What We Love About November

What you need to do, see, hear, and talk about this month.

1. It may fall 24 hours pre-Thanksgiving, but we won't let that stop us from stuffing our faces to celebrate National Cake Day on November 26.

2. West Coast bound? Catch "Keith Haring: The Political Line" at San Francisco's de Young Museum, and learn about the social-justice underpinnings of the Pop artist's famous cartoony works. (Opens November 8)

3. For its 10th birthday, Catbird (aka the brand that practically invented ring stacking) will unveil six new pieces. We can't wait to get our hands on the diamond pavé City Lights rings—or, rather, to get them on our hands. (Catbird City Lights Rings, $680 each; catbirdnyc.com)

4. Hungry doesn't cut it: We're starving for the next installment of The Hunger Games. Count down to November 21, when Mockingjay Part 1 hits theaters.

5. In this month's The Woman I Wanted to Be (Simon & Schuster), the legendary Diane von Furstenberg gets real about the jet-set years, beating cancer, and, of course, designing the dress of the century.

6.Longchamp's leather tote adorned with British-American artist Sarah Morris' gorgeous kaleidoscopic patterns is just the thing for cold, gray, late-fall days. (Sarah Morris for Longchamp Le Pliage bag, $3,290; longchamp.com)

7.With the entire House and a third of the Senate up for election, it's extra important to rock the vote in the midterms on the 4th.

8. Country or pop—and this time around, she's firmly the latter—we love Taylor Swift. We're planning to keep her new album, 1989, on repeat all month.

9. We already adore ultra-buttery Creme de Corps moisturizer, but now that Kiehl's is partnering with the Norman Rockwell estate and Feeding America to donate meals to hungry families based on sales of the stuff—it's a no-brainer. (Kiehl's Limited Edition Creme de Corps, $30; kiehls.com)

Image 1 via Florian Sommet/Folio-ID; 3, 4, 5, 6 and 9: courtesy of the companies. 7 and 8 via Getty Images; 2 courtesy of Keith Haring Foundation