16 Apr 2014

Pfister familiar faces

Pfister familiar faces

As the Pfister Narrator, I’ve had the chance to meet people from all over the world including Cambodia, Germany and California. One of my favorite things to do is watch guests from afar and wonder where they are from and why they are at the Pfister before I approach them. (I try not to be […]

15 Apr 2014

Luckily, he has a sense of humor

Luckily, he has a sense of humor

When I found out that Brian was staying at the Pfister on business from Nashville – a place I’ve never been but have on my Bucket List – I was full of questions. Unfortunately, the majority of them were, accidentally, stereotypes. Whoops. I start by asking him if he likes music. I mean, EVERYONE from Nashville […]

11 Apr 2014

Blu on blue

Blu on blue

I never knew much about Denim Day until this year when I interviewed a woman for OnMilwaukee.com named Dawn Helmrich, cialis a sexual abuse survivor who is responsible for launching Denim Day in Milwaukee. Denim Day was started after a woman in Italy was raped by her driving instructor. The man was originally convicted, nurse […]

5 Apr 2014

So many strings attached: chatting with violinists

So many strings attached: chatting with violinists

The first time Pat stepped foot in the Pfister Hotel was in 1968, store and she was immediately smitten. She came to Milwaukee from Cleveland to audition to be a violinist with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and the auditions took place in the space which is now Blu on the top floor of the hotel. […]

31 Mar 2014

Forever a Pfister family

Forever a Pfister family

I have one month left as the Pfister Narrator, find and so, I am enjoying the final days, looking ahead to my future endeavors and reflecting on the beauty of what’s passed. One of my favorite aspects of this year is how deeply and richly my family was touched by the Pfister Hotel. My partner, […]

27 Mar 2014

A book, a goodbye and a letter to Guido

A book, a goodbye and a letter to Guido

Last night was the official release of the book created by resident artists Stephanie Barenz and I. Called “The Carriers,” the book features 28 of Steph’s gorgeous paintings and the stories I wrote about each. It is available at the Pfister Hotel gift shop. The evening was also a farewell party for Stephanie who will […]