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A cocktail shaker and piñata maker, I am always in the pursuit of fun and the perfect drink! I work developing recipes, styling, and photographing cocktails as well as creating stories around libations, celebrations, and entertaining.

I started off as a teacher many moons ago, but left for different creative endeavors. Since moving to the bay area, I have been immersed in the creative and blogging fields that are thriving here. In the past 3 years I have worked crafting & producing shoots for the craft blog Oh Happy Day, assisting with photoshoots, creating cocktail recipes, and working on social content for clients with Apartment 34, as well as managing Makeshift Society including social media, parties and day to day happenings. I currently have columns on Sugar & Cloth & Jojotastic apart from my own blog.

You can find my cocktails on Williams SonomaSugar & Cloth, Glitter GuideJojotastic, Apartment 34, and Rue Magazine to name a few!

I love to work with liquor & wine companies to really make their brand’s shine whether through cocktail development, styling, photos, or events! Previous clients have included American Honey, Zevia, Campari, and Aperol.

You can likely find me sipping on tiki drinks, often surrounded by a sea of crepe paper. Bourbon, vintage glassware, red lipstick, traveling, and craft supplies are my necessities in life.


Photo by Ashley Batz

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  • Reply Melissa - funyumandfrills.com April 15, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    Can I be you?

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