Le Dîner en Blanc: An Avant-garde Affair

Le Dîner en Blanc 2016

Can you keep a secret?

What if I were to tell you that over 2,000 of Atlanta’s most stylish cultural enthusiasts were planning a party… at an undisclosed location… and YOU were invited. What if I also told you that it’s a secret. 

Well, there is nothing I love more than divine dining and well-dressed company, and that’s why it’s no secret that Le Dîner en Blanc keeps me coming back for more each year. Hailed as the world’s most elegant pop-up picnic, and back for its third year in Atlanta, this avant-garde affair never disappoints.

Here’s what makes Le Dîner en Blanc so fabulous:

The Anticipation

It’s always such a thrill awaiting where the secret location will be, as they don’t announce where Le Dîner en Blanc will take place until just hours before the event begins. All those attending know is that they need to show up in their most fabulous white attire and be prepared for a night they’ll never forget.

Le Dîner en Blanc 2016

Photo Credit: Dylan York

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Location is everything

This year, the all-white event was held in a place I happen to know very well (perhaps TOO well, LOL!). Can you guess where? If you were thinking The Shops at Buckhead, you would be correct! As if I didn’t already love this retail spot, I now love it even more after seeing the streets transformed into a fabulous venue for dining and dancing. Not to mention that we were smack dab in the center of Atlanta’s most chic corridor surrounded by shops like Hermes, NARS, Jimmy Choo, L’Occitane, Dior, Tom Ford, and Christian Louboutin… I was in haute heaven. 🙂

Le Dîner en Blanc 2016

Photo Credit: Dylan York

Le Dîner en Blanc 2016

Photo Credit: Dylan York

Le Dîner en Blanc 2016

Photo Credit: Dylan York

Le Dîner en Blanc 2016

Photo Credit: Dylan York

The Sips, Sounds and Style

The live entertainment, tasty libations from Apothic Wine and Lanson Champagne, and the overall atmosphere had guests vibing well into the night. Dîner en Blanc not only provides the perfect atmosphere for a spectacular experience, but the fabulous style on display is what truly dazzled.

Le Dîner en Blanc 2016

Photo Credit: Dylan York

Le Dîner en Blanc 2016

Photo Credit: Dylan York

Le Dîner en Blanc 2016

Photo Credit: Dylan York

Le Dîner en Blanc 2016

Photo Credit: Dylan York

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It’s Fun!

Of course, as you all know, I can’t pass up a fun photo opportunity, so I took full advantage of the photo area set up by event official sponsor, Lincoln Motor Company. And to top it all off, the night had a very magical ending that I will continue to replay in my head for weeks to come–we got to light sparklers at sunset, creating an enchanting glow to end a spontaneous evening of food, fashion, and fun.

Le Dîner en Blanc 2016

Le Dîner en Blanc 2016

Photo Credit: Dylan York

Le Dîner en Blanc 2016

It’s safe to say Le Dîner en Blanc keeps getting better with age… Isn’t that something we could all wish for ourselves?

Nikka Shae The Undercover Socialite

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  • Reply Alli Smith September 22, 2016 at 8:13 am

    This looks like such a fun event! From the food, to the tablescapes, to the people – it’s all stunning!

  • Reply Missi Perez September 22, 2016 at 9:38 am

    What a beautiful event!! Looks like a blast 🙂

  • Reply Christy Maurer September 22, 2016 at 10:22 am

    That looks like so much fun! I love all of the white. I’m sure it must be fabulous if it keeps you coming back.

  • Reply Jacqui - @TradesofJacqui September 22, 2016 at 10:27 am

    This looks like so much fun! You looked beautiful and the event looked fabulous! Great post 🙂

  • Reply Heather @ Kraus House Mom September 22, 2016 at 10:55 am

    I’ve heard about the white dinner parties. It looks spectacular, I love how everything looks so crisp. Looks like it was a lot of fun.

  • Reply oana79 September 22, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    Oh,wow, such a cool party, love the white theme!

  • Reply Pam Wattenbarger September 22, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    This looks like an awesome event. I love how they transformed the Shops at Buckhead into a magical venue.

  • Reply Jenn @ EngineerMommy September 22, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    This looks like such a fabulous event. It sounds like you had a great time there. The snacks look incredible, too!

  • Reply Tara Pittman September 22, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    I was just checking out this event in my town. Ours filled up within 3 hours.

  • Reply Gwendolyn Mulholland September 22, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    This looks like an amazing event. I love that the location is secret until a few hours before. Looks like you had a fabulous time.

  • Reply jennifer September 22, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    this looks amazing! i would love to attend something like this and love that it’s also secret. adds a little something to the event!

  • Reply Liz Mays September 22, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    This sounded like such a fun time. Everyone looked great! I love the sparkling finale!

  • Reply Krystel @ PlanningThe Magic September 22, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    Wow this looks AMAZING and like a good time.

  • Reply Melanie Smith September 22, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    Looks like a really wonderful event! Amazing decoration and a lot of fun.

  • Reply Amy Jones September 22, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    WOOOW this is seriously breathtaking, what a beautiful celebration! Everyone looks pretty and having fun!

  • Reply Bre | Maintaining Me September 22, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    I love all your pictures! This looks like a great party!

  • Reply Mimi Green September 23, 2016 at 7:52 am

    Loved the location, I hope they get a bit more creative with locations in the DC area. Diner en blanc is always a good time.

  • Reply CourtneyLynne September 23, 2016 at 8:00 am

    Omg what a fabulous event!!! This must of been so fun to attend. Love when I’m invited to such things!

  • Reply Terri Beavers September 23, 2016 at 9:39 am

    What a fantastic event. White is always my choice of clothing color so I’m really impressed with everyone’s white outfits.

  • Reply Dana September 23, 2016 at 11:01 am

    This looks like my kind of picnic! So elegant and beautifully decorated – it looks like no detail was left untouched. I wish they had an event similar to this by me!

  • Reply Chubskulit Rose September 23, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    What a fabulous ebvent. I love seeing a group of crowd in white outfits, so pure and clean!

  • Reply Ileana September 23, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    What an amazing event! Everything looks so dreamy and beautiful!


  • Reply Rachel Mouton September 24, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    What an amazing party! All of the dresses, the food, the atmosphere look AMAZING!

  • Reply Echo September 24, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    Oh my goodness! What an awesome event! I would so love to attend something like this!

  • Reply Bill S September 25, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    What an amazing event!!! I love how all the white goes so well together, everyone looks amazing!

  • Reply Anvita September 26, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Sounds like fun. Everybody looks so classy in white and the decor was so elegant and yet stylish at the same time.

  • Reply Jenny September 28, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    My boyfriend’s company had an en blanc dinner a few years ago and it was so much fun! It seemed weird at first to wear all white to a formal party, but when we got there it was fantastic. Kinda wish things like this would happen more often.

  • Reply Marissa Zurfluh September 28, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    Looks like an amazing time!!! You look totally happy and in your element. Some of those dresses, WOW!

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