It’s been a weird week for me. I’ve been sick all week (and still feeling relatively sick) so I will keep this short.
I’m one of those people that doesn’t really get sick, but somehow I managed to, and have been out of commission (the amount of things piling up are insane). The only thing I want to do is lay in bed with a cup of tea and get some rest- I swear this is a product of the weird weather we’re having in Toronto. Today I started feeling a little bit better and decided to take a little trek outside. After all, this is probably the only time I was going to see some snow in Toronto (this year) and I’ve been DYING to bring out my heavy winter coats. I picked up this really warm winter jacket from Members Only a few months ago and have been needing the perfect weather to bust it out. I picked the perfect place to go, somewhere that’s close, relaxing and a great atmosphere for when you’re sick – Cloud Gardens.
Cloud Gardens is exactly what you’d imagine it looks like based on it’s name. The city of Toronto describes it as a “tropical cloud forest nestled between the office towers of Toronto’s busy downtown core“, and it couldn’t be more accurate. The conservatory itself is beautiful, but the best part is being able to smell that lush spring aroma. It was the PERFECT placed to be, especially when feeling under the weather. There’s a bench at the top (at the time I didn’t think to take a picture of, figures) which is a great place sit, have a drink, and read a book – there’s an amazing (and convenient) coffee shop just seconds away called Dineen Coffee.
I wish there were more accessible spaces like this around Toronto. It’s the perfect escape from the gloomy winter months, and best of all, it’s free. Next time you’re in downtown Toronto take a moment to visit the Gardens. This place is a few block away from the Eaton Centre – and if you guys like shopping as much as I do then there’s no excuse because you’re in the area pretty often.
This was exactly what I needed after being cooped up inside almost all week. It was great to go and breathe in that fresh green air that’s been missing the last few months – it’s made me lust for spring even more. PS. The coat is faux fur – that’s the only way I roll.