The stimulating Christie Brinkley


Christie Brinkley is an upbeat disciple for Bellissima, a stimulating wine. Upbeat, and as Mark Phillips discovered, VERY hands on. (An progressing chronicle of this story was creatively promote on Nov 20, 2016):

“It’s my new workout,” grunted Christie Brinkley, lugging a booze case.

No one will ever credit Brinkley of a miss of enthusiasm.  Lately, she’s been even some-more motivated.

Bellissima is her unequivocally possess booze tab — a operation of Prosecco, a Italian sparkle that is about a hottest thing in a booze business right now. U.S. sales are adult about a third any year lately. 


Christie Brinkley (with match Mark Phillips) lugs cases of her wine, Bellissima.

And Brinkley and her partners consider they’ve found a approach to mangle by a marketplace clutter: Her.

Phillips said, “Of all a places I’ve graphic you, a loading wharf wasn’t one of them, we have to say.”

“Oh, trust me, I’m concerned in each aspect of this,” she said.

More than 4 decades into a displaying career, Christie Brinkley never met a camera lens she didn’t like — and that didn’t like her back.

Prosecco, prolonged a pre-dinner booze in Italy, is being marketed in a U.S. as a kind of champagne but a pretentions (and but a cost tag). More froth for a buck.

Phillips asked if she were a Prosecco lady before removing concerned in a Prosecco business. “Oh yeah, I’ve had my satisfactory share,” she laughed.

In a Veneto segment of Italy, about an hour north of Venice, where anything that calls itself Prosecco has to come from, they can’t make adequate of a stuff. (“Everybody wants Prosecco,” Brinkley said.)  If you’re going to get into a booze business, this is a place.

And this is where Brinkley has come.


Christie Brinkley checks out a grapes of a Italian vineyard where her Prosecco, Bellissima, is made.

She’s not usually found a booze she likes; Christie Brinkley seems to have found a fountain of youth.  She’s 63 years aged now … going on 23 by a demeanour of her. 

“You know, we have been around a looooong time,” she said.

It has been 38 years given she became a nation’s pin-up girl, appearing on 3 uninterrupted Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue covers, from 1979 to 1981 — a usually time anybody’s ever finished that. “I finished adult amatory this career,” she said. “And we adore a fact that each day is different. No dual days are alike.”

And her life has been like a timeline of a Boomer Generation, if a small some-more glamorous.  Not everybody has a pop-star father in whose strain video we can some-more or reduction play yourself.  

“I have a thesis song,” she laughed. “Wherever we go!

“It’s so humorous since we walked into a U.S. Open with my son, who loves tennis. And a second we lay down, ‘Uptown Girl’ starts. And we said, ‘Oh my gosh, what a coincidence!’  And he goes, ‘Now, Mom, we don’t consider it’s a coincidence. Look up.’ And we’re on a Jumbotron!”

Billy Joel, of “Uptown Girl” fame, was one of 4 husbands and 4 divorces — dual good, dual bad, she says. There were 3 children along a way.

It’s been a life of mostly highs and some poignant lows, from her family’s beginnings in Michigan, to surfer-girl California, to an art student’s life in Paris where she was detected in a post office, a fable goes.

“I never unequivocally wanted to be a model. That was never a dream of mine,” she said. “And we was a small embarrassed. But we indispensable a money!

“But my friends, we know, were kind of like, ‘Well, that’s so bourgeois of we to do this. How can we do this?’ And we was like, ‘Well, we can means to take us all to Greece!’ And they’re like, ‘Okay! Not bad.'”

Whenever she’s been counted out, she’s always seemed to miscarry behind — never with a higher, or maybe some-more unlikely, miscarry than when she was asked to play Roxi Hart in a long-running musical, “Chicago.” The reviews, like her marriages, were mixed. But it jump-started her career once again.

“I never felt like we retired,” she said. “I always get a small bit angry when we review ‘former model.’ And I’m like, ‘Former?’ What do they consider I’ve been doing all this time? I’m still here. we haven’t left anywhere!”

Christie has used her celebrity in product graduation before. There’s a skin caring line, and gym equipment. 

And in gripping with a always-look-your-best theme, her fans might be gratified to know a new Prosecco operation is organic, and includes a sugar-free option. “It’s 0 sugar, it’s 0 carbs. This is protected for people with diabetes, for people on a diet,” she said.

What a universe needs: Diet Prosecco. Down a hatch!

And if anybody thinks Brinkley’s new line is a approach of toasting a finish of her career, toast again: “If people are anticipating to get a bottle of my Prosecco, like, cocktail that cork and say, ‘Yay, she’s retired,’ that’s not gonna occur right away!” she laughed.

For some-more info:

  • Bellissima Prosecco and Sparkling Wines

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