The Toomuchloveliness' Summer Bucket List

The Toomuchloveliness’ Summer Bucket List

I’m feeling super festive this year! I think it is because I have been out of the country for the last two festive seasons. And now that I am home in beautiful Cape Town with plenty of free time I am getting over board excited to do ALL THE THINGS!! I thought I’d put together…

Toomuchloveliness: Idiom Wine

Idiom Wine Farm and their new menu launch

I have been a long time fan of Idiom Wine Farm from their lovely Italian wines to their fantastic fine dining menu served in the most beautiful setting. We joined them for lunch when they opened two years ago and had a brilliant experience. Since then they have a new chef and a brilliant new…

Blanko Supper Club

Blanko Supper Club with Saxenburg Wines

We were recently invited to the Blanko Supper Club and had such a wonderful evening! I am so excited to share our experience with you- my only upset is that due to the romantic lighting my photos are not great. Please be forgiving of this! We had joined Blanko before for lunch and really loved…

Dinner with La Belle in Camps Bay

We recently visited La Belle in Camps Bay to try their new menu. Like any good Capetonian local I am a little cautious when it comes to Camps Bay. During the summer season Camps Bay is packed with tourists drinking expensive cocktails and smashing seafood platters. However, winter is a great time to head to the…

Toomuchloveliness: Love Thy Neighbour on Bree Street

Love Thy Neighbour on Bree Street

I recently visited Love Thy Neighbour on Bree Street with one of my besties for a big boozie lunch. We started at 1pm and only left at 5pm because we had made plans for the evening! We would happily have spent more time sitting under the gas heaters drinking great wine and finishing yet another…

Toomuchloveliness: La Petite Ferme in Franschhoek

First Thursday’s with La Petite Ferme in Franschhoek

Like any good Cape Townian, I know First Thursdays very well. It’s a busy Thursday night in town with art galleries, pumping restaurants and great wine. Franschhoek has cottoned on to this and has started their own Food and Wine Experience at La Petite Ferme in Franschhoek on the First Thursday of every month through winter.…

Lily's Restaurant Green Point

Lily’s Restaurant for Lunch in Green Point

When I was little my dad would take me for breakfast at Newport Deli. It was always busy and full of Sea Point regulars. Newport Deli closed a few years ago and the spot stayed empty. There was suddenly a hole in the dedicated local eating scene. Finally, Lily’s Restaurant has take over the Newport…

Terroir, top Stellenbosch restaurant

Terroir: Top Stellenbosch Restaurant

Terroir is a top Stellenbosch restaurant and a darling of the South African culinary scene. I have been visiting over the years and always appreciate the fresh, seasonal and authentic dishes being served. My godmother was visiting from the UK and my mom said: “book the restaurants and we’ll pay”. This is a unicorn statement…

Eating Everything at Hartenberg

Eating Everything at Hartenberg

Our first trip out to the winelands for 2017 was Hartenberg Wine Estate and they have set a fantastic tone for the year of adventuring to come! Hartenberg is known for their picnics, their shiraz and their beautiful gardens. I have been to a picnic at Hartenberg before and really enjoyed the experience. This time…

Picnic’ing with Grande Provence

Picnic’ing with Grande Provence

I can never resist a good picnic – especially when you’re picnic’ing on a wine farm with a glass of chilled rosé in one hand and a hunk of french stick with a slab of brie in the other. Grande Provence did an amazing job of providing all that and more. We arrived at Grande…

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