Things Erica Phillips Loves

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Erica has been an Alive advertising account executive for two and a half years. She's known as being the smallest person in the office and having the loudest voice. Many would consider this an insult, but not her.

1. Rescue dogs : Sydney & Bella

Out of thethings I love most in my life, these two dogs are definitely tops. Sorry, husband.

2. Italian dads

If you have an Italian dad, you know what I'm talking about. They're your best friend, they're funny as hell and they can cook as well as your Italian grandma.

3. Running

What started as a way to stay in shape has evolved into my method of unwinding from the stresses of the day.

4. Pumpkin beer

My recommendation is to try every pumpkin beer you can get yourhands on while it's in season.My favorite: Southern Tier's Imperial Pumking. Mellow Mushroom has it on tap and willtop it witha shot of whipped cream vodka on request. Yum!

5. Active vacations

Whether it's rock climbing at Red River Gorge or skiing in Lake Tahoe, nothing beats actively enjoying the wonders of Mother Nature.