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.

Fitness Friday

Orangetheory Fitness Is Opening Six New Houston Studios

“This major studio expansion is thanks entirely to the Houston community’s warm reception of our fitness brand,” franchise owner Jim Potesta said.

02/23/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Current Obsessions

Want/Need/Love: My First Rodeo Edition

What's on Houstonia's lifestyle editor's wish list for her inaugural Houston Rodeo experience?

02/23/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Listen Up

Meet the Young Men Going 'Behind the Scenes' of Growing Up in Houston

No topic is off-limits for The Roommates.

02/23/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Spirit Forward

Bacardi Debuts Women's Empowerment Series in Houston

The inaugural February 12 summit brought hospitality industry leaders together at Hotel ZaZa to promote women's leadership.

02/22/2018 By Abby Ledoux Photography by Cory Dixon

White Iverson

Post Malone Is Coming to The Woodlands

The 22-year-old Grapevine rapper headlines the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion this summer.

02/21/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Woman Crush Wednesday

#WCW: Marie Flanigan

The interior designer with a national clientele talks Houston's design community, her evolving aesthetic, and being a mom.

02/21/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Woof

Pet Fashion Show Raises More Than $100,000 for Animals in Need

Interfaith Ministries' Best Friends Brunch benefited AniMeals on Wheels, which feeds homebound seniors' pets.

02/20/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Fitness Friday

Jumpstart Your Heart Health With a Free Pop-Up Workout in Cypress

Hit the green on the Boardwalk at Towne Lake and break a sweat with sample classes from Orangetheory Fitness, Pure Barre, and Club Pilates this Saturday.

02/16/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Good Luck

Houston's Luxury Shopping Centers Are Celebrating Lunar New Year

Ring in the Year of the Dog at River Oaks District and the Galleria.

02/16/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Festival Season

Here's the Full JMBLYA Music Lineup

J. Cole will headline the traveling Texas hip-hop festival, which hits Houston on May 6.

02/14/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Sweet Jams

Houstonia's Ultimate Valentine's Day Playlist

81 songs to DJ your date night.

02/14/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Valentine's Day

Send Your Valentine a Live Song This Year

Need a seriously impressive last-minute gift? The Houston Tidelanders are here to help.

02/13/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Gift Guide

24 Ways to Think Pink This Valentine's Day

Our favorite blush beauties for your beloved.

02/12/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Coming Soon

A Tiny House Full of Eyewear is Bringing New Orleans to River Oaks

Beyonce favorite KREWE parks its mobile showroom on Westheimer until March 4.

02/09/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Fitness Friday

Drop Trou and Hit the Streets for Cupid's Undie Run, Then Drink Up at Cupid's Crawl Pub Run

Boxers or briefs? Beer or wine? Decisions, decisions...

02/09/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Sweet Kicks

You Can Now Wear Your Love for the Rockets on Your Feet

The Converse x NBA collection celebrates basketball's historic influence on street style.

02/09/2018 By Abby Ledoux

V-Day

3 Sweet Shops to Hit This Saturday

Two pop-ups and one sale for your Valentine's–or Galentine's–pleasure.

02/09/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Women's Health

Let's Talk About Menopause, Baby

It's about so much more than hot flashes, and it lasts for the rest of our lives. So why aren't more women discussing it? One Houston doctor is on a mission to change–or at least start–the conversation.

02/08/2018 By Abby Ledoux

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