3 Feb 2019

MIAD at The Pfister

MIAD at The Pfister

The Pfister is the place for so many things: grand parties, smart corporate events, and romantic getaways, just to name a few of them. Last Friday the hotel became a place of learning for a group of Art History students from Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. The artists, with their instructors Dr. Margaret Schmitz, […]

28 Jan 2019

Fast, Free and Easy- My MKE Favorites

Fast, Free and Easy- My MKE Favorites

Where do you go when you are newly relocated to Milwaukee and are hosting your first out of town guest? You want to showcase the best your new city has to offer, and give your visitor a wonderful time. If you are Ruth and Annette, you bring your guest for a tour of The Pfister […]

24 Jan 2019

Cozied up between the pages

Cozied up between the pages

The mercury continues to dip in Milwaukee and the term “wind-chill factor” is mentioned in each conversation: winter’s frigid chill has finally arrived. While Milwaukee has a fantastic independent restaurant scene, events calendars stacked with live music, theater and dance, the Bucks and museums galore, our visitors are opting to stay indoors. As the snow […]

21 Jan 2019

AiR Finalist Exhibition

AiR Finalist Exhibition

On January 18, art lovers from all over the city braved Milwaukee’s first snow storm of the season to attend the exhibition of the finalists for the role of the next Pfister Artist in Residence. The eclectic group of six artists were chosen from the largest collection of applications received since the program was initiated. […]

16 Jan 2019

Our Very Good Guests

Our Very Good Guests

Nicky and Louis turn heads when they walk into a room. The seasoned travelers have been all over the globe and have the calm demeanor of those who’ve seen, and done, it all. This is particularly noteworthy because Nicky, age 8 and Louis, age 10 are world-class miniature show poodles. The dogs, with their family, […]

13 Jan 2019

Dick & Harry

Dick & Harry

Over the holidays, I received an email from a St. Louis visitor, Jeff, asking about Dick and Harry, the stalwart Pfister lions who have been dutifully standing guard at the hotel since its opening in 1893. The lions, affectionately known as Dick and Harry, were purchased in Italy by T. A. Chapman for $1,500 (modern […]