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.

Save Dat Money

9 Things to Buy This Tax-Free Weekend

Just the excuse we were looking for.

08/08/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Sister Act

The Cutest Houston-Made Kids' Clothes Will Soon Come in Mom Versions

Buttery soft tees in minimalist styles are the bread and butter of Bee + Birdie.

08/07/2019 By Abby Ledoux

This Is a Case for the FBI

That Time We Inadvertently Helped Expose a Possible Cheater

She wanted receipts...

08/02/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Fitness Friday

New Boutique Fitness Concepts Bring Us Three More Ways to Work Out

TruFusion, Revolution Studio, and REV365 have arrived (or at least will soon).

08/02/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Retail Therapy

Retail Roundup: Bridal Brands, Women's Workwear, and Luxury Leather Hit Houston

New stores in town = new ways to splurge.

08/02/2019 By Abby Ledoux

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7 Summer Trends to Nail Your Next Mani

Brush Box's Xena Huot breaks down the season's hottest looks.

07/30/2019 By Abby Ledoux

It's 82 Degrees

The To-Doux List: July 26-28

This weekend brings Austin goodies, rare sneakers, and unconventional bridal fashion.

07/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Welcome to HOU

Veronica Beard Brings Cool-Girl Vibes to River Oaks District This Fall

The Houston store will be the brand's second in Texas and eighth nationwide.

07/24/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Send Me Your Location

Khalid Is Truly a Texas Treasure

The El Paso singer gave a (free)-spirited Houston performance last week.

07/23/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Please, Mr. Postman

These Houstonians Need to be Commemorated With Their Own Stamps

Thanks to a 2011 policy change at the USPS that allows the living to appear on stamps, the options are endless—but we narrowed it down.

07/22/2019 By Abby Ledoux

A League of Their Own

No One Remembered Houston's Trailblazing Pro Women's Football Team. Until Now.

A documentary wants to bring new life to the short-lived Houston Herricanes.

07/22/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Top Doctors

At MD Anderson, Revolutionizing Complex Surgery Via 3D Printing

3D printing allowed Dr. Justin Bird to save one patient's knee.

07/22/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Clutch City

What to Wear on White Linen Night

Putting together your look for the annual Heights soirée? Here’s an ensemble for inspiration.

07/22/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Education

Expand Your Mind With These Classes

These Houston-area continuing education courses will restore your wellbeing and feed your mind, body, and soul.

07/22/2019 By Morgan Kinney, Gwendolyn Knapp, Nicki Koetting, Abby Ledoux, and Laura Furr Mericas

Elements of Style

Carrie Colbert Wants to Make Your Life More Colorful

"I won’t say I’m the original rainbow chick, but it’s very much a part of who I am."

07/22/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Fly Me to the Moon

5 Ways to Have Your Own Moon Moment

It's Space City—an Apollo 11 anniversary celebration is mandatory.

07/19/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Hop to It

A Beer-Infused Barbershop Is Popping Up in Montrose This Weekend

Love Modelo? Need a trim? Enter Gold Lion Barbershop.

07/19/2019 By Abby Ledoux

My Loneliness Is Killing Me

The To-Doux List: July 19-21

This weekend brings sales of all sorts—garage, tent, and sidewalk—and trivia from the good old days.

07/18/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Shell Game

Now Trending: Summer Shells

These sea-inspired accessories are giving us serious vacation vibes.

07/18/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Rock Solid

Deutsch Houston Celebrates 90 Years with Belles and Baubles

The family-owned fine jeweler hosted a wedding-themed summer kickoff party in its Highland Village showroom.

07/17/2019 By Abby Ledoux