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.

Reef-er Madness

Houstonia Reacts: 10 Things We Think of When We See Living Coral, Pantone's 2019 Color of the Year

Pantone: "It's optimistic, joyful, and light-hearted." Us: "It's mom jewelry, lipstick, and Chad's polo shirt."

12/07/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Holiday Shear

Do Your Dad-Diligence and Take Your Kid to Bishops This Saturday

To promote spending time together this holiday season, Dove Men+Care and the Midtown Bishops Cuts/Color are offering free haircuts to dads and their kids on December 8.

12/06/2018 By Abby Ledoux

I'll Be Home for Christmas

This Weekend, Make a Holiday Pilgrimage to 4 Beautiful Homes

Houston's oldest home tour from Kappa Kappa Gamma Charitable Foundation returns for its 76th year with River Oaks and Tanglewood stops.

12/06/2018 By Abby Ledoux

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While Kids Enjoy a Magical Musical Morning, Their Parents Raise $56,000 for Houston Symphony Programs

This year's event transformed River Oaks Country Club into a Parisian winter wonderland.

12/05/2018 By Abby Ledoux

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Meet the Canadian Streetwear Brand That’s Moving to Houston

BIDA’s minimalist athleisure wants to merge comfort, style, and sustainability.

12/05/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Shiplap Society

Chip Gaines Hosts HBU's Spirit of Excellence Gala

The evening raised more than $650,000 for university scholarships.

12/03/2018 By Abby Ledoux

They Grow Up So Fast

Saint Lo Celebrates First Birthday with Plans to Grow

The Heights Mercantile women's boutique has future plans for more locations and a children's store.

11/30/2018 By Najla Brown

They Didn't Knock it Down!

We're Seriously Crushing on the Interior Design at The Star

Thoughtful historic conversion is the name of the game for downtown's former Texaco building, transformed into luxury apartments with gorgeous amenities.

11/29/2018 By Abby Ledoux

¿Alexa, Dónde Esta?

Lyft Is Now Available en Español

The ride-share app is introducing a multilingual update for Spanish-speaking drivers and passengers.

11/28/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Boughs of Holly

This Weekend, See How Five Heights Homes Deck Their Halls

'Tis the season to gawk at someone else's house.

11/27/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Clutch City

Trim the Tree with These Houston-Inspired Ornaments

Get into the Christmas spirit with these Bayou City baubles.

11/26/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Houston's Darkest Hours

If the Shoe Fits: A Courtroom and a City Captivated by the So-Called Stiletto Murder

Ana Trujillo allegedly tore her shoe off her foot and bashed it into her boyfriend's head some 25 times.

11/26/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Houston's Darkest Hours

Murder and Intrigue in River Oaks Proves Truth Is Stranger than Fiction

This notorious case gripped the city for years, each twist and turn more unbelievable than the last.

11/26/2018 By Abby Ledoux

The Thirst Is Real

Who’s Paying $30 for a Bottle of Soda from Houston?

Drake, for one.

11/26/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Fitness Friday

Orangetheory Houston Locations Now Number a Billion

Okay, not really, but doesn't it feel like it?

11/23/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Godspeed

PSA: Please Support Local Biz on the Biggest Shopping Weekend of the Year

Remember, it's a marathon, not a sprint.

11/21/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Slay Bells Ring

Beyoncé's Holiday Collection Is Here

'Tis the season to shop Beychella-inspired wrapping paper and neon "Holidayonce" gear.

11/21/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Galleria Happenings

Houston Symphony Supporters Celebrate in Style

A stylish lunch crowd is treated to an exclusive fashion show to benefit Houston Symphony League projects.

11/21/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Haute Couture for Good

Luxury Fashion and Social Justice Unite at The Webster

The Webster, The Vintage Contessa, and Crime Stoppers of Houston brought out a stylish crowd.

11/21/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Chic Chicks

Fashion Meets the Farm to Raise Over $200,000 for Recipe for Success

The inaugural Fashion in the Fields had everything: a Neiman Marcus runway show, adorable kid models, a lavish brunch, a salute to veterans, and a mission to end childhood obesity.

11/20/2018 By Abby Ledoux