Social-Ink-Night Charity Event at the Moxy Frankfurt East

Social-Ink-Night Charity Event at the Moxy Frankfurt East 1080 1080 Galia Brener
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My personal diary #atthemoxy:

The weekend had finally arrived and so did the big day! I have been looking forward to this Saturday for weeks already. Both excited and a bit nervous, I closed my eyes and imagined how it will look and what it will feel like. What is the big surprise? Last Saturday, after many years, the time came that I finally renewed my old eye tattoo – and all for a charity and good cause at the stylish Moxy Frankfurt East.

Let the adventure begin!

I packed my weekender the night before, curious about this playful hotel that everyone is taking about. I have driven past it a few weeks ago, admiring the golden facade of the bold and edgy building design. As I prepared hours before, it took me a while to decide which was the perfect outfit to wear on such a fabulous occasion. I knew that Moxy has a lot of pink elements in their hotel, therefore I decided on a chic pink cocktail dress with black over-knee boots. I topped off the look with my black feather fascinator, which I acquired on a wild Berlin trip and signature eye gloves.

When I woke up on Saturday, I felt like a naughty excited child on Christmas morning! I really love sleeping in nice hotels, even more so when it’s in my own city. Why not take a little break and make a mini holiday in the city you live in? What a novel concept! Therefore I decided to check in earlier and enjoy my day in bed at the Moxy Frankfurt East before the excitement and event started. After all my months of hard work, this was relaxation at its best.

I ordered a taxi and I couldn’t believe what arrived to pick me up. It was like being in a movie, because I have never seen a taxi like this before! A Porsche Panamera taxi was standing in front of my door. Now this is what I call driving in style. If the day has started out like this, then I knew right away that it would be one hell of an amazing weekend! I felt like a rock star being driven to my castle – simply awesome.

This was my first time inside the Moxy Frankfurt East, so I didn’t know what to expect. As I walked in, I was in awe of the space. I love this industrial, raw style with very high ceilings. It reminded me of the lofts studios I so adore in my hometown Toronto. The layout is great because the check-in is integrated into the bar area, giving it a very social, free-spirited and youthful feeling. The ground floor is really big, with many sitting and cozy lounging areas, along with a creative hub working space and dining area.

I could feel the buzz and excitement all around me. The staff was very friendly and checked me into my room within minutes. No waiting and no stress. I was welcomed with a delectable custom made cocktail and a crispy delicious diavola pizza – what more can I want on a Saturday afternoon? The Moxy Frankfurt East matches my requirements not only due to their superb service and efficiency, but also the dynamic and bold style. I know that this hotel will have a huge success because the rooms are perfectly priced with a good size. This gives everyone the chance to sleep in a designer boutique-feel hotel and afford it as well – the perfect concept!

I took the elevator to the 7th floor and had to laugh out loud when I saw the crazy surprise. The entire door of my room was covered with a “Crime Scene – Do Not Cross!” tape, like that of a real crime scene. What a wildly creative approach. Of course that made me want to open the door even faster! Stepping inside was like entering an unpredictable Fairytale. The wall was covered with a huge photo of a sensual woman covered in pink paint. The bed was decorated with feathers, a pink sequence party hat and the craziest of all – pink furry handcuffs with the keys beside them! There were bold slogans written all over the walls and many eclectic records around a pink record player. I have never seen anything like this before! What I adore is attention to details – and this Moxy hotel is definitely an expert in that.

The evening was approaching and my excitement was escalating! I got ready in my amazing room and was pleasantly surprised by the good quality hair products and the large shower. My hair needs a lot of care and thankfully the conditioner and dryer were top standard. I put on my sexy pink dress, left my crime scene room and joined the big party downstairs.

The DJ was in full swing with his mesmerizing sound and people were enjoying their creative cocktails by the sleek bar. Christian Henzler, captain of the Moxy Frankfurt East greeted me warmly and the Inktastic tattoo team was ready to go with their setup in the lobby. The people were lining up to get their artwork done live at the party. What I love about this event is that it’s all for charity. All of the proceedings go to the Kinder PalliativTeam Südhessen – therefore this was such an important event for me to attend and the perfect place and time to get my tattoo renewed. My photographer arrived in perfect time because it was my turn. I won’t lie, I was super nervous. The tattoo artist Zon reassured me that everything will be good and he was right. It didn’t hurt as much as I thought it would and the end results were absolutely stunning! I was so impressed with the precision and definition of his fine work – nothing compared to the dull thing I had on my shoulder when I arrived in the afternoon. I haven’t felt this happy in ages! What a fantastic feeling that everything worked out perfectly, even beyond my expectations.

If you’re curious, see my live tattoo video on my YouTube channel here:

I don’t know if it was the adrenaline after the tattoo, the delicious tequila drinks mixed with the dynamic Moxy atmosphere, but this was one of the best Saturdays I had in 2017! The cocktails were made to perfection with many unique and fresh ingredients. I had my dancing boots on and couldn’t stop dancing the entire evening. We took many photos and the queue for the tattoos was getting longer and longer. It seems like everyone in the city was there to get a wicked new tattoo that night – incredible!

I’m so thrilled that we raised a good amount for the Kinder PalliativTeam Südhessen. This is a very important cause. Feel free to donate as well:

All around the bar area were sweets and delicious candies that one could pack in a bag and take to go. So of course I was hanging around the candy area most of the night. I think that no matter how old we become, that part will never leave our heart and soul. It was getting very late but nobody wanted to leave. The event was going strong and everyone was having the time of their lives. I simply adore Frankfurt – my small cosmopolitan city with a big attitude – and once again I saw how the Frankfurters love to party. The bar area at the Moxy Frankfurt East is an ideal place to have after-works drinks, even if one is not sleeping at the hotel. It’s located on the Hanauer Landstraße, which is the creative and artistic part of the city, perfect for having some after work fun.

As I came back into my room and looked around, I saw how perfectly everything matched. This is what I call style, class, state-of-the-art design with confidence – exactly how I like it. I jumped into the comfortable bed and felt like sleeping on a cloud. I smiled at how perfect this weekend was. I can definitely say that this is one Saturday that I shall never forget. I will always have my magical eye tattoo on my back reminding me of how much fun we had.

Thank you dear Moxy Frankfurt East and Inktastic for having me there. I enjoyed every moment with you and will be back for more!

My Luxury Birthday Weekend at the Sofitel Frankfurt Opera

My Luxury Birthday Weekend at the Sofitel Frankfurt Opera 1365 2048 Galia Brener

The week started off with my usual yearly birthday blues. I always get them a week before and after. I find that there is something about getting older that is bitter sweet. The upside of having a birthday means that we get a yearly life extension and fresh start to tackle all of our dreams, wishes and goals. Yet the downside to it is that we are – one year older! I have learned to see it all philosophically, knowing that fate has a plan for us anyways, so why not enjoy the ride while we get to the destination? That’s when my phone rang and the lovely Mrs. Wagner invited me to celebrate my birthday in style and luxury at the Sofitel Frankfurt Opera. At this exciting prospect, my blues were starting to fade into whites, which I knew would eventually turn into pinks and reds.

I think it’s a very cool concept to be able to have a nice weekend holiday within your own city. What a novel idea! Who says one has to drive many kilometers away to feel rest and relaxation re-enter your body, while the evil work-demon leaves you in peace? I made an experiment and stayed inside the Sofitel for my entire birthday weekend and came out feeling happy, rested and recharged.

The adventure started with my arrival at the hotel. I was very impressed to see that the entire staff was briefed about my arrival and I didn’t have to explain anything. I was checked in quickly and shown to my suite. The first activity for my birthday weekend was the glamorous photo shooting. The first stop was on the fabulous terrace of the presidential suite, where one can see the entire magnificent Frankfurt skyline. I was quite familiar with this stunning view, because the Frankfurter Neue Presse photographed me there on New Year’s in 2016. Before the action with the photographer and stylist began, I took a few moments for myself to enjoy and breathe in the mesmerizing scene in front of me. I always feel a moment of joy when I see our skyline. For me, this is the equivalent of being at home.

The wind was blowing and the air was warm and sweet, whispering to me, encouraging me to enjoy and live in the moment. I felt like I could have stayed on that terrace for ages! Later on we took some elegant photos inside the presidential suite and on the bed as well. I have to say that Sofitel definitely has one of the most comfortable beds I have slept in. It’s really like resting on a cloud. After a day full of photo shooting – 5 locations, wearing 3 different outfits – it was finally time to rest and get ready for my birthday dinner.

Being the notorious foodie that I am, I was really looking forward to try out the Schönemann restaurant. We were seated at a large table and greeted with a cold glass of champagne. The chef himself came out and announced our menu for the evening. I really felt like a princess there, because Sofitel did everything possible to make me feel very welcomed and pampered! We started off with a fresh Caesar salad and succulent king prawns. Next was a cold refreshing gazpacho soup, made in the traditional Andalusian way. I acquired my love for gazpacho on Ibiza and was happy to have it here again. For the main course, we were served the signature dish “Coq au Apfelwein” prepared with organic chickens that are raised 30km away from Frankfurt and the city’s beloved apple wine. Last but not least, came two sweet delicacies – a heavenly crème brûlée and a rich chocolate mousse tarte. The dinner was accompanied by a savory selection of the best wines, and of course my favorite was the Rosé de Diel. We ate to our heart’s desire and enjoyed every exquisitely delicious moment.

The lovely evening was running quickly and it was 11pm already – only one hour left until the big day. It was great spending the entire weekend at the hotel because everything was under the same roof. It was time to float over to the seductive Lili’s bar, where I like the dim lights and very mysterious atmosphere. While waiting for the others to arrive and being the tequila fan that I am, I tried a few sorts at the bar and was very impressed. I always judge a good bar by the type of tequilas they have, and this one offers a rich international selection. Everyone arrived and as the time was approaching midnight, the bar manager brought out a special bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne, which they have ordered just for me. All of a sudden, becoming a year older didn’t seem so bad after all. We drank, we laughed, we danced and had a very exciting evening! I couldn’t help but smiling to myself all the way back up to my suite. Yes, turning 28 again was quite fabulous indeed.

The next day was quite relaxing because my only plan was eating a huge breakfast, going to the spa and getting a special birthday massage. Life could be much worse! The breakfast buffet at the Sofitel offers everything that the heart desires, whether a meat-eater, vegetarian or vegan, everything can be found – including delicious sparkling wine, to make the celebrations even brighter! I ate everything that my eyes and stomach desired, because I have an important rule in life: no diet on the birthday!

Later on, I made my way to the spa area. I have been to a “So Spa” in Paris and was curious to see how Frankfurt will compare. I was impressed by the decor and combination of black and white colors – very chic indeed! I received a full body massage for an hour, which relaxed me to a dreamlike state. After the massage I was really looking forward to try the Skinjay essential oil capsules in my suite shower. I have read about this new addition to the Sofitel family and was very intrigued to see if it really is as fabulous and they promise. And indeed it was. It looks like a Nespresso-like capsule, which you place into the shower hose with your favorite natural oil aroma, and it mixes directly into the water! I read that it is based on a proprietary technology called micro-nebulization, which is activated at the heart of the mixer. It’s such a cool wellness experience – definitely a must to try out.

My amazing weekend was coming to an end and it was time to check out of paradise. I was greeted warmly by name at the reception and they made sure that all my needs were met. I have stayed at many 5-star hotels before, but this was definitely my favorite birthday experience. The French really know what luxury and pampering is all about! As I walked outside and looked up at the beautiful old opera building, my birthday blues were completely gone. I looked up at the skyscrapers and knew that becoming a year old meant becoming a year stronger and wiser. I really enjoyed this birthday weekend in my own favorite city – a truly unforgettable experience.

Thank you to the amazing Sofitel Frankfurt Opera team for giving me a fairytale birthday weekend!

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Beauty & Health Week – Summer Love Hair Makeover

Beauty & Health Week – Summer Love Hair Makeover 1836 2448 Galia Brener


Last week, my lovely friend Jessica picked me up and we drove to Erdogu die Friseure in Bad Nauheim, Germany. I was not sure what to expect, but Jessica said that this was her favorite salon. I always trust that my girlfriends have great taste, so I knew right away that this will be a wonderful trip, and it definitely was!

Upon our arrival, Filiz Erdogu, the salon owner greeted us with a warm smile and a friendly hug. I got a nice tour of the place and was shown where the magic happens. I was pleasantly surprised when a beautiful young lady brought us a healthy breakfast to jumpstart our day. There is nothing like starting a Friday with delicious food, a healthy drink and beautiful hair.

I met Filiz’s great team who was in charge, and the lovely Özlem Albayrak was my chosen colorist. This was her plan for my hair:

1. Classic Highlights

  • With 3 different blond colors
  • 3 various bleaching levels to achieve a shimmering shading effect

2. Cellphones Treatment

  • Cellophanes protein treatment mixed in with Olaplex for amazing hair structure
  • Cellophanes is an organic hair color from the USA.
  • This closes the hair shaft and works as a long term treatment
  • I got 2 different tones in my hair:
    • Champagne Blonde: Brilliant, clear beige rose tone
    • Vanilla Blonde: Adds a delicate beige depth to blonds and highlights.

3. Styling

  • The team chose to style my hair straight.
  • I usually like my Hollywood waves, but decided to go straight chic this time.
  • I really don’t like cutting my hair, so it was left as it is

What impressed me a lot was Özlem’s love for perfection! She carefully colored each strand of my hair like it was a Mondrian painting – always staying inside the lines. I have never seen such careful attention to details. That really reminded me of myself, because I also have the perfection bone in my body. I admire and adore excellent and precise work.

After all of the Cellophanes were washed away and my hair was styled, I look at myself in the mirror and loved what I saw! The Erdogu die Friseure Team managed to get my hair in the lovely cold shade that I adore so much. I am not a big fan of very warm blonde, and it is always hard to get that perfect shade of “cool” – but this lovely team managed to do it perfectly. I will definitely be back for more.



As many of you have seen my posts on Instagram this month, I am trying out a new drink, which is the healthiest one I have tried in a while.

It is the Pure Tea from the company Pfanner. I love carrying my own drinks around with me, so I took the fruit-flavored tea with me to the salon and let the ladies try it. They also loved it as much as I do. What I really like about this product is:

  • There are 0 calories, 0 sugar inside and absolutely no sweeteners.
  • I am currently going through a detox phase and avoiding all sugars, therefore this fits perfectly.
  • Light and tasty. No sticky feeling.
  • For me, this is the best alternative to water. I always drink water and finally needed a change.
  • Great for yoga and sports because of the light taste, and it really quenches the thirst.
  • Ergonomic bottle design – makes it easy to carry on the go.
  • It tastes the best served ice cold on a hot summer day like this week.

My conclusion is that beauty and health go hand-in-hand. I guess you really cannot have one without the other. I ended my week with a glamorous new hair makeover and an amazing new drink discovery that will be my companion for a long time to come.

My dear readers, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will answer all questions personally.


Have a happy, healthy and fun weekend,

Your Gali

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Premier Amour at the Sofitel

Premier Amour at the Sofitel 1800 1800 Galia Brener

Double love at the Premier Amour event at the lovely Sofitel in Frankfurt 🕊 My dress is designed by my friend Marina Reimann  Photo by Michael Hohmann  #premieramour #sofitelfrankfurt #galiabrener

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VIP Lounge opening at Frankfurt airport

VIP Lounge opening at Frankfurt airport 1280 720 Galia Brener

My day started off with a big bang of bright sunshine, as I opened my curtains to the wonderful view. The VIP shuttle was coming to pick me up at 9:30 am to drive me to the event. I’m a rather spontaneous lady, and didn’t have a single clue what I should wear that day. I knew that this is a very important and fabulous event, so I decided to go all out! Something wild and unforgettable. Luckily I received my psychedelic turquoise tutu a few weeks before and felt that this would be perfect for the occasion. I always trust my gut feeling and instincts, because they never deceive me.

As my doorbell rang, I flew downstairs and was escorted by a handsome young man into the stylish Bentley. A strong feeling of serenity and bliss washed over me, while the sun rays kissed my face, as we made our way towards my favorite airport. Instagramming and Snapchatting myself to oblivion, I haven’t realized that we finally arrived! My door was opened and I stepped onto the glamorous red carpet. There were many photographers and media people there, anticipating the celebrities to arrive. Smiling warmly at the cameras, I walked inside, curious beyond belief as to how the 1300m² lounge looks.

Upon entering the main area, I understood right away why the media and people speak so fondly about it! It’s basically everything one needs to relax in luxury and take a quiet time out while waiting for the plane to arrive. There are separate suites where the guests can escape to and spend their time as their hearts desire. There are different themes to each suite, making each new visit a unique experience. I was impressed by the bar and dining area and also the perfect gym and cigar lounge. Everything was designed to perfection by Bergit Gräfin Douglas, owner of MM Design in Frankfurt. What really caught my attention was the love to details. The juicy and happy colors on the walls, the sensual paintings, the remarkable books everywhere and much more! This is definitely a lounge that must be seen and experienced.

While making my behind the scenes video, I bumped into Kai Böcking, the beloved moderator. We talked about life and business ideas, while sipping on fresh orange juice. Later on, the glamorous Harald Glööckner and I had a nice chat in the oriental style suite downstairs. We talked about life, love and business. Harald told me how he came to his success. I have to say that he is a very warm, kind and sincere man, who left a very lovely impression on me. He has a very magnetic and inspiring presence. Harald was sweet and predicted my love future for this year and I was very happy to hear this prophecy! (See the funny video on my blog).

This chic VIP event brought many lovely people together. Thomas Anders of Modern Talking was there, who is a famous German singer, composer, and record producer. He was accompanied by his stylish wife Claudia Weidung-Anders. I have been gazing at Claudia’s outfit the entire day. It was a mixture between Coco Chanel herself and Karl Lagerfeld. We got a chance to chat in a quiet suite and make a nice mini photoshooting together. I was highly impressed by this ambitious, strong, chic, warm and lovely businesswoman. My dad is right, he says if the man is the head of the family, then the woman is the neck, which turns and leads! Smart man my Papa.

I was curious about Claudia’s business and she told me about her concept “HOME & DOGS”, which stands for understatement luxury. It includes everything from healthy, nutritious and gluten-free premium food to the chic dog bed & home accessories. Basically everything a dog and owner’s heart desires. She is inspired by the style of the Hamptons and Sylt, and one can definitely see her good taste!

After signing the VIP guest book and making a last round in the lounge, it was time to get into the Bentley shuttle and make my way back to the small city center with a big attitude. I have to admit that this was a very glam event. Everything was organized to perfection and all of the guests looked like they were enjoying themselves tremendously. I had a really great time as well and met many cool, new and interesting people. True to the lounge’s name, we were given the full VIP treatment and had all of our desires met. I will definitely come back to the lounge on my next trip!

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Fashion Guide Magazine – January 2017

Fashion Guide Magazine – January 2017 1452 1452 Galia Brener

Thank you dear Agnes Jacobi and Fashion Guide Magazine for the lovely interview and spread! 🌟 Thank you dear Uwe M. Carl for the photos. ❤️

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THE FRANKFURTER Magazine – 1st Edition

THE FRANKFURTER Magazine – 1st Edition 1650 875 Galia Brener

Thank you to the team of THE FRANKFURTER for this lovely article. Thanks dear Natalie Rosini, Nikita Kulikov for the photos, Nina Meise, Julia Meise, Robin Zabler, Anaik Inavrav Inaharaf, Sandra Lorenz,Kathrin Kion, Kendra Facus and all the others involved! Read the full article in the magazine.






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