Category Archives: Food & Wine

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The History Of The Martini

With the holidays approaching there’s nothing more appropriately historic in our opinion than classic cocktails to make your guests feel welcome and ensure maximum family relaxation. Few drinks—especially with a bite of early winter wind outside—are more iconically American than the martini. Our newest guest columnist from London uncovers the pedigree of this vintage cocktail and we obviously couldn’t write about ‘shaken and not stirred’ without a slight nod to James Bond. We wouldn’t want to shoot a machine gun in a speedboat before drinking a dirty martini either.

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Friday Top 5: Food & Fowl

This weekend marks the 45th annual Waterfowl Festival in historic Easton, Maryland, a vibrant arts and cultural festival that celebrates the yearly waterfowl migration to the Maryland’s Eastern Shore just across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge from Washington, DC, Baltimore, and Annapolis. After a day of exploring the arts, crafts, aquatic dog events and listening to live music, you are sure to have worked up a healthy appetite. This week we’ve rounded the top five local restaurants that are the anchors of this up and coming foodie town, and will indulge your seasonal appetite for fine food and fowl.

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Drive By Finds: Skaneateles, NY

I love maps. Knowing where I am on the planet at any given time, what’s ahead, and where I’ve been sustains my appetite for travel. I just learned that maps have gone out of style. Siri tells most drivers where to go and 99% of the time the most efficient route is also the most uninteresting and least curious. So we’re bringing back the classic American ‘Drive By’. When you take America’s ‘scenic route’ you’ll be pleasantly reminded what you can re-discover with a few hours of back road curiosity. Think Pinot Noir, silver fox caplets, blueberry fudge, and utopia just for starters.

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Dream Trip: Vintage South Beach

Miami’s South Beach can get a shallow rap for late-night clubbing, short bikinis, and slow-revving Ferraris cruising down Ocean Drive. Equally part of the classic South Beach experience however is the rich Art Deco architecture, world-class art and museums, and international foodie scene that features some of the best restaurants and bars in the country. The white sand beaches and Bahamian-colored water don’t hurt either. Get over your stereotypes and prepare to become uninhibited.

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Dream Towns: Newport, Rhode Island

Real estate and travel are eternally intertwined especially where historic properties are involved. So it’s only logical that our newest column, Dream Towns, is a combination of both. When I lived in Key West, every tourist was envious. Why not live where everyone else vacations? At least three of those people I met 20 years ago have second homes in the Conch Republic now. In Dream Towns we’ll be bringing to you the most historic, eclectic, off-the grid, off-the-charts, culturally-rich, historically-significant, and inspiringly revitalized towns across America where you can happily spend a weekend or the rest of your life. First up—Newport, Rhode Island

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Friday Top 5: Lake George, NY

For over one hundred years summer travelers from throughout the US and around the world have converged on Lake George in New York’s Adirondacks. Stunning mountain views, crystal clear waters, and endless boating, hiking, and outdoor adventure are right out your back door. A century later visitors still flock here—and some of the same attractions still draw them. Here are our Top Five

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The History Of Cocktail Hour

Our passion at Find Everything Historic is discovering the undiscovered and unearthing the inspiring bits and pieces of history that surround every one of us—even if we don’t recognize or appreciate them on a daily basis. So with the last weeks of summer mercury hitting the century mark what better time to celebrate one of the most famous hours of the day: cocktail hour. Grab your dirty martini and get ready for Live Historic Mixology 101. The history of the great American cocktail is far more interesting than you think.

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One Hundred Hours Of Solitude: Top Five Historic Retreats

Summer vacations are about family road trips and late night boardwalk roller coasters. Every once in a while, however, the most important getaway of your life is the one where nothing happens—literally. Sometimes the stimulus is the need to rekindle a romance. Other times all of us need to reconnect with nature. In our case, after finally wrapping up an exhausting move, what we need most right now is a hundred hours of solitude to decompress and recharge. And there’s no place we’d rather be right now than these top five dream destinations where the favorite activity on the menu is ‘nothing’.

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Friday Top 5: Palatial Wine Cellars

It’s Friday on the last day of July and we already have a glass of chilled white wine in hand. So what better day to celebrate the convergence of oenophilia and historic properties—better known as the wine cellar. For some reason, many of our new historic property listings are coming in with cellars that look more like French chateau tasting rooms. Here’s our top four. Yes four. It’s late Friday afternoon on the last day of July and it’s time to go restock the wine cellar . . .

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