It's the most wonderful time of the year! No, not Christmas or back to school. It's Big Day Downtown time, that once-a-year opportunity when I'm invited to be part of a group of bloggers sponsored by the Downtown Halifax Business Commission to play, eat, drink and shop in downtown Halifax. I know, it's a tough job but someone's got to do it.
This year's spin involved choosing three cards from a large bowl, and seeking downtown adventures that matched the adjectives printed on the cards. I drew "authentic," "playful," and "dramatic." With those guidelines and my $150 prepaid Visa card in my wallet, I took to my city's downtown core on a beautiful late summer day.
I began at Serpentine Studios where I planned to take a hula-hoop class. Well that wasn't happening but co-owner Monique Ryan (pictured right) invited me to try Go-Go-Robics instead. Yes, aerobic Go-Go dancing, how playful is that?