Mammaprada - Bilingual Family
This week we’re meeting lovely Jo, founder of Italian Villa rental firm @bookings_for_you
Jo left her role at a large corporate to look after her little ones & has since created an incredible business in Italy and France. So Jo,
•Why does BFY mean the Perfect holiday?
👩🏼We offer a very personal service. We visit all the properties so we can really tailor the options we suggest to our clients. I also believe that a villa holiday offers a really relaxing accommodation choice & a truly authentic experience.
•How do you juggle business & mum life?
👩🏼Long hours! Running my own business allows me to work flexibly around the children. I work when they are at school and again at night allowing me to have time with them at the end of the school day.
•Surprises about working with Italians?
👩🏼Their generosity and warmth never ceases to amaze me. Such welcoming, friendly & hospitable people.
👩🏼It would be between Umbria, Puglia & the Italian Lakes. South Africa would also be on the list. We visited Vietnam this year which I loved.
👩🏼A trip to Dubai years ago. I had flu & the accommodation we booked turned out to be a complete disappointment (or a complete con!) Just goes to show, even the experts can get caught out!!
•Miss anything pre BFY?
👩🏼No! I never miss my previous career & much prefer running BFY. Before this I was a SAHM but I set the business up when the children started school and would have been lost without this to keep me busy!
•Me time =
👩🏼As much time as possible at the gym or swimming!
•Fav Italian food?
👩🏼Tagliata di Manzo is always a winner but most pasta dishes will be winners with me – ragu bianco is a firm favourite!
•Advice for a #mumboss?
👩🏼Learn to delegate! I have been notoriously bad at delegating in the past but am learning and what a difference it is making!
•Perfect day =
👩🏼Corny but it would be a day with my husband and children relaxing in the garden. #bookingsforyou #notjustavilla #italianholidays