22 Mar 2018

Beauty in the Back of the House

Beauty in the Back of the House

Donna is enchanted by all the secluded places in this hotel. She finds the most beauty in backstory and in the back of the house.  Her Pfister hidden gems are the places no one else pays attention to, and she relishes sharing why each of these spots is extraordinary and deserves to be noticed. She […]

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 […]

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 […]

18 May 2016

What Did You Create Today?

What Did You Create Today?

Everywhere I turn in this cozy room, I encounter a new artist.   Pamela Anderson, The Pfister’s new Artist-in-Residence, is on the west coast during this event, and her fellow artist, Melissa Dorn Richards, has taken up temporary residence in the studio, carving the thick white paint on her square canvases to re-imagine industrial mop […]

28 Sep 2015

The Only Problem Is That the Water Cooler Might Be Used to Wash a Brush or Two

The Only Problem Is That the Water Cooler Might Be Used to Wash a Brush or Two

How many times have you looked at a piece of art hanging on the wall and said, “My kid can do that?” And how many times have you taken brush in hand to find out that kids are cute, but making art isn’t for the feint of heart. It’s with this sense of awe for […]

29 Apr 2015

Toodle-loo.

Toodle-loo.

My term as Pfister Narrator is about to expire.  A bell is sounding.  A cane is coming to pull my waist off the stage.  A gong is sounding.  Ladies are booing, children are throwing popcorn at me, but I do not want to leave my flaming hula hoop. I still wanted to tell you the story about […]