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.

Bayougraphy

Tilman Fertitta Shares His Playbook

Houston's celebrity billionaire chronicles his ascent in Shut Up and Listen!, his first book, released last month.

09/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Haunted Texas

Searching for Spirits at Seguin’s Haunted Magnolia Hotel

A small town with a rich history—the perfect breeding ground for ghosts.

09/25/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Haunted Texas

A Tour of Haunted Texas

In honor of Halloween, we visited three of the spookiest hotels in Texas—in Seguin, Galveston, and Jefferson—to spend the night where spirits (supposedly) dwell.

09/25/2019 By Morgan Kinney, Abby Ledoux, Dianna Wray, and Chris Gray

Do You Believe in Magic?

Houston-Designed Fine Jewelry That's Part Fashion Statement, Part Amulet

Katrina Kelly brings her whimsical, old world-inspired Wisdom Wands to Tootsies for a trunk show this Wednesday and Thursday.

09/24/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Keep Houston Weird

Tour 7 of Houston's Most Unusual Abodes This Weekend

The Weird Homes Tour returns Saturday, September 28.

09/24/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Q&A

Prominent Indian Designer Anita Dongre Talks Inspiration, Sustainability, and Empowering Other Women

Dongre, who's dressed everyone from Beyoncé to Hillary Clinton, recently brought her latest collection to Houston.

09/23/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Stay Dry

The To-Doux List: September 20-22

This weekend brings modern homes, sidewalk sales, and beauty deals.

09/19/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Puppy Love

Animal Advocates Party for a Cause at PetSet's 15th Annual Bash

The "Fierce and Fabulous Soiree" honored Kara and Lance McCullers this year and raised more than $440,000 for animal welfare efforts around the city.

09/18/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Modern Love

Here Are All the Stops on This Year's Houston Modern Home Tour

The Modern Architecture + Design Society's ninth annual tour returns on Saturday, September 21.

09/17/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Super Chic

Dramatic Fall Trends Take Center Stage at Junior League's Opening Style Show

Tootsies creative director Fady Armanious sent plenty of animal print, dark florals, and glitter down the Tea Room runway.

09/17/2019 By Abby Ledoux

I Just Hope Both Teams Have Fun

5 (All Local) Game Day Essentials for the Football Fashionista

The Texans' first home game is this Sunday. Prepare yourself accordingly.

09/13/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Fitness Friday

Is Electrical Muscle Stimulation the Next Fitness Craze?

Manduu, now open in River Oaks, is betting on it.

09/13/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Virtual Tour

These New Luxury Apartments Have the Amenities of Your Dreams

With a 9,000-square-foot amenities floor, The McAdams might make you wonder if you're actually living in a hotel.

09/13/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Just Be Careful on Friday the 13th

The To-Doux List: September 13-15

This weekend brings street fashion, dad jokes, and drag divas.

09/12/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Dashing Through the Show

The Insider's Guide to Round Top

The DASH ladies divulge their must-dos ahead of this year's fall antiques show.

09/05/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Swipe Right

The To-Doux List: Sept. 5–8

This weekend brings vintage shopping, yoga (with beer), and online dating...in real life?

09/05/2019 By Abby Ledoux

I Just Took a DNA Test, Turns Out...

Can Genetic Testing Actually Help You Get Fit?

Knowledge is power.

09/04/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Like Home, But Cleaner

Somewhere Between a Hotel and an Apartment, There's Lyric

The short-term rental feels sort of like house-sitting for your coolest friend.

08/30/2019 By Abby Ledoux

We Stan a Long Weekend

The To-Doux List: August 30–September 2

This weekend brings Labor Day sales, Houston's birthday party, and the best boy band to ever exist. Ever.

08/29/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Work of Art

New Luxury Condos in the Museum District are Tailor-Made for Art Lovers

Details matter at The Mondrian at the Museums.

08/29/2019 By Abby Ledoux