Dîner En Blanc 2016, International/USA

Photo: Sarah Anderson for Average Socialite
Affair: Dîner En Blanc 2016

When/Hot Spot:
Melbourne, Australia ~ Saturday, February 27
Auckland, New Zealand ~ Saturday, February 27

Hong Kong ~ Saturday, May 6, 2016
Boston, MA ~ Saturday, July 30, 2016
Pittsburgh, PA ~ Saturday, August 27, 2016
Washington, DC ~ Saturday, August 27, 2016
Atlanta, GA ~ Saturday, September 10, 2016
New York, NY ~ Thursday, September 15, 2016
Sacramento, CA ~ Saturday, October 8, 2016
Orlando, FL ~ Thursday, October 13, 2016
Brisbane, AU ~ Saturday, October 22, 2016
West Palm Beach, FL ~ Friday, November 4, 2016
Los Angeles, CA ~ Friday, November 4, 2016

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 varies in each city. Please check your specific city for details.

Melbourne: Saturday, February 27, 2016. @DinerEnBlancMEL
Registration opens on Thursday 11 February 2016. Please note, an email with a link to register (only activated at 8am on Thursday 11 February) will be sent from melbourne@dinerenblanc.info

Auckland: Saturday, February 27, 2016. @DinerEnBlancAKL
- Phase 1: January 27, 2016 @ 8AM
- Phase 2: February 3, 2016 @ 8AM
- Phase 3: February 10, 2016 @ 8AM

Hong Kong: Saturday, May 6, 2016

Boston: Saturday, July 30, 2016. @DinerEnBlancBOS
- Phase 1: June 30, 2016 @ 12PM
- Phase 2: July 7, 2016 @ 12PM
- Phase 3: July 18, 2016 @ 2PM

Pittsburgh: Saturday, August 27, 2016. @DinerEnBlancPIT

Washington, DC: Saturday, August 27, 2016 @DinerEnBlancDC

Atlanta: Saturday, September 10, 2016 
- Phase 1: August 22, 2016 @ 10PM

New York City: Thursday, September 15, 2016 @DinerEnBlancNYC

Los Angeles: Friday, November 4, 2016 @DinerEnBlancLA #DEBLA

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