27 Apr 2015

You see the woman in the nude shag dress?

You see the woman in the nude shag dress?

When the professional ballroom dancers come en masse to the Pfister, expect to find several crystals strewn across the bathroom floor, shed from their glistening, parrot colored ensembles that induce the ordinary citizens in the café around them to exclaim, “Ah my god, I can’t believe it!” I go up to the source, the infestation […]

20 Oct 2014

She Works 7 Days A Week As A Fashion Designer

She Works 7 Days A Week As A Fashion Designer

“My biggest bugaboo is blue jeans, advice sweatshirts, flat shoes. I can’t stand it. Every time I get on an airplane, I’m over in Italy, I’m over in Paris, I’m over London, I can tell without even asking which gate I’m supposed to go to where the Americans are they have blue jeans, sweatshirts, flat […]

15 Oct 2014

A Room Full of Barometric Gages

A Room Full of Barometric Gages

Inside the rouge ballroom is a top-secret gathering of the stylish.   The nation’s first four-year fashion program (Milwaukee’s own Mount Mary College!) is holding a reception for AIDS awareness. There is to be a conversation between Timothy Gunn, American fashion icon who hosts the television show, Project Runway and Sister Aloyse Hessburg, SSND, who […]

29 Aug 2014

The Lady With The Hats

The Lady With The Hats

A box with twenty hats were left for me at the front desk the other day. Miraculously, all of them fit my head. I would like to end this story here and imply that I have a secret admirer, but I know who gave me the hats. I was introduced to her in the Mason […]

31 May 2014

25 Pedestrians of Milwaukee on a Friday at 4:30p.m.

25 Pedestrians of Milwaukee on a Friday at 4:30p.m.

On the twenty-third floor I go to the windows to learn about the pedestrians of Milwaukee. A man is just off work from a job where they blast air conditioning, sick see his long sleeves? This man is free now but carries the burden of his day and his backpack as he wonders what lies […]

11 May 2013

The Pfister Five: Meet international model Raengel Solis

Welcome to a new series on the blog called “The Pfister Five.” Occasionally, order I’ll post a five-question interview with a guest. To kick this off, here’s a chat with Raengel Solis, an international model who stayed at the Pfister recently.  Raengel was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. Eight years ago, she moved […]