We never really got over the magic of Leap Day. Sure it’s a normal set of 24 hours that lacks a big meal, a pimped out tree, or maybe an egg hunt, but Leap Day has a magic of it’s own. For one, it’s a day that peaces out of the calendar every four years— because Leap Day apparently doesn’t need to be at the party all the time. It’s that cool— and like all things rare, we still freak out when it comes around. Babies born on this day will technically age slowly. Ladies in Ireland will propose to men. Ten lords will be a leapin’— actually, no that isn’t what Leap Day is, but we’re excited nonetheless. We’re especially stoked because the calorie minded part of us are looking at it as an opportunity to gain an extra cheat day. Today doesn’t always happen, so of course none of these calories count, right? We’ll take that chance or leap, if you will. Here’s how you can do it the right way.
Spend the Day at a Bakery
A photo posted by ChikaLiciousNYC (@chikaliciousnyc) on Nov 8, 2014 at 9:21am PST
Or dessert bar? According to science and health (so health science) it’s good for us to turn off our phones and take time to ourselves to relax. Maybe you find reading in a nice sunny bay window relaxing. Or maybe you find fishing in the deep, creepily quiet wilderness relaxing. Or maybe, just maybe, you find spending a few hours at the counter of Chikalicious while you savor delectable, after delectable treat your jam. (Also, mmm jam.) Do yourself a favor: park a seat and wear your stretchy pants. Also, don’t forget to turn off all technology, like your Fitbit.
Make It A Crawl
A photo posted by Montana B. (@donutdivany) on Oct 2, 2015 at 8:52am PDT
This works best as a group, which makes Leap Day feel more like a holiday come to think of it, so round up your fellow sweet-minded individuals and hit up the best places around the city for a specific type of dessert. Be it chocolate chip cookies, or buttercream frosted cupcakes, or even pimped out doughnuts like from Queens Comfort, take your samples, hug everyone, and celebrate. The walking and travel times will also count as your daily exercise, sort of. That’s a double win.
Have It All in One
A photo posted by Black Tap (@blacktapnyc) on Feb 10, 2016 at 3:28pm PST
Go for the Black Tap milkshakes that’s making us go all wide and crazy-eyed. Who knew milkshakes would evolve from two straws after school with you and your steady boo at the soda shoppe to a Goliath of gluttony, rivaled only by the towering poufs sported by Marie Antoinette? For those unsure of exactly where to leap, this is a good go-to. It’s pretty much got it all: lollipops, slices of cake, sometimes fire, depending on the occasion. Sit down and take your time to enjoy each sugary bit of it, because we’re sure it’ll take you a while. Just no guilt OK? It’s not like you eat this way everyday. You’ll just do it when Leap Day comes around again in the next four years. And that’s perfectly OK by us.