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.

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

Kosmetics Khaos

Kylie Jenner Visited a Galleria Ulta to Launch Her Cosmetics Line

The one online-only brand famous for lip kits is now available at Ulta stores nationwide, and Kylie was in Houston to celebrate.

11/20/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Draped Up and Dripped Out

Here's What Everyone Wore to Astroworld Fest

Houston showed out for native son Travis Scott's inaugural music festival that brought back the magic of AstroWorld.

11/19/2018 By Abby Ledoux Photography by Brian Kennedy

Wish You Were Here

Travis Scott Revives the Magic of AstroWorld for One Nostalgic, Star-Studded Day

La Flame truly put on for the city with his inaugural Astroworld Festival.

11/19/2018 By Abby Ledoux Photography by Brian Kennedy

Twirl on Them Haters

Beyoncé Splits with Topshop for Full Ownership of Ivy Park

Bey has bought out Sir Philip Green's 50 percent stake in the athleisure label amid allegations of harassment and bullying against the Topshop boss.

11/15/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Retail News

Elaine Turner Is Closing Her Last Remaining Store

Citing the "massive shift" from brick-and-mortar to digital sales, Turner announced she will close her CityCentre location on December 10 and move to e-tail only.

11/15/2018 By Abby Ledoux

#HospitalBedHair

Drybar Continues Its Houston Takeover with Two New Locations, and for That, We Are Thankful

This is the harrowing story of a girl and the blowout that never failed her.

11/15/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Crown Jewels

You Can Shop Like a Royal at the MFAH

From casual Kensington Palace fan to die-hard Anglophile, these monarchy-adjacent gifts offer something for everyone.

11/14/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Came Through Dippin'

Attention, Shoppers: Kroger Now Has Its Own Clothing Line

It's called Dip, and it's affordable: More than 80 percent of the collection retails for $19 or less.

11/14/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Treat Yourself

Two Years and $2.5 Million Later, Fiori Spa Is Bigger and Better Than Ever

At 13,000 square feet, the luxury Galleria-area spa is now one of the largest in Houston.

11/13/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Bottom's Up

Can a Dallas-Based Gin Win Over Houston?

Zephyr Gin made its official H-Town debut last month at OKRA Charity Saloon.

11/09/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Fitness Friday

This Is What Happened When I Got in the Ring with a Former Heavyweight Boxing Champ

Lou Savarese's new West U gym is the place to channel your aggression into a killer workout.

11/09/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Safer Houston

Crime Stoppers Raises $473,000 and Honors Joanne King Herring at Annual Gala

Guests also heard from Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott and keynote speaker Joanna Coles.

11/08/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Back In Time

On the Market: A $2.2 Million Time Capsule

The 1931 Minchen House, on the market for the first time ever, is a prestigious piece of Houston history.

11/08/2018 By Abby Ledoux

If You Wanna Go and Take a Ride With Me

Lyft Wants to Help You Get to the Nutcracker Market

Because you know parking is going to be straight-up miserable.

11/07/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Upper-Class Upper Kirby

Take a Peek at the Apartments In Houston's First Elliptical-Shaped Building

Luxury high-rise living in 2018 comes with a one-acre landscaped backyard—on the sixth floor.

11/06/2018 By Abby Ledoux

'Tis the Season

The Houstonian's Ultimate Guide to Holiday Shopping

Your handy guide to the season's festive pop-ups, art markets, antique shows and more taking over the city from Midtown to Katy.

11/05/2018 By Julia Davila and Abby Ledoux

All Treats

20 Beyoncés Who Completely Slayed Halloween This Year

Really just nailed it.

11/02/2018 By Abby Ledoux