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.

Good Time Gals

Junior League's Fire and Ice Ball Draws Hot Crowd for Cool Party

The 71st annual charity gala raised $750,000 for the League's community program and volunteer initiatives.

02/14/2019 By Abby Ledoux

We'll Take Some Credit

Stormi Webster's Insane First Birthday Party Was Inspired by AstroWorld—Obviously

Well, we're officially jealous of a toddler.

02/12/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Go Big or Go Home

The Largest Freestanding Day Spa in Texas Is in Friendswood

After a $6.5 million, post-Harvey rebuild, the 22,000-square-foot Bergamos Retreat is back, bigger and better than ever.

02/08/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Fitness Friday

These Are Houstonians' Favorite Instructors on ClassPass

Local spin studios are fan favorites of the fitness membership service.

02/08/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Checking In, Please

3 Reasons We Love a Hotel Alessandra Staycation

The downtown boutique hotel is a standout.

02/07/2019 By Abby Ledoux

State of the HOU-nion

Nancy Pelosi's SOTU Necklace Came from a Houston Designer

The Mariquita Masterson piece was a gift from the Speaker's daughters after the November election.

02/06/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Bae Day

6 Valentine's Day Dates That Don't Involve a Table for Two

Skip the reservations this year.

02/05/2019 By Abby Ledoux

That'll Do, Pig

7 Gifts to Celebrate the Year of the Pig

Celebrate the Lunar New Year on February 5.

02/05/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Living Large

This Futuristic Smart Home is Houston's Most Expensive Sale Since 2016

The $10.25 million home at 3 W Rivercrest closed this week.

02/01/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Caftan Crazy

MIRTH Unveils New Caftan Collab with Everything But Water

The Houston-based sisters introduced two new tunics—and re-launched a past design—with the resort-wear retailer.

01/31/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Awww

Watch Deshaun Watson Surprise His Mom with a Renovation of His Childhood Home

The Texans quarterback and self-described "mama's boy" stars in the 2019 premiere of "My Houzz."

01/31/2019 By Abby Ledoux

A Little Much

Break the Bank in the Name of Love with a $20K V-Day

In February, the Post Oak Hotel offers the staycation of a lifetime—with a price tag to match.

01/30/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Runway Report

Local Designers Unite for Discovery Green's First Fashion Show

Downtown's pop-up boutique, LAUNCH, collaborated with the 12-acre urban park to showcase designs from more than 40 local makers including headliner Chloe Dao.

01/29/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Treat. Yo. Self.

The Most Convenient Way to Pamper Yourself Might Just Be at Memorial Green

Need a break? Here, we planned your next Saturday.

01/29/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Couple's Retreat

8 Ways to Spice Up Your Valentine's Day

According to your friendly neighborhood sexpert.

01/28/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Happy Trails

12 Ways to Upgrade Your Workout Gear

These products will help you hit the ground running.

01/28/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Ice House

Meet Lou Savarese, Houston's Heavyweight Champ

He's been to the Olympics; fought Holyfield, Tyson, and Foreman; and now he runs the city's newest fight club in West U.

01/28/2019 By Abby Ledoux

What's Old is New Again

A Landmark River Oaks Property Gets a New Lease on Life

The former site of The Georgian will soon accommodate new apartments, townhomes, and retail and restaurant space.

01/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Chill Out

I Tried It: Cryotherapy

Freezin' for a reason.

01/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Current Obsessions

Want/Need/Love: Frequent Flyer Edition

Five things to make your life on the road (or in the air) that much easier.

01/24/2019 By Abby Ledoux