Shelley is Alive's editor. She's now declared her love for two kinds of gin in this space.

Shelley is Alive's editor. She's now declared her love for two kinds of gin in this space.


" Parks and Recreation "

I could not be more excited to have Ron Swanson and his fellow Pawnee civil servants back in my life starting this week.


Watershed Gin

Not only does this stuff taste delicious enough to sip straight, the bottle is so freaking pretty and it's produced right here in Columbus. Yep, a Watershed Gin martini is my new signature drink.


DK Diner donuts

Carrying a dozen of these incredibly dense donuts into the office feels kind of like you're moving gold bars. And eating one (especially a sour cream) is a surefire way to brighten my morning.


Monster Rally

Local musician Ted Feighan's brand of instrumental tropicalia reminds me of a '50s movie soundtrack - and transports me to a place far warmer than Columbus in mid-January.


" Blue Valentine "

It left me in tears, but this intimate look at a marriage at its very beginning and its very end was my favorite movie-watching experience of the year. Watch for the Ryan Gosling-Michelle Williams drama to hit Columbus screens this month.