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.

Razzle Dazzle 'Em

Ars Lyrica Toasts 2019 with a Glittering New Year's Eve Gala

As is tradition, the Grammy-nominated early music ensemble ushered in the new year with dinner, a Chicago-style show, plenty of bubbly, and a view of the downtown fireworks.

01/03/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Doing it for the 'Gram

Is Houston's Most Instagrammable Location...the Toyota Center?

Well, kind of. It's the only spot in H-Town to crack a new list of the most hashtagged locations in the U.S.

01/03/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Love and Basketball

Rockets Players Spread Holiday Cheer to Houston Kids

Chris Paul and Clint Capela played Santa this year.

01/01/2019 By Abby Ledoux

An Experiental Year

6 Things We Tried in 2018

From milking a goat to trying out for The Bachelor, we learned a thing or two by broadening our horizons this year.

12/31/2018 Edited by Abby Ledoux

Cool Story

What Did I Learn By Freezing My Fat Cells?

In my quest to determine if the body contouring fad CoolSculpting actually works, I uncovered a deeper query: Why do I need it?

12/31/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Have Fun, Feel Great

The 10 Best Spas in Houston

Treat yo'self. You deserve it.

12/31/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Have Fun, Feel Great

10 Standout Salons Worth Entrusting Your Tresses

Whatever your hair style or need.

12/31/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Have Fun, Feel Great

10 Fitness Classes For Every Mood

So you’ve decided to start working out. Here’s where to go when you feel a certain way.

12/31/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Have Fun, Feel Great

10 Wellness Resolutions for 2019

We're all going to be better this year.

12/31/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Money, Money, Money

One Woman's (Failed) Quest to Follow a Budget for a Week

We'll give her an A for effort (and creativity).

12/31/2018 By Abby Ledoux

News

What Happens When Female Soldiers Come Home?

Support services are ill-equipped when it comes to helping female veterans, who experience service, deployment, and trauma differently from their male counterparts, and have different needs after leaving the military.

12/31/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Fitness Friday

Orangetheory's Torture the Trainer Funds Wishes for 9 Local Kids

The 15 Houston-area fitness studios raised a combined $80,100 for Make-a-Wish Foundation of the Texas Gulf Coast & Louisiana.

12/28/2018 By Abby Ledoux

🏠

Our 10 Most Popular Home and Real Estate Stories of 2018

A major theme: We all want to look inside other people's houses.

12/27/2018 Edited by Abby Ledoux

Best Of

Your 11 Favorite Lifestyle Stories in 2018

From body cream to Beyoncé.

12/26/2018 Edited by Abby Ledoux

One Day You're In and the Next Day You're Out

Project Runway Star Korto Momolu Shows Us How to Make it Work

The season five "fan favorite" kicked off this year's Ashé Holiday Market at the Community Artists' Collective, which runs through December 29.

12/21/2018 By Abby Ledoux

R&R

15 Holiday Spa Specials For When You Really Need a Break From All This

If you can spare an hour (or five) from your jam-packed seasonal schedule, you should treat yourself.

12/20/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Santa, Can You Hear Us?

What Does Houstonia Want for Christmas This Year?

9 things our staff hopes to unwrap next Tuesday morning.

12/19/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Put a Bow On It

20 Last-Minute Gifts We're Coveting This Holiday Season

It's never too late to make the Nice List.

12/18/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Don We Now Our Gay Apparel

10 'Ugly' Holiday Sweaters You'll Actually Want to Wear

Definitely not ugly, and sometimes not sweaters: We're playing fast and loose with the rules this year.

12/18/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Be Our Guest, Be Our Guest

At The Houston Design Center, Setting the Table Is a Work of Art

The 11th annual Deck the Tables competition gave us serious holiday hosting goals.

12/17/2018 By Abby Ledoux