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The White Dinner (Diner en Blanc)

Anne told me about this event called Diner en Blanc that might be the coolest thing I’ve ever heard of. It happens every year (each year in a new location) and the attendees don’t know where they are going until 15 minutes before it starts. Everyone wears white and and has a giant dinner party under the stars. Doesn’t it look amazing? I’m dying here. How do I get an invitation?! I’m very tempted to throw my own. Who’s in?

Anne did a post on this right here.

Photos by Quinn Palmer of Demotix

  1. Amanda Jane

    March 22, 2011

    This looks amazing! Here's to hoping you get an invite. We need to try this in the states!

  2. Susan

    March 22, 2011


  3. cassandra @ coco+kelley

    March 22, 2011

    oh my… YES PLEASE! everyone looks so angelic! what an amazing idea…

  4. Kathleen Frances

    March 22, 2011

    Wow. How do you 'avoid' an invitation would be better question. (I mean that in a good way). It's impressive that they have so many people ready on the spur of the moment.

    If somehow you don't find an invite (which I would not bet against) I say you do one of you own.

    Hey, maybe start one in the states when you return.

  5. adorninc

    March 22, 2011

    That's amazing! You must go!

  6. Sarah

    March 22, 2011

    Wow, is this a sit down event? So interesting. Thanks for sharing!

    – Sarah

  7. Fellow Creatives

    March 22, 2011

    that is surreal, I must attend some day!

  8. Nuha

    March 22, 2011

    oh my goodness, how dreamy!!!

  9. Caroline

    March 22, 2011

    I'm in if you ever decide to throw a fete like this!

  10. Mandy

    March 22, 2011

    That is the coolest idea ever! I think I need to add attending Diner en Blanc to my bucket list!


    Mandy of Kini Style Files

  11. Sarah Williamson

    March 22, 2011

    one word: amazing.

  12. Laura *You Stir Me*

    March 22, 2011

    yes, I'm in! I'll bring the white wine, white sparklers and white party hats!

  13. egg

    March 22, 2011

    I think you have to be invited by someone who's already been invited or someone that knows someone…

    We call it " le bouche à oreille " 😉

    Good luck

  14. Rachie @ A Chi Chi Affair

    March 22, 2011

    Completely amazing! Would love to go! xo

  15. nichole

    March 22, 2011

    So cool! If you figure out how to get an invite, let me know. 😉

  16. r8chel

    March 22, 2011

    Wow – what an unusual event. And the seating is all assigned? That's amazing!

  17. Baboon

    March 22, 2011

    This is, in fact, really cool, but given everything that's going on in the world sometimes I feel that people could spend their time in a better way…

    [sorry about the bitter post! I've had a really bad day!!! Jordan, your blog is always lovely and inspiring!! I wish every day were a "Happy Day"]

  18. Kayla

    March 22, 2011

    Oh my goodness, that's incredible. It would be fun to recreate on a smaller scale with a bunch of friends!

    Freckles in April | a modest fashion and lifestyle blog

  19. Jen

    March 22, 2011

    What a fun idea!

  20. Sara

    March 22, 2011

    That seems right up your alley! And so beautiful..

  21. Katie Truelove

    March 22, 2011

    That is awesome! If you don't manage to get an invite (which I hope you do!) then I look forward to seeing how you recreate your own!:)

  22. Jessica

    March 22, 2011

    Hi jordan! what amazing pictures! I emailed you and was hoping you could reply in the next week or so, no hurries, its about ideas for what to do on an upcoming paris trip!

  23. Flotsam Friends

    March 22, 2011

    That is truly one amazing idea. How fabulous are those shots. I hope you do get an invite… Pruxxx

  24. Kendall

    March 22, 2011

    Wow. How does everyone get there in 15 minutes? The logistics must be crazy!!

  25. denese

    March 22, 2011

    I am DYING over this dinner. Simply fantabulous and marvelously french. what fun.

    thanks for the post!

  26. greengelato

    March 23, 2011

    Um. Your blog kind of ruined me (in a good way). Because of your oh-so tempting entries, my husband and I are now planning a 3 week trip for this July, despite our having been several times, including a semester study abroad.

    I'm hoping this event happens in July (and that we get invites!)

  27. viet

    March 23, 2011

    logistically, i think it would be relatively easy to pull off with social networking (especially twitter) nowadays. if you do get an invite, please do tell us!

  28. Alexandra Steinmetz - Champagne and Chiffon

    March 23, 2011

    I am actually swooning over this post! How amazing and memorable that would be!

  29. Karen

    March 23, 2011

    I Love it!! I just Googled and found that there is one in Montreal, too! They have a Facebook page with info:

    I would love to attend one of these events, too!

  30. Jordana @ White Cabana

    March 23, 2011

    OMG – I totally need an invite! This is amazing and right up my white-loving alley!

  31. Jordana @ White Cabana

    March 23, 2011

    p.s. Thanks to Karen (above comment). I'm going to look into the Montreal event. Fantastique!

  32. christina @greige and my sparrow

    March 25, 2011

    One year when we were there this event was going on. It was so amazing to watch. The French have a wonderful way of celebrating the everyday!

  33. violentlyinlove

    April 4, 2011

    looks like ecstasy and makes my heart feel warm. this is going on "the list"

  34. Lil

    April 5, 2011

    If you want to throw your own version, I'd love to get an invite (and I'll even bring some goodies along) 😀

  35. Michelle

    June 6, 2011

    Hello, I go to the one in Paris every year but there is one starting in NYC this August that you can sign up for. I’ll be covering it shortly on Untapped New York. For now, here’s the preview for the one in Paris next week.

    My group will be followed by a film crew, so there should be some fun things to come out of it.

    And coverage of the one last year:

  36. Erin

    June 6, 2011

    Gorgeous! Imagine if you were just walking through the city and happened to stumble upon this sight. It’s absolutely breathtaking. Thanks for the post!

  37. Laurie

    June 14, 2011

    I have never heard of this. This just might be the coolest thing I have ever seen. I didn’t think it was possible for me to love the idea of Paris even more than I already did! Dying over here!

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