26 Apr 2018

Like Rare Birds

Like Rare Birds

Entering the Grand Ballroom today feels like entering a secret world, a riot of beads and color, a world I’d never spent any time thinking about before now but so suddenly seductive that I’ve been mesmerized, watching dance after dance, before I remember to find a seat. The women are brightly plumed and preening. They […]

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 […]

19 Apr 2018

For Mother’s Day

For Mother’s Day

We are four generations of Sues: Sue Darling, my grandmother, Toni Sue, my mother, Nicole Sue, myself as mother now, and Flora Sue, my baby girl. Sue isn’t the loveliest name, but it shines for me because of the beloved, sassy, unswerving women who share it. Since I was a little girl who adored my […]

13 Apr 2018

Battle of the Happy Hours: Mason Street Grill

Battle of the Happy Hours: Mason Street Grill

This week, I’ve been 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 CLEAR Bar in The Intercontinental here, Monarch Lounge in The Hilton here, and Blu in The Pfister here. Where: Mason Street Grill, […]

12 Apr 2018

Battle of the Happy Hours: Blu

Battle of the Happy Hours: Blu

This week, I’ve been 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 CLEAR at The Intercontinental here and Monarch Lounge at The Hilton here. Today let’s head up to the highest happy hour in […]

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 […]