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 […]

18 Feb 2018

Keys and Characters

Keys and Characters

  He sits down at the piano gently, like it’s a sure place of rest. He wears saddle shoes, polka dotted socks and a tartan vest. His stories skip like sprightly notes, zipping you along with them until you suddenly realize that in the past few minutes, he’s referred to eleven songs and their histories, […]

15 Feb 2018

The Things They Wore

The Things They Wore

A pair of skinny jeans on a pair of skinny legs, a rolled up comic book crammed in the front pocket. A white mustache, impeccably trimmed. A hard-sided rolling bag the color of bubblegum with a furry neck pillow buttoned around the handle. A red wool sheath dress with nude pumps, accessorized with a flute […]