9 Jun 2017

A Tintype Reveals

A Tintype Reveals

A few days ago, Margaret Muza took my tintype at her gorgeous studio in the Pfister lobby. The intricate chemical and photographic process she uses is a tale for another post—I’ve never seen anything like it, and the whole thing is truly fascinating. Something I wasn’t expecting, though, is the surreal moment Margaret places the […]

3 Jun 2017

The Rule Is To STAY FANCY

The Rule Is To STAY FANCY

Until today, all my four-year-old sons Oliver and Milo had seen of the Pfister was the restroom outside the cafe. I’d had to drop off some materials while I was in the midst of applying to be the next Narrator, and the plan was that I’d just run in quickly while my husband waited in […]

31 May 2017

Let’s Start a Book Club!

Let’s Start a Book Club!

There’s just nothing quite like a really good book club. Reading is usually a solitary pleasure, but certain books cry out to be mused over or bickered about. Certain books live better when we can see them from someone else’s point of view or yell together, “Can you believe that ending!?” Like most of life’s […]

27 May 2017

Art in the Pfister Emboldens Us All

Art in the Pfister Emboldens Us All

There is a disruptive beauty when someone is deeply passionate about something. Disruptive because it halts you, makes you lean forward and listen carefully, nudges you to examine your own life to see if you care about anything that much. Maeve Jackson (www.maevejackson.com) has this type of passion about art. Ask her about videography or […]

24 May 2017

I’ll Be There For You (Cause You’re There For Me Too)

I’ll Be There For You (Cause You’re There For Me Too)

Want someone to light up? Ask them about the people they love. I do that in Blu tonight. Chelsea and Lexi are the kind of friends who gush about each other in the most endearing way. They’ve been friends for only two years but both immediately say it feels like much longer, because they’ve slipped […]

19 May 2017

Delighted, I’m Sure

Delighted, I’m Sure

The Pfister lobby this afternoon is gilded, gleaming and oh-so-peaceful. I’m beginning my year as Narrator, which is so thrilling I can just feel life cracking open before me. A few things from my “real life”, which is usually distinctly less gleaming than this moment, are conspicuously absent in this magnificent place. I have two, […]