Azaleas ‘n Amazing Antiques
Rienzi Mansion ‘n Gardens


Lunch at “The Lodge”
(Rainbow Lodge)

March 7, 2019

281.649.3362 or TheGuild@HBU.edu

Meet at HBU Parking lot 5 Bus Leaves Promptly @ 9:45
Due to Limited Parking ALL are encouraged to ride the bus


The MFAH house museum for European decorative arts, is on the Annual Azalea Trail on four acres of wooded gardens, 3 miles from downtown Houston in the historic River Oaks neighborhood. Formerly the home of philanthropists Carroll Sterling Masterson and Harris Masterson III. It was designed by prominent Houston architect John Staub in 1952, and in 1972 a ballroom was added to the residence, which allowed the owners more room for entertaining and their growing collection of European ceramics, which today forms the core of the Rienzi Collection of European decorative arts, paintings, furnishings, porcelain, and extensive holdings of miniatures.


“Rustic ‘n Sophisticated, not Stuffy”, is how owner, Donnette Hansen, describes “The Lodge”. Overlooking lush creek-side grounds, this 100+ year old log cabin is a comfortable yet refined setting for fine dining. Houstonian’s have been creating memories at The Lodge for over 40 years. The chef and the entire staff work to provide a special dining experience at ‘The Lodge’, knowing how important the details are. Two onsite kitchen gardens and a small citrus orchard help complete their menu of unique dishes, which are inspired by seasonal harvest, local ranches and growers.

 It’s a day you won’t want to miss as the Chairs Jodi Eby and Deany Meinke put together the finishing touches with their committee.


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