Ladies Who Tiki is an all-inclusive community that celebrates women – from the bartenders, rum ambassadors, artists, musicians, Tiki connoisseurs, to fans of the movement and community. EVERYONE is welcome. (All genders, ages, backgrounds, etc.)
Founded by Michelle Perez a year ago, she realized that there weren’t very many groups dedicated to the inclusion and acceptance of women working in and enjoying the world of Tiki. She created this brand to bring people together, to create a place of fun, and a place to meet others who are just as excited about tropical cocktails, decor, fashion, art, music, and everything that comprises what the Tiki world is about.
She has hosted numerous LWT meetups across the US, rum sponsored Tiki convention parties and often hosts gatherings at her home bar, the Hollywood Lanai – and she isn’t stopping there!
Michelle loves a good daiquiri, cuddling with her cats, making kitschy ceramics for her company Pretty Girls Make Clay, Disney, and vintage fashion and home goods.
A professional writer for nearly a decade, Brianne Rivlin writes and develops content for Ladies Who Tiki, takes pictures of people at events, and offers continued support for Ladies Who Tiki. Her first Tiki bar she stumbled into (and often stumbled out of) was in 2005 at The Lucky Tiki in Mission Hills, Ca. (RIP)
She also has a soft spot for oversized earrings and hair flowers, over-the-top cocktail garnishes, karaoke, and would never say no to a well-balanced gin cocktail… or puppy cuddles.