New and Noteworthy: November 2022
I can’t believe it’s already November. This fall is flying by but at least it’s the best season for everything new in tv, film, fashion, books, and more. Here’s what is new and noteworthy for November 2022.
Did you know that The White Lotus season two premiered this past Sunday night on HBO? It’s the same series but this time it’s set at a new White Lotus hotel in Sicily with an all new cast of characters except for Jennifer Coolidge who reprises her role. A few of the actors tapped this season include Theo James, Aubrey Plaza, Michael Imperioli, and F. Murray Abraham, among others. I actually think I might like this group much better than those in season one who were all pretty insufferable. The Four Seasons San Domenico Palace in Taormina stands in this season and after seeing the local, I have a feeling they will be seeing a rush of bookings.
There aren’t many shows the whole family can watch but Enola Holmes 2 airing on November 4 on Netflix is one of the few. The second film follows the younger sister of Sherlock Holmes, played by Millie Bobby Brown, as she takes on her first case as a detective, but to unravel the mystery of a missing girl, she’ll need some help from friends, and brother, played by Henry Cavill.
Now that The Serpent Queen has ended, I’m very excited that the sumptuous series Dangerous Liaisons picks up the Sunday time slot on Starz beginning on November 6. It’s not a retelling of the classic tale but a is a prelude to the story about the early years of narcissistic rivals and ex-lovers, Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont, who use seduction to control and exploit others. I love me some 18th-century so I will definitely be watching this chic period piece.
The Crown season five debuts on November 9th with another new cast of characters. Elizabeth Debicki finally has the height to play Princess Diana while the Dominic West plays Prince Charles and Imelda Staunton is crowned Queen of this season. It will be interesting to see how the cover this era of the Royal Family that many people already know from history.
I love Emily Blunt but time will tell if audiences connect with her in The English as an Englishwoman who arrives in the foreboding terrain of the American West in 1890, determined to wreak revenge on the man she blames for her son’s death. It debuts on Amazon Prime on November 11th.
The upcoming black comedy film, The Menu, focuses on a young couple, Anya Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult, who visit an exclusive destination restaurant on a remote island where the acclaimed chef, played by Ralph Fiennes, has prepared a lavish tasting menu, along with some shocking surprise. The trailer makes it look like The Bear mixed with The Game and Agatha’s Christie’s And Then There Were None. Can’t wait to see how it plays out when it hits theaters on November 18th.
While watching The Today Show yesterday, Jenna Bush Hager announced The Cloisters, a novel by Katy Hays as her Read With Jenna choice for November. She said it was for people who liked The Secret History and The Talented Mr. Ripley so I placed my order right away. I can’t wait to dig in tonight to the story that follows a curatorial associate at the Metropolitan Museum of Art who finds herself assigned to The Cloisters, the gothic outpost of the museum. “Desperate to escape her painful past, Ann is happy to indulge the researchers’ more outlandish theories about the history of fortune telling. But what begins as academic curiosity quickly turns into obsession when Ann discovers a hidden 15th-century deck of tarot cards that might hold the key to predicting the future. When the dangerous game of power, seduction, and ambition at The Cloisters turns deadly, Ann becomes locked in a race for answers as the line between the arcane and the modern blurs.”
If you’d rather curl up with a good book, there are several good ones being published this November. At Home in the Cotswolds: Secrets of English Country House Style take a look inside the Cotswolds’ most charming and inspirational private homes but you’ll have to wait until it’s out on November 15th.
I didn’t know we needed another book about Bunny Mellon but I’ll take it. I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise: A Life of Bunny Mellon, also out on November 15th, is from Mac Griswold, who knew Mellon personally and delves into her subject’s closely-guarded personal archives to construct an unrivaled portrait of a woman as complex and multifaceted as the gardens and homes on which she left her mark. I’ve already placed by pre-order.
Did you know that I have created a large selection of Playlists on Spotify? My new favorite is my Autumn 2022 playlist followed up by my Chic in Paris playlist full of cool contemporary French music. If you are ready to skip Thanksgiving and head straight to Christmas, I have a Christmas playlist for you too.
I have never had more messages about anything I’ve ever posted than the CashSoft Collection. So many of you bought a set to wear to travel and loved them. They also wash incredibly well and don’t pill because it’s a cotton blend not real cashmere even though they feel so soft they fooled my tailor. I hope you all wear them in good health.