Dentistry practitioner Dr. Eman Alsahlani is a firm believer that “empowered women empower women.” This mom of three purchased her Waukegan-based business 16 years ago when her firstborn child was just six-weeks-old, proving that being a strong role model and raising a family can go hand-in-hand. Aside from her traditional dentistry practice, she also provides free dentistry for organizations that help victims of domestic abuse and others who are encountering challenging situations. Offering this type of specialized dental care not only fuels her soul but provides an invaluable asset to her community. Here are this powerful doc’s favorites on the shore and in the city.
What’s on the horizon? Continuing to evolve as a mother, a role model for young women, and expanding my dental services to more underserved causes Mantra? Empower others. Be the beacon. Shine your light and blaze your own trail Best grooming tip? Sunblock and moisturizer Guilty pleasure? Massages and Pop-Tarts Favorite foods? Charcuterie board and Pop-Tarts Music you love? Belly dancing music (it’s in my Middle-East blood) Best advice ever given to you? By my professor, Dr. Marvin Golberg, “Failing to plan, is planning to fail” Best advice you’ve given? Stay away from drama and toxicity Earliest memory? Playing with my twin sister. Dreaming of having a pool, we spent hours with buckets back and forth from our bathtub to our bedroom trying to build one in our room When you wake up, you? Brush my teeth, blast music, get ready for work, and then tackle my day Before bed, you? Kiss every kid good night and hop on the Peloton What’s on your bookshelf? The Sarah Knight series You can’t live without? My husband is my rock. My kids … circus and all … I wouldn’t have it any other way. Oh, and Pop-Tarts Love to escape to? Machu Picchu Advice you would give to your younger self? Do what you love, and you will love what you do
ON THE SHORE
Your style is? Scrubs and sneakers or jeans and comfy flats Can’t leave the house without? Coffee, phone, and Hydro Flask Transportation? Range Rover Driving music? Anything uplifting and empowering— Pink, Alicia Keys, Billie Eilish, and Kelly Clarkson Place to eat? Longitude 315 Shop? Kenzy Gifts & Decor Best thing about the Shore? Sense of community and Lake Forest Beach Worst thing about the Shore? Things close too early. We need more family-friendly hangouts and evening lounges with music for adults The perfect day is? Biking to the beach, riding back into town for some Ferrentinos Pizza, and stopping at Kiddles to check our bikes
IN THE CITY
Your style is? Sexy chic. Love a pair of classy “ripped” jeans with Louboutins Can’t leave the house without? Lipstick and a backup pair of comfy shoes Transportation? Mercedes convertible Driving music? Hubby gets choice: Avicii, Post Malone, and The Weeknd Place to eat? Barton G … it never gets old. We can’t leave without our Marie Antoinette sculpture with cotton candy Shop? Dylan’s Candy Bar, we even own family PJ’s from there Best thing about the City? The hustle and bustle, diversity of people, and the food Worst thing about the City? Parking The perfect day is? Getting an early start walking all over the city, having lunch, and finishing it off with baths and a massage at AIRE Ancient Baths