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.

Party City

10 Frequently Asked Party Etiquette Questions

Local experts spill the tea on the modern rules for hosting and attending parties.

08/26/2019 By Laura Furr Mericas and Abby Ledoux

Party City

5 Pro Tips for Throwing the Best Party Ever

“No matter what time of year it is, have an extra bag of ice in your freezer, because you will always run out. It’s Texas. Just do it.”

08/26/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Fashion

Fall Fashion Is Going Full Throttle

This season’s looks are all gas, no brakes. Shift into high gear with graphic prints and bold, primary colors paired with sleek and edgy accessories and—most importantly—an attitude befitting the winner’s circle.

08/26/2019 Edited by Abby Ledoux Photography by Cody Bess

Netflix and No Chill

Travis Scott Surprises Fans with a Netflix Documentary—and a Houston Pop-Up

The superstar rapper signed collectible VHS tapes featuring a 60-second preview of the forthcoming Travis Scott: Look Mom I Can Fly.

08/23/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Alexa, Play "Sandcastles" By Beyoncé

The To-Doux List: August 23-25

This weekend brings sample sales, sandcastles, and style talks.

08/22/2019 By Abby Ledoux

All That Glitters

This L.A.-Based Fine Jewelry Designer Has a Love Affair With Houston

Jared Lehr, whose luxe pieces have adorned celebs like Cardi and Miley, feels a real connection to the Bayou City.

08/22/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Best of Both Worlds

On the Market: An Industrial Loft with a Historic Railroad Past

A giant, renovated unit in Bayou Lofts, the former headquarters of Southern Pacific Railroad.

08/20/2019 By Abby Ledoux

It's 101 Degrees

The To-Doux List: August 16-18

This weekend brings vintage glass, celebrity trainers, and a bonus Monday pick.

08/15/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Woman Crush Wednesday

#WCW: Lizzie DeLacy

The DeLacy Wellness founder's holistic approach to fitness does not prioritize six-pack abs.

08/14/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Work It

MD Anderson Children's Patients Model Back-to-School Styles

The ninth annual fashion show drew a crowd at the Galleria.

08/13/2019 By Abby Ledoux

No Tears Left to Cry

5 Ways to Get Over Your Ex and Embrace This Hot Girl Summer

Consider this your self-care to-do list.

08/09/2019 By Alexis Vargas

It's Tax-Free Weekend

The To-Doux List: August 9–11

This weekend brings plenty of beer (and no sales tax!).

08/08/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Save Dat Money

9 Things to Buy This Tax-Free Weekend

Just the excuse we were looking for.

08/08/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Sister Act

The Cutest Houston-Made Kids' Clothes Will Soon Come in Mom Versions

Buttery soft tees in minimalist styles are the bread and butter of Bee + Birdie.

08/07/2019 By Abby Ledoux

This Is a Case for the FBI

That Time We Inadvertently Helped Expose a Possible Cheater

She wanted receipts...

08/02/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Fitness Friday

New Boutique Fitness Concepts Bring Us Three More Ways to Work Out

TruFusion, Revolution Studio, and REV365 have arrived (or at least will soon).

08/02/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Retail Therapy

Retail Roundup: Bridal Brands, Women's Workwear, and Luxury Leather Hit Houston

New stores in town = new ways to splurge.

08/02/2019 By Abby Ledoux

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7 Summer Trends to Nail Your Next Mani

Brush Box's Xena Huot breaks down the season's hottest looks.

07/30/2019 By Abby Ledoux

It's 82 Degrees

The To-Doux List: July 26-28

This weekend brings Austin goodies, rare sneakers, and unconventional bridal fashion.

07/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Welcome to HOU

Veronica Beard Brings Cool-Girl Vibes to River Oaks District This Fall

The Houston store will be the brand's second in Texas and eighth nationwide.

07/24/2019 By Abby Ledoux