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.

Helping Houston

22 Nonprofits Worthy of Your Time, Money, or Both

Houston's nonprofit organizations—and the causes they support—could always use a helping hand.

07/20/2018 By Morgan Kinney, Gwendolyn Knapp, Nicki Koetting, Abby Ledoux, Laura Furr Mericas, and Dianna Wray

Ice House

How a Post-Harvey Viral Wedding Photo Inspired an Artist Across the Country

Sarah Miller wanted to do something nice for Chris and Shelley Holland after Hurricane Harvey derailed their wedding. So, she put her skills to use.

07/20/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Deals, Deals, Deals!!!

A Proposed Plan of Attack for Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale

Our guide to what to buy when the retailer's biggest sale of the season starts (for non-cardholders) Friday, July 20.

07/18/2018 By Abby Ledoux

New Neighbor Alert

Heights Retail Boom Continues With New Development

18th Street Bungalows, a 3,000-square-foot project, would bring two new tenants to the neighborhood.

07/18/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Astro Baby

What to Expect When Kate Upton's Expecting

Supermodel + MVP = good genes.

07/16/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Jean Jacket Love

Two Tequila Sisters Will Trick Out Your Denim Jacket

J. Landa's summer designer pop-up series continues with customized denim embellishment.

07/16/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Fitness Friday

Are Dog Owners More Likely to Be Fit?

Generally, studies say, yes.

07/13/2018 By Abby Ledoux

H-Town Vicious

Our 13 Favorite Shirts to Rep Houston for 713 Day

This is one day to really wear your pride on your sleeve.

07/13/2018 By Abby Ledoux

We Never Go Out of Style

With New In-House Stylist, a Luxury Shopping Center Just Got Even More Luxurious

River Oaks District has tapped well-known Houston stylist Stevie Bingham to soup up its offerings at The Studio.

07/12/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Good Deeds

Altar'd State Hosts a Blood Drive for Store Manager Battling Leukemia

All donations from this Saturday's drive in Rice Village will be credited to Emily Tade.

07/11/2018 By Abby Ledoux

To Market, To Market

This Houston-Made, All-Natural Beauty Brand Just Landed a Deal with Walmart

Camellia Alise is about to reach new heights.

07/10/2018 By Abby Ledoux

In Search of Quirk

Do You Have an Odd House? The Weird Homes Tour Wants to See (and Show) It

Now in its third year here, the Weird Homes Tour—exactly what it sounds like—returns in October and is looking for one-of-a-kind homes in the Bayou City.

07/03/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Summertime and the Living Is Easy

6 Secrets for Carefree Summer Entertaining

Lindsey Rose King, the force behind Houston-based subscription box Mostess, divulges her best party tips.

07/03/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Home of the Free, Land of the Cutoffs

10 Outfits for Your Fourth of July Celebration

Look good for your party in the USA.

07/02/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Fare Thee Well

Forty Five Ten Is Closing Its Houston Store

The Dallas import will not renew its lease in River Oaks District this fall.

06/28/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Insta Famous

12 Houston Influencers to Follow for Outfit Inspiration

These are the must-follow bloggers in our city according to rewardStyle.

06/28/2018 By Abby Ledoux

I Can See Clearly Now

Welcome to The Woodlands, Warby Parker

The trendy glasses retailer opens its second Houston-area shop on Saturday, June 30.

06/27/2018 By Abby Ledoux

What's In Her Bag?

Bag Check: Amanda Vu & Lisa Pham

The ladies of The Lash Lounge Memorial Green spill their bags for National Beautician's Day.

06/26/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Pinterest Fantasies

On the Market: A Whimsical West U Abode

Full of kaleidoscopic color and texture, this is the home of interior designer and Tribute Goods owner Karen Pulaski.

06/25/2018 By Abby Ledoux

You Can Check Out But You Can Never Leave

I Lived Like Drake with a Hotel Derek Staycation

"I'm posted at the Derek up on Westheimer, hit me when you're done your shift." –Drake, "Company"

06/22/2018 By Abby Ledoux