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.

Opera

Bohemian Rhapsody

Conductor Eric Melear discusses HGO Studio's al fresco production of La bohème

05/17/2013 By Michael Hardy

Classical Music

A Farewell Toast

Maestro Hans Graf ends his 12 seasons as music director of the Houston Symphony with Mahler's "Resurrection" Symphony

05/17/2013 By Michael Hardy

Books

A Man and His Gallery, Part II

Former Menil Collection conservator Carol Mancusi-Ungaro reflects on the experience of working with Cy Twombly

05/16/2013 By Michael Hardy

Churrascaria Tips

Got Rump?

Don't fill up on the sausages and chicken, hold out for the picanha.

05/16/2013 By Robb Walsh

Breakfast Spots

Square Meal on a Biscuit

The square biscuit with sausage and eggs at Blacksmith is worth the $7.

05/15/2013 By Robb Walsh

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: May 17–19

Where to go, who to see, and what to do

05/15/2013 By Michael Hardy

Party Recipe

Caprese Party Skewers

Give the classic caprese salad a party makeover.

05/14/2013

Musical

We Want a Shrubbery!

The hit musical comedy Spamalot returns for the first time since its 2007 Houston premiere

05/13/2013 By Michael Hardy

French Brunch

Hamburgers and Profiteroles

Bacon and eggs on a burger followed by pistachio profiteroles is a nice break from Eggs Benedict.

05/13/2013 By Robb Walsh

Reading

Paradise Regained

Damien Echols served 18 years in prison for a crime he almost certainly didn't commit. Now free, Echols visits Houston to read from his new memoir

05/13/2013 By Michael Hardy

Fashion Events

Spring Shopping Soiree at Tootsies

Toting her spring 2013 line of cruelty-free handbags, Cornelia Guest swings into town

05/13/2013 By Kerry H.

Art

The Urban Forest

Houston artist Terrell James's monumental "Maritime Forest" paintings go on display at the Hiram Butler Gallery

05/10/2013 By Michael Hardy

New Downtown Saloons

Pastry War, Trigger Happy

Downtown revival to get additional lubrication

05/10/2013 By Robb Walsh

Beer & Food

Moon Tower Inn

Moon Tower Inn is dishin' out attitude and delicious eats in the Second Ward.

05/10/2013 By Leslie Sprague

Classical Music

Ars Lyrica, Vita Brevis

Early music ensemble announces a 2013-2014 season filled with rarely-heard works

05/09/2013 By Michael Hardy

Gardening

Sage Advice

Growing culinary herbs in Houston takes a different approach

05/09/2013 By Robb Walsh

Books

James v. James

Now that everyone knows James Salter, Terry Doody has a candidate for best undiscovered author

05/08/2013 By Terrence Doody

Breakfast Spots

Epic Eats at Buffalo Grille

Bringing the most important meal of the day to a whole new level.

05/08/2013 By Amber Ambrose

Foodways Texas Benefit

A Community Barbecue

Houstonia Magazine and D&T Drive Inn host a whole-hog barbecue and a blackberry cobbler contest.

05/08/2013 By Robb Walsh

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: May 10–12

Where to go, who to see, and what to do

05/07/2013 By Michael Hardy