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Canada’s 2016 Dîner en Blanc Season

Posted by Chantal Blanchard on June 17, 2016 | 0 comment

With the inaugural North American Dîner en Blanc taking place in Montreal way back in 2009, Canada was the first country to follow the tradition of Le Dîner en Blanc de Paris. Seven years later, Canada’s summer picnic season is looking busier than ever! Thirteen cities will be transformed for one night, as they share in the elegance and excitement of Le Dîner en Blanc. The festivities will start on the West Coast, with Le Dîner en Blanc – Victoria celebrating their 4th edition on Thursday, June 23rd.  A couple of weeks later, the Okanagan Valley and Sherbrooke will both take place on July 7th—one night, opposite ends of the country. The 4th e...

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Paris – Kept Secret Until the Very Last Minute!

Posted by Chantal Blanchard on June 09, 2016 | 0 comment

Le Dîner en Blanc de Paris took place last night in utmost secrecy. 2016 is proving to be a trying year for Paris. With the Seine river’s recent flooding, the workers’ union protests, and the upcoming (and highly anticipated!) UEFA Euro 2016, Dîner en Blanc organizers decided to keep the venue, and even the event date, secret until the very last moment.     Everything came together wonderfully last night, June 8th. Under a beautiful clandestine sky and the kind watch of local authorities, 7,000 friends gathered at the prestigious Place Vendôme for another unforgettably unique night.   The Minister of Justice had new neighbours for a few h...

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Dîner en Blanc First in Seoul, South Korea!

Posted by Chantal Blanchard on June 08, 2016 | 0 comment

As Dîner en Blanc continues to spread around the world, Parisian beauty and traditions translate across countries and continents. Over the last few years, cities all over Asia have passionately hosted the culinary event—from Singapore, to Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Tokyo.   Le Dîner en Blanc – Seoul will mark the inaugural chic picnic for South Korea on Saturday, June 11th. Seoul expects close to 1000 guests to done white and dine under the skies of what promises to be a beautifully hot night, with nearly 30-degree weather and a mix of sun and clouds.    Le Dîner en Blanc – Seoul is also making history as part of th...

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5 Years! Cincinnati Prepares to Celebrate a Milestone!

Posted by Chantal Blanchard on June 02, 2016 | 0 comment

Le Dîner en Blanc became all the rage in the summer of 2011, following the immense success of the New York City premiere. In 2012, Dîner en Blanc International was founded to respond to the great interest other cities expressed in wanting to host a Dîner en Blanc of their own. Everyone wanted to join in on this impromptu elegant picnic, bringing friends together and showcasing their city’s exceptional beauty. Fifteen cities from nine different countries signed on that year.   Le Dîner en Blanc – Cincinnati, now headed by hosts Drew McKenzie, Candice Young, Kelly Hornback, and Claire Guappone, was part of this first wave of enthusiasm. As they gear u...

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Shanghai & New Orleans: Both Excited for Dîner en Blanc!

Posted by Chantal Blanchard on May 26, 2016 | 0 comment

May 28th marks the return of two fantastic Dîner en Blanc events: Shanghai and New Orleans! These two cities may seem to be total opposites. But come Saturday, glasses will clink across the hemispheres as guests toast another year of Dîner en Blanc magic.          Last year, Le Dîner en Blanc – Shanghai welcomed 800 guests at the Huishan North Bund along the Huangpu River for its inaugural event. For the second edition this year, over 1000 guests will descend upon another secret location. And while it looks like Mother Nature might send them some rain, organizers are bright and cheery about the event’s success. They’re remind...

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