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.

I Couldn't Help But Wonder...

28 Ways Sex and the City Inspired Our Style

We salute the legendary show on its 20th anniversary.

06/07/2018 By Abby Ledoux

It's the Freakin' Weekend

Summer Saturdays Have Arrived at River Oaks District

Enjoy free Equinox classes, live music, and giant games every Saturday in June and July.

06/01/2018 By Abby Ledoux

New In Town

A Dallas-Based Men's Custom Clothier Expands to Sawyer Heights

Harper & Jones, known for bench-made suits, debuts its Washington Ave. showroom.

05/31/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Women's Leadership Series

Asia Society's Women In Fashion Spotlights Asian Designers

Chloe Dao, Becky Hollands, Khanh Nguyen, and Naina Shah headlined the sold-out event to conclude the Women's Leadership Series.

05/30/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Swipe Right

7 Online Dating Tips from Bumble's Sociologist

Dr. Jess Carbino breaks down the dos and don'ts of swiping.

05/30/2018 By Abby Ledoux

The Doctor Is In

Meet Dr. Charlene Lawson, the O&G Scientist Turned Personal Stylist

As a "style chemist," Lawson uses her science background to revamp closets.

05/29/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Best Campgrounds

10 Must-Haves For Your Next Camping Trip

Because you need fancy marshmallows.

05/29/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Coming of Age, Houston-Style

What Goes Into a Modern Quinceañera?

From extravagant dresses to gourmet snacks, 15 has never been so sweet.

05/29/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Clutch City

Pride Month Is Here. What Will You Be Wearing?

A round-up of rainbow attire for this month's Pride parade.

05/29/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Coming of Age, Houston-Style

3 Questions for a Houston Girl Planning Her Sweet 16

"Plan really early."

05/29/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Coming of Age, Houston-Style

3 Questions for a Houston Girl After Her Quinceañera

"I really think it represented who I am."

05/29/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Coming of Age, Houston-Style

Inside the Magical, Overwhelming World of the Houston Quinceañera Expo

Today's quinceañera goes big.

05/29/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Historic Homes

This Galveston Estate Was 144 Years in the Making

Restoring this old beauty was a labor of love.

05/29/2018 By Abby Ledoux and Laura Furr Mericas

Historic Homes

The Queen Anne Bungalow in the Heights That Oozes Southern Charm

It's hard to tell where new begins and old ends in this 1920s-era home.

05/29/2018 By Abby Ledoux and Laura Furr Mericas

Historic Homes

This Midcentury Modern Ranch Is Now an 'Art House'

Tim Kollatschny and Stephen Goldberg have managed to create a slice of Zen countryside in the middle of the city.

05/29/2018 By Abby Ledoux and Laura Furr Mericas

Herstory

100 Years Ago, Women in Harris County Were Granted the Right to Vote

Thanks to Hortense Sparks Ward's tireless fight for women's suffrage.

05/29/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Elements of Style

Like Mother, Like Daughter: Donae and Bella Chramosta Talk Style

The owner of The Vintage Contessa and Times Past has a mini-me.

05/29/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Bundle Up

9 Sweaters for the Frigid, Pervasive Chill of Houston Air Conditioning

Keep these on-hand for the days when there's a 30-degree temperature differential between your office and the parking lot.

05/24/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Let's Talk About "Unmentionables"

This Houston-Based e-Boutique Carries Lingerie from Demure and Delicate to Full-on 50 Shades

Touche Moi specializes in small-batch, hard-to-find labels.

05/24/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Q&A

Meet the Houston-Born Makeup Artist to Stars Like the Kardashians

Long before she was crafting Ariana Grande's Met Gala glam, Ash K Holm was working in the Galleria MAC.

05/22/2018 By Abby Ledoux