What a glamorous night! Diner en Blanc Dallas 2017 was held at one of my favorite places in all of Dallas-Fort Worth: the Dallas Arboretum. 2,500 elegantly dressed guests arrived just before sunset to set up their tables, chairs, floral arrangements, and decorations for the most elegant picnic Dallas has to offer. Guests even got to walk by the Arboretum’s annual pumpkin village on their way to the event! Here are some folks arriving and setting up. Don’t they look lovely?
Many of you know I work as a publicist when I’m not baking (and sometimes, also when I’m baking) and Diner en Blanc Dallas has been my client for the past three years so I stay in the media lounge all night with my journalist friends. I sent my assistant Peyton out to photograph the tables and food to show you and she got such lovely shots! Everyone gets so into the planning and the decorations. It’s really fun to see. Diner en Blanc guests really are my people!
Side bar: I don’t know the woman photographed above but I want to be best friends with her. A giant rose hat? Sign me up! This year Southwest Airlines sponsored a gorgeous Getaway Garden, a tucked away area of the arboretum lit with twinkly lights. This year also saw white henna, an Alice and Wonderland-esque photo op, a marching band, a string trio, and dancing.
Fun fact: Rose Table fans Herly and Michael stopped by to say hello and snap a pic!
See more of Diner en Blanc Dallas 2017 with this wonderful Facebook live that my friends Candy (you may remember her for the Rosemary Grilled Salmon episode of The Rose Table season one) and Stacy (she’s been to Diner en Blanc Paris FIVE times!) filmed for me:
Also, shout out to Gil’s Elegant Catering for the incredible spread in the media lounge! The food was delicious and it gave me great ideas for future picnic spreads.
I want to thank Southwest Airlines for being the platinum sponsor of Diner en Blanc three years in a row! They make this elegant evening possible. If you haven’t heard, Southwest is now flying to one of my favorite places on the planet, Turks and Caicos! Read about TCI here and book a flight. To sign up for Diner en Blanc Dallas 2018, click here. Read all about The Rose Table en Blanc here.