Hello again beautiful people. I just attended this really cool picnic style white party called, “Le Diner en Blanc-Charleston”. It’s an event held all over the globe that originated in Paris 30 years ago. Hence the French ass name. The concept is to dress in all white, bring all your own tables, chairs, cutlery, tablecloths, centerpieces, and food. All of which must also be white, with the exception of cutlery and food. Then, meet in an undisclosed area for a huge party with DJs, wine, champagne, and more champagne.
The evening starts with an agreed upon meeting spot with a group leader. My group was outside of the South Carolina Aquarium parking garage. We got in line with all of our things and walked about 5 blocks to Wragg Square downtown. It was a very nice venue, with historic Charleston homes as the backdrop, a fountain, band, Moët Champagne stack, and a sea of people in white. Which was very calming considering the large crowd.
Upon arrival, we set up our tables and chairs. Then, picked up the preordered wine and champagne. Outside alcohol was not prohibited. Though I met some creative people who managed to sneak some in. After the meal and chatting it up with our table neighbors. We walked around with our classy plastic cups of Moët & Chandon Imperial Champagne and AIX Rosé. I took tons pictures, held up sparklers, and danced the night away.
A big highlight for me was watching this diverse crowd conversing with one another, laughing, and having a wonderful time together. When people actually communicate, we discover we have a lot more in common then we’re willing to admit. I’d say it was a perfect evening.