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.

Retail News

Elaine Turner Is Closing Her Last Remaining Store

Citing the "massive shift" from brick-and-mortar to digital sales, Turner announced she will close her CityCentre location on December 10 and move to e-tail only.

11/15/2018 By Abby Ledoux

#HospitalBedHair

Drybar Continues Its Houston Takeover with Two New Locations, and for That, We Are Thankful

This is the harrowing story of a girl and the blowout that never failed her.

11/15/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Crown Jewels

You Can Shop Like a Royal at the MFAH

From casual Kensington Palace fan to die-hard Anglophile, these monarchy-adjacent gifts offer something for everyone.

11/14/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Came Through Dippin'

Attention, Shoppers: Kroger Now Has Its Own Clothing Line

It's called Dip, and it's affordable: More than 80 percent of the collection retails for $19 or less.

11/14/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Treat Yourself

Two Years and $2.5 Million Later, Fiori Spa Is Bigger and Better Than Ever

At 13,000 square feet, the luxury Galleria-area spa is now one of the largest in Houston.

11/13/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Bottom's Up

Can a Dallas-Based Gin Win Over Houston?

Zephyr Gin made its official H-Town debut last month at OKRA Charity Saloon.

11/09/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Fitness Friday

This Is What Happened When I Got in the Ring with a Former Heavyweight Boxing Champ

Lou Savarese's new West U gym is the place to channel your aggression into a killer workout.

11/09/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Safer Houston

Crime Stoppers Raises $473,000 and Honors Joanne King Herring at Annual Gala

Guests also heard from Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott and keynote speaker Joanna Coles.

11/08/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Back In Time

On the Market: A $2.2 Million Time Capsule

The 1931 Minchen House, on the market for the first time ever, is a prestigious piece of Houston history.

11/08/2018 By Abby Ledoux

If You Wanna Go and Take a Ride With Me

Lyft Wants to Help You Get to the Nutcracker Market

Because you know parking is going to be straight-up miserable.

11/07/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Upper-Class Upper Kirby

Take a Peek at the Apartments In Houston's First Elliptical-Shaped Building

Luxury high-rise living in 2018 comes with a one-acre landscaped backyard—on the sixth floor.

11/06/2018 By Abby Ledoux

'Tis the Season

The Houstonian's Ultimate Guide to Holiday Shopping

Your handy guide to the season's festive pop-ups, art markets, antique shows and more taking over the city from Midtown to Katy.

11/05/2018 By Julia Davila and Abby Ledoux

All Treats

20 Beyoncés Who Completely Slayed Halloween This Year

Really just nailed it.

11/02/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Downsizing

Could You Live In 330 Square Feet?

Micro-units in this apartment building offer the most efficient living space in the world's largest med center.

11/02/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Orange You Glad You Came?

37th Annual Orange Show Gala Bolsters Public Art Promotion and Preservation

This year's Dia de Los Muertos-themed gala raised over $400,000 for the arts center.

11/01/2018 By Abby Ledoux

A Cut Above

Fifth-Generation Diamond Cutter Brian Gavin Talks Shop

It's engagement season, and the world's most brilliant diamonds might be right here in Houston.

11/01/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Philanthropy

Home Safe Home Gala Raises $540K to Support Survivors of Domestic Abuse

The 13th annual event drew more than 500 guests to The Revaire.

11/01/2018 By Abby Ledoux

James Harden Poured Me Champagne

Chris Paul, James Harden, and Carmelo Anthony Become Mastro's Servers for a Cause

The NBA All-Star and Rocket point guard enlisted A-list friends for his inaugural Celebrity Server Dinner to benefit Houston charities for youth enrichment and homelessness prevention.

10/30/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Ghoulishly Good Deeds

A Spooky Affair Raises $970,000 for Ronald McDonald House Houston

This year's Boo Ball drew more than 700 costumed characters in support of the charity for families of seriously ill children.

10/30/2018 By Abby Ledoux

"Four Eyes" Is a Compliment Now

This Optometrist Believes Luxury Frames Can Change Your Life

A good pair of glasses can be a game-changer. Especially when they're 18-karat gold.

10/29/2018 By Abby Ledoux