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.

Spotted

Houston, We Have an Oprah

Lady O went shopping in River Oaks District on Wednesday.

08/09/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Other People's Property

Here Are the Stops on This Year's AIA Home Tour

You can tour these seven architect-designed houses, deemed the finest in Houston's new residential architecture by a jury of industry experts, on October 20-21.

08/09/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Too Cool for School

Warby Parker Launches Kids' Collection In All Houston Stores

New specs for the most stylish generation yet.

08/08/2018 By Abby Ledoux

For the 'Gram

Influencers Converge in the Galleria for a Style Summit

Create & Cultivate brought a day of panels, presentations, demos, and Elizabeth Chambers Hammer to Houston.

08/07/2018 By Abby Ledoux

PSA

This New Body Cream Is Like a Real-Life Instagram Filter

Slather this on for fresh, glowing skin.

08/06/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Marketing 101

Travis Scott Is Releasing New Limited Edition Astroworld Merch Every 24 Hours

How do you keep up the hype around one of the year's most hotly anticipated album releases? Drop something new every day.

08/06/2018 By Abby Ledoux

LWD

17 White Linen Dresses to Flounce Around In This Summer

Whether you're partaking in this year's White Linen Night or just need a lightweight summer ensemble, some of our favorite local boutiques have got you covered.

08/03/2018 By Abby Ledoux

The Heights Is Hoppin

A New Natural Beauty Store Is Coming to Heights Mercantile This Fall

Nashville-based Lemon Laine has chosen the booming urban market for its second location.

08/02/2018 By Abby Ledoux

If You Like It Then You Should Put a Bid on It

On the Market: Beyonce's Early Childhood Home (!!!)

If these walls could talk...they'd say, "okay ladies, now let's get in formation."

08/01/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Woman Crush Wednesday

#WCW: Margaret Naeve

The native Houstonian talks going from shopgirl to self-taught interior designer.

08/01/2018 By Abby Ledoux

World Domination

Houston-Based Interior Designer Launches International Collective

The Jillian O'Neill Collective will operate interior design hubs in Houston, Chicago, and London as an extension of the designer's namesake firm.

08/01/2018 By Abby Ledoux

I Have Class and You Don't

15 Ways The Parent Trap Inspired Our Style

Twenty years later, these looks hold up.

07/31/2018 By Abby Ledoux and Laura Furr Mericas

Apartment Envy

Museum District, Asia Society Inspire Design at The Southmore

The luxury apartments from Hines channel the surrounding art community and neighboring Asia Society.

07/27/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Naaaamaste 🐐

4 Things I Learned at Goat Yoga

Leave your Lululemon at home.

07/27/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Moving On Up

Look Inside Aris Market Square's Luxury Downtown Apartments

Living here has its perks, like a vinyl listening room and a ninth-floor pool with million-dollar views.

07/26/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Just Add a Moat

On the Market: A Sugar Land Castle

The three-acre property is listed at $5.85 million.

07/24/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Will You Accept This Rose? 🌹

I Tried It: The Bachelor Casting Call

None of us, it seemed, were there for the right reasons.

07/24/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Bucking the Trend

Source Vitál Looks to Get Bigger and Better with Expanded Showroom

As brick-and-mortar retail faces an uncertain future, the Houston skincare company hopes its custom products will bring people through the door.

07/20/2018 By Abby Ledoux

The Drawl

We Created the Ultimate Houston School Lunch

If we had to go back to school, we wouldn't do it without brisket tacos and Whataburger.

07/20/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Helping Houston

4 Ways to Shop and Do Good In Houston

These thrift stores all benefit local charities.

07/20/2018 By Abby Ledoux