9 Jun 2019

Paul’s Spirit

Paul’s Spirit

It was my first Saturday at the Pfister as the Narrator and I was nervous. When the parking lot was full, I almost drove away. Telling myself that I could come back another day. But instead, I found my way inside to the lobby bar where I first saw her— older, with the same white […]

4 Jun 2019

travel to india and experience the art of henna here at the pfister…

travel to india and experience the art of henna here at the pfister…

as a little girl, my love for henna awakened me and all of my senses in a way that has never left me and even now the smell takes me back to india, on the floor of my grandfather’s flat, there is singing and spirited conversation— the kind that only comes when women gather to […]

29 Apr 2018

In and Out

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In and Out

In comes a large man in a salmon-colored hoodie, pushing a stroller teeming with an explosion of baby clothes…without a baby. Out goes a blonde woman speaking to her friend in Russian. She is carrying a bouquet of yellow orchids that seem to cringe as the cold air blasts them. Out goes a boy with […]

15 Mar 2018

What Landur Gives

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What Landur Gives

If you’ve been in the Lobby Lounge on an evening, and a man with a smile slow and sweet has asked if he could light your tabletop candle and refill your snack mix, you’ve met Landur. Landur is the lobby porter. This means he bustles around caring for all the details that make everyone else […]

18 Feb 2018

Keys and Characters

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Keys and Characters

  He sits down at the piano gently, like it’s a sure place of rest. He wears saddle shoes, polka dotted socks and a tartan vest. His stories skip like sprightly notes, zipping you along with them until you suddenly realize that in the past few minutes, he’s referred to eleven songs and their histories, […]

15 Feb 2018

The Things They Wore

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The Things They Wore

A pair of skinny jeans on a pair of skinny legs, a rolled up comic book crammed in the front pocket. A white mustache, impeccably trimmed. A hard-sided rolling bag the color of bubblegum with a furry neck pillow buttoned around the handle. A red wool sheath dress with nude pumps, accessorized with a flute […]