Friday, January 18, 2013
I'm so very excited to bring you this issue of Magnolia Rouge Magazine! It's been a week filled with the odd stressful moment - like that one at 2am yesterday morning as I was making the final page order and the file turned into a grey screen and I lost everything!! Yeh that was a fun 9 hours until I managed to get a helpful Adobe support person (first time that's happened!!). He told me I was extremely unlucky to have that happen... reassuring right? Anyway crisis averted, now it's time to get on to celebrating all the amazingly talented people who have contributed to this issue and made it what it is. Firstly the fabulous Stephanie Williams who provided the magazine it's Vogue worthy cover shoot!! Isn't it just stunning? A HUGE thank you to Gaby from Southbound Bride, who literally is an angel, and became my life line over the past week as I fired her email after email with things to proof and edit! She's a godsend! I owe her big-time! Another thank you must go out to Ben, (husband of this lovely lady) who was ever so patient with me in coding my design (I am definitely not a coder's friend when it comes to designing things... pedantic much?). And to the numerous vendors and bloggers who have been overwhelmingly supportive and help to spread the word about a little magazine from New Zealand!!
I was hoping to have the new look blog all up and running but the magazine had to take precedent, however it should be ready to launch next week and I have some AMAZING giveaways to go along with it, so be sure to keep your eye out for those announcements on the facebook page. I'd love to hear your feedback on the magazine once you've had a chance to flick through it!! And if you're interested in jumping on board in some capacity for the next issue get in touch! Have a fabulous day... I'm off for a bit of a break from the computer! xo