24 May 2018

Shaken or Stirred- Bruce Spann can handle both

Shaken or Stirred- Bruce Spann can handle both

Every nine minutes someone in the US dies from a blood cancer. Bruce Spann is working to slash that number. His efforts to eradicate blood cancer have him working on his cocktail shaker skills and brushing up on drink recipes, because soon he’ll tie on a bartender’s apron for his June 4 stint as a […]

14 May 2018

A Grateful Goodbye

A Grateful Goodbye

What’ll we do with ourselves this afternoon?  And the day after that, and the next thirty years? -F. Scott Fitzgerald People tend to have strong opinions about The Great Gatsby.  They utterly adore it or they can’t fathom what all the fuss is about.  Readers of both minds flocked to the Pfister this week for […]

29 Apr 2018

In and Out

In and Out

In comes a large man in a salmon-colored hoodie, pushing a stroller teeming with an explosion of baby clothes…without a baby. Out goes a blonde woman speaking to her friend in Russian. She is carrying a bouquet of yellow orchids that seem to cringe as the cold air blasts them. Out goes a boy with […]

22 Apr 2018

The Pfister Book Club Celebrates April in Paris

The Pfister Book Club Celebrates April in Paris

Though Milwaukee was still appallingly wintery this week, the Pfister Book Club set our minds on lovelier locales with an “April in Paris” themed meeting. We discussed The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George, a novel about a Parisian bookseller who has the gift of “transperception”, meaning he can see deeply into his customer’s emotions […]

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, […]