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.

'Work' From Home

9 Things to 'Add to Cart' Today

An Ice Day calls for online shopping, doesn't it?

01/16/2018 By Abby Ledoux

But First...

Google's Selfie Matching Portrait App Doesn't Work in Texas. Here's How to Fix That.

You've seen your friends' fine art dopplegangers, so how do you find yours?

01/16/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Red Carpet

Our 12 Favorite Looks from the Critics' Choice Awards

Following last Sunday's Golden Globes blackout, the latest red carpet was awash with color.

01/12/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Current Obsessions

Want/Love/Need: Girl Power Edition

Five things that Houstonia's Lifestyle Editor fell in love with this week.

01/11/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Party City

The Social Book Launch Party Serves Up Texas Pride

Notable locals and their favorite food, drinks, music, and fashion were all on display at the Marriott Marquis Houston last Thursday night.

01/11/2018 By Abby Ledoux Photography by Fulton Davenport

Woman Crush Wednesday

#WCW: Ginger Barber

The Houston interior designer, a staple among a certain set, talks minimalism, eschewing trends, and loving horses.

01/10/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Party City

A Black (and Gold) Tie Affair

The Vintage Contessa's 50th birthday party glittered in River Oaks District and raised over $23,000 for KNOWAutism.

01/09/2018 By Abby Ledoux Photography by Daniel Ortiz

A Night to Remember

A TLC Show Is Coming to Houston

In its seventh year, “Say Yes to the Prom” plans an H-Town pit-stop for students impacted by Harvey.

01/09/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Shopping Is Our Cardio

Attention, Shoppers: It's Time for Winter Sales

Major savings await you at these Houston staples.

01/08/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Home for the Holidays: A Tale of One Vile Voyage, Or: Why I'm Never Leaving Texas Again

I see your holiday travel story and raise you this 25-hour cross-country hell trip.

01/08/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Current Obsessions

Want/Love/Need: Sick Day Edition

Five things that Houstonia's Lifestyle Editor fell in love with this week.

01/05/2018 By Abby Ledoux

DJ in Chief

Barack Obama Listens to Travis Scott

The former president's 2017 playlist includes not one, but two Houston artists.

01/05/2018 By Abby Ledoux

New Year, New Chance to Keep a Resolution

The Four Seasons Wants to Jumpstart Your 2018 Wellness

Can a three-day weekend at a five-star hotel renew your mind, body, and spirit?

01/04/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Woman Crush Wednesday

#WCW: The Vintage Contessa

Besides dabbling in philanthropy and taking her daughter to dance class, native Houstonian Donae Cangelosi Chramosta runs an internationally recognized showroom of luxury products.

01/03/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Now This Is Living

Look Inside The Wilshire, River Oaks’ Newest Luxury High Rise

The 17-story, 96-unit condominium just opened and is nearly sold out.

01/02/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

A River Oaks Institution is Moving in February

Major construction at the River Oaks Shopping Center will send Events two miles down the road on February 1.

01/01/2018 By Abby Ledoux

How You Livin?

Your 10 Favorite Lifestyle Stories of 2017

Engagement rings, autocorrect, and Sports Illustrated all had their moments.

01/01/2018 By Abby Ledoux

New Year, New Dress

18 Sparkly Dresses to Nail Your NYE

No matter your New Year's plans, a shiny outfit makes everything better.

12/29/2017 By Abby Ledoux

Fitness Friday

Orangetheory Makes Wishes Come True, One Burpee at a Time

The Houston locations' Torture the Trainer event raised nearly $53,500 for Make-A-Wish.

12/29/2017 By Abby Ledoux

Good Will to Men

A Tale of Christmas Furniture

Thanks to Mattress Mack, one family is closer to rebuilding after Harvey.

12/28/2017 By Abby Ledoux