A magazine for the foodie, the explorer, the stylish, the culturist, the idler. Unreasonably gluttonous, inexplicably fashionable.
The Arbuturian is a magazine for the globetrotting connoisseur with an appetite for adventure and a taste for the highlife. We publish intelligent content for a cultured readership who seek a playful approach to a diverse range of subject matter.
The magazine was founded in London in 2009 and has grown to a team of over 35 writers and contributing journalists from around the world. Our editorial remit is to challenge, delight and surprise our readers with an eclectic recipe of narrative features, reviews, interviews and short fiction.
In 2012 the magazine was a finalist at the British Travel Press Awards for Best Online Consumer Travel Publication of the Year. In 2013 our Food Editor, Noah May, became Food Journalist of the Year at the prestigious Guild of Food Writers Awards, while our Cigar Editor, Nick Hammond, won The Spectator's Cigar Journalist of the Year Award, adding yet another trophy to the cabinet.
Ash ‘Jonesy’ Lipkin, Editor-in-Chief; Jonesy is usually found in a tailored suit, trying not to incur the wrath of hostile sommeliers in the elegant restaurants of London. He likes a cigar and is regularly thrashed at backgammon, much to his dismay.
Chris ‘Stirling’ Skarratt, Commercial Director & Head of ArbTV; known for his regular participation in triathlons and other masochistic endurance tests, Stirling’s military fortitude is nothing short of inhuman. Stirling is also a successful entrepreneur in the film and creative industries.
Toby ‘Lawrence’ White, Managing Editor; renowned for his exotic adventures to far flung places, Lawrence occasionally sends us a message from his BlackBerry to let us know that he’s lost in terra incognita and can we pay off his library card as he could be away for some time.
Rebecca McWattie, Culture Editor; a theatre writer and cultural connoisseur with a penchant for classic fashion and French literature, Rebecca spends her days flitting from stage performance to art gallery, and somehow finds time to write about it too.
Nick Hammond, Cigar Editor; Mr Hammond likes nothing more than enjoying fine cigars from around the globe; he's quite partial to Scotch, wine and great food too, and has been known to mix all four indiscriminately. Nick, alias Monty Cristo, selflessly researches rare and aged Havanas, so you don't have to. Read his column for the greatest schmokes.