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 […]

29 Feb 2020

A Celebration & A Reminder…

A Celebration & A Reminder…

Today marked the last day of Black History Month. For many it was a celebration of their fight, spirit, and beauty. But for many more, it was a reminder. A reminder of the struggle. That so many before us. And still now. Suffer. A reminder that there was once a time. And for some there […]

28 Feb 2020

A Place to Work and Play

A Place to Work and Play

Since the first day of 2020, I have drawn at least one mandala every day for the last almost 60 days as part of a creative making marathon that has grounded me in ways both expected and unexpected. It has been much harder and one thousand times more gratifying than I had anticipated. Not every […]