Bear Beautiful is the latest shop to open in La Vernia just in time for holiday shopping and more, specializing in Christian-inspired items.
Owner Shaleen Parker’s theme is “Be your own kind of Beautiful,” and to help, she offers clothing, Bibles, gifts, weight-loss items, and Chevron items, including candles, duffle bags, and lunch bags.
Parker decided to open a weight-loss, inspirational stop hoping to help others with their life, dreams, and faith. She also offers inspirational jewelry, including survivor bracelets, handmade rosaries, leather Bible cases, and inspirational books. Also available are collegiate items and La Vernia Bears spirit items.
Prior to opening Bear Beautiful, Parker owned Little Bear Love and Care Day Care for 10 years. She changed direction after the loss of her friend.
“I was inspired by the loss of my best friend, Chrysa Bratz, after she lost her fight with leukemia,” Parker said. Chyrsa’s daughter, Kaylin Bratz, works at the shop.
Children of all ages can visit with Santa at the shop Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Bear Beautiful, located at 133 Bluebonnet Road (F.M. 775) in La Vernia, is open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information, call 210-367-6860 or email BearBeautiful@lvwifi.net or on Facebook.