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Wanderlust Exposé: Honeymooning in Summerland

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Summerland BC Here's a little fun fact that will blow your mind: our co-founder, Justine, got engaged in Bali at the same time she had the "Eureka!" moment to start a made to measure footwear company. So here's the mind-blowing part: while we were all in the late-night throes of launching our S/S '13 Flats Collection this past June, Justine was also doing all the last-minute runarounds to prepare for her wedding day. The woman can do it all. So, if anyone deserved a week away, it was Justine. She and her new husband, Conner, took a much-needed honeymoon in Summerland, B.C., a beautiful town on the west side of Lake Okanagan, between Kelowna and Penticton. Because we love to travel, here's Justine's travel-tell all, a Wanderlust Exposé on where to stay, what to do, and where to eat. Summerland, BC STAY We stayed at Glenoka Farmhouse B&B, which is a 1908 farmhouse on a five acre hobby farm with an orchard, veggie gardens, ponds, chickens and small herds of sheep and cows. Hosts Brian and Elsa and dog Sara served up delicious multi-course breakfasts on the front porch, with homemade jams, juices, granola and baking, and local (sometimes house) raise meat and eggs. Glenoka reminded me of summers spent as a child on my grandparents' hobby farm, and I think would be a great place to stay with children, and to show them where their food comes from. DO ...Bike the Kettle Valley Trail. This biking trail was made from the old tracks of the Kettle Valley Railway. Now it's mostly gravel, with an even grade (minimal hills!) and is a great way to get into the BC backcountry. We biked to Penticton and back one day, and from Osprey Lake (near Princeton) to Summerland another day. ...Go to the Beach. Summerland has a large public beach on Okanagan lake, which we took full advantage of when the sun was out. ...Taste the wine. Summerland features Bottleneck drive, a scenic route that covers over a dozen wineries. We also toured wineries on Naramata Drive by Penticton and particularly enjoyed Misconduct and La Frenz. ...Go Ogopogo monster hunting. Claim the $2 million prize by being the first to find evidence of this creature in Lake Okanagan.

Food at Local in Summerland

Local, Summerland, BC

EAT Our best meal was at Local's. The food was creative and fresh, with a large focus on local ingredients. I loved my house-made pansotti (filled with ricotta, lemon, and tossed with sauteed zuchinni, pine nuts, chili and garlic). Connor's pan seared duck breast, slow cooked duck fat potatoes, and kale was almost as good... I also appreciated the unique wine list, which showcased the region's best lesser known gems instead of the standard picks (which is what a surprisingly high number of Okanagan restaurants had). And if you, like me, have an "Ice-cream for Lunch" vacation-policy, Summerland Sweets serves generously sized cones and could be a daily stop. -Justine Barber, Co-founder

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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.