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Le Dîner en Blanc – Atlanta: Save the Date 2018

A leading summer event in Paris for the past 30 years, this elegant and secret affair is now well on its way to becoming THE dinner party tradition in Atlanta!  On October 20th, Le Dîner en Blanc - Atlanta celebrates its 5th anniversary.  The Hosts are already hard at work in preparing another magical night for their guests.

Year after year, the breathtaking scene of thousands of white-clad guests descending upon one of the city most prestigious public space becomes more extraordinary for guests and passerby alike. 

“Our team is very excited to bring this prestigious event back to Atlanta for a fifth spectacular year,” said Carla Griffin, of the Le Diner en Blanc – Atlanta Host Team. “It’s a perfect showcase for the style and elegance this great city and its people are known.” 

Participation in this unique event happens in three stages: Phase 1 is for members from the previous year; Phase 2 is for new members who are referred by Phase I attendees; and Phase 3 is for people who signed up on the waiting list.  For a chance to be part of this milestone event, register now on the waiting list at atlanta.dinerenblanc.com/register.

To maintain the uniqueness of Le Dîner en Blanc as well as staying true to tradition, guests must observe certain requirements and follow a few key rules: 
• Once confirmed, each guest’s participation becomes mandatory, regardless of weather conditions.  This is a rain or shine event. 
• Dress code:  head-to-toe in elegant and white only attire.  Originality is encouraged as long as it is stylish and tasteful. 
• Table setting:  all white!
• Champagne and/or wine. Beer and hard liquor are prohibited. 
     o As per venue policy, guests cannot bring their own alcohol. Guests wishing to enjoy some wine or Champagne, must reserve online through the Dîner en Blanc e-store. However, guests are welcome to bring their own non-alcoholic beverages.   
• To ensure that the location secret is kept undisclosed until the last minute, guests meet at assigned departure locations and are escorted by a Dîner en Blanc volunteer.
• In order to leave the event location as clean as when they arrived, guests are required to leave with all their belongings, leftovers and litter.

Guests must bring
• A table, two white chairs, white tablecloth.
• A picnic basket comprising fine food and proper stemware and white dinnerware. 
     o A catered picnic basket option, which can be picked up on site, will be available for those who do not wish to pack their own. Guests wishing to do so must reserve online through the Dîner en Blanc e-store.

Le Dîner en Blanc – Atlanta gratefully acknowledges La Fête du Rosè as an official local partner of this 5th anniversary edition of Le Dîner en Blanc in the city as well as Luxury Retreats and Sofitel as the 2018 Le Dîner en Blanc US national partners.

About the Hosts of Le Dîner en Blanc - Atlanta 
For this milestone edition Le Dîner en Blanc – Atlanta will be hosted by Carla Griffin, Keith Aikens and Sheryl Bennett. Combined they have nearly 50 years experience in event programming and management. Long-time residents of Atlanta, they have a keen eye for the style, chic and character that make Atlanta a unique and influencing city. Their vision for Le Diner en Blanc – Atlanta will be in keeping with the high expectations of elegant dinners past.

About Le Dîner en Blanc 
On June 3rd, Le Diner en Blanc de Paris marked its 30th anniversary! A record 17,000 guests from Paris and around the world gathered at the Esplanade des Invalides to celebrate this historic
moment. Launched in Paris in 1988 by François Pasquier and a handful of friends, Le Dîner en Blanc has become a worldwide epicurean phenomenon. Dîner en Blanc - Paris now attracts over 10,000 people each year. What was a “friends and word-of-mouth only” event has grown into an international sensation celebrated on six continents. While the technology behind the event may have changed over the years, the principles fuelling this fantastic event have not: guests continue to gather at a secret location for the sole purpose of sharing a gourmet meal with good friends in one of their city’s most beautiful public spaces.  Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Dîner en Blanc International is responsible for developing this secret posh picnic in 80 cities in 30 countries around the world. Each event is headed by passionate local organizers who fell in love with the concept and wanted to bring it to their city, giving this rendezvous a local flair. For more info, photos and videos of Dîner en Blanc events from around the world, visit dinerenblanc.com.

About Luxury Retreats
Luxury Retreats is a full-service villa rental company dedicated to creating authentic travel experiences. Our complimentary guest support includes a team of villa specialists dedicated to finding our guests the perfect home to stay in, and a 24/7 personal concierge service to assist with details big and small. For more information on Luxury Retreats, visit luxuryretreats.com.

About Sofitel
Sofitel Hotels & Resorts is an ambassador of modern French style, culture and art-de-vivre around the world. Established in 1964, Sofitel is the first international luxury hotel brand to originate from France with over 120 chic and remarkable hotels in the world’s most sought-after destinations. Sofitel exudes a refined and understated sense of modern luxury, always blending a touch of French decadence with the very best of the locale. The Sofitel collection includes such notable hotels as Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg, Sofitel London St James, Sofitel Munich Bayerpost, Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Ipanema, Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square, Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour and Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort. Sofitel is part of AccorHotels, a world-leading travel and lifestyle group which invites travelers to feel welcome at more than 4,300 hotels, resorts and residences, along with some 10,000 of the finest private homes around the globe. More at sofitel.com.

To keep up to date on event announcements, visit atlanta.dinerenblanc.com or
       
    
#dinerenblanc #dinerenblancatlanta #DEBatlanta2018

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For media requests, interviews or images, contact: 
Desirae Jones, 646-895-3774, media@atlanta.dinerenblanc.com 



 

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