A Not So Sweet Day at Sugar Beach

I flew out to Toronto at the end of October with the full intention of finally making the trek out to Sugar Beach. I moved away from Toronto the year it opened, of course. It’s located next to the Redpath Sugar Refinery so the area smells deeply of burnt candy. I kind of enjoyed that element though. We arrived to a serene scene only to realize why it was completely empty. Here’s why it was a not so sweet day at Sugar Beach:

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Despite Toronto being unseasonably warm in October, the waterfront was a windstorm. Pink beach umbrellas, while very attractive, do little to block wind. Our eyes were slowly filling with sand. Along with my camera lens. My darling photographer, CC Ruth was a stylish trooper throughout the whole experience. I found out first hand that my Alexander Wang Anouk boots are not made for cold beaches.

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hat – c/o ALDO
sunglasses – Ray-ban Aviators
earrings – c/o ALDO Shoes
lipstick – c/o Smashbox in Chill Zone
scarf – vintage
bodysuit – c/o Wolford
coat – c/o H&M
denim – c/o Frank & Oak
boots – Alexander Wang



Thank goodness I at least had this synthetic yeti coat that trapped all my heat in. Pro tip to on how to not have a not so sweet day at Sugar Beach: go in the the summertime. Or better yet, check the weather forecast for wind before traveling all the way to the waterfront. Should you find yourself in the same position, do what we did and head to the Saks 5th Avenue food hall. I suggest the coconut water from Greenhouse Juicery Co. Maybe even one of their ginger juice booster shots to avoid any ailments post cold beach.

photographs – CC Ruth

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