From facelifts to world peace: What Pfister guests want for the holidays
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From facelifts to world peace: What Pfister guests want for the holidays

A couple of nights ago, I went to the Pfister’s Lobby Bar and Blu and randomly asked visitors and guests what they wanted for the holidays. “You know, if I were Santa or Oprah and the sky was the limit,” I said. I was surprised, amused and touched by peoples’ responses to my question. Here […]

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Reading tea leaves (with pinkies up, of course)

Sometimes, treat as a female, I’m amazed by my lack of stereotypically-female experiences. The Pfister Hotel, however, is helping me fill in some of my traditional lady blind spots. For example, this summer, I got my first manicure in the spa, and a couple of weeks ago, I went to my very first tea. I […]

Eavesdropping, postcards and the lost art of film cameras
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Eavesdropping, postcards and the lost art of film cameras

I love a coincidence. I really do. I might even take it one hippie-sandaled step further and think about some things as more than a coincidence. But that’s rare. Recently, recipe I experienced a good ol’ fashioned coincidence at the Pfister Lobby Bar. I was sitting at the bar, talking to the bartender, Joe, about […]

A hotel scavenger hunt
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A hotel scavenger hunt

Every year, Karen Parr and a friend take their now 12-year-old daughters to spend an afternoon at the Pfister’s Lobby Bar for a splash of holiday cheer. The foursome have done this for four or five years in a row and have documented the annual event with photos, including some with the iconic Pfister lion […]

A fireside chat with an unconventional foodie
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A fireside chat with an unconventional foodie

Today was the first snow fall in Milwaukee, medicine but the Pfister Lobby Bar’s fireplace has been ablaze on and off for weeks already. It also suggested to me the ideal time to share a conversation I recently had with Young Kim, the executive director of the Fondy Food Market, Milwaukee’s oldest and largest year-round […]

Do opposites attract?
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Do opposites attract?

Years ago, health Rick and Debbie went to high school together in Oak Park, Mich., but they were not friends. Debbie remembers Rick, but Rick does not remember Debbie. “He was a burnout, prescription ” she says. “Let’s just say I had some bad habits back then,” says Rick. “I liked to party. Listened to […]