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.

Come Quickly, I Am Tasting the Stars

SPA Channels Capote's Party of the Century With a Black and White Ball of Its Own

The elegant affair in the Wortham Center's Grand Foyer raised more than $500,000 for the performing arts org.

04/09/2019 By Abby Ledoux

A Real Gem

Celeb-Loved Jordan Alexander Jewelry Launches Houston Showroom

Theresa Bruno, who's designed high-end pieces worn by Oprah and Michelle Obama, is putting down roots—and giving back—in Houston.

04/08/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Fitness Friday

CycleBar Is Coming to the Heights

The indoor cycling franchise will expand its Inner Loop presence with a new studio at the forthcoming Market at Houston Heights development.

04/05/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Well Heeled

Sarah Jessica Parker Is Hosting a Warehouse Shoe Sale for MD Anderson

The Sex and the City star is bringing thousands of shoes from her SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker collection at deeply discounted prices to benefit the hospital.

04/04/2019 By Abby Ledoux

April Flowers

This Weekend in Design: Anniversary Parties, Designer Handbags, and Trendy Piercings

What's popping up in our city this weekend?

04/04/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Room For Slabs

On the Market: A Bunker Hill Village Abode With a Tricked-Out Garage

At this $2.8 million listing, a parking spot doubles as an entertainment space.

04/03/2019 By Abby Ledoux

From Brazil With Love

PatBo Designer Patricia Bonaldi Makes Her First U.S. Appearance at Tootsies

With its feminine frills and tropical elements, PatBo's spring collection finds fans in Texas women.

04/03/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Slam Dunk

Clint Capela Launches His Foundation With Help From Celebrity Teammates

The CC15 Foundation's first major event raised $215,000 for low-income, single-parent families.

04/02/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Pop-Ups, Home Tours, and Parties, Oh My

This Weekend in Design: Retro Kicks, Downtown Digs, and Another Warby Parker

What's popping up in our city this weekend?

03/28/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Blast Off

Orangetheory—Yes, Orangetheory—Wants to Help with the Historic All-Female Spacewalk NASA Had to Scrap

Astronaut Anne McClain, a member of Orangetheory's Webster studio, was shut out of the historic moment when there weren't enough fitting spacesuits readily available for Friday's mission.

03/27/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Giving Back

Kendra Scott's Texas Charm Is Funding a Retreat for Young Adult Cancer Survivors

The inaugural four-day wellness, relaxation, and empowerment retreat for 30 MD Anderson patients begins on Friday.

03/27/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Now That's Dinner and a Show

Idina Menzel Brings Down the House at TUTS Golden Anniversary Gala

A special performance by the Broadway powerhouse, a champagne toast from Mayor Turner, and a whopping $1.37 million raised made this soirée one for the books.

03/26/2019 By Abby Ledoux

People Live Here Now

Downtown Joins the Home Tour Circuit

Get a taste of the downtown life with a six-property tour on Saturday, March 30.

03/26/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Siesta Fiesta

This Rice Village Business Wants to Bring Naptime Back

Nap Bar is exactly what it sounds like.

03/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Dream Homes

Dream Big: 10 Swoon-Worthy Homes In Our Top Neighborhoods of 2019

It’s said that peeking inside people’s houses is the last acceptable form of voyeurism. As such, we hope the 10 amazing homes we’ve picked to feature alongside our 10 favorite Houston neighborhoods of 2019 provide a thrill.

03/25/2019 Edited by Abby Ledoux

Dine Till You Drop

Which Galleria Department Store Eatery Is Right For You?

Skip the food court.

03/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

News

For Houston's Women Refugee Community, There's Power in Numbers

Together, they’re building new lives, one swim class at a time.

03/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Dream Homes

This French Country-Chic Memorial Abode Is Both Stylish and Cozy

The patio home scales back on effort, but not luxury.

03/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Dream Homes

This Woodlands Home Is Fit for a King

A palatial oasis tucked away from prying eyes

03/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Spring Fashion

Storybook Looks Are In This Spring

Thanks to whimsical frills, dreamy pastels, and lush florals, this season's ultra-feminine looks are all about romance. Add some edge with bold accessories and piles of jewels, and fashion is officially in bloom.

03/25/2019 Edited by Abby Ledoux Photography by Cody Bess Styled by Leslie Rivas Kelly