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.

Fitness Friday

Boutique Fitness Pioneer Barry's Bootcamp Is Finally Coming to Houston

We chat with CEO Joey Gonzalez ahead of the famous studio's arrival in River Oaks this summer.

03/15/2019 By Abby Ledoux

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A Luxe New Nail Salon Has Arrived in the GOOF

Brush Box wants to be the ultimate urban escape.

03/14/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Come On Over

Meet the Heights Homes on Display This Spring

Five homes, both historic and new, open their doors to visitors April 6-7.

03/14/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Anchors Away

This Is What It's Like to Live On the Largest Private Lake in Houston

In the city's only waterfront development, life revolves around a 300-acre lake.

03/11/2019 By Abby Ledoux

That's Amore

Hotel Granduca is the Closest You Can Get to Italy Without Leaving Houston

With a little imagination, the boutique hotel will transport you to a private Mediterranean villa.

03/08/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Herstory

Starting Today, Lyft Celebrates Women's History With Free Rides to Noteworthy Spots

The March promotion aims to get people to museums, monuments, and women-owned businesses, including three in Houston.

03/08/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Saddle Up

7 Things We Found While Shopping at the Rodeo

With hundreds of vendors set up on the grounds, you’re bound to find something you want.

03/07/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Straight Off the Runway

The Galleria Nordstrom is One of Just 5 to Carry a New Celebrity Collection Following its Paris Fashion Week Premiere

The '70s-inspired Tommy x Zendaya collection is the long-awaited collab between fashion powerhouse Tommy Hilfiger and singer/actress Zendaya.

03/06/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Lustworthy Listings

On the Market: A Dreamy Estate With a Pedigreed Past

Prominent architect Hiram Salisbury's former hunting lodge is part of the $4.3 million package.

03/05/2019 By Abby Ledoux

5, 6, 7, 8

DivaDance Is Here to Help You Forget You're Even Doing Cardio

It's like being in your middle school BFF's basement all over again.

03/04/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Love is in the Air

Whimsical Wintry Gala Features a Surprise Wedding

Ars Lyrica's Mid-Winter Night's Dream Gala broke a fundraising record, too.

03/01/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Mawwiage, That Bwessed Awangement

How Much Are Houstonians Spending on Their Weddings?

Plus: For National Wedding Planning Day, The Knot hosts a 10-hour (!!) Facebook Live Q&A.

03/01/2019 By Abby Ledoux

I'm Just Here for the Crawfish Bread

Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler With These Mardi Gras Picks

What's purple, green, and gold all over?

03/01/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Crafty Like a Fox

Monthly DIY Workshops Return to Downtown District This Spring and Summer

The craft and social series from Pop Shop America and Downtown District starts anew on March 13.

02/27/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Retail Therapy

7 Things to Cheer You Up on a Gloomy Day

Seven-day forecast got you down? Manifest sunshine with sequins, sparkles, and a pig-shaped purse.

02/26/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Spring Day Trips

5 Spots In Galveston for Architecture Lovers and History Buffs

Galveston is bursting with history and, as notorious pirates and European explorers would attest, just begging to be prospected.

02/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Spring Day Trips

How to Treat Yourself In Sugar Land

An itinerary for a day of unabashed indulgence and relaxing fun.

02/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

It's All in the Details

There's a Delightful Hidden Detail on the Houston Sports Hall of Famers' Custom Jackets

The legendary athletes unveiled their luxury jackets by Knot Standard at this month's Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

02/22/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Yeehaw

20 Things to Get You Rodeo Ready

This year, we're craving boho dresses and bovine accessories.

02/22/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Party in the HOU

Emerson Sloan is Bringing the Party (Store) to Tanglewood

The cute, curated Rice Village shop for festive accessories will open its second location.

02/21/2019 By Abby Ledoux