Dylan’s Candy Bar founder Dylan Lauren was recently feted by Resident Magazine, in celebration of her March 2016 cover and new Union Square location. The invitation-only event was held at her Union Square sweetshop-extraordinaire on Wednesday, March 30. Attendees included: Paul Arrouet, Vincent De Paul, Bonnie Evans, Melissa Kassis, Hillary Latos, Jennifer Ohlsson, Bo Polk, Jane Pontarelli, Jean Shafiroff and Michael Travin.
In addition to the endless array of confectionaries, the store also features an impressive ice cream counter and signature Dylan’s Candy Bar items. The pop art inspired store, which was a perfect venue for the cover party, features a downtown vibe with cool graphics and displays as well as giant spinning illuminated candy canes, color-changing rock candy sticks, and an enormous lollipop tree set in a sleek black and glittery atmosphere.
Lauren founded Dylan’s Candy Bar in 2001. Her state-of-the-art sweets emporium and candy lifestyle brand is home to over 7,000 candies from around the world. Shops are located in East Hampton, New York City, Los Angeles and Miami, as well as at John F Kennedy International Airport, Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Mohegan Sun Casino Resorts and Grand Traverse Resort.The woman known as “The Candy Queen” is also the Founder of Dylan’s Candy BarN, an initiative she started upon a lifelong love of animals and an avid desire to come to their aid. The granting foundation is committed to supporting animal welfare organizations through endeavors like hosting fundraising events at Dylan’s Candy Bar’s national locations, encouraging adoption, assisting rescue efforts, and highlighting the value of formal pet training and proper pet care. On the March 2016 cover of Resident Magazine, Lauren is photographed on the cover with her dog, Jersey, a rescue dog.