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.

Shoot Your Shot

There's a New Tequila Terrace at Toyota Center

Bandero transformed a previously vacant nook outside the Toyota Center suites into a drinking destination.

01/15/2019 By Abby Ledoux

It's a Match!

Bumble Wants You to Meet Your Date IRL

The Austin-based dating app has launched more than 80 verified locations called BumbleSpots across the U.S. and Canada, including four in Houston.

01/11/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Fitness Friday

A Colossal Athletic Resort Has Opened at Baybrook Mall

At 123,000 square feet, Life Time's ninth Houston-area location is bigger and better than ever.

01/11/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Bank Account Blowout

We're Kind of Obsessed with This Massive Sale

Houston Tri Delta alumnae bring you more than 50 of your favorite boutiques under one roof for one weekend only, all to benefit MD Anderson Children's Cancer Center Hospital.

01/10/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Sharp Dressed Man

Travis Scott Covers L'Uomo Vogue; Talks Style, Houston, and Harvard

The Italian men's fashion pub tapped Houston's hottest rapper as the face of "new elegance."

01/09/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Prime Real Estate

On the Market: A Luxe Heights Abode

The dreamy four-bedroom, circa 1935, is listed for $1.3 million.

01/04/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Razzle Dazzle 'Em

Ars Lyrica Toasts 2019 with a Glittering New Year's Eve Gala

As is tradition, the Grammy-nominated early music ensemble ushered in the new year with dinner, a Chicago-style show, plenty of bubbly, and a view of the downtown fireworks.

01/03/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Doing it for the 'Gram

Is Houston's Most Instagrammable Location...the Toyota Center?

Well, kind of. It's the only spot in H-Town to crack a new list of the most hashtagged locations in the U.S.

01/03/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Love and Basketball

Rockets Players Spread Holiday Cheer to Houston Kids

Chris Paul and Clint Capela played Santa this year.

01/01/2019 By Abby Ledoux

An Experiental Year

6 Things We Tried in 2018

From milking a goat to trying out for The Bachelor, we learned a thing or two by broadening our horizons this year.

12/31/2018 Edited by Abby Ledoux

Cool Story

What Did I Learn By Freezing My Fat Cells?

In my quest to determine if the body contouring fad CoolSculpting actually works, I uncovered a deeper query: Why do I need it?

12/31/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Have Fun, Feel Great

The 10 Best Spas in Houston

Treat yo'self. You deserve it.

12/31/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Have Fun, Feel Great

10 Standout Salons Worth Entrusting Your Tresses

Whatever your hair style or need.

12/31/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Have Fun, Feel Great

10 Fitness Classes For Every Mood

So you’ve decided to start working out. Here’s where to go when you feel a certain way.

12/31/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Have Fun, Feel Great

10 Wellness Resolutions for 2019

We're all going to be better this year.

12/31/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Money, Money, Money

One Woman's (Failed) Quest to Follow a Budget for a Week

We'll give her an A for effort (and creativity).

12/31/2018 By Abby Ledoux

News

What Happens When Female Soldiers Come Home?

Support services are ill-equipped when it comes to helping female veterans, who experience service, deployment, and trauma differently from their male counterparts, and have different needs after leaving the military.

12/31/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Fitness Friday

Orangetheory's Torture the Trainer Funds Wishes for 9 Local Kids

The 15 Houston-area fitness studios raised a combined $80,100 for Make-a-Wish Foundation of the Texas Gulf Coast & Louisiana.

12/28/2018 By Abby Ledoux

🏠

Our 10 Most Popular Home and Real Estate Stories of 2018

A major theme: We all want to look inside other people's houses.

12/27/2018 Edited by Abby Ledoux

Best Of

Your 11 Favorite Lifestyle Stories in 2018

From body cream to Beyoncé.

12/26/2018 Edited by Abby Ledoux