Dîner en Blanc 2015, NYC/LA/DC/More

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Affair: Dîner en Blanc 2015

When: New Orleans ~ Saturday, May 9, 2015
Houston ~ Sunday, June 14, 2015
NYC ~ Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Philadelphia ~ Thursday, August 20, 2015
Vancouver ~ Tuesday, August 25, 2015
LA ~ Thursday, August 27, 2015
Toronto ~ Thursday, August 27, 2015
DC ~ Saturday, August 29, 2015
London ~ Thursday, September 3, 2015
Boston ~ Friday, September 10, 2015
Pittsburgh ~ Friday, September 11, 2015
Dallas ~ Thursday, September 17, 2015
Tokyo ~ Saturday, October 3, 2015
Charleston ~ Thursday, October 15, 2015
Singapore ~ Saturday, November 21, 2015
Hong Kong ~ Saturday, December 5, 2015

Hot Spot: Secret Locations, Various Cities

Deets: At the last minute, the location is given to thousands of friends and acquaintances who have been patiently waiting to learn the “Dîner en Blanc's” secret place. Thousands of people, dressed all in white, and conducting themselves with the greatest decorum, elegance, and etiquette, all meet for a mass “chic picnic” in a public space. 

Over the course of an evening, the diners enhance the function and value of their city's public space by participating in the unexpected.

Beyond the spectacle and refined elegance of the dinner itself, guests are brought together from diverse backgrounds by a love of beauty and good taste. Le Dîner en Blanc recalls the elegance and glamour of court society, and diners engage one another knowing they are taking part in a truly magical event. There are no disruptions: no car traffic, no pedestrian traffic, except for the occasional amazed and astonished looks from passersby at the scene unfolding before them. And we, as they, wonder whether it's all not a dream…

Le Dîner en Blanc is quite different from other evenings. Seats are allotted on site in a very specific manner. - Once confirmed, the presence of each guest thus becomes essential and mandatory, whatever happens and regardless of weather conditions; - Colour: white only; - Bring a picnic basket, white table cloth, table (between 28”x28” and 32”x32”) and foldable chairs (white); - Arrive and depart by bus or organised public transit; - Bring one’s refuse when departing and leave the place as clean as it was upon arrival.

Who You May Spot: Chic attendees. Celebs who have attended previous dinners include Gabrielle Union and Nicole Richie.

Hint For The Average Socialite: Cost is $32/person and $8 membership fee. One must know a member or be drawn from the waiting list to receive and invitation. 

Dîner en Blanc began in Paris and takes place in dozens of cities worldwide including Los Angeles, Washington DC, Miami, and London. For more locations and information visit the Dîner en Blanc site.

DC: Saturday, August 29, 2015 #DinerEnBlancDC Register here! $37/person and $8 membership fee.

NYC: Secret location is Pier 26!
Registration phases open on the following dates:
- Phase 1: Tuesday, June 30th at 3pm until Monday, July 6th at midnight. (Last year members & Leaders’ guests)
- Phase 2: Tuesday, July 7th at noon until Thursday, July 8th at midnight (Sponsored guests of last year members)
- Phase 3 (Waiting list phase): Thursday, July 9th will be split in 2 parts to avoid server overload. The same number of available spots will be given to Phase 3A and 3B.
- Phase 3A: At noon, people who registered on the waiting list in 2012 & 2013
- Phase 3B: At 3pm, people who registered on the waiting list in 2014 & 2015

LA: Dîner en Blanc LA is the most prestigious public locations in the city. Dîner en Blanc returns to Los Angeles, on Thursday, August 27, 2015. For this second edition, close to 2400 revelers are expected at a new and secret location.

The 2013 inaugural edition of this très chic picnic attracted close to 1300 cultural enthusiasts for a memorable evening on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. This annual secret affair, promises another unforgettable evening of elegance, beauty, and magic, as it takes over an undisclosed public space whose location is revealed only minutes prior to the commencement of the event.

Registration phases open on the following dates:
- Phase 1: Monday, August 17th at noon (2013 members and leaders)*
- Phase 2: Tuesday, August 18th at 3PM       (Sponsored guests of Phase 1 members)
- Phase 3: Wednesday, August 19th at noon (Waiting list)**
*Members are those people who received the invite code in 2013 and registered to attend
**Phase 3 are those people from the waiting list. If you haven’t signed up for the waiting list please do so here. Guests of members in 2013 will also need to sign up for the waiting list

Philadelphia: Thursday, August 20, 2015. Register here! #DEBPHL15

London: Thursday, September 3, 2015. Register here! @DinerEnBlancLON

Pittsburgh: Friday, September 11, 2015. Register here! @DinerEnBlancPIT
-Phase 1: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 12PM
-Phase 2: Monday, August 10, 2015 at 12PM
-Phase 3: Monday, August 17, 2015 at 12PM

Dallas: Thursday, September 17, 2015. Register here!  @DinerEnBlancDAL
Registration phases open on the following dates:
-Phase 1: Thursday, August 6th at 10AM sharp!
-Phase 2: Wednesday, August 12th at 10AM.
-Phase 3: Wednesday, August 19th at 10AM.

Tokyo: Saturday, October 3, 2015. Register here!

Charleston: Thursday, October 15, 2015. Register here!

Singapore: Saturday, November 21, 2015. Register here! @DinerEnBlancSGP
- Win tickets to Singapore Diner en Blanc! (Ends November 14, 2015)

Hong Kong: Saturday, December 5, 2015. Register here! @DinerEnBlancHKG

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