November is definitely a whirlwind month filled with so many different fun activities and lots of great new movies and TV shows dropping just in time for the holidays and colder weather! There are so many things to do in DC as winter approaches, so I’ve compiled some of the things I’m looking forward to attending this month.
I’ve gathered together articles that I’ve found both useful (making friends as an adult, combining relationships and software, and proper thank you note etiquette) and fun (Met Costume Exhibition 2020 announcement and the top hydrating sheet masks) for your enjoy reading. I’m also very impressed with the amount of interesting and diverse movies and TV shows coming out this month. It’s perfect for cuddling up with a blanket and cup of hot cocoa as temperatures drop and you don’t want to leave your home!
- I love this article on making friends as an adult – it’s hard, honestly!
- Managing relationships using apps and software? This article delves into pros and cons, as well as the implications for digitizing friendships.
- As temperatures drop, Jess Ann Kirby did a great compilation of the best sustainable and ethical winter coats.
- A fascinating look at why public figures have stopped apologizing.
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art just announced its 2020 costume exhibition: “About Time: Fashion and Duration.” It is inspired in part by the novels of Virginia Woolf and the theories of the early-20th-century French philosopher Henri Bergson and opens May 7!
- As gift-giving season approaches, here’s the dos and don’ts of thank you notes.
- The top hydrating sheet masks, ranked, and just in time for cold, dry weather!
- I was so sad when one of my favorite cruelty free nail polish brands shut down earlier this year, but am SO EXCITED to hear that the creator, Kathleen Lights, is starting up another brand of polish, Lights Lacquer, that’s completely her own! This article is a great look at how she overcame age bias in the business world and is thriving.
This past month I indulged in a wide variety of books spanning from the “know thyself” variety to murder mysteries to re-imagined Greek epics. I thoroughly enjoyed them all and can’t recommend them enough!
- Circe – the powerful feminist retelling of the goddess-witch from the Odyssey.
- Nantucket Counterfeit – a fun murder mystery set on my favorite island!
- The Rules of Magic – the prequel to Practical Magic, it tells the story of a family of witches cursed to never fall in love.
- The 5 Love Languages: Singles Edition – this book asks you to take a closer look at your relationships and work towards more healthily engaging with others. I especially found it useful when approaching family dynamics, strengthening friendships, and reaching out to difficult coworkers.
- Pocket Astrology series: Scorpio – I love a good zodiac read, and this one was delightfully accurate. I also got a copy for my Libra friend for her birthday and she loves it! This is a wonderful gift for your horoscope-obsessed loved ones.
Movies and TV Shows:
- Queer Eye Japan – November 1 on Netflix
- Harriet – November 1
- Let It Snow – November 8 on Netflix (I loved the book as a kid so I’m excited about this movie version!)
- Last Christmas – November 8
- The Great British Baking Show: Holidays: Season 2 – November 8 on Netflix
- Charlie’s Angels – November 15
- The Good Liar – November 15
- The Crown: Season 3 – November 17 on Netflix
- Iliza: Unveiled – November 19 on Netflix (she’s my favorite comedian!)
- A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood – November 22
- Frozen 2 – November 22
- Knives Out – November 27
DC-Specific Activities to Enjoy:
- Amadeus at the Folger Shakespeare Theater – November 5 through December 22
- Death Becomes Us Festival – November 8-10, but you can start grabbing tickets for the NYC version happening April 2020!
- EmporiYUM – November 8-10
- The DC Passport Program Winter 2020 Edition dropped last week – the opening party is on Tuesday, November 12
- DC Cocktail Week – November 18-24
- Brightest Young Things Friendsgiving Event – November 23
- Zoolights – beginning November 29 through January 1
- DC Brau Holiday Market – November 30
I hope all these fun events and seasonal shows and movies get you excited for the upcoming holiday season this month! Have a blast and stay warm!!