There are so many things to be thankful for this month, it’s hard to know where to start. We’ve got two new comfort food cookbooks on the shelf, a cozy home tour in the East Village, and one really juicy movie to cuddle up with. (Timothée Chalamet, anyone?) With our editorial theme of GATHER in mind, we’ve rounded up ten fun ideas for things to do this month — and all ten of them would be even more fun with a friend. Or three… you get the drift.

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Pop something good in the oven.

From the Oven to the Table, the newest book from Diana Henry has been named one of fall’s best cookbooks from The New York Times, and is full of flavorful one-pan dishes perfect for chilly weather.

Knit your own cozy sweater.

Sweater weather just got even better, because you can now knit your own cozy creation with a sweater kit from Wool and the Gang.

Watch a moody historical drama.

The King stars Timothée Chalamet as the newly crowned King Henry V, and Oscar buzz seems imminent. Be the first to catch it when it airs on November 1st.

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Tour a poet’s cozy East Village apartment.

Go inside activist poet Cleo Wade’s dark and vibey home with this tour from Nowness.

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Hang a pretty wreath on the front door.

Check out how Camille decked out her entire house for fall here.

Get into “empathy food.”

Yes, empathy food is real and there’s an entire chapter devoted to it in The Gaijin Cookbook: Japanese Recipes from a Chef, Father, Eater, and Lifelong OutsiderThe new cookbook by Chris Ying and Ivan Orkin is all about Japanese home cooking, and full of fun recipes like “Tonjiru” (a pork, miso, and ginger stew) perfect for comforting yourself on a cold night.

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Sign up for charm school.

We’ve cracked the code on what makes a person charming, and it’s not what you think. Find out more here.

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Finally learn what “hygge” really means.

We asked the experts, and found 8 genius ways to bring hygge into our homes.

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Plan your future country house.

Get your Pinterest board up and check out our roundup of nine utterly perfect country homes.

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Practice gratitude all month long.

Don’t just give thanks on Thanksgiving this year. Develop the art of practicing gratitude daily this month with these simple habits that can have a big impact in your life.


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