Amy is the niche publications advertising manager and has been at Alive for six years. She attributes a large part of her success to Diet Coke.

Amy is the niche publications advertising manager and has been at Alive for six years. She attributes a large part of her success to Diet Coke.

Girl Meets Pearl

If you're a sucker for good packaging, you'll love everything from Benefit Cosmetics. When I use their products, I hear Outkast's "So Fresh, So Clean" in my head.

Animal Hospital of Polaris

This place takes great care of my two-year-old Corgi, Penny. She loves to go to the Doggy Day Camp, and if I can't make it there to pick her up in time, she can stay the night in one of their themed rooms (Aspen is one of the options).

The best part is the 24-hour web cam, so I can check in on the cutest thing in the world.

Pebbled & Primped Boots

Some people smell leaves in the fall air, I smell leather and suede - it's boots season, people! These beauties from Anthropologie are calling to me

"The First 48" on A&E

Watching this show is so gratifying because the case always gets solved. At the end of each episode, there's a nice and neat outline so you can see how things ended up the way they did. By the way - the suspect's mom always knows something. Case updates are posted online.

Basil

Yummy Thai food, nice glasses of wine and pretty chandeliers make for one of my fave happy hours in Columbus!