An intriguing Charleston party may be in its early stages, but it is already generating some positive buzz. The event, Le Dîner en Blanc (Dinner in White), is being planned for May 2014 at an undetermined location in the Holy City.
The dinner is described as "an elegant, graceful 'pop-up' flash dinner picnic" that will "celebrate the pleasure of dining elegantly and grandly with old friends and new friends in a beautiful outdoor Charleston setting."
Although guests are expected to all dress in white, the organizers hope the event is full of "creativity, spontaneity, and magic".
Also, read the except from their blog below:
Le Dîner en Blanc (Dinner in White), a “bright” idea…
At the last minute, the location is given to thousands of friends and acquaintances who have been patiently waiting to learn the “Dîner en Blanc’s” secret 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 an evening, the diners enhance the function and value of their city’s public space by participating in the unexpected. Beyond the spectacle and refined elegance of the dinner itself, guests are brought together from diverse backgrounds by a love of beauty and good taste.
Le Dîner en Blanc recalls the elegance and glamor of court society, and diners engage one another knowing they are taking part in a truly magical event.
There are no disruptions: no car traffic, no pedestrian traffic, except for the occasional amazed and astonished looks from passersby at the scene unfolding before them. And we, as they, wonder whether it’s all not a dream…