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.

Fundraisers

Menninger Clinic Raises $350,000 for Mental Health Programs

Guests of the 2018 Annual Signature Luncheon heard compelling personal stories of mental health from former Menninger patient Debi Strong and actor Sean Astin.

05/21/2018 By Abby Ledoux

A Proper Good Time

Want/Need/Love: Royal Wedding Edition

If your Royal Wedding invite mysteriously got lost in the mail, Houston's got the goods for an at-home celebration.

05/18/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Fitness Friday

Local Spin Studio RYDEs Into Downtown

The new Rusk Street space is RYDE's second location and downtown's first indoor cycling studio.

05/18/2018 By Abby Ledoux

La Dolce Vita

A Ritzy Designer Condo Breaks Ground in Upper Kirby

Houston will soon be home to the first luxury-branded real estate project of Giorgetti. Never heard of it? Jerry Hooker and Jacob Sudhoff want to change that.

05/18/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Look Good, Feel Good

Paloma Brings Clean Beauty to the Heights

Houston's first non-toxic nail salon expands to Heights Mercantile.

05/17/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Fresh Finds

Scout & Molly's Boutique Comes to Sugar Land

Jessica Lapsia traded a corporate finance career to open a boutique in family-friendly Sugar Land.

05/16/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Charity

Gala Honors Harvey Heroes and Raises $500,000 for Interfaith Ministries

Elected officials and extraordinary citizens were recognized for their work during the disaster.

05/16/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Houston to Hollywood

This Is Us Actor Joy Brunson Describes Her Journey to Prime Time

The native Houstonian talks working with A-listers, her big break, and desperately missing Tex-Mex in L.A.

05/15/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Philanthropy

UNICEF Draws a Crowd for Annual Gala

Mayor Turner, Emma Kathleen Hepburn Ferrer, Buzz Aldrin, and more were all on hand to support the program's global work and honor Susan and Fayez Sarofim and Jim and Linda McIngvale.

05/11/2018 By Abby Ledoux

I ❤️Mom

Attention, Procrastinators: Here Is Your Last-Minute Mother's Day Gift Guide

Snag any of these locally available options before Sunday and Mom will never be the wiser.

05/10/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Religion, But Make It Fashion

Stars Don Their Sunday Best for Controversial Met Gala Theme

Our breakdown of the best dressed at fashion's hottest party of the year.

05/09/2018 By Julia Davila and Abby Ledoux

🔥🔥🔥

Scenes From Houston's JMBLYA

We may have missed Cardi B, but headliner J. Cole blew us away.

05/09/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Collision of Cultures

A Three-Day Pop-Up Brings Kimono Fever to the MFAH

Kimono Zulu unveiled a one-of-a-kind collaboration with prominent Houston graffiti artist GONZO247.

05/08/2018 By Abby Ledoux

What's In Her Bag?

Bag Check: Moriah Alise

The District Art Gallery director is also a Kylie Cosmetics fan.

05/07/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Switcheroo

An Eleventh Hour Lineup Change for JMBLYA: T.I.

After a last-minute cancellation, the Grammy-nominated rapper will take the place of Kevin Gates.

05/04/2018 By Abby Ledoux

PSA

Baylor Is Investigating Whether an Austin Lab Improperly Screened Pap Smears

The review of diagnostics at Clinical Pathology Laboratories comes after hundreds of Irish women with cervical cancer were issued false negatives. Baylor Clinic sends patients' pap smears to the same facility.

05/04/2018 By Abby Ledoux

This Place Is Yuuuge

What's It Like Inside Houston's Most Expensive Mansion?

Recently slashed by a few mil, the record-breaking listing at 100 Carnarvon Drive is up for grabs for a cool $30 million.

05/03/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Through the Looking Glass

Wonderland-Themed Gala Raises $1.8M for Diabetes Research

At the annual JDRF Promise Ball, a party to fund a cure.

05/02/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Day of Play

A Boutique and a Nonprofit Team Up to Bring Houston Kids a Day of Play

Distroller Wərld partnered with Be An Angel to create an exclusive play experience for local children, including program participants with special needs.

05/02/2018 By Abby Ledoux

RIP

For Texas Girls, Memories of James Avery Jewelry Bring All the Feels

The Kerrville-based founder and namesake of the artisan jewelry store has died at 96.

05/01/2018 By Abby Ledoux