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New York City: A Guide to Work Trips

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poppybarley-NYC-TopOfTheWorld Recently, Poppy Barley has been traveling back-and-forth to New York City. There are lots of great guides on things to do in NYC, but when you’re there to work, the city takes a bit of a different spin. A Pillow for Your Head We’re big fans of Airbnb. An apartment is often cheaper and more enjoyable than a hotel room. On every trip, we stay in a different part of the city (in January, we stayed in an apartment above the famous Ess-a-Bagel shop and ate an average 2 bagels per day each!). Recently, we shared a small room at the Ace Hotel which has an insane hipster vibe of turntables, bunkbeds and can’t-tell-what-time-of-day-it-is-darkness. poppybarley-NYC-BagelsCoffee Here to Work! NYC is designed for short-term working trips. With a coffee shop on every corner finding free internet and place to work is easy. To escape the bustle of NYC streets, co-working spaces like WeWork and The Grind offer drop-ins for about $35/day. These spaces offer desks, conference rooms, coffee, private phone booths and community of entrepreneurs. On my next trip to NYC, I plan make use of Breather – a network of beautiful, practical spaces (workspaces, wi-fi, lots of outlets, couches, etc) for $20/hour that you can reserve on the go (download the app). Here’s a fantastic guide to NYC’s tech scene (meetups, conferences, people, investors, startup companies, etc). poppybarley-NYC-e-commerce companies Where are the cool people? In NYC, it’s easy to jam-pack an entire week with places to go to meet people. General Assembly offers workshops and classes on user experience, data science, marketing, programming and more. Fashion Decoded creates events that focus on the acceleration of innovation at the intersection of fashion and retail. Startup Digest curates event listings of all things startup. poppybarley-NYC-ChelseaMarket Download Before You Go!
  • Using New York’s Best Coffee app find specialty coffee shops in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. Blue Bottle, Stumptown, Intelligentsia and 49th Parallel await you. The best $0.99 ever. (they have an app for craft beer too!)
  • Make your instagram shine with VSCOcam app to edit your photos with elegant, minimal processing options. The Empire State Building should not be cropped square, use the app Image Square to get the full photo on instagram.
  • Lost underground on the subway with no internet? Download this app that displays all subway maps without wi-fi so you’ll always know when to get off the train.
  • Uber!!! Especially if you’re landing in Newark. This app connects you a car in a tap of a button. A taxi will cost you $90 into Manhattan, Uber is only $65 (including tolls and tip!).
  • Use MapMyRun to find cool running routes in NYC and MindBodyConnect to find, book and pay for yoga, barre, pilates or cycle class on the fly.
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The Harley Heeled Sandal Ankle Size Guide

How To Measure:
The Harley Heeled Sandal: Take a tape measure and wrap it around your foot, right below your ankle bone as that is where the strap will sit (see product imagery and fit video for a visual demonstration). This measurement is based on the last adjustment point on the strap.

Size Strap length will accommodate an ankle measurement up to the size below
5 26 cm
5.5 26.5 cm
6 27 cm
6.5 27 cm
7 27.5 cm
7.5 27.5 cm
8 28 cm
8.5 28 cm
9 28 cm
9.5 28.5 cm
10 28.5 cm
10.5 29 cm
11 29 cm
11.5 30 cm
12 30 cm

The Esther Heeled Sandal Ankle Size Guide

How to Measure:
The Esther Heeled Sandal: take a tape measure and wrap it around your ankle, above the ankle bone, as that is where the strap will sit (see product imagery and fit video for a visual demonstration). This measurement is based on the last adjustment point on the strap.

Size Strap length will accommodate an ankle measurement up to the size below
5 23 cm
5.5 23 cm
6 23 cm
6.5 23 cm
7 24 cm
7.5 24 cm
8 24.5 cm
8.5 24.5 cm
9 24.5 cm
9.5 25 cm
10 25 cm
10.5 25.5 cm
11 26 cm
11.5 26 cm
12 26 cm

Belt Sizes

Natural Waist Measurement Typical Jean Size Belt Size for High‑rise Pant Belt Size for Mid‑rise Pant Infinite Belt Size
23-25" 23/24 26" 28" 1
25-26" 25 28" 30" 1
26-27" 26 30" 32" 1
27-28" 27 30" 32" 1
28-29" 28 32" 34" 2
29-30" 29 32" 34" 2
30-31" 30 34" 36" 2
31-32" 31 34" 36" 2
32-33" 32 36" 38" 3
33-34" 33 36" 38" 3
34-35" 34 38” 40" 3
36-37" 36 38" 40" 3
38-39" 38 40" 42" 4
40-41" 40 40" 42" 4
42-43" 42 44" 46" 4
43-44" 43 44" 46" 5
44-45" 44 46" - 5

Sizing Note: For the most accurate fit, measure around your body where you plan to wear the belt. Choose the closest belt size to that measurement.

Belt Diagram Accent Belt and Complement BeltThe Accent Belt, The Polished Belt and The Complement Belt size measurements start from the beginning of the leather to the middle hole.

Belt Diagram Infinite BeltThe Infinite Belt size measurements cover the entire length of the leather.

Belt Measuring Guide

Belt Measuring Guide

A - High-rise style:

If you plan to wear your belt around your natural waistline, wrap a measuring tape around the narrowest part of your midsection. Then, add 3” to determine your high-rise belt size.

B - Mid-rise style:

If you plan to wear your belt lower than your natural waistline, you will require a dierent size. If you have a particular pair of bottoms you intend to wear your belt with, wrap a measuring tape through the belt loops while in a relaxed position.

When wearing your belt in your preferred style, it should fasten in the middle hole. The belt will relax with wear allowing you to cinch it tighter, as needed.

If you plan to wear the belt in both the high and mid-rise styles, you have two options:

  1. Select your high-rise style and fasten it more loosely when worn in the mid-rise style.
  2. Select your mid-rise style and fasten it more tightly when worn in the high-rise style.