Our Luxury Calendar provides a comprehensive overview of the top events unfolding around the world every month. Some are micro-luxuries (like a really good book) and others are on a grand, epic scale. Personally, if schedules and money were no object, and we could do anything we’d like, here are our top picks for the best luxury calendar events and experiences in the world in November 2021. Consider it your luxury calendar of the can’t-miss events in fashion, art, music, sports, travel and culinary arts this November.
luxury calendar: how to have a brilliant November 2021
November is a month of remembrance, with Armistice Day and Veteran’s Day being celebrated. It’s also a month of anticipation, as the holiday festivities begin and the holiday lights start to twinkle. But for many of us, November is mostly about the moments spent with family and friends at Thanksgiving.[white_box]
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And this year more than ever, there is much to be thankful for. In addition to obvious things like family and good health, we are thankful that, despite the difficulties of 2021, there are still events and activities taking place throughout the world that spread joy. And this month there is no shortage of them.
This November, performing arts lovers can enjoy a plethora of stage productions including old favorites like Company as well as the new work Eurydice at the Metropolitan Opera. And in the visual arts space, the arrival of the Obama portraits out west coincides with the landmark opening of Black American Portraits.
And for those looking to get away from it all: the St. Barth Gourmet Festival is returning, the Geneva Watch Auction: XIV is back to help you get the jump on Christmas shopping or simply book yourself a vacation at the newly opened Reykjavík Edition.
No matter your interests or tastes, there’s much to enjoy and be thankful for this November.
the best events in the world of luxury in November 2021
It’s hard to narrow the list down to just the top 25 picks in the world of luxury in November 2021, but here goes.
the best events in the world of luxury in November 2021
we want to see
1. black American portraits
Coinciding with the arrival of the Obama portraits, LACMA is staging a complementary exhibition on over two centuries of Black American portraiture. Featuring 150 photos and paintings Black American Portraits will focus on Black subjects, sitters and spaces: emancipation, the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights and Black Power eras and multiculturalism in the ’90s – Nov 7 – April 17, 2022
“Phone rings, door chimes, in comes Company!” The hotly anticipated Broadway revival of George Furth and Stephen Sondheim’s midlife-crisis musical, Company will reopen at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. Katrina Lenk stars as a gender-swapped singleton Bobbie alongside the great Patti LuPone as Joanne – opens Nov 15
3. my name is maryan
Curated by Alison Gineras, My Name Is Maryan at MoCA in North Miami will show the fascinating and previously unknown works by Maryan, a Polish artist who survived Auschwitz and Birkenau as a child. It’s a tribute to perseverance and the power of art – Nov 17 – March 28, 2022
Eurydice is the second of three new works debuting at the Met this season. American composer Matthew Aucoin’s twist on opera’s oldest tale is to tell it from Eurydice’s point of view instead of tracking her attention-hogging spouse, Orpheus. Erin Morley sings the title role in a production by Mary Zimmerman – Nov 23 – Dec 16
5. the nutcracker
The holiday classic George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker returns to Lincoln Center from the NYC Ballet – Nov 26 – January 2, 2022
we want to read
6. frank gehry: the masterpieces
Jean-Louis Cohen’s newest book, Frank Gehry: The Masterpieces ($85), explores in depth the main masterpieces of Frank Gehry, including 480 illustrations and photographs, produced in collaboration with Cahiers d’Art – publication date Nov 9
7. tom ford 002
A fashion icon, provocative American designer Tom Ford brings us his highly anticipated second book, Tom Ford 002 ($135), which takes readers through the illustrious trajectory of his billion-dollar luxury empire, established in 2005 – Nov 16[white_box]
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The second Marvel movie of the fall season is Eternals, directed by recent Oscar winner Chloé Zhao. It’s about a group of peaceful immortals who are forced to come out of hiding to protect the earth following the events of Avengers: Endgame. The star-studded cast includes Angelina Jolie, Kit Harington and Salma Hayek – Nov 5
Kristen Stewart stars as Princess Diana in Spencer. The Pablo Larrain directed film takes place during the Christmas holidays in 1991, when she decides to end her marriage with Prince Charles – Nov 5
10. tick, tick…boom
Before Jonathan Larson was immortalized in the musical theater canon as the author and director of Rent, he wrote Tick, Tick…Boom!, an autobiographical musical about a neurotic, struggling theater composer. Lin-Manuel Miranda directs this Netflix film adaptation, which stars Andrew Garfield and Vanessa Hudgens – Nov 12
11. the shrink next door
Based on a true story and the podcast it inspired about a celebrity psychiatrist who becomes slightly overly involved in one of his patient’s lives, The Shrink Next Door on Apple TV+ stars Paul Rudd as the therapist and Will Ferrell as the patient – Nov 12
12. house of gucci
Lady Gaga stars as the charismatic, conniving former Gucci adviser Patrizia Reggiani. In real life, was convicted of arranging the assassination of her ex-husband and former head of the Gucci fashion house, Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver) in House of Gucci – Nov 24
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13. liaisons: reimagining sondheim from the piano
The highest form of flattery is a remix, and pianist Anthony de Mare has wrangled an impressive list of composers (including Jon Batiste, Meredith Monk and Max Richter) into reworking Sondheim songs into virtuoso concert pieces for Piano Dialogues: Anthony de Mare at New York’s Merkin Hall – Nov 18
14. robert plant and alison krauss, raise the roof
Thirteen years after the release of their surprise hit album Raising Sand, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss have finally reunited for a follow-up folk-rock collaboration LP, Raise the Roof – Nov 19[white_box]
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we want to check out
15. melbourne cup
The Melbourne Cup, Australia’s most prestigious annual Thoroughbred horse race, is a 3,200 meter race for three year olds and over, conducted by the Victoria Racing Club on the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria; it’s the richest “two-mile” handicap in the world and one of the richest turf races – Nov 2
16. art house
Opening in the former Barneys New York department store space on Madison Avenue is Art House, a new hybrid art exhibition space that aims to bring a flexible solution to gallery space. We can’t wait to see how they fill out the big street level windows – November 4
17. phillips’ geneva watch auction: xiv
Phillips’ Geneva Watch Auction: XIV will be chock full of some of the market’s most desirable timepieces. From a rare quartet of Philippe Dufour watches – the Grande & Petite Sonnerie pocket watch, Grande & Petite Sonnerie wristwatch, Duality and Simplicity – to a collection of five F.P. Journe “Souscription” wristwatches, each numbered 1, the lineup is headlined by a historically important, museum quality Rolex “Deep Sea Special” in stainless steel and gold estimated to fetch as much as $2.6 million – Nov 5 – 7
18. tcs new york city marathon
The 50th running of the TCS New York City Marathon hits all five boroughs; as the largest marathon in the world despite being limited to 30,000 runners this year due to Covid, it’s one of the World Marathon Majors and one of the biggest party days in New York City – Nov 7
19. salon art + design
The 10th edition of Salon Art + Design is at the Park Avenue Armory in New York showing historical, modern and contemporary art and design – Nov 11 – 15
20. lancaster classic motor show
The Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show is one of the largest classic car shows; held every year at the NEC in Birmingham, the event features over 2,000 classic cars, 300 classic motorbikes and hundreds of trade stands. The UK’s biggest car clubs attend, there are restoration demos and a two day auction – Nov 12 – 14
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21. reykjavík edition
Located next to the Harpa Concert Hall and near the city’s shopping center, the Reykjavík Edition opens this month. The hotel features a full suite of amenities, including an Icelandic restaurant, bar, nightlife space, rooftop, spa and a gym. It boasts 253 rooms and suites, which is massive by Icelandic hotel standards – Nov 9
22. thompson central park
Located steps away from Central Park, Carnegie Hall and other must visit attractions, Thompson Central Park is bringing its sophisticated cool character to Midtown. Inspired by the building’s musical history, it will feature live music, at times, and a musical motif throughout
we want a taste of
23. vineyard fest
After taking a hiatus for 2020, Chateau Elan’s Vineyard Fest is back for its 24th year. Experience more than 100 of the south’s best food and beverage vendors across the resort’s sprawling 3,500 acre resort – Nov 7
24. st. barth gourmet festival
The St. Barth Gourmet Festival returns for its 8th year featuring Michelin starred chefs from France for cooking classes by day and multi-course dinners by night. Hopefully while you are there, you find some time for a little shopping too – Nov 10 – 14
23. san diego bay wine + food festival
Filled dozens of events, a wide range of wineries, and a beautiful backdrop of sailboats and sandy beaches the San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival is one festival that you’ll be thankful you opted to stop by – Nov 11 – 12[white_box]
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what else is going on in November 2021?
This month starts out with All Saint’s Day on the 1st, which honors all the saints, known and unknown. November is also Men’s Health Awareness Month, so expect to see typically clean shaven men in the office, on Zoom calls, on the fields or on the greens sporting mustaches in support of Movember.
Election Day in the US is on the 2nd, so don’t forget to lace up your favorite sneakers and exercise your civic duty and vote. The 11th is Veteran’s Day in the US as well as Armistice Day commemorating the end of WWI. We are grateful for the service of all veterans and those currently serving.
wonderful holiday #1: diwali
Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, begins on November 4th. Spiritually signifying the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair. The celebration includes millions of lights shining on housetops and around temples and other buildings; the main festival night coincides with the darkest, new moon night of the Hindu calendar.
wonderful holiday #2: thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is celebrated in America on the 25th, along with many beloved traditions, including the 95th year, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.
Thanksgiving weekend will also see lots of football, including a Detroit Lions game in the NFL on the 25th. There will be lots of food and drink, chief among them: pie, as well as expressions of gratitude. And there’s also Black Friday on the 26th.
By the close of the month, the holiday season will have officially begun. Of course, no one will wait until then to start decking the halls: all month long, holiday lights and decorations will be installed in the glittering cities and charming villages of the world.
Wherever November takes you, we hope it leaves you feeling thankful.
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That’s it. Our luxury calendar of the best luxury events and true luxury experiences in November 2021. What are you most excited about?
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Jillian Tangen is the Head of Research at Dandelion Chandelier and a former Senior Research Analyst at McKinsey & Co and Analyst at Shearman & Sterling. She is an avid fan of Nordic design, having owned an independent lifestyle store and sales agency focused on emerging Scandinavian design. Jillian lives in New York and is married with three young children. She loves cross-country skiing, the New York Rangers, reading, travel and discovering new brands.