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.

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Jimmy the Jeweler Wants to Help a Veteran Propose This V-Day

The King of Bling is gifting a $10,000 rock to one lucky military couple.

01/17/2020 By Abby Ledoux

Money Can Buy You Love

The Post Oak's $20,000 Valentine's Day Experience Is Back

The bougiest date you'll ever have.

01/17/2020 By Abby Ledoux

Love is In the Air

The To-Doux List: Jan. 17-19

This weekend brings retro vibes, major sales, and speed dating.

01/16/2020 By Abby Ledoux

That Pink Foyer Tho

On the Market: The Happiest Little Glenbrook Ranch

This midcentury modern charmer is full of life.

01/13/2020 By Abby Ledoux

About Time

JJ Watt Has an (Official) Draft Day Bobblehead Now

Better late than never, right?

01/10/2020 By Abby Ledoux

I Dye

Madison Reed Color Bars are Making Houston's Blondes Brighter

The company's just-color concept has debuted in Katy and The Woodlands.

01/10/2020 By Abby Ledoux

2020 Vision

The To-Doux List: Jan. 10-12

This weekend brings a dance party on ice, the ultimate sale, and post-yoga karaoke.

01/09/2020 By Abby Ledoux

Desert Vibes

It's a Bit of a Houston Takeover at Coachella This Year

Travis Scott headlines Saturday nights, plus Friday appearances by Megan Thee Stallion and Brockhampton.

01/07/2020 By Abby Ledoux

New Decade, Who Dis?

The To-Doux List: Jan. 3-5

This weekend brings a bunch of markets, free yoga, and Gatsby-themed pet photography.

01/02/2020 By Abby Ledoux

Bling Bling

A Fine Jewelry Trunk Show Doubles as a Birthday Party and Fundraiser for Animal Rescue

I W Marks brought customer-favorite Kimberly McDonald and her elegant designs to the family-owned store this month.

12/31/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Call the Movers

On the Market: A Cozy Heights Bungalow

Where '20s charm meets modern amenities.

12/31/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Presidential Picks

Obama Had Love for Houston in 2019

Here are all the Houstonians who made 44's famous year-end lists of favorites.

12/30/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Hotel Boomtown

The Houstonian’s Guide to the Best New Hotels in the City

Call it Southern hospitality.

12/27/2019 Edited by Abby Ledoux

Hotel Boomtown

Suite Digs: Houston’s 7 Most Lavish Hotel Reservations

All new or newly revamped, these suites will have you clamoring to check in.

12/27/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Hotel Boomtown

Which of These 8 New Hotels Is Right for Your Staycation?

From Instagram ops to on-site eats, here’s where to find what.

12/27/2019 By Abby Ledoux and Laura Furr Mericas

Hotel Boomtown

One Indulgent Night at the Post Oak Hotel

Now this is living.

12/27/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Hotel Boomtown

The Houstonian’s Guide to the Best New Hotels in the City

Call it Southern hospitality.

12/27/2019 Edited by Abby Ledoux

Every Day is Fitness Friday

Your 5 Favorite Fitness Stories of 2019

So many ways to work out.

12/27/2019 By Abby Ledoux

HOU in Review

The 5 Most Popular Home and Real Estate Stories of 2019

Everyone just wanted a peek at James Harden's house.

12/26/2019 Edited by Abby Ledoux