One of my favourite evenings last year was Diner en Blanc. Over 1,200 guests were taken to a secret location (which for the 2015 event turned out to be Lewis Cubitt Square by Central Saint Martins at King's Cross) and gathered together dressed all in white for a three-course dinner, live music and dancing 'til dark. Upon arrival, guests find where they're sitting and dress their tables with fresh flowers, candlesticks, pretty china and silverware, pop open the fizz and meet their neighbours for the night. There were elegant ladies in evening gowns, chic men in white tie and tuxedos, sparkling jewellery, glowing candles, clinking champagne glasses, white balloons, a marriage proposal (she said yes), waving sparklers and live jazz performed by the Dixie Ticklers followed by rock'n'roll by The Bluejays.
I first heard about Diner en Blanc when I was living in Paris in 2013 - I saw photos on my social feeds of a mysterious, magical evening in front of the Eiffel Tower and knew I had to get in on the action. The event started almost 30 years ago in Paris and now takes place all over the world, in 70 cities across 35 countries. It's the most elegant pop-up picnic imaginable and a visually stunning spectacle. If you like dressing up for special occasions - by jove, I do - keep your eyes peeled for when the London 2016 date is announced. See you there!