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.

Living Large

This Futuristic Smart Home is Houston's Most Expensive Sale Since 2016

The $10.25 million home at 3 W Rivercrest closed this week.

02/01/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Caftan Crazy

MIRTH Unveils New Caftan Collab with Everything But Water

The Houston-based sisters introduced two new tunics—and re-launched a past design—with the resort-wear retailer.

01/31/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Awww

Watch Deshaun Watson Surprise His Mom with a Renovation of His Childhood Home

The Texans quarterback and self-described "mama's boy" stars in the 2019 premiere of "My Houzz."

01/31/2019 By Abby Ledoux

A Little Much

Break the Bank in the Name of Love with a $20K V-Day

In February, the Post Oak Hotel offers the staycation of a lifetime—with a price tag to match.

01/30/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Runway Report

Local Designers Unite for Discovery Green's First Fashion Show

Downtown's pop-up boutique, LAUNCH, collaborated with the 12-acre urban park to showcase designs from more than 40 local makers including headliner Chloe Dao.

01/29/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Treat. Yo. Self.

The Most Convenient Way to Pamper Yourself Might Just Be at Memorial Green

Need a break? Here, we planned your next Saturday.

01/29/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Couple's Retreat

8 Ways to Spice Up Your Valentine's Day

According to your friendly neighborhood sexpert.

01/28/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Happy Trails

12 Ways to Upgrade Your Workout Gear

These products will help you hit the ground running.

01/28/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Ice House

Meet Lou Savarese, Houston's Heavyweight Champ

He's been to the Olympics; fought Holyfield, Tyson, and Foreman; and now he runs the city's newest fight club in West U.

01/28/2019 By Abby Ledoux

What's Old is New Again

A Landmark River Oaks Property Gets a New Lease on Life

The former site of The Georgian will soon accommodate new apartments, townhomes, and retail and restaurant space.

01/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Chill Out

I Tried It: Cryotherapy

Freezin' for a reason.

01/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Current Obsessions

Want/Need/Love: Frequent Flyer Edition

Five things to make your life on the road (or in the air) that much easier.

01/24/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Out and About

Guests Get the Royal Treatment at The Social Book Launch Party

More than 600 attendees celebrated the 24th anniversary of Houston's premier fundraising events calendar.

01/22/2019 By Abby Ledoux

The New Business Casual

A Conversation with Sarah LaFleur, Queen of the Workday Wardrobe

MM LaFleur's mission to "take the work out of dressing for work" resonated with enough Houston women to warrant a showroom here.

01/16/2019 By Abby Ledoux

These Boots Are Made for Walking

With U.S. Launch, an Artisan Portuguese Boot Company Makes Houston Home

Urban Shepherd Boots' significant investment in North America stems from the unlikely pairing of a European bohemian shoemaker and a suburban Houston couple.

01/15/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Shoot Your Shot

There's a New Tequila Terrace at Toyota Center

Bandero transformed a previously vacant nook outside the Toyota Center suites into a drinking destination.

01/15/2019 By Abby Ledoux

It's a Match!

Bumble Wants You to Meet Your Date IRL

The Austin-based dating app has launched more than 80 verified locations called BumbleSpots across the U.S. and Canada, including four in Houston.

01/11/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Fitness Friday

A Colossal Athletic Resort Has Opened at Baybrook Mall

At 123,000 square feet, Life Time's ninth Houston-area location is bigger and better than ever.

01/11/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Bank Account Blowout

We're Kind of Obsessed with This Massive Sale

Houston Tri Delta alumnae bring you more than 50 of your favorite boutiques under one roof for one weekend only, all to benefit MD Anderson Children's Cancer Center Hospital.

01/10/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Sharp Dressed Man

Travis Scott Covers L'Uomo Vogue; Talks Style, Houston, and Harvard

The Italian men's fashion pub tapped Houston's hottest rapper as the face of "new elegance."

01/09/2019 By Abby Ledoux