The “Finding Joy” Festive Season Bucket List

If you follow me on instagram you might have seen me share a post about how I feel like I am struggling to find the joy and that a large part of that feeling is due to not feeling like I have something to look forward to. We had big travel plans for this year…

Tjing Tjing Momiji

Tjing Tjing Momiji and the Kaiseki fine dining experience

After my recent post on the SASSI Trailblazer awards for 2020 – and cooking Christina Semczyszyn’s beautiful smoked snoek dip we were SO excited to be invited to dine at Tjing Tjing Momiji. We have visited before and we were truly blown away by the food. They offer a multi course fine dining kaiseki experience…

Christmas gift guide

The oh so lovely 2020 Christmas Gift Guide!

My favourite part of the blog title is that I say “2020” as if I have been doing this for years and years! This is the first and who knows, maybe only, Christmas Gift Guide I have pulled together. Regardless, I am here for it and I am excited! I am not a giant Christmas…

Spek and Bone and why I’m their number one fan

Right, let’s get into it. Let’s hit the heart of it. Spek and Bone is just damn fine dining. We have visited before and we loved it before and here is the blog post to prove it. And the way I remember Spek and Bone is a casual eatery in the heart of Stellenbosch featuring…

SASSI Trailblazer awards

WWF SASSI Trailblazer 2020 awards and a recipe!

The WWF SASSI Trailblazer awards is a cause so close to my heart! We have had the privilege of attend the last four years’ events to cheer along the great chefs in the restaurant industry who are prioritising sustainability in their kitchens! SASSI is not looking to curb out love for seafood (fun fact: 312million…

2019 was actually a lot

It’s the 5th of December 2019 and I am unbearable tired. And I was running through the reasons of why I could feel like this and currently it isn’t late nights or work stress. Which is great – but then what the hell is wrong with me? SO tired. Bone crushingly tired. And sad. And…

Toomuchloveliness: Faber

Faber at Avondale: My lunch of the year

That’s a pretty big title. I know. My lunch of the year! But the more I think about it the more I am like – YA! This WAS the lunch of the year! Faber at Avondale absolutely blew my mind and is cooking the kind of food that really works for me. Faber’s food is…

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…