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.

Last Chance

5 Final, Festive Ways to Get Your Holiday Shop On

You procrastinator, you.

4:30pm By Abby Ledoux

Pumped Up Kicks

All the Cool Kids Have Custom Chucks

The Converse pop-up at the Galleria is open for business.

12/12/2017 By Abby Ledoux Photography by Quy Tran

A Tree Grows in Houston

Tribute Trees Are the Gift That Keeps on Growing

Trees for Houston offers a charitable take on the Christmas tradition.

12/12/2017 By Abby Ledoux

Architecture

With 'Shotgun Chameleon,' a Houston Architect Designs for the Future

This Fourth Ward home is built to evolve.

12/11/2017 By Abby Ledoux

Trill City

Gucci Mane, Tory Lanez Team Up with H-Town Legends for Spotify’s RapCaviar Live

When it comes to hip-hop in Houston, real recognize real.

12/11/2017 By Abby Ledoux

Fitness Friday

A New Bootcamp Wants to Fill the Fitness Void in the LGBTQ Community

This couple of fitness enthusiasts wants to unite Houstonians, one burpee at a time.

12/08/2017 By Abby Ledoux

Trending Now

Shop the Shade: Ultra Violet

Pantone's 2018 Color of the Year belongs in your closet.

12/08/2017 By Abby Ledoux

Purple Reign

Brace Yourself for an Ultra Violet 2018

Pantone has named the deep purple shade its color of the year.

12/07/2017 By Abby Ledoux

Quotables

McALPINE Designers Talk Beauty, Permanence and Inspiration in Houston

The architects and designers behind the renowned partnership stopped by Theta Design Weekend.

12/07/2017 By Abby Ledoux

Stuff Your Stockings

5 More Chances for Holiday Shopping

This weekend, Houston is once again full of holiday pop-ups.

12/06/2017 By Abby Ledoux

Gift Guide

6 Ways to Customize Your Holiday Gifts

From luggage to beauty boxes, now's your chance to personalize just about everything.

12/06/2017 By Abby Ledoux

Delicious Decor

You Have 8 Days Left to Turn Spaghetti Warehouse Into Your Spaghetti Ware-home

After flood damage closed its Houston location, the chain is liquidating some items in an online auction.

12/05/2017 By Abby Ledoux

Arrive in Style

For a Luxury Shopping Experience, Hop on the Bus

When it comes to the search for holiday gifts, Houston Shopping Tours believes you're too fabulous for the mall.

12/04/2017 By Abby Ledoux

Fancy Feet

Our 4 Favorite Socks for National Sock Day

Any day is a good day for new socks.

12/04/2017 By Abby Ledoux

Fitness Friday

Turn the Tables on Your Trainer for a Good Cause

Orangetheory and Make-A-Wish are joining forces this holiday season.

12/01/2017 By Abby Ledoux

Party City

Art and Design Converge at The Study

A new creative venture at 7800 Washington now houses a holiday pop-up.

12/01/2017 By Abby Ledoux Photography by Obi Grant

U Got the Look

Prince's Estate Drops First Official Merch

The limited edition online pop-up runs through December 3.

11/30/2017 By Abby Ledoux

Sneaker Love

Want a Custom Pair of Chucks? Design Your Own at the Galleria

With "Chucks By You," classic kicks get a DIY twist

11/30/2017 By Abby Ledoux

Fashion

This Student-Designer's Handbags Have a Special Meaning

For Houston's Kisa Williams, the circular clutch is more than just an accessory.

11/29/2017 By Abby Ledoux

'Tis the Season

5 Pop-Ups and Holiday Markets to Shop This Weekend

All is merry and bright with shopping on the horizon.

11/29/2017 By Abby Ledoux