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 […]

11 Nov 2017

The Pfister Book Club Takes Over the Rouge with a Discussion of Bel Canto

The Pfister Book Club Takes Over the Rouge with a Discussion of Bel Canto

  The Pfister Mezzanine was a wonderful place to hold our book club, but it pales in comparison, of course, to a bonafide ballroom. This week, our Pfister Book Club met in the Rouge for the first time, and the ballroom opened its elegant arms to us and our books. We saw our largest crowd […]

4 Nov 2017

Our High-Spirited Hearth

Our High-Spirited Hearth

I had planned to write a different post this afternoon, but the Pfister had other ideas. November in Milwaukee is orange turning brown.  It is cloudy skies and a dull chill in the air. Today I’m pretending winter isn’t edging closer so my coat isn’t warm enough. I expect the lobby to be quiet and […]

17 Oct 2017

Literature Should Always Come With a Side of Edible Gold: The Pfister Book Club Meets Again

Literature Should Always Come With a Side of Edible Gold: The Pfister Book Club Meets Again

I left the Pfister Book Club October meeting last week a little giddy.  Not because we all loved the month’s book, Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss, so much (spoiler: overall, it confused more than thrilled us) but precisely because even for a dense, perplexing book, 40 of you showed up.  The fact that so many of you […]

29 Sep 2017

Wonderland | Marisa Riley | Public Relations Team Leader at Bader Rutter

Wonderland | Marisa Riley | Public Relations Team Leader at Bader Rutter

  While I tried on the narrator hat this week, I was amused at what the role entailed. Stepping out of the day-to-day hustle and bustle to stop and observe changes perspective. And as I sat down at the narrator desk, one of the first things that caught my eye was a flyer for the […]

20 Sep 2017

The Pfister Book Club Reads Our Way Into Autumn

The Pfister Book Club Reads Our Way Into Autumn

The Pfister isn’t too old to change. It’s growing into the perfect place to engage with books and others who love them, and this was very apparent at our book club meeting last Thursday. 45 of us (!!) gathered to discuss The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor, and just like that, we outgrew the Pfister […]