Penny Lewis likes writing about people, places and experiences that make people happy. Travel, the arts, design and architecture are particular interests, along with who wears what on the red carpet during awards season. While cooking with flair is a skill she is yet to master, dining out and planning her next meal are enduring interests. She is a born-and-bred Aucklander who loves the city even more now than she did as a child. She is the former editor Living magazine and before that was the New Zealand Herald’s real estate editor. Her first media role was for a teenage girls’ magazine nearly two decades ago, followed by deputy editorship of the Home titles at ACP Magazines (now Bauer Media). Motherhood and freelance work preceded joining APN NZ Media full-time in 2010.