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7 Hilarious Quotes – The Incredible Jessica James

Okay. I was really impressed when I saw the trailer of the Netflix movie The Incredible Jessica James. I was even more surprised after watching the whole movie by myself. This promising story of Jessica James turns out to be a real motivator, regardless your current life situation. Simply spend 1 hour and 25 minutes of your time and you will feel pretty refreshed afterwards.

The story of Jessica James (played by Jessica Williams) tells the situation of a young woman, who is sort of in this weird transitional phase in her life, trying to make it as a playwright in New York City while juggling several jobs and on top of it all, is trying to recover from a bad break up.

We know that, right?

Besides the topics I listed, there is so much more going on in this story. Jim Strouse & Jessica Williams both formed many little stories around the central character Jessica James, which is not only handling her own struggles, but more the topics of her generation. I am talking: feminism, role models, self-discovery, independence, and the influence of social media concerning our (love) life.

Not to forget to mention: the music. It is funky, upbeat music that spreads good vibes. Especially the music for the baby shower scene was hilarious. Thank you for that, music & sound department!

FINALLY. Here are for you, in my opinion, the best quotes from the movie The Incredible Jessica James, which aired on July 2017 on Netflix (oh oh  spoiler-alert)…

“This is your one and only life. What do you want to tell people about it? “

“You shouldn’t need other people to validate or define you.”

“…I would literally rather have my period for a thousand years, non-stop, than continue this portion of the conversation.”

“Sort of in this weird transitional phase in my life where I don’t know what I’m gonna do next.”

“So, what? Life is just a series of failures in the first place..”

“It’s my raw feminine energy. It really fucks up the room. Hey, ladies! You’re all queens! Or however you choose to identify.”

J: I just really love theater. You know, I feel like I love it the way that most people love like sports or food…
I love everything about it. I love reading it. I love watching it even when it’s bad. I love teaching it. I especially love making it.
I just… love it all.

B: That’s great. So, whats the problem?

J:I don’t know if it loves me back and that scares the shit out of me.


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Let’s Eat at May am Ufer

You are probably familiar with this kind of situation: out of nowhere you get really hungry, but you are unsure where to go, what to buy, or what to cook (and at the end of the day, you get very lazy).

That’s why I started to write “Let’s Eat”. Every time I find a good place to eat deliciously tasting food, I am going to “eat and tell”. I mean, hello, this blog is not called Jana told me for fun…

After a long day of work neither my boyfriend nor I have the motivation to cook, so we spoil ourselves from time to time with eating out (especially when it’s so warm these days, but thanks summer, please stay). Since I missed lunch that day, I was as hungry as a wolf and I could remember one restaurant that smelled so good like garlic and olive oil, when we were passing by.

The restaurant is called May am Ufer.
Like the name is intending, it’s located at the Maybachufer, the place where Neukölln and Kreuzberg meet. We were sitting in a room in the back, because there was not a single empty chair left outside. The room was beautiful: wooden floors, candles, stucco ornaments on the ceiling and an uneven wall decorated with paintings and photographs in black and white.

The menu was small, but that’s alright. I use to get overwhelmed by big menus anywhere. You flick through, you think you know what you want, you see something more interesting, oh no – that’s not vegan. Didn’t happen to me with the small menu. I couldn’t find a vegan dish, so I just asked the waiter.

They changed a dish into a vegan one for me, so I had: tagliatelle with aubergines, cherry tomatoes, mint and pine nuts (minus the buffalo ricotta). Unfortunately I didn’t photograph the dish, but it was so good. I believe I have never eaten such a delicious pasta dish (in years, or ever?). The portion was perfect, the price was justified. I paid 9€ for my vegan dish, my boyfriend’s dish plus buffallo ricotta was 12€.

Would I visit May am Ufer again? Oh yes.

What makes this place so good? A small curated menu + regional groceries + good atmosphere

Photographs: © Courtesy Of, Jana Malderle

Yoox Group Bans Fur for Ethical Reasons

Yesterday the Yoox Group (NET-A-PORTER, Yoox, The Outnet, Mr Porter) announced their no-fur policy. The Group will no longer sell articles made from fur. The news probably came as a shock for design houses like Prada, Gucci, Burberry and Michael Kors, who use fur throughout their collections. It is a big step forward to realize a cruelty-free fashion industry. The Yoox Net-a-Porter Group’s  decision is based on its long-established relationship with The Humane Society International (HSI) and Lega Anti Vivisezione. Furthermore YNAP joins the international Fur Free Retailer Program supported by the Fur Free Alliance, just as Asos, Zara, Giorgio Armani and Hugo Boss.

I think these news are absolutely striking. The YNAP Group is the world’s leading online luxury fashion retailer. It has the power not only to change the consumer’s buying behaviour, but also to force design houses to change their attitude towards fur. Matteo James Moroni, head of sustainability at YNAP, said:

“We have a strong sense of responsibility and recognise the importance of making a positive contribution to society. With a range of initiatives, partnerships and innovations, our goal is to act as an industry-wide catalyst for change.”

Concerning the fact that the worldwide fur trade is worth $30 billion (according to the International Fur Federation), YNAP’s decision is increasing the gap that already divides the fashion industry. But it’s a step that needs to be taken in order to create a sustainable fashion future. Claire Bass, executive director of HSI, knows their decision is a strong message to the designers using fur in their collections:

“This is a huge retail door slamming in the face of the fur industry, reflecting the growing consumer belief that cruelty has no place in fashion and strengthening the business case for investment in fake fur alternatives.”

Fur, thus cruelty, has no place in today’s fashion industry.

© Illustration by Jana Malderle