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.

Cheers to the Freakin' Weekend

The To-Doux List: April 26-28

This weekend brings Oscar de la Renta, pool deck Pilates, and an outdoor furniture market.

04/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Top Dentists

This Dentist's Office Really Does Want You to 'Sit Back and Relax'

Memorial Park Dental Spa takes its name seriously.

04/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Elements of Style

These Rockets Players Have Full-Court Flair

When it comes to pre-game fashion, the Rockets are in a league of their own.

04/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Clutch City

Go Big or Go Home: 5 Hats Perfect for That Derby Party

If you're planning on watching the races, don't go bare-headed.

04/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Emotional Roller Coaster

A Massive Collection of Official AstroWorld Memorabilia Is Up for Grabs

Houstonian Maria Medeles is auctioning off her personal collection of hundreds of items from the beloved bygone amusement park.

04/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

The Drawl

A Tour of Houston, With Solange As Your Guide

An annotated map of the many H-Town references on 'When I Get Home'

04/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Laughter Is the Best Medicine

Broach Foundation Gala Generates Plenty of Laughs and $500,000 for Brain Cancer Research

Comedian John Crist headlined the eighth annual "Stand Up for Brain Cancer" fundraising soirée.

04/24/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Long Live Brick and Mortar

Forth + Nomad Is Moving to a Freestanding Heights Flagship and Opening a River Oaks Pop-Up

The shop for local, handmade goods, which opened two years ago in Heights Mercantile, is expanding in a big way.

04/24/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Name Recognition

Jeweler Delfina Delettrez Fendi—Yes, That Fendi—Is Making Her First Houston Appearance

The Rome-based designer and fourth-generation Fendi heiress will be at The Webster next week.

04/23/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Come On Over, Come On In

On the Market: A Tanglewood Treasure Made for Entertaining

This $3.7 million listing has five beds, seven baths, and plenty of space for guests.

04/23/2019 By Abby Ledoux

🌎

9 Gifts That Will Help Change the World

This Earth Day is all about shopping with a conscience.

04/22/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Ladies Who Lunch

Designer Deals Draw Big Bucks from the River Oaks Set

The sold-out "Prancing With a Purpose" fashion show and luncheon raised over $650,000 for the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary.

04/19/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Saturday in the Park

The To-Doux List: April 19–21

This weekend brings $1 clothes, luxury cars, and a puppy party.

04/18/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Mall Madness

5 New Stores That Might Convince You to Drive to the Galleria

Will you brave the parking garage for a Lush bath bomb?

04/17/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Attention All Dads

Did Kendra Scott Just Come Up With the Cutest Mother's Day Gift?

"Color Me Kendra" lets kids play jewelry designer with more than macaroni.

04/17/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Can I Kick It?

Sneaker Brands Immortalize Rockets Legends with Two New Releases

PUMA honors Ralph Sampson while adidas and Marvel (yes, Marvel) reimagine James Harden as Iron Man.

04/16/2019 By Abby Ledoux

In Bloom

Bayou Bend Soirées Draw Celebrity Guests and Boost the Budget by More Than a Mil

Last Friday's fashion show and Sunday's garden party were a chic success—just ask Kate Upton.

04/12/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Shop Til You Drop

The Chic Boutique Is Back With Seriously Discounted Designer Duds

The four-day sale benefiting the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary of Houston is not to be missed.

04/12/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Life & Style

The To-Doux List: April 12-14

This weekend brings watch-making, yoga, and the return of the Nutcracker Market.

04/11/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Micro-Fashion

Maisonette Wants to Make Life Easier for Moms

The online marketplace for luxury children's goods is hitting the road and teaming up with local designers Hunter Bell and Bailey McCarthy for the Houston tour stop.

04/10/2019 By Abby Ledoux