Jeanne O'Brien Coffey

Jeanne O'Brien Coffey

I'm a journalist and editor.

A versatile writer at home in the world, but with deep New England roots, I can cover anything from Hong Kong's gin cocktail craze to classic clam chowders with flair.

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Falling for Bourbon - Northshore Magazine - October 2016

Launch a new obsession or satisfy a connoisseur's palate with Elm Square Oyster Co.'s impressive American whiskey collection. By By Jeanne O'Brien Coffey....

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The Performing Project - Northshore Magazine - April 2017

A young performer brings theatre to disadvantaged kids.

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Five Essential Charleston Experiences With Kids

From casual food experiences that will please the whole family to outdoor adventures to wear them out, here are my five favorite things to do with kids in the Holy City.

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Baldwin Bar Cocktail Recipes

The mixology experts at one of the best bars in the country offer their best tips for impressive drinks.

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Skiing in Aspen - Northshore Magazine - January/February 2017

Aspen's powder and peaks entice a novice skier from New England.

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Gilded Age Hotel in Gloucester - Northshore Magazine - October 2016

The new Beauport Hotel recalls the glamour of old-school seaside resorts.

Pizza Pros - Northshore Magazine - July 2016

Pizza Pros - Northshore Magazine - July 2016

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Drinking Gin in Hong Kong - Forbes

Alibi Bartender Leo Cheung delights in surprising customers with his cocktails, which are as much about performance as about drinking. Part mad scientist, part artist, he crafts each cocktail to enhance the qualities of a specific gin – and to maximize enjoyment for each customer.

Secret Restaurant in Salem - Northshore Magazine - May/June 2016

If you know the password, Back Alley Bacon serves up tasty takeout

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Tiny Tastes - Northshore Magazine - May/June 2016

Small plates of seafood are taking over local menus.

Generational Décor: Zimman's in Lynn, MA

For 108 years, Zimman’s has been focused on pleasing patrons with quality merchandise at fair prices.

A local's Guide To Boston

The hot tourist spots are as familiar to visitors from Japan as they are to denizens of Beantown. Step away from the pack with these insider tips, brought to you in collaboration with, to get a unique perspective on this very walkable city.

Divine Wines - Northshore Magazine - October 2016

Staring down a restaurant wine list can be daunting—even the most educated enthusiast can’t know everything about every wine—especially when the list nears 1,000 bottles and reaches around the world. We asked three top North Shore wine managers to share their favorite wines for fall, and their best tips for navigating the world of wine to find your perfect tipple.

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The Appeal to Newburyport - Northshore Magazine - December 2015

By Jeanne O'Brien Coffey. Photographs by Robert Boyd. Perhaps it's the striking scenery, overlooking the vista where the Merrimack River empties into the ......

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Grab A Piece Of A Billionaire's Wine Cellar

William I. Koch has realized that, no matter how many dinner parties he hosts, there is no way he will work his way through his astonishing 43,000 bottle wine collection. Which has collectors around the world salivating, as he’s decided to offer nearly half at auction at Sotheby’s this spring.