Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens Bayou Bend is the American decorative arts wing of the MFAH. Displayed in the former home of Houston civic leader and philanthropist Ima Hogg (1882–1975), the collection is one of the finest showcases of American furnishings, silver, ceramics, and paintings in the world. The house is situated on 14 acres of organically maintained gardens in Houston's historic River Oaks neighborhood. Open year-round, Bayou Bend welcomes thousands of visitors every year
Surfside Beach, Texas. The flattest oceanfront I've ever seen— the waves looked like ripples from the front balcony. My uncle said that the Utah girls turned into Texas mermaids on the beach, and I adored him for it.