Toomuchloveliness: Weekend away

Staycation at Blackheath Lodge for a Weekend Away

I’m a born and bred Cape Townian who keeps falling in love with my city all over again. I once read this quote about London, Samuel Johnson said, “when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life“. On occasion I feel a little tired of life and it is normally this city…

Sleepover in the suburbs with The Vineyard Hotel

We visited The Vineyard hotel for a little escape and joined them for a date night dinner! We had a wonderful dinner at The Square restaurant for their wine and dine experience. The chef created an amazing tasting menu with highlights being the most amazing aubergine dish which wanted to celebrate all aspects of the…

Oranjezicht City Farm Market at The Waterfront

I was always a big fan of the Oranjezicht City Farm Market when it was in its original location. And I used to try visit on a monthly basis. However, when it moved to Helen Zille’s home and then again to the V&A Waterfront I fell out of the habit of going. However, on a weekend…

A night over at The Marly in Camps Bay

I am a Cape Townian born and bred but I actually spend very little time in Camps Bay. Or even any of the beaches at all. Our night over in Camps Bay actually felt like a proper holiday because we got to explore a suburb we almost never visit! We arrived early and watched the clouds…

The Alphen for the perfect weekend stay

We recently spent the night at The Alphen in Constantia which is only about ten minutes from home. I sadly spent the Saturday morning at work. We then grabbed lunch at Cheyne’s in Houtbay and headed to the hotel via the nursery in Constantia. We were able to have a night away whilst still being…

Constantia Fresh 2016

I only like two wine festivals – I like Constantia Fresh and I like Big Bottles. I hate most wine festivals because I always leave feeling ripped off and that I’ve been nickled and dimed. I don’t go to wine festivals that work on the coupon system. I have worked out that it is simply…

Learning to bake Loaves on Long!

Not that long ago I sprang out of bed pretty damn early to head down to Loaves on Long to spend my day with them learning how to bake some of their fantastic breads! I am not one for early starts but I know that Loaves on Long makes outstanding bread so was excited to…

Street Art in Woodstock, Cape Town

Graffiti started in South Africa with simple letters written across the walls shouting ‘Free Mandela’. Our graffiti culture has evolved and shaped into something both the same and something different. Graffiti now includes street art and their statements range from political to non-political. And the political statements are new and varied too. Freddy Sam is…

Red Bus, Blue Bus, Wine Bus, Two BUS!

This past weekend we went on a great adventure! I love adventures of all kinds and this one included a bus and a lot of wine. I know – I’ve already sold you! Maybe some background first? I’m sure you’ve seen that bright red bus whizzing around packed with waving tourists hopping on and off…

Taste of Cape Town 2015: All the highlights!

The Taste of Cape Town weekend is without a doubt one of my favourite weekends of the year. I have been going to this event for the last 7 years. Yes….. I’m getting old and its freaking me out. But the pleasure of attending this event to eat food from some of Cape Town’s best…

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