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.

Downsizing

Could You Live In 330 Square Feet?

Micro-units in this apartment building offer the most efficient living space in the world's largest med center.

11/02/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Orange You Glad You Came?

37th Annual Orange Show Gala Bolsters Public Art Promotion and Preservation

This year's Dia de Los Muertos-themed gala raised over $400,000 for the arts center.

11/01/2018 By Abby Ledoux

A Cut Above

Fifth-Generation Diamond Cutter Brian Gavin Talks Shop

It's engagement season, and the world's most brilliant diamonds might be right here in Houston.

11/01/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Philanthropy

Home Safe Home Gala Raises $540K to Support Survivors of Domestic Abuse

The 13th annual event drew more than 500 guests to The Revaire.

11/01/2018 By Abby Ledoux

James Harden Poured Me Champagne

Chris Paul, James Harden, and Carmelo Anthony Become Mastro's Servers for a Cause

The NBA All-Star and Rocket point guard enlisted A-list friends for his inaugural Celebrity Server Dinner to benefit Houston charities for youth enrichment and homelessness prevention.

10/30/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Ghoulishly Good Deeds

A Spooky Affair Raises $970,000 for Ronald McDonald House Houston

This year's Boo Ball drew more than 700 costumed characters in support of the charity for families of seriously ill children.

10/30/2018 By Abby Ledoux

"Four Eyes" Is a Compliment Now

This Optometrist Believes Luxury Frames Can Change Your Life

A good pair of glasses can be a game-changer. Especially when they're 18-karat gold.

10/29/2018 By Abby Ledoux

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In Tootsies Appearance, MILLY Designer Talks Color, Trends, and Dressing Michelle Obama

This season is all about monochromatic dressing—take it from Michelle Smith, the designer who counts Beyoncé among her fans.

10/26/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Home Goods

DASH Is Back with Its Fall Market and a New Curated Collection

The four-day shopping extravaganza from November 1-4 will benefit Dwell with Dignity.

10/25/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Melissa Etheridge and Other Breast Cancer Survivors Share Their Stories at Fundraiser

The Grammy-winning musician headlined the 17th annual Nancy Owens Breast Cancer Foundation Luncheon, which raised $100,000 for research.

10/25/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Make Yourself at Home

5 Historic Properties Will Open Their Doors for One Weekend and One Weekend Only

A Craftsman bungalow, Victorian factory, and midcentury abode are all on this year's Good Brick Tour, which recognizes properties for excellence in historic preservation.

10/24/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Woman Up!

This Weekend's Girl Power Pop-Up Has Something for Everyone

Shop 60-plus woman-centric vendors at Sawyer Yards this Saturday, October 27.

10/23/2018 By Abby Ledoux

I Dream of Mod

On the Market: A Retro Ranch

Mid-century fanatics, eat your heart out.

10/22/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Clutch City

12 Globally Inspired Gifts to Go Under Your Tree

You don't have to travel the world for an international holiday gift. Find them at these Houston shops.

10/22/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Architecture

Houston Architecture, from A to Z

From bungalows to strip malls, we've got it all—well, everything except zoning.

10/22/2018 By Abby Ledoux and Laura Furr Mericas

Open Road

In the Dominican Republic, Old-World Magic Meets Untarnished Seaside Beauty

We could live on this fantasy island forever.

10/22/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Astro Accessories

Dooney & Bourke Really Hit It Out of the Park

Never Settle for a boring bag.

10/18/2018 By Abby Ledoux

We are the Champions

Pediatric Cancer Survivors, Community Leaders Take Their Turns on the Runway

The Celebration of Champions Fashion Show and Luncheon raised nearly $400,000 for Texas Children's Cancer Center's Long-Term Survivor Program.

10/18/2018 By Abby Ledoux

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Costumed Catrines Raise Over $1 Million for Children's Museum

The Día de los Muertos-themed gala was a huge hit.

10/17/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Retail Therapy

3 New Places to Shop This Fall

A beloved Texas jeweler, running store, and local boutique all expand their Houston presence.

10/17/2018 By Abby Ledoux