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.

Fitness Friday

What Do a South African Fitness Craze, Tour de Houston, and a Celebrity Trainer Have in Common?

Answer: They're all happening in Houston this weekend.

03/16/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Current Obsessions

Want/Need/Love: St. Paddy's Edition

Your friends will be green with envy when you show up to the party rocking any of this.

03/16/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Blowing Up and Blowing Out

With West U Expansion, the “Suite Life” Is Growing in Houston

At My Salon Suite, a slew of beauty professionals work under one roof.

03/16/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Downtown HOU

Get Your DIY On In This Downtown Pop-Up Series

Spend an evening downtown while learning to make cocktails, candles, and coffee mugs.

03/14/2018 By Abby Ledoux

The H-Town Look

Fierce, Fashionable, and Fully Pregnant: Sydney Dao Talks Maternity Style

"Just because you're pregnant, you don't have to limit your look."

03/13/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Bow Down

Ring the Alarm: Beyoncé's Coming Home

The queen returns (with her husband) to Houston on September 15.

03/12/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Life in Plastic, It's Fantastic

Happy Birthday, Barbie: An Ode to America’s Hottest 59-Year-Old

We look back on some of the doll’s biggest milestones.

03/09/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Open for Business

Made-to-Measure Suits Have Arrived at the Galleria

Indochino, the custom menswear outfitter, opened its first Houston showroom last week.

03/08/2018 By Abby Ledoux

This Old House

Look Inside the Century-Old Seaside Home For Sale on Morgan's Point

Believed to be the oldest surviving house north of Galveston, the McElvogue-Kennedy home could be yours for under $850,000.

03/08/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Woman Crush Wednesday

#WCW: Nina Magon

Meet the designer who wants to elevate Houston’s interiors and put the city on the map.

03/07/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Have a Ball

ICYMI: Houston Ballet Ball Serves Swan Lake Glamour

Despite being displaced after Harvey, the Ballet saw its largest, most successful ball yet last month.

03/06/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Editor's Picks

22 Things We're Packing for Spring Break

Stuff your carry-on with these vacation essentials.

03/02/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Fitness Friday

Indoor Cycling Relays Abound This Weekend

One day, two reasons to ride for charity.

03/02/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Vacation Vibes

These Kimonos Have Us Dreaming of a Glamorous Getaway

Kimono Zulu's new travel-inspired collection debuts next week at Collectivo Boutique.

03/01/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Wine Wednesday

Elaine Turner Celebrates Women and Wine with a New Partnership

The Houston designer’s “Tastemakers” series with Cambria Winery merges fashion and vino for charitable causes.

02/28/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Real Estate

Guests Toast to New Mid-Rise Living at Alexan CityCentre

The West Houston apartment complex hosted its grand opening on February 15.

02/28/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Elements of Style

Elements of Style: The Sister Act Behind Jawda + Jawda

Everything this design duo does is effortlessly cool, times two.

02/28/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Ice House

Does Houston Have Its Own Song?

Spoiler alert: Yes, and it's called "Houston Is My Home." We had to know more.

02/28/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Ice House

What Will Happen to Houston's Salvadoran Immigrants?

Thousands of Salvadorans face losing their immigration status and going back home. But what happens when home is Houston?

02/28/2018 By Abby Ledoux