Remember back when it wasn’t so cold your ears would drop off in a couple of seconds? Relive a time back in the glorious warm days of summer when the only thing that was white were the dinner jackets, dresses, table clothes and linens at Diner en Blanc, held in Calgary on July 4th, 2013. If this looks marvelous to you, you are in luck because the event will return in 2014.
From the Diner En Blanc Calgary Facebook page:
“After Paris, London, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Milan, Munich, Berlin, Montreal, New York, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Kigali, Abidjan, Mexico City, Quebec City, Toronto, Vancouver, Singapore, Brisbane, Sydney and Canberra and Victoria, Calgary will have at last its first Dîner en Blanc this summer!
Word of mouth, post-event, along with an excellent media coverage, this event will soon become known as one of the “must go to” events of summer.
Le Dîner en Blanc event wishes to promote elegance and set the standard for outdoor chic Calgary events.The event will take place, somewhere, in a secret location of this great city!
Le Dîner en Blanc (Dinner in White), a “bright” idea… At the last minute, the location is given to thousands of friends and acquaintances who have been patiently waiting to learn the “Dîner en Blanc’s” secret place. Thousand of people, dressed all in white, and conducting themselves with the greatest decorum, elegance, and etiquette, all meet for a mass “chic picnic” in a public space.Over the course of an evening, the diners enhance the function and value of their city’s public space by participating in the unexpected. Beyond the spectacle and refined elegance of the dinner itself, guests are brought together from diverse backgrounds by a love of beauty and good taste.
Le Dîner en Blanc recalls the elegance and glamor of court society, and diners engage one another knowing they are taking part in a truly magical event.There are no disruptions: no car traffic, no pedestrian traffic, except for the occasional amazed and astonished looks from passersby at the scene unfolding before them. And we, as they, wonder whether it’s all not a dream…”