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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Stocking Stuffers for Travelers

Neat gifts for the wanderers on your list, from a TSA-approved cocktail kit to trackers for luggage and electronics

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Winemaker Dishes on the 2015 Sonoma Harvest - Forbes

Every fall, Theresa Heredia anxiously awaits what she calls the “ticking bomb” – the moment when the Pinot Noir grapes reach optimal sugar levels and are ready to pick. She walks through the vineyards daily at Gary Farrell Winery in Sonoma’s Russian River Valley, where she is winemaker, observing, tasting and...

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Practical, Posh or Over-the-Top: Five Gifts For Frequent Flyers - Forbes

From practical luggage to a posh African safari, these five gifts that are sure to surprise and delight....

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Youngest Master of Rum Crafts $1,500 Spirit - Forbes

At just 28 years old, Jassil Villanueva has crafted the Brugal family’s most expensive and exclusive rum, retailing for $1,500. Oh, and she also loves a good daiquiri....

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Cyber Monday Travel Deals - Forbes

It’s not too late to get in on some deeply discounted airline and hotel fares, from two-for-one economy tickets on Emirates to more than a third off a luxurious suite at L'Ermitage Beverly Hills. Here are deals to scoop up today. Emirates Airlines Two-for-One round-trip airfares starting at $1,099 from all...

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Five Celebratory Sparklers, From Parties to Proposals - Forbes

From $15 to $68, these five bubblies will please palates and impress guests....

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Master of Wood Shares Scotch Secrets - Forbes

Without oak, Scotch whiskey wouldn't have a lot going for it, says Macallan's Master of Wood....

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Four Great Food Experiences In Israel - Forbes

Four worthwhile stops for foodies and anyone who wants to explore Israeli culture through its food...

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Top Chef Burgers In Your Own Backyard - Forbes

Impress guests with Craft-quality burgers at home....

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Six Unique Ways to Enjoy Oysters - Forbes

Innovative chefs across the country are always messing with perfection, finding daring pairings, like oysters with absinthe or Sauternes....

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How Billionaire Teens Celebrate Sweet 16 - Forbes

A $2 million package at Mexico’s Grand Velas Resorts helps wealthy teens celebrate with edible gold popsicles, goodie bags filled with Apple iWatches and a dance party for 300 of their besties with entertainment by Pitbull....

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Aperol Versus Campari: Pick Your Bitters - Forbes

How bitter do you like your bitters? One or both of these versatile liquors will become your best summertime friend....

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Lavish Valentine's Day Travel Packages, From the Caribbean to Taipei - Forbes

Fly Emirates for half price, enjoy a lavish $19,500 escape and other spectacular trips to melt your true love’s heart....

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Five Celebratory Sparklers, From Parties to Proposals - Forbes

From $15 to $68, these five bubblies will please palates and impress guests....

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Five Spectacular Cliffside Vacation Homes - Forbes

At these vacation rentals, upwards of $1,000 a night buys a view so spectacular that just gazing upon it as the sun slowly moves across the sky is enough to fill every day....