1 May 2012

The Experience Only a Concierge Can Craft

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  It is the people who are the best at what they do who are the most difficult to write about. How do you document the seam which is so well constructed that it appears seamless? I’ve been trying to figure out a way to explain the concierge position for quite some time. Pfister Chief […]

1 May 2012

Like Chocolate Cake For Breakfast

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  That’s the best way I can describe this Narrator experience. My last few posts will be going live over the next couple of days and my successor will be at work getting acquainted with the speed and rhythm of this sparkling old gal on Wisconsin Avenue. From an artistic standpoint it’s been like getting […]

28 Apr 2012

Dancers Sparkle Across the 7th Floor

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    This weekend marks the 25th anniversary of the Wisconsin Dancesport Championships. The company has a long history with the hotel as they’ve held the annual event at the Pfister all these years. This high-heeled party brings dancers from across the country to compete at their specialized steps. It is interesting to see the […]

27 Apr 2012

Joe, The Rookie

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“I’m going to be 22.” That was Joe’s answer when I asked how old he was. His response was shared with a grin in that adorable way that only people up to a certain age are excited to tell you how old they’re going to be. Joe started with the Pfister as a busser at […]

26 Apr 2012

Roc’s Road to Milwaukee

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There tend to be patterns of why people live where they live. Often times they got a job nearby, or that’s where they went to school, or possibly their spouse’s family is from the area. Roc is a concierge at the Pfister and his path to Milwaukee definitely did not follow any of these typical routes. […]

23 Apr 2012

The Great Conversation

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  I was sitting in Timothy Westbrook’s studio this afternoon. It is a few days after his first successful gallery showing and already the man is back at work. While Timothy constructed new fabric joining cassette tape and wool I listened to the repeating slick/slack/creak/crack sound of his loom in motion. With the new dress […]