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Seeking Simplicity

Seeking Simplicity

Lawn care, roof repair, leaky pipes, storm prep: Life is full of snags, hassles and nuisances that can multiply with time. Keeping up with that balance can leave you feeling overwhelmed, without enough time to focus on doing what you love. But the solution isn’t...

Standing in Honor of Service

Standing in Honor of Service

“In a world tormented by tension and the possibilities of conflict, we meet in a quiet commemoration of a historic day of peace,” said John F. Kennedy in his 1961 Veterans Day Address. This year more than most, those words have the ring of truth. The first Veterans...

By Design: The Architecture of Winter Park

By Design: The Architecture of Winter Park

Welcome to part four of “By Design,” The Mayflower’s blog series on art, architecture, and the ways they impact us. Previously, we discussed how our surroundings can shape our health, happiness, and relationships in a behind-the-scenes tour of our upcoming Club House...

By Design: Inviting the Outdoors In

By Design: Inviting the Outdoors In

Welcome to part three of “By Design,” The Mayflower’s blog series on art, architecture and culture. In parts one and two of this series, we discussed how our surroundings shape the way we have fun, make friends, and thrive. This week, we continue our behind-the-scenes...

By Design: The Form and Function of Fun

By Design: The Form and Function of Fun

Welcome to part two of “By Design,” The Mayflower’s blog series on art, architecture and culture. You can read part one here, where architect Emily Jimerson discussed how design and décor can foster warmth, friendship and good spirits. Now, we continue our...

By Design: Creating Spaces That Connect Us

By Design: Creating Spaces That Connect Us

Can warm surroundings spark closer friendships? Does your outlook improve in a room with a view? Possibly, yes. Americans spend about 90% of their time indoors, and scientific research suggests our surroundings can shape our lives more than we think. “Buildings and...