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Stunning Buffalo Bayou mansion proves to be the perfect setting for waterways protecting gala

Stunning Buffalo Bayou mansion proves to be perfect setting for gala

2 Robert Wilson, from left, Linessa Zuniga, Jessica Stull and Cory Stull at the Bayou Preservation Association 15th annual glala Bayoutopia October 2014
Robert Wilson, from left, Linessa Zuniga, and Jessica and Cory Stull. Photo by © Jenny Antill
14 Dan Searight and Mariana Green at the Bayou Preservation Association 15th annual glala Bayoutopia October 2014
Dan Searight and Mariana Green. Photo by © Jenny Antill
15 Chad and Amanda Brown, from left, and Ginni and Jim Robertson at the Bayou Preservation Association 15th annual glala Bayoutopia October 2014.
Chad and Amanda Brown, from left, and Ginni and Jim Robertson. Photo by © Jenny Antill
6 Laurie Vander Ploeg, from left, Natasha Bleyzer and Katheryn Lott at the Bayou Preservation Association 15th annual glala Bayoutopia October 2014
Laurie Vander Ploeg, from left, Natasha Bleyzer and Katheryn Lott. Photo by © Jenny Antill
3 Robert Rayburn and Kathy Lord at the Bayou Preservation Association 15th annual glala Bayoutopia October 2014
Robert Rayburn and Kathy Lord. Photo by © Jenny Antill
11 Irene and Lev Bleyzer, from left, with Heidi Cruz at the Bayou Preservation Association 15th annual glala Bayoutopia October 2014
Irene and Lev Bleyzer, from left, with Heidi Cruz. Photo by © Jenny Antill
9 Ty and Lynn Kelly at the Bayou Preservation Association 15th annual glala Bayoutopia October 2014
Ty and Lynn Kelly. Photo by © Jenny Antill
5 Nicholas and Frances Stephens at the Bayou Preservation Association 15th annual glala Bayoutopia October 2014
Nicholas and Frances Stephens. Photo by © Jenny Antill
8 Fielding and Meredith Cocke at the Bayou Preservation Association 15th annual glala Bayoutopia October 2014
Fielding and Meredith Cocke. Photo by © Jenny Antill
4 Michael and Natasha Bleyzer at the Bayou Preservation Association 15th annual glala Bayoutopia October 2014
Michael and Natasha Bleyzer. Photo by © Jenny Antill
2 Robert Wilson, from left, Linessa Zuniga, Jessica Stull and Cory Stull at the Bayou Preservation Association 15th annual glala Bayoutopia October 2014
14 Dan Searight and Mariana Green at the Bayou Preservation Association 15th annual glala Bayoutopia October 2014
15 Chad and Amanda Brown, from left, and Ginni and Jim Robertson at the Bayou Preservation Association 15th annual glala Bayoutopia October 2014.
6 Laurie Vander Ploeg, from left, Natasha Bleyzer and Katheryn Lott at the Bayou Preservation Association 15th annual glala Bayoutopia October 2014
3 Robert Rayburn and Kathy Lord at the Bayou Preservation Association 15th annual glala Bayoutopia October 2014
11 Irene and Lev Bleyzer, from left, with Heidi Cruz at the Bayou Preservation Association 15th annual glala Bayoutopia October 2014
9 Ty and Lynn Kelly at the Bayou Preservation Association 15th annual glala Bayoutopia October 2014
5 Nicholas and Frances Stephens at the Bayou Preservation Association 15th annual glala Bayoutopia October 2014
8 Fielding and Meredith Cocke at the Bayou Preservation Association 15th annual glala Bayoutopia October 2014
4 Michael and Natasha Bleyzer at the Bayou Preservation Association 15th annual glala Bayoutopia October 2014

What: Bayou Preservation Association's 15th annual gala, "Bayoutopia."

Where: An outdoor setting at the home of Natasha and Michael Bleyzer on the banks of Buffalo Bayou.

The 411:  Laurie and Doug Vander Ploeg, Frances and Nick Stephens, Mariana Green and Dan Searight chaired the idyllic evening in which the weather cooperated and the verdant scenery of the surrounding nature preserve spoke of the beauty of the city's natural landscapes and waterways. In fact, the mission of  the Bayou Preservation Association is the protection of the city's 2,500 miles of waterways.

The magnificent 15,000 square foot contemporary home with its glowing pool patio provided a perfect setting for the evening that featured trampoline entertainment by the Houston Gymnastics Center, dinner by Tony's catering and plenty of chatter about the otherworldly setting.

Who: Among the 275 guests were Bayou Preservation Association director Kathy Lord, Meredith and Fielding Cocke, Robert Rayburn, Lynn and Ty Kelly, Heidi Cruz, Irene and Lev Bleyzer, Amanda and Chad Brown and Jessica and Cory Stull.