Monday, March 21, 2011

Shaking it up with Toccara Jones and Hennessy

Hennessy, the number one selling cognac in the world, is currently on the road with Hennessy Remixed, an eight city-tour led by Toccara Jones who is "shaking things up" by touting Hennessy’s rich history of blending with consumers in a delectable way. Accompanying her on this odyssey is Hennessy Master Mixologist, Jordan Bushell.

The pair landed at PM Gallery in Dallas last Friday where guests were treated to cocktails made from Hennessy's four custom flavor profiles; Citrus, Berry, Ginger and Apple.  The libations were almost overshadowed by delectable hors d'oeuvres provided by Charlie Palmer restaurant.  Toccara ended the night celebrating her 29th birthday upstairs with friends (and plenty of Hennessy) at PM Lounge.

Reality TV fans will remember Toccara from her appearance on America's Next Top Model: Cycle 3 as Tyra's first plus-sized model contender. Look for her this Fall in Donald Trump's dating drama, The Ultimate Merger, where she will be matched up with 12 eligible bachelors in hopes of finding true love.

I asked Toccara what she had seen of Dallas thus far, and like any savvy shopper, she told me she had hit NorthPark Center earlier that day.  She was very excited to show off her new Dallas souvenier: butterfly earrings found at bebe.  You always need a souvenir... 

Portions of this feature were originally published in PinkMemo.