Vancouver’s Diner en Blanc
Posted by Degan on August 31st, 2012
What do you get when 1200+ people dressed in whites (everything from wedding dresses to togas) descend on a secret location with tables, chairs, decorations, food, wine and friends to a secret location? In short, you get the Diner en Blanc event. Originally from Paris, it has gained a little organization and a lot of appeal since its inception and spread around the globe. I’ve described it variously in the last few days as a pop-up dinner party, a fancy flash-mob , and a mass “chic picnic” but whatever you want to call it, the effect is spectacular. Locales are chosen based on an iconic location for the city, so while ours was revealed 30 minutes before the party (as per tradition), no one was surprised to learn that it was held in the Jack Poole plaza – where the Olympic cauldron, Douglas Coupland’s digital orca and the coastal mountains all set the stage. The event kicked off with a sea of white napkins waving across the plaza and finished with sparkles and dancing (with live music and flamenco) while in between people feasted, drank, danced and generally just looked amazing. Below are some of our photos from the event. Many more are available on Matt’s flickr stream. *Also the latest Cactus Club construction site, but I don’t want to talk about that.
Here is some video of the band, Les Noches Gitanes:
Fantastic musicians and dancer!