What’s hot and what’s not this week?

Taking a dip in favour of sea swimming, but bags of herbs are less of a winner

No, we’re not hardy enough to do it year round, but we’re nearly ready to dip our (shivering) toes in the water

No, we’re not hardy enough to do it year round, but we’re nearly ready to dip our (shivering) toes in the water

 

What’s hot

Swatch shades Loving the mix and match sunglasses from the watch company

Rihanna documentary We hope Peter Berg is making a popstar doc worth waiting for

Sea swimming No, we’re not hardy enough to do it year round, but we’re nearly ready to dip our (shivering) toes in the water

Sister Sadie/Brother Hubbard hot chocolate Gorgeous gloopy jug of chocolate with steamed chocolate milk

Sinéad Gleeson With another short story anthology on the way (The Glass Shore) Gleeson’s own Thin Places was also longlisted for a prestigious literary award

Melissa McCarthy The Boss bombed, but she’s Hollywood’s unstoppable leading woman

Hidden NutriBullet talents Discovering it can grind coffee beans. A revelation

What’s not

Broken reservation displays You go to the trouble of booking on Irish Rail, and then have to displace oblivious tourists

Bags of fresh herbs You never get through that mint. Why can’t we buy sprigs?

Redesigning ‘Peter Rabbit’ On the 150th anniversary, the children’s book covers get an unnecessary makeover

ROS Revenue’s online service is a stressful website experience

Dolmio Mars Food admits the sauces should be “occasional” because of high salt, sugar, or fat content

Phone storage Stop forcing us into the cloud and just give us more hardware space

Bill Clinton Get off the stage and let Hillary do her thing

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