Best. Motto. Ever.

Best. Motto. Ever.
You'll hear me repeat it until my dying day: "BARE FEET = HAPPY LIFE!" ...It's THAT simple!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Craving Bare Feet Weather, and Pining for Summer 2015!

   
Bare feet, "hangin' around" on a boat!
I love how playful this is!
     
     If you live in the northeast, or northern central, USA, you know exactly what I'm talking about. This winter has been particularly brutal, and, after an especially crappy February (in which Boston almost set a new all-time record for snowfall), we are now, in mid-March, FINALLY starting to see some noticeable melting of the copious inches of ice, and dirty (no longer fluffy & pretty), snow! YES! You know what that means, right?! Bare feet weather & happy, sunny days aren't too far off now! Chin up, my, "shoes are overrated", friends! And don't forget to go get your pedis, if you need to! Hah, waaaaaaay too many are still suffering from "winter feet", so go visit your local pedi salon, and give 'em some love! 

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Bare Feet as Art, and Kicking Off 2015!

Metaphor for a love of the simple things:
BARE FEET,  FEET UP,
RELAXATION, COFFEE!  :)
     Hello, Barefoot Nation! Hope everyone's New Year's Eve celebrations were fun and that, any resolutions that you made for 2015 end up being successful for you! ..And, of course, as always, keep flying that, "shoes are SO overrated", flag as much as you possibly can! Here's the latest in fantastic, "Bare feet as art", that I've come across on Instagram, or from other online sources... None of these are my photos, but, like most eye-catching pics, they are definitely worth sharing with the world..

Perfection in bare feet, with some of the nicest, cutest
feet that I've ever come across, in a gorgeous
clover setting for eye-popping contrast!

"Waiting for Laughter".. I love tickling bare feet,
and this is a beautiful, artistic capture
of that simple life pleasure that I love so much!

It's winter now.. So, hey, let's remind
 YOU of summer happiness!
Or your winter vacations to somewhere
warmer! :)


Saturday, December 27, 2014

Christmas Toes 2015! ..And Language Barriers Do Suck!

CHRISTMAS CANDY CANE TOES
FOR 2014!
     Sooooo, I went to the pedicure place, during the day on Christmas Eve, to finally get 2015's Christmas toes done, not thinking that the whole affair could've ended up being used for a Rosetta Stone language CD commercial! But, sure enough, the Chinese nail girl could not understand that I wanted my entire toenail to look like a candy cane, and NOT just paint a buncha' little candy canes on my toes, like they did two years ago! Even showing her a photo of a candy cane, on my phone, didn't help (in fact, that probably made it worse!), as she just could not grasp the concept that I was trying to explain. Thankfully, Sophie, the owner, was able to bridge the language gap, and finally get the point across! So, without further ado, I present my amazing Christmas toes for 2015! And I know they're amazing, because the REALLY cute chick paying for her pedi at the same time that I was paying for mine (and getting a few gift certificates also), looked down at my feet (as we were standing next to each other at the counter), and exclaimed, "Oh my God! Those are about the best toes I've ever seen! Can I please take a picture?!"..Hah, I never, ever deny that request! The more people taking photos of my bare feet & rockstar toes, the more I end up smiling at the silliness! Hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas, and is ready for an even happier New Year! Barefoot Nation loves you all!

I LOVE this!
..And it really amuses me to think of three really ticklish volunteers
laying there, trying to stay still (and not twitch!),
but cracking up laughing,  as airbrushes & paintbrushes
 tickle the bottoms of their bare feet, creating this amazing winter scene!
 Ticklish feet as art! Who knew?!! :)
 


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Summer 2014's, "Bare Feet As Art", Best Of, Continued!

None only are those "barefoot sandals" beautiful,
those are also just spectacular bare feet,
in themselves! ..Easy to see how that
person landed the modeling gig! Perfection!
   
A wedding photographers incredibly original
& cute idea to get the bride & the groom both
BAREFOOT. I absolutely love this!
Bare feet, pool floating bliss! Holding onto summer!
     As summer, 2014, ends, and the first day of autumn settles in, I came across a few more BRILLIANT works of photographic art on the internet, combining bare feet, cuteness, ticklishness, lighting, tone, and anything else you wanna stuff into photography involving one of my most favorite topics on the planet: happy, bare, feet! (None of these are my original work, but all of the edits are my creative juices flowing) Enjoy, my friends! 


Puddle jumping barefoot! Love the
reflection effect!







Thursday, August 28, 2014

Summer 2014's Best 'Bare Feet As Art' Photography Moments

Instagrammer's barefoot golf day in the Bahamas..
THIS WOULD TOTALLY BE ME ON A GOLF COURSE! :)
Sammie's beachin' bare feet
Instagrammer's poolside barefootin' chill time
My favorite photo this summer: The HAPPY,
positive mojo of relaxed, dangling
bare feet!
        As summer winds down and the kids all get ready for back to school, here are the best "Bare Feet As Art" photo moments that I personally came across this summer. Some are my shots, some are my friends' work, and some are examples that I came across on the 'net. ..But, ALL of them are pure BAREFOOT AWESOMENESS. Stay shoes-free, my friends!
Kristin's backyard bare feet relaxation.. And then
a visit from a "lady" friend! 

My Russian friend's Instagram, barefoot,
outdoors peacefulness! SO artistic!
..Keep 'em coming! You can never, ever have enough
"Bare Feet As Art" moments!






Thursday, August 7, 2014

Casinos & Clubbin' Barefoot! Let's Party!

     Out of all the places that I've happily gone barefoot, I'll admit that I had never thought, not even for a second, that I'd be able to add any ritzy "casinos" to that silly list. Sure, I've strolled into college & high school classes, barefoot, back in the day, and gone into countless stores/businesses/libraries/etc., barefoot, too. ..And yes, it's well-documented how much that I love dancing & partying barefoot, ALL night, with my dates at various weddings & engagements. Shoes just suck, as they just trap & stifle your positive energy. Life is so much better barefoot, and that rule will never, ever change in my own personal experiences..
Barefoot strolls on marble floors.. STILL
HEAVEN!
     Rewind a few days, and myself and a bunch of friends had rented a few hotel rooms up at Foxwoods' Fox Tower because we were going up there for the Sammy Hagar, "History of Rock", concert, being that Sammy wasn't playing any NY-metro area shows. When we got there, I couldn't help but notice the immaculate & gorgeous marble floors that ran throughout the Fox Tower lobby, and throughout the three-hotel/multiple-casinos complex (the casino areas were all carpeted, but where there wasn't carpet, it was beautiful marble or tile work). I actually chuckled a little to myself thinking about how good those floors must feel to the bottoms of bare feet, making a mental note to find out at some point later on in the night. We drank copious amounts of Sammy's Cabo Wabo tequila, the concert was incredibly fun, and then we drank more tequila afterwards. At about 12:30 am, my three compatriots were all down for the count, unable to keep running on all cylinders with so much tequila in their systems. But me, I'm an animal, and tequila is like Popeye's spinach to me (adrenaline), so I shuffled down to the casino in t-shirt, blue jeans, and flip-flops, and sidled up to a roulette table. Played for about an hour, enjoying the free beers, when I noticed a girl walk by in a cocktail dress, but barefoot. Then another girl, no shoes in sight. I smiled, being the "CEO" of "Barefoot Nation", because I always love that "no shoes" stuff. Then another girl walked by, no shoes on, again. I'm not talking just 3 or 4 girls, now, there was about 15-20 different girls, all seemingly fairly tipsy, who apparently had been in any one of the casino dance-clubs, and had ditched their high heels to go barefoot at some point prior to me seeing them. I didn't see anyone reprimanding these girls for being barefoot either, so I thought, "I guess it's all good at this hour!"..Bet my last $25.00, and then it was time to go feel the caress of that smooth marble floor. Took off my flip-flops, and went for a very nice, drunken stroll, to walk barefoot on the marble, and go find a pizza kiosk still open at 2 am. And, as it would happen during my 30-minute walk, I came upon two barefoot, intoxicated girls, who thought that my "Rockstar" toes were "the coolest thing ever", and wanted to take a picture of my bare feet! No matter where I go, that one is a given!
     Not to be outdone, though, my other friends were vacationing in Las Vegas, and my original bare feet buddy (from our high school years), Mary, sent me a pic. She had been dancing, happily barefoot, until 6 am, including bare feet in the DJ booth! ..Yep, that's a WIN if ever there was one!

Mary's bathed in neon lights as bare feet reign supreme on a
Las Vegas dancefloor, AND in the DJ booth, too!