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!).
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!
Love, Hayley xo