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.

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In Tootsies Appearance, MILLY Designer Talks Color, Trends, and Dressing Michelle Obama

This season is all about monochromatic dressing—take it from Michelle Smith, the designer who counts Beyoncé among her fans.

10/26/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Home Goods

DASH Is Back with Its Fall Market and a New Curated Collection

The four-day shopping extravaganza from November 1-4 will benefit Dwell with Dignity.

10/25/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Melissa Etheridge and Other Breast Cancer Survivors Share Their Stories at Fundraiser

The Grammy-winning musician headlined the 17th annual Nancy Owens Breast Cancer Foundation Luncheon, which raised $100,000 for research.

10/25/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Make Yourself at Home

5 Historic Properties Will Open Their Doors for One Weekend and One Weekend Only

A Craftsman bungalow, Victorian factory, and midcentury abode are all on this year's Good Brick Tour, which recognizes properties for excellence in historic preservation.

10/24/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Woman Up!

This Weekend's Girl Power Pop-Up Has Something for Everyone

Shop 60-plus woman-centric vendors at Sawyer Yards this Saturday, October 27.

10/23/2018 By Abby Ledoux

I Dream of Mod

On the Market: A Retro Ranch

Mid-century fanatics, eat your heart out.

10/22/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Clutch City

12 Globally Inspired Gifts to Go Under Your Tree

You don't have to travel the world for an international holiday gift. Find them at these Houston shops.

10/22/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Architecture

Houston Architecture, from A to Z

From bungalows to strip malls, we've got it all—well, everything except zoning.

10/22/2018 By Abby Ledoux and Laura Furr Mericas

Open Road

In the Dominican Republic, Old-World Magic Meets Untarnished Seaside Beauty

We could live on this fantasy island forever.

10/22/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Astro Accessories

Dooney & Bourke Really Hit It Out of the Park

Never Settle for a boring bag.

10/18/2018 By Abby Ledoux

We are the Champions

Pediatric Cancer Survivors, Community Leaders Take Their Turns on the Runway

The Celebration of Champions Fashion Show and Luncheon raised nearly $400,000 for Texas Children's Cancer Center's Long-Term Survivor Program.

10/18/2018 By Abby Ledoux

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Costumed Catrines Raise Over $1 Million for Children's Museum

The Día de los Muertos-themed gala was a huge hit.

10/17/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Retail Therapy

3 New Places to Shop This Fall

A beloved Texas jeweler, running store, and local boutique all expand their Houston presence.

10/17/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Insta Famous

This New Coffee Table Book Features 3 Houston Influencers

LIKEtoKNOW.it: Stories from the Influencers Next Door is like Instagram IRL.

10/15/2018 By Abby Ledoux

And It's Root, Root, Root for the Home Team

Birds Barbershop Is Offering Free Astros Hair Stencils

Wear your pride on your head.

10/11/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Beautiful Places

On the Market: A Stately Media Darling

This traditional River Oaks home made it to the pages of Elle Decor and Southern Home for its playful interior design.

10/10/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Guess Who's Back, Back Again

Your Favorite Bougie Garage Sale Is Coming Back to Houston

Upscale consignment shop Luxury Garage Sale returns next week for its second month-long Houston pop-up, this time in Rice Village.

10/09/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Keep Austin Weird

What Did Everyone Wear to ACL?

The looks were as varied as the lineup at weekend one of this year's festival.

10/08/2018 By Abby Ledoux Photography by Marco Torres

It's Fall, Y'all

A Local Stylist Helps Us Dress for 'Fall'

What’s a Houstonian to do when sweater season is more like sweaty season?

10/02/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Celeb Sightings

Camila Cabello Really Loves Yauatcha

In town on tour with Taylor Swift, the pop singer dined at the Galleria spot not once but twice last weekend. Oh, and Drake was Uptown, too.

10/01/2018 By Abby Ledoux