Willa Van Nostrand is a multidisciplinary artist, writer, and mixologist based in Providence, Rhode Island. Her work is driven by seasonality, color, sensory exploration, and the many facets of hospitality.
- Willa has been featured in a number of publications where she writes about food culture, bartending techniques and the art of mixology.
- She has a degree in visual art and theater from Sarah Lawrence college.
- She owns Little Bitte Artisanal Cocktails, the award-winning garden-to-glass cocktail company, and World’s Fair Gallery, an experiential art space presenting work at the intersection of fine art and taste.
Willa grew up in Massachusetts on an organic farm called Blessingway Herbs. She attended the Putney School in Vermont and has her undergrad degree from Sarah Lawrence College. She ghostwrites drink recipes for some of Hollywood’s biggest names and consults with luxury brands including Vanderbilt Hotels, Auberge resorts. She has also contributed toward campaigns for Campari International, The New York Film Festival, BON VIV, and MM La fleur. Willa is working on a forthcoming cocktail book and food memoir.
I own plenty of funnels, but there’s only one that’s as fun and functional as the Pino Funnel. I’m constantly filling bottles and batches of bitters for recipe R&D and this funnel that I always reach for.
I’ve tried most of the bar tins on the market and I always come back to my favorite set of Koriko Weighted Shaking Tins from Cocktail Kingdom. They form a reliable vacuum seal during the shake and they’re easy handle. There will always be room in my cocktail kit for the Koriko Tins.
Willa earned a B.A. in Visual Art and Theater from Sarah Lawrence College.
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