Dylan’s Candy Bar: Unwrap Your Sweet Life

by Dylan Lauren

ISBN-10: 0307451828
ISBN-13: 9780307451828
Region: USA
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Publication Date: October, 2010
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About Dylan’s Candy Bar: Unwrap Your Sweet Life

Publisher Web Link: http://www.randomhouse.com/crown/clarksonpotter/index.php

With a lifelong passion for candy and an artist’s eye, Dylan Lauren shows you how to live la dolce vita. Just like stepping into Dylan’s Candy Bar stores—a modern-day Willy Wonka–like escape—opening this book reveals a surprise on every page. Whether you’re a candy fanatic or you just want to relive your childhood memories, the Candy Queen has gobs of creative ideas for celebrating, cooking, and decorating with candy on holidays—and every day.

In this inspirational celebration of sweets, Dylan Lauren—keeper of the world’s largest candy collection—shares her candy memories and much more. “Unwrap” gorgeous photographs and savor innovative ideas for transforming candy into memorable and stylish tabletops, decorations, and gifts. Gobble up one of Dylan’s fifteen dishes for delicious candy treats and cocktails, such as peanut butter hot chocolate and fondue. Devour candy fun facts and quizzes, such as the color psychology behind candies; read up on the history of iconic holiday candy and classics like jelly beans and candy corn; enjoy lists of celebrities’ favorite candies; and take quizzes that reveal if two people are candy compatible. For your sweet pleasure, whip up one of fifteen inventive, easy-to-follow candy craft ideas for chic, thematic, and delectable party favors, including Christmas gift baskets, birthday centerpieces, and wedding topiaries. But, also, look a little deeper: Find all the ways that sweets can inspire you, uplift you, and make you feel like a kid in a candy store.

From candy craft ideas and recipes to trivia and history, Dylan’s Candy Bar gives you the inspiration for living the sweet life every day.

Author Information

About Dylan Lauren

Author Web Link: http://www.dylanscandybar.com/

Dylan Lauren, CEO & Founder of Dylan’s Candy Bar, was immersed from an early age in the worlds of design, art and fashion – she is the daughter of legendary fashion designer Ralph Lauren and artist/photographer Ricky Lauren, after all! But Dylan also had a love for candy, ever since seeing Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory at her 5th birthday party.

Dylan eventually cultivated her love of art and candy at Duke University, where she studied art history and spent her junior year abroad in London and Rome – tasting and discovering new candies, and collecting artful wrappers and packaging from her travels. Dylan set up an event planning company after graduating, but found herself always coming back to her love of candy. She was finally able to realize her childhood dream of opening a candy store – and combine it with her passion for art – in 2001, with the opening of the first Dylan’s Candy Bar.

In her effort to share her knowledge of candy and art, along with her passion for catering to the widest audience, Dylan has been a guest on Good Morning America, Oprah, Martha Stewart, The Today Show, as well as shows on Style, Food Network and E! Dylan has also been featured on numerous magazine covers including Town & Country, Hamptons, New York Resident and The New York Times’ Sunday Styles.

While Dylan has created a strong niche for herself as an expert in the candy world, she is also hailed as influential entrepreneur in New York City. Dylan has won the prestigious Fashion Group International “Rising Star Award” for Retail Design, and was named one of Crain’s 40 under 40 rising stars. Dylan’s Candy Bar has also received numerous Retailer of the Year awards, was recognized by the Association for Retail Environments Design Awards, and has been featured in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

In addition to the five store locations, Dylan plans to continue expanding her candy empire to major cosmopolitan cities in the U.S. and worldwide. (http://www.dylanscandybar.com/)

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