22 May 2018

New Chapter: The Eleventh Narrator Begins

New Chapter: The Eleventh Narrator Begins

I approach my very first blog post as the eleventh Pfister Narrator with a potent mix of over-the-top enthusiasm and not an insignificant amount of nervousness. I am honored to follow in the footsteps of ten outstanding Narrators and excited to offer my voice to the collection of artifacts which document the events of The […]

10 May 2018

Step by Step: The Eleventh Pfister Narrator is Anna Lardinois

Step by Step: The Eleventh Pfister Narrator is Anna Lardinois

When she turned 40, Anna Lardinois made a pact with herself that would change everything: she would do one brave thing every day.  One of those adventurous days found her leaving her career as an English teacher.  Another felt like the right day to begin leading walking tours throughout Milwaukee, and she found it surprisingly satisfying […]

4 May 2018

If time, money, and fear were no object…

If time, money, and fear were no object…

Every few months, I’ve posted a new question to the “Promptly Yours” box at the Narrator desk on the lobby staircase. This month, the box was crammed full with responses, far more than I’ve seen before. The question? “If time, money, and fear were no object, what would you finally get around to doing?” Maybe […]

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 […]

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 […]