5 Jan 2011

Mapping a Model For Us

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There are so many songs about the open road, view taking a trip, beginning a journey or getting lost on a deserted highway. The first sunny day of spring, I always choose an Indigo Girls’ song that directs me to “get out the map, get out the map and lay your finger anywhere down.” Kit’s […]

3 Jan 2011

2011 Artist In Residence Finalist [VIDEO]

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The Pfister Hotel is known for its wonderful collection of Victorian art and its commitment to the Artist In Residence program. Now going on its third year, generic the committee reviewed 21 excelllent submissions and have choosen the six finalist. One of them will be chosen to be the next Pfister Artist In Residence.

3 Jan 2011

Milwaukee’s Favorite Cookie: Mochaccino Thins

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Congratulations to Mary Lamb, prescription for winning the 2010 Cookie Crown! Milwaukee’s favorite cookie is Mochaccino Thins. Chef Ash and Chef David stopped by Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin on December 23 to drop off 500 Mochaccino Thins.

31 Dec 2010

Ringing in the New

“What are you doing New Year’s, rx New Year’s Eve?” is, as the song dictates, easily the “jackpot question.” And though the Pfister offers an incredible package filled with celebrations and bands and cocktails, so, too, does Milwaukee. Whenever I run into people at the Pfister (especially the notables with celebrity clout, sales and tell […]

29 Dec 2010

A Pfister is Born

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Here’s the thing about the Pfister: all of its history, thumb its massive holiday decorations, its formally dressed staff and its exquisite service can be intimidating, but in fact, the opposite is true. This morning, while having breakfast in a near-deserted café, I  felt like I was at home. The relaxed feel of a staff […]

24 Dec 2010

Where Grandmas Get Noticed…

What I like the most about public places—the kind that allow for you to slow down and engage, health not the shop-till-you-drop big box stores or the endlessly-in-motion malls—is who you see gathering together there. I was one of the few (well, that’s a lie, there were many, as I’m sure retailers had hoped) who […]