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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Meet the Canadian Streetwear Brand That’s Moving to Houston

BIDA’s minimalist athleisure wants to merge comfort, style, and sustainability.

12/05/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Shiplap Society

Chip Gaines Hosts HBU's Spirit of Excellence Gala

The evening raised more than $650,000 for university scholarships.

12/03/2018 By Abby Ledoux

They Grow Up So Fast

Saint Lo Celebrates First Birthday with Plans to Grow

The Heights Mercantile women's boutique has future plans for more locations and a children's store.

11/30/2018 By Najla Brown

They Didn't Knock it Down!

We're Seriously Crushing on the Interior Design at The Star

Thoughtful historic conversion is the name of the game for downtown's former Texaco building, transformed into luxury apartments with gorgeous amenities.

11/29/2018 By Abby Ledoux

¿Alexa, Dónde Esta?

Lyft Is Now Available en Español

The ride-share app is introducing a multilingual update for Spanish-speaking drivers and passengers.

11/28/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Boughs of Holly

This Weekend, See How Five Heights Homes Deck Their Halls

'Tis the season to gawk at someone else's house.

11/27/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Clutch City

Trim the Tree with These Houston-Inspired Ornaments

Get into the Christmas spirit with these Bayou City baubles.

11/26/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Houston's Darkest Hours

If the Shoe Fits: A Courtroom and a City Captivated by the So-Called Stiletto Murder

Ana Trujillo allegedly tore her shoe off her foot and bashed it into her boyfriend's head some 25 times.

11/26/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Houston's Darkest Hours

Murder and Intrigue in River Oaks Proves Truth Is Stranger than Fiction

This notorious case gripped the city for years, each twist and turn more unbelievable than the last.

11/26/2018 By Abby Ledoux

The Thirst Is Real

Who’s Paying $30 for a Bottle of Soda from Houston?

Drake, for one.

11/26/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Fitness Friday

Orangetheory Houston Locations Now Number a Billion

Okay, not really, but doesn't it feel like it?

11/23/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Godspeed

PSA: Please Support Local Biz on the Biggest Shopping Weekend of the Year

Remember, it's a marathon, not a sprint.

11/21/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Slay Bells Ring

Beyoncé's Holiday Collection Is Here

'Tis the season to shop Beychella-inspired wrapping paper and neon "Holidayonce" gear.

11/21/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Galleria Happenings

Houston Symphony Supporters Celebrate in Style

A stylish lunch crowd is treated to an exclusive fashion show to benefit Houston Symphony League projects.

11/21/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Haute Couture for Good

Luxury Fashion and Social Justice Unite at The Webster

The Webster, The Vintage Contessa, and Crime Stoppers of Houston brought out a stylish crowd.

11/21/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Chic Chicks

Fashion Meets the Farm to Raise Over $200,000 for Recipe for Success

The inaugural Fashion in the Fields had everything: a Neiman Marcus runway show, adorable kid models, a lavish brunch, a salute to veterans, and a mission to end childhood obesity.

11/20/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Kosmetics Khaos

Kylie Jenner Visited a Galleria Ulta to Launch Her Cosmetics Line

The one online-only brand famous for lip kits is now available at Ulta stores nationwide, and Kylie was in Houston to celebrate.

11/20/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Draped Up and Dripped Out

Here's What Everyone Wore to Astroworld Fest

Houston showed out for native son Travis Scott's inaugural music festival that brought back the magic of AstroWorld.

11/19/2018 By Abby Ledoux Photography by Brian Kennedy

Wish You Were Here

Travis Scott Revives the Magic of AstroWorld for One Nostalgic, Star-Studded Day

La Flame truly put on for the city with his inaugural Astroworld Festival.

11/19/2018 By Abby Ledoux Photography by Brian Kennedy

Twirl on Them Haters

Beyoncé Splits with Topshop for Full Ownership of Ivy Park

Bey has bought out Sir Philip Green's 50 percent stake in the athleisure label amid allegations of harassment and bullying against the Topshop boss.

11/15/2018 By Abby Ledoux