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.

Big Ole Freak

Megan Thee Stallion's Fever Release Party Was the Most Houston Thing Ever

The 24-year-old rapper is blowing up right now. To celebrate her new project, Spotify threw her (and her fans) an outrageous hometown party.

05/17/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Weekend Warriors

The To-Doux List: May 17-19

This weekend brings bathing beauties and a bunch of outdoor markets.

05/16/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Shades of Gray

Gray Malin Talks Texas, Italy, and His Iconic Aerial Photography

The Dallas native comes to Houston next week for a signing of his latest photography book, ITALY.

05/16/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Yeehaw!

Country Stars and Cowboy Boots Define This Year's Cattle Baron's Ball

The annual bash raised $1.58 million for the American Cancer Society.

05/14/2019 By Abby Ledoux

And They're Off!

Fabulous Hats and Deep Pockets Make This Sold-Out Derby Affair a Smashing Success

Hats, Hearts & Horseshoes raised over $350,000 for Bo's Place.

05/10/2019 By Abby Ledoux

A Milli

UNICEF Gala Breaks Fundraising Record in $1 Million Night

The sixth annual event honored Susan and Dan Boggio and Sue and Lester Smith for their humanitarian and philanthropic efforts.

05/10/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Fitness Friday

The SoulCycle Soundtrack to Your Next Sweat Sesh

Four Houston-based SoulCycle instructors share their favorite jams to work out to.

05/10/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Getting Lucky

The Most Glamorous Game of Bingo Ever Happened at The Post Oak

Last month's event saw 250 guests test their luck, all to benefit local nonprofit iWRITE Literacy Organization.

05/10/2019 By Abby Ledoux

I Got It (For) My Mama

The To-Doux List: May 10-12

This weekend brings a lot of stuff for Mom, because she deserves it.

05/09/2019 By Abby Ledoux

What's In Her Bag?

Bag Check: Hallie Vanderhider

Houston's social butterfly and this year's chairwoman for the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign spills her Prada bag.

05/09/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Good As Hell

Alief's Own Lizzo Completely Crushed It on the Met Gala Pink Carpet

What's fine, divine, and pink all over?

05/07/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Hostess With the Mostess

Scenes From Lyndsey Zorich's Launch Party for The Avenue

The fashion blogger and 200 of her closest friends toasted the online shop's official opening.

05/06/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Prom Season

MD Anderson Prom Gives Teen Cancer Patients a Night to Remember

The annual red carpet event helps pediatric patients forget about treatment and just be kids for a night.

05/03/2019 By Abby Ledoux

713-222-TIPS

Crime Stoppers of Houston Honors HPD, the Gordy Family, the Houston 20, and More Local Heroes

The annual Houston's Heroes Awards Luncheon also raised more than $200,000 for crime prevention and public safety initiatives.

05/03/2019 By Abby Ledoux

How Dashing

6 New Dealers to Shop at This Weekend's DASH Market

The ladies behind the beloved home decor and gift market dish about who's joined the ever-growing vendor lineup this season.

05/02/2019 By Abby Ledoux

*Requests Credit Limit Increase*

The To-Doux List: May 3-5

This weekend brings Pilates and so, so much shopping.

05/02/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Stick It To Me

I Tried It: Vitamin Injections

Aura MD Body offers injectable cocktails for metabolism, energy, anti-aging, and overall wellness.

04/29/2019 By Abby Ledoux

*Adds to Cart*

Fashion Blogger Lyndsey Zorich of L. Avenue Is Launching an Online Store

"The Avenue" launches at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 3.

04/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Cheers to the Freakin' Weekend

The To-Doux List: April 26-28

This weekend brings Oscar de la Renta, pool deck Pilates, and an outdoor furniture market.

04/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Top Dentists

This Dentist's Office Really Does Want You to 'Sit Back and Relax'

Memorial Park Dental Spa takes its name seriously.

04/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux