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Look for the Union Ice Cube

Ding! The elevator doors parted on floor number nine as I journeyed to the tippy top floor of the Pfister. I gasped at the full reveal of the open doors because there, before my heavily bespectacled eyes were two giants. Uh, excuse me, let me clarify that a bit. I mean two giants with impressive […]

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Snap, Crackle…ZZZZZZZZZ

The temperatures outside the walls of the Pfister Hotel have plummeted down into the ranges that are not safe for man nor beast. If you can avoid being outside in Milwaukee right now, you should find a safe refuge where exposed skin is not a victim of the arctic blasts swirling in the frigid air. […]

So Ma, how did you get to be ninety years old?
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So Ma, how did you get to be ninety years old?

Hello all, this intro is from your current Pfister Narrator, Jonathan West. It’s with the greatest of honors that I share with you this Guest Narrator post today from my immediate predecessor, the inimitable Anja Notanja Sieger.  While I was out of town over the holidays, Anja recently spent a lovely tea time with some […]

My Ice Cream Cone of Comfort
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My Ice Cream Cone of Comfort

You know how sometimes when you’re thinking about how you’d really like an ice cream cone, and then all of a sudden you hear the welcome tunes of the Good Humor truck coming down your block? The mind is a mighty mystery of chance and providence, my friends. I recently had one of my own […]

A Trip Down Suburbia Lane
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A Trip Down Suburbia Lane

Long ago I came to the realization that I love cities. I love being crammed up against a great mix of interesting and different people from all walks of life. I love jostling in close proximity to commuters and strap hangers. And the melody of honking horns and loud sounds bouncing off of towering buildings […]

Winter Weddingland
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Winter Weddingland

Hang around the lobby long enough and you end up walking into a moment when you feel like you’re on the set of a classic Hollywood film. When I came across three beauties in soft, fuzzy wraps and golden gowns I wouldn’t have been surprised if Rosemary Clooney herself had rushed up and joined their […]