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Pop-Up White Dinner 2019

June 9, 2019

I don’t know who the first person was to come up with the idea for large-scale dinners in secret outdoor settings where everyone wears white, but it’s absolute genius and never gets old.

Last weekend was the final Brooklyn Pop-Up White Dinner hosted by Handmade Events, and we had to continue our tradition of attending this events that’s become synonymous with the start of summer in my mind.

As usual, we were joined by Jordan’s brother and his wife, but we also added to the crew with some new and old friends. We had our white outfits, our spread (I made my traditional shrimp and orzo – the recipe is at the bottom of this post), and great company — all while sitting under twinkly lights in a grassy lawn next to an old airfield.

Shouts to my friend Gyna for putting together an epic cheese and charcuterie board. And let me just say — I’m mad at all of y’all for not telling me just how delicious Trader Joe’s raisin rosemary crisps (featured on her board) are!

My sis-in-law, Jasmine, also wanted to show off her pre-packaged salad kit from Trader Joe’s (lol). It was crazy delicious though, so I’m here for it.

In a sea of thousands of people, we always run into people we know, and this year, we were particularly happy to see friends of ours who are fellow church planters (shout out to Epiphany Church BK).

We ate, we snapped pics, we laughed, we danced to the DJ who played a mix of great tunes.

If some other event company doesn’t carry on the tradition of the Popup, I might just need to figure out a way to do my own small-scale version in Harlem.

Oh! And P.S. – I got my white dress from Amazon with Prime delivery, which was fantastic, because even though I know this dinner is coming every year, I always seem to wait until the last minute to find a white dress I like (and would wear again). I had suspicions about whether the dress would look as pictured, but figured worse case scenario, I’d just wear what I wore two years ago. Happy to report it all worked out, and I never had to leave my couch. #Winning.

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