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.

Yeehaw

Rodeo Season Kicks Off with a Stylish Shindig to Honor 2020 Sweethearts

This year's Valentine's Day-edition of the Rodeo Trailblazer Awards featured a Tootsies fashion show.

02/24/2020 By Abby Ledoux

Reading Rainbow

Houston Literati Shines at 34th Annual Inprint Poets and Writers Ball

The gala welcomed award-winning poet and MacArthur Foundation Fellow Terrance Hayes as this year's featured speaker.

02/21/2020 By Abby Ledoux

A Little Bird Told Me

The Blue Bird Circle Resale Shop Is Back and Better Than Ever

The beloved Montrose shop celebrated its grand reopening after closing last summer for a major remodel.

02/14/2020 By Abby Ledoux

Heartwarming Stuff

MD Anderson Gives Parents a Much-Needed Night Out

The Valentine's-themed event at the Westin Houston Medical Center pampered families of pediatric patients.

02/14/2020 By Abby Ledoux

Kickstart My Heart

The To-Doux List: Feb 14-16

This weekend brings events for lucky lovers, spurned exes, and rodeo clowns alike.

02/13/2020 By Abby Ledoux

The Future Is Female

Houston Officials Stand With Planned Parenthood at Record-Breaking Luncheon

City, state, and national leaders joined the crowd of 2,350 at PP Gulf Coast's annual event.

02/07/2020 By Abby Ledoux

Go to Hell, Cupid

5 Totally Romance-Free Things to Do for Valentine's Day

Riding solo is no reason to throw away a perfectly good Friday night.

02/07/2020 By Abby Ledoux

And We're Back

The To-Doux List: Feb 7-9

This weekend includes a bunch of dogs, a bunch of queens, and a big fake wedding.

02/06/2020 By Abby Ledoux

Can Buy Me Love

Retail Roundup: New Tenants Bloom in Rice Village for Spring

Plus, Valentine's pop-ups, Cypress's first blow-dry bar, and crowdfunding for a unique Houston brand.

02/06/2020 By Abby Ledoux

Toast of the Town

The Social Book Toasts to 25 Years with a Stylish Soirée at Neiman Marcus

The comprehensive calendar of Houston's fundraising events celebrates its silver anniversary.

02/04/2020 By Abby Ledoux

Put a Ring On It

Want to Travel Around Europe for Free With Your Bae?

This weekend, Houston couples can audition to become Robbins Brothers Proposal Ambassadors and scout the best engagement spots across the pond.

02/03/2020 By Abby Ledoux

Fitness Friday

This Is Where Houstonians Loved to Sweat It Out in 2019

More than 28,000 ClassPass users nationwide ranked their favorite studios and instructors, including these three in Houston.

01/31/2020 By Abby Ledoux

Color Me Happy

Houstonians Paint the Town and Raise Nearly $1 Million for Special Needs Campers

Funds raised at Camp For All's annual gala will help send 11,000 campers to the 206-acre property.

01/31/2020 By Abby Ledoux

Fix Houston

How to Get Houston Voting

The League of Women Voters of Houston has a three-pronged approach.

01/30/2020 By Abby Ledoux

Island Siren Call

You'll Never Want to Leave This Breathtaking Caribbean Island

Anguilla is hard to get to, and even harder to leave.

01/30/2020 By Abby Ledoux

Clutch City

6 Gifts Guaranteed to Bless Your Heart This Valentine's Day

Make yours skip a beat this holiday.

01/30/2020 By Abby Ledoux

Break the bank

The Fanciest Valentine's Dinner You Will Ever Eat

Give your special someone the taste of the finer things in life.

01/30/2020 By Abby Ledoux

So Fab

Retail Roundup: Kate Hudson Makes Her Houston Store Debut

Plus, Miron Crosby luxe cowboy boots stride into Rice Village and more Galleria tenants to come in 2020.

01/28/2020 By Abby Ledoux

Fitness Friday

Beloved Montrose Gym Opens $3 Million State-of-the-Art Facility

Family-owned Timberline Fitness has new 7,000-square-foot digs.

01/24/2020 By Abby Ledoux

Going Once, Going Twice...

Score Vintage Designer Bags at This Upcoming Luxury Auction

Conveniently, it all goes down at Galley Auctions a week before Valentine's Day.

01/23/2020 By Abby Ledoux