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.

Yeehaw

20 Things to Get You Rodeo Ready

This year, we're craving boho dresses and bovine accessories.

02/22/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Party in the HOU

Emerson Sloan is Bringing the Party (Store) to Tanglewood

The cute, curated Rice Village shop for festive accessories will open its second location.

02/21/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Sicko Mode

Celeb-Loved On-Demand IV Hydration Has Arrived in Houston

The I.V. Doc just made your hangover recovery a little bit easier.

02/21/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Marie Kondoing

Have a Prom Dress to Part With? Give it to the Junior League.

The Woodlands women's organization hopes to collect 1,700 gowns for local teens in need through March 15.

02/20/2019 By Abby Ledoux

❤️

Houston Has Heart: Gala Raises $2.3 Million for AHA

More than 700 guests at the 2019 Houston Heart Ball helped fund research and education programs to prevent heart disease and stroke.

02/20/2019 By Abby Ledoux

May the Force Be With You

On the Market: A Bellaire Mansion with a Star Wars Movie Theater

Live like Luke Skywalker for $4.7 million.

02/18/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Charity

An Intimate Dinner Party Funds Additional Rienzi Artifacts

Rienzi Society members donated more than $214,000 at Tuesday's annual dinner.

02/15/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Kids in Love

We Humbly Submit This Houston Valentine's Day Itinerary for Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner's Consideration

Knowing they're sticking around the 713 for a bit, we speculate how the couple should spend the most romantic day of the year.

02/14/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Back to the 713

Travis Scott Gets a Key to the City and Proves, Once Again, the Party Never Ends

The Houston native’s spirited hometown tour stop saw a surprise appearance from...Mayor Turner.

02/14/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Good Time Gals

Junior League's Fire and Ice Ball Draws Hot Crowd for Cool Party

The 71st annual charity gala raised $750,000 for the League's community program and volunteer initiatives.

02/14/2019 By Abby Ledoux

We'll Take Some Credit

Stormi Webster's Insane First Birthday Party Was Inspired by AstroWorld—Obviously

Well, we're officially jealous of a toddler.

02/12/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Go Big or Go Home

The Largest Freestanding Day Spa in Texas Is in Friendswood

After a $6.5 million, post-Harvey rebuild, the 22,000-square-foot Bergamos Retreat is back, bigger and better than ever.

02/08/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Fitness Friday

These Are Houstonians' Favorite Instructors on ClassPass

Local spin studios are fan favorites of the fitness membership service.

02/08/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Checking In, Please

3 Reasons We Love a Hotel Alessandra Staycation

The downtown boutique hotel is a standout.

02/07/2019 By Abby Ledoux

State of the HOU-nion

Nancy Pelosi's SOTU Necklace Came from a Houston Designer

The Mariquita Masterson piece was a gift from the Speaker's daughters after the November election.

02/06/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Bae Day

6 Valentine's Day Dates That Don't Involve a Table for Two

Skip the reservations this year.

02/05/2019 By Abby Ledoux

That'll Do, Pig

7 Gifts to Celebrate the Year of the Pig

Celebrate the Lunar New Year on February 5.

02/05/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Living Large

This Futuristic Smart Home is Houston's Most Expensive Sale Since 2016

The $10.25 million home at 3 W Rivercrest closed this week.

02/01/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Caftan Crazy

MIRTH Unveils New Caftan Collab with Everything But Water

The Houston-based sisters introduced two new tunics—and re-launched a past design—with the resort-wear retailer.

01/31/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Awww

Watch Deshaun Watson Surprise His Mom with a Renovation of His Childhood Home

The Texans quarterback and self-described "mama's boy" stars in the 2019 premiere of "My Houzz."

01/31/2019 By Abby Ledoux