Abby Ledoux traded Canada’s border for Mexico’s when she moved to Texas from northwestern Vermont in November 2017 to join the staff at Houstonia.

An alumna of Emerson College’s journalism program in Boston, Abby was previously associate editor of three weekly newspapers in her home state of Vermont. There, she covered everything from Bernie Sanders to the heroin epidemic and won numerous state and regional awards for her work, including the Vermont Press Association’s 2014 Rookie of the Year. She was also an investigative reporting fellow at the New England First Amendment Coalition.

Today, Abby is excited to explore Houston’s vibrant, diverse culture (and shopping scene). Aside from fashion and design, she’s passionate about politics, hip hop and Mexican food. She believes leopard is a neutral and red lipstick can fix almost anything.

Astro Accessories

Dooney & Bourke Really Hit It Out of the Park

Never Settle for a boring bag.

10/18/2018 By Abby Ledoux

We are the Champions

Pediatric Cancer Survivors, Community Leaders Take Their Turns on the Runway

The Celebration of Champions Fashion Show and Luncheon raised nearly $400,000 for Texas Children's Cancer Center's Long-Term Survivor Program.

10/18/2018 By Abby Ledoux

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Costumed Catrines Raise Over $1 Million for Children's Museum

The Día de los Muertos-themed gala was a huge hit.

10/17/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Retail Therapy

3 New Places to Shop This Fall

A beloved Texas jeweler, running store, and local boutique all expand their Houston presence.

10/17/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Insta Famous

This New Coffee Table Book Features 3 Houston Influencers

LIKEtoKNOW.it: Stories from the Influencers Next Door is like Instagram IRL.

10/15/2018 By Abby Ledoux

And It's Root, Root, Root for the Home Team

Birds Barbershop Is Offering Free Astros Hair Stencils

Wear your pride on your head.

10/11/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Beautiful Places

On the Market: A Stately Media Darling

This traditional River Oaks home made it to the pages of Elle Decor and Southern Home for its playful interior design.

10/10/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Guess Who's Back, Back Again

Your Favorite Bougie Garage Sale Is Coming Back to Houston

Upscale consignment shop Luxury Garage Sale returns next week for its second month-long Houston pop-up, this time in Rice Village.

10/09/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Keep Austin Weird

What Did Everyone Wear to ACL?

The looks were as varied as the lineup at weekend one of this year's festival.

10/08/2018 By Abby Ledoux Photography by Marco Torres

It's Fall, Y'all

A Local Stylist Helps Us Dress for 'Fall'

What’s a Houstonian to do when sweater season is more like sweaty season?

10/02/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Celeb Sightings

Camila Cabello Really Loves Yauatcha

In town on tour with Taylor Swift, the pop singer dined at the Galleria spot not once but twice last weekend. Oh, and Drake was Uptown, too.

10/01/2018 By Abby Ledoux

"I Did Not Retreat"

The “Tragic Irony” of Anita Hill: Academic Speaks In Houston As Senate Panel Votes on Kavanaugh

Bracing for disappointment, Hill cautioned women against throwing in the towel.

09/28/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Nevertheless, She Persisted

In the Midst of Fiery Kavanaugh Hearings, Anita Hill Will Speak In Houston

The attorney and academic sat in Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's seat 27 years ago. Tomorrow, she'll address the past, present, and future of the #MeToo movement at a global conference for women in technology.

09/27/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Ready Your Wallet

4 Spots to Shop This Weekend, Sept. 27-29

Trunk shows, student sales, and plenty of trendy glasses.

09/27/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Out of This World

Scenes from a Space-Age Soirée

Martians and martinis have a moment at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft's cosmic-themed benefit.

09/26/2018 By Abby Ledoux

How Charming

Kendra Scott Brings Joy and Jewels to MD Anderson

The famed Texas jewelry designer celebrated the launch of her charms collection back where it all began: the MD Anderson pediatric center.

09/25/2018 By Abby Ledoux

I Do 💍

With Seasonal Bridal Jewelry Preview, Robbins Brothers Houston Puts a Ring On It

Seven featured designers showcased new and exclusive collections for engagement season at an Evening of Design.

09/21/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Food & Wine Road Trips

How to Eat and Drink Your Way Through the Quaintest Town in Texas

Good food, great wine, rustic boutiques, and legendary dance halls: Gruene has it all.

09/21/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Food & Wine Road Trips

The Best Pie in Texas Is in a Bowling Alley in the Hill Country

The Blanco Bowling Club Café isn't messing around when it comes to its homemade pie.

09/21/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Food & Wine Road Trips

These Small Texas Towns Have Big Flavor

Four restaurants worth the detour.

09/21/2018 By Abby Ledoux