Azaleas ‘n Amazing Antiques
March 7, 2019
The Guild ladies began the day with a trip aboard the HBU Husky Bus to Rienzi Mansion situated on four acres of wooded gardens in the historic River Oaks neighborhood and featured on the Azalea Trail. Formerly the home of philanthropists Carroll Sterling Masterson and Harris Masterson III, it was designed by prominent Houston architect John Staub in 1952. A very informative guided tour of the extensive collection of European decorative arts, paintings, furnishings, porcelain and miniatures was provided to the group by knowledgeable docents.
After visiting Rienzi, the ladies traveled to Rainbow Lodge, a 100+ year-old log cabin with a comfortable yet refined setting overlooking lush creekside grounds. The popular restaurant has been one of Houston’s favorite dining establishments for over 40 years. Guests were treated to an exceptional lunch inspired by the seasonal harvest from local ranches and growers.
The ladies returned to the HBU campus in late afternoon having enjoying a full day of warm fellowship, unique experiences, and outstanding cuisine.