Vlog #10: Galia Brener and Alexander Palacios – Exhibition @Sofitel Frankfurt Opera

Vlog #10: Galia Brener and Alexander Palacios – Exhibition @Sofitel Frankfurt Opera 2048 1341 Galia Brener

Alexander Palacios is having his exhibition “SICHTWEISEN” at the Sofitel Frankfurt Opera, starting from October 18th until January 31st. If you are curious to see his amazing art, come and take a look!

Enjoy the video and many hugs, Your Gali

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Front Row Society – Concept store opening in Frankfurt

Front Row Society – Concept store opening in Frankfurt 1600 875 Galia Brener

Frankfurt is becoming cooler and more chic each day! I’m extremely happy to see that the fashion industry is making its way to us, wanting to grace our city with beautiful creations. Last week I was invited to the opening of the Front Row Society concept store, and let me tell you, it was fabulous!

The amazing event was organized by Manuel Gies, owner of the STRATEGIES agency. He’s known in our lovely city for his other projects with Hugos Frankfurt, Jaguar Land Rover, Maserati and now, Front Row Society. He told me that he loves what he does because it’s his passion since 2009.

My friends picked me up at 7pm and we walked to the opening. I wore my favorite transparent Llobycats skull maxi dress and topped it off with a black peace necklace and my highest heels. As we approached the red carpet, we were greeted by Florian Ellsaesser, founder of the Front Row Society. Mr. Ellsaesser was quite charming and gave me a personal tour of his lovely concept store. He explained why his vision was so important to him, and I agreed about the uniqueness of his idea – merging fashion and art into one entity!

Front Row Society was founded in Berlin in 2011. It is a fashion brand with a contemporary aesthetic that combines sophisticated designs with subtle details. Each collection is developed in collaboration with a community of artists from all over the world. Each Front Row Society piece is a sophisticated translation of an artwork or technique into a beautiful, wearable garment made of high quality materials. Simplicity is paramount in Front Row Society’s collections; inspiring stories come to life in minimal designs that create a unique yet effortless style.

I think that this is a brilliant idea, because for example, with the limited edition Santiago Taccetti collection, nothing looks the same! Mr. Taccetti works his art masterpieces into the leather itself, making it a true one-of-a-kind piece. It’s great having something in your closet that nobody else has. Even if your best friend buys the same bag as you, yours will be different because it contains a different element of the artist’s work. This mirrors the theory of nature, where nothing is ever exactly identical. What a super cool concept!

Since I’m in a major backpack phase now, I had to get my hands on the beautiful black Laura bag – big enough for my daily carrying needs and also for traveling. I especially love the gold metal handle at the top, the small geometric-shaped slits on the leather and fine metallic elements throughout the bag!

Of course Frankfurters expect nothing less than a glamorous red carpet event, and that is exactly what we got at the opening last week. Arriving fashionably late at the Neue Rothofstraße, I was very pleased to see the “who’s who” of our city – celebs, fashion divas, famous singers, politicians, actors and producers, finance moguls, designers, and the list goes on and on. At the entrance, we were greeted by a lovely lady who placed a white satin ribbon around our wrist and ushered us into the large and very beautiful concept store. Everything, from top to bottom, was ultra modern. This is what I call chic-minimalism at its finest! Being the accessories lover that I am, I ran straight for the bags and scarves and loved what I saw!

The people were walking around the store, curious to touch this and that, enticed by the fine works of art and unique fashion pieces. I noticed how happy Mr. Ellsaesser was with the turnout of the opening event, and that made me happy as well, seeing how the Berliners were appreciating our fashion sense.

My friends and I were delighted to be there together, sipping sparkling wine, talking fashion and enjoying this fabulous evening. After a few hours, I noticed that it was getting late and I had to run to the next party, because in a few hours I was celebrating into my birthday. I bid the lovely concept store and it’s brilliant creators farewell. My heart skipped a beat, knowing how glamorous our city was becoming. This gave me a feeling of honor and pride, knowing that I was a part of the Frankfurt fashion revolution! Thank you Front Row Society for enriching us with your presence here. We welcome you with open arms – to our small cosmopolitan city with a big attitude.

Photos by: Nikita Kulikov


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Villa Ratatouille Popup Opening in Frankfurt

Villa Ratatouille Popup Opening in Frankfurt 1200 774 Galia Brener

Mysterious. Delicious. Artistic. These are the first few words that come to mind when you enter this wonderful building. Located inconspicuously in the heart of Frankfurt, this silent villa sits in its splendor – pretending to be innocently empty. But it’s not. Quite the opposite actually. We rang the bell and the door quietly opened. We stepped inside and the adventure began.

We were greeted by two lovely young ladies from the Pomp brand. Very representative of Frankfurt – sparkling pink apple wine – their famous Cuvée rosé. We couldn’t help but notice the beautiful Japanese cherry blossom trees all the way up the staircase to the highest floor. We took our pink drink and made our way up to the gallery. I was really looking forward to this evening because of my love for art and food – two of my favorite elements mixed together. The first room we entered was quite a dark one. I was enticed by the beautiful hearts painted on an open hand, ready to give hope to its lucky receivers. The painting didn’t have a name, so I called it the “Hearts of Hope” – with many beautiful red hearts floating seductively towards the sky. The very talented artist – Justus Becker – told us that his work and inspiration is called “COR” – very fitting to an evening full of love and passion. The other rooms had works of art by Diana Catherine Eger and others.

As we continued up the stairway to heaven, we arrived on the floor where the dinner was to take place. There were two rooms, beautifully decorated with antique chandeliers, candles and exquisite carpets on the wall by Fashion For Floors. The tables were set up in an elegant way to allow one to meet and mingle with their neighbors and maybe even flirt with that lovely lady or gentleman across the table. Of course it wasn’t a surprise for us to hear that the dinners for every evening in the duration of the event were already sold out! This little sweet artistic surprise in Frankfurt became popular quite quickly – everyone wanted in!

In a matter of an hour, the two dining rooms filled with people, and everyone was eager to taste the luxurious delicacies of Rainer Neidhart, a well-known television cook. The “who’s who” of Frankfurt were there, the mood was happy and cheerful, the Pomp and Grauburgunder were flowing and the people were chirping with excitement. The delicious menu was served, accompanied by perfectly fitting wines to each course. The DJ was spinning his funky beats in the room next door, which gave us a perfect chance to walk around and mingle between the fabulous taste buds explosions. The bar area was full of people, all curious to see the art and get a glimpse of this awesome popup location.

I was impressed with the amazing organization and operation of the evening. The menu was served to over 100 people in the mysterious abandoned villa in perfect timing. Nobody was left out and everything was cooked to perfection. Peyman Far of the Landwehrstübchen restaurant und Max Reggiannini did a great job making it all happen – the masterminds of Villa Ratatouille. I was happy to see Daniel Tobias Etzel, owner of the WAOH agency, who spread the magic of the Villa in Frankfurt and called me up about this fabulous event. Thanks Daniel for keeping our city exciting.

The Villa is a special place in Frankfurt. I was speaking to the owner last night and he told me, “The villa was created last year as an off-space location for exhibitions (Staedel students), pop up restaurants, art and music performances and other happenings. It’s all combined with a real communal touch, and everyone feels like they are a part of it, and the atmosphere and aura of the place makes it even more special. When the villa closes, we can look back and say, as a community, we did something creative with this place and had some good times, laughs and memories.”

Villa Ratatouille, located at the Windmühlstraße 9 in Frankfurt, will be open until the 7th of May, offering us some weeks of fun bar and gallery evenings. There is a changing lineup with a new DJ every evening. You can check out the lineup on the Facebook page.

From 7pm until late at night, the Villa is the perfect place to unwind after work, indulge in artistic culture, meet new people and just have fun. Villa Ratatouille is about emotions, love and enjoying the moment in our fast paced world. I have to say that I was very impressed with this evening – definitely an enrichment to our little city with a big attitude!

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