28 Nov 2019

No Coincidences…

No Coincidences…

It was two days before I was to board my flight to India when I met them. Stephanie and Paula. Three strangers drawn together in the lobby of the Pfister over a cup of hot chai. It was ‘Tuesday Chai’ and I was not yet excited about my trip. Actually, just the opposite. Nervous. Anxious. […]

12 Nov 2019

Time Travel

Time Travel

From India to Beirut. Beirut to Amsterdam. And Amsterdam, home. Time Travel. Across four time zones. To a new day. And homemade chai here at the Pfister. Today I woke at 3:34am. To a full moon and minus six degrees. In India it was just after 3 in the afternoon and ninety degrees.  Memories flash […]

7 Nov 2019

Episode 1. Did you know that the Pfister has its very own book club?

Episode 1. Did you know that the Pfister has its very own book club?

I love books. All books. Anywhere and everywhere. I love the way they stretch across borders and speak in many languages. The way they sit on shelves and lay on floors. The way they smell. And take me to places near and far. The way the words fall into place, sometimes so devastatingly and beautifully, […]

24 Sep 2019

Dandelions

Dandelions

“By the time you see a dandelion plant it is well established. There is always a new generation waiting.” Molly Snyder finds dandelions beautiful. Dandelions. It is not what I expected her to say when she was here at the Pfister, her hand in mine. I was drawing on her with my henna cone and […]

23 Sep 2019

Lost and Found

Lost and Found

It is easy to get lost in the majesty of the Pfister. In its leather and gold. Imported marbles and stained glass. Carved wood and wrought iron. Arresting art and cozy fireplaces. This is what they talk about when I ask them about the Pfister. Why they stay. And why they keep coming back. Its […]

7 Sep 2019

oh, the bar snacks!

oh, the bar snacks!

i am sure i am not the first one to write about them and probably will not be the last, but the bar snacks!  what is it about them? the elegant silver? the color? pumpkin orange and october brown autumn white and winter green long and short square and round they are something to look […]