This year I was fortunate enough to gain an invite to Diner en Blanc in New York City. Originating in Paris, Diner en Blanc is essentially a flash mob style party where the guests are all required to wear white, bring their own picnic essentials, table and chairs included, and meet at a secret location that is not divulged until minutes before the party. Manhattan socialites and professionals alike gathered in their predesignated meeting locations, mine being at Penn Station, and ventured through the streets of New York to the mysterious party locale. This year's Diner en Blanc was held in the beautiful Bryant Park. The city served as a spectacular backdrop; he trees juxtaposed against the modern architecture of the city and the historic buildings of Bryant Park created the loveliest venue. We dined on treats brought from home and danced on the marble steps in the park, closing the evening with the release of white floating lanterns. It was so incredible to be back in the city that stole my heart for such a magical evening.
If you are interested in attending next year's Diner en Blanc visit newyork.dinerenblanc.info to register!