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.

💔Love Is a Lie 💔

Sorry, But We Have to Talk About Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner's Breakup

You knew it was coming.

10/03/2019 By Abby Ledoux

If You're Not Going to ACL

The To-Doux List: October 4-6

This weekend brings mini makeovers, jewelry for a cause, and yoga at the bar.

10/03/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Purchase With a Purpose

This New Heights Boutique Promotes Shopping with a Conscience

Full of ethical, hand-made products and housed in a bungalow, Kind Collective is all sorts of adorable.

10/02/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Hola

Mi Golondrina Debuts Its Houston Hacienda

The beloved Dallas-based, hand-embroidered, Mexican womenswear comes to Houston for a six-month pop-up in Rice Village.

09/30/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Fitness Friday

How Should You Train for Houston's Biggest Races?

An expert breaks it down.

09/27/2019 By Abby Ledoux

A Night for the Arts

An Eclectic Celebration Brings Art Community and City Leaders Together at the Glasscock School

Mayor Turner served as honorary chair of the Community Artists' Collective's "FestEve!" this month.

09/27/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Gala SZN

Opening Night at the Symphony Raises $575,000 for Community Programming

The annual concert and gala was a rousing success.

09/27/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Go 'Stros!

The To-Doux List: Sept. 27-29

This weekend brings weird homes, a drag queen Carrie Bradshaw, and (hopefully) sweet, sweet victory.

09/26/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Puppet Master

Where Did Those Sexy, Larger-Than-Life Puppets Come From?

For 30 years Greg Ruhe’s been the man behind more than 150 giant, walking, talking puppets he’s created for his Houston-based party-entertainment company, Puppet Pizzazz.

09/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Clutch City

Gold Standard: Bright, Shiny Metallics Are Having a Major Moment

From home goods to fine jewelry, it’s never been easier to stay golden.

09/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Bayougraphy

Tilman Fertitta Shares His Playbook

Houston's celebrity billionaire chronicles his ascent in Shut Up and Listen!, his first book, released last month.

09/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Haunted Texas

Searching for Spirits at Seguin’s Haunted Magnolia Hotel

A small town with a rich history—the perfect breeding ground for ghosts.

09/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Haunted Texas

A Tour of Haunted Texas

In honor of Halloween, we visited three of the spookiest hotels in Texas—in Seguin, Galveston, and Jefferson—to spend the night where spirits (supposedly) dwell.

09/25/2019 By Morgan Kinney, Abby Ledoux, Dianna Wray, and Chris Gray

Do You Believe in Magic?

Houston-Designed Fine Jewelry That's Part Fashion Statement, Part Amulet

Katrina Kelly brings her whimsical, old world-inspired Wisdom Wands to Tootsies for a trunk show this Wednesday and Thursday.

09/24/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Keep Houston Weird

Tour 7 of Houston's Most Unusual Abodes This Weekend

The Weird Homes Tour returns Saturday, September 28.

09/24/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Q&A

Prominent Indian Designer Anita Dongre Talks Inspiration, Sustainability, and Empowering Other Women

Dongre, who's dressed everyone from Beyoncé to Hillary Clinton, recently brought her latest collection to Houston.

09/23/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Stay Dry

The To-Doux List: September 20-22

This weekend brings modern homes, sidewalk sales, and beauty deals.

09/19/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Puppy Love

Animal Advocates Party for a Cause at PetSet's 15th Annual Bash

The "Fierce and Fabulous Soiree" honored Kara and Lance McCullers this year and raised more than $440,000 for animal welfare efforts around the city.

09/18/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Modern Love

Here Are All the Stops on This Year's Houston Modern Home Tour

The Modern Architecture + Design Society's ninth annual tour returns on Saturday, September 21.

09/17/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Super Chic

Dramatic Fall Trends Take Center Stage at Junior League's Opening Style Show

Tootsies creative director Fady Armanious sent plenty of animal print, dark florals, and glitter down the Tea Room runway.

09/17/2019 By Abby Ledoux