27 Aug 2012

Get them While You Can: Summer Menu Items at Cafe Pfister

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Get them While You Can: Summer Menu Items at Cafe Pfister

Sure, summer is coming to an end, but while they’re available, you can still enjoy the delicious tastes of summer that Chef Brian has put together for the Cafe Pfister’s menu. Including two of Chef Brian’s favorites, the WELLspa Caprese Salad and the incredible Floribbean Panini. WELLspa Caprese Salad featuring: fresh burrata, heirloom tomatoes, torn basil, […]

17 Aug 2012

The Student Whisperer

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By all accounts, Timothy Westbrook is a cheerful guy.  He’s beaming whenever I see him: showing one of his fabrics to a guest, chatting with staff, carrying a cup of coffee through the halls or waving from behind the sewing machine in his studio.  Beaming. His good mood radiates with a different frequency today. Three […]

10 Aug 2012

Bravery

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Bravery

I spotted the boy first.  A fair-headed toddler with the ambition –if not the arm extension—to reach the hand towels all by himself.  Up on his tiptoes, he wiggled and stretched his fingers toward the sensor. His small grunts only rumbled out as giggles. His mother and I watched for an extra heartbeat before she […]

8 Aug 2012

Incognito

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  “So, who’s going to read this? Where will it be published?” I suppose this is what it’s like to talk with a spy or an undercover agent.   “Do you have to use my real name?” Or a fugitive from the law.   “You’re not going to mention where I work, are you?” Or, […]

3 Aug 2012

Good Genes

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Good Genes

Zoom in close. The young performer engages every facial feature to deliver this song.  Pan out slowly, generic take in her full frame.  She’s comfortable at the microphone and at home behind her guitar. Her singing is inspired and sincere. The lilt and texture of her voice is an appealing mix of Toby Lightman, buy […]

3 Aug 2012

Timothy’s 2nd Gallery Night + “Wedding” After Party

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Timothy’s 2nd Gallery Night + “Wedding” After Party

Pfister Artist in Residence, Timothy Westbrook’s second gallery night took place on Friday, July 27th. With the intention of creating a piece that referenced Elizabethan, Timothy decided to tell a story with his second gallery night piece.  Using guides from the 1890s, he created a piece that reflects Queen Victoria’s popularizing of the color white […]