9 Jul 2018

Take What is Bitter and Make it Sweet

Take What is Bitter and Make it Sweet

When Barb Paulini’s great- great grandmother packed all of her most precious possessions and bid farewell to her native Germany, before she left her home forever, she took a splice from her beloved rhubarb plant and tucked it into her trunk. As she sailed across the Atlantic to begin her new life, it is likely […]

6 Jul 2018

Sneak Peek at The Pfister Hotel Gallery Night Makers Market: Milliner Extraordinaire, Deborah Olson

Sneak Peek at The Pfister Hotel Gallery Night Makers Market: Milliner Extraordinaire, Deborah Olson

Deborah Olson’s love affair with fabric and form began in childhood. Her grandmother was a master seamstress who was as skilled with the needle as she was at creating her own patterns. Olson watched her grandmother transform bolts of cloth into magnificent clothing and was inspired to begin to create her own pieces. Soon, she […]

3 Jul 2018

Horn Player Blows Crowds Away

Horn Player Blows Crowds Away

The temperatures are edging towards 100, and the lobby is beyond bustling: it’s Summerfest! The typical business suits and blazers have given way to shorts, sandals and concert t-shirts. Festival fun is on everyone’s agenda and those who aren’t on the way to the Big Gig seem to be coming from the festival grounds. In […]

30 Jun 2018

Ready, set, explore!

Ready, set, explore!

Nothing thrills me in quite the same way that discovering something new does. I feel electrified when I stumble upon an interesting tidbit that was previously unknown to me. The anticipation that something will be revealed heightens all of my senses and when I encounter the realization- an unknown fact, a hidden mosaic, or a […]

25 Jun 2018

The Heart Thief Comes to Milwaukee

The Heart Thief Comes to Milwaukee

She looked so perfect, with her sweet face and rosebud lips, that you could almost believe one of the cherubs from the mural on the lobby’s ceiling had come to life and was now quietly sleeping in a stroller.  She stirred when she heard her father say her name. With the flutter of her eyelids […]

22 Jun 2018

Meet The Bells

Meet The Bells

What are the chances of having two items on your Bucket List leading you directly to The Pfister Hotel? Joe and Jennifer, guests from East Lansing, Michigan, found themselves in this unique position. A number of years ago, the couple decided to tackle the Lake Michigan Circle tour. The 1100 mile road trip found the […]