Creating a family centered business was a priority for Annette even before she had children of her own. Born and raised in Wisconsin, she is the fifth of six children in a close knit and entrepreneurial family. Diligence, hard work and the importance of family above all else were core values Annette learned as a child and carried into her professional pursuits.
Shortly after launching Barefoot Dreams, Annette met and married Stan, the love of her life. Together, the two continued to grow and develop the company in Malibu. To their joy and delight, Barefoot Dreams soon became a family affair with the birth of their sons, Grayson William, Chase Clayton and Preston Thomas Cook, their greatest creations and ongoing sources of inspiration.
The Barefoot Dreams collection features a variety of soft and luxurious blankets and throws, precious newborn and toddler wear, distinctive accessories and adult apparel. Barefoot Dreams is featured in 5 star resorts and spas and is a top seller at major department stores and boutiques around the world.