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.

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

Home, Sweet Home

Bring the Color of the Year into Your Home in 2018

If redecorating is your New Year's resolution, consider ultra violet.

12/28/2017 By Abby Ledoux

What's Your Fantasy?

Neiman Marcus' 2017 Fantasy Gifts Are Really Something

Now this is luxury.

12/22/2017 By Abby Ledoux

Started from the Bottom

Hotel Derek’s New Merch Capitalizes on Drake’s Affection

The rapper makes it known that Houston is his second home, and when he’s here, he stays at Hotel Derek.

12/21/2017 By Abby Ledoux

Editor's Picks

A Few of My Favorite Things: The Ultimate Houstonian Gift Guide

This is the gift guide to end all gift guides.

12/21/2017 By Abby Ledoux

Woman Crush Wednesday

#WCW: Caroline Harper Knapp

Houston’s “it girl” behind House of Harper talks the business of blogging and balancing work with motherhood.

12/20/2017 By Abby Ledoux

Swipe Left

Bumble Clapped Back at an Online Dating Bully

Read the dating app's open letter to "Michael."

12/19/2017 By Abby Ledoux

Montrose Is Growing...Up

New Luxury Living in Montrose Pays Homage to Neighborhood’s History

With a nod to the past, a forthcoming mid-rise condominium looks to the future.

12/15/2017 By Abby Ledoux

Last Chance

5 Final, Festive Ways to Get Your Holiday Shop On

You procrastinator, you.

12/13/2017 By Abby Ledoux

Pumped Up Kicks

All the Cool Kids Have Custom Chucks

The Converse pop-up at the Galleria is open for business.

12/12/2017 By Abby Ledoux Photography by Quy Tran

A Tree Grows in Houston

Tribute Trees Are the Gift That Keeps on Growing

Trees for Houston offers a charitable take on the Christmas tradition.

12/12/2017 By Abby Ledoux

Architecture

With 'Shotgun Chameleon,' a Houston Architect Designs for the Future

This Fourth Ward home is built to evolve.

12/11/2017 By Abby Ledoux