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.

Home on the Range

On the Market: A Rustic Ranch With Its Very Own Pond

This Columbus estate was crafted from 200-year-old barns from upstate New York.

7:00am By Abby Ledoux

Lit AF

People Are Going Insane for Travis Scott's Store in Rice Village

Last year's Astroworld Fest pop-up is now a permanent store called Space Village.

11/12/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Let the Holiday Shopping Commence

The To-Doux List: Nov. 8-10

This weekend brings vintage vibes, farm-fresh fashion, and Santa on ice.

11/07/2019 By Abby Ledoux

♀︎

We Know What You Can Wear to See Gloria Steinem Tonight

One hundred percent of proceeds from these limited-edition, custom Michael Stars shirts benefit the ERA Coalition.

11/07/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Y'all Done Good

Presenting a Few of Our Favorite Houston-Related Halloween Costumes This Year

From Lizzo's flute to an astronaut doggo.

11/04/2019 By Abby Ledoux

NBA Style

Want to Look Inside James Harden's House?

The Beard (and his sister) recently teamed up with CB2 to redesign his Houston home.

11/01/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Is It Halloweekend Again?

The To-Doux List: Nov. 1-3

This weekend brings a literal truckload of shoes, a magical market, and an extra hour to work out.

10/31/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Nevertheless, She Persisted

Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Talk Gutsy Women, Expanding History, and Turning Texas Blue

The Clintons spoke at UH last week to promote their new book.

10/29/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Holly, Jolly Houston

Gift Guide: Something for Everyone—and We Do Mean Everyone—in the Family

We did your Christmas shopping for you.

10/28/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Holly, Jolly Houston

How to Decorate Your Christmas Tree

Caroline Harper Knapp—of the popular lifestyle blog House of Harper—shares her tips. Plus: Where to find a real Christmas tree in the Houston area.

10/28/2019 By Abby Ledoux and Gwendolyn Knapp

Space City

In with the Bold: A Makeover Brings New Life to an Old House

A Memorial-area family finally got their dream house, but it was stuck firmly in 1967. So they gutted the place, remodeled it, and—with the help of a great designer—added whimsical wallpaper, lush textures, and pops of color galore.

10/28/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Clutch City

Check Out This Houston Designer's Show-Stopping Accessories

Scenery Bags upcycles theater waste into clutches, totes, and even jewelry.

10/28/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Neighborhood Watch

Which Houston-Area Locales Are Among the 50 Safest Cities in Texas?

Eight nearby areas made this year's list, compiled by SafeWise.

10/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

High Profile

Christian Siriano and Jordan Alexander Fashion Show Supports Texas Children's Program

Celeb-loved designers Christian Siriano and Theresa Bruno teamed up for the private Houston show.

10/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Banner Night

AVDA's Home Safe Home Gala Breaks Fundraising Record

The 14th annual event raised over $610,000 for the agency working to end family violence.

10/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Spooky Szn

The To-Doux List: Oct. 25-27

This weekend brings lots of shopping, '70s-inspired Halloween, and an 18th-century masquerade party.

10/24/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Merry and Bright

Paige Fertitta Hosts Annual Holiday Trunk Show for the Children's Art Project

The MD Anderson program sells merchandise inspired by pediatric cancer patients' artwork.

10/23/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Crap, That's This Weekend?

7 Last-Minute Houston-Inspired Halloween Costumes

Pick your favorite hometown hero (or star of an infamous scandal).

10/23/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Victory Lap

Pediatric Cancer Survivors Get Model Treatment at 12th Annual Fashion Show

The Champions Luncheon and Fashion Show raised over $270,000 for Texas Children's Cancer Center.

10/22/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Boo!

Spooky Soirée Brings in More Than $1 Million for the Children's Museum

A Wicked Affair transformed The Corinthian for one haunting evening.

10/18/2019 By Abby Ledoux