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

Jumpstart Your Heart Health With a Free Pop-Up Workout in Cypress

Hit the green on the Boardwalk at Towne Lake and break a sweat with sample classes from Orangetheory Fitness, Pure Barre, and Club Pilates this Saturday.

02/16/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Good Luck

Houston's Luxury Shopping Centers Are Celebrating Lunar New Year

Ring in the Year of the Dog at River Oaks District and the Galleria.

02/16/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Festival Season

Here's the Full JMBLYA Music Lineup

J. Cole will headline the traveling Texas hip-hop festival, which hits Houston on May 6.

02/14/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Sweet Jams

Houstonia's Ultimate Valentine's Day Playlist

81 songs to DJ your date night.

02/14/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Valentine's Day

Send Your Valentine a Live Song This Year

Need a seriously impressive last-minute gift? The Houston Tidelanders are here to help.

02/13/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Gift Guide

24 Ways to Think Pink This Valentine's Day

Our favorite blush beauties for your beloved.

02/12/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Coming Soon

A Tiny House Full of Eyewear is Bringing New Orleans to River Oaks

Beyonce favorite KREWE parks its mobile showroom on Westheimer until March 4.

02/09/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Fitness Friday

Drop Trou and Hit the Streets for Cupid's Undie Run, Then Drink Up at Cupid's Crawl Pub Run

Boxers or briefs? Beer or wine? Decisions, decisions...

02/09/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Sweet Kicks

You Can Now Wear Your Love for the Rockets on Your Feet

The Converse x NBA collection celebrates basketball's historic influence on street style.

02/09/2018 By Abby Ledoux

V-Day

3 Sweet Shops to Hit This Saturday

Two pop-ups and one sale for your Valentine's–or Galentine's–pleasure.

02/09/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Women's Health

Let's Talk About Menopause, Baby

It's about so much more than hot flashes, and it lasts for the rest of our lives. So why aren't more women discussing it? One Houston doctor is on a mission to change–or at least start–the conversation.

02/08/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Woman Crush Wednesday

#WCW: Katie McClure & Erin Breen

These Houston-based sisters have made the caftan cool.

02/07/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Galas

The Beat Goes On at the AHA Heart Ball

Early reports show the charity ball raised nearly $3 million.

02/07/2018 By Abby Ledoux

An Evening in Paris

The Junior League of Houston Enchants with Une Belle Nuit

The 70th annual charity ball brings French elegance and $800,000 for League programming.

02/06/2018 By Abby Ledoux Photography by Nikky LaWell

Ice, Ice Baby

Fresh Arts Shines Bright Like a Diamond, Raises $200,000

This year's Crystal Ball Gala raised more money than any in Fresh Arts' 15-year history.

02/06/2018 By Abby Ledoux Photography by Morris Malakoff

Houston's Own Kardashian

11 Questions We Have About Kylie Jenner's New Baby

The birth announcement that broke the internet.

02/05/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Pop-Up Sale

Haute Mother Vintage Is Liquidating 30 Years of Inventory This Weekend

Zoë Jackson is moving to L.A., and the vintage items she's collected over three decades in Houston are all up for grabs.

02/02/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Current Obsessions

Want/Love/Need: Game Day Edition

Five things that Houstonia’s Lifestyle Editor fell in love with this week.

02/02/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Support Your Local Girl Gang

LAUNCH Celebrates One Year and Women Entrepreneurs

A favorite pop-up collaborates with HTX Boss Babes for the next two months.

02/01/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Woman Crush Wednesday

#WCW: Liliana Molina

Liliana Molina, the owner and co-founder of Art of the World Gallery, represents the best of Houston's global spirit.

01/31/2018 By Abby Ledoux