The wait is over, Summer is here.
So whatever the weather has in store, we've rounded up everything new coming to a city street or screen near you.
EAT: at Social Fabric Café
The Stoneybatter food boom continues with the opening of Social Fabric Café, in the old post office on Manor Street. Elevating café grub, Karolina, Monika and Tomek are focused on making everything from scratch, with free range eggs from Magners Farm, break from The Bretzel Bakery and coffee from Cloud Picker. Open seven days a week for breakfast, brunch and lunch, they serve what we believe may just be the best chicken sandwich in Dublin
DRINK: at Roberta's
#ICYDK, June is espresso martini month. To celebrate Roberta’s on Essex St. East is teaming up with Ketel One vodka to create a brand-new menu entirely inspired by the coffee-vodka-Kahlua blend. You’ll be able to enjoy boozy brunches, espresso martini tasting and be given the chance to ‘build your own’ cocktail as part of the new launch. See you there.
In theory, if you wanted to attend a festival every weekend in June...you could. In terms of different tastes, there’s something for everyone with everything from electronic music to 80s rock, live art to food festivals, island escapes to woodland getaways. Our top picks for this month? Taste of Dublin (June 13 to June 16), Sea Sessions (June 21 - 23) and Kaleidoscope Festival (June 28 to June 30)
WATCH: LATE NIGHT
Mindy Kaling’s first feature-length script stars Emma Thompson as the first female talk show host, Katherine Newbury, who with falling ratings and pressure from above knows her on-screen days are numbered. So, she brings on board an inexperienced young writer (Kaling) to freshen things up. Released in Irish Cinemas, June 7. Watch the trailer, here.
LISTEN: to Madame X
Long live the Queen. Madonna is returning on June 14 with her fourteenth studio album, the dramatically titled Madame X. The collection is inspired by traditional Portuguese fado music and has seen Mage reunite with Mirwais, her producer partner from her Music and American Life eras. The album's lead single Medellin is a collaboration with reggaeton star Maluma but she has also collaborated with fellow Latin musician Anitta and rappers such as Quavo and Swae Lee.
READ: this month's Irish Tatler
It's in our hands. While the fight against climate change can seem overwhelming, in our next issue, we'll look at the achievable changes necessary to make our planet a better place. On shelves June 4 #onesmallchange
STAY: At The Conrad
The end of June will mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and a half-century of LGBTQ+ liberation. While events will take place all across the country, Conrad Dublin is embracing all things bright and beautiful. For those wishing to experience a night or two of luxury, pre, during or post PRIDE, Conrad Dublin are offering exclusive PRIDE package. Arrive to a bottle of chilled Henriot Champagne in your room, enjoy a delicious 3-course dinner in the Coburg brasserie and savour a pre or post cocktail at Lemuels.
BINGE: Black Mirror
Charlie Brooker’s scarily accurate dystopian series Black Mirror will return to Netflix for a fifth season on June 5. Following the release of Bandersnatch, this season is made up of just three new episodes. As the show tends to keep any new information on lockdown for as long as possible, little casting information has been revealed - aside from pop star and actress Miley Cyrus who appears in the trailer.
Most of us will have had an unfortunate run-in with linen before - it looks beautiful, pure and inviting when it's hanging on the rail, but after an hour in the wild (aka day-to-day life), it looks like a crumpled mess. A crumpled mess with creases that never seem to press out ever again, no matter how many times you iron it. But this season, fashion 'it' girls are going back to it like it's an ex promising it has changed...and by the looks of things, it really has. You can wear a linen pant with a fitted shirt, with heels, trainers, and as Lucy Williams proved, over your swimsuit too.
BUY: A GuppyFriend
Even if you're not making ill-advised sartorial purchases, you're existing ones continue to have environmental impact. When we wash synthetic garments, tiny plastic microfibres are released into your washing machine which then find their way into our oceans and rivers. Made from 100 per cent polyamide, the GuppyFriend wash bag acts a s a filter that stops even the smallest of microfibres from escaping.
Main image by Photo by Lindsay McGrath