19 Apr 2018

For Mother’s Day

For Mother’s Day

We are four generations of Sues: Sue Darling, my grandmother, Toni Sue, my mother, Nicole Sue, myself as mother now, and Flora Sue, my baby girl. Sue isn’t the loveliest name, but it shines for me because of the beloved, sassy, unswerving women who share it. Since I was a little girl who adored my […]

13 Apr 2018

Battle of the Happy Hours: Mason Street Grill

Battle of the Happy Hours: Mason Street Grill

This week, I’ve been exploring Happy Hours at The Marcus Corporation’s three distinct and lovely hotels in Milwaukee: The Hilton Milwaukee City Center, The Intercontinental and The Pfister. See what I thought of CLEAR Bar in The Intercontinental here, Monarch Lounge in The Hilton here, and Blu in The Pfister here. Where: Mason Street Grill, […]

12 Apr 2018

Battle of the Happy Hours: Blu

Battle of the Happy Hours: Blu

This week, I’ve been exploring Happy Hours at The Marcus Corporation’s three distinct and lovely hotels in Milwaukee: The Hilton Milwaukee City Center, The Intercontinental and The Pfister. See what I thought of CLEAR at The Intercontinental here and Monarch Lounge at The Hilton here. Today let’s head up to the highest happy hour in […]

11 Apr 2018

Battle of the Happy Hours: Monarch Lounge inside the Hilton Milwaukee City Center

Battle of the Happy Hours: Monarch Lounge inside the Hilton Milwaukee City Center

This week, I’m exploring Happy Hours at The Marcus Corporation’s three distinct and lovely hotels in Milwaukee: The Hilton Milwaukee City Center, The Intercontinental and The Pfister. See what I thought of Happy Hour at CLEAR Bar in The Intercontinental here. Where: Monarch Lounge inside The Hilton Milwaukee City Center (509 W Wisconsin Ave) Happy […]

10 Apr 2018

Battle of the Happy Hours: CLEAR Bar at the Intercontinental Milwaukee

Battle of the Happy Hours: CLEAR Bar at the Intercontinental Milwaukee

I’m such a fan of a well-done Happy Hour, the golden space that can melt a hectic, exhausting day into a relaxed, buoyant evening.  While most bars and restaurants offer a Happy Hour, some can be lackluster.  When I find a good one, with an ambience that feels fun, a menu that feels like a sampler […]

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 […]