Andrea Yeung, Events, Fashion, Lien Yeung, Vancouver

Livin’ La Dolce Vita: La Deuxième Partie

Yes – this event was exciting enough to warrant its own post.

After an eventful night on Wednesday, we brushed off our darks and joined fellow “blanchettes” for the invite-only Dîner en Blanc Vancouver. The tradition started 25 years ago in Paris, and has since spread as somewhat of a global phenomenon. This year, the faux pop-up event’s mystery location was revealed as Creekside Park. With its location wedged between the downtown core and Science World, the 2,500 attendees were treated to spectacular False Creek views juxtaposed against an array of city lights.  Oh, and did we mention that the waiting list for the event hit a record 12,000 people this year?

Outfit: Joe Fresh Dress | JustFab Midtown Bag | Necklace from Japan  Waiting to be whisked away at Jack Pool Plaza

Outfit: Joe Fresh Dress | JustFab Midtown Bag | Necklace from Japan

An hour before the official start of the event, my date and I (the lovely Ms. Maggie Lin) joined our group at Jack Poole Plaza, where we boarded a chartered bus to the venue. Lien and Craig met their group at Waterfront Station, where their mob of white flooded the Skytrain from Waterfront to Main street.

Once we got to Creekside Park, we did have to set-up our own tables, chairs, flatware, utensils, glasses, tablecloth, dinner…the list goes on. A hassle, yes, but all part of the beautiful tradition. I’m proud to say my first insta-video was made as I stood awing at our crowd at Dîner en Blanc.

Signalling the start of dinner: Towels in the air!

Signalling the start of dinner: Towels in the air!

Enjoying some bubbly with my date, at Diner en Blanc.

As night fell, the final tradition of  Dîner en Blanc emerged with sparklers as an over-the-top optical finale. It was the perfect way to end the perfect evening. Given the hassle, would we return next year? Well, do a double-take at the photos and we’d be fools not to.

Photo by The Glass Eye Photography

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