We get to meet so many of you each week with our Well Rounded NY giveaways -- we love all your comments, tweets, Facebook posts and Instagram shout-outs that remind of us of the reason we launched Well Rounded NY in the first place…for you! Today we're launching a giveaway that lets us bring our relationship with you to the next level. Yup, you guessed it, it's time to meet in person!

On March 5, Kaity and I are heading over to one of our favorite NYC pregnancy shopping spots, Belly Dance Maternity, for an exclusive evening of spring style. As if we weren't enough of a draw for you (how is that possible?!), you can also relax with a hand massage, sip mama-to-be mocktails, and shop without guilt with a 20% discount on every single item in the store. Our first 30 guests will go home with a swag bag too!

We're also sweetening the deal for one lucky Well Rounded NY reader with a $100 gift card to Belly Dance Maternity to help you build your spring wardrobe. The catch: you've got to be in it to win it (i.e. winner must be present at the event). Here's the details:

To get yourself in the game, comment below and RSVP to melissa@bellydancematernity.com. And spread the good word to all your pregnant friends! Then hop on over to Belly Dance Maternity's website, start building your wishlist, and get ready to be the Bump Envy of everyone you know.

See you next week!

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