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.

Rocket Power

Clint Capela Takes Kids on a Surprise Back-to-School Shopping Spree

The NBA star teamed up with Reliant to host 30 kids and their mentors from Big Brothers Big Sisters for his CC15 Foundation's inaugural Back 2 School program.

08/28/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Touchdown

The Texans Have New Merch Courtesy of Rongrong DeVoe

The beloved Houston-based fashion illustrator is behind the latest NFL collection.

08/28/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Naked and Afraid

We Visited Houston's First Traditional Korean Spa, and It Was Life-Changing

"When it was all over, I was buffed and bruised and feeling ... kind of great, honestly. I’d sloughed off all my dead skin and my puritanical nudity complex to come out the other side a better, brighter, cleaner me."

08/26/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Essay

A Life, in Parties

The parties we throw become snapshots we carry with us forever, monuments to moments big and small.

08/26/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Party City

These Party Must-Haves Are at the Top of Our List

From agate cheese boards to giant confetti balloons, these goodies will instantly upgrade any party you throw.

08/26/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Party City

5 Out-of-the-Box Themes for Your Next Celebration

Plus, all the ingredients you need for the most Houston photobooth of all time.

08/26/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Bayou City Bash

Party City: How to Throw the Perfect Celebration in Houston

We at Houstonia decided to do the leg work for you with this guide, even asking local pros to share their secrets. All that’s left to do? Find an excuse to host one. Given how much Houstonians love a good party, we’re sure you’ll think of something.

08/26/2019 Edited by Abby Ledoux

Party City

10 Frequently Asked Party Etiquette Questions

Local experts spill the tea on the modern rules for hosting and attending parties.

08/26/2019 By Laura Furr Mericas and Abby Ledoux

Party City

5 Pro Tips for Throwing the Best Party Ever

“No matter what time of year it is, have an extra bag of ice in your freezer, because you will always run out. It’s Texas. Just do it.”

08/26/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Bayou City Bash

Party City: How to Throw the Perfect Celebration in Houston

We at Houstonia decided to do the leg work for you with this guide, even asking local pros to share their secrets. All that’s left to do? Find an excuse to h...

08/26/2019 Edited by Abby Ledoux

Fashion

Fall Fashion Is Going Full Throttle

This season’s looks are all gas, no brakes. Shift into high gear with graphic prints and bold, primary colors paired with sleek and edgy accessories and—most importantly—an attitude befitting the winner’s circle.

08/26/2019 Edited by Abby Ledoux Photography by Cody Bess

Netflix and No Chill

Travis Scott Surprises Fans with a Netflix Documentary—and a Houston Pop-Up

The superstar rapper signed collectible VHS tapes featuring a 60-second preview of the forthcoming Travis Scott: Look Mom I Can Fly.

08/23/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Alexa, Play "Sandcastles" By Beyoncé

The To-Doux List: August 23-25

This weekend brings sample sales, sandcastles, and style talks.

08/22/2019 By Abby Ledoux

All That Glitters

This L.A.-Based Fine Jewelry Designer Has a Love Affair With Houston

Jared Lehr, whose luxe pieces have adorned celebs like Cardi and Miley, feels a real connection to the Bayou City.

08/22/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Best of Both Worlds

On the Market: An Industrial Loft with a Historic Railroad Past

A giant, renovated unit in Bayou Lofts, the former headquarters of Southern Pacific Railroad.

08/20/2019 By Abby Ledoux

It's 101 Degrees

The To-Doux List: August 16-18

This weekend brings vintage glass, celebrity trainers, and a bonus Monday pick.

08/15/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Woman Crush Wednesday

#WCW: Lizzie DeLacy

The DeLacy Wellness founder's holistic approach to fitness does not prioritize six-pack abs.

08/14/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Work It

MD Anderson Children's Patients Model Back-to-School Styles

The ninth annual fashion show drew a crowd at the Galleria.

08/13/2019 By Abby Ledoux

No Tears Left to Cry

5 Ways to Get Over Your Ex and Embrace This Hot Girl Summer

Consider this your self-care to-do list.

08/09/2019 By Alexis Vargas

It's Tax-Free Weekend

The To-Doux List: August 9–11

This weekend brings plenty of beer (and no sales tax!).

08/08/2019 By Abby Ledoux