A native of Hoffman Estates, Abra Engler attended Fremd High School and graduated from Roosevelt University with Honors. In 1974, Engler’s Grandfather started Engler Heating & Air Conditioning Co., which to this day remains her family’s business. Currently her father serves as the President, with Engler acting as business manager since 2012. On the side, Engler is a realtor with Zerillo Realty and in the past has volunteered to teach Faith Formation at St. Annes and Holy Family. She joined the Barrington Junior Women’s Club in 2015 and served as treasurer for the past year. Calling a condo in the village home, Engler lives with her rescue cat, Hunter, and when not working spends most of her time with family and friends. She enjoys trying new restaurants and can’t wait to get back to traveling to Europe!
Mantra? What’s meant to be will always find a way Best grooming tip? Always wash your face before bed … and consistent bubble baths Guilty pleasure? The Royal Family Favorite foods? Anything my mom cooks—she’s Italian and makes the best lasagna Music you love? I love all music. Country, Pop, 80s, Disco, Oldies … the list goes on Best advice ever given to you? The expression a woman wears on her face is far more important than the clothes she wears on her back Best advice you’ve given? You get what you give Earliest memory? My parents took my siblings and I to Disney World every year—we still love to go as adults When you wake up, you? Read my horoscope Before bed, you? Watch Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity What’s on your bookshelf? The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen and Every Last Secret by A.R. Torre You can’t live without? My family and friends Love to escape to? Walking the Cuba Marsh trails can be so pretty and peaceful Advice you would give to your younger self? To trust myself and to trust God and His timing. Eventually things happen when and how they should
WHEN IN THE COUNTRY
Your style is? Zella leggings and a messy bun Can’t leave the house without? Oversized Rag & Bone sunglasses Transportation? My car Driving music? Whatever is on my Spotify playlist Place to eat? Chicago Prime or ZaZa’s for dinner and Hampton Social for brunch Shop? Nordstrom, Evereve, G & G Boutique Best thing about the country? Sunday dinners with the family Worst thing about the country? While I love Barrington’s small town charm, it does get quiet from time to time The perfect day is? Relaxing by the pool before a BBQ at my parent’s house
WHEN IN TOWN
Your style is? Jeans and a cute top with wedges or heels—I must have 10 pairs of Paige Denim Hoxton high-waist jeans Can’t leave the house without? My cell phone Transportation? Uber Driving music? Frank Sinatra Place to eat? Tavern on Rush, Orso’s, STK, Trivoli Tavern Shop? Aritzia Best thing about town? All the hidden gem restaurants and dive bars Worst thing about town? Getting there The perfect day is? Brunch on Rush Street and drinks at City Winery on the Riverwalk