All posts by Jeanne O'Brien Coffey

Writer Jeanne O’Brien Coffey comes from a long line of New England foodies – her dad once traded an old car for a dozen Marblehead lobsters. And her grandmother’s whoopie pie recipe is a closely guarded family secret. Jeanne is the restaurant critic for Northshore magazine, a regional luxury publication serving the area north of Boston, and also blogs on food, drinks and travel for ForbesLife. She has poured $1,000 tastes of wine with Kevin Zraly at Windows on the World, studied under Andrea Immer Robinson at the International Culinary Center and sampled Ferran Adria’s catering when he was first mulling closing El Bulli. She loves uncovering the stories behind what we eat and the way we eat it, in New England and around the world. Her work has appeared in Forbes, The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, Zagat restaurant guides and the sadly shuttered Executive Travel. Jeanne lives an hour north of Boston, and loves the historic architecture of her home in Newburyport.

Get Grilling: A History of the Hamburger in Three Stops

From a graffiti-covered shoe box of a restaurant to a cultural icon to trendy lunch spot, the classic American hamburger gets around. Since the backyard grilling season is about to commence, what better time to explore the history & evolution of the burger—and to take future inspiration for your summer grilling menu—than from these three iconic burger destinations across the country.

Read More »


Friday Top 5: Classic Spas For Valentine’s (Or Anytime)

Spa rituals date back centuries in many cultures including the Romans, the Mayans and many others. Since nothing says historic luxury more then taking your significant other away to decompress and show your appreciation we rounded up five of the world’s top spas where you can relax and rekindle the passion for one another for Valentine’s Day-or any other time.

Read More »


Wonderful Wines, Inspiring Spaces

You don’t have to hop on a trans-Atlantic flight to enjoy some of the best classic wine tasting rooms in the world and some of the oldest Cabernet and Merlot vintages. Savor rich California history and architecture with some of today’s finest wines at these five tasting rooms where history and wine collide and leave you wondering why you shouldn’t just pick up and move to wine country tomorrow.

Read More »


Time Traveling For The Holidays

Over the next two weeks, Find Everything Historic is proudly introducing our newest weekly columnists. They are well-loved and well-published experts on design and decor, travel and adventure, food and wine, real estate and renovations, and pretty much life-long junkies for every possible authentic historic lifestyle experience they can get their hands on. First up—meet our new food, wine, and travel writer extraordinaire Jeanne O’Brien Coffey who takes us time traveling for the holidays in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Read More »