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: De Vrije

My New Favourite Burger at De Vrije in Stellenbosch

A few weekends ago we were out in Stellenbosch. We were um’ing and ah’ing between wine tasting, grabbing lunch or heading to Majeka House for an afternoon nap. I was voting for nap – but we were hungry! Luckily Jono remembered we hadn’t yet visited De Vrije, Bertus Basson’s new burger spot in the heart of…

Toomuchloveliness: Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden

Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden in Stellenbosch

This post is a bit of a moral dilemma for me. I started this blog to share all the good things. Buuut… if I share this… you’re all going to crash my new favourite spot. I have decided to put your needs above mine and share my hidden gem of the year. On a really…

Toomuchloveliness: Makaron at Majeka House

Tasting the Spring Menu at Makaron

I am a long standing fan of both Majeka House and Makaron their incredible restaurant. Majeka House is my number one recommendation for a splurge romantic weekend away. Friends have visited for anniversaries and babymoons and have always been wow’ed! I always suggest going early to fit in a splash in their hot tub and…

Toomuchloveliness Guide to a Weekend in McGregor

I’m a big believer in exploring your own backyard – whether it be a new restaurant in your suburb, long weekends away or a full scale cross country road trip. I hope to inspire more weekends away for my fellow Cape Townians and prove how affordable weekend escaping can be. I have found the Robertson…

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…

Toomuchloveliness: Robertson Slow

Taking it Easy at the Robertson Slow

I have a very dear friend who is the unofficial boss of the Robertson Wine Valley. And when she tells you to come to the Robertson Slow– you pack a bag. And when she sends you an itinerary – you do what she says. I was so delighted to spend a weekend being bossed around…

Toomuchloveliness: Casa Mori

An Artichoke Lunch with Casa Mori

Wonderful friends of ours host an annual artichoke lunch. It’s one of those – if you know, you know kind of things. Their family farm grows artichokes and every year they open up their home, Casa Mori, cook a ton of artichoke dishes and have a party. This is a “mean-ish” blog post because this…