Lake Oswego LifeStyle Magazine December 2022

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Check out all our local publications and direct mail products at SEASONAL: Christmas Treats 10 ART SPOTLIGHT: The Perfect Piece 14 SPECIAL FEATURE: Fitness Focus 20 FASHION SPOTLIGHT: Anna’s Bridal & Tai Vautier Jewelry 15 Lake Oswego Life/Style ★ DEC22/JAN23 COVER FEATURE: Aesthetic Medicine 16 FASHION FEATURE: Lucky Me Boutique 28 BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Basco Appliances 8 I · N T · H · I · S I · S · S · U · E
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Lumera Regenerative Medicine

A Healing & Healthy Well-Being

Biologique Recherche TM & More State-of-the-Art Treatments

The Proverbial Fountain of Youth Has Landed In Tualatin. In June 2020, Dr. Roberta Huang opened Lumera Regenerative Medicine, which focuses on hormone imbalance in the body that can cause fatigue, weight gain, mood changes, and low libido. They offer skincare, including micro-needling with PRP (platelet-rich plasma) that stimulates collagen production, laser treatments, Botox and fillers, biologique recherche™ facial treatments, Emsculpt Neo™ treatment, and treatments for sexual wellness.

After 20+ years as an obstetrician/gynecologist, Dr. Huang grew frustrated with 15-minute patient visits. “In short visits, you just can’t cover everything,” she said. “People like having extra time to talk about deeper issues. This is our opportunity to do a deeper dive.”

Which led to her founding Lumera Regenerative Medicine. “I actually started with sexual enhancement and then fell into the hormone side of medicine. A lot of people don’t realize that there are many options available to help with sexual issues. That’s how we hope to brand ourselves. And hormones are especially helpful with menopause and peri-menopause.”

Dr. Huang is one of two providers in Oregon who use the “diVa™ laser” that rejuvenates the vagina and helps with incontinence, vaginal laxity and lubrication, and she has an Emsella™ chair that uses magnetic energy to exercise and strengthen the pelvic floor to help with sexual arousal and incontinence.

Our team of medical specialists and certified Aestheticians have years of experience. They have been trained in the latest technology specifically to help our patients get the results they want.

Another technique to foster more sexual sensitivity involves drawing blood and spinning it in a centrifuge to produce PRP that is reinjected into sexual organs. Wherever PRP is injected into the body, the body starts healing that area. “We call it the P-Shot™ for men and O-Shot™ for women, and there is minimal discomfort,” Dr. Huang said. “It works, but insurance doesn’t pay for it. The beauty of these things is that they are minimally invasive and don’t require surgery.”

Another technique places pellets under the skin that slowly release hormones over four months for women and over five months for men. Postmenopausal women who have not had breast cancer receive a mixture of estrogen and testosterone that “can really help through those rough years,” Dr. Huang said. “I have seen women in their 60s and 70s who are still having hot flashes.”

According to Dr. Huang, healing and healthy well-being start at home. She said, “The pillars of well-being are a good diet, exercise, and getting enough sleep, plus having a healthy psyche that includes good social interaction.

Outside of medicine and true to her word about well-being, she enjoys gardening, painting, listening to and playing music, preparing memorable meals for family and friends, and enjoying the splendor of the Pacific Northwest outdoors with her family.

Lumera Regenerative Medicine is located at 6464 SW Borland Road, Suite C3, in Tualatin. For more information, visit or call 503-852-9680.

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You know the feeling when you experience all five of your senses in unison, like heaven on earth? That’s how it feels to experience the newest, most luxurious and innovative household refrigeration systems, ranges, washing and sanitizing methods for dishes and laundry applications. Yes, we are talking appliances—Home Show and Street of Dreams level appliances. Lake Oswego BASCO Appliances Showroom offers The Appliance Experience from the moment you enter the doors of this Premier Retail Appliance Showcase. The largest appliance showroom in the Pacific Northwest “is truly a destination experience for state-of-the art luxury appliances,” says BASCO President, Chris McConn.

BASCO’s Lake Oswego Showroom, which opened just last year, carries the largest selection of the industry’s top luxury brands. “We sell products from all over the world. Unique product. Professional-grade product,” relates Cary Ely, BASCO’s Director of Stores. Some of BASCO’s highest sales volume comes from Wolf, Sub Zero, Thermador, Miele, and Bosch. “The way our Lake Oswego store is set up, you’ll be able to find the greatest collection of Wolf in the region.” He adds, “Miele has created a Meile Innovation Center in that store— one of only a couple on the entire western side of the United States, where they offer the complete breadth or their line.”

Utilizing the Lake Oswego Showroom’s live kitchens, the company hosted an in-house event in October for 125 realtors from Cascade Sotheby Real Estate Agency. The evening featured meals cooked by vendors along with appetizers and drinks. BASCO plans to create more local event partnerships and stronger ties with the schools and Lake Oswego community. “We’re looking at nonprofits and charitable organizations that we can help support,” says Chris McConn.

Recognizing the employees “first and foremost” for making BASCO Appliances such a great company, Cary Ely

maintains that “everyone strives to get the best employees, but we really feel like we have them. Our sales team is beyond professional, very knowledgeable, very experienced.” Cary emphasizes that BASCO has “a lot of fun, a lot of [the] practical, and a lot of high-end products. No company’s been around since 1878 unless you know what you’re doing.”

The parent company, founded by the Cronin family of Portland in 1878, first served as a Harness and Saddlery manufacturer. Ever-changing with the times, in the early 1990s the family acquired Builders Appliance Supply Company (BASCO), and in the true innovative Cronin family fashion, “grew it into a prominent and successful enterprise.” Marty Cronin, 5th generation owner and CEO, is actively involved in the family-owned and operated business.

The Pearl Showroom in Downtown Portland brought BASCO Appliances to light as “a fully dedicated appliance retailer catering to builders, developers, and designers.” Additionally, BASCO’s Outlet Store offers an opportunity for customers to acquire luxury brands at a discounted rate and immediate availability. “Based on the success of our Lake Oswego store, we’re looking to continue expansion and always looking for the next new and exciting roll-out,” says Cary Ely adding, “Obviously, we’re always looking for great new talent!”

Visit the luxurious Lake Oswego Showroom located at 15383 SW Bangy Rd. in Lake Oswego. Give them a call at (503) 2268029, email, or visit their website,

Marty Cronin, CEO & Chris McConn, President

Peppermint & Ginger The History of Christmas Treats

German choir boys, Egyptian pharaohs, the Brothers Grimm, and Queen Elizabeth I all shaped our Christmas treats and their storied past.

Decorate your Christmas tree, stir your hot cocoa, or eat a classic treat, because candy canes are the most versatile and best-selling non-chocolate candy during December, with almost 2 billion produced every year. But did you know that candy canes were likely invented for fidgety German choirboys?

Data suggests the candy cane goes back to 1670, when the Cologne Cathedral choirmaster in Germany needed to quiet down his choir boys during the Living Creche ceremony (live nativity scene). Carly Schildhaus of the National Confectioners Association says “[he] handed out sugar sticks among his young singers to keep them quiet.” It’s rumored the church elders were upset because sweets were inappropriate in church, so the choirmaster shaped the sugar sticks into shepherd crooks (like the nativity scene) to appease the church elders. This could be a coincidence, however, as candy canes were likely hung on Christmas trees during this time, along with fruit and cookies.

11th century Europe when the Crusaders brought ginger back from the Middle East. Once ginger became more affordable, gingerbread gained popularity.

Early European recipes for gingerbread called for ginger, sugar, rosewater, stale breadcrumbs, and ground almonds, which were mashed into a paste and pressed into wooden molds. These work-of-art molds made a storyboard that told the major news and took the shapes of kings, queens, emperors, and more. Cookies were sometimes decorated with edible gold or flat white icing.

Interestingly, candy canes used to be only white for hundreds of years. It wasn’t until the early 20th century and the advent of mass production that the iconic red-striped peppermint candy cane came into existence.

According to Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Germanic mythology, honey was a gift of the gods with the power to heal, give life, and banish demons. Gingerbread, in its early form as spiced honeybread, was found in pharaohs’ tombs dating to 1500 BC. Later, a more modern gingerbread appeared in

In 16th century England, flour replaced the stale breadcrumbs, and sweeteners and eggs were added. Incredibly, Queen Elizabeth I is credited for creating the first gingerbread man, which shocked visiting dignitaries who were given cookies made in their likeness. At fairs, gingerbread was tied with a ribbon and exchanged as a token of love. The gingerbread house gained popularity in Germany after the Brothers Grimm published their fairy tales, including “Hansel and Gretel,” in the 19th century. Later, German immigrants brought this lebkuchenhaeusle to America.

Today, gingerbread is often made with ginger, anise, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sweetened with honey, corn syrup, brown sugar, or molasses. It comes in many forms, such as gingerbread people, houses, ginger snaps, and more. So when you’re munching on a gingerbread man or hanging candy canes on your Christmas tree, remember the countless individuals who quite literally shaped these fascinating treats!

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1 C fresh cranberries

6 T packed brown sugar

1 T orange juice

1/2 t grated orange peel


1 T butter or margarine

1/3 C sliced almonds

1 (17.3 oz) sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed

1 (14 to 15 oz) round Brie cheese

1 egg, beaten


1. In 1-quart saucepan, mix cranberries, brown sugar and orange juice. Heat to boiling, stirring frequently; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered 15 to 20 minutes, stirring frequently, until mixture thickens and cranberries are tender. Stir in orange peel; remove from heat.

2. In 8-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Cook almonds in butter, stirring frequently, until golden brown; remove from heat.

3. Heat oven to 400°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. On lightly floured surface, roll pastry into 16x9-inch rectangle. Cut out one 8 1/2-inch circle and one 7-inch circle from pastry.

4. Place cheese round on center of large circle. Spoon cranberry sauce and almonds over cheese. Bring pastry up and press around side of cheese. Brush top edge of pastry with egg. Place 7-inch circle on top, pressing around edge to seal. Brush top and side of pastry with egg. Cut decorations from remaining pastry and arrange on top; brush with egg. Place on cookie sheet.

5. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 1 hour before serving.

Serve with assorted crackers or sliced fresh fruit.

Crimson cranberries provide a little tartness to mellow Brie cheese encased in flaky puff pastry.
in Puff Pastry with Cranberry Sauce
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The Perfect Piece: What do you enjoy most about going to an art show?

Is it the variety of art mediums displayed? Or the selection of beautiful work at all different price points? Perhaps it’s meeting the artist behind the work, face to face? Fine art shows give the viewer all of this and more and that is exactly what The Perfect Piece Gallery & Gifts has to offer. Our gallery has handpicked the best talent from national and local juried fine artists, many of

whom are award winning. We have a wide variety of art mediums represented and you can find something for everyone at all price points. Get a jump on your holiday gift giving with items that appease the senses and bring smiles to your giftees. Drop in today to support artists!

Our hours are Tuesday thru Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 10-4. Stop in today at 1179 McVey Ave. Lake Oswego, OR or view online at



Lake Oswego Businesses With A Passion for Helping Brides Feel Special On Their Big Day ANNA’S BRIDAL TAI VAUTIER JEWELRY

In 1993 Anna opened her first storefront in Lake Oswego and for 29 years she has been helping brides walk down the aisle in style. With in-house alterations, wedding planning by Bridal Bliss, stunning mother’s dresses and bridesmaid dresses Anna’s can take care of all your wedding needs. Here’s what their brides are saying: “I loved my experience at Anna’s! The dresses were beautiful and the staff is fantastic. I couldn’t have been happier with how my dress shopping day went. I felt truly special” “If I had to say one word that summed up my whole experience at Anna’s Bridal it would be “outstanding!””

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Tai Vautier has been creating artisan jewelry for 20+ years. Her jewelry is all hand made in her Portland studio. She hand-makes all her jewelry from silver and high Karat gold. Her unique style is inspired by ethnic tribal adornments from around the world and the intricate textures found in nature.

Ancient elements meets contemporary style. Precious gemstones, diamonds and Tahitian pearls designed for women who crave a soulful look in modern times.

Pearls by the Lake, specializing in the highest quality Tahitian pearls in the Pacific Northwest. They sell pearl strands, earrings, rings and pendants.

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That’s the running joke in the office. Founder of Aesthetic Medicine, Dr. Darm’s original quote was “You’re never too old.” Current CEO/COO, Shana LeMarsh, has more recently countered stating, “You’re never too young.” Like chocolate and peanut butter, it’s in the amalgamation where the magic is found. Preventative maintenance is key. It will aid tremendously in your long-term goal of looking as young and vibrant as possible into your later years. But it’s also never too late. The essence of the argument: there’s no time like the present to get started!

It’s unfortunate that for many of us, the only exposure we knowingly get to the aesthetic industry comes from seeing the botched plastic surgeries of Hollywood celebrities. Even though these are obviously extreme examples, they are largely responsible for the misguided opinions some of us have regarding the industry. In truth, there are literally millions of procedures done annually which don’t catch the headlines, and which instead leave all of us gaping

Aesthetic Medicine Physicians & Surgeons

B r i n g i n g Yo u r I n n e r B e a u t y To T h e S u r f a c e

at the photos in awe and wondering how these beautiful, radiant, and ageless people maintain their looks.

According to Shana, it’s these more subtle procedures which genuinely represent what the industry is about, and especially what Aesthetic Medicine is about. She and her team are not interested in making you look 20 when you’re 50. They want you to look like the healthiest, most youthful version of yourself at any age. And by exposing and enhancing your own inherent natural beauty, they do exactly that.

I was genuinely impressed by Shana and her approach to aesthetics as an art. She sees natural beauty in everyone, and her purpose in life is only to bring it to the surface. That said, she’s surprisingly pragmatic about it. She recognizes the inevitable: that people look older as they age. There are ways of slowing the process, even reversing it to some degree, but she treads carefully with clients heading down that path. Educating people and setting proper expectations is one of her most crucial priorities.

Shana has worked tirelessly to ensure that they remain at the cutting edge of the industry (pun intended); that they have all the best equipment, the most highly-trained technicians and doctors, and the ability to offer the widest array of treatment options available in the local market. It’s ironic that when the industry does its best work,

You’re never too old or too young to look and feel your best!

it often goes unnoticed. But that’s the point! Clients should look younger and healthier, with skin more vibrant and less wrinkled, but they should still look like themselves. And therein lies the art!

Aesthetic Medicine was founded by Dr. Darm 27 years ago. They were originally located in Lake Owego, then moved to Tigard, and have now returned home! Shana has worked in the industry for over 11 years now. She began as a medical assistant working with Dr. Darm, then left for a period to further her education in other fields. It was through hard work, dedication, and perseverance that she returned to AM in her current role in 2019. She is thrilled to be back, and eternally grateful to both her wonderfully dedicated staff and their regular customers who have supported them even through the pandemic.

And that leads us to some exciting news! First, they have recently undergone a “face lift” of their own. New carpet, counters, furniture, and interior paint have significantly brightened the atmosphere and transformed the office

into a more modern, chic, and inviting space. Second, there are two procedures which have garnered particular attention of late: their “Fat Grafting” and their “MiniFaceLifts.” Aesthetic Medicine actually invented the MiniFaceLift and they are the #1 provider in the country! With only 1-2 days of downtime, the results are astonishing. Check out their social media sites for more info.

In addition, they still have their usual blend of services: Hydrafacials, Body Sculpting (both Minimally Invasive: Lipolift and BodyTite, and Non-Invasive: Emsculpt and Vanquish Me), Skin Tightening (BodyTite, Exillis, and Microneedling), Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures (MiniFaceLift, FaceTite, and Accutite), Injectables (Wrinkle Reducers and Dermal Fillers), Cosmetic Skin Treatments (Laser Scar Reduction, Microneedling, Acne Treatments, Sun Damage Laser, Facial Vein Removal, Laserlift, Laser Pore Reduction, Laser Treatments for Rosacea, Microdermabrasion, and Cellulite),

as well as Intimate Wellness (Urinary Incontinence).

Locally owned and operated, Aesthetic Medicine is staffed by people who sincerely care about their patients as well as the community at large. It is a female-centric business; one where Shana and her team have carefully fostered a positive, collaborative, and supportive environment for women in all stages of life. They understand and empathize with you! That said, they have a significant male clientele as well, and they work hard to ensure that everyone feels welcome and comfortable here. Treat yourself to the most relaxing, rejuvenating, and age-defying experience of your life! Call Aesthetic Medicine today and make an appointment. Shana has a treatment plan and a budget for everyone. Aesthetic Medicine Physicians & Surgeons is located at 4800 Meadows Road, just off Kruse Way in Lake Oswego. Call 503-907-9401 or visit for more information. You can also follow them on Facebook or Instagram at AestheticMedicineLO or TikTok: @aestheticmedicinelo.

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It’s the 9th Annual LO Community Treasure Hunt!

45 custom-made butterfly ornaments are given away at Rain Spark Gallery 12/1-12/24. Laminated cards with photographs of butterflies will be hidden in Lake Oswego businesses & city parks. Follow the clue, find the butterfly card and bring it to Rain Spark Gallery at 180 A Avenue in downtown Lake Oswego to redeem it for your porcelain ornament.

Find clues at the gallery, the Rain Spark Gallery Website & the Rain Spark Gallery Facebook page.

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Get Fit With These Three Experts

The Bar Method


Boones Ferry Rd, Lake Oswego

Think you know barre? Think again. Yes, The Bar Method is the original barre workout, founded over 2 decades ago, but we’ve never stopped innovating. The result? Our clients enjoy strengthened bodies, clarity of mind, and a feeling of camaraderie from our community. Not to mention the workouts never get boring or stale!

Our signature method uses your own body weight, the ballet barre, and a few props to create a transformative workout that results in long, lean, sculpted muscles. Not only does it reshape your entire body, but it allows you to channel your inner strength and leave class feeling strong, confident, and poised. Our highlytrained instructors customize the exercises to ensure they are safe and effective for any age and every body type, including modifications for pregnant women and students with injuries.

Over the years, we’ve expanded our class offerings to include strength training, cardio, restorative stretching, and even some yoga! We have 5 different class formats, each with a slightly different flavor. Each is available in a 55 or 45 minute “express” version. Many clients love our classic Bar Method class for its intervals of strength and stretching, along with personalized coaching. Others love the endorphin boost and the sweaty fast-pace of our Bar Move cardio class. Our newest class format is Bar Flow, which integrates Vinyasa yoga flows with our traditional barre exercises for a fun, energizing vibe.

Our clients range from workout beginners to seasoned athletes, and span all ages and abilities. The Bar Method is truly for every body, and our staff, instructors, and community are ready to welcome you!

Every year, the holiday seasons brings changing leaves, rain and snow, movie marathons, cozy fires, and calorie-heavy parties and family gatherings. And afterward, when the post-holiday guilt sets in, we set New Year’s resolutions to get back into shape and feel better about ourselves. Here are three fitness experts in greater Lake Oswego who will help you reach your fitness goals for the New Year.


7 Monroe Pkwy. Ste 407B, Lake Oswego

KidStrong is a great way to help your kids stay active and learn the importance of keeping your body strong, flexible, and creating good lifelong habits at an early age. We are constantly hearing from parents, “I wish I had something like this available when I was a kid!” Not only does KidStrong help your kids stay physically ready for the daily challenges they face, we help build confidence to help them believe that they can achieve (just about) anything! Our Certified Coaches range from former Pro Athletes to Child Development Educators. Our Team is built to help your kids Win at Life!

Our Milestone Accelerator curriculum utilizes the 3 pillars of Character, Brain & Body. Each 45-minute class is taught with these pillars in mind and our goal is to use challenging games and activities to keep your child’s attention. By the end of class, kids are stronger and more resilient, while learning the basic principles of teamwork and sportsmanship. At KidStrong, we know your child will win. However, it’s HOW they win that is most important to us!

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Orangetheory Fitness

4025 Mercantile Dr #120, Lake Oswego

Orangetheory Fitness is a total-body group workout that combines science, coaching and technology to guarantee maximum results from the inside out. Our workout is not HIIT. It is heart rate-based interval training, where you train through 5 heart rate zones designed to charge your metabolism for MORE caloric afterburn, MORE results, and MORE confidence, all to deliver you MORE LIFE! Orangetheory is more than a gym, because the work you do here in our studio will make all the difference out there in your world.

Join us in January for the 8-Week Transformation Challenge. Our biggest and best event of the year! We’ll give you everything you need to make changes to your muscle mass and body fat percentage. If you want a fast track to life-changing results, there’s only one thing left to do... Show up for you in ‘23. Register now! For more information stop by the studio at 4025 Mercantile Drive, Suite 120, Lake Oswego, OR 97035 and/or call at 971-808-4700.

You’ll be in great hands with any of these fitness companies. avoid the holiday guilt and get built instead. Check them out today!
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Join the LOPL trivia team—host Carissa, trivia master Jamie, scorer Cindy, and Blake the Wonder Pup™ for a fun and fast evening of online trivia, at 7 pm Thursday, Dec. 15, on Zoom. It’s just like pub trivia, except you’re home in your pajamas or sweats. Preregistration is required. Trivia Night is free, and is made possible by the Friends of the Lake Oswego Public Library. More information here: or email librarian Jamie Daisey if you have questions at



The Lake Oswego Public Library invites teens to read diversely and meet on the Third Thursday of every month for snacks and lively book discussion. In December’s book choice, World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia, and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom. Joana, Emilia, and Florian, whose paths converge en route to the ship that promises salvation, are forced by circumstance to unite. The three find their strength, courage, and trust in each other tested with each step closer to safety. Rūta Šepetys is renowned for giving voice to underrepresented history and those who experienced it.

Email for more information, or contact the Information desk at 503-697-6580 or visit the Library’s website at

706 4th Street

Lake Oswego, OR 97034

(503) 636-7628


DEC 1 - 31, ALL OPEN


Snowflake necklaces will look beautiful at all of your holiday festivities. We will supply everything you might need, but feel free to gather beautiful things for yourself on your way to the library. All ages welcome.

The Lake Oswego Public Library is located at 706 Fourth Street, Lake Oswego. For more information, contact the Children’s desk at 503-697-6580 or visit the Library’s website at www.lakeoswegolibrary. org/youth.

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Seventeen years ago Denise Cain had a vision to open a fun gift boutique in downtown Lake Oswego to be called Lucky Me Boutique. She asked Marie LeRud, who she worked with at Nordstrom, to come help her open the new store! Fast forward to 2012, Marie LeRud bought Lucky Me and continued filling the store with unique items, additional clothing lines with a flair for the classic look, including raincoats, boots, hats, cute baby items and fun gifts for all ages! During the years Lucky Me Boutique has attracted many loyal local

Lucky Me Boutique

385 1st Street

Lake Oswego. OR 97034 503-636-9595

Lucky Me Boutique in the Heart of Lake Oswego

shoppers and tourists. It is a fun store to find jewelry, accessories, great small gift items and more! Please check out the store’s new clothing collections for all ages, featuring most sizes that have been highlighted here in our fashion column.

When you visit our wonderful downtown Lake Oswego please remember to stop by Lucky Me Boutique for your Christmas shopping. I am sure you will find something very unique for someone special in your life. Merry Christmas and Happy Shopping.

Models: Colleen ( 70 year old) Kandra ( 32 year old ) Eleanor ( 12 year old)

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Colleen is wearing a fun fashionable black and white poncho that can make any outfit stand out with a pop of color with a bright pink Beverley Hills bag!

Eleanor is wearing our plush pajama line by PJ Salvage paired with fuzzy slippers to match and carrying a plush penguin that blows kisses!

Kendra is wearing vegan leather pants with a iconic black patterned sweaterjacket with a stylish black hat!

Eleanor is wearing a soft baggie sweater with leggings and a crimson hat and matching crimson backpack. Great look for all ages!

Colleen is wearing a classy black dress with a Crimson fringe jacket and carrying a yellow backpack! Crimson is hot color for this year and Lucky Me now carries sizes up to 2X in some clothing items.

Kendra is sporting a pearl grey pant and sweater outfit with embellished rhinestones carrying a crystal covered bird handbag!

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