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.

"I Did Not Retreat"

The “Tragic Irony” of Anita Hill: Academic Speaks In Houston As Senate Panel Votes on Kavanaugh

Bracing for disappointment, Hill cautioned women against throwing in the towel.

09/28/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Nevertheless, She Persisted

In the Midst of Fiery Kavanaugh Hearings, Anita Hill Will Speak In Houston

The attorney and academic sat in Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's seat 27 years ago. Tomorrow, she'll address the past, present, and future of the #MeToo movement at a global conference for women in technology.

09/27/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Ready Your Wallet

4 Spots to Shop This Weekend, Sept. 27-29

Trunk shows, student sales, and plenty of trendy glasses.

09/27/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Out of This World

Scenes from a Space-Age Soirée

Martians and martinis have a moment at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft's cosmic-themed benefit.

09/26/2018 By Abby Ledoux

How Charming

Kendra Scott Brings Joy and Jewels to MD Anderson

The famed Texas jewelry designer celebrated the launch of her charms collection back where it all began: the MD Anderson pediatric center.

09/25/2018 By Abby Ledoux

I Do 💍

With Seasonal Bridal Jewelry Preview, Robbins Brothers Houston Puts a Ring On It

Seven featured designers showcased new and exclusive collections for engagement season at an Evening of Design.

09/21/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Food & Wine Road Trips

How to Eat and Drink Your Way Through the Quaintest Town in Texas

Good food, great wine, rustic boutiques, and legendary dance halls: Gruene has it all.

09/21/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Food & Wine Road Trips

The Best Pie in Texas Is in a Bowling Alley in the Hill Country

The Blanco Bowling Club Café isn't messing around when it comes to its homemade pie.

09/21/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Food & Wine Road Trips

These Small Texas Towns Have Big Flavor

Four restaurants worth the detour.

09/21/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Clutch City

10 Products You Should Buy This Month to Support Breast Cancer Research

Be pretty in pink—while also supporting a good cause.

09/21/2018 By Abby Ledoux

🙌

Houston Worships at the Altar of Beyoncé

The queen comes home, Jay-Z in hand, for two incredible nights of On the Run II.

09/18/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Open Door Policy

These Are the 9 Stops on This Year's Modern Homes Tour

This weekend, get a closer look at some of the city's best modern dwellings.

09/18/2018 By Abby Ledoux

About Town

3 Ways to Celebrate Houston Fashion This Season

This time of year, it's easy for even the most dedicated fashionistas among us to lose track.

09/17/2018 By Abby Ledoux

There Goes History

Farewell to the '20s-Era Former Houston Press Building

The historic downtown office space is the latest to face the wrecking ball.

09/13/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Haute Fashion, Cool Couture

Junior League Ushers In Fall With Opening Style Show from Elizabeth Anthony

The annual event featured couture ensembles from the Uptown Park retailer.

09/13/2018 By Abby Ledoux

A Good Cause

At Tootsies, Astros Come Out Swinging for a Cure to Huntington's Disease

Franchise favorites supported their teammate, pitcher Joe Smith, who founded HelpCureHD with Allie LaForce.

09/13/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Happenings

Cowboy Chic Guests Raise $300K for Big Brothers Big Sisters

The annual gala honored the Rodeo on September 6.

09/11/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Three 10 Doors Down

Emerson Sloan Moves Down the Street and Hosts a Teddy Bear Drive

The Rice Village party shop opened new doors and, on National Teddy Bear Day, is teaming up with DePelchin's Children Center to collect stuffed animals for kids in adoptive and foster care.

09/07/2018 By Abby Ledoux

A Lot More Than PB&J

Meet the Mini Culinary Maestros Repping Houston on Top Chef Junior

Season two of the Emmy-nominated show, featuring 13-year-old Kate Daniel and 8-year-old Eric Martinez, premieres Saturday, September 8.

09/07/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Easy Breezy

New Women's Collection Reimagines the Classic Guayabera as a Functional Shirtdress

Paris Texas Apparel Co. tapped designer David Peck and two local style-setters to create the collection of women's guayabera dresses and matching kid-sized shirts.

09/07/2018 By Abby Ledoux