Toomuchloveliness: Marigold in Franschhoek

Marigold in Franschhoek: A Taste of India

We headed to Franschhoek for a fantastic weekend away. I pulled a post together on our recommendations of where to eat, drink and sleep for your next weekend which you can finds over here. One of our recommendations was to have lunch at Marigold in Franschhoek. We had such an incredible time that I wanted…

Toomuchloveliness: Franschhoek Boutique Hotel

A weekend with the Franschhoek Boutique Hotel

I recently wrote a blog post helping you plan a fantastic weekend in Franschhoek. My recommended accommodation for a brilliant weekend escape was the Franschhoek Boutique Hotel. This gorgeous little six bedroom hotel was a luxurious spot right in the heart of the town of Franschhoek. I always through the default would be to stay…

Toomuchloveliness: Franschhoek Boutique Hotel

Tips on How to Spend a Weekend in Franschhoek!

Franschhoek is a little cultural hot spot about an hour out of Cape Town. We recently visited for a weekend escape and ticked off a few of our Franschhoek bucket list items! If you’re looking for exciting ideas of what to do in Franschhoek I have you covered. We’re talking beer, fine wine, delicious food…

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.…

Beautiful Places to Drink Wine: Maison Estate

Beautiful Places to Drink Wine: Maison Estate

We found ourselves in the winelands without a plan or destination in mind. This almost never happens- I am such a control freak that normally all our weekends are planned to the T. Instead of getting on our phones and googl’ing, making lists and getting recommendations on twitter, I left it up to chance. And…

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…

Orangerie at Le Lude

I first visited Le Lude on the Franschhoek MCC tour before they were even open. They didn’t have a tasting room or a restaurant. Now they have a beautiful tasting space, food tasting pairings and a gorgeous restaurant! Le Lude makes the most fantastic bubbles and they are on my list of favourite MCCs! Make sure…

Exploring Terra Del Capo with Anthonij Rupert

I love a Franschhoek adventure! And our recent trip out to the Anthonij Rupert Estate was a Franschhoek adventure of the highest quality!  There is plenty to do at the estate and it should definitely be on your must visit list when heading out this side! You can enjoy a busy day of wine tasting,…

My Top Valentine’s Day Picks

Alright. I know. Valentine’s day is stupid. It’s superficial. And I know it’s a big marketing ploy. I know all these things. But I still really like Valentine’s day. I like the sentimental, I like the unnecessary fuss and I like having an excuse to do something special. Valentine’s doesn’t need to be a big…

The Franschhoek MCC Fest and Bubbles you should be drinking!

Every year Franschhoek hosts the most gorgeous bubbly festival! It really is a drop of magic! Everyone dresses up, the bubbles are flowing and we all get delightfully tipsy! This year was no exception with their black, white and a touch of bling theme! Just so we are all on the same page: Method Cap…

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