A New Chapter

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
I'm sitting here at my new desk and it feels so surreal to finally share this with you all, but... there are going to be a few changes around here on FMIF! Today marks the day of our 're-launch', here's what's changing...

First up, I'll explain why I said 'our relaunch', one of the biggest changes I've made here on FMIF is expanding a team. I started my blog nearly five years ago now from my bedroom at university, never, ever in a million years did I expect that my hobby would ever turn into my job. But now things are taking an exciting twist and I've decided to expand and grow a team. It's only ever been me running FMIF and as much as I've loved it, I thought it was time to grow and share some of my favourite talents with you all. So, I'm moving forward with a team of 8 beautiful, talented ladies supporting and writing behind FMIF.

They've been my absolute rock these past weeks, from content ideas to finalising the web designs - it's been so fab to bounce off of each other creatively. I've hand picked each one of these girls because of what they have to offer, whether it's their witty writing style, fab foodie snaps, travel knowledge or networking skills. I always want FMIF to be the best it can be, that's always been my first interest when it's come to building this space online, so to move forward with a team of incredible ladies behind me is something that truly excites me (you know that lil' fire in the belly feeling? Yeah, that!).

TAKE A LOOK AT OUR 'MEET THE TEAM' PAGE TO GET TO KNOW THE GIRLS!

Secondly, I've decided to migrate my blog over to an online magazine, focusing on luxury travel and lifestyle with doses of everything else (from dating, to fashion, the latest beauty launch and food guides!). What does an online magazine mean for FMIF? Migrating over to an online magazine for me is such an exciting step and not one that has been taken lightly (trust me), so the main difference you'll see from the migrating is daily posting! Eeeeeeep, exciting right?! I want FMIF to be a one-stop shop for our generation, whether your looking for a date night outfit or a New York city guide, we've got your back BBYGAL. As a team we'll be expanding into areas that FMIF has never covered before, so that there's something for everyone! You'll find a new post gracing the pages of FMIF every morning at 9am.

To coincide with our online magazine and more professional approach, we'll be releasing a bi-weekly newsletter which will feature our #FMIFHotspots - our top picks of bars, salons, restaurants and hotels across the globe, as well as behind the scene images of our week and the latest posts gracing FMIF, so be sure to subscribe!

Tonight will mark the FMIF relaunch party which I'll be hosting for close blogger friends and journalists, lovely PR's that I've met along the way and my friends and family! I'm super excited to celebrate this launch with my loved ones at the beautiful Cheval Three Quays apartments, make sure you keep updated with the launch by following the hashtag #FMIFReLaunch - I'll share some party snaps on the blog later this week too so stay tuned!

Lastly, as always your feedback is always so valued so if you have anything you'd like to see on FMIF then we're all ears! Things are going to be getting a lot more personal around these ends too as we're launching a dating & relationships and mental health section so if there's anything you'd like advice on, please do just let us know!

So, yeah I think that's all from me folks! Just to say (as i'm sure you've guessed already!) I'm just SUPER excited to be re launching, I feel like I've really got my spark back and am so excited to create lots of fab new content with my incredible team to share with you all! I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow at 9am with a shiny new post (although OBV that will be scheduled as I'll be dying of a hangover somewhere probs!).

Love, Hayley xo

14 Comments

  1. Sophie 1st September 2016 / 9:35 am

    This all sounds so exciting, congratulations Hayley! x

    • Hayley 3rd September 2016 / 5:39 pm

      Thank you lovely lady! x

  2. Emma Harrison 1st September 2016 / 1:16 pm

    Congratulations on the relaunch of FMIF – I cannot wait to start seeing my daily doses of luxury dropping into my feeds!

    Emma | HarmonyBlaze.co.uk

    • Hayley 3rd September 2016 / 5:56 pm

      Thank you lovely! Can’t wait to start sharing it with you all! xx

  3. Steve Robertshaw 1st September 2016 / 5:43 pm

    Congratulations and well done. The team here at VisitSweden wish you every success and most of all fun along the way 🙂 Lots of Sweden bits and pieces hopefully!

    • Hayley 3rd September 2016 / 6:06 pm

      Ah thank you so much Steve – hope to work together soon! 🙂

    • Hayley 3rd September 2016 / 6:06 pm

      Thanks love! x

  4. Angharad 1st September 2016 / 6:46 pm

    Very exciting stuff! I wish you every success with the relaunched FMIF! Angharad x

    welshandwonderful.com

    • Hayley 3rd September 2016 / 6:06 pm

      Thanks lovely 🙂 x

  5. Gabrielle 1st September 2016 / 7:28 pm

    Your recent changes sound SO exciting, especially migrating over to an online magazine – really looking forward to seeing what you (and your new team of ladies!) produce 🙂 Good luck!!

    aglassofice.com
    x

    • Hayley 3rd September 2016 / 6:07 pm

      Thank you lovely – so excited to share our content with you all! 🙂 x

  6. Amy 1st September 2016 / 9:16 pm

    Wow this is so exciting! I can’t believe you’ve gone from just you to a team of 8, that’s amazing! I love the layout and style and I’m sure you’ve got some exciting things to come 🙂
    Amy xx
    http://www.callmeamy.co.uk

    • Hayley 3rd September 2016 / 6:07 pm

      Ah thank you love – I’m so happy with the design 🙂 We have some super exciting stuff coming up so stay tuned! x

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *