Monday, March 20, 2017

An Elegant Picnic in White - Our life in Costa Rica

Hello everyone

We are back from a very magical experience that happened on Saturday, Le Dîner en Blanc Costa Rica! OMG We have lots of pictures and videos to share. It will take me a while to get them up but in the meantime, here is some information for you regarding the event and its history. 

This was only the 3rd annual event in Costa Rica and in my opinion, they did a smashing job!!
Once the "official" pictures and videos are in, I will share them as well.

In Seventy Countries around the world with over 120,000 guests annually
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.
The 2017 season of Le Dîner en Blanc officially started Saturday, March 4th with events in Auckland, New Zealand and Melbourne, Australia.

A busy March with events in Australia, New Zealand, Ho Chi Minh City VietnamJohannesburg South Africa, Kingston Jamaica, San Jose Costa Rica, San Juan Puerto Rico and Miami Florida are getting their white outfits ready for this unforgettable evening with friends.

Next month (April) is also going to be a busy month for Le Dîner en Blanc with five cities, in five different countries: Australia, Brazil, Mexico, United States and Panama! It all starts in Perth, Australia.

Grand Premiere in April: Le Dîner en Blanc – Panama City! The inaugural edition will be held Thursday, April 20, 2017. This wonderful group of hosts have some great ideas that are sure to create some great memories and make this evening one for the books! The most populated city in the country and a major touristic center, Panama City is located at the Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal. The city also has a large number of parks – including 2 national parks – as well as an historic center classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site! Panama City should definitely ‘wow’ its guests during this chic picnic.

Finally, the April series ends in Charleston, South Carolina for its second edition! Le Dîner en Blanc - Charleston will be back on Thursday April 27th.  

It all started....

Nearly 30 years ago in Paris..

Le Dîner en Blanc® began as a strictly word-of-mouth event. Today, it has grown to rely on the Internet and social media to communicate with its members and others who are curious about the event. Although the technology behind this fantastic event may have changed over the years, the principles fueling it have not; guests continue to gather at a secret location with the sole purpose of sharing a gourmet meal with good friends at the heart of one of their city's most beautiful locations.

What are the key rules of the event?

Le Dîner en Blanc® is quite different from other special events. The evening takes place in a crowded public place that was not designed for such a purpose. Dîner en Blanc must necessarily remain controlled in order to continue holding future events. 

  • In order to participate, guests must be a member or be sponsored by a member from the previous year, or they must sign up to official website's waiting list.
  • Once confirmed, each guests' participation in the event becomes mandatory, regardless of weather conditions, as Dîner en Blanc is a rain or shine event.
  • Participants arrive and then depart in unison by chartered bus or organized public transportation.
  • They take all of their belongings with them at the end of the night, including leftovers and trash, and they leave the site as clean as it was upon arrival.
Must-bring items?
  • A table and two white chairs.(in San Jose the tables and chairs were furnished)
  • A picnic basket including a white tablecloth and napkins, gourmet meal items, cutlery, dishware, and glassware.
  • Wine or Champagne, if allowed. Beer and hard alcohol is prohibited.  
Dress Code
  • Participants must wear white (and white only) and be dressed elegantly.
  • Originality is always encouraged as long as it stays stylish and denotes taste.
Our location in San Jose Costa Rica

We had a great time. If you would like to attend an event in your city...
For further details and information, check out their websites and/or their Facebook pages!

Video link below for history (please check it out)

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