|Michael Leon & Myself|
Date: 29 November 2014
Secret Location: Centennial Parklands
Mon coeur!! I am so blessed to have managed to attend this amazing event in two different countries now (Canada & Australia). If you are unfamiliar with the annual uber picnic party "Diner en Blanc," which takes in the most epic scenic spaces in cities around the world, then you wouldn't be alone!
Diner en Blanc is largely an invite only event. Only a small portion of tickets are released to the public, who must register to be notified of their online sale date. This year that online sale was over in 7 minutes as over 800 registered guests vied for 300 tickets. I was one of the several hundred who did not successfully attain one, but where there is a will there is a way! I managed to snag one 24 hours before the event through Gumtree. For most events this would not be a problem, but Diner en Blanc is both a logistical and aesthetic challenge, not for the weak at heart! Not only must you wear a palette of all white you must bring a white table, chairs, centrepiece, napkins (to wave), table cloth, etc...
Assembling all these items on top of cooking or purchasing a fabulous feast is no easy feat! Luckily my date was a prop stylist and we were able to speed through the aisles of many stores purchasing all our items as only stylists do!
This event literally melts my heart. I wish that all of life could be this magical. Diner en Blanc is a Midsummer Night's Dream. It is poetry in motion and with the most elegant and friendly guests as well. Everything from the scenic spaces to the art installations to the classical music filling the air, creates a beautiful sensory overload.
Posted above are some of the photographs I took of the evening before getting down to business er...dinner! As you can see this is an incredibly stylish event that brought out an impressive amount of creativity from Sydney locals.
You can read a fantastic review of the evening on Nigella's Blog.