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Le Dîner en Blanc in October 2018

Posted by Chantal Blanchard on October 03, 2018 | 0 comment

In October, Le Dîner en Blanc is all about Australia and the United States. For the first one, spring is at its door and for the latter, autumn can be sweet and mild enough for a night under the stars. Three events in Oceania will be in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Toowoomba. On the American continent, five events are happening in Sacramento, New Orleans, Orange County, Charleston and Atlanta. However, the festivities open on the African continent with Le Dîner en Blanc - Nairobi!

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Indianapolis Hosts its First Le Dîner en Blanc

Posted by Chantal Blanchard on September 26, 2018 | 0 comment

Friendly, funky and hospitable are the terms that characterize Indianapolis - Indy for friends.  Qualities that made it obvious to Katasha Butler, Jessica Brand and Amber Clarke to host Le Dîner en Blanc in their city. After months of preparation, Le Dîner en Blanc - Indianapolis premieres Friday night (September 28, 2018). On the eve of the event, the 3 ladies took the time to answer a few questions and tell us more about their experience and desire to join the adventure.

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Le Dîner en Blanc – September 2018 Agenda

Posted by Chantal Blanchard on September 06, 2018 | 0 comment

Back to school is one of the most intense periods of the year. The summer lounging mood is fading out but this is not the case for Le Dîner en Blanc events! September is jam-packed with events all over the globe.

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A 5th Edition for Le Dîner en Blanc - Honolulu

Posted by Chantal Blanchard on August 28, 2018 | 0 comment

Le Dîner en Blanc - Honolulu returns this year to celebrate its 5th edition! Indeed, the very first edition took place in 2014 at one of the most spectacular monuments of the capital: the Iolani Palace. A success from the start, the following editions built and affirmed the reputation of the event.

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A 5th Anniversary for Le Dîner en Blanc – Washington DC

Posted by Chantal Blanchard on August 24, 2018 | 0 comment

Every year Le Dîner en Blanc - Washington is a must-attend event for the residents of the American Capital.On the occasion of the celebration of the 5th anniversary of Le Dîner en Blanc - Washington, we summitted to this great mother-daughter hosting team - Linda, Bryer, Kaitlin Davis – our 5-Year / 5-Question questionnaire to unlock their secret, to each year propose majestic events, up to the expectations of each guest.

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Let’s start with the basics… What is Le Dîner en Blanc?

Le Dîner en Blanc is a much-anticipated annual event, the location of which is only revealed at the very last minute. 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.

What are the key rules of the event?

Le Dîner en Blanc, and even more so the Paris event—which takes place without authorization—requires from the participants an exemplary citizenship and discipline. Here are the main rules:

● Guests commit to attend, rain or shine, no matter the circumstance.

● Exude Elegance … in white. Originality is encouraged, as long as it remains elegant and tasteful.

● Bring your own table, chairs, and picnic basket.

● Follow the Volunteer Leader’s instructions.

● Arrive and leave with your Leader. Nobody arrives at the site on their own.

● Drink responsibly. Champagne or wine only. No spirits or beer.

● Clean up: Take all your garbage with you and clean the area around your table.

If you do not comply with any of these rules, you will no longer be able to register for future Dîner en Blanc events.

How many Le Dîner en Blanc events are there in the world?

Founded in 2012, Dîner en Blanc International is responsible for developing this secret posh picnic in close to 80 cities in 30 countries around the world with close 120,000 participants. The largest and most internationally recognized Le Dîner en Blanc remains the original Paris event. Launched in 1988 by François Pasquier and his close friends, Le Dîner en Blanc de Paris attracts nearly 10,000 people annually.

Will the event be cancelled or postponed in case of rain?

Le Dîner en Blanc is a rain or shine event. Each guests’ presence is necessary and mandatory, regardless of the weather. In case of rain, guests must remember to bring a white or transparent raincoat, poncho and/or umbrella. However, if public safety becomes an issue due to severe weather (ex. thunderstorms, hurricanes, tornados…), the local Hosts may decide to cancel or postpone the event.

I was invited by a member to attend the last Dîner en Blanc. Will I automatically be invited back this year?

Unfortunately, you will not automatically receive an invitation to this year’s event. The current online system allows for one “registered member” and one “invited guest” to be seated at each table, making registered members the only ones to be automatically re-invited. In the near future, all Dîner en Blanc participants will become members, and both people will be automatically re-invited the following year. Until we make this change, you may return this year with the same person, get invited/sponsored by another member, or register to the waiting list to become a member yourself.

Is it possible to organize a Dîner en Blanc in my city?

Dîner en Blanc International has established an exclusive service to facilitate the organization and management of Dîner en Blanc events around the world. This turnkey service enables interested local teams to produce Dîner en Blanc in their own city, while connecting to the international network. For more information, write to info@dinerenblanc.info.

What is the selection process for hosting a Dîner en Blanc event in my city?

To apply to host a Diner en Blanc event, please follow the link to Le Dîner en Blanc - Application Form. We will review your application, and if your team is qualified, we will schedule a conference call to continue the application process and give you more information regarding the organization of a Dîner en Blanc event. Please take note that we will only consider applications if all requested information has been submitted.

What is the typical time frame for organizing a Dîner en Blanc event?

Organizing a large-scale event like Dîner en Blanc requires a great deal of commitment and preparation. We generally require a minimum of 6 months to help you organize and execute your event.
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If you wish to attend, or would like more information about an event in a specific city, please write directly to the city, by using its name, followed by @dinerenblanc.com (i.e. newyork@dinerenblanc.com)

If you wish to organize a Dîner en Blanc® in your city, please click on the "Organize an Event" link at the bottom of the home page to fill out the appropriate application form.

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