Toomuchloveliness: Delaire Graff

Delaire Graff for Art and Wine

Our visit to Delaire Graff was extra special because of my new found love of South African artists. They are first and foremost a wine farm with a gorgeous hotel and award winning restaurants. BUT they can seriously deliver on the art! I chase natural light, bright colours and vast landscapes. I am obsessed with…

Lazy Lunches at Jordan

We have been slowly working our way through the Eat Out Top Ten of 2016 (and the top twenty nominees too). I have visited Jordan before on many occassion for both wine tasting and lunch at their amazing deli. I would highly recommend their deli for delicious seasonal food and stunning views. However, I have…

Bonne Esperance

  I love Cape Town – I truly do, but nothing is better than a quick city escape! We have some amazing getaway options from Stellenbosch to Franschhoek, Elgin and even Hermanus and Langebaan. We recently snuck away to Bonne Esperance for two nights in the sleepy town of Stellenbosch. We spent the weekend walking…

Equus at Cavalli with Restaurant Week

On a recent Stellenbosch escape we visited Cavalli. We were lucky enough to tie this in with restaurant week. If you haven’t heard about restaurant week I am sorry to say you have missed it this round but according to their website they are heading back in Spring! The idea is that a restaurants in…

Stellenbosch University Botanical Gardens

I recently escaped to Stellenbosch for a weekend which is one of my favourite things to do. I normally find somewhere lovely and hidden away. This time we stayed at Bonne Esperance, which sounds like the name of a wine farm, but its actually a little Bed and Breakfast and Self Catering spot bang in…

The Full Vergenoegd Experience

This is going to be one of those names my mom will not be able to pronounce. My mom is straight out of Ireland and comes with a funny accent. Say Vergelegen in your most British accent and it sounds like an old Irish surname. It would be ver-gel-e-gen in case you’re looking for a…

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…

Hartenberg Picnics

If you’ve been following along on the blog as of late there has been a strong picnic theme. I am a huge picnic fan! I love lazy lunches, lying on picnic blankets, chilled bottles of wine and escaping to the winelands! The first picnic to set off the craze was the beautiful chicnic at Allee…

A Little Longer at Longridge

After our previous visit to Longridge I knew I needed to head back! You would have heard me rave about their amazing food and wine pairing over here! It truly is one of the best wine tasting experiences and I would highly recommend a visit on one of these sunshiney weekends!┬áThe tasting is a little…