ago), I worked in Sweven, speciality coffee shop located in Bedminster. A lot of our customers were hosting their experiences on Yuup so I already knew of what Yuup was and what they were doing for local businesses like Trylla or Kask. When I found out Yuup was looking for someone, it was a no brainer. It ticked all the right boxes.

If I had to put my day to day tasks in one sentence, I’d have to say “I help customers, hosts and the team with everything and anything they need help with”.

What’s your favourite thing about working for Yuup?

I don’t want to sound cheesy but I have to say the team. It really makes a difference coming to work knowing you’re surrounded by, and I might be biased, the loveliest and funniest people.

I also love working with our lovely hosts and finding out about new experiences happening in Bristol. There’s so much happening I would normally miss! It’s really pushing me to get out of the house and try new things.

What experience do you have your eyes on and what experiences have you done through Yuup?

I currently have my eyes on Create Your Own Bottle Terrarium with Wild Leaf and Ceramic Vase Pottery Workshop with Made this Mess.

I’ve done quite a few experiences at this point but the most recent ones I did were Ceramic Mountain Mug Pottery Workshop with Rosi Tooth, St. Nicholas Market & Air Raid Shelter Tour and Carve A Silver Ring with Flux which, I have to say was my favourite one, because I was actually making ring I then proposed to my partner Ellis with.. he said yes!

What’s the best thing about living in Bristol?

Bristol for me is the best of both worlds. You get the buzz of the city but also the quiet spots if you need a break from people. I love the coffee and crafty scene - there’s so many independent places to go to get your caffeine fix in and buy craft supplies from which is totally my vibe.

I also love it’s not too far from Wales where my partner is from. So whenever we need a bit of family time, it’s a short drive just over the bridge. It’s a perfect home away from home.

Do you have any favourite haunts or hidden gems in Bristol?

The Old Bookshop pub with their adorable beer garden and great non alcoholic options. Argus Fish Bar serving the best fish and chips. Story Smith to get all your book needs. Sew and Sew in St Nicholas Market to spend more money on fabrics and yarn. And Little Hollows Pasta for the best pasta in town.

What would be your perfect weekend in Bristol?

Imagine it’s a crisp autumnal Saturday - I’d start the day with cinnamon bun in Farro Bakery and then make my way for coffee in newly opened Greytone cafe where I’d sit in for a bit and read a book. After that I’d walk up Stokes Croft and Gloucester Road and make my way through all the shops probably spending too much money on clothes and homeware. To finish of the day, next stop would have to be Fed 313 where I’d have their Tiramisu and oat milk flat white.

Sunday would definitely have to start in Tobacco Factory markets where I’d, surprise surprise, grab a coffee and spend more money however, it’s supporting local sellers so it’s fine. I’d then make my way to Story Smith to buy more books even though I still have a massive pile of books to read next to my bed. Finish it off with a walk around Harbour and then back home to read a book or watch a movie while I sew or crochet.

Is there anything else we should know about you?

I have too many hobbies and love learning new ones all the time. I taught myself how to sew and now I’m learning how to crochet. I’m hoping one day, I’ll be able to have majority of my wardrobe made by me - I guess I need to learn how to make shoes next? I also do a bit of photography so you might see me walking around Bristol with camera around my neck.

I’m also really excited about getting a dog which should hopefully be happening next year in spring.

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