Dîner En Blanc 2017, Various Cities

New York Diner En Blanc 2016 | Photo: Marinke Davelaar for Average Socialite
Affair: Dîner En Blanc 2017

When/Hot Spot:

Boston, MA ~ TBA
Pittsburgh, PA ~ TBA
Washington, DC ~ Saturday, August 26, 2017
Atlanta, GA ~ TBA
New York, NY ~ TBA
Sacramento, CA ~ TBA
Orlando, FL ~ TBA
Brisbane, AU ~ TBA
West Palm Beach, FL ~ TBA
Los Angeles, CA ~ TBA

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.

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

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