Dîner en Blanc - Chicago - We Went!

Friday, August 31, 2012

Remember when I told you about Dîner en Blanc last week? I hardly expected that we would end up being part of the Chicago version but how happy we were to join in the fun!

It all happened so fast... after I was un-waitlisted the hunt was on for elegant, white apparel and accessories, sourcing tables and chairs, preparing our dinner, packing our items (real plates, cloth napkins, wine glasses); it felt like a lot of work but the end result was so worth the effort. 

We took the train from our house to one of several meeting spots in the city, 
where we met our group leader and some new 'blanc' friends.

We made our way across city streets to the secret location, the Art Institute...

photos by Ryan Cosens, more here

where we quickly set up our tables before nightfall and settled into an elegant picnic under the stars 
(and a few spiders in the trees overhead but we dealt with it)...

and twirled our napkins to signal the start of dinner.

That's us on the right! 
Photo by James Trevenen, more here.

After a scrumptious meal and 2 bottles of wine we took silly pictures like this...

and ended the night doing this:

                                                                      photo by Ryan Cosens, more here

If you ever have the opportunity to attend a Dîner en Blanc event you won't want to miss out. It was glamorous, friendly, and super fun way to spend an evening in your city. Call me crazy, but I'd be up for making a goal of attending in a few more cities (or countries even!). What a wonderful way to see the town, meet a few locals and make a memory in a new place! 

We thrive on exciting adventures like this but I'm curious what your thoughts are..worth the work or too much trouble?


  1. What an incredible evening! Now I absolutely MUST get on the SF list!

  2. This looks so much fun and looks so beautiful too!
    Btw, I am looking for people to do Guest Posts while I go away travelling and find my feet if you'd be interested?
    Life of a Vegetarian Girl

  3. I have heard about these dinner parties and have always wondered! SO FUN! You look gorgeous... love your white look!
    Whitley at the Queen City Style

  4. how cool is this... love the idea of an event like this!

  5. I totally love these pics. You guys look so chic in white! Or en blanc!

  6. Oh this event looks amazing and you all look like you are having so much fun!

  7. i think it's definitely worth the work! it looks fun! :D

    p.s. you look amazing!

    <3, Mimi
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