I come to you with a heavy heart today. After deep introspection and many sleepless nights, the High Gloss Magazine team has decided that our July/August 2011 issue which was released last month will be our last. So many factors have gone into this decision and it is something that we have spent a lot of time contemplating very seriously. The journey that High Gloss has taken us on over the past year has been an incredibly enriching experience. I can only speak for myself, but creating this magazine and working on it day in and day out with our amazing team taught me so much, not only about the publishing industry, but about myself and people in general. It has been a tremendous growth experience with so many memorable moments and once-in-a-lifetime experiences along the way.
We are so thankful to everyone who has helped us since High Gloss was first born— our fabulous and supportive readers who gave us the motivation to make it through 80 hour work weeks and drove us to create the best magazine that we could, our team of editors in all of its various incarnations, the designers and style-setters whose beautiful work has greatly inspired us, the fiercely talented photographers who made all-day photo shoots so fun, each of our contributors without whom we could not have created so much original content, our ad sales staff and our web guru, Tim who made so much of the magic happen behind the scenes, our fellow digital magazine editors who have been so encouraging and helpful, the design community who embraced us, our friends and family for their unwavering support, and everyone else who has helped and inspired us throughout our journey.
In the end, we feel extremely proud of the level of content we produced in our beautiful magazine, but it seems that life has other plans for us. We have had a few lifestyle changes happen within our team and we each have some very exciting things on the horizon. It seems that when one door closes, another opens.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you.