25 Apr 2016

We Are The Sesame Street of All Hotels, People

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We Are The Sesame Street of All Hotels, People

I am a man of a certain age who is able to proudly claim to have been raised in part through the counting, alphabetizing, and sharing lessons regularly doled out on the standard bearer for all great children’s programming, good old Sesame Street. Even into my forties, I still have bold images of the residents […]

1 Apr 2016

Pamela

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Pamela

And now, we turn to Pamela. It’s Pamela Anderson’s first day as the Pfister’s new Artist-in-Residence. I will endeavor to answer all the questions that come along with Pamela’s name. No, she does not know David Hasselhoff. No, she does not tease up a mane of golden blonde hair. No, she does not run down […]

31 Mar 2016

Todd

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Todd

And then there’s Todd. Today is officially the final day of Todd Mrozinski’s term as the Pfister’s Artist-in-Residence. For me and others around the Pfister, this is the moment when Todd leaves us with one final everlasting shadow. His own. Todd made his mark during his artistic residency by using the shadows cast from the […]

15 Jan 2016

The First 30 Years

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The First 30 Years

Some couples got it. Ron and Maryann don’t just got it. They define what it means to got it. I think about marriage every day of my life as a really happily married fellow myself. Some of the things I think about are how satisfying it is to have a life partner and how you […]

13 Oct 2015

Live from The Pfister…Chatter and Paintings and Arias You Want to See

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Live from The Pfister…Chatter and Paintings and Arias You Want to See

Not that I think there’s a lack of reasons to come to the Pfister on any given day (I mean there’s the glamour, the great service, the lush accommodations, and all), but I’m happy to be giving you some spectacular special reasons to visit 424 E. Wisconsin Ave. in the coming weeks. This Friday, October […]

28 Sep 2015

The Only Problem Is That the Water Cooler Might Be Used to Wash a Brush or Two

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The Only Problem Is That the Water Cooler Might Be Used to Wash a Brush or Two

How many times have you looked at a piece of art hanging on the wall and said, “My kid can do that?” And how many times have you taken brush in hand to find out that kids are cute, but making art isn’t for the feint of heart. It’s with this sense of awe for […]