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.

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/Need/Love: 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

New In Town

Malia Mills Is Coming to River Oaks District

The edgy swimwear designer's namesake label heads to Houston for a five-month pop-up.

01/30/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Look Good, Do Good

A Couture Cause Raises More Than $75,000 For Charity

The annual party debuted the 2018 Trend Guide and accomplished some serious fundraising.

01/30/2018 By Abby Ledoux Photography by Wilson Parish

The Houstonian Woman

6 Houston Women Leading the Way in Male-Dominated Jobs

These women are breaking glass ceilings all over the place.

01/30/2018 By Roxanna Asgarian, Gwendolyn Knapp, Abby Ledoux, and Laura Furr Mericas

Clutch City

10 Valentine's Day Gifts for Each Stage of Your Relationship

Whether you just met or you're shopping for rings, we have gift ideas for you and your boo.

01/30/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Ice House

5 Romance-Free Things to Do on Valentine's Day

Just because you're skipping Valentine's Day this year doesn't mean you can't have a good time.

01/30/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Farm Fresh

The Definitive Guide to Houston's Farmers Markets

Where to find the freshest food in the Bayou City.

01/30/2018 By Alice Levitt, Abby Ledoux, Catherine Matusow, and Katharine Shilcutt

Red Carpet

Our 10 Favorite Looks from the Grammys

A controversial awards show, the 60th Annual Grammys at least served up some extravagant fashion.

01/29/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Fitness Friday

This Saturday, Race for a Cure for Breast Cancer

Among the annual 5K participants: a 25-year-old survivor.

01/26/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Must Love Dogs

Get Ready for the Cutest Game of the Year: Meadowlake’s Puppy Bowl

The second annual event brings all the cuteness next Saturday, February 3.

01/26/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Not Today, Satan

15 Minutes With Bianca Del Rio

The saucy drag queen sounds off on Texas, Trump, and a Bianca/Oprah presidential ticket.

01/25/2018 By Abby Ledoux

You Had Me at Breakfast Tacos

Get Your Texas on at This Major Warehouse Sale

For three days only, everything is 40-80 percent off at Paris Texas Apparel Co.

01/25/2018 By Abby Ledoux