Mom, philanthropist, patient coordinator, and public relations specialist for Weller Dental—Hinsdale’s Tina Weller does it all. While juggling a full-time career working along side her husband, two busy sons, and her active roles with Hinsdale Junior Woman’s Club and Service Club of Chicago, Weller shares her favorites from around country and town.
Mantra? Smile, enjoy your life, give back, and smile some more.
Best grooming tip? Take care of your skin and teeth—also consider changing up your hairstyle and color once in while—a fresh you is always the best you.
Guilty pleasures? Champagne, caviar, Brian Atwood shoes, and creme brûlée.
Favorite foods? Pasta with Sunday gravy, Sushi, and a great steak.
Music you love? Classic rock.
Best advice ever given to you? Stay true to yourself and work hard.
Best advice you’ve given? Personal advice: “Don’t be afraid to invest in yourself.” Marital advice: “Don’t sweat the small stuff. Marriage is a compromise. Pick your battles and enjoy the present. Don’t live in the past.”
Earliest memory? A family vacation to Arizona—it brings a smile to my face because my parents and my brother were so happy.
When you wake up? I drink water, moisturize, brush my teeth, and ask my husband what the weather is like today.
Before bed? I tuck the kids in bed and read a book or gossip magazine. I’m usually asleep by 10 p.m. because I leave for work at 5:30 a.m.
What’s on your bookshelf? The Power of Now and Live Fast Die Hot. I enjoy books that make me a better person and books that make me laugh.
You can’t live without? My husband and my boys—they are my world!
Love to escape to? Cabo San Lucas and St. Bart’s.
When in the Country
Your style is? Always fashionable—around town you might find me in anything from workout gear, dressed in layers for the hockey rink, or skinny jeans and leather jacket with a cute top. And, of course, great sunglasses! I love my red Tom Fords and my Ray Ban aviators—just depends if I’m feeling chic or casual.
Can’t leave the house without? Workout clothes and yoga mat—I work out six days a week and these are always with me.
Transportation? White Range Rover
Driving music? Classic Rock, The Loop 94.7, or B96 after work and weekends, but in the morning I listen to talk radio.
Place to eat? Gibson’s, Nabuki
Shop? Kelsey Resale Boutique, Shop 10, Alixandra Collections and Green Goddess for accessories, and Ashley’s is the best stationery store.
Best thing about the Country? I find peace from my hectic life at home. I see wildlife on my property all of the time—I wake up to the hoot of an owl or birds chirping. I also love all of the friends we have made in the last 12 years. Canterbury Court rocks. I could not ask to live in a better place.
Worst thing about the Country? Parking in downtown Hinsdale and the constant waiting for trains to pass, as well as the stoplight at Madison and Ogden—it is the longest light I swear.
When in Town
Your style is? Fashionably chic—I love dressing for my husband and myself. When I put on an outfit, I have to feel confident in it and it has to make a statement. I love designer clothes but refuse to pay retail. I love a great sale!
Can’t leave the house without? My sunglasses, phone, and my briefcase
Place to eat? Maple & Ash, Gibson’s, Joe’s, RL, Dos Urban Cantina, CoCo Pazzo, and Piccolo Sogno
Shopping? Intermix, Contessa Bottega, rag & bone, Calypso, and Lulu’s Vintage
Best thing about the Town? The lights, energy, people watching, friendly people, restaurants, theater, culture, outdoor fun, and beauty.
Worst thing about Town? What is not to love about Chicago—we “staycation” in town many times a year.