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.

Blast Off

Orangetheory—Yes, Orangetheory—Wants to Help with the Historic All-Female Spacewalk NASA Had to Scrap

Astronaut Anne McClain, a member of Orangetheory's Webster studio, was shut out of the historic moment when there weren't enough fitting spacesuits readily available for Friday's mission.

03/27/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Giving Back

Kendra Scott's Texas Charm Is Funding a Retreat for Young Adult Cancer Survivors

The inaugural four-day wellness, relaxation, and empowerment retreat for 30 MD Anderson patients begins on Friday.

03/27/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Now That's Dinner and a Show

Idina Menzel Brings Down the House at TUTS Golden Anniversary Gala

A special performance by the Broadway powerhouse, a champagne toast from Mayor Turner, and a whopping $1.37 million raised made this soirée one for the books.

03/26/2019 By Abby Ledoux

People Live Here Now

Downtown Joins the Home Tour Circuit

Get a taste of the downtown life with a six-property tour on Saturday, March 30.

03/26/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Siesta Fiesta

This Rice Village Business Wants to Bring Naptime Back

Nap Bar is exactly what it sounds like.

03/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Dream Homes

Dream Big: 10 Swoon-Worthy Homes In Our Top Neighborhoods of 2019

It’s said that peeking inside people’s houses is the last acceptable form of voyeurism. As such, we hope the 10 amazing homes we’ve picked to feature alongside our 10 favorite Houston neighborhoods of 2019 provide a thrill.

03/25/2019 Edited by Abby Ledoux

Dine Till You Drop

Which Galleria Department Store Eatery Is Right For You?

Skip the food court.

03/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

News

For Houston's Women Refugee Community, There's Power in Numbers

Together, they’re building new lives, one swim class at a time.

03/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Dream Homes

This French Country-Chic Memorial Abode Is Both Stylish and Cozy

The patio home scales back on effort, but not luxury.

03/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Dream Homes

This Woodlands Home Is Fit for a King

A palatial oasis tucked away from prying eyes

03/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Spring Fashion

Storybook Looks Are In This Spring

Thanks to whimsical frills, dreamy pastels, and lush florals, this season's ultra-feminine looks are all about romance. Add some edge with bold accessories and piles of jewels, and fashion is officially in bloom.

03/25/2019 Edited by Abby Ledoux Photography by Cody Bess Styled by Leslie Rivas Kelly

Gogh On With Your Bad Self

Love the van Gogh Exhibit? You Can Shop It, Too.

Be sure to hit the MFAH Shop when you visit Vincent van Gogh: His Life in Art.

03/21/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Spring Has Sprung

This Weekend in Design: Spring Fashion, Party Stores, and Pop-Up Vintage

What's popping up in our city this weekend?

03/21/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Now Open

The InterContinental Medical Center's Grand Opening Was an International Affair

The 21-story luxury tower adjacent to TMC is finally complete.

03/20/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Dream Homes

On the Market: A Resort-Style Bellaire Mansion

This $3.5 million estate wouldn't be out of place in Miami.

03/19/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Fitness Friday

Boutique Fitness Pioneer Barry's Bootcamp Is Finally Coming to Houston

We chat with CEO Joey Gonzalez ahead of the famous studio's arrival in River Oaks this summer.

03/15/2019 By Abby Ledoux

💅

A Luxe New Nail Salon Has Arrived in the GOOF

Brush Box wants to be the ultimate urban escape.

03/14/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Come On Over

Meet the Heights Homes on Display This Spring

Five homes, both historic and new, open their doors to visitors April 6-7.

03/14/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Anchors Away

This Is What It's Like to Live On the Largest Private Lake in Houston

In the city's only waterfront development, life revolves around a 300-acre lake.

03/11/2019 By Abby Ledoux

That's Amore

Hotel Granduca is the Closest You Can Get to Italy Without Leaving Houston

With a little imagination, the boutique hotel will transport you to a private Mediterranean villa.

03/08/2019 By Abby Ledoux