Robyn Alexander started out in the media – as a recovering academic – in customer publishing. She later became chief copy editor at South African decor magazine House and Leisure, and went on to hold the same position at Marie Claire South Africa, where she was later also assistant editor. She helped launch the Sunday Times Home Weekly, and worked on the supplement as both assistant editor and then editor. In more recent years, she has worked as a freelance editor and writer, and is currently the deputy editor of House and Leisure. Robyn’s lifelong passions include design, architecture, clothes (not fashion) and good food. She’s also of the opinion that a small glass of grappa after dinner is a very good idea.