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.

You Need to Calm Down

5 Ways to Unwind If You're as Stressed Out as the Rest of Houston Apparently Is

Prioritize your self care on National Mental Health Day.

10/10/2019 By Abby Ledoux

God Bless the Cold Front

The To-Doux List: October 10-13

This weekend brings luxury bags, trap karaoke, and the return of Runway Houston.

10/10/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Hoop Dreams

Clint Capela to Houston Foster Kids: 'I'm Like You'

The Rocket stars in a heartwarming new Nike campaign with DePelchin Children's Center.

10/10/2019 By Abby Ledoux

All That Glitters

Jewelry Lovers Try on Trendy Diamonds Ahead of Engagement Season

Robbins Brothers hosted a "Diamond and Desserts" influencer event at its Galleria store last week.

10/09/2019 By Abby Ledoux

For the Cure

5 Ways to Shop and Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Think pink in October.

10/09/2019 By Abby Ledoux

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Simone Biles Dishes on Her Beauty Routine

Among the things we learned about the superstar Spring gymnast through her new partnership with Candid: She's a fan of winged eyeliner, and she's not superstitious.

10/07/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Welcome to HOU

Houston, We're Getting a Wisteria

Next month, the furniture and home decor company will open its first store outside Dallas here in Upper Kirby.

10/07/2019 By Abby Ledoux

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Astros Couple Grows Support for Urban Harvest

Collin and Ashley McHugh hosted the benefit, which raised over $35,000.

10/04/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Raising Awareness

'Ladies Who Lunch' Turn Their Focus to Bullying at Crime Stoppers Event

The second annual Women Who Shape Houston Luncheon raised awareness about mental health and suicide prevention.

10/04/2019 By Abby Ledoux

💔Love Is a Lie 💔

Sorry, But We Have to Talk About Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner's Breakup

You knew it was coming.

10/03/2019 By Abby Ledoux

If You're Not Going to ACL

The To-Doux List: October 4-6

This weekend brings mini makeovers, jewelry for a cause, and yoga at the bar.

10/03/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Purchase With a Purpose

This New Heights Boutique Promotes Shopping with a Conscience

Full of ethical, hand-made products and housed in a bungalow, Kind Collective is all sorts of adorable.

10/02/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Hola

Mi Golondrina Debuts Its Houston Hacienda

The beloved Dallas-based, hand-embroidered, Mexican womenswear comes to Houston for a six-month pop-up in Rice Village.

09/30/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Fitness Friday

How Should You Train for Houston's Biggest Races?

An expert breaks it down.

09/27/2019 By Abby Ledoux

A Night for the Arts

An Eclectic Celebration Brings Art Community and City Leaders Together at the Glasscock School

Mayor Turner served as honorary chair of the Community Artists' Collective's "FestEve!" this month.

09/27/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Gala SZN

Opening Night at the Symphony Raises $575,000 for Community Programming

The annual concert and gala was a rousing success.

09/27/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Go 'Stros!

The To-Doux List: Sept. 27-29

This weekend brings weird homes, a drag queen Carrie Bradshaw, and (hopefully) sweet, sweet victory.

09/26/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Puppet Master

Where Did Those Sexy, Larger-Than-Life Puppets Come From?

For 30 years Greg Ruhe’s been the man behind more than 150 giant, walking, talking puppets he’s created for his Houston-based party-entertainment company, Puppet Pizzazz.

09/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Clutch City

Gold Standard: Bright, Shiny Metallics Are Having a Major Moment

From home goods to fine jewelry, it’s never been easier to stay golden.

09/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Bayougraphy

Tilman Fertitta Shares His Playbook

Houston's celebrity billionaire chronicles his ascent in Shut Up and Listen!, his first book, released last month.

09/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux