Sublime is a bi-monthly international lifestyle magazine with ethical values and intelligent content.
Sublime is authentic, honest and fresh. It explores community and celebrates diversity and individuality. It captures the spirit of our time. Sublime is urban, entertaining, informative and thought provoking. And above all, Sublime is an independent voice.
Sublime started in March 2004 as a group of 30 media people gathered to discuss what a contemporary magazine should be all about. In a year’s time, the group devoted to Sublime grew to 300 influential opinion formers around the world – making Sublime the first magazine movement with such wide collaboration and following before its launch.
Sublime networking events are our source of energy, feeding the magazine with the kind of content that makes it so special.
Sublime belongs to a new breed of international independent magazines that are ready to skip the formulas to express its readers' genuine interests.
Marina Townsley is a qualified Naturopath, Nutritional Therapist and Herbalist who trained at the College of Naturopathic Medicine in London. Originally from Russia, she brings a wealth of knowledge about traditional and folk medicine of that country where natural medicine and home-made remedies are not viewed as alternative but rather integrated alongside the orthodox medical approach.
As a Naturopath she focuses on the person as a whole, taking account of not just physical but also mental and emotional well-being. Marina has a passion for educating others about making healthy lifestyle choices, and as a contributor to this column, she intends to start an exchange of traditional food recipes and information about home-made recipes with Sublime readers.
Franca writes on several sustainability subjects including eco-travel, renewable energy, transport, science and technology. She is both over-awed and overwhelmed by the amount of scientific research around sustainability and she hopes to do justice to some of the fascinating work going on this field.
With a scientific background and degrees in experimental and organisational psychology, she is interested by our relationship with the environment and how we connect to it individually and collectively. This extends to how we view and understand science in the sustainability debate and its representation in media.
From the nano to the planetary and from the quirky to the concerning she hopes to explore not just the science itself but how it is used, altered and sometimes ignored.
Kate is a writer and broadcast journalist based in London. She indulges her passion for travel writing whenever she has a moment away from producing news and current affairs programmes for BBC Global News.
Her focus is on sustainable, luxury and adventure travel, and she writes for a variety of publications. Originally from Sydney, Kate is always on the lookout for good coffee and sunny skies.
Charlie Lemay is a journalist based in London. He writes for a number of websites and magazines and recently finished an NCTJ Diploma in Journalism at News Associates.
Currently settled in London, he previously lived in Malaysia, Germany and South Korea. He enjoys travelling and has managed to visit many countries in Asia with his favorite so far being Sri Lanka.
He has interviewed numerous high-profile athletes including Stuart Broad and Jamie Roberts.
Charlie enjoys writing on sport, music and current affairs and is particularly interested in the challenges we face environmentally and how we can live sustainably.
Naz is a London-based journalist who specialises in business, public policy, popular culture and sustainability.
A cosmopolite by upbringing (she has uprooted more times than she can count on both hands), she draws inspiration from those who do and see things differently around the world.
Originally from Copenhagen, she follows Scandinavia’s trends and is especially interested in efforts to recycle, renew and refresh the landscape of consumerism and cities. Naz journals her observations on social trends on New Idealist Magazine.
Katrine Carstens is Danish, but has spent a decade in London as well as experiencing life the Netherlands and Switzerland. Landing in journalism via International Development, she has spent time living and working with the Pondo people of the Wild Coast in South Africa and was involved with an NGO in Geneva training journalists from developing countries on climate change, food security and peace building. Inspired by working with these journalists, she took the plunge and studied with the London School of Journalism before joining Sublime Magazine. She has a long standing interest in sustainability and what makes the wheels of society go around.
Viki Johnson has worked on climate change and energy policy in the UK and internationally for the past decade. Between 2007 and 2012, she led the Climate Change and Energy Programme at nef (the new economics foundation).
In 2013 Viki moved to the Low Carbon Research Institute of Wales, based at the Welsh School of Architec,ture. Here her research focuses on developing new insights that inform thinking and decisions about future energy pathways. Her research specifically focusses on examining historical transitions in electricity and other utilities.
Viki has a BSc in Environmental Sciences, a MSc in Climate Change, both from the University of East Anglia, and a PhD in Atmospheric Physics from Imperial College, London. She is author of over 30 publications and book chapters.
Being a born Londoner, Katy decided to stay in the city and studied History with Philosophy at the University of Greenwich.
During her time there, she began writing and has since been published in the Guardian, in Geeked magazine and on the Foyles blog.
Katy also runs her own website, www.rad1sh.com and she has also begun working on her first novel.
Other passions of Katy's include reading, making preserves and drinking lots of tea.
Eoin Lynch is a writer, a filmmaker and a sailor.
He has a particular interest in all things related to the sea and works with a number of organisations that actively work to protect the environment and wildlife of the oceans.
Eoin has written on a diversity of subjects from finance to extreme sports, however he is increasingly specialising in the area of sustainable living and green economics. He has also written a number of documentaries, stage plays and is currently working on a novel.
Originally from Dublin, Eoin is now based in London.
Originally from Switzerland, Julia Sumi is now based in the UK where she works as a writer and is busy photographing whilst studying Fashion and Culture Journalism.
Before her studies she explored India and South East Asia where she was working as a volunteer helping to build an orphanage for disabled children.
Julia loves good food, photography, textiles and film and cannot say no to a nice cappuccino.
Eager to make a difference and promote good causes she contributes to the fashion pages of Sublime.
A native of Southern California, Allison has been a professional translator in Switzerland for twenty years. She earned her B.A. in English Literature in Santa Barbara after studying in Chicago and Spain, and forged a career in translation with the International Gymnastics Federation in Lausanne while freelancing for a gamut of Swiss companies.
Allison is also an artist manager in the classical music sector, where she finds inspiration and drive in the arts.
Lucy Purdy is a freelance journalist who specialises in writing news and lifestyle features and who contributes regularly to Sublime.
Lucy spent her childhood summers on a rugged, deserted island in Scotland, has canoed through the Swedish wilderness and cycled the craggy coast of Ireland.
She has interviewed Michelin-starred chefs, government ministers, the richest woman in the UK and four times world champion ironman triathlete Chrissie Wellington as well as plenty of people on the street.
She is a keen cook, sustainability and grow-your-own enthusiast and master composter who believes the job of a journalist is the best there is.
Having come from a background in acting and performance, Aine has since moved her attention to her passion for ethical food and fashion writing.
Originally hailing from Derry, Northern Ireland, she has lived in London, Chicago and Cornwall. The Cornish coast has her heart and she hopes to one day live near the ocean where she can indulge her love for the sea.
Aine also holds a masters in contemporary music and she likes to keep life varied and is excited about the next phase of her professional adventure.
If you want to change the world, first you need to change the media.
My mission is to bring together key players to make Sublime a strong and influential media offering, starting with our international print and online magazine and working towards radio, TV and film.
Over the past six years I'm proud to have worked alongside and partnered with some of the most exciting brands, organisations and personalities that share our values, amongst many others: the UN heritage programme, the Rolex AE, Lexus hybrid, Aveda, Rado, Smart Cars, Osklen, Nikon, Organic pharmacy, Weleda, and Barclays Wealth.
I love to chat about the media industry, exciting businesses and how we can work and grow together to make this world a better place for everyone.
Jeremy Leggett is founder and chairman of Solarcentury, a solar solutions company currently the UK's fastest growing private energy company, and founder and chairman of SolarAid, an African development charity set up with Solarcentury profits. Author of Half Gone, The Carbon War and other books, he is an advocate for clean energy in the international media, including as a CNN Principal Voice, he has been described by the Observer as 'Britain’s most respected green energy boss.'