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.

Ice House

Meet Houston’s 12-Year-Old DJ Prodigy

DJ Maddy Rose is blowing up, and she’s in seventh grade.

12/01/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Retail Therapy

Retail Roundup: CBD, Luxury Denim, and (More) Cowboy Boots Arrive in H-Town

Welcome Frame, Tecovas, and The Apothecary.

11/29/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Take a Deep Breath

3 Ways to De-Stress Over the Holidays—Starting Now

Do the words "Black Friday" send a shiver down your spine? Need a break from all the merry madness? We've got you covered.

11/29/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Fa La La La La

The To-Doux List: Nov. 28-Dec. 1

This weekend brings ... the official start of the holiday season!

11/28/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Cold Night, Warm Hearts

Houston Methodist's Rendezvous of the Century Pulls $9.5 Million—and a Hamilton Star

The iconic hospital's centennial gala drew more than 2,500 guests to Minute Maid Park.

11/28/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Runway Report

Haute Dogs and Texas Designers Shine on the Fashion For Good Runway

The rebranded Fashion X Houston took Silver Street Studios by storm over two nights this year.

11/22/2019 By Abby Ledoux

The Calm Before Black Friday

The To-Doux List: Nov. 22-24

This weekend brings country clubs, pet portraits, and boss babes.

11/21/2019 By Abby Ledoux

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Retail Roundup: Hemline, Kendra Scott, and More Headed for New Locations

Plus, national favorites find their Houston footing, holiday pop-ups abound, and the Galleria facilitates the triumphant return of Toys R Us.

11/15/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Very Merry

The To-Doux List: Nov. 14-17

This weekend brings four-legged fashion, Beyoncé dance class, and—brace yourselves—the return of the Nutcracker Market.

11/14/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Home on the Range

On the Market: A Rustic Ranch With Its Very Own Pond

This Columbus estate was crafted from 200-year-old barns from upstate New York.

11/13/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Lit AF

People Are Going Insane for Travis Scott's Store in Rice Village

Last year's Astroworld Fest pop-up is now a permanent store called Space Village.

11/12/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Let the Holiday Shopping Commence

The To-Doux List: Nov. 8-10

This weekend brings vintage vibes, farm-fresh fashion, and Santa on ice.

11/07/2019 By Abby Ledoux

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We Know What You Can Wear to See Gloria Steinem Tonight

One hundred percent of proceeds from these limited-edition, custom Michael Stars shirts benefit the ERA Coalition.

11/07/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Y'all Done Good

Presenting a Few of Our Favorite Houston-Related Halloween Costumes This Year

From Lizzo's flute to an astronaut doggo.

11/04/2019 By Abby Ledoux

NBA Style

Want to Look Inside James Harden's House?

The Beard (and his sister) recently teamed up with CB2 to redesign his Houston home.

11/01/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Is It Halloweekend Again?

The To-Doux List: Nov. 1-3

This weekend brings a literal truckload of shoes, a magical market, and an extra hour to work out.

10/31/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Nevertheless, She Persisted

Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Talk Gutsy Women, Expanding History, and Turning Texas Blue

The Clintons spoke at UH last week to promote their new book.

10/29/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Holly, Jolly Houston

Gift Guide: Something for Everyone—and We Do Mean Everyone—in the Family

We did your Christmas shopping for you.

10/28/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Holly, Jolly Houston

How to Decorate Your Christmas Tree

Caroline Harper Knapp—of the popular lifestyle blog House of Harper—shares her tips. Plus: Where to find a real Christmas tree in the Houston area.

10/28/2019 By Abby Ledoux and Gwendolyn Knapp