Diner en Blanc


What’s white, chic and rosé all over? I’ll tell you! It’s Chicago’s Dîner en Blanc! Truly my favorite night of this summer and also a first for Jack and I. I’ve been hearing about it for years but this was our year to finally take part in the festivities.

What is it you ask? Happy to share…

At the last minute, the secret location is revealed to thousands of friends who have all been patiently waiting to learn where “Dîner en Blanc” will take place. Thousands 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 the evening, guests experience the beauty and value of their city’s public spaces by participating in the unexpected. Beyond the spectacle and elegance of the dinner itself, guests are brought together from diverse backgrounds by good taste and a love of beauty. Le Dîner en Blanc recalls the elegance and glamor of high French society, and guests engage one another, knowing that they are taking part in a truly magical event. There are no disruptions: no car traffic, no pedestrian traffic—only amazed and astonished looks from passersby observing the scene before them. And participants, like spectators, wonder whether it’s all not a dream…

Chicago never looked so beautiful and we had the most gorgeous weather with copious amounts of rosé sprinkled in for good measure. Where else can find a spontaneous party in the middle of the city with your friends? Dîner en Blanc is where it’s at and we will be back next year for sure. Besides, how else can we coerce our hubbies to dress in all white? It was adorable!

Savoring every last drop of summer and this is a must-see event. Similar outfit details below: