One tried and true way to turn heads in NYC:

Around lunchtime, walk around with an ambiguous bulging belly/baby bump carrying an oversized Mr. Softee ice cream cone.  Lick and enjoy!

 
I went to the park for lunch to enjoy the sunshine and to get away from smelly paint fumes.  (my office is renovating)  I sat on a bench, listened to the birds chirp and watched all the kids and their nannies play at the playground.  What a great way to spend one of the first warm days of spring!

To cap off a great lunch at the park, I got myself an ice cream cone.  (a well balanced lunch considering I had a healthy salad. ha!)  You know it’s spring in NYC if the Mr. Softee trucks are on every street corner and the park is bursting at the seams with laughing children.

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After buying my ice cream, I walked a block back to my office and everyone- from small children to elderly ladies- stared me down as I ate my ice cream. It was as if no one had ever seen ice cream before!  My belly, my delicious cone and I must’ve been a walking endorsement for Mr. Softee!  When I looked back, a majority of those that stared me down were in line for their own cone.

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I love with each new season in NY, there’s always a new spectacle.  Hope it’s as beautiful wherever you are, as it is here in NYC.

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