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Last night we attended the Fête en Blanc Lancaster—a fun pop-up dinner kicking off Summer which has been held for the last 5 years. It’s by invitation only and you don’t find out the location until the day before the event. You bring everything with you [chairs, tables, food, decorations, alcohol and all serving pieces] and must wear all white. It began in Paris in 1988 by some friends who met up in a park for dinner. They wore all white so they could find each other and so The White Party began. It’s now held all over the world around the beginning of Summer! Each year it gets bigger and bigger locally. This year Buchanan Park was the spot and it was a beautiful night.

Wearing white is not within my comfort zone so I struggle with pulling together an outfit every year. There were so many great outfits! This year I was the most comfortable and really loved what I ended up wearing. I layered a white mini skirt with a tank and breezy white sweater…each piece was so soft. I know I will wear the sweater over and over this Summer. It’s such a versatile piece (as long as I don’t spill something on it!). With black and white being a trend this year I’m sure I can pull together the skirt with one of my favorite black t-shirts and be ready to go! I have a great pair of white booties which will complete that outfit.

Here’s a visual recap of last night…Matt Titter of The Pressroom did all the menu planning and food prep for our table of 14. I tried his homemade olives and sampled caviar–two firsts for me! What a treat to have a chef custom-prepare your dinner. His wife Meg was one of the organizers of the whole event and she was truly an amazing hostess for our table.

Running into friends is half the fun! Adair Witmer, Christine Witmer (co-worker) and me.

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We had “assigned seats” intentionally breaking up couples and friends so we got to meet new people.unnamed-10 unnamed-8

Our chef, Matt front and center with our good friend Nancy Siler taking in the view from the opposite end of the table.unnamed

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Stacey taking in the band.IMG_6724Paul striking a pose and looking very handsome.
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My outfit: all from Festoon
Choker: Dannijo
Earrings: Mio Studio

To get on the invite list for 2017, check out the new Fête website! Hope to see you at Celebrate Lancaster tomorrow night.

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