Essential Ibiza Writing Team

Iain Thomson (Editor in Chief)

A respected dance music journalist, DJ, and radio presenter Iain has many years experience on Ibiza as a clubber, DJ, and journalist. As Editor in Chief for Essential Ibiza Iain is responsible for the unrivalled island news coverage we are famous for. With over two decades of DJing in clubs in and around Glasgow, the UK and around the world, Iain accepted a position as assistant Editor at respected UK music publication M8 Magazine. Having fallen in love with Ibiza during his first trip to the island in 1983, he returned regularly on magazine and DJ duties. It was during this time that he first met Charlie Chester, arranging Circo Loco DC10 guest list places for the magazines fashion team. It was during a delayed flight from Ibiza to Glasgow that the first actual meeting took place, with Charlie organising a 4-date tour Magazine of Singapore, Thailand and Australia before take off! After a successful collaboration the working relationship continued before Charlie dropped idea of Essential Ibiza, that he had hatched with Philip Jordan at Blue Marlin Ibiza.

The last four years has seen Iain based in Ibiza, driving the content side of the business before relocating to Singapore to launch Essential Singapore. He spends his time between the two destinations these days, managing the Ibiza team and progressing the websites profile in South East Asia.

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Olivia Ebeling

Originally from Germany, Olivia spent many years living and working as a journalist in London. She has previously contributed to several national magazines as well as TV shows like The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent. A long-standing visitor to the White Isle, she left her last role as Style Editor and Video Production Manager to join Essential Ibiza and fulfill her dream of living and working on the island. In her spare time, she enjoys keeping fit, eating out with friends and going to gigs.

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Jason Eybe

Jason has been an avid clubber for over 20 years and no plans to stop anytime soon. Life's for living and he's gonna live it :)

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Zoe Newlove

Zoe, originally from Warrington, has been visiting the white isle since she was small. Es Cana, north of Ibiza, was a popular family holiday destination. She now resides here all year round, and see’s this tiny island as her home. Having ran a successful beauty blog for the last five years, Zoe is now enjoying writing about travel, food and her favourite places to visit in Ibiza.

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Nina Saei

Having descended onto the island over several years working in every industry there is, from concierge to yoga retreats, property to party rep, Nina’s love affair with Ibiza and its colourful people is now her fuel for putting pen to paper. With a Swedish nationality, Iranian ethnicity and an upbringing in the UK, the world is no short of a curious place for her. Leaving her role as Concierge Assistant to pursue her deeper pull to bring a voice to people and places, her journey begins with the place she now calls home. Beyond reporting for Essential Ibiza, Nina works freelance with independent businesses producing written marketing material.

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