8 Apr 2018

Turtle Soup and Cheeky Friends, 1914

Turtle Soup and Cheeky Friends, 1914

January 29, 1914 Tonight I accompanied Fred to the annual Metal Trades and Founders Association Banquet at the Hotel Pfister. I wore a new dress, silk like watery jade, and the emu-feathered hat from Christmas.  I’ve always adored the Hotel Pfister.  It’s so grand, as magnificent as the hotels we stayed in on our last […]

4 Apr 2018

Meet the Tenth Pfister Artist in Residence, Stephanie Schultz

Meet the Tenth Pfister Artist in Residence, Stephanie Schultz

Last week, the artist’s studio in the Pfister lobby was a flurry of activity. Green walls became charcoal, gilded mirrors and hand-tinted Victorian fashion plates were hung,  sewing notions and textiles were shelved and new furniture, including an antique Singer sewing table, was moved in for Stephanie Shultz, the Pfister’s tenth and newest Artist in […]

29 Mar 2018

A Fond Farewell, and a Beautiful Hello, to Margaret Muza

A Fond Farewell, and a Beautiful Hello, to Margaret Muza

As each Pfister Artist in Residence finishes their residency, they choose a “Legacy Piece” to leave behind, something that will commemorate their year and become part of the hotel’s permanent art collection. These works fill the hallway between the lobby and the studio, and each is a showstopper. I asked Margaret Muza many times in […]

22 Mar 2018

Beauty in the Back of the House

Beauty in the Back of the House

Donna is enchanted by all the secluded places in this hotel. She finds the most beauty in backstory and in the back of the house.  Her Pfister hidden gems are the places no one else pays attention to, and she relishes sharing why each of these spots is extraordinary and deserves to be noticed. She […]

15 Mar 2018

What Landur Gives

What Landur Gives

If you’ve been in the Lobby Lounge on an evening, and a man with a smile slow and sweet has asked if he could light your tabletop candle and refill your snack mix, you’ve met Landur. Landur is the lobby porter. This means he bustles around caring for all the details that make everyone else […]

11 Mar 2018

The Pfister Book Club, Extra Spicy

The Pfister Book Club, Extra Spicy

This month, our Pfister Book Club discussed a book that has been on so many of the “must read” lists lately, including being named Amazon’s Best Novel of 2017.  Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng is the perfect novel for a book club because it’s an engrossing page-turner that still deals with complex issues like […]