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.

Ladies Who Lunch

Designer Deals Draw Big Bucks from the River Oaks Set

The sold-out "Prancing With a Purpose" fashion show and luncheon raised over $650,000 for the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary.

04/19/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Saturday in the Park

The To-Doux List: April 19–21

This weekend brings $1 clothes, luxury cars, and a puppy party.

04/18/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Mall Madness

5 New Stores That Might Convince You to Drive to the Galleria

Will you brave the parking garage for a Lush bath bomb?

04/17/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Attention All Dads

Did Kendra Scott Just Come Up With the Cutest Mother's Day Gift?

"Color Me Kendra" lets kids play jewelry designer with more than macaroni.

04/17/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Can I Kick It?

Sneaker Brands Immortalize Rockets Legends with Two New Releases

PUMA honors Ralph Sampson while adidas and Marvel (yes, Marvel) reimagine James Harden as Iron Man.

04/16/2019 By Abby Ledoux

In Bloom

Bayou Bend Soirées Draw Celebrity Guests and Boost the Budget by More Than a Mil

Last Friday's fashion show and Sunday's garden party were a chic success—just ask Kate Upton.

04/12/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Shop Til You Drop

The Chic Boutique Is Back With Seriously Discounted Designer Duds

The four-day sale benefiting the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary of Houston is not to be missed.

04/12/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Life & Style

The To-Doux List: April 12-14

This weekend brings watch-making, yoga, and the return of the Nutcracker Market.

04/11/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Micro-Fashion

Maisonette Wants to Make Life Easier for Moms

The online marketplace for luxury children's goods is hitting the road and teaming up with local designers Hunter Bell and Bailey McCarthy for the Houston tour stop.

04/10/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Come Quickly, I Am Tasting the Stars

SPA Channels Capote's Party of the Century With a Black and White Ball of Its Own

The elegant affair in the Wortham Center's Grand Foyer raised more than $500,000 for the performing arts org.

04/09/2019 By Abby Ledoux

A Real Gem

Celeb-Loved Jordan Alexander Jewelry Launches Houston Showroom

Theresa Bruno, who's designed high-end pieces worn by Oprah and Michelle Obama, is putting down roots—and giving back—in Houston.

04/08/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Fitness Friday

CycleBar Is Coming to the Heights

The indoor cycling franchise will expand its Inner Loop presence with a new studio at the forthcoming Market at Houston Heights development.

04/05/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Well Heeled

Sarah Jessica Parker Is Hosting a Warehouse Shoe Sale for MD Anderson

The Sex and the City star is bringing thousands of shoes from her SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker collection at deeply discounted prices to benefit the hospital.

04/04/2019 By Abby Ledoux

April Flowers

This Weekend in Design: Anniversary Parties, Designer Handbags, and Trendy Piercings

What's popping up in our city this weekend?

04/04/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Room For Slabs

On the Market: A Bunker Hill Village Abode With a Tricked-Out Garage

At this $2.8 million listing, a parking spot doubles as an entertainment space.

04/03/2019 By Abby Ledoux

From Brazil With Love

PatBo Designer Patricia Bonaldi Makes Her First U.S. Appearance at Tootsies

With its feminine frills and tropical elements, PatBo's spring collection finds fans in Texas women.

04/03/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Slam Dunk

Clint Capela Launches His Foundation With Help From Celebrity Teammates

The CC15 Foundation's first major event raised $215,000 for low-income, single-parent families.

04/02/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Pop-Ups, Home Tours, and Parties, Oh My

This Weekend in Design: Retro Kicks, Downtown Digs, and Another Warby Parker

What's popping up in our city this weekend?

03/28/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Blast Off

Orangetheory—Yes, Orangetheory—Wants to Help with the Historic All-Female Spacewalk NASA Had to Scrap

Astronaut Anne McClain, a member of Orangetheory's Webster studio, was shut out of the historic moment when there weren't enough fitting spacesuits readily available for Friday's mission.

03/27/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Giving Back

Kendra Scott's Texas Charm Is Funding a Retreat for Young Adult Cancer Survivors

The inaugural four-day wellness, relaxation, and empowerment retreat for 30 MD Anderson patients begins on Friday.

03/27/2019 By Abby Ledoux