Dîner en Blanc

This year I finally made it to the annual Dîner en Blanc. This invite-only secret dinner party began 25 years ago by a man named François Pasquier. He invited a few friends to the Bois de Boulogne on an evening in June, and asked that everyone bring another friend. All the attendees wore white in order to find one another more easily. (My friend Delphine’s parents were among the first dinner guests!) The event was a grand success and each successive year friends invited friends and it grew into a 10,000+ dinner party. I’ve always loved the idea of it, even given all the preparation ahead of time. Everyone attending must provide their own food, drink, even tables and chairs, and all must be white! Considering it’s not exactly legal, the prestigious location is disclosed just before the dinner actually begins. This year the grand event took place along 6 bridges. Our designated spot was close to Pont Alexandre III, with gorgeous views of the Grand Palais and Eiffel Tower.

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IMG_2563 IMG_2575 IMG_2586It was one of those magical nights spent with friends both old and new, wrapped in warm summer air and the setting sun, surrounded by the grandeur of Paris, that remains with you forever.

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Could there have been a more perfect setting? We’ll see where next year finds us.

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7 Comments

  1. susan // fleurishing June 13, 2014

    Isn’t it the most amazing event?! Already counting down here in Philadelphia…although the (original) Paris one will remain on my bucket list!

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    • Kasia June 27, 2014

      Susan, it was such a magical night! Definitely one for the bucket list. Enjoy your white night in Philly!

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  2. Liza in Ann Arbor June 13, 2014

    That must have been amazing. Detroit has one too but I have yet to make it there. The pictures are stunning!

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    • Kasia June 27, 2014

      Liza, it was an enchanting night! Worth another trip to Paris… 🙂

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  3. Monica Brown June 13, 2014

    Wish I could have been there…thanks for sharing!

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  4. So so pretty Kasia!

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