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:

    • 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

    • Gracias a Dios

    • Banhez Mezcal

    • Patron

    • Leopold Bros.

  • 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.