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.

National Day of Everything

The To-Doux List: June 7-9

This weekend brings global wellness, best friends, and rosé. Plus, lots of pretty flowers and one of our very favorite sales.

06/06/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Clutch City Pride

Houston Ranks No. 11 Among America's Best Large Cities and No. 1 In Our Hearts

New data also names the Heights one of the friendliest urban neighborhoods in the country.

06/05/2019 By Abby Ledoux

A Real Gem

Zadok Jewelers Is Doubling Down on Post Oak

A new mixed-use development will transform more than an acre of the boulevard, anchored by a new showroom twice the size of the family jewelers' current space.

05/31/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Celebrate Curves

11 Honoré Wants to Make Extended Sizing the New Normal in Luxury Fashion

The average American woman is between sizes 16-18. So why aren't more designers cutting above a 10?

05/31/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Say You'll Be There

The To-Doux List: May 31-June 2

This weekend brings more markets, upcycled clothes, and the best senior prom you'll ever attend.

05/30/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Try to Keep Up

Retail News: Beloved Brands at a New Hotel, Poppin' Pop-Ups, and Major Mall Moves

Stores are opening, moving, or otherwise making waves all across the city.

05/29/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Destiny's Father

Mathew Knowles Is Here to Remind You That Destiny's Child Did Not Break Up. They Retired.

We talked to Beyoncé's dad about his forthcoming Destiny's Child musical, his new role at Prairie View A&M, and 25 years in the music biz.

05/28/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Party Animals

The Houston SPCA Makes History at Its Annual Gala

The animal welfare org became the first of its kind in the country to receive Purple Heart honors for its work with veterans.

05/24/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Ice House

Kroger Now Has a Self-Driving Delivery Car

We made a few Houston-specific modifications to it.

05/24/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Home Away from Home

The Houstonian's Essential Guide to Owning a Second Home

Always wanted a vacation house? Houstonia is here to help you figure out if you’re ready, and if so, what kind of place—and where—to buy.

05/24/2019 By Abby Ledoux and Laura Furr Mericas

Home Away from Home

Where Should You Buy Your Second Home?

From outdoorsy enclaves to beach-front views, there's a second home market in Texas for any getaway.

05/24/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Home Away from Home

10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying a Second Home

Everything from "can I afford this" to "do I vibe with the neighbors?"

05/24/2019 By Abby Ledoux and Laura Furr Mericas

Woman Crush Wednesday

#WCW: Paola Kustra

How one woman is democratizing luxury bags.

05/22/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Big Ole Freak

Megan Thee Stallion's Fever Release Party Was the Most Houston Thing Ever

The 24-year-old rapper is blowing up right now. To celebrate her new project, Spotify threw her (and her fans) an outrageous hometown party.

05/17/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Weekend Warriors

The To-Doux List: May 17-19

This weekend brings bathing beauties and a bunch of outdoor markets.

05/16/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Shades of Gray

Gray Malin Talks Texas, Italy, and His Iconic Aerial Photography

The Dallas native comes to Houston next week for a signing of his latest photography book, ITALY.

05/16/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Yeehaw!

Country Stars and Cowboy Boots Define This Year's Cattle Baron's Ball

The annual bash raised $1.58 million for the American Cancer Society.

05/14/2019 By Abby Ledoux

And They're Off!

Fabulous Hats and Deep Pockets Make This Sold-Out Derby Affair a Smashing Success

Hats, Hearts & Horseshoes raised over $350,000 for Bo's Place.

05/10/2019 By Abby Ledoux

A Milli

UNICEF Gala Breaks Fundraising Record in $1 Million Night

The sixth annual event honored Susan and Dan Boggio and Sue and Lester Smith for their humanitarian and philanthropic efforts.

05/10/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Fitness Friday

The SoulCycle Soundtrack to Your Next Sweat Sesh

Four Houston-based SoulCycle instructors share their favorite jams to work out to.

05/10/2019 By Abby Ledoux