9 Feb 2014

Getting along swimmingly at a sea-themed soiree

Getting along swimmingly at a sea-themed soiree

On Thursday night, I went to the 2014 Book Of Lists party with Pfister artist-in-residence Stephanie Barenz and my parter, Royal. The party’s theme this year was “Under The Sea” and its mission was, as always, to celebrate the media firm’s Book of Lists, which is a compilation of the lists published each week in […]

4 Feb 2014

Channeling Elvis

Channeling Elvis

On June 28, 1974, the legendary Elvis Presley performed at the Arena in Milwaukee (which is now the U.S. Cellular Arena). That night, after the concert, Elvis stayed at the Pfister Hotel. The story behind his visit is amusing. On April 25, a little more than two months prior to his gig, the Milwaukee Journal […]

30 Jan 2014

Strangers become friends over food, paint and travel stories

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Strangers become friends over food, paint and travel stories

[next_message styles=”2″ title=”Gathering of the Senses II”]We’re thrilled to bring our second iteration of Gathering Of the Senses on Saturday, March 15th at 5pm. Tickets are $95++ per person. RSVP by calling 414-935-5950 or emailing m1res@marcuscorp.com. Find more information, including the full menu, visit here.[/next_message] Last week, artist-in-residence Stephanie Barenz, executive chef Brian Frakes and I hosted an […]

22 Jan 2014

Would you put this in your coffee?

Would you put this in your coffee?

In my eight months as the Pfister Narrator, I’ve learned a lot about traveling, hotels, art, people and, just last night, trends in coffee. I sat down next to Ron and Jonathan in the Lobby Bar and noticed they were both enjoying tall, black coffees. We started chatting and I asked them if they were […]

19 Jan 2014

Our art-related stories

Our art-related stories

On Friday night, Pfister artist in residence Stephanie Barenz and I hosted a storytelling event in the Rouge Ballroom in conjunction with Gallery Night. Nine local artists told 5-minute stories around the theme of art. The audience picked the winner – Anja Notanja Sieger – who won a night at the Pfister and dinner for […]

15 Jan 2014

Discussing dentistry: from the art of whitening to biting down on that goop

Discussing dentistry: from the art of whitening to biting down on that goop

For the second year in a row, here the Pfister hosted employees of Henry Schein, a worldwide distributor of medical, dental and veterinary supplies. Although the company is based in New York, the dental headquarters are in West Allis, which is what brings the workers to Wisconsin. Last night at the Lobby Bar, I chatted […]