This weekend flew by! I had a chance to check out both Taste of Greektown and the West Loop Art Fair, hosted a bridal shower, and spent time with my mom and Connor, but perhaps the most “blog worthy” event from the weekend was Friday night’s Dîner en Blanc.
Dîner en Blanc is an international tradition that started in Paris 27 years ago. The idea of the event is that at the last minute a location (ours was Federal Plaza in the loop) 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, meet for a mass “chic picnic” in a public space.
More from their website:
“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…”
Sounds magical, right? It was! I attended as a guest of Celebrity Cruises, one of the evenings amazing sponsors, and brought my cousin Katy along. We had the best time! Seeing that many people dressed in head to toe white (even white shoes were required) was breathtaking, and the whole event was truly unforgettable. I believe the next two events are in DC and LA, so if you’re located accordingly make sure to look into it!
You can shop my white dress from the evening, here.