13 Jan 2014

2014 Artist in Residence Finalist – Brandon Minga

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2014 Artist in Residence Finalist – Brandon Minga

Brandon Minga – Milwaukee, WI   Proposal:  Built in 1893, The Pfister Hotel has long been known as a historic beacon of Milwaukee and one of the trendiest places to stay and play. In the late 19th century, while the Pfister was becoming the premier spot for Midwest movers and shakers, the hottest trends in […]

18 Dec 2013

‘Twas the night before Pfist-mas

‘Twas the night before Christmas, health and all through the Pfister a few creatures were stirring, some misses, some misters.     The stockings were hung without a single demand and stuffed with the sounds from the piano man’s hands.     A few guests were asleep in pillow-topped beds with visions of lions roaming […]

6 Dec 2013

Santa’s visit!

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Santa’s visit!

After last Friday’s tree lighting ceremony, Santa had a  ton of letters to go through just from the children who visited him here at the Pfister (this on top of all of the other letters from across the world). As a testament to the talent that the jolly ol’ man has, and his adoption of […]

24 Jul 2013

Interview with a Pfister lion

Interview with a Pfister lion

A couple of years ago, I interviewed the Bronz Fonz statue on Milwaukee’s Riverwalk for OnMilwaukee.com. As usual, the Fonz was super cool. So cool, he did not offer up a single word. Not even one “Ayyyyy.” Tonight, I interviewed one of the regal Pfister lion statues in the lobby of the hotel. I admit that […]

1 Jun 2013

New Orleans is in the house

I love New Orleans. I love the food, health the music, the architecture, but most of all, I love the resilience of the city. From a fire in 1788 that burned down the French Quarter to 2005’s Hurricane Katrina, New Orleaneans are survivors. And this spirit of overcoming hardship combined with the rich history, Cajun/French/Creole/Haitan […]

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 […]