30 Apr 2014

Renée

Renée

This is my last blog as the Pfister Narrator. I have been thinking a long time about how I want to end this magickal year, and suddenly, it came to me – strongly and clearly like the light of the moon through a bedroom window. I will document my recent hotel lunch with the most […]

29 Apr 2014

Five signs it’s time for me to leave the Pfister

Five signs it’s time for me to leave the Pfister

Truth be told, my year as the Pfister Narrator flew by and I really don’t want to leave the position. However, the eloquent, wise words of Robert Frost once again filter through my brain: nothing gold can stay. And really, there are five signs that make me think the universe is trying to tell me […]

27 Apr 2014

Dancing through life

Dancing through life

Dressed in their “Sunday best,” three sixth grade students from Hartford Avenue School perched on the edge of a sofa in the Pfister Lobby Bar – all with gold trophies in their laps. “How did you get those?” I asked. “For dancing!” They said in unison. They were there with their teacher, Marti White, and […]

19 Apr 2014

Unusual collection makes fine recipe for life satisfaction

Unusual collection makes fine recipe for life satisfaction

When Shari and Al asked Pfister executive chef Brian Frakes to sign a toque (chef’s hat), rx he was honored. “I was truly honored and requested to be displayed between (celebrated Chicago-based chef) Charlie Trotter and Julia Childs, both heroes in the business,” says Frakes. Shari and Al obliged Frakes’ request and during a recent […]

16 Apr 2014

Pfister familiar faces

Pfister familiar faces

As the Pfister Narrator, I’ve had the chance to meet people from all over the world including Cambodia, Germany and California. One of my favorite things to do is watch guests from afar and wonder where they are from and why they are at the Pfister before I approach them. (I try not to be […]

15 Apr 2014

Luckily, he has a sense of humor

Luckily, he has a sense of humor

When I found out that Brian was staying at the Pfister on business from Nashville – a place I’ve never been but have on my Bucket List – I was full of questions. Unfortunately, the majority of them were, accidentally, stereotypes. Whoops. I start by asking him if he likes music. I mean, EVERYONE from Nashville […]