30 Mar 2020

Dance

Dance

In the blink of an eye, the world changed. Schools closed. Bars and restaurants closed.  All non-essential businesses closed. And here at the Pfister so did the Cafe, Blu, the Lobby Lounge and, of course, my own Tuesday Chai. As I face the frustrations, worry, and unknowns, I turn to my roots, my culture, my […]

29 Mar 2020

Finding our new beginning…

Finding our new beginning…

The Remover of Obstacles and Lord of Beginnings, Ganesha, can be found in homes throughout the world. Across borders, he is hard to resist. Usually portrayed whimsically and playfully, he represents hope, optimism, and good will. But here, Ganesha sheds a single tear. A reminder of the pain that inevitably comes but is too often hidden […]

24 Mar 2020

When the World is Upside Down

When the World is Upside Down

When my children were very young, I read them a book that stayed with me long after I stopped reading it to them. And now, whenever the world seems like it is upside down and I wonder what I can do, I think of this book. Barbara Cooney’s Miss Rumphius tells a story of a […]

18 Mar 2020

Episode 5. Did you know that the Pfister Hotel is Pet Friendly?

Episode 5. Did you know that the Pfister Hotel is Pet Friendly?

I must have had a bad dream. Because I woke up unsettled. Not just a little bit. But a lot. Like the world had come to an end.  Maybe that is because we are in less than uncertain times. Maybe it was just my dream.   But whatever the reason, all I wanted to do […]

10 Mar 2020

Celebrating Holi, the Indian Festival of Color.

Celebrating Holi, the Indian Festival of Color.

Today and yesterday, Holi, The Indian Festival of Color, was celebrated across India and in homes throughout the world. And today, just as I do every Tuesday, I shared a cup of my homemade chai with many of you here at the Pfister. Whenever I make chai, I think of my history, past, present, and […]

9 Mar 2020

Making Chai & Finding Home

Making Chai & Finding Home

Often times I find inspiration in the smallest of moments. Many of these moments happen when I am making chai. On weekends, I share them with my sweet Samara and Rana, making chai as I have done so many times since they were little, in either the early morning light or warm afternoon glow of […]