Shanna Nikolic studied Broadcast Journalism and Public Relations at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Communications, graduating magna cum laude. Now, living in Inverness, Nikolic co-owns First Class Plumbing alongside her husband of 15 years, Ned. A member of the Barrington Junior Women’s Club, Nikolic co-chairs the Service to Seniors Committee, delivers Meals on Wheels, and serves on the Social Committee at the Inverness Golf Club. She continues to be involved at Marion Jordan Elementary School—where her children attend. Nikolic has much on her proverbial vision board, is excited for the future, and has no desire of slowing down any time soon!
Mantra? Work Hard/Play Hard Best grooming tip? Exercise! Best anti-aging regimen. I’ve been addicted my whole life Guilty pleasure? Bridgerton. This show feels unique in part because it’s set in the Regency era, and yet, the music is set to ballads like Ariana Grande or Maroon 5 in an orchestral arrangement. It’s a perfect juxtaposition of old world and new world. I’m entranced Favorite foods? Spicey anything works for me Music you love? Spa music. I love how tranquil nature and water sounds. It puts me at ease and calms the senses Best advice ever given to you? “Always count your blessings.” Positive thinking is at my core Earliest memory? Jumping onstage at a young age. I have always loved public speaking/performing and hope to get back into it someday When you wake up, you? Give thanks to God for another day. 2020 was a hard year on so many people on so many levels. I pray that one day we can look back and realize we learned and changed in ways that allowed us to grow for the betterment of ourselves and society Before bed, you? Always wash my face and apply my fave products. Skin care is important selfcare What’s on your bookshelf? Books on spirituality and the metaphysical You can’t live without? My husband. Life throws curveballs, none of them would have been manageable without him. And, of course, my kids—they are epic people Love to escape to? Travel of any sort energizes me and gives me something to look forward to Advice you would give to your younger self? In early 2019, make a major stock investment in toilet paper, face masks, and hand sanitizer … Ha!!! I joke about serious matters, because I believe laughter is the best medicine
WHEN IN THE COUNTRY
Your style is? Edgy casual. Lauren Moshi has the best graphic T’s and sweatshirts. Paired with black yoga pants, a moto leather jacket, and Valentino sneakers. Boom, instant magic Can’t leave the house without? My 32 ounce Hydro flask filled with ice water Transportation? Mercedes SUV Driving music? Top 40 hits Place to eat? Region and Shakou. I love a restaurant that you can count on for quality and consistency Shop? Revolve online boutique Best thing about the country? Having my wonderful friends close by. After all, friends are the family you choose Worst thing about the country? Umm, where is the beach and warm weather? The major pitfall of our area The perfect day is? A clean house and hot meal (that I can’t take credit for—LOL) and my family wrapped in my arms
WHEN IN TOWN
Your style is? Cocktail dress, high heels, and a designer bag. Glam all the way Can’t leave the house without? A babysitter Transportation? Car service Driving music? Electronic dance music. The fast beats mirror the energy I have for life Place to eat? Maple and Ash. They always start your experience with a complimentary mini-cocktail and bites. I think it’s the cutest thing ever Shop? Yes please! I love spending an afternoon hitting up all the designer stores. Their inventory is so much more expansive than when in the country Best thing about town? All the amazing restaurants and high energy vibes Worst thing about town? That it can feel like such a far commute. Wish it were closer The perfect day is? Spa in the morning, followed by shopping, dinner, and some dancing. Then the night made complete with an overnight stay at a hotel with my husband xoxo