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, […]

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 […]

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 […]