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LIP: With your kids grown, have
you become an empty nester?
CB: Last year, Sailor, my last child
at home, left. This is her second
year of college. She was back that
weekend with half the class that
were new friends. So the house became
a nest full of even more kids.
When they do come home, they
come home with a crowd. I really
haven’t had time to get empty-nest
LIP: What do you enjoy most right
CB: My life is so very full and
busy. I feel so grateful that I have
so many opportunities. I love
spending time with my kids.
When I do have spare time, I have
wonderful friends. I love the fact
that I have no routine to my life. I
really do thrive on all the change,
and every day is different. I work
with different people all the time,
whether it’s a group of people
I work with on Prosecco, or all
the wonderful people at Christie
Brinkley Authentic Skin Care and
LIP: Why did you get into the wine
CB: My mom taught me to be
grateful. If I felt low or sorry for
myself, she said, “How dare you?
Just count your blessings.” To
that end, we loved to pop a cork
and turn any situation into a
celebration. It makes you look at
life through a prism of gratitude.
We’re certified organic and vegan,
gluten free with no added sulfites,
non-GMO, and delicious. A normal
glass of wine has 52 chemicals.
Unless certified vegan, wine
is filtered through animal parts.
LIP: If you could live a different
life, what would it be like?
CB: I wouldn’t change anything
about the life I’ve lived because
everything I did got me to my
three children. Though it’s not
always easy, they were the prize.
If someone waved a magic wand,
I’d love to spend more time on a
giant schooner sailing from island
to island. I’d love to raise the sails,
harness the wind, and explore
places I’ve never been. I’d dive off
the bow into crystal-clear waters
and swim up to beautiful islands.
LIP: After several marriages, you’re
currently unattached. Is there anyone
special in your life?
CB: No one really, right now. I’m
just sort of dabbling.
LIP: What’s always in your refrigerator?
CB: Tons of fruits, vegetables,
and acidophilus—a healthy gut
is a happy gut. And a bottle of