Autumn is fast turning into winter and we are seeking cosy knits and comfort food. There is so much to do and see this month both at home and out and about. Here are our top tips for November:
WORLD VEGAN MONTH
November is World Vegan Month. Whilst you might not be a bonafide Vegan, chances are that like most of us you are cutting down heavily on meat on account of your health and the benefits vegan diet have for the environment. Why not use this month as a chance to try out a vegan lifestyle? You can shop Vegan with our Vegan edit full of gorgeous vegan-friendly pieces including our vegan-fave Disko Bay Jacket - a soft and cosy alternative to shearling. Look to Deliciously Ella and the Hemsleys for delicious vegan-friendly recipes. You might find yourself incorporating more vegan-friendly choices way beyond the month of November.
ES DEVLIN MEMORY PALACE at Pitzhanger Manor, Ealing
Interdisciplinary artist Es Devlin OBE is known for her ambitious sculptures and environments across art, theatre and music. In this new large-scale work, commissioned by Pitzhanger, visitors are immersed within a vast chronological landscape mapping pivotal shifts in human perspective over 75 millennia. From the southern African caves in which humans made their first drawings, to the study in Switzerland where the world wide web was conceived to the steps of the Riksdaghuset in Stockholm where Greta Thunberg began her School Strike for Climate, the locations and moments represent a personal and subjective cartography and have been chosen by Devlin and her studio team to invoke our collective memories/history and to provoke dialogue and debate. Be sure to pop into the lovely Soanes Kitchen by friend of Gather&See Alex Head's Social Pantry afterwards for a little refreshment!
SEVEN WORLDS, ONE PLANET
For your Sunday evening viewing pleasure. The ever-inspiring David Attenborough is back with another immense series. From the depths of the South American jungles to the frozen peaks of Asia, and from the cities of Europe to the vast plains of Africa - Seven Worlds, One Planet features extraordinary animal behaviour and untold wildlife stories from each continent. We discover how our seven worlds gave rise to the great diversity of life on Earth today, and reveal the challenges now faced by animals in a world shaped by us. Breathtaking and, at times, heartbreaking the series is a must-watch.
WHAT TO EAT:
It's getting colder and that means comfort food season is on. This month we'll be cooking stews and soups to keep us warm. Soup is an easy, nutritious and cheap (we could all do with that!) option - butternut squash is a favourite with us. Meanwhile, a good dhal is perfect for this time of year and will work especially well if you are taking part in World Vegan Month. Deliciously Ella's Coconut Dhal is hard to beat. Finally, if you are anything like us and have the slightest sweet tooth then the classic crumble comes into its own at this time of year with so many fruits being available - apple and pair with a hazelnut topping and heaps of custard is top of our list or if you are feeling virtuous make like Alexandra Dudley and top with simple almonds!
Alexandra Dudley's Bruised Apple and Almond Pot
WHAT TO WEAR:
Knitwear, jumpsuits and new jewellery. First up, that chill in the air is not going anywhere - now is the time to invest in some serious knitwear. Check out our guide here
and take note of the particularly lush Sophie Knit
, the fluffy and warm Fair Knit
and the versatile and flattering Impact Wrap Cardigan
. Also this month we have an impressive drop of jumpsuits
from paired down organic cotton numbers from Vanesa Vinhas to colourful silk party pieces from new brand Clemmie Rose. Whichever end of the spectrum you plump for pair it, and anything else, yes anything else, with Kind's beautiful new Solar collection
- gorgeous hoops and necklaces in recycled gold that you simply won't want to take off. Perfect, and special enough, to wear every day.