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.

I Just Hope Both Teams Have Fun

5 (All Local) Game Day Essentials for the Football Fashionista

The Texans' first home game is this Sunday. Prepare yourself accordingly.

09/13/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Fitness Friday

Is Electrical Muscle Stimulation the Next Fitness Craze?

Manduu, now open in River Oaks, is betting on it.

09/13/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Virtual Tour

These New Luxury Apartments Have the Amenities of Your Dreams

With a 9,000-square-foot amenities floor, The McAdams might make you wonder if you're actually living in a hotel.

09/13/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Just Be Careful on Friday the 13th

The To-Doux List: September 13-15

This weekend brings street fashion, dad jokes, and drag divas.

09/12/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Dashing Through the Show

The Insider's Guide to Round Top

The DASH ladies divulge their must-dos ahead of this year's fall antiques show.

09/05/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Swipe Right

The To-Doux List: Sept. 5–8

This weekend brings vintage shopping, yoga (with beer), and online dating...in real life?

09/05/2019 By Abby Ledoux

I Just Took a DNA Test, Turns Out...

Can Genetic Testing Actually Help You Get Fit?

Knowledge is power.

09/04/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Like Home, But Cleaner

Somewhere Between a Hotel and an Apartment, There's Lyric

The short-term rental feels sort of like house-sitting for your coolest friend.

08/30/2019 By Abby Ledoux

We Stan a Long Weekend

The To-Doux List: August 30–September 2

This weekend brings Labor Day sales, Houston's birthday party, and the best boy band to ever exist. Ever.

08/29/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Work of Art

New Luxury Condos in the Museum District are Tailor-Made for Art Lovers

Details matter at The Mondrian at the Museums.

08/29/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Rocket Power

Clint Capela Takes Kids on a Surprise Back-to-School Shopping Spree

The NBA star teamed up with Reliant to host 30 kids and their mentors from Big Brothers Big Sisters for his CC15 Foundation's inaugural Back 2 School program.

08/28/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Touchdown

The Texans Have New Merch Courtesy of Rongrong DeVoe

The beloved Houston-based fashion illustrator is behind the latest NFL collection.

08/28/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Naked and Afraid

We Visited Houston's First Traditional Korean Spa, and It Was Life-Changing

"When it was all over, I was buffed and bruised and feeling ... kind of great, honestly. I’d sloughed off all my dead skin and my puritanical nudity complex to come out the other side a better, brighter, cleaner me."

08/26/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Essay

A Life, in Parties

The parties we throw become snapshots we carry with us forever, monuments to moments big and small.

08/26/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Party City

These Party Must-Haves Are at the Top of Our List

From agate cheese boards to giant confetti balloons, these goodies will instantly upgrade any party you throw.

08/26/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Party City

5 Out-of-the-Box Themes for Your Next Celebration

Plus, all the ingredients you need for the most Houston photobooth of all time.

08/26/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Bayou City Bash

Party City: How to Throw the Perfect Celebration in Houston

We at Houstonia decided to do the leg work for you with this guide, even asking local pros to share their secrets. All that’s left to do? Find an excuse to host one. Given how much Houstonians love a good party, we’re sure you’ll think of something.

08/26/2019 Edited by Abby Ledoux

Party City

10 Frequently Asked Party Etiquette Questions

Local experts spill the tea on the modern rules for hosting and attending parties.

08/26/2019 By Laura Furr Mericas and Abby Ledoux

Party City

5 Pro Tips for Throwing the Best Party Ever

“No matter what time of year it is, have an extra bag of ice in your freezer, because you will always run out. It’s Texas. Just do it.”

08/26/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Fashion

Fall Fashion Is Going Full Throttle

This season’s looks are all gas, no brakes. Shift into high gear with graphic prints and bold, primary colors paired with sleek and edgy accessories and—most importantly—an attitude befitting the winner’s circle.

08/26/2019 Edited by Abby Ledoux Photography by Cody Bess