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.

HOU in Review

The 5 Most Popular Home and Real Estate Stories of 2019

Everyone just wanted a peek at James Harden's house.

12/26/2019 Edited by Abby Ledoux

Year-Ender

Your 10 Favorite Lifestyle Stories of 2019

You guys really like spas.

12/25/2019 Edited by Abby Ledoux

Good News

Clean Beauty Converts, Rejoice: Switch2Pure Is Getting a Permanent Storefront

The local beauty and wellness brand is moving out of its pop-up and into a forever home on West Alabama.

12/19/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Step Into Christmas

The To-Doux List: Dec. 20-22

This weekend brings ugly Christmas sweaters, ugly Christmas onesies, and naughty Christmas drag queens.

12/19/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Good Will

Festive Fête Honors Fady Armanious at Fertitta Family Home

The 17th annual fundraiser garnered $390,000 for Legacy's Little Readers Program.

12/18/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Winter Wardrobe

Here Are the Ugly Holiday Sweaters You Need This Year

So bad they're good; so good you might just wear them all year long.

12/18/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Party People

Sloan/Hall Celebrates 25 Years and a New Downtown Location

The beloved boutique's annual holiday party took place last week in its new downtown digs inside the C. Baldwin Hotel.

12/18/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Shop Til You Drop

Retail Roundup: Austin Activewear, Luxury Luggage, and Handmade Italian Shoes Hit Houston

Plus, new-and-improved digs for a local jeweler, luxury furniture showroom, and more.

12/17/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Gift Guide 2019

20 (Locally Available!) Holiday Gifts You'll Be Tempted to Keep For Yourself

Calling all last-minute shoppers.

12/17/2019 By Abby Ledoux

No Coal In Sight

11 Stocking Stuffers Too Good to Pass Up

All under $20.

12/16/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Raise a Glass

50 Cent, Flo Rida, Wayne Brady, and Jeannie Mai Party in Houston

The Altus Foundation's Houston Gala raised more than $1.5 million for community services.

12/16/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Wow, Just Wow

On the Market: A Jaw-Dropping Estate With a Price Tag to Match

This Memorial masterpiece will set you back $24.5 million.

12/13/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Tops on Top

Cindy Crawford Believes in a Coaster-Free Home

The original supermodel was in Houston this week to celebrate her new campaign with Cosentino.

12/13/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Holiday Hoobie Whatty

The To-Doux List: Dec. 13-15

This weekend brings ugly sweaters, free haircuts, and holiday bootcamps.

12/12/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Yas Queen

Ivy Park Returns Next Month to Take All Your Money

The first collection in Bey's new collaboration with Adidas drops January 18.

12/09/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Holly Jolly Everything

The To-Doux List: Dec. 5-8

This weekend brings holiday shopping, Santa sightings, and...snow?!

12/05/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Best New Bars

Is Present Company the Most Instagrammable Bar in Houston?

This Montrose adult playground represents a new breed of bars.

12/01/2019 By Abby Ledoux

The Drawl

This Is Our Dream Houston Airport Terminal

The misery of holiday travel calls for a 24-hour spa, resort-style pool, and a new approach to priority boarding.

12/01/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Clutch City

10 Novelty Gifts to Slay Your Office White Elephant

Two words: wine condoms.

12/01/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Ice House

On a Christmas Tree Farm, a Tiny House with Big Charm

Holiday Acres in Manvel makes for a festive weekend getaway.

12/01/2019 By Abby Ledoux