Toomuchloveliness: Matt Manning

Sunday Lunch Club with Matt Manning

I’ve been eating Matt Manning‘s food for a long time. I knew him back when the only person who thought he was cool was Matt Manning himself. He taught me that you can crisp up gnocchi in a frying pan, that candied beets are a thing and that it is possibly to say petit poussin…

Toomuchloveliness: Weekend in Paternoster

Toomuchloveliness Guide to a Weekend in Paternoster

With busy work schedules and city stress we love nothing more than packing up the car and heading up the West Coast for a weekend away. This year we have discovered Paternoster for the first time during Winter and headed back again this Spring! We so loved spending time in this beautiful town that I…

Toomuchloveliness: Swirl at Stellenbosch Vineyards

Discovering Swirl at Stellenbosch Vineyards

On our recent weekend away to Stellenbosch we headed home via our final lunch at Swirl at Stellenbosch Vineyards. Swirl is is their revamped and re-imagined restaurant. Swirl at Stellenbosch Vineyards has created some incredible pairing menus to showcase their wine range and brilliant food. The restaurant was created as a wine and food pairing…

Spek en Bone

Spek en Bone: Small Plate Dining in Stellenbosch

Spek en Bone is a local gem in Stellenbosch which aims to be first a wine bar and then a restaurant. The wine list is fantastic with brilliant wines from both Stellenbosch and our wider wine region. The food is served as small plates with a focus on local and seasonal. I have been wanting…

Toomuchloveliness: Majeka House

Majeka House: Luxury Sleepovers in Stellenbosch

Majeka House is my favourite hotel in Stellenbosch. You would think with them being in the winelands they’d be on a lavish wine farm with rolling grounds. Majeka House is actually tucked away in the sleepy suburbs of Stellenbosch. The grounds are beautiful with giant cactus and bright blue furniture! I love the social areas…

Toomuchloveliness: Makaron Stellenbosch

Small Plates with Makaron in Stellenbosch

A very long time ago I joined Makaron in Stellenbosch for dinner and we enjoyed a fine dining meal in the kitchen at the chef’s table with amazing food and incredible wine pairings. To date this meal stands out as one of the best I have ever had in Stellenbosch. Fast forward quite some time…

Toomuchloveliness: Weekend in Stellenbosch

Highlights of our recent weekend in Stellenbosch

This winter season we spent a weekend away in both Franschhoek and Stellenbosch. I had such fun putting together a recommended weekend in Franschhoek that I wanted to try the same for Stellenbosch! Here are my highlights and recommendations for a fantastic weekend in Stellenbosch! We’re covering what to eat, where to stay and most…

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

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…

Botriver Rainbow Spring Weekend

Over at Toomuchloveliness, we are huge fans of Botriver. I think it is the coolest kick-ass town just about ever. We first discovered Botriver on our trip up to their first every Botriviera Spring Weekend. We booked a little self catering spot at Uitwaaien, signed up for the fancy Friday dinner and had a glorious…