Maybe we'll finally see some good weather too...
Late spring but more like early Summer, May is a month to look forward to. With a bank holiday, the MET Gala, Justin Timberlake and Star Wars memes spamming up your feed, there's a lot to be enjoyed this month.
Below, we've rounded up everything new coming to a city street or screen near you.
Located on Aungier Street, the restaurant will offer a Korean dining experience with a menu featuring chicken burgers, pieces and wings, as well as vegetarian options such as cauliflower wings and seitan and beer. Inspired by a trip to Seoul, Chimac is the brainchild of Sofie Rooney and Garett Fitzgerald. The name is a compound word that comes from Chi which means chicken and Mac which means beer. The Korean inspired eatery will open its doors towards the end of May.
Baileys Strawberry and Cream
A drink that usually means Christmas now has a summery sister. Perfectly blending the fresh and delicious taste of strawberries with a light and creamy vanilla together with the signature flavour of Baileys Original Irish Cream, the limited edition drink is available in select stores around Ireland for €22.
Darkness Into Light
Darkness Into Light is Pieta House's annual flagship annual fundraising and awareness event. On May 11, hundreds of thousands of people all around the world will get together to walk from the darkness of night into the light of morning to raise awareness of the global fight against suicide and self-harm. Register here.
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile
We first got a look at Zac Efron as Ted Bundy in January 2018 when Zac posted a photo to his Instagram captioned "Meet Ted." Then, earlier this year, the deeply unsettling trailer dropped. Now, the wait is over as Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile is finally hitting Irish cinemas on May 3. The film seems the former heartthrob channelling the remorseless sociopath that was Ted Bundy with absolute meticulous precision - all from the perspective of Bundy's girlfriend, Liz.
Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent - Lewis Capaldi
Following the success of his single, “Someone You Loved,” Lewis Capaldi is dropping his interestingly titled debut album, Divinely Inspired to a Hellish Extent on May 17. The album will be available on CD, vinyl, digital download and a CD boxset that comes with exclusive sunglasses and a Lewis Capaldi calendar.
The Bride Test by Helen Hoang
The sequel to 2018’s The Kiss Quotient is *finally* here. Hoang continues the story of the arranged relationship between Khai and Esme. As Esme attempts to teach Khai—who is autistic—how to love, she finds herself falling for him, all while knowing he could potentially never love her back. This highly anticipated novel hits shelves May 7.
Located in one of the most historic parts of Dublin, the Liberties, the hotel brings colour and contemporary style to the area. has been renovated and re-developed making it one of the fastest growing of the city. The hotel's loft-style rooms are designed with the next generation of traveller in mind. Guests can Whatsapp the front desk, order room service by emoji and access their room using their smartphone.
The latest Netflix original drama follows a group of teenagers who are mysteriously transported to a facsimile of their wealthy New England town without any trace of their parents. Their newfound freedom will be fun... but dangerous. As they struggle to figure out what has happened to them and how to get home, they must establish order and form alliances if they want to survive.
Your Dad's Wardrobe
The dad-trend movement has been gaining traction over the past year with padded jackets and anoraks of Balenciaga and Vetements taking centre stage. Since then, we've seen even the most fashionable women swap their wide-brimmed straw hats for old-school logo-emblazoned baseball caps. Now, we're seeing everything from shell suits, to white chunky trainers, to straight-leg jeans, giant spectacles, bum bags and double denim walk down not only the runways (which are notion filled at the best of times) but the streets of Dublin too -and, we're into it.
A metal straw
It's 2019 and our planet is dying, it's time to change this. One easy way to do this is to cut down on single-use plastics like straws. While paper straws are a sustainable alternative to plastic, they're not the greatest replacement - so much so that more than 36,000 people have signed a petition to bring back McDonald's plastic straws. Let's not go backwards, switch out plastic straws for reusable metal straws that come with a fun pipe-cleaner.
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