14 Jan 2018

The Pfister Book Club Begins the New Year with New York

The Pfister Book Club Begins the New Year with New York

Lillian Boxfish is an 84 year old woman who spent her New Years Eve traipsing around New York City, reminiscing about her remarkable life and advertising career played out in the city she loved.  Our Pfister Book Club celebrated the threshold of a new year with the gumption-filled voice of Lillian Boxfish, a dessert fit […]

19 Dec 2017

The Pfister Book Club Enjoys a Book and Dessert as Spectacular as the First Snowfall

The Pfister Book Club Enjoys a Book and Dessert as Spectacular as the First Snowfall

She could not fathom the hexagonal miracle of snowflakes formed from clouds, crystallized fern and feather that tumble down to light on a coat sleeve, white stars melting even as they strike.  How did such force and beauty come to be in something so small and fleeting and unknowable?  You did not have to understand […]

15 Dec 2017

All Aboard the Polar Express!

All Aboard the Polar Express!

You’re snuggled deep in your bed, the soft ticking of your clock the only sound.  When the train pulls up in front of your house with a hiss of steam and screeching brakes, at first you think it must be a dream.  But then the booming voice of the Conductor calls your name, and invites […]

13 Dec 2017

Wise and Constant Friends

Wise and Constant Friends

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” -Charles William Eliot Long before I dreamt up the Pfister Book Club, these ladies began meeting at the Pfister to discuss books. Four years ago Tricia, no stranger to book clubs, […]

23 Nov 2017

Happy Thanksgiving, from the Pfister’s Table to Yours

Happy Thanksgiving, from the Pfister’s Table to Yours

For the last six years, since I married a man who breathes gratitude as naturally as air, I’ve been intentionally working on being more thankful. To be truly thankful requires many of the same skills  necessary to be a writer, after all.  Pause. Observe both the subtle, fleeting things around you and the obvious, steady […]

19 Nov 2017

Because a Hotel Has Known You for Decades

Because a Hotel Has Known You for Decades

Mike says that ten years ago, the Pfister saved his mother-in-law’s life. His wife’s parents were celebrating their fiftieth wedding anniversary and were just about to leave the hotel to meet their family for a party when his mother-in-law suffered a heart attack in her room. Pfister staff called an ambulance and kept her calm […]