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.

Clutch City

Check Out This Houston Designer's Show-Stopping Accessories

Scenery Bags upcycles theater waste into clutches, totes, and even jewelry.

10/28/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Neighborhood Watch

Which Houston-Area Locales Are Among the 50 Safest Cities in Texas?

Eight nearby areas made this year's list, compiled by SafeWise.

10/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

High Profile

Christian Siriano and Jordan Alexander Fashion Show Supports Texas Children's Program

Celeb-loved designers Christian Siriano and Theresa Bruno teamed up for the private Houston show.

10/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Banner Night

AVDA's Home Safe Home Gala Breaks Fundraising Record

The 14th annual event raised over $610,000 for the agency working to end family violence.

10/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Spooky Szn

The To-Doux List: Oct. 25-27

This weekend brings lots of shopping, '70s-inspired Halloween, and an 18th-century masquerade party.

10/24/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Merry and Bright

Paige Fertitta Hosts Annual Holiday Trunk Show for the Children's Art Project

The MD Anderson program sells merchandise inspired by pediatric cancer patients' artwork.

10/23/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Crap, That's This Weekend?

7 Last-Minute Houston-Inspired Halloween Costumes

Pick your favorite hometown hero (or star of an infamous scandal).

10/23/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Victory Lap

Pediatric Cancer Survivors Get Model Treatment at 12th Annual Fashion Show

The Champions Luncheon and Fashion Show raised over $270,000 for Texas Children's Cancer Center.

10/22/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Boo!

Spooky Soirée Brings in More Than $1 Million for the Children's Museum

A Wicked Affair transformed The Corinthian for one haunting evening.

10/18/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Dinner and a Show

Elijah Rising and A.D. Players Share Trafficking Victims' Stories in 'Survivor Monologues'

The theatrical event raised over $225,000 for the anti-sex-trafficking nonprofit.

10/18/2019 By Abby Ledoux

713-222-TIPS

Crime Stoppers Enlists Real-Life 'Mindhunter' for Gala Keynote

This month's event raised $433,000 for public safety initiatives.

10/18/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Weekend Warriors

The To-Doux List: Oct. 18-20

This weekend brings piercings, Diwali, and even more home tours.

10/17/2019 By Abby Ledoux

🏘

Peep Some of Houston's Finest Residential Architecture on This Weekend's AIA Home Tour

A jury of industry experts selected the eight homes on display this year.

10/16/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Good Times

C. Baldwin Hotel Debuts with a Star-Studded Party for the Ages

The affair drew nearly 2,000 guests, from rappers and athletes to socialites and CEOs, plus surprise performances from The Suffers and Gloria Gaynor.

10/16/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Fuschia Is the New Navy

Hot Pink Rules the Day at Sachin & Babi's Tootsies Fashion Show

The label unveiled its Resort 2020 collection at a sold-out event, raising more than $25,000 for The Diaper Foundation.

10/16/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Elegance Is Learned

Yes, Countess Luann Is in on the Joke

The Real Housewife of New York City recently brought her cabaret to Houston.

10/14/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Watch What Happens Live

Do You Want to Have Drinks with Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper? (Of Course You Do.)

We chat with the famous friends ahead of their return to Sugar Land this month for a new iteration of the AC2 Tour.

10/14/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Dish Society

Meet the Houston-Based Minimalist Tableware for More Than Just Newlyweds

Sara Kelly wants Rigby to be part of everyday routines.

10/14/2019 By Abby Ledoux

You Need to Calm Down

5 Ways to Unwind If You're as Stressed Out as the Rest of Houston Apparently Is

Prioritize your self care on National Mental Health Day.

10/10/2019 By Abby Ledoux

God Bless the Cold Front

The To-Doux List: October 10-13

This weekend brings luxury bags, trap karaoke, and the return of Runway Houston.

10/10/2019 By Abby Ledoux