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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More Premieres! This time: Puebla & Port of Spain

Posted by Chantal Blanchard on May 18, 2016 | 0 comment

Puebla and the Port of Spain will both host their first Diner en Blanc this week! Port of Spain, known for its Carnival, is the first city in Trinidad and Tobago to join Le Diner en Blanc family. Puebla, now the fourth Mexican city to Host Diner en Blanc, is also the birthplace of Cinco de Mayo. All in all, these two cities are no strangers to large social gatherings surrounded by food, celebration, and dancing. And Le Diner en Blanc is next! Le Dîner en Blanc – Puebla is set to take place tomorrow night (Thursday, May 19th).  Although this is a first for Puebla, Host Eduardo Uribe has been part of the Diner en Blanc family for years, co-hosting events in Mexico City ...

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Two Dîner en Blanc Firsts! San Juan & Hong Kong

Posted by Chantal Blanchard on May 05, 2016 | 0 comment

This Saturday, at opposite ends of the world, two cities will celebrate their inaugural Dîner en Blanc! Excitement for Le Dîner en Blanc – San Juan is palpable. The event is sold out! And over 1500 guests will attend the elegant picnic. Guest are spending these last hours picking out the perfect outfit, so expect them to show up dressed to the nines! To up the ante, Hosts are holding a Best Dressed contest. The best dressed couple will win a two-night stay at the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel and dinner at the Restaurant 1919. To be eligible, couples must post pictures to social media on the big night with the hashtag ‪#‎DEBSanJuanContest. In the week following the ev...

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Totally Elegant, Dîner en Blanc – Kingston

Posted by Chantal Blanchard on April 22, 2016 | 0 comment

White! White! White! It’s très chic Dîner en Blanc. Dîner en Blanc – Kingston dressed to impress last Saturday, for their second annual elegant picnic at the University of The West Indies at Mona. The men were dashing, and the women dazzled. From floor-length dresses and skirts, to rompers and jumpers, to pristine suits and all-over white lace, Dîner en Blanc guests upped the fashion-anti in Kingston, wowing us all with beauty and style!   Here are some favorite looks from the stunning affair:  Photos by Infuzion Inc.   To see more fashion and event photos, browse through Stephanie Lumley’s reports for Loop Jamaica: loopjamaic...

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