Boutique has Huntersville, South Charlotte locations

CHARLOTTE – Apricot Lane Boutique, which reopened its flagship store in Huntersville’s Birkdale Village last month, will open at StoneCrest at Piper Glen, off Rea Road in South Charlotte, in May.

A third North Carolina store in the Triangle area will open in June.


Huntersville woman wins travel agent course

BRANFORD, Conn. – Robin Klaver of Huntersville has been awarded the seven-module Home-Based Travel Agent Success Course by the Intrepid Traveler.

She was given the 2013 TRUE Scholarship sponsored by the Outside Sales Support Network and chose the course over programs offered by other travel learning organizations.

Klaver had a strong background in retail operations management before relocating to  North Carolina.

Kelly Monaghan, president of the Intrepid Traveler and author of the Home-Based Travel Agent Success Course, said, “We are pleased that Robin chose our course. For 20 years, we’ve been nurturing home-based agents and we  welcome her to the fold.”

For information on becoming a home-based travel agent, visit

Children's boutique plans spring fashion show

MOORESVILLE – Nearly 50 child and teen models will walk the runway at Mooresville High School May 4 during a fashion show that will benefit St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

Peek-A-Boo Couture store owner Candace Khashman said her battle with cancer inspired her to raise money for St. Jude's by hosting the event.

The theme for the show is Rockin' the Runway, which will include more than 60 outfits modeled by children ages 2 to 16. 

"We are very excited about this event," Khashman said. "All of the models participating are fantastic and the outfits they have chosen really show off each kid's individual personality.

More than a dozen vendors will also participate in the event, including Kaycees Kitchen Catering, Barbizon Modeling and Bows Cote. 

Doors open at 3 p.m. and the show will begin at 4. Tickets cost $10 for adults, or $7 for children 12 and younger, and are on sale online at To volunteer or register as a model, call 704-987-7776.  

Peek-A-Boo Couture is located at 19905 W. Catawba Ave. Suite 106, Cornelius.