8 Jul 2017

Local Charms

Local Charms

Too many Milwaukee natives are living right outside the Pfister’s famed red awning and miss out on the history, fun, grandeur, and amazing food, art, music and cocktails this place is packed with. Maybe we don’t think to stay in a hotel when our own bed is a few miles away, we mistakenly think Blu […]

14 Jun 2017

Creativity Comes in the Morning

Creativity Comes in the Morning

This morning, I return to these things: bacon, eggs, smoky coffee. The ting of fork on plate. The warming mid-morning light. I’m sitting by myself to soak up the quiet in the café, but two tables over, Carol beams. She exudes a calm joy that I need this morning. A jewelry designer, she proudly shows […]

3 Jun 2017

The Rule Is To STAY FANCY

The Rule Is To STAY FANCY

Until today, all my four-year-old sons Oliver and Milo had seen of the Pfister was the restroom outside the cafe. I’d had to drop off some materials while I was in the midst of applying to be the next Narrator, and the plan was that I’d just run in quickly while my husband waited in […]

20 Oct 2016

HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | OCTOBER 2016 | Fear Edition | “Conquering Fears”

HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | OCTOBER 2016 | Fear Edition | “Conquering Fears”

A good story about fear–well, it’s kind of vain–is about when I was 21.  I conquered a lot of fears by going to school in London.  I was going to UW-Parkside and found a study abroad program through UW-Platteville.  I really had no monetary understanding or issues; I just didn’t care.  I just knew I […]

25 Jan 2016

At 10pm on Friday Night

At 10pm on Friday Night

I love meeting new people in my role as the Pfister Narrator, viagra but there are some times when I’d rather fade into the wallpaper and listen; watching and admiring life passing by rather than having face-to-face discoveries. Times like 10pm on Friday night. This last Friday I had been at the Pfister early in […]

1 Oct 2015

Apples of My Eye

Apples of My Eye

After spending time with Brian Frakes in the bowels of the Pfister, remedy I am quite confident that I will have no need to visit any doctor for 96 days or so. Brian, the Pfister’s Executive Chef, caught me in the Café drinking coffee like I was in a contest to see if I could […]