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.

The Essential Guide to Asiatown

How to Spend a Day in Dun Huang Plaza

The Bellaire Boulevard strip mall can be overwhelming to newcomers. Here's an itinerary to get you started.

06/22/2018 By Abby Ledoux

The Essential Guide to Asiatown

3 Great Spots for Reflexology and Massage in Asiatown

Kick up your feet and relax.

06/22/2018 By Abby Ledoux

The Drawl

5 Amazing Pools You Should Try to Get In This Summer

Just a little summertime scheming.

06/22/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Ice House

How Do Shakespeare Festival Actors Survive the Houston Heat?

To sweat or not to sweat: That is the question.

06/22/2018 By Abby Ledoux

#DoingItForTheInsta

Behind the 'Gram: The Secret Life of Houston's Insta Influencers

How to win friends and influence people.

06/22/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Luxury Living

A Midcentury River Oaks Property Has Been Reimagined Into Posh Luxury Condos

Look inside luxury Westheimer high-rise The River Oaks.

06/21/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Good Deeds

Houston Cancer Patients Can Get Free Rides to Treatment Through Lyft

The rideshare company has partnered with the American Cancer Society's Road to Recovery program to offer the service.

06/20/2018 By Abby Ledoux

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7 Things That Happened at Post Malone's Houston Show

Guitar smashing, guest appearances, and lots of Bud Light.

06/20/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Book Notes

Our Evening with David Sedaris

The author draws a crowd—and then some—at Brazos Bookstore.

06/19/2018 By Abby Ledoux

I Downloaded Tidal For This

8 Quotes from Everything Is Love For Your Instagram Captions

Changed the game with that digital drop.

06/19/2018 Photography by Abby Ledoux

Stars, They're Just Like Us

A Legendary Houston Pageant Coach Makes His Major TV Debut With Mama June and Honey Boo Boo

Catch "King of Queens" J.J. Smith on this season of Mama June: From Not to Hot.

06/15/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Females Are Strong as Hell

Celebrate Girl Power with Us at Houstonia's Inaugural Woman Up! Event

Tickets are on sale now for our two-day celebration of wellness, sisterhood, and trail-blazing women.

06/13/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Gotta Catch 'Em All

The 5 Guys You'll Meet Online Dating In Houston

No, your eyes aren't deceiving you, you have seen him before.

06/13/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Rad Dads

23 Things to Get Your Dad Before Sunday

Presenting your last-minute Father's Day gift guide.

06/13/2018 By Abby Ledoux

HOU > DFW

A Professional Beauty Event Is Moving from Dallas to Houston

Organizers cited Houston's status as an "up-and-coming beauty hub" and the city's post-Harvey resiliency among reasons for the move.

06/12/2018 By Abby Ledoux

She's Still the One

With Houston Show, Shania Twain Reminds Us She's a Goddess and Just as Good as Ever

Despite some bizarre intervals, the June 9 Toyota Center concert proved no one does country-pop better than Shania.

06/11/2018 By Abby Ledoux

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A New Nationwide Survey Ranks Houston Fourth In Bridezillas

Other findings: Houston brides care a lot about religious traditions and...cake.

06/08/2018 By Abby Ledoux

You Fancy Huh?

River Oaks Party Shows Off Luxury New Build 'The Branford'

The French modern home is listed just under $6.3 million.

06/08/2018 By Abby Ledoux

The Perfect Match

Lancôme Debuts Bespoke Makeup, Available In the Galleria

Using technology to formulate an exact skin tone match, the French cosmetics company now deals in custom-made foundation.

06/07/2018 By Abby Ledoux