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.

Warm Fuzzies

Junior League Volunteers-Turned-Personal Shoppers Outfit Kids with Back-to-School Essentials

Through the League's partnership with Child Advocates Inc., nearly 100 local children in foster care kicked off their school year with a Target shopping spree.

09/06/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Objects of Desire

We're Falling for These Beautifully Sculpted Wedding Gowns

Ivory Bridal Atelier hosts an exclusive Ines Di Santo trunk show this weekend featuring designs from the Spring 2019 collection.

09/06/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Newcomer's Guide

How to Be Beyoncé

Experience Houston like its most beloved export.

08/30/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Boss Ladies

7 Reasons to Woman Up!

We want YOU...to celebrate with us September 15-16.

08/27/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Fitness Friday

With OG Pilates, Control Studios Brings It Back to Basics

Owners Courtney Lindsay and Kale Luhrman want to bring the classical style, once reserved for private clients, to the masses.

08/24/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Try Me

Menswear Brand Bonobos Brings Its Guideshop to The Woodlands

Market Street joins River Oaks District for Bonobos' Houston outposts.

08/23/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Young at Heart

20 Novelty Office Supplies to Upgrade Your Desk Life

You deserve the thrill of a back-to-school shopping spree no matter how long you've been in the 9-to-5 world.

08/23/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Shop Til You Drop

The Houston Design Center's Giant Sample Sale Starts This Week

Shop antiques, furniture, art, and more from participating Houston Design Center tenants from August 23–26 to benefit Dwell with Dignity.

08/22/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Local Love

7 Vendors We're Shopping at the End of Summer Flea

Quarterly market Flea at Silver Street bids the season adieu with the help of 100 vendors.

08/22/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Campus Confidential

25 Must-Haves For Your Dorm, Sweet Dorm

Don't go back to school without a mini waffle maker or a sloth pillow.

08/21/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Yeehaw

A 151-Year-Old Texas Saddle Shop Is Coming to CityCentre

King Ranch Saddle Shop debuts its first permanent urban outpost next month.

08/20/2018 By Abby Ledoux

My My My My My Boogie Shoes

Balani Custom Clothiers Enters the Shoe Game

The virtual design program will make cobblers of us all.

08/17/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Fashion

'80s Fashion Is Back With a Vengeance

The bright colors and structural silhouettes of the past are reimagined for the modern woman.

08/17/2018 Edited by Abby Ledoux Photography by Cody Bess Styled by Leslie Rivas Kelly

The Drawl

What We Think About When We're Driving on 290

Sometimes, there's nothing to do but think.

08/17/2018 By Abby Ledoux

No Tea, No Shade

New Ways to Deck Out Your Windows Arrive with The Shade Store's Highland Village Showroom

Part of a major expansion, the new showroom is The Shade Store's second in Houston and 62nd in the nation.

08/16/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Double Whammy

Local Skincare Line Finds a New Focus: Cancer Treatment Relief

Parry Botanicals' all-natural, non-toxic products turned out to be skincare saviors for cancer patients undergoing harsh treatments.

08/16/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Do Good

Soirée Honors Houston's Humanitarians

The fourth annual event recognized Houstonians who are making a difference.

08/14/2018 By Abby Ledoux

This Old House

On the Market: A Charming Piece of Houston History

Now's your chance to own a designated city landmark with this pedigreed, century-old bungalow.

08/14/2018 By Abby Ledoux

In Her Own Words

5 Takeaways From Beyoncé's September Vogue Cover Story

From owning every curve to building a lasting legacy, we could all use a little advice from Bey.

08/13/2018 By Abby Ledoux

It's Lit

Travis Scott Announces Inaugural Astroworld Fest at NRG Park in November

The Mo City rapper is conjuring the nostalgic spirit of his (and our) beloved AstroWorld for a new festival that promises to be a wild ride.

08/10/2018 By Abby Ledoux