9 Aug 2018

A Return to the Start

A Return to the Start

They say you can’t go back home again, but Joni Clare begs to differ. The Portland-based musician recently returned to Blu, the site where she recorded her first album. Clare, who fronts the art-rock band The City Pines, got her start in Wisconsin. She began singing in the church at a young age, and added […]

5 Aug 2018

Cheers to the Happy Family

Cheers to the Happy Family

The nervous groom waited at the bar, eager for the rest of the wedding party to join him. The group he was waiting for was small, but they are the dearest people in his life: his 13 year old son, Sean and his beautiful bride. Flushed and fidgety, his eyes continued to scan the lobby […]

1 Aug 2018

Ladies, Libations, and Lingerie in the Lobby

Ladies, Libations, and Lingerie in the Lobby

“That’s very boudoir” It’s a phrase I have never heard at a business meeting before, but, until today, I had never sat in on the preview of a new line of lingerie. I stumbled into this opportunity by joining three friendly, fashionable women who were perched together in the lobby, sipping champagne and enjoying each […]

30 Jul 2018

These Fans are True Blue

These Fans are True Blue

The Third Coast was looking very much like the West Coast recently, at least at the Pfister Hotel. The LA Dodgers were in town and the lobby was teeming with the blue-clad fans hoping to catch a glimpse of their favorite players. Amid the sea of baseball caps and jerseys sat a couple who sparkled […]

25 Jul 2018

My First (and surely not last) Trip to Mason Street Grill

My First (and surely not last) Trip to Mason Street Grill

I enjoy good food, and dining out is a regular part of my life. Because I live and work in the Downtown area, I am fortunate enough to be within walking distance of some of the very best restaurants in Wisconsin. With so many choices, it can be a challenge to get to every noteworthy […]

23 Jul 2018

Gallery Night Makers Market

Gallery Night Makers Market

Light rain did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of revelers on hand for AIR curated Gallery Night Makers Market. Stephanie Schultz brought together an eclectic group of artists, designers and craftspeople for the first Makers Market of her tenure. Lithe models in costumes created by Schultz welcomed Gallery Night tourists into Rouge to view the […]