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.

Coming of Age, Houston-Style

3 Questions for a Houston Girl After Her Quinceañera

"I really think it represented who I am."

05/29/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Coming of Age, Houston-Style

Inside the Magical, Overwhelming World of the Houston Quinceañera Expo

Today's quinceañera goes big.

05/29/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Historic Homes

This Galveston Estate Was 144 Years in the Making

Restoring this old beauty was a labor of love.

05/29/2018 By Abby Ledoux and Laura Furr Mericas

Historic Homes

The Queen Anne Bungalow in the Heights That Oozes Southern Charm

It's hard to tell where new begins and old ends in this 1920s-era home.

05/29/2018 By Abby Ledoux and Laura Furr Mericas

Historic Homes

This Midcentury Modern Ranch Is Now an 'Art House'

Tim Kollatschny and Stephen Goldberg have managed to create a slice of Zen countryside in the middle of the city.

05/29/2018 By Abby Ledoux and Laura Furr Mericas

Herstory

100 Years Ago, Women in Harris County Were Granted the Right to Vote

Thanks to Hortense Sparks Ward's tireless fight for women's suffrage.

05/29/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Elements of Style

Like Mother, Like Daughter: Donae and Bella Chramosta Talk Style

The owner of The Vintage Contessa and Times Past has a mini-me.

05/29/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Bundle Up

9 Sweaters for the Frigid, Pervasive Chill of Houston Air Conditioning

Keep these on-hand for the days when there's a 30-degree temperature differential between your office and the parking lot.

05/24/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Let's Talk About "Unmentionables"

This Houston-Based e-Boutique Carries Lingerie from Demure and Delicate to Full-on 50 Shades

Touche Moi specializes in small-batch, hard-to-find labels.

05/24/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Q&A

Meet the Houston-Born Makeup Artist to Stars Like the Kardashians

Long before she was crafting Ariana Grande's Met Gala glam, Ash K Holm was working in the Galleria MAC.

05/22/2018 By Abby Ledoux

What's In Her Bag?

Bag Check: Rebecca Masson

Fluff Bake Bar's resident "Sugar Fairy" spills her purse for Houstonia.

05/21/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Fundraisers

Menninger Clinic Raises $350,000 for Mental Health Programs

Guests of the 2018 Annual Signature Luncheon heard compelling personal stories of mental health from former Menninger patient Debi Strong and actor Sean Astin.

05/21/2018 By Abby Ledoux

A Proper Good Time

Want/Need/Love: Royal Wedding Edition

If your Royal Wedding invite mysteriously got lost in the mail, Houston's got the goods for an at-home celebration.

05/18/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Fitness Friday

Local Spin Studio RYDEs Into Downtown

The new Rusk Street space is RYDE's second location and downtown's first indoor cycling studio.

05/18/2018 By Abby Ledoux

La Dolce Vita

A Ritzy Designer Condo Breaks Ground in Upper Kirby

Houston will soon be home to the first luxury-branded real estate project of Giorgetti. Never heard of it? Jerry Hooker and Jacob Sudhoff want to change that.

05/18/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Look Good, Feel Good

Paloma Brings Clean Beauty to the Heights

Houston's first non-toxic nail salon expands to Heights Mercantile.

05/17/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Fresh Finds

Scout & Molly's Boutique Comes to Sugar Land

Jessica Lapsia traded a corporate finance career to open a boutique in family-friendly Sugar Land.

05/16/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Charity

Gala Honors Harvey Heroes and Raises $500,000 for Interfaith Ministries

Elected officials and extraordinary citizens were recognized for their work during the disaster.

05/16/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Houston to Hollywood

This Is Us Actor Joy Brunson Describes Her Journey to Prime Time

The native Houstonian talks working with A-listers, her big break, and desperately missing Tex-Mex in L.A.

05/15/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Philanthropy

UNICEF Draws a Crowd for Annual Gala

Mayor Turner, Emma Kathleen Hepburn Ferrer, Buzz Aldrin, and more were all on hand to support the program's global work and honor Susan and Fayez Sarofim and Jim and Linda McIngvale.

05/11/2018 By Abby Ledoux