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.

R&R

15 Holiday Spa Specials For When You Really Need a Break From All This

If you can spare an hour (or five) from your jam-packed seasonal schedule, you should treat yourself.

12/20/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Santa, Can You Hear Us?

What Does Houstonia Want for Christmas This Year?

9 things our staff hopes to unwrap next Tuesday morning.

12/19/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Put a Bow On It

20 Last-Minute Gifts We're Coveting This Holiday Season

It's never too late to make the Nice List.

12/18/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Don We Now Our Gay Apparel

10 'Ugly' Holiday Sweaters You'll Actually Want to Wear

Definitely not ugly, and sometimes not sweaters: We're playing fast and loose with the rules this year.

12/18/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Be Our Guest, Be Our Guest

At The Houston Design Center, Setting the Table Is a Work of Art

The 11th annual Deck the Tables competition gave us serious holiday hosting goals.

12/17/2018 By Abby Ledoux

H-Town Pride

Exclusive Air Max 95 Drops Celebrate Houston’s Sneaker Culture

Foot Locker and Nike team up with Maxo Kream and Dallas Keuchel to promote the classic shoe revival for H-Town this holiday season.

12/17/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Fa La La La La

This Year's Nutcracker Market in Numbers and Photos

The holiday shopping extravaganza saw record attendance in its 38th year.

12/14/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Ladies Who Lunch

20th Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show Nets $370,000 for Child Advocates

Holiday-ready styles and one adoptive family's story of hope were the standout features of this year's Angels of Hope fundraiser.

12/13/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Rainbow Connection

16 Ways to Embrace Coral in 2019

After one long, strange year, Living Coral is supposed to lift our spirits.

12/13/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Very Important Parties

Altus Foundation Raises $1 Million at Record-Breaking, Star-Studded Gala

Tyra Banks, pro athletes, acrobatic performers, and a marriage proposal: The city's largest, glitziest gala had it all.

12/13/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Sunrise, Sunset

Retail News: As One Store Shutters, Another Expands

Goodbye to Elaine Turner and Baanou; hello to Rejuvenation and, soon enough, another Lash Lounge and Bike Barn.

12/11/2018 By Abby Ledoux

I Have One Photo In My Hands...

Tyra Banks Is Just Like Us: She Wants Pappadeaux and More Vietnamese Coffee

She also loves Finn Hall and Dish Society, and she can rap.

12/11/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Ball So Hard

The Rockets Take Over Giuseppe Zanotti for P.J. Tucker's Sneaker Launch

James Harden, Chris Paul, Clint Capela and more toast their teammate in River Oaks District.

12/10/2018 By Abby Ledoux

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