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.

Help Is On the Way

Meet Two Men Behind Memorial Hermann's Pioneering Air Ambulance Service

For Life Flight's chief pilot and nurse, harrowing tales are par for the course.

04/30/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Pups in Style

Fashion Shows and Puppies Are Highlights of New Rice Village Fest

The inaugural Spring Street Festival drew a two- and four-legged crowd.

04/30/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Fitness Friday

What Should Pregnant Women Know About Working Out?

Houstonia spoke with Dr. Adrian Harvey Mass, an OB/GYN at The Woman's Hospital of Texas, to find out.

04/27/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Hip Hop

Young Thug Is Taking Cardi B's Place at JMBLYA

The Texas hip-hop festival, in Houston on May 6, sees a last-minute lineup change as Cardi B cancels all summer tour dates due to pregnancy.

04/26/2018 By Abby Ledoux

So Much to Do, So Little Time

This Weekend in Design: Bridal Inspo, Home Decor, and Good Vibes

What's popping up in our city from April 26-29?

04/26/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Purse Envy

A River Oaks Painting Party Transforms Luxury Bags Into Works of Art

The Vintage Contessa teamed up with Houston artist Hanh Tran for a custom handbag collaboration.

04/26/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Q&A

Meet the Fashion Blogger Documenting Houston's Diverse Street Style

With Styles of Houston, Bayou City native Ryne Williams wants to put his hometown on the map.

04/25/2018 By Abby Ledoux and Julia Davila

Spring Shopping

Find Martini Tables and DIY Workshops This Weekend at DASH

Houston's biannual home decor market takes over Spring Street Studios from April 26–29.

04/24/2018 By Abby Ledoux

100 Best Shops

7 Shops That Don't Mess With Texas

These purveyors offer the true Lone Star State experience.

04/24/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Amazon, Shmamazon

Houston's 100 Best Shops

From dresses to denim, pillows to purses, boots to bracelets and beyond, the best of the best in the Bayou City.

04/24/2018 Edited by Abby Ledoux

100 Best Shops

7 Places to Find the Finer Things

Are people still buying monogrammed stationery and crystal decanters? Absolutely.

04/24/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Q&A

Events Owner Regina Garcia Has Learned How to Evolve or Perish

"Retail is cyclical, so what didn’t happen five years ago is happening now, and it’s all coming around."

04/24/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Q&A

Elaine Turner's Secret to Success: 'Perseverance and Commitment'

"You’re going to fail—we’ve had stores open, and we’ve had stores close. Everything is not going to be a home run. But you have to stay above that; you have to react and be agile to what the consumer is doing and saying. "

04/24/2018 By Abby Ledoux

100 Best Shops

18 Shops to Satisfy Your Pinterest Fantasies

Don’t just add it to your Dream Home board—go find it at one of these swoon-worthy stores.

04/24/2018 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen, Laura Furr Mericas, and Abby Ledoux

100 Best Shops

Our 13 Favorite Vintage and Resale Shops

Houston’s vast and rich resale landscape runs from bargain to Balenciaga and low-priced to Louis Vuitton.

04/24/2018 By Abby Ledoux, Laura Furr Mericas, and Mary Cate Stevenson

100 Best Shops

12 Local Stores for Top-Notch Gifts

When you need a great gift and Target just won’t do the trick, hit these shops.

04/24/2018 By Abby Ledoux

100 Best Shops

9 Places to Adorn Yourself With Jewels

From engagement rings to grills, there’s no shortage of bling in Houston.

04/24/2018 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen, Laura Furr Mericas, and Abby Ledoux

100 Best Shops

The 34 Best Clothing Stores and Boutiques in Houston Right Now

Wander in post-brunch and try to leave empty-handed. It’s nearly impossible, even—especially—when you’re not looking.

04/24/2018 By Abby Ledoux, Noah Nofz, and Najla Brown

Ice House

Come Hell or High Water, Life Flight Is There

Flying through bad weather to help patients in need

04/24/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Ice House

This Company Makes It Easier for Employees to Report Sexual Harassment at Work

Houston-based B3OND offers anonymous surveys and other analytics for industries to assess risk.

04/24/2018 By Abby Ledoux