Index: What’s hot and what’s not this week

Yes to George RR Martin visiting the IFI, but no to the underwhelming third season of Stranger Things

Stranger Things: disappointing third season

Stranger Things: disappointing third season

 

What’s hot

BURVIK Ikea’s handy tray-like side table

Ruby Tuesday’s Soul Food Caribbean food at Berlin on Dame Street in Dublin 

 George RR Martin at the IFI The author and screenwriter lands in Temple Bar on August 17th 

Blair Witch The upcoming video game version of the classic horror looks fantastic

The Well Large and airy new bar and restaurant on St Stephen’s Green in Dublin

GiveBack.ie A simple way to donate to a homeless charity while shopping online

The Tasting Room America Village Apothecary’s chilled out, minimal cocktail bar in Galway

What’s not

Blockbuster season Slim pickings in the cinema this summer

Scooter messers If you’re going to use an electric scooter, try not breaking the lights

Stranger Things Underwhelming third series

Irish humidity What is this new-found curse? 

Rustic straw hats Apparently on trend, but you look like you took a spill at the beach

Cover star ego Meghan Markle pays it forward by putting others, not herself, on the cover of Vogue’s September issue

Influencer herding Inviting everyone to the same event to post the same stuff is the new blanket coverage

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