Hi, this is Vivian from San Francisco! I am an entrepreneur,  photographer, and a freelance journalist who writes about cocktails, spirits, distilleries, bars and people behind it.

In March of 2016, I started thetipsymuse Insagram account–I found that I resonate so much more with food and drinks when they’re paired with photographs. However, I found that most recipe books have a very limited number of photos (if you’re curious as to why, here is a great article from Nick Kokonas, the owner of Alinea, which explains how the book publishing industry works). One day, I decided to go through the recipes from my favorite cocktail book: Death & Company , and began taking pictures of the drinks I made and posting them on Instagram. I hope to share and inspire others to make their own creative concoctions.

Today,  I offer various services by working with the brands on :

  • Cocktail recipe design
  • Press coverage and distillery visitation
  • Photography
  • Spirits education
  • Social media strategy

If you are interested in collaboration, feel free to get in touch at real.tipsymuse at gmail dot com.

Press and brand contributions:

  • Distilleries that I have visited:
    • Porton
    • St George
    • Caves Byrrh
    • Bourgoin Cognac
    • Courvoisier Cognac
    • Camus
    • Cognac Hine
    • Cognac Park
    • Mery Merlose
    • Chateau Arton
    • Armagnac Delord
    • Armagnac Casterede
    • Baron de Lustra
    • Armagnac d’Esperance
    • Dartigalongue Armagnac
    • Darroze
    • Fitte et Laterrade
    • Janneau
    • Armagnac Laubade
    • Chateau Pellehaut
    • Tariquet
    • Armagnac Marquis de Montesquiou
  •  Press
    • Feedfeed – Editor for “Stock the bar’
    • Supercall – Top 10 cocktail instagrammers to follow
  • Brands (80+ brands)
    • Cognac BNIC, Armagnac BNIA, Grey Goose, Bombay, Cinzano, Angostura, Kikori Whiskey, Highland Park, Aberlour, Norlan Whisky glass, Fernet Branca, Anthropologie, and many small businesses.