Face Time with Monica Kratohvil

Published: Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

West Chicago resident Monica Kratohvil was working at Scentimental Gardens in Geneva when she answered 10 questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Al Lagattolla.

Where did you grow up? I grew up in Des Plaines.

Do you have any pets? I have a chocolate lab, Cooper.

Is there a book you would recommend? “The Gargoyle” by Andrew Davidson. Love, love, love.

As a kid what did you want to be when you grew up? A lawyer. I am completely happy where I am right now.

What was your first job? Brown’s Chicken

Do you have a favorite charity? Anything to do with children

What is your favorite local restaurant? ZaZa’s in St. Charles

Do you speak another language? I speak German. My parents are German, and shortly after we lived in Des Plaines, moved to Germany for a while. It was actually my first language.

What’s the best thing about working at Scentimental Gardens? I love the people I work with. I love the people who come in to shop. It’s just a pleasant place to be.

What is an interesting factoid about yourself? People underestimate me because I’m quiet.