Diner en Blanc Toronto…

Dîner en Blanc’s  is thousands of people (1400 people were in attendance last night) , dressed all in white, and conducting themselves with the greatest decorum ( I didn’t get this memo) , elegance (oops or this one), and etiquette (got this memo and only filled my wine glass half way), all meet for a mass “chic picnic” in a public space that is not disclosed to its participants until the last-minute.

Last night in the pouring rain I attended this event; I went with another single gal pal as her guest. Traditionally it should be a man and woman dinning together but times have changed! What’s a single gal to do when she has no gay man in her life (I say gay man because what straight man not stuck in 80’s  has white pants?) She has to call on her single gal pal; this is where I come in.

To attend this event you need to be dressed in all white, bring your own table, chairs, white table-cloth, white dinner plates, and cutlery. You can bring your own food or you had a choice between three menu options that were professionally catered. We ordered our dinner and wine (3 bottles to be exact) ahead of time.

I have to admit I went into this with a bit of a pissy attitude for a couple of reasons:

1)      I had to wear all white something that did not occur to me until a couple of days before, yes I realized the name of the event gives it away but I was in denial.  White is not my friend, we have a love hate relationship… I love to spill stuff all over it and it hates to make me look good.

2)      It rained all day and I had to wear all white. We had to wait around in the rain, my hair that started off curly and pretty went straight and frizzy but on a good note I was told it smelled fabulous!

I did end up haing a great time once the rain stopped and an amazing thing happens when you add alcohol… you get this:

Here are some other pics of the evening taken by the more refined part of my group:

It turned out to be a fabulous evening. I will do this again next year but hopefully there will be no rain!

Cheers to trying new things!


  1. It looks like crazy fun Nat- glad u did it!

  2. What a lovely evening!

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