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The 10 Best Bookstores in New York!


I’ve been to 8 of these, hope to scratch off Buffalo & Ithaca soon. Road trip anyone? Support your local bookstore gems 🙂

Happy Friday!

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Posted by on June 9, 2017 in Unedited Quill Spills


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Wednesday’s Quotes and Tunes…





Currently playing on Little Mountain FM

Coldplay – Magic
Advanced Falconry – Mutual Benefit
The Box Tops – The Letter
The Replacements – I’ll Be You
Stone Roses – Fools Gold
Happy Mondays – Step On
Echosmith – Cool Kids
The Smiths – What Difference Does It Make?
Gary Clark Jr. – Can’t Sleep
Dance This Mess Around – The B-52’s

Special dedication spin for AM ❤
They Are All In Love – The Who
Funkadelic – Maggot Brain
Goodbye For Now – Eddie Vedder

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Posted by on March 15, 2017 in Unedited Quill Spills


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~Amalfi, Capri, and the Blue Grotto~

I thank my lucky stars everyday being born into a family from the Amalfi Coast. If you want to take a trip to (one of) the most beautiful places in the world, go to Amalfi and drive along the Serpentine road to Naples and then take the ferry to Capri and catch a boat/canoe ride to the Blue Grotto… you can thank me when you get back.

Caveat: be prepared to gain weight from the most delicious fruit, wine, and food ever!










Amalfi 36

Blue Grotto



New author interview this Monday – avero uno splendido weekend!

Xo-Miss Montanino


Posted by on April 2, 2015 in Unedited Quill Spills


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Scenes from Camden Lock Market…





If you’re in the London area, you must visit Camden Lock Market. I could give you a 100 reasons why but trust me, you don’t need any incentive. Let’s put it this way… If you like unique items for sale that epitomizes the London vibe, relish great food, and love music… then look no further. Considering how many bands are from this area like Madness, it’s no wonder playing here guaranteed them bar band notoriety to world fame – case in point, the touching addition of Amy Winehouse’s statue. When you stop by, take a river boat ride and tell Giacomo, Lisa sent you!

P.s hugs and love to my friend Katy (pictured with me above), who’s from Camden. We’ve come a long way since our chance meeting as SF neighbors!

Peace & love,


Posted by on March 13, 2015 in Unedited Quill Spills


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The Amalfi Coast

Did I ever mention how lucky I am to be a first generation Italian? And how great it is to have Parent’s (and an abode) from Amalfi Coast region? I had to reblog these beautiful photos by Ron Scubadiver – thanks for capturing these gems! Italy pics of my own coming soon.

Have a great weekend readers and make sure to check out my latest interview with lovely writer Kate Nivison this Monday.

Ron Scubadiver's Wild Life

Positano Hillside Positano Hillside

These photographs are from from Positano and Amalfi on the Amalfi Coast of Italy, a true bucket list destination.

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Posted by on September 19, 2014 in Unedited Quill Spills


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Lovely Capri

And some more gorgeous pics from Ron’s extraordinary website – one of my favorite places in the world! The Blue Grotto is a must see in Capri 🙂

Ron Scubadiver's Wild Life

Capri Hillside Capri Hillside

Just a short ferry ride away sits Capri, playground of the rich and famous, while swarming with ordinary tourists like myself.  The views are fabulous and the people walking around, amazing.  Here is just a little bit of what I saw on the island. I did get to speak with the lady from Miami. She is a down to earth gal.

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Posted by on September 19, 2014 in Unedited Quill Spills


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What City Should You Live In?

Philadelphia Museum of Art photo courtesy of Bill Cannon

I just took this fun test and my results were Portland, OR. Considering I lived in SF for four years, the cold year-round microclimate weather got to me and now the NY winter blues is on full throttle. This soul seeks warm sun rays! Well, at least for part of the year 😉

Off to the city of brotherly love tomorrow, looking forward to climbing the Philadelphia Museum steps blasting the Rocky’s Theme – Gonna Fly Now

Cheers to a great weekend!

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Posted by on January 17, 2014 in Unedited Quill Spills


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