6 Oct 2017

Find Your Inner Child at The Pfister | Michelle Pilak | Content Writer at Bader Rutter

Find Your Inner Child at The Pfister | Michelle Pilak | Content Writer at Bader Rutter

On every table, a single red bloom. As I enter The Pfister Hotel lobby, the sweet fragrance hits me before my eyes notice the sea of dainty centerpieces. Red roses pop against dark wood tables, their rounded petals softening the formality of the space. Making it feel like a home. I’m not the only one […]

1 Oct 2017

Doors Open at the Pfister

Doors Open at the Pfister

Doors Open Milwaukee was last weekend, a chance to explore behind-the-scenes of more than 150 buildings throughout the city. Peter Mortensen, Chief Concierge and Historian at the Pfister, gave the presentation at Doors Open. Peter has worked here for 31 years, and he’s a treasure. Something I particularly love about Peter is his extensive vocabulary—it’s […]

29 Sep 2017

Wonderland | Marisa Riley | Public Relations Team Leader at Bader Rutter

Wonderland | Marisa Riley | Public Relations Team Leader at Bader Rutter

  While I tried on the narrator hat this week, I was amused at what the role entailed. Stepping out of the day-to-day hustle and bustle to stop and observe changes perspective. And as I sat down at the narrator desk, one of the first things that caught my eye was a flyer for the […]

22 Sep 2017

Keep Your Eyes Wide Open | Jane McDonald | Senior Copywriter, Bader Rutter

Keep Your Eyes Wide Open | Jane McDonald | Senior Copywriter, Bader Rutter

  I’m seated in the Pfister, trying to look at ease with my guest narrator sign, hoping a random stranger or two might sidle up and share an interesting anecdote or two. I try to look friendly and approachable, saying “hi” and smiling. I see shiny brass racks of freshly pressed shirts roll by, followed […]

15 Sep 2017

Roots | Nicole Adrian | PR Team Leader at Bader Rutter

Roots | Nicole Adrian | PR Team Leader at Bader Rutter

Everyone has them. Some people embrace them, while others want to forget about theirs and move on — or establish new ones. Roots. Spending time at the Pfister makes me think about my roots. There’s something about being in such a regal, historic building — one that’s a cornerstone of my hometown — that makes […]

12 Sep 2017

A Woman By Herself: Being Astonished with Margaret Muza

A Woman By Herself: Being Astonished with Margaret Muza

When Margaret Muza is developing a tintype, she expects a sort of miracle staring back at her. She’s pleased with a photo when its subject, who is usually huddled next to her around the plastic tray she swirls “fixer” chemicals in to coat the tintype and finish the developing process, gasps as their image surfaces. […]