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.

Campus Confidential

25 Must-Haves For Your Dorm, Sweet Dorm

Don't go back to school without a mini waffle maker or a sloth pillow.

8:00am By Abby Ledoux

Yeehaw

A 151-Year-Old Texas Saddle Shop Is Coming to CityCentre

King Ranch Saddle Shop debuts its first permanent urban outpost next month.

08/20/2018 By Abby Ledoux

My My My My My Boogie Shoes

Balani Custom Clothiers Enters the Shoe Game

The virtual design program will make cobblers of us all.

08/17/2018 By Abby Ledoux

No Tea, No Shade

New Ways to Deck Out Your Windows Arrive with The Shade Store's Highland Village Showroom

Part of a major expansion, the new showroom is The Shade Store's second in Houston and 62nd in the nation.

08/16/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Double Whammy

Local Skincare Line Finds a New Focus: Cancer Treatment Relief

Parry Botanicals' all-natural, non-toxic products turned out to be skincare saviors for cancer patients undergoing harsh treatments.

08/16/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Do Good

Soirée Honors Houston's Humanitarians

The fourth annual event recognized Houstonians who are making a difference.

08/14/2018 By Abby Ledoux

This Old House

On the Market: A Charming Piece of Houston History

Now's your chance to own a designated city landmark with this pedigreed, century-old bungalow.

08/14/2018 By Abby Ledoux

In Her Own Words

5 Takeaways From Beyoncé's September Vogue Cover Story

From owning every curve to building a lasting legacy, we could all use a little advice from Bey.

08/13/2018 By Abby Ledoux

It's Lit

Travis Scott Announces Inaugural Astroworld Fest at NRG Park in November

The Mo City rapper is conjuring the nostalgic spirit of his (and our) beloved AstroWorld for a new festival that promises to be a wild ride.

08/10/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Spotted

Houston, We Have an Oprah

Lady O went shopping in River Oaks District on Wednesday.

08/09/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Other People's Property

Here Are the Stops on This Year's AIA Home Tour

You can tour these seven architect-designed houses, deemed the finest in Houston's new residential architecture by a jury of industry experts, on October 20-21.

08/09/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Too Cool for School

Warby Parker Launches Kids' Collection In All Houston Stores

New specs for the most stylish generation yet.

08/08/2018 By Abby Ledoux

For the 'Gram

Influencers Converge in the Galleria for a Style Summit

Create & Cultivate brought a day of panels, presentations, demos, and Elizabeth Chambers Hammer to Houston.

08/07/2018 By Abby Ledoux

PSA

This New Body Cream Is Like a Real-Life Instagram Filter

Slather this on for fresh, glowing skin.

08/06/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Marketing 101

Travis Scott Is Releasing New Limited Edition Astroworld Merch Every 24 Hours

How do you keep up the hype around one of the year's most hotly anticipated album releases? Drop something new every day.

08/06/2018 By Abby Ledoux

LWD

17 White Linen Dresses to Flounce Around In This Summer

Whether you're partaking in this year's White Linen Night or just need a lightweight summer ensemble, some of our favorite local boutiques have got you covered.

08/03/2018 By Abby Ledoux

The Heights Is Hoppin

A New Natural Beauty Store Is Coming to Heights Mercantile This Fall

Nashville-based Lemon Laine has chosen the booming urban market for its second location.

08/02/2018 By Abby Ledoux

If You Like It Then You Should Put a Bid on It

On the Market: Beyonce's Early Childhood Home (!!!)

If these walls could talk...they'd say, "okay ladies, now let's get in formation."

08/01/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Woman Crush Wednesday

#WCW: Margaret Naeve

The native Houstonian talks going from shopgirl to self-taught interior designer.

08/01/2018 By Abby Ledoux

World Domination

Houston-Based Interior Designer Launches International Collective

The Jillian O'Neill Collective will operate interior design hubs in Houston, Chicago, and London as an extension of the designer's namesake firm.

08/01/2018 By Abby Ledoux