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A Proustian Travel Guide: Brooke Hall

A Proustian Travel Guide: Brooke Hall

Brooke Hall

A Baltimore entrepreneur tells us about her perfect weekend.

Name: Brooke Hall

Profession:  Entrepreneur, Founder & Principal of What Works Studio, Cofounder of What Weekly Magazine, Cofounder of Light City Baltimore

Age:  34

Location:  Baltimore, MD

"Brooke is the Founder and CEO of What Works Studio, an award-winning creative agency that specializes in dynamic engagement through social media and live events, and the Co-Founder of What Weekly, 'Baltimore’s Best New Magazine' that works to highlight the good stories in the city. Brooke is also the Visionary Co-Founder of Light City Baltimore, an annual festival of light, music and innovative launching in Baltimore in 2016."

What are three things you wish people knew about you? 
I started my business by myself with zero dollars, one laptop and countless hours of hard work.
2. My super power is enthusiasm. I believe artists, innovators, and change-makers need enthusiasts.

3. Like many folks, I have a strong desire to create a positive change in the world. I dream big and once I imagine how something important can work better, I devote myself to implementing it. 

What are you most proud of?
Right now I’m most proud of how wonderfully Light City Baltimore is coming along. Once just a wild dream hatched by me and my partner, this new week-long festival of light, music and innovation launched on March 28. Oh, and my two kids. I’m pretty proud of them too. 

What is your most cherished possession?
Boxes full of old family photo slides. 

Describe the perfect weekend in Baltimore.
Picnicking at Cylburn Arboretum, visiting the American Visionary Art Museum, walking the Charles Street corridor and taking photos of architectural wonders. Shopping and brunch on The Avenue in Hampden. Lexington Market, Hippodrome Theater or a community theater, like Single Carrot Theatre. Dinner at The Charleston. Drinks at the Four Seasons Wit & Wisdom, A Tavern by Michael Mina in Harbor East. Evening stroll down around the Baltimore waterfront. 

What is your favorite neighborhood? And why? 

I like so many neighborhoods in Baltimore for different reasons. Harbor East is an exciting new neighborhood in town, a little slice of New York. 

Tell us about your favorite restaurant, café or bar. 

I love Ouzo Bay or the Four Seasons Wit & Wisdom for a night on the town. 

Alive, dead or fictional – who is your favorite local?

Easy one. Poe, of course.

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