Toomuchloveliness: Middelvlei

Middelvlei Boerebraai – a Proudly South African Experience

We recently joined Middelvlei for a beautiful Sunday afternoon braai! I often get asked by foreign visitors where they can eat traditional South African food. It is a tricky question for me because our food is so varied against so many different cultures. But I have often said the best way is to get yourself…

2019 Winelands Winter Specials

My SUPER HONEST 2019 Winelands Winter Specials

With the great success of my SUPER HONEST 2019 Cape Town Winter Specials list I had a couple of questions about great specials in the Winelands. If you’ve been following the blog for some time you’ll know I am a huge fan of weekends away or even lazy Sunday lunches or fancy date nights out…

Toomuchloveliness: Restaurant Seven

A Winter Special with Restaurant Seven in Somerset West

We recently visited Restaurant Seven in Somerset West to try out their winter special menu. They are offering a set dinner menu of three courses for R295 per person. It was my first visit and I wasn’t sure what to expect. I’m excited to report we were wow’ed by the subtle blend of a casual…

Toomuchloveliness: Botanicum Cafe & Grill

Botanicum Cafe & Grill for lunching in the ‘burbs

I live in the ‘burbs and love a sneaky Sunday lunch close to home with plenty of wine and indulgent food. To be honest… I like this kinda lunch on Saturday too and wine filled dinners wherever possible. But our visit to Botanicum Cafe & Grill was a Sunday lunch and it just ticked all…

Toomuchloveliness: Macau

Macau Launches their Winter Menu

We recently visited Macau it town to try out their new winter menu! It was my first visit and I absolutely loved the decor and delicious food. Macau is an explosion of flavours. Macau draws on the country’s heritage of Southern Chinese cuisine fused with Portuguese influence from Africa, Latin American and India. You will…

My SUPER HONEST 2019 Cape Town Winter Specials

If you’ve been following the blog for some time you’ll have seen my 2018 post on the Cape Town winter specials. It started like this: The latest Cape Town Winter Restaurant Specials are hitting the internet and I am finding them… disappointing. I’m not sure what your disposable income situation is looking like – but a…

Winter Specials at BOCCA

I have also loved the pizzas at BOCCA but as is the Cape Town way we often don’t visit the same restaurant more than a handful of times. We’re a flippant bunch and we happily flock to the new without going back to visit our favourites. Near the end of last year BOCCA changed hands…

Toomuchloveliness: The Chef's Studio

How to Cook with Matt Manning at The Chef’s Studio

Matt Manning is a dear friend of mine. And I am so unbelievably proud of him and Roxanne Manning for launching their very first restaurant. They are both fiercely passionate souls and are now fighting their way up the steep learning curve of running a restaurant. In true Manning style – they didn’t just launch…

Our Baked Kingklip feast with Cape Fish

Cape Fish recently invited us to cook up an Easter festive feast using their gorgeous kingklip. I popped round to their lovely shop on Saturday morning and was presented with a 1.4kg kingklip fillet!! I was daunted by both the giant size and a fish we don’t normally cook at home! However, I was so…

TML Financial Tracker

The TML Financial Tracker

In my initial #TMLFinancialdiet post I shared all my rules for the upcoming months. Rule number 13 was to track all my expenses in an excel budget. I had been doing this pretty diligently last year and had a great financial tracker which worked for me. I challenged myself to bring my financial tracker back…